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Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:30PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:45PM Jul 13, 2019Highest Observation: 2.91 ft at 9:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:15PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:30PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:45PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:15PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:30PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:45PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:15PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:30PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:45PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.85 ft at 1:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 3:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 4:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 4:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 7:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 11:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:15AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:30AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 12:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 3:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 3:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 3:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:01PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 4:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 5:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 5:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 5:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 6:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 6:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 10:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 10:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 11:15PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 11:30PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:45PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:15AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:30AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:45AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 11:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 11:15PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:30PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:45PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 2:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 2:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 2:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 4:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 4:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 4:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 4:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 5:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 6:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 6:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 6:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 6:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 8:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 8:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 8:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 9:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 9:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 9:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 10:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 10:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 10:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 11:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:15AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 11:30AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:45AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 12:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 12:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 12:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 12:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 2:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 2:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 2:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 2:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 3:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 3:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 3:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 3:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 4:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 4:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 4:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 4:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 5:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 5:30PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 5:45PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:15PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:30PM Jul 16, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 17, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00AM Jul 17, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00PM Jul 17, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00PM Jul 17, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 18, 2019Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM Jul 18, 2019Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 18, 2019Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Jul 19, 2019Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00AM Jul 19, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCDFP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:17PM Jul 16, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 8:53AM Jul 16)Latest observed value: 2.55 ft at 6:30 PM EDT 16-Jul-2019. 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) 17.15 ft on 09/17/1999
(2) 16.56 ft on 06/22/1972
(3) 16.05 ft on 05/01/2014
(4) 15.23 ft on 08/28/2011
(5) 15.00 ft on 03/05/1920
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.27 ft on 06/20/2019
(2) 9.93 ft on 11/25/2018
(3) 9.21 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 11.41 ft on 08/14/2018
(5) 10.02 ft on 07/23/2018
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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  

Current/Historical Observations:

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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

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