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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 40°45'48", long 80°18'55" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Beaver County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 05030104, on left bank at Beaver Falls, 200 ft upstream from pumping plant of Beaver Falls Municipal Authority, 7.0 mi downstream from Connoquenessing Creek, at river mile 5.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,106 mi².

WSP 1725: 1960 (adjusted runoff); Instantaneous low flow for water years 1997, 1998 were published in error.

REVISION: Discharge data from July 26, 2018 to February 22, 2019 was revised on April 4, 2019 based upon change to the stage-discharge rating.

PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1935 to current year (fragmentary records only prior to October 1956). Gage-height records collected at same site since 1908 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete dam control. Datum of gage is 727.48 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to Dec. 3, 1941, non-recording gage at site 200 ft downstream at same 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.

Pumpage from gage pool for local water supply has averaged between 3.4 ft³/s to 6.0 ft³/s historically. Current pumpage rates are unavailable. Flow regulated since 1916 by Milton Reservoir, since November 1929 by Meander Creek Reservoir, since December 1933 by Pymatuning Reservoir (station 03100500), since December 1942 by Berlin Lake, since October 1943 by Mosquito Creek Lake, since December 1966 by Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir, since January 1967 by Shenango River Lake, all over 50 mi upstream, and since May 1969 by Lake Arthur (station 03106280) 29 mi upstream. Records are good except for estimated discharge, which is poor.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 27, 1913 reached a stage of 17.4 ft, discharge, 103,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 60,000 ft³/s.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2002 to current year.
COOPERATION - Water-quality samples were collected as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Water-Quality Network (WQN) with cooperation from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
REMARKS - As of October 2013, results from discrete water quality samples collected at this site are available through the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Information System web interface on the "Water Quality for the Nation" webpage. Analyses for pH, water temperature, specific conductance, and dissolved oxygen were performed on site. Water-quality sample analyses were performed at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa. Occasionally, values for filtered parameters may exceed values for the corresponding unfiltered parameter. These results are within the limits of analytical precision and methods.