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LOCATION.--Lat 39°41'57.2", long 75°40'30.1", New Castle County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040205,
   on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge, 1.1 mi downstream 
   from Pike Creek, 3.8 mi east of Newark, and 5.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--89.1 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1931 to September 1936, June 1943 to September 1957, October 1959 to
   current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1302.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WSP 1051: 1933(M). WSP 1382: 1932, 1934. WDR MD-DE-83-1: 1978-82(P). https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/peak/?site_no=01479000 2004. 
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 7.86 ft above North American Vertical 
   Datum of 1988. Nov. 17, 1931 to Sept. 30, 1936, June 4, 1943 to Sept. 30, 1957, and Oct. 1, 1959
   to Apr. 7, 1976, at site 0.5 mi upstream at gage datum 2.6 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Flow affected by the City of Newark municipal water treatment plant upstream from the station 
   and by periodic withdrawals to maintain storage in the City of Newark's pumped storage reservoir.  
   U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 19,500 ft3/s, Sep. 16, 1999,
   gage height, 17.57 ft; maximum gage-height, 17.74 ft, June 22, 1972, at previous site and gage datum;
   minimum discharge, 4.7 ft3/s, Sept. 11, 1966.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage known, 23 ft, previous site and gage datum, in July 1937
   (probably affected by backwater from railroad bridge which has since been raised and widened), from
   information by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Delaware Geological Survey
   and the U.S. Geological Survey.
CRITICAL LEVELS.--Action stage, 11.0 ft; Flood stage, 13.0 ft; information provided by the
   National Weather Service.
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This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Dover office.

Available Parameters Available Period
2018-10-17  2021-10-16
1988-10-01  2021-10-16
2007-10-01  2021-10-16
2018-10-18  2021-10-16


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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 41.1 10-16-2021   16:15 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Oct 16 based on 81 water years of record more
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Value Oct 16
Median Mean 75th
16.0 34 41.1 45 64 69 409

Gage height, feet

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