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USGS 01646500 POTOMAC RIVER NEAR WASH, DC LITTLE FALLS PUMP STA

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DRAINAGE AREA.--11,560 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1930 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WSP 726: Drainage area. WDR MD-DE-75-1: 1973-74(M).
   https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/dv/?site_no=01646500: 2018.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete control. Datum of gage is 37.20 ft above 
   North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to June 7, 1930, nonrecording gage, and June 7, 1930
   to Jan. 22, 1965, water-stage recorder at site 1 mi upstream on right bank at same gage datum.
REMARKS.--Diversions since June 1959. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at
   station. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 484,000 ft3/s, Mar. 19, 1936,
   gage height, 28.1 ft, at site then in use; minimum discharge, 66 ft3/s, Sept. 9, 1966.
   Minimum daily discharge observed at gaging station, 121 ft3/s, Sept. 9, 1966, does not include
   diversion of 489 ft3/s for municipal use; minimum daily discharge (adjusted), 601 ft3/s,
   Sept. 10, 1966, includes diversion of 449 ft3/s for municipal use.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of June 2, 1889, was of approximately the same magnitude
   as that of March 19, 1936.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.
   Access to gage site provided by the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Water
   temperature and specific conductance monitoring are supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Boating safety tips
This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Baltimore office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2007-10-01  2019-10-01
2007-10-01  2019-10-01
2007-10-01  2019-10-01
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
1972-06-09  2019-12-13
2007-10-01  2019-12-13
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2007-10-01  2019-10-01
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2019-12-13
2011-12-03  2018-10-03







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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 1.0 ft from riverbed (bottom)
 
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 4.1 ft from riverbed (middle)
 
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 7.1 ft from riverbed (top)
 
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.1 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde, [discontinued]
 
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 4290 12-13-2019   10:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 13 based on 89 water years of record more
Min
(1966)
25th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 13
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2004)
940 4000 4290 6840 12700 14900 108000


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.25 12-13-2019   10:45 EST
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, 7.1 ft from riverbed (top)
 
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 373 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde, [discontinued]
 
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, milligrams per liter, From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 13.3 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, milligrams per liter, From multiparameter sonde, [discontinued]
 
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pH, water, unfiltered, field, standard units, From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.1 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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pH, water, unfiltered, field, standard units, From multiparameter sonde, [discontinued]
 
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Turbidity, water, unfiltered, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +-2.5 degrees, formazin nephelometric units (FNU), From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.6 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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Nitrate plus nitrite, water, in situ, milligrams per liter as nitrogen, SUNA

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.57 12-13-2019   11:00 EST
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Nitrate plus nitrite, water, in situ, milligrams per liter as nitrogen, SUNA, [discontinued]
 
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