USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
01573695 Conewago Creek near Bellaire, PA
LOCATION - Lat 40°11'43", long 76°34'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Dauphin County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, Gage is upstream of bridge on Prospect Road and alongside the Lancaster County Conewago Recreation Trail. Gage is on left bank approximately 15 ft upstream from bridge. Location along Prospect Road is approximately 750 ft north of intersection of Prospect Road and Mount Gretna Road (Rte. 241).
DRAINAGE AREA - 20.5 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 2012 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Satellite telemetry at site. Datum of gage is 424 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION - Funding is provided by PA Department of Environmental Protection as part of a water- quality assessment of the Conewago Creek Watershed. Additional partners include the USDA, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon County Conservation Districts, the Pennsylvania State University and Elizabethtown College. This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Water Temperature and Specific Conductance, January 2012 to current year. Turbidity, April 2016 to current year.
COOPERATION - Funding is provided by PA Department of Environmental Protection as part of a water- quality assessment of the Conewago Creek Watershed.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality probe monitoring water temperature, specific conductance, and turbidity on the 15-minute interval. Satellite telemetry at the site.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: maximum, 30.9 oC on Jul 19, 2013; minimum, -0.1 oC on many days.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: maximum, 840 uS/cm on Apr 25, 2016; minimum, 87 uS/cm on Oct 30, 2012. TURBIDITY: maximum, 1300 NTU on Feb 25, 2017, but may have been higher; minimum, 0 on many days.