USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03081500 YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER AT OHIOPYLE, PA
LOCATION - Lat 39°51'57", long 79°29'41" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Fayette County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05020006, on left bank 900 ft downstream from State Highway 381 bridge at Ohiopyle and 1,100 ft upstream from mouth of Meadow Run.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,062 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2002 to September 2003, October 2009 to current year. Monthly discharge only, November 1927 to October 1950, published in WSP 1305. Annual peaks only, October 2003 to September 2009.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,164.67 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from benchmark. From November 1927 to October 1050, at site 1,400 ft upstream, datum 34.24 ft higher. 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.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of March 18, 1936 reached a stage of 13.30 ft, discharge 82,100 ft³/s, at datum then in use, as determined by velocity-area studies.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2014 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - October 2014 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water temperature probe interfaced with a data collection platform, recording data at a 15-minute sampling interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Maximum, 74.7 °F, September 10, 2016; minimum, 31.5°F, March 14, 2014.