--01542500 WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
--Lat 41`07'03", long
78`06'33", Clearfield County, Hydrologic Unit 02050201, on
left bank 900 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 879 at Karthaus,
1,000 ft upstream from Mosquito Creek, and 3.3 mi downstream from
Moshannon Creek. Records include flow of Mosquito Creek.
--1,462 square miles, includes that of
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 2004 to current year.
October 1918 to September 1920 (gage heights only); February 1940 to
September 1995; October 1995 to September 2004 (annual maximum
--Water-stage recorder. A water quality monitor
is installed in a PVC pipe just streamward of gage. Datum of gage is
830.59 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to
Sept. 30, 1920, non-recording gage at site 900 ft downstream at datum
20.88 ft lower. Feb. 21 to Sept. 30, 1940, non-recording gage at site
900 ft downstream at present datum. Satellite telemetry at
--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
: Data transmitter operational limit -
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-16 ft; Flood stage-19
ft, the left, or west bank overflows; Moderate flood stage-22 ft,
several homes in low lying areas near Mosquito Creek are affected;
Major flood stage-24 ft, a number of homes are affected by high water.