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Water-Year Summary for Site 01598500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01598500 NORTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT LUKE, MD
LOCATION - Lat 39°28'44.3", long 79°03'49.6" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Allegany County, MD, Hydrologic Unit 02070002, on left bank 0.3 mi downstream from Savage River, 0.4 mi northwest of Luke, and at mile 53.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 406 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 192: 1899-1904. WSP 1432: 1905-06, drainage area at former site. WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1899 to July 1906 (published as "at Piedmont, W. Va."), October 1949 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest stage gage. Datum of gage is 943.68 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. June 27, 1899 to July 15, 1906, nonrecording gage at bridge 1.1 mi downstream at gage datum about 35 ft lower. Oct. 1, 1949 to Sept. 30, 2008, recording gage on right bank, 400 ft upstream at same gage datum.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2017-2018: Records good, except those for estimated discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Years 2014-2016: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2013 and prior years’ accuracy statements can be found in Annual Water Data Reports.

  • Flow regulated prior to July 1981 by Stony River Reservoir, 45 mi upstream from station, since December 1950 by Savage River Reservoir, 5 mi upstream from station (see station 01597490), and since July 1981 by Jennings Randolph Lake, 9 mi upstream from station (see station 01595790). Some regulation at low flow by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company at site used 1899-1906. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite data-collection platform at station.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of March 29, 1924, reached a discharge of about 51,000 ft³/s.