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ICE EFFECTS ON STREAMFLOW -- During cold weather, ice effects on stage and discharge determinations at some streamgages are likely. Streamgages experiencing ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent the display of erroneous discharge values. The discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Adjustment of data for ice effects can only be done after detailed analysis.
LOCATION.--Lat 39°42'56.7", long 75°38'23.8", New Castle County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on right bank at downstream side of westbound lane of bridge on State Highway 4, near Stanton, and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth. DRAINAGE AREA.--52.4 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1988 to current year. REVISED RECORDS.--WDR MD-DE-DC-04-1: 2003 (P). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is -1.12 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. REMARKS.--Low flows augmented at times by inflow from Hoopes Reservoir located 5.7 mi upstream from gage on unnamed tributary to Red Clay Creek, capacity 2,000,000,000 gal. Water from Brandywine Creek is pumped into Hoopes Reservoir and is released into Red Clay Creek during periods of low flow. Water from Red Clay Creek is used for municipal supply. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station. EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 17,400 ft3/s, Sep. 15, 2003, gage height, 25.52 ft; minimum discharge, 6.8 ft3/s, Sep. 12, 2002. COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey, and the U.S. Geological Survey. CRITICAL LEVELS.--Bankfull stage: 16.0 ft; Flood stage: 17.0 ft; information provided by the National Weather Service.
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