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: 2013-05-08 Crest: 16.79 ft.Datum change: 1928-09-25Number of Floods: 82

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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



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