USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
03031500 ALLEGHENY RIVER AT PARKER, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°06'02", long 79°40'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Armstrong County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05010006, on right bank 500 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 368 at Parker, 1.1 mi downstream from Clarion River, at river mile 83.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,671 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1932 to current year. Prior to October 1963, published as "at Parkers Landing." Gage height records collected at same site since 1885 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 845.14 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct 1, 1932, U.S. Weather Bureau gages at different datums. Oct 1-28, 1932, non-recording gage at datum 27.00 ft lower. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for 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 - Flood of Mar 17, 1865 reached a stage of 29.4 ft, present datum, discharge, about 250,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 137,000 ft³/s.