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--01473169 VALLEY CREEK AT PENNSYLVANIA
TURNPIKE BRIDGE NEAR VALLEY FORGE, PA
--Lat 40`04'45", long
75`27'40", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right
bank 100 ft upstream from Pennsylvania turnpike bridge, 0.9 mi
downstream from Little Valley Creek, and near Valley Forge.
--20.8 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1982 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder, water-quality monitor and
Pluvio precipitation gage. Satellite telemetry at station. Datum of
gage is 108.62 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
--Funding for the operation of this
station provided by Chester County Water Resources Authority, the U.S.
National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
--The equipment used to measure precipitation
amounts is not heated. Values displayed during periods of freezing
temperatures will be inaccurate. Intermittent pumpage from quarry
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 24.2 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 24.8 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: No flood stage has been determined
for this station.