Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Estimates of Mean-Monthly & Annual Ground-Water Recharge
Jordan Creek at Allentown: 01452000
Detailed Station Information (FROM NWISWeb)
- Latitude 40°37'23", Longitude 75°28'58" NAD27,
- Lehigh County, Pennsylvania , Hydrologic Unit 02040106
- DRAINAGE AREA
- 75.80 square miles
- Datum of gage is 259.82 feet above sea level NGVD29.
- SITE TYPE:
- Stream / River
- AVAILABLE DATA:
|Data Type||Begin Date||End Date||Count|
|Real-time||This is a real-time site|
|Water Quality Samples||1959-10-22||1976-08-19||91|
- Record for this site is maintained by the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center
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- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.