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 01613000 POTOMAC R AT HANCOCK, MD

Description, qualifying comments, and acceptable water years.

Drainage area is 4073 sq.mi.                            Datum is 383.68 ft.
Located in hydrologic unit 02070004 at Latitude: 39:41:49N  Longitude: 078:10:39W
Station is in the state of MD (county code 043) and serviced by the MD office.
Channel slope is 7.93 feet/mile
Stream length is 196.00 miles
Mean basin elevation is 1803.00 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum
Percent of contributing drainage area covered by 
   Storage: 0.06%     Lakes: N.A.%        Forests: 77.00%     Glaciers: N.A.%
Soil infiltration index is 3.40 inches
Annual precipitation is 35.50 inches
Precipitation intensity is 2.85 inches/24 hour (expected on the average once each two years)
January minimum temperature is 22.00 degrees Fahrenheit
Comments and qualifications on the data:
   Although there are several reservoirs at some distance upstream, the effects at the gaged site are negligible and
   records may even be used in analyses with daily resolution.

Daily and longer averages for 56 water years are acceptable (all years except partial years).
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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