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USGS Streamflow Monitor

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This is the fourth USGS streamflow gage below the source of the Potomac and is located below the Jennings Randolph Lake. The area was severely affected by drainage from abandoned mines but has been revitalized through a variety of remediation efforts and now supports a lively recreational area and fishery. 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:

Graph of USGS water data

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