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This stream site, maintained by the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center (identifier USGS-PA), has the name "Conoy Creek near Elizabethtown, PA" and has the identifier USGS-01574310. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 02050306. You can learn more about what is happening in this HUC at the EPA's Surf Your Watershed site or at the USGS Science In Your Watershed site. To learn more about water use in this watershed, you can go to the National Water Census Data Portal. See more details of this site the the USGS NWIS Web page for this site. This site has a drainage area of 7.05 sq mi.
This site is located in Lancaster County County, Pennsylvania at 40.13552778000000 degrees latitude and -76.6149167000000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. The horizontal location collection method was "Mapping grade GPS unit (handheld accuracy range 12 to 40 ft)" and the accuracy is 1 seconds. The source map scale is 1:24000. This site is at an elevation of 390 feet and the accuracy of the elevation measurement, collected using the method "Interpolated from topographic map." is 10 feet. The vertical coordinate reference system is NGVD29.
To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "USGS-01574310" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters
This map shows all Water Quality Portal stations that are 10 miles upstream (dashed dark blue) and 10 miles downstream (solid light blue) of this monitoring location (indicated by the large blue circle). The upstream and downstream functionality is provided by the National Linked Data Index, part of the Open Water Data Initiative.
For the definitions of the metadata elements, please go to the Water Quality Portal user guide
|OrganizationFormalName||USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center|
|MonitoringLocationName||Conoy Creek near Elizabethtown, PA|
|HorizontalCollectionMethodName||Mapping grade GPS unit (handheld accuracy range 12 to 40 ft)|
|VerticalCollectionMethodName||Interpolated from topographic map.|