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USGS 03040000 Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--03040000 STONYCREEK RIVER AT FERNDALE, PA
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 and crest-stage gage. 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.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Data transmitter operational limit - 30 ft;
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.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
1991-10-01  2019-12-16
2007-10-01  2019-12-16







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1360 12-16-2019   08:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 16 based on 80 water years of record more
Min
(1944)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 16
Max
(2019)
16.0 242 497 722 1010 1360 3350


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.46 12-16-2019   08:15 EST
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