Funding for this site is provided by:
--03016000 ALLEGHENY RIVER AT WEST HICKORY,
--Lat 41`34'15", long
79`24'29", Forest County, Hydrologic Unit 05010003, on right
bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 127 at West Hickory,
0.6 mi upstream from Siggins Run, 0.8 mi downstream from East Hickory
Creek, and at mile 158.9.
--3,660 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1941 to March 2006; October
2007 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder and non-heated tipping
bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is 1,059.4 ft above North
American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Dec. 12, 1941, non-recording
gage at same site and datum. Satellite telemetry at station. Prior to
November 16, 2022, the datum of gage was reported as 1,050.90 ft above
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
--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, Pittsburgh District,
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S.
--Flow regulated since November 1949 by
Chautauqua Lake, since October 1965 by Allegheny Reservoir (station
03012520) 39 mi upstream. Due to bridge construction, station
operations were suspended Mar 21, 2006 through Oct 18, 2007. Water
quality monitor is removed during periods of river ice.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by NWS:
|The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are
temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series
of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for
retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the
data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general
scientific or interpretive studies.
Action stage-10.7 ft; Flood stage-14
ft; Moderate flood stage-16 ft; Major flood stage-17 ft;