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Water-Year Summary for Site 01551500

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Water year 2018: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
01551500 WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WILLIAMSPORT, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°14'10", long 76°59'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lycoming County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050206, on right bank 100 ft upstream from Market Street bridge at South Williamsport, and 350 ft upstream from Hagerman's Run.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,682 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1895 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 756: Drainage area. WSP 1302: 1925-28. WSP 1502: 1895-1904, 1912-13, 1919.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 494.98 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Mar 1, 1895, to Sep 30, 1928, nonrecording gage at bridge 100 ft downstream at same datum. Prior to Jul 1980, 100 ft downstream on left bank at same datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for this station provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Williamsport and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Flow slightly regulated by 6 flood-control reservoirs which have a combined capacity of 440,200 acre-ft. Records for water year 2014 are good except those for the period from July 20 through August 12, which are fair, and 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 daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known prior to 1895, 32.4 ft, Jun 1, 1889, discharge, about 252,000 ft³/s.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2002 to current year.
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.
REMARKS - As of October 2013, results from discrete water quality samples collected at this site are available through the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System web interface on the "Water Quality for the Nation" webpage. Analyses for pH, water temperature, specific conductance, and dissolved oxygen were performed on site. All other sample analyses were performed at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa. Occasionally, values for filtered parameters may exceed values for the corresponding unfiltered parameter. These results are within the limits of analytical precision and methods.