USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03023100 FRENCH CREEK AT MEADVILLE, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°37'57", long 80°09'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Crawford County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05010004, on left bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Mercer Street at Meadville, 300 ft downstream from Mill Run, 2,600 ft downstream from Cussewago Creek, at river mile 30.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 788 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1988 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,058.83 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers benchmark). Prior to October 27, 1989, water-stage recorder at site 2,300 ft upstream at different datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge 25,800ft³/s, April 1947, gage height 17.05 ft; maximum gage height 17.60 ft, January 1959 (backwater from ice), site and datum then in use.