North Branch at Barnum WV
USGS Streamflow Monitor
This is the second USGS streamflow gage below the source of the Potomac. The area has been severely affected by drainage from abandoned mines. The area above the gage is approximately 266 square miles of the steep, heavily forested North Branch Potomac valley. The gage has been in operation since 1966.
Current stream conditions are shown in the graph below:
Federal and state agencies maintain river level monitors throughout the Potomac River Basin. The U.S.Geological Survey compiles real-time information from river monitors, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
For detailed USGS data on this site, select this link.
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