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  • January 22, 2018 - USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding

    Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.

    Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.

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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 01470960 Tulpehocken Cr at Blue Marsh Damsite near Reading


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`22'14", long 76`01'32", Berks County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 1.0 mi upstream from Rebers Bridge and Plum Creek, 1.0 mi east of Blue Marsh, 3.0 mi north of Sinking Spring, and 5.5 mi northeast of Reading.
DRAINAGE AREA.--175 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1965 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage and water-quality monitor. Datum of gage is 230.06 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Western Berks Water Authority datum). Prior to Nov. 25, 1974, water-stage recorder at site 0.3 mi downstream at same datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since April 1979 by Blue Marsh Lake (station 01470870), 0.8 mi upstream.
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 24.5 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 26.7 ft;
Supplied by NWS: No flood stage has been determined for this station.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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All 4 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water 2017-09-24  2017-10-01
00010 Temperature, water [Primary] 2017-10-01  2018-01-23
00060 Discharge 1985-10-10  2018-01-23
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-01-23

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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, [Primary]

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.9 01-23-2018   01:00 EST
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 191 01-23-2018   01:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jan 23 based on 39 years of record more
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42.0 166 191 251 317 384 3160

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.96 01-23-2018   01:00 EST
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