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Jordan Creek at Allentown: 01452000

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STATION.--01452000JORDAN CREEK AT ALLENTOWN, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`37'23", long 75`28'58",Lehigh County, Hydrologic Unit 02040106,on right bank 200 ft upstream from bridge on StateHighway 145, 0.5 mi northwest of city limits of Allentown,and 2.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--75.8 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1944 tocurrent year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder andrubble masonry control. Crest raised 1 ft in August 1958and further modified filling in square notches on sidesand notching center of dam at 17:1 slope in August 1974.Datum of gage is 259.82 ft above sea level (PennsylvaniaDepartment of Transportation datum).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Floodof May 23, 1942, reached a stage of approximately 7.1 ft,from floodmarks 650 ft downstream.
FLOOD STAGE.--NOAA, National WeatherService river forecast station flood stage provided to USGSApril 1999 is 8 feet.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operationof this station is provided by the City of Allentown,the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,and the U.S. Geological Survey.
LOCATION
Latitude 4037'23", Longitude 7528'58" NAD27,
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania , Hydrologic Unit 02040106
DRAINAGE AREA
75.80 square miles
GAGE
Datum of gage is 259.82 feet above sea level NGVD29.
SITE TYPE:
Stream / River
AVAILABLE DATA:
Data TypeBegin DateEnd DateCount
Real-timeThis is a real-time site
Peak streamflow1945-09-192004-09-1860
Daily streamflow1944-10-012003-09-3021549
Water Quality Samples1959-10-221976-08-1991

 

 

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