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North Branch at Luke

River Monitoring Site

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At this site, flow was regulated prior to July 1981 by Stony River Reservoir, 45 miles upstream. Since July 1981, the flow here has been heavily influenced by Jennings Randolph Lake, 9 miles upstream from station. Some regulation at low flow by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company at site used 1899-1906. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a satellite collection platform at station, and the Upper Potomac River Commission has a gage-height telemeter at the station. 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).

Current stream conditions are shown in the graph below:

Graph of USGS water data

For real-time data on this site, select this link.

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Contact Information
U.S. Geological Survey
5522 Research Park Drive
Baltimore MD 21228