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Water-Year Summary for Site 01619500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01619500 ANTIETAM CREEK NEAR SHARPSBURG, MD
LOCATION - Lat 39°26'59.2", long 77°43'48.7" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Washington County, MD, Hydrologic Unit 02070004, on left bank 400 ft downstream from Burnside Bridge, 1.0 mi southeast of Sharpsburg, and 4.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 281 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 192: 1897-1905. WSP 726: Drainage area. WSP 1432: 1929-31(M), 1933, 1935(M), 1937(M), 1949(M), 1952(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1897 to September 1905, August 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Concrete control since Mar. 29, 1934. Datum of gage is 310.40 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. June 24, 1897, to Aug. 25, 1905, nonrecording gage a few hundred feet downstream from Middle Bridge, 1.2 mi upstream at gage datum 12 ft higher. Aug. 21, 1928, to July 13, 1933, nonrecording gage at Burnside Bridge, 0.1 mi upstream at present gage datum.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2017-2018:  Records good, except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Years 2014-2016: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharge, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2013 and prior years' accuracy statements can be found in Annual Water Data Reports.

  • Some diurnal fluctuation caused by power plant upstream from station. Since 1928, records include pumpage from the Potomac River for municipal supply of Hagerstown. This water later enters Antietam Creek upstream from station as sewage. Records adjusted for monthly and annual mean inflow from January 1930 to September 2011. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.