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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 01471000 Tulpehocken Creek near Reading, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 40`22'08", long 75`58'46", Berks County, Hydrologic Unit 02040203, on right bank 15 ft upstream from covered bridge on Township Route 921, 1.0 mi downstream from Cacoosing Creek, 2.5 mi upstream from mouth, and 3.5 mi northwest of town square in Reading.
DRAINAGE AREA.--211 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1950 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 216.60 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since April 1979 by Blue Marsh Lake (station 01470870), 3.9 mi upstream.
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit): 16.6 ft; Data transmitter operational limit: 17.4 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage: 9 ft; Flood stage: 10.5 ft; Moderate flood stage: 12 ft; Major flood stage: 14 ft;
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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00060 Discharge 1986-10-01  2018-01-22
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-01-22

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 244 01-22-2018   19:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jan 22 based on 38 years of record more
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50.0 227 244 300 383 448 3460

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.64 01-22-2018   19:15 EST
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