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Water-Year Summary for Site 01619500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
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.

WSP 192: 1897-1905. WSP 726: Drainage area. WSP 1432: 1929-31(M), 1933, 1935(M), 1937(M), 1949(M), 1952(M).

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/dv/?site_no=01619500: 2019.

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.
  • Water Years 2019-2023: Records good. No estimated discharges.
  • Water Years 2017-2018: Records good, except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Years 2014-2016: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, 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.