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USGS 13337000 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID

  Stream Site

DESCRIPTION:
Latitude 46°09'03",   Longitude 115°35'14"   NAD83
Idaho County, Idaho, Hydrologic Unit 17060303
Drainage area: 1,178 square miles
Datum of gage: 1,452.98 feet above   NGVD29.
AVAILABLE DATA:
Data Type Begin Date End Date Count
 Current / Historical Observations     (availability statement)    2007-10-01  2016-09-28  
 Daily Data
    Temperature, water, degrees Celsius  1956-07-12  1959-07-21  1329 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1910-10-01  2016-09-27  32505 
 Daily Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1910-10-01  2016-07-11 32427 
 Monthly Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1910-10  2016-07  
 Annual Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1911  2016  
 Peak streamflow 1911-06-13  2015-02-10  88 
 Field measurements 1928-09-29  2016-09-13  705 
 Field/Lab water-quality samples 1973-02-27  2011-07-12  281 
 Water-Year Summary 2006  2015  10 

Additional Data Sources

Begin Date

End Date

Count
 Instantaneous-Data Archive  **offsite** 1986-10-01  2007-09-30  616438 
OPERATION:
Record for this site is maintained by the USGS Idaho Water Science Center
Email questions about this site to Idaho Water Science Center Water-Data Inquiries
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

** NOTE TO WHITEWATER RAFTERS:

This stage reading is from the USGS gaging station 0.7 miles upstream from Lowell bridge. USGS stage reads between 2-3 feet higher than the stage reading on the staff gage at Lowell bridge, depending on the river stage.

THIS IS NOT THE STAGE READING FOR FLOATING THE LOCHSA RIVER.

For the most current stage reading from Lowell bridge, please call the Lochsa Ranger District at 208-926-4274. **

LOCATION.--Lat 46° 09'03", long 115° 35'14"(revised), in SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 sec.33, 
T.33 N., R.7 E., Idaho County, Clearwater National Forest, Hydrologic Unit 17060303, 
on right bank, 0.7 mi upstream from Lowell, 0.9 mi upstream from confluence with 
Selway River, 1.2 mi downstream from Pete King Creek, and 19 mi east of Kooskia.

DRAINAGE AREA.--1,180 mi2, approximately. Mean elevation, 5,250 ft.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1910 to September 1912, October 1929 to current year. 
Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1317.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,452.98 ft above NGVD of 1929. 
Prior to Nov. 21, 1930, nonrecording gages at site 1 mi upstream at different datums.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 35,100 ft3/s June 8, 1964, 
gage height, 13.50 ft, from rating curve extended above 17,000 ft3/s;  
minimum, probably less than 100 ft3/s Jan. 8, 1937, during period of ice effect.