HCDN: Streamflow Data Set, 1874 - 1988
By J.R. Slack, Alan M. Lumb, and Jurate Maciunas Landwehr
USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4076

Station 01610000 POTOMAC R AT PAW PAW, WV

Description, qualifying comments, and acceptable water years.

Drainage area is 3109 sq.mi.                            Datum is 487.88 ft.
Located in hydrologic unit 02070003 at Latitude: 39:32:13N  Longitude: 078:27:28W
Station is in the state of MD (county code 001) and serviced by the MD office.
Channel slope is 10.50 feet/mile
Stream length is 158.00 miles
Mean basin elevation is 1920.00 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum
Percent of contributing drainage area covered by 
   Storage: 0.08%     Lakes: N.A.%        Forests: 76.00%     Glaciers: N.A.%
Soil infiltration index is 3.43 inches
Annual precipitation is 38.00 inches
Precipitation intensity is 2.60 inches/24 hour (expected on the average once each two years)
January minimum temperature is 23.00 degrees Fahrenheit

This is a National Water Conditions station.
Comments and qualifications on the data:
   Records are not suitable for analysis at less than monthly resolution because there is a minor effect on low flow
   by several distant upstream reservoirs. Starting with water year 1981, high flows have been affected by dam

Monthly and longer averages for 42 water years are acceptable (some whole years and all partial years are excluded).
A water year with acceptable data is indicated by an asterisk in the time line, which spans 1874 through 1988.

                                                   Water year
1     1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1       1
8     8         8         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9       9
7     8         9         0         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8       8

The streamflow data Daily values, monthly mean values, and yearly mean values of streamflow data are available in tablular form. Select the desired option from the list below.

The data tables do not have column heading for ease of reading into statistical programs. For a detailed description of the format of the data tables, select the corresponding file from the list below.

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