North Branch Potomac River at Kitzmiller, Garrett County MD (KITM2)
Gage Location: Garret County, MarylandSite Location: Garret County, Maryland
Latitude: 39.394Longitude: -79.182Elevation: 1572.26 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 225 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 9 ft. Moderate Stage: 11 ft.Major Stage: 13 ft.
First Flood: 1954-03-01Last Flood: 2011-09-06 Crest: 9.23 ft.Datum change: 1954-10-15Number of Floods: 20

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1954-03-019.029280MinorC1 G1
1954-10-1516.533400MajorG1 G3
1955-08-1812.821400ModerateG1
1956-08-069.028310MinorG3
1963-03-059.410300Minornone
1972-12-089.0614800Minornone
1978-07-0310.7817900Minornone
1985-05-3111.8723300Moderatenone
1985-11-0514.8550400Majornone
1994-02-0911.0619000Moderatenone
1995-02-0911-9999Moderatenone
1996-01-1912.88-9999Moderatenone
1996-08-129.7-9999Minornone
1996-09-0613.4-9999Majornone
2000-02-199.9314300Minornone
2001-07-269.7513500Minornone
2003-09-1912.5129200Moderatenone
2010-03-139.7613900Minornone
2011-04-199.0711200Moderatenone
2011-09-069.2311800Minornone



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: 07:20 AM Nov 12, 2013