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--03023100 FRENCH CREEK AT MEADVILLE, PA
--Lat 41`37'57", long
80`09'35", Crawford County, Hydrologic Unit 05010004, on left
bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Mercer Street at Meadville, 300 ft
downstream from Mill Run, 2,600 ft downstream from Cussewago Creek, and
at mile 30.5.
--788 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1988 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder and non-heated tipping
bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 1,058.83 ft above National
Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench
mark). Prior to October 27, 1989, water-stage recorder at site 2,300 ft
upstream at different datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S.
--Flow regulated since October 1971 by Union
City Reservoir 43 mi upstream, serving as a retarding basin, and since
January 1971 by Woodcock Creek Lake 9.0 mi upstream.
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 NWS
: Action stage-11 ft; Flood stage-14
ft; Moderate flood stage-16 ft; Major flood stage-17 ft.