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Water-Year Summary for Site 12395000

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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12395000 PRIEST RIVER NEAR PRIEST RIVER, ID
LOCATION - Lat 48°13'11", long 116°54'51" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.12, T.56 N., R.5 W., Bonner County, ID, Hydrologic Unit 17010215, Priest River quad., on right bank, 500 ft downstream from Saddler Creek, 0.4 mi downstream from Lower West Branch, 2.7 mi north of Priest River, and at mile 3.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 902 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1903 to April 1905, November 1910 to April 1911, May to December 1923, February 1929 to current year. Prior to October 1930, published as "at Priest River."
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 572: 1903-5.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage datum is arbitrary. Prior to May 15, 1929, and Sept. 18, 1929 to Apr. 28, 1930, non recording gages at site 3 mi downstream at datum of about 40 ft lower. June 4 to Sept. 17, 1929, and Apr. 29 to Sept. 11, 1930, non recording gages at or near present site at present datum.
REMARKS - Some regulation on tributaries and, since Aug. 9, 1950, flow partly regulated by Priest Lake (see station 12393000).
  • Water year 2014: Records good except for periods Oct. 17 to May 27, records fair. Dec. 4 to 15, Jan. 5 to 7, and Jan. 31 to March 7, records poor.
  • Water year 2015: Records good except for periods Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 records poor.
  • EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - UNREGULATED PERIOD (1913-49): Maximum discharge prior to regulation by Priest Lake, 10,500 ft³/s May 29-30, 1948; maximum gage height, 8.97 ft, May 29, 1948; minimum daily discharge, 191 ft³/s Jan. 7, 1937. REGULATED PERIOD (1950 to current year): Maximum discharge since regulation began, 10,800 ft³/s May 18, 1997, gage height, 9.13 ft; minimum, 134 ft³/s Aug. 22 to 26, 2015, gage height, 0.30 ft.