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Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 8:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 8:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 8:30PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 8:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 9:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:45PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 11:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 7:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 7:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 7:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 7:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.75 ft at 8:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:31AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:00PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:15PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:30PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 11:45PM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 3:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 3:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 4:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 4:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 4:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 4:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.72 ft at 5:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.71 ft at 6:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:00AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:15AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:30AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:45AM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 11:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:31AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 4:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 4:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 4:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:30PM Jan 31, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 01, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Feb 01, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Feb 01, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Feb 01, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 02, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00PM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00PM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00AM Feb 03, 2023Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 03, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCDFP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:48PM Jan 31, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 10:52AM Jan 31)Latest observed value: 2.62 ft at 6:30 PM EST 31-Jan-2023. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21.04 ft on 09/02/2021
(2) 17.15 ft on 09/17/1999
(3) 16.56 ft on 06/22/1972
(4) 16.05 ft on 05/01/2014
(5) 15.23 ft on 08/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.04 ft on 09/02/2021
(2) 11.81 ft on 06/09/2021
(3) 10.93 ft on 12/25/2020
(4) 14.32 ft on 08/05/2020
(5) 9.60 ft on 01/26/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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14 Businesses along Route 1 and Creek Road take on water.
13 Residential evacuations begin at this stage. Route 1 and Route 100 are closed. Fairville Road is also closed.
12 Businesses upstream of the gage begin to flood.
11.8 Brandywine River Museum begins to take on water. Route 1 also takes on water.
10 The intersections of Creek Road and Route 926 near Pocopson floods upstream of Chadds Ford.
8 Open adjacent land next to the creek floods.
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Latitude: 39.869722° N, Longitude: 75.593611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 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 29 150.45 ft 159.45 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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