Water resources data, Pennsylvania, water year 2000. Volume 2. Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins

Water Data Report PA-00-2

Prepared in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and with other State, municipal, and Federal agencies



The Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with State, municipal, and Federal agencies, collects a large amount of data pertaining to the water resources of Pennsylvania each water year. These data, accumulated during many water years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding of the water resources of the State. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the Geological Survey, these data are published annually in this report series entitled "Water Resources Data - Pennsylvania, Volumes 1, 2, and 3." Volume 1 contains data for the Delaware River Basin; Volume 2, the Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins; and Volume 3, the Ohio and St. Lawrence River Basins.

This report, Volume 2, contains: (1) discharge records for 83 continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations, 16 partial-record stations, and 24 special study and miscellaneous streamflow sites; (2) elevation and contents records for 12 lakes and reservoirs; (3) water-quality records for 11 streamflow gaging stations and 70 partial-record and project stations; and (4) water-level records for 30 ground-water network observation wells and water-quality analyses of ground water from 8 wells; and (5) water-quality analyses at 60 special study ground-water wells. Additional water data collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program may also be presented.

Publications similar to this report are published annually by the Geological Survey for all States. For the purpose of archiving, these official reports have an identification number consisting of the two-letter State abbreviation, the last two digits of the water year, and the volume number. For example, this volume is identified as "U.S. Geological Survey Water-Data Report PA-00-2." These water-data reports, beginning with the 1971 water year, are for sale as paper copy or microfiche by the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.

The annual series of Water Data Reports for Pennsylvania began with the 1961 water-year report and contained only data relating to quantities of surface water. With the 1964 water year, a companion report (part 2) was introduced that contained only data relating to water quality. Beginning with the 1975 water year the report was changed to three volumes (by river basin), with each volume containing data on quantities of surface water, quality of surface and ground water, and ground-water levels.

Prior to the introduction of this series and for several years concurrent with it, water-resources data for Pennsylvania were published in U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Papers. Data on stream discharge and stage, and on lake or reservoir contents and stage, through September 1960, were published annually under the title "Surface-Water Supply of the United States," which was released in numbered parts as determined by natural drainage basins. For the 1961-70 water years, these data were published in two 5-year reports. Data prior to 1961 are included in two reports: "Compilation of Records of Surface Waters of the United States through 1950," and "Compilation of Records of Surface Waters of the United States, October 1950 to September 1960." Data for Pennsylvania are published in Parts 1, 3, and 4. Data on chemical quality, temperature, and suspended sediment for the 1941-70 water years were published annually under the title "Quality of Surface Waters of the United States," and ground-water levels for the 1935-74 water years were published annually under the title "Ground-Water Levels in the United States." The above mentioned Water-Supply Papers may be consulted in the libraries of the principal cities of the United States and may be purchased from the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225.

Information for ordering specific reports may be obtained from the Pennsylvania District Office at the address on the back of the title page or by phoning the Scientific and Technical Products Section at (717) 730-6940. Information on the availability of unpublished data or statistical analyses may be obtained from the District Information Specialist by telephone at (717) 730-6916 or by FAX at (717) 730-6997.

Suggested Citation

Durlin, R.R., Schaffstall, W.P., 2000, Water Resources Data, Pennsylvania, Water Year 2000. Volume 2. Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins: U.S. Geological Survey WDR; PA-00-2, 482 p.,

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume
  • List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published in this volume
  • List of discontinued continuous-record surface-water discharge stations
  • List of discontinued continuous-record surface-water-quality stations
  • Pennsylvania District office locations and addresses
  • Introduction
  • Cooperation
  • Summary of hydrologic conditions
  • Special networks and programs
  • Explanation of the records 
  • Access to USGS Water Data
  • Definition of terms
  • Publications on Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
  • Special Notes, Remark Codes, and Selected Constituent Definitions
  • Station records, surface water
  • Special Notes, Remark Codes, and Selected Constituent Definitions
  • Station records, ground water
  • Index 

Additional publication details

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USGS Numbered Series
Water resources data, Pennsylvania, water year 2000. Volume 2. Susquehanna and Potomac River Basins
Series title:
Water Data Report
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U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
482 p.