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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 01470500 Schuylkill River at Berne, PA


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Station gage imageSTATION.--01470500 SCHUYLKILL RIVER AT BERNE, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`31'21", long 75`59'55", Berks County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 50 ft upstream from bridge on Township Route 558 at Berne, 0.5 mi upstream from Mill Creek, and 6.5 mi downstream from Little Schuylkill River.
DRAINAGE AREA.--355 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1947 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and heated tipping bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 310.65 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite and landline 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, Philadelphia District, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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.

Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 23.7 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 26.4 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-10 ft; Flood stage-12 ft; Moderate flood stage-14 ft; Major flood stage-16 ft;
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 3 Available Parameters for this site
00045 Precipitation 2017-11-19  2018-03-19
00060 Discharge 1986-10-01  2018-03-19
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-03-19

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Precipitation, total, inches

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.00 03-19-2018   23:00 EDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 604 03-19-2018   23:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 19 based on 70 years of record more
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Median Mean 75th
211 602 604 1000 1070 1430 3150

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.46 03-19-2018   23:00 EDT
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