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Water-Year Summary for Site 01544800

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00062 Elevation, reservoir(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01544800 KETTLE CREEK LAKE AT KETTLE CREEK DAM NEAR WESTPORT, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°21'37", long 77°55'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Clinton County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050203, at control tower of dam on Kettle Creek, 1.1 mi downstream from Sugar Camp Run, and 8.5 mi upstream from mouth and Westport.
DRAINAGE AREA - 226 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1962 to September 2013 (elevation and contents), October 2013 to current year (elevation).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and weighing bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers local project datum. Prior to water year 2007, the datum was incorrectly reported as NGVD 1929. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Content tables provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.
REMARKS - Reservoir formed by an earthfill embankment, rock faced, with ungated concrete spillway at elevation 937.00 ft. Storage began Feb 7, 1962; water in reservoir first reached conservation pool elevation in March 1962. Total capacity at elevation 937.00 ft is 74,940 acre-ft. No dead storage. Ordinary minimum (conservation) pool elevation is 840.00 ft, capacity, 1,730 acre-ft. Reservoir is used for flood control and recreation. Figures given herein represent total contents. Storage is regulated by three gates and low-flow bypass system.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

Extreme elevations: Maximum elevation, 920.23 ft, Apr 2, 1993. 

Extreme contents prior to water year 2014: Maximum contents, 52,960 acre-ft, Apr 2, 1993, elevation, 920.23 ft; minimum, no storage, Jun 7, 1962.