USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
03040000 STONYCREEK RIVER AT FERNDALE, PA
LOCATION - Lat 40°17'08", long 78°55'15" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Cambria County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05010007, on right bank 50 ft upstream from State Route 271 (Eisenhower Boulevard) bridge at Ferndale, 0.4 mi downstream from Bens Creek, 1.2 mi upstream from Johnstown city limits, and 5.2 mi upstream from confluence with Little Conemaugh River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 451 mi².
- WSP 743: Drainage area. WSP 1305: 1915, 1918, 1923-26. WSP 1435: 1920-21, 1932, 1941 (M), 1943 (M), 1945-46 (M). WDR PA-78-3: 1977 (M). See also PERIOD OF RECORD.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1913 to March 1936, October 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Monthly figures adjusted for storage and diversion for October 1918 to September 1921, published in WSP 503 and 523, have been found in error and should not be used. Published as "at Johnstown" 1914-36, and as "Stony Creek at Ferndale" 1938-79. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1885 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,184.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Mar 19, 1936, non-recording gage at site 3.5 mi downstream at different datum. Dec 8, 1938 to Jan 30, 1940, non-recording gage at site 50 ft downstream at present 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 U.S. Geological Survey.