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Brandywine Creek at Wilmington Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 13.3 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.03 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 13.01 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 12.99 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 12.94 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 12.9 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.88 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.85 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.81 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.79 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.77 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.74 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.73 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.69 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.66 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.65 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.62 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.6 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.57 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.57 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.53 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.52 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.49 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.47 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.47 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.44 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.43 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.41 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.39 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.38 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.36 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.35 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.34 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.33 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.32 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.31 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.3 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.31 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.28 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.27 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.26 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.25 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.24 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.24 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.23 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.22 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.22 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.21 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.23 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.2 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.2 ft at 11:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.19 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.18 ft at 11:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.18 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.18 ft at 12:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.17 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.16 ft at 12:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.16 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.15 ft at 1:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.16 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.15 ft at 1:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.14 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.15 ft at 2:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.17 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.14 ft at 2:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.14 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.13 ft at 3:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.13 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.15 ft at 3:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.12 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.13 ft at 4:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.13 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 4:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 5:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 5:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.12 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 6:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.12 ft at 6:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 6:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.09 ft at 7:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.09 ft at 7:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.09 ft at 7:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 7:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 8:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 8:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.1 ft at 8:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 8:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 9:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.09 ft at 9:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 9:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.09 ft at 9:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 10:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 10:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.07 ft at 10:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 10:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 11:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 11:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 11:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 11:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.07 ft at 12:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.07 ft at 12:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 12:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 1:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 1:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 1:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 1:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 2:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 2:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 2:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 3:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 3:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 4:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.06 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 4:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 5:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 5:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 6:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 6:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 7:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 7:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 7:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 8:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 8:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 8:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 9:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 9:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 9:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 9:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 10:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 10:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 10:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 10:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.04 ft at 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 11:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 11:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.03 ft at 11:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 12:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 12:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 1:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 1:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 1:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 2:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 2:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 2:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 3:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 3:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 3:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 3:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 4:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 4:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 4:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.02 ft at 4:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 5:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 5:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 6:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 6:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 6:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 7:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 7:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 7:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 8:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 8:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 8:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 9:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 9:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 10:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 10:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 10:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 10:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 11:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 11:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 12:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 12:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 12:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 12 ft at 12:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 1:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 3:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 3:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 4:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 5:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 5:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 5:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 6:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 12.01 ft at 6:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 12.05 ft at 6:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 7:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 7:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 8:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 8:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 9:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 9:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 10:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 10:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 11:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 11:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 11:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 12:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 12:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 12:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 12:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 1:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 1:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 1:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 1:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 2:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 2:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 3:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.96 ft at 3:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 3:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 4:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 4:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 5:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 5:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 5:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 5:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 6:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 6:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.98 ft at 6:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 6:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 7:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 7:15PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 2:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 8:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 12 ft 2:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 12.1 ft 8:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 2:00PM Aug 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 12.4 ft 8:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 12.3 ft 2:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 8:00AM Aug 03, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWMND1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:34PM Jul 31, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:44AM Jul 31)Latest observed value: 11.97 ft at 7:15 PM EDT 31-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 16.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Brandywine Creek at Wilmington are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:19
Moderate Flood Stage:18
Flood Stage:16.5
Action Stage:14.5

Historical Crests
(1) 20.70 ft on 05/01/2014
(2) 18.71 ft on 08/28/2011
(3) 17.34 ft on 03/11/2011
(4) 16.90 ft on 10/01/2010
(5) 16.70 ft on 09/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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19.5 Widespread flooding occurs along the creek in Wilmington. Rockland Road from Black Gates Road to Country Club Drive is flooded as is Rockland Road from Adams Drive to Mt. Lebanon Road. The 1300 block of East 12th Street is flooded impacting access to I-495.
19 Serious flooding at the DuPont Experimental Station. Historic Breck's Mill area in Montchanin experiences significant flooding. Hagley Creek Road as well as Barley Mill Road are flooded. The post office is flooded as is the museum and library.
18 Ramsey Road is subject to closures between Del. 92 and Beaver Dam Road as the Brandywine backs up into Ransey Run.
17 Some flooding begins in the Historic Breck's Mill area in Montchanin.
16.5 North Park Drive, west of North Market street, in Brandywine State Park is subject to flooding and closures.
14.5 Minor flooding begins along the creek in the Brandywine State Park.
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Latitude: 39.769444° N, Longitude: 75.573333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 68.23 ft 79.23 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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Due to a gage relocation, the flood stage level has recently changed(9/4/2008). The relocated gage is now on the left bank (upstream side) near the Rising Sun Bridge. The gage was previously 1/2 mile downstream below Mill Dam. Historical data associated with the new gage, such as crests and low water levels, will be listed as they occur. Here are the top four crests associated with the old location...15.49 ft on 06/23/1972...15.43 ft on 09/17/1999...13.89 ft on 08/19/1955...13.83 ft on 09/13/1971. Here are the top four low water records associated with the old location...2.31 ft on 09/13/1995...2.38 ft on 08/19/1963...2.49 ft on 10/31/1963...2.57 ft on 08/31/1965. During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stream stage and streamflow data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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