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--01555000 PENNS CREEK AT PENNS CREEK, PA
--Lat 40`52'00", long
77`02'55", Union County, Hydrologic Unit 02050301, on left
bank 250 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 104, 2.9 mi
upstream from Sweitzers Run and 0.8 mi northeast of Penns Creek,
--301 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1929 to current year. Prior
to October 1965, published as Penn Creek at Penns Creek.
--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 506.64 ft. above North American Vertical Datum of
1988. Oct 1929 to Feb 1, 1930, non-recording gage at same site and
datum. Prior to September 5, 2023, the datum of gage was reported as
507.38 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Datum of gage
was also previously reported as 506.72 ft above datum of 1912.
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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
and the U.S. Geological Survey.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 20.0 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-8 ft,
the left or north bank overflows downstream of Rte 104 bridge; a
campground is affected;a number of secondary roads in the Penns Creek
drainage are affected; Moderate flood stage-10 ft, high water overflows
both banks; several homes and cottages on the left or north bank are
affected; many secondary roads along the creek are closed; Major flood
stage-12 ft, significant overflow of both banks occurs; numerous homes
are affected by high water.