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USGS 01480870 East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01480870 East Branch Brandywine Creek Below Downingtown, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 39`58'07", long 75`40'25", Chester County, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on left bank at downstream side of Sugars Bridge (U.S. Highway 322), 2,000 ft upstream from Valley Creek, 1.5 mi north of Marshallton, and 3.3 mi southeast of Downingtown.
DRAINAGE AREA.--89.9 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 1972 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, water-quality monitor, and Pluvio precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 195 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Feb 1 to Apr 10, and Jun 25 to Nov 17, 1972, non-recording gage at same site and 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 Chester County Water Resources Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since November 1973 by Marsh Creek Reservoir (station 01480684), about 7.5 mi upstream. Select water-quality data collection discontinued during winter months since the 1981 water year. Other interruptions in the record were due to malfunctions of the equipment.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft; Moderate flood stage-9 ft; Major flood stage-11 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC Downingtown Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2007-10-01  2022-08-11
2009-10-02  2022-08-11
1986-02-15  2022-08-11
2007-10-01  2022-08-11
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2019-08-12  2022-08-11
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 24.8 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Precipitation, total, inches

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.00 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 81.1 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 11 based on 47 water years of record more
Min
(1999)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Aug 11
Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2018)
24.0 51 62 81.1 82 98 307


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.28 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 380 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, milligrams per liter

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.0 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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pH, water, unfiltered, field, standard units

Most recent instantaneous value: 7.9 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Turbidity, water, unfiltered, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +-2.5 degrees, formazin nephelometric units (FNU)

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.5 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Suspended sediment load, water, unfiltered, computed, the product of regression-computed suspended sediment concentration and streamflow, short tons per day

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.68 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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Suspended sediment concentration, water, unfiltered, estimated by regression equation, milligrams per liter

Most recent instantaneous value: 7.7 08-11-2022   10:45 EDT
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