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Water-Year Summary for Site 01542500

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01542500 WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT KARTHAUS, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°07'03", long 78°06'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Clearfield County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050201, on left bank 900 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 879 at Karthaus, 1,000 ft upstream from Mosquito Creek, and 3.3 mi upstream from Moshannon Creek. Records include flow of Mosquito Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,462 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1918 to September 1920 (gage heights only); February 1940 to September 1995; October 1995 to September 2004 (annual maximum only); October 2004 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and water-quality monitor. Datum of gage is 830.59 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Sep 30, 1920, non-recording gage at site 900 ft downstream at datum 20.88 ft lower. Feb 21 to Sep 30, 1940, non-recording gage at site 900 ft downstream at present datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since December 1960 by Glendale Dam (station 01541340) about 70 mi upstream and since November 1965 by Curwensville Dam (01541180) about 50 mi upstream. Records for water year 2014 are good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2015 are good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2016 are good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2017 are good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2018 are good except for Mar 7 to Jul 13, which are fair, and those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, about 24.5 ft, Mar 18, 1936, from floodmarks at highway bridge, discharge, about 135,000 ft³/s.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2010 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: November 2010 to current year. SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: November 2010 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: March 2011 to current year, seasonal operation. pH: March 2011 to current year, seasonal operation.
COOPERATION - Station established by the US Geological Survey in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
REMARKS - Water temperature and specific conductance data are collected year round. pH and dissolved oxygen data collection is suspended during the winter months. Cross-sectional water quality data is available upon request. Historically water temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius were not reported. Water temperature sensors now have the ability to accurately read water temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius. Subsequent to water year 2015, water temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius are reported. Records for water year 2014 are as follows; Water temperature and dissolved oxygen records are rated excellent except for period Jun 22 to Jul 15, which are fair. pH and specific conductance records are rated good except for period Jun 22 to Jul 15, which are fair. Records for water year 2015 are as follows; Water temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen records are rated excellent. Specific conductance records are rated good. Records for water year 2016 are as follows; Water temperature records are rated excellent. Specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen records are rated good, except for period Jun 15 to Jul 28, which are fair. Records for water year 2017 are as follows; Water temperature records are rated excellent.  PH and dissolved oxygen records are rated good. Specific conductance records are rated good, except for periods Nov 1 to Mar 1, and May 1-23, which are fair. Records for water year 2018 are as follows; Water temperature records are rated excellent.  PH and dissolved oxygen records are rated good. Specific conductance records are rated good, except for periods Oct 1-19, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 811 microsiemens/cm, Jul 27, 2011; minimum, 109 microsiemens/cm, Sep 11, 2018. PH: Maximum, 8.6 standard units, Aug 4,5, 2012; minimum, 5.5 standard units, Sep 30, 2015. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 33.0°C, Jul 22, 2011; minimum, -0.3°C, many days during winter periods. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 13.5 mg/L Nov 26, 2015 and Mar 17, 2018; minimum, 6.3 mg/L Jul 6, 7, 2011.