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 during this period may be incomplete and therefore was not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information during this period 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: 07:31 AM Dec 19, 2014