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Water-Year Summary for Site 01487170

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Available Parameters
62615 Elevation, lake/res, NAVD88(Max.,Min.)  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 38°40'48.2", long 75°35'40.1" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Sussex County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02080109, located at northeast shore, near spillway and upstream of Bridgeville Highway, 1.8 mi northeast of Seaford.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 2015 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 0.00 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  • Water Years 2018-2020: Records good.
  • Water Years 2016-2017: Records good, missing data due to equipment malfunction, or for periods when the orifice was out of the water due to dam construction.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good, missing data due to equipment malfunction.

  • Elevation of lake can be controlled by lift boards. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum elevation, 27.72 ft, September 30, 2016; minimum elevation, 21.80 ft, April 16, 2017, may have been lower during period of construction of new dam.