WATER QUALITY MONITORING

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) owns/operates three existing continuous, real-time water discharge and gauge height stations, one each at the mouths of Conewago Creek, Codorus Creek, and Muddy Creek. During fall 2019, these three stations were updated to add continuous, real-time water quality monitoring for the indicator parameters of temperature, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, pH, and turbidity. In spring 2020, three new gauge stations will be installed, one each at Fishing Creek (near Goldsboro), Kreutz Creek (near Wrightsville), and Fishing Creek (near Craley). Additionally, all six stations will have CRT water quality sensors installed to measure nitrogen and phosphorous. Below are links to the current monitoring stations installed.

How does a USGS Streamgage Work?

The Importance of USGS Water-Quality Super Gages

Codorus Creek near Saginaw, PA; USGS Site Number 01575598 (relocated)
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK

West Conewago Creek near Manchester, PA, USGS Site Number 01574000
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK

Muddy Creek at Castle Fin, PA; USGS Site Number 01577500 (relocated)
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK

Fishing Creek at Craley, PA; USGS Site Number 01576045 (new)
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK

Kreutz Creek at Strickler, PA; USGS Site Number 01576007 (new)
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK

Fishing Creek at Goldsboro, PA; USGS Site Number 01573660 (new)
• Standard Data Display: LINK
• NextGen Station Page: LINK