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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 03048500 Kiskiminetas River at Vandergrift, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`36'16", long 79`33'08", Westmoreland County, Hydrologic Unit 05010008, on left bank 0.5 mi upstream from bridge on State Highway Alternate 66 at Vandergrift, and 2.2 mi upstream from Pine Run.
DRAINAGE AREA.--1,825 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. October 1920 to September 1932 (gage heights and discharge measurements only) in reports of Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and Pluvio precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 769.40 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Oct. 1, 1920 to Sept. 30, 1930, non-recording gage, Oct. 1, 1930 to Sept. 30, 1932, water-stage recorder, at site 0.6 mi downstream at different 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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1971 by Yellow Creek Lake (station 03042260), since 1952 by Conemaugh River Lake, 23 mi upstream, since 1942 by Loyalhanna Lake, 20 mi upstream, and by other reservoirs above station; the 11 most effective of which have a combined capacity of 105,700 acre-ft.
The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

Supplied by NWS: Action stage-19.3 ft; Flood stage-25 ft; Moderate flood stage-27 ft; Major flood stage-28 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

Available Parameters Period of Record
1937-10-01  2022-08-06


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