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    USGS 01598500 NORTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT LUKE, MD

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°28'44.3", long 79°03'49.6", Mineral County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070002, 
       on left bank 0.3 mi downstream from Savage River, 0.4 mi northwest of Luke, and at mile 53.2. 
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1899 to July 1906 (published as "at Piedmont, W. Va."), October 1949 to current year.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--406 mi2.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 943.68 ft above North American Vertical 
       Datum of 1988. June 27, 1899, to July 15, 1906,  nonrecording gage at bridge 1.1 mi downstream at gage datum
       about 35 ft lower. October 1949 to September 2008, recording gage on right bank, 400 ft upstream at same gage datum.
    REMARKS.--Flow regulated prior to July 1981 by Stony River Reservoir, 45 mi upstream from station,
       since December 1950 by  Savage River Reservoir, 5 mi upstream from station (see station 01597500), and since July 1981 by Jennings
       Randolph Lake, 9 mi upstream from station. Some regulation at low flow by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
       at site used 1899-1906. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite data-collection platform at station.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 39,400 ft3/s, Oct. 15, 1954, gage height,
       17.15 ft; minimum discharge, 6.0 ft3/s, Sep. 4, 1904.
    COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
       Upper Potomac River Commission, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
    
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    This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Frostburg office.

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    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-22
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-24  2014-08-22

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 244   08-22-2014  08:00 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 22 based on 71 years of record more
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    Value Aug 22
    Mean 75th
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    Max
    (1956)
    36 120 226 244 314 380 1660


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.49   08-22-2014  08:00 EST
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