--01447780 FRANCIS E. WALTER RESERVOIR
--Lat 41`06'45", long
75`43'15", Luzerne County, Hydrologic Unit 02040106, at dam on
Lehigh River, 2,200 ft downstream from Bear Creek, and 5.0 mi northeast
of White Haven
--289 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--February 1961 to current
--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage, and heated
tipping bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers local project datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at
--Reservoir is formed by an earthfill
embankment covered with a rock shell, with concrete spillway at
elevation 1,450.0 ft. Storage began Feb. 17, 1961; reservoir first
reached conservation pool in June 1961. Total capacity (elevation
1,450.0 ft) is 110,700 acre-ft of which 108,700 acre-ft is controlled
storage above elevation 1,300.0 ft, (conservation pool). Dead storage
is 2,000 acre-ft. Flow regulated by three gates and low-flow by-pass
system. Reservoir is used for flood control and recreation.
--Funding for this station provided by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.
|The 30-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.