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  • USGS 03339000 VERMILION RIVER NEAR DANVILLE, IL

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    Danville Sanitary District
    Danville, Illinois

    NWS River Forecasts

    LOCATION.-- Lat 40°06'03", long 87°35'50" referenced to 
          North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.22, T.19 N., R.11 W., 
          Vermilion County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 05120109, on right bank at Danville 
          sewage-treatment plant, 1.7 miles upstream from Stony Creek, 2.2 miles southeast 
          of Danville, and at mile 19.5
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,290 mi2
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--
          SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
            DISCHARGE: October 1914 to September 1921, June 1928 to current year. 
              Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305.
            STAGE: Water years 1994 to current year. 
          SURFACE-WATER QUALITY 
            CHEMICAL: Water years 1978-91. 
            DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Water years 2001-2003. 
            PH: Water years 2001-2003. 
            SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years 2001-2003. 
            TURBIDITY: Water years 2001-2003. 
            WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 2001-2003.
    REVISED RECORDS.-- WSP 853: 1936(M). WSP 973: 1939. WSP 1305: 1915-16, 1920, 1929. 
          WSP 1335: 1934(m). WSP 1909: 1960. WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-84-1: 1983. 
          WDR IL-92-1: 1991.
    GAGE (MANU).-- Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, and crest-stage gage. 
          Datum of gage is 503.74 ft above NGVD of 1929 (503.59 ft NAVD 1988) from Aug. 30, 1982 
          to present. However, datum incorrectly published as 503.33 ft above NGVD of 1929 from 
          Aug. 30, 1982 to Sept. 30, 2001. Prior to Jan. 9, 1935, nonrecording gage at same site 
          and datum 503.33 ft. above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) 
          (503.18 ft NAVD 1988). However, datum incorrectly published as 503.99 ft above NGVD 
          of 1929 from 1928 to 1943. Jan. 9, 1935 to Aug. 30, 1982, at site 0.3 mi downstream
          and datum 503.33 ft above NGVD of 1929 (503.18 ft NAVD 1988).
    REMARKS (MANU).--Discharge records fair except for estimated daily discharges, 
          which are poor. Effluent from sewage-treatment plant at gage averaged 12.5 ft3/s
          during the year. The maximum monthly average was 20.0 ft3/s in May and the 
          minimum was 8.2 ft3/s in Nov. Flow regulated at times by storage at Lake Vermilion 
          on North Fork Vermilion River, 4.5 mi upstream from station, usable capacity, 7,440 acre-ft, 
          and by Danville sewage-treatment plant.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
          SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 48,700 ft3/s, March 13, 1939, 
            gage height, 28.59 ft; maximum gage height, 31.56 ft, Apr. 13, 1994, discharge 47,900 ft3/s,
            minimum daily, 2.0 ft3/s, Oct. 9-14, 1920 and Aug. 10, 1930.
    
    This station managed by the Urbana Field Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2014-09-03
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-03

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3.23   09-03-2014  00:45 CST
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 417   09-03-2014  00:45 CST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 3 based on 93 years of record more
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    Value Sep 3
    Max
    (2003)
    11 54 93 178 376 417 12300