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USGS 03227500 Scioto River at Columbus OH


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Station operated in cooperation with the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Columbus, Sewerage and Drainage Division.
 03227500 Scioto River at Columbus, OH
 LOCATION.--Lat 39°54'34", long 83°00'33", Franklin County, OH, Hydrologic 
     Unit 05060001, on right bank 2,740 ft downstream from bridge on Frank Road, 
     2.8 mi upstream from Scioto Big Run, and 5 mi downstream from Olentangy River.
 DRAINAGE AREA.--1,629 mi2.
 PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1920 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods,
     published in WSP 1305.
 REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 743: 1927(M). WSP 803: 1922-24, 1926-30, 1932-33. WSP 1908:Drainage area.
 REMARKS.--Flow regulated by Griggs Reservoir (see station 03221500), O'Shaughnessy 
     Reservoir (see station 03220500), and Delaware Lake upstream from station. Records 
     include sewage return flow from Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant. Shadeville 
     Treatment Plant flow enters downstream. For statement on diversions from Big Walnut 
     Creek, see REMARKS for station 03229500. Water-quality data formerly collected at this 

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This station managed by the Columbus Field Office.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-04-01
00065 Gage height 2014-12-02  2015-04-01

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