USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01544500 KETTLE CREEK AT CROSS FORK, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°28'33", long 77°49'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Clinton County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050203, on right bank just upstream from abutment of former highway bridge on Township Route 318, 0.2 mi downstream from Potter-Clinton County line, and 0.7 mi southeast of Cross Fork.
DRAINAGE AREA - 136 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1940 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and water-quality monitor. Datum of gage is 1,027.12 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, about 14.0 ft, Mar 18, 1936, from information by local residents, discharge, about 20,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 9,200 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
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).
pH: March 2011 to current year (seasonal).
COOPERATION - Water-quality samples were collected as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Water-Quality Network (WQN) with cooperation from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor interfaced with a data collection platform with 15-minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 32.1°C, Jul 22, 2011; minimum, -0.3°C, on many days during winter periods.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 146 microsiemens/cm, Jan 28, 2013; minimum, 26 microsiemens/cm, Jan 31, 2018.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 14.9 mg/L Mar 29, 2015; minimum 5.8 mg/L, Jul 20, 2020.
pH: Maximum, 9.1 std units, Jul 29, 2011; Jul 12 & 13, 2016; minimum, 6.3 std units, May 28 & 29, 2018.