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USGS 01555000 Penns Creek at Penns Creek, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01555000 PENNS CREEK AT PENNS CREEK, PA
LOCATION.--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, PA.
DRAINAGE AREA.--301 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1929 to current year. Prior to October 1965, published as Penn Creek at Penns Creek.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 5067.38 ft National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929; Prior to Feb. 1, 1930, non-recording gage at same site and datum.
COOPERATION.--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) - 19.1 ft; Data transmitter 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.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
1985-10-01  2019-12-13
2007-10-01  2019-12-13







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 281 12-13-2019   08:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 13 based on 90 water years of record more
Min
(1931)
25th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 13
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(1984)
46.0 158 281 340 504 634 3620


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.22 12-13-2019   08:00 EST
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