Chester County Water Conditions Report - Sources

The following are the sources used for the 2020 Chester County Water Conditions Report:

Precipitation:


  USGS Plot of National Weather Service Data, 90-Day Moving Average
  • USGS Pennsylvania Drought Condition Monitoring web page (link)
  • Direct link to graph updated daily (link
  National Weather Service, Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center 
  • Precipitation Departures (link)
  Chester County Volunteer Rainfall Observer Network
  • Network web page (link)
  Philadelphia Water Department Analysis
  • Maimone M., S. Malter, J. Rockwell, and V. Raj. 2019. “Transforming global climate model precipitation output for use in urban stormwater applications.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 145(6):0401921. (link)
  Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update
  • Shortle S., D. Abler, S. Blumsack, A. Britson, K. Fang, A. Kemanian, P. Knight, M. McDill, R. Najjar, M. Nassry, et al. 2015. “Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update.” Prepared by Environment and Natural Resources Institute, Pennsylvania State University for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Report No. 2700-BK-DEP4494. (link)

Groundwater:


  USGS Plot of Observation Well CH-10, 30-Day Moving Average
  • USGS Pennsylvania Drought Condition Monitoring web page (link)
  • Direct link to graph updated daily (link
  USGS Groundwater Watch 
  • Chester County, PA (link)
  Chester County Observation Well Network
  • Network web page (link)

Stream Flows:


  USGS Time Series: Daily Data
  • French Creek near Phoenixville, PA - USGS ID# 01472157 (link)
  • Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford - USGS ID# 01481000 (link)
  • Octoraro Creek near Richardsmere, MD - USGS ID# 01578475 (link)
  USGS Time Series: Daily Statistics
  • French Creek near Phoenixville, PA - USGS ID# 01472157 (link)
  • Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford - USGS ID# 01481000 (link)
  • Octoraro Creek near Richardsmere, MD - USGS ID# 01578475 (link)

Biotic Diversity, Nitrate, Phosphorus, and Chloride:


  USGS - Pennsylvania Water Science Center 
  • Chester County Studies web page (link)
  • Chester County Monitoring Network Web App (link)

Public Water Supply Withdrawals:


  Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Water Use Reports 
  • Water Use Report web page (link)
  • Water Allocation Daily Withdrawal Report (link)
  • Water Quantity Report by Source (link)