--01562000 RAYSTOWN BRANCH JUNIATA RIVER AT
--Lat 40`12'57", long
78`15'56", Bedford County, Hydrologic Unit 02050303, on left
bank 500 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 913, 0.5 mi west of
Saxton, and 1.5 mi upstream from Shoup Run.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--September 1911 to current year.
Monthly discharge only for September 1911 published in WSP 1302.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 795.77
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1,
1931, nonrecording gage at site 0.8 mi downstream at datum 4.82 ft
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 24.2 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 25.2 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage-17
ft, the right or east bank begins to overflow affecting low lying
areas; few homes affected; Moderate flood stage-19 ft, several homes on
the right or east bank in Stonerstown and other low lying areas are
affected; Major flood stage-22 ft, the left or west bank overflows;
numerous homes are affected and a number of roads are closed.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.
--Flood of June 1,
1889, reached a stage of 23.0 ft at present site and datum, from
floodmarks, discharge, about 71,300 ft3/s.
---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, Baltimore District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S.
Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program.