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[!] Over the next year, the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center will be updating the geodetic vertical elevation (gage datum) for many locations. Click HERE for additional information including a current list of streamgages with upcoming datum changes. This update in gage datum does not affect the location of the streamgage, nor the observed local gage height or discharge recorded at the streamgage.

USGS 01562000 Raystown Branch Juniata River at Saxton, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`12'57", long 78`15'56", Bedford County, Hydrologic Unit 02050303, on left bank 500 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 913, 0.5 mi west of Saxton, and 1.5 mi upstream from Shoup Run.
DRAINAGE AREA.--756 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1911 to current year. Monthly discharge only for September 1911 published in WSP 1302.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 795.77 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1931, nonrecording gage at site 0.8 mi downstream at datum 4.82 ft lower.
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, Baltimore District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 24.2 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 25.2 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage-17 ft, the right or east bank begins to overflow affecting low lying areas; few homes affected; Moderate flood stage-19 ft, several homes on the right or east bank in Stonerstown and other low lying areas are affected; Major flood stage-22 ft, the left or west bank overflows; numerous homes are affected and a number of roads are closed.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

Available Parameters Period of Record
1911-10-01  2022-08-08
1962-03-12  1964-03-13
1962-03-12  1964-03-13


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