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USGS 01603000 NORTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER NEAR CUMBERLAND, MD

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION.--Lat 39°37'18.5", long 78°46'24.3", Allegany County, MD, Hydrologic Unit 02070002,
   on left bank at downstream side of Wiley Ford Bridge, 2.0 mi south of Cumberland, 2.1 mi downstream
   from Wills Creek, and at mile 19.6.
DRAINAGE AREA.--877 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1929 to current year. Gage-height records collected at various sites about
   2.0 mi upstream from September 1901 to December 1932 and thereafter at present site, are contained
   in reports of the National Weather Service.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WSP 726: Drainage area. WSP 781: 1932(M). WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 584.57 ft above North American Vertical
   Datum of 1988. Prior to June 18, 1929, nonrecording gage at same site and gage datum.
REMARKS.--Prior to July 1981, some regulation at low flow by Stony River Reservoir, 79 mi upstream from
   station. Low-flow regulation since December 1950 by Savage River Reservoir, 39 mi upstream from station 
   (see station 01597500). Flow regulated since July 1981 by Jennings Randolph Lake, 43 mi upstream from station (see station 01595790). 
   Prior to July 1957, small amount of inflow from industrial wastes and sewage from city of Cumberland from water
   diverted from Evitts Creek, mouth of which is downstream from station. Diversion to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
   prior to 1935. National Weather Service gage-height telemeter at station.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite 
   data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 88,200 ft3/s, Mar. 17, 1936, gage height, 29.10 ft;
   minimum discharge, 12.0 ft3/s, Sept. 22, 1932. Maximum daily precipitation, 3.80 in, June 27, 2015.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known, 29.2 ft, June 1, 1889, discharge,
   about 89,000 ft3/s. Flood of Mar. 29, 1924, reached a stage of 28.4 ft, discharge,
   about 82,000 ft3/s.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
   and the U.S. Geological Survey.
This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Frostburg office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2013-10-01  2021-09-26
1990-10-12  2021-09-26
2007-10-01  2021-09-26







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 861 09-26-2021   09:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 26 based on 92 water years of record more
Min
(1932)
25th
percen-
tile
Median 75th
percen-
tile
Mean Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 26
Max
(2018)
28.0 173 267 387 579 861 11300


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.16 09-26-2021   09:15 EDT
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