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Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03021520 FRENCH CREEK NEAR UNION CITY, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°54'28", long 79°53'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Erie County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05010004, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on State Highway 97, 0.4 mi upstream from South Branch French Creek, 0.9 mi downstream from Union City Dam, and 3.2 mi west of Union City.
DRAINAGE AREA - 221 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 743: Drainage area. WSP 1275: 1934, 1936-37 (M), 1939 (M), 1942 (M). WSP 1305: 1910-11, 1913, 1914 (M),1915-16, 1925, 1928. WDR PA-79-3: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1909 to September 1991; October 2005 to September 2009, discharge measurements only; 2010 to current year, continuous discharge record. Published as North Branch French Creek at Kimmeytown, May 1910 to September 1914, as "at Kimmeytown" October 1915 to September 1932, and as "at Carters Corners" (station 03021500) October 1932 to September 1971. Monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1305.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,191.16 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to Dec 22, 1948, non-recording gage at site 4.5 miles upstream at datum 43.4 feet higher. October 1, 1971 to October 10, 1974, at present site, different datum. October 11, 1974 to November 4, 1977, at site 0.7 miles upstream at different datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District.
REMARKS - Flood flow regulated since October 1971 by Union City Reservoir 0.9 miles upstream, serving as a retarding basin. 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. Records for water year 2018 are good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2019 are good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.