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--01568000 SHERMAN CREEK AT SHERMANS DALE,
--Lat 40`19'24", long
77`10'09", Perry County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left
bank on downstream side of bridge on State Highway 34 at Shermans Dale,
and 1.2 mi upstream from Fishing Run.
--207 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1929 to current year. Prior
to October 1962, published as "at Shermandale".
--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and
Pluvio precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 422.63 ft above National
Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Jan. 29, 1930, non-recording
gage at same site and datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at
--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
|The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are
temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series
of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for
retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the
data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general
scientific or interpretive studies.
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 23.8 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 24.6 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-5 ft, River Road is
closed upstream of Shermansdale; Flood stage-9 ft, several homes along
River Road are affected; Moderate flood stage-11 ft, a number of homes
along River Road and other low lying areas adjacent to Sherman Creek
are affected; Major flood stage-16 ft, many homes along the length of
Sherman Creek are affected by high water; numerous roads are closed.