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Swatara Creek at Harper Tavern: 01573000

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STATION.--01573000SWATARA CREEK AT HARPER TAVERN, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`24'09", long 76`34'39",Lebanon County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305,on left bank 100 ft downstream from bridge on StateHighway 934 at Harper Tavern, 6.0 mi northwest of Annville,and 8.5 mi downstream from Little Swatara Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--337 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1919 tocurrent year. Prior to October 1927, published as"at Harpers".
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum ofgage is 356.68 ft above sea level. Prior to July 16, 1931,nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Floodof June 1, 1889, reached a stage of 25.6 ft, from floodmark,discharge, 88,000 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above25,000 ft3/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
FLOOD STAGE.--NOAA, National WeatherService river forecast station flood stage provided to USGSApril 1999 is 9 feet.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operationof this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department ofEnvironmental Protection, the National Weather Service,and the U.S. Geological Survey.
LOCATION
Latitude 4024'09", Longitude 7634'39" NAD27,
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania , Hydrologic Unit 02050305
DRAINAGE AREA
337.00 square miles
GAGE
Datum of gage is 356.68 feet above sea level NGVD29.
SITE TYPE:
Stream / River
AVAILABLE DATA:
Data TypeBegin DateEnd DateCount
Real-timeThis is a real-time site
Peak streamflow1889-06-012004-09-1987
Daily streamflow1919-01-012003-09-3030954
Water Quality Samples1957-10-121978-10-14115

 

 

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