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[!] During cold weather, stage and discharge values may be affected by ice at some streamgages. Streamgages experiencing ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent the display of erroneous discharge values. Display of discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Adjustment of data affected by ice can only be done after detailed analysis.

USGS 03040000 Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`17'08", long 78`55'15", Cambria County, Hydrologic unit 05010007, on right bank 50 ft upstream from highway bridge at Ferndale, 0.4 mi downstream from Bens Creek, 1.2 mi upstream from Johnstown city limits, and 5.2 mi upstream from confluence with Little Conemaugh River.
DRAINAGE AREA.--451 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1913 to March 1936, October 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Monthly figures adjusted for storage and diversion for October 1918 to September 1921, published in WSP 503, 523, have been found in error and should not be used. Published as "at Johnstown" 1914-36, and as "Stony Creek at Ferndale" 1938-79. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1885 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,184.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Mar. 19, 1936, non-recording gage at site 3.5 mi downstream at different datum. Dec. 8, 1938 to Jan. 30, 1940, non-recording gage at site 50 ft downstream at present datum. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--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. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Regulation by mine pumpage and reservoirs and diversion above station; the four largest reservoirs have a combined capacity of 42,360 acre-ft. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-15 ft; Flood stage-19 ft; Moderate flood stage-22 ft; Major flood stage-25 ft.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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00060 Discharge 1991-10-01  2018-03-17
00065 Gage height 2014-10-01  2018-03-17

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Most recent instantaneous value: 508 03-17-2018   14:15 EDT
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Most recent instantaneous value: 3.29 03-17-2018   14:15 EDT
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