Funding for this site is provided by:
--01470500 SCHUYLKILL RIVER AT BERNE,
--Lat 40`31'21", long
75`59'55", Berks County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right
bank 50 ft upstream from bridge on Township Route 558 at Berne, 0.5 mi
upstream from Mill Creek, and 6.5 mi downstream from Little Schuylkill
--355 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--August 1947 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and
heated tipping bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 310.65 ft
above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite and landline
telemetry at station.
--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, Philadelphia District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S.
--There is some regulation at low flow by mine
pumpage and Still Creek Reservoir.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
|The 30-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 USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 23.7 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 26.4 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-10 ft; Flood stage-12
ft; Moderate flood stage-14 ft; Major flood stage-16 ft;