Measuring Streams in Pennsylvania.

Measuring Streams in Pennsylvania.

Fifty-three gauging stations are measuring the flow of the principal streams of Pennsylvania one, two and three times a day under the direction of the State Water Supply commission, and data covering the flow of every large stream in the state is now on file at Harrisburg, together with information gathered at the commonwealth’s limits. This work, which has had a wonderful expansion in the last few years, is being carried on regularly on the Allegheny, Coremaugh, Delaware, Juniata, Lehigh, Monongahela, Kiskiminetas. Susquehanna, Schuylkill and Youghiogheny rivers, and in a few weeks ten additional stations on the watersheds of the rivers which form the Ohio will be sending in data, this being possible through the work of the Pittsburg flood commission. The information is being gathered for public use in conjunction with the most elaborate set of stream maps in the United States and will be of vast assistance in solving problems of flood control, water supply, water power, channel regulation and ice movements.

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