Detailed Station Information (FROM NWISWeb)
- Latitude 40°37'40", Longitude 80°20'16" NAD27,
- Beaver County, Pennsylvania , Hydrologic Unit 05030101
- DRAINAGE AREA
- 178.00 square miles
- Datum of gage is 719.16 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||1968-05-10||2003-09-02||31|
- Record for this site is maintained by the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center
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- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
STATION.--03108000RACCOON CREEK AT MOFFATTS MILL, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`37'40", long 80`20'16",Beaver County, Hydrologic Unit 05030101,on left bank at downstream side of highway bridge at MoffattsMill, 1.4 mi downstream from Gums Run, 4 mi south of Vanport,and 4.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--178 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1941 tocurrent year. May 1915 to July 1932 (gage heights anddischarge measurements only) in reports of Water SupplyCommission of Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania Department ofForests and Waters.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum ofgage is 719.16 ft above sea level (U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers bench mark). May 27, 1915 to July 31, 1932, andSept. 2 to Dec. 3, 1941, nonrecording gage at same siteand datum.
REMARKS.--Normally, no regulation fromRaccoon Creek Lake. Diversion out of the basin from Cherry Valleyand Service Creek Reservoirs upstream increased from an averageof 4.0 ft3/s at the close of 1957 to 6.8 ft3/s for thepresent year; diversion began with 2.0 ft3/s for September 1957.Published records do not include diversion. Records of diversionfurnished by Western Pennsylvania Water Company andAmbridge Water Authority. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Floodof Apr. 15, 1922, reached a stage of 9.80 ft,discharge, 10,000 ft3/s. Flood of Mar. 5, 1920, also reacheda stage of 9.80 ft, backwater from ice.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operationof this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department ofEnvironmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.