South Branch Potomac River at Franklin, Pendleton County WV (FKLW2)
Gage Location: Pendleton County, West VirginiaSite Location: Pendleton County, West Virginia
Latitude: 38.636Longitude: -79.338Elevation: 1692.1 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 179 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 7 ft. Moderate Stage: 9 ft.Major Stage: 11 ft.
First Flood: 1936-03-18Last Flood: 2014-05-16 Crest: 8.24 ft.Datum change: 2011-03-16Number of Floods: 25

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1936-03-181318500MajorC1 C3 C8 F1
1942-05-168.6910100MinorC1
1949-06-1711.415000MajorC1
1954-03-017.316470MinorC1
1955-03-227.16090MinorC1
1964-03-058.328440MinorC1
1965-04-267.326510MinorC1
1967-03-078.458700MinorC1
1976-10-098.729240MinorC1
1978-01-269.1510100ModerateC1
1979-01-217.186240MinorC1
1982-03-207.727270MinorC1
1984-08-128.588960MinorC1
1985-11-0422.5844000MajorC1
1993-04-169.7111200ModerateC1
1996-09-0619.1634000MajorC1
2003-09-1912.1416500MajorC1
2003-11-1912.2616800MajorC1
2006-06-277.747330MinorC1
2007-03-029.5210700ModerateC1
2010-01-259.129920ModerateC1
2011-04-127.386390Minornone
2011-04-168.668570Minornone
2011-04-287.466560Minornone
2014-05-168.247610Minornone



Codes and description

C1|Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information looks reliable despite potential problems. This data was used in frequency calculations.
C3|Crest height estimated by the USGS.
C4|Crest height is from the National Weather Service.
C5|Crest height affected by backwater.
C6|Crest occurred at a previous flood stage that is lower than the current flood stage. The crests below the new flood stage are not used in flood frequency calculations.
C7|Crest from USGS yearly peak and/or date is different than the crest we provide. In many cases MARFC uses crest based on backwater or ice effects.
C8|Crest month or day of occurrence has been estimated by The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center usually based on nearby gage information.
C9|Crest date (day) in the month is unknown.
F1|Flow is an estimate.
F2|Flow affected by regulation or diversion and in some cases to an unknown degree.
F3|Flow effected by snow-melt, ice jam or debris jam break up.
F4|Flow affected by dam failure.
F5|Flow - All or part of the record affected by urbanization, mining, agricultural changes, channelization or other factors.
G1|Gage height at a different site and/or datum.
G2|Gage is not an official USGS gage with crests provided by the NWS. Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in flood frequency calculations.
G3|Gage datum changed during this year.
none,No code; Good Data

Updated: 08:00 PM May 28, 2014