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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 03106300 Muddy Creek near Portersville, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`57'48", long 80`07'29", Butler County, Hydrologic Unit 05030105, on right bank 3,5000 ft downstream from Lake Arthur Dam, 500 ft west of State Road 4017, and 3 mi north of Portersville.
DRAINAGE AREA.--51.5 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1963 to September 1993, July 1994 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,161 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Digital Elevation Model) Prior to Apr. 8, 1963 non-recording gage at site 2,000 ft downstream at different datum. Apr. 8 to May 1, 1963, non-recording gage and May 2, 1963 to Sept. 30, 1980, water-stage recorder at site 1,000 ft downstream at datum 5.71 ft lower. October 1, 1980 to October 19, 2021, gage 2,500 ft upstream at datum of 1160.91 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
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 and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Some regulation from October 1966 to May 1969 and completely regulated thereafter by Lake Arthur (Station 03106280) 3,500 ft upstream.
This station managed by the PAWSC Pittsburgh Field Office.

Available Parameters Period of Record
1963-04-01  2022-08-08


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