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Red Clay Creek at Wooddale Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)RCCD1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:33AM Oct 15, 2019)Flood Stage is 7 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts for the Red Clay Creek at Wooddale are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.5
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.62 ft on 09/15/2003
(2) 13.93 ft on 09/16/1999
(3) 13.53 ft on 09/28/2004
(4) 12.99 ft on 08/28/2011
(5) 11.41 ft on 05/01/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.44 ft on 08/13/2018
(2) 7.55 ft on 06/03/2018
(3) 11.41 ft on 05/01/2014
(4) 7.15 ft on 10/11/2013
(5) 6.50 ft on 09/07/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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11 Barley Mill Road at Little Brook Drive begins to flood. Foxhill Lane and the Wooddale Covered Bridge are closed due to high water. Significant flooding occurs in Brandywine Springs Park.
10 West Rolling Mill Road floods. Creek Road between Pyles Ford Road and Way Road is closed due to flooding.
8.5 Flooding begins near Old Capital Trail and Newport Road.
7.5 Barley Mill Road begins to flood. Brandywine Springs Park floods.
5.5 Flooding begins in adjacent open fields.
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Latitude: 39.762778° N, Longitude: 75.636389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 80.34 87.34 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available 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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