South Fork South Branch Potomac River near Moorefield, Hardy County WV (MOFW2)
Gage Location: Hardy County, West VirginiaSite Location: Hardy County, West Virginia
Latitude: 39.012Longitude: -78.956Elevation: 861.51 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 277 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 10 ft. Moderate Stage: 12 ft.Major Stage: 14 ft.
First Flood: 1924-05-13Last Flood: 2005-01-15 Crest: 10.57 ft.Datum change: 1940-03-11Number of Floods: 17

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1924-05-1313.528000ModerateC1 C3 C4 C8 G1
1933-08-2410.214000MinorC1 G1
1936-03-1714.930400MajorC1 G1
1942-05-2211.0714600Minornone
1942-10-1510.5312800Minornone
1949-06-1816.139000Majornone
1950-12-0810.0411500Minornone
1954-10-1612.1419800Moderatenone
1955-08-1811.2317100Minornone
1972-10-0611.5618000MinorF2
1985-11-0519.99110000MajorF2
1996-09-0712.2719700ModerateF2
2003-09-1910.9415000MinorF2
2004-09-1010.31-9999MinorF2
2004-09-1810.71-9999MinorF2
2004-09-2817.097570MajorC7 F2
2005-01-1510.57-9999MinorF2



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