South Branch Potomac River near Springfield, Hampshire County WV (SPRW2)
Gage Location: Hampshire County, West VirginiaSite Location: Hampshire County, West Virginia
Latitude: 39.447Longitude: -78.654Elevation: 561.41 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 1461 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 15 ft. Moderate Stage: 19 ft.Major Stage: 25 ft.
First Flood: 1877-11-25Last Flood: 2014-05-17 Crest: 18.57 ft.Datum change: 1928-09-25Number of Floods: 83

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1877-11-2534140000MajorC1 C8 G1
1901-04-2118.417400MinorC1 F1 G1
1929-04-1719.1336400ModerateG3
1929-10-2316.3325600Minornone
1929-11-1915.2722300Minornone
1932-02-0420.442500Moderatenone
1932-05-1217.8831600Minornone
1933-08-241728000Minornone
1936-02-2616.124800Minornone
1936-03-1834.2143000Majornone
1937-04-272357000Moderatenone
1937-10-2921.1546600Moderatenone
1939-01-3115.3521100Minornone
1939-02-0421.447700Moderatenone
1940-05-3120.1141000Moderatenone
1942-05-1716.6324200Minornone
1942-05-232251000Moderatenone
1942-10-1621.0946000Moderatenone
1945-09-1917.1528800Minornone
1948-04-1517.3529400Minornone
1949-06-1829.85104000Majornone
1950-12-0517.0228000Minornone
1950-12-0817.6530400Minornone
1952-04-2815.8523900Minornone
1954-03-0217.3129200MinorC2
1954-10-1621.548200Moderatenone
1954-12-3015.2822300Minornone
1955-08-1925.5573400Majornone
1960-03-3116.3322900Minornone
1960-05-0916.724500Minornone
1962-03-2217.2729200Minornone
1963-03-2022.1551900Moderatenone
1964-03-0615.4523500Minornone
1967-03-082145500Moderatenone
1967-03-1615.2422900Minornone
1972-02-2715.2923000Minornone
1972-06-2317.8731500Minornone
1972-10-0621.1146100Moderatenone
1973-12-2720.1641300Moderatenone
1974-06-0318.1532600Minornone
1975-03-2020.3440500Moderatenone
1975-10-1917.3227900Minornone
1976-01-0116.7526000Minornone
1976-10-1023.4258300Moderatenone
1977-04-0616.5825500Minornone
1978-01-2717.2127500Minornone
1978-03-1518.130700Minornone
1978-03-2715.6923000Minornone
1979-02-2619.1734200Moderatenone
1980-05-0116.0724000Minornone
1982-03-2116.5525400Minornone
1983-04-2516.7125900Minornone
1984-02-1518.6332800Minornone
1985-06-0116.224400Minornone
1985-11-0544.22240000Majornone
1986-03-1519.1839300Moderatenone
1987-04-1719.1839300Moderatenone
1991-03-2417.3831500Minornone
1993-04-1718.2634500Minornone
1994-02-1019.1938500Moderatenone
1994-05-0817.933000Minornone
1996-01-2028.4193900Majornone
1996-05-1816.7929300Minornone
1996-09-0734.98147000Majornone
1998-03-2118.0929200Minornone
2002-04-2317.4927700Minornone
2003-02-2415.0721560Minornone
2003-05-1115.9523675Minornone
2003-09-2024.767500Moderatenone
2003-11-201829000Minornone
2004-09-2915.1921800Minornone
2007-03-0316.5225200Minornone
2007-04-1619.533200Moderatenone
2008-03-0516.9326300Minornone
2010-01-2618.5430300Minornone
2010-03-1419.3732700Moderatenone
2011-03-1115.2421900Minornone
2011-04-1316.1324100Minornone
2011-04-1715.3522200Minornone
2011-04-2915.3722200Minornone
2011-05-181931500Moderatenone
2013-05-0816.7925900Minornone
2014-05-1718.5730400Minornone



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