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

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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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. 
Boating safety tips
This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Baltimore office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
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  2021-09-23
2007-10-01  2021-09-23
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
2007-10-01  2019-10-01
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
2013-11-23  2019-05-27
2019-07-24  2021-09-23
2011-12-03  2019-06-11







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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 1.0 ft from riverbed (bottom), [Discontinued]

Most recent instantaneous value: 24.0 10-01-2019   12:15 EDT
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Daily temperature, water, degrees celsius -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 13 water years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Min
(2006)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2017)
-- unavailable -- 20.7 21.3 22.7 22.8 24.4 25.4


Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 4.1 ft from riverbed (middle), [Discontinued]

Most recent instantaneous value: 24.3 10-01-2019   12:15 EDT
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Daily temperature, water, degrees celsius -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 12 water years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Min
(2018)
25th
percen-
tile
Mean Median 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2016)
-- unavailable -- 20.8 21.2 23.1 23.1 25.1 25.5


Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, 7.1 ft from riverbed (top), [Discontinued]

Most recent instantaneous value: 23.9 10-01-2019   12:30 EDT
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Daily temperature, water, degrees celsius -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 29 water years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Min
(1996)
25th
percen-
tile
Mean Median 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2005)
-- unavailable -- 18.4 20.9 22.6 22.6 24.5 26.3


Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde

Most recent instantaneous value: 22.5 09-23-2021   14:45 EDT
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Daily temperature, water, degrees celsius -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 2 water years of record more
Min
(2020)
Mean Median Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Max
(2019)
19.3 22.3 22.3 22.5 25.2


Temperature, water, degrees Celsius, From multiparameter sonde, [Discontinued]

Most recent instantaneous value: 24.8 05-27-2019   15:00 EDT
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Daily temperature, water, degrees celsius -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 4 water years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Min
(2018)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2017)
-- unavailable -- 20.7 21.1 22.6 22.8 24.8 25.5


Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 12300 09-23-2021   14:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 23 based on 91 water years of record more
Min
(2002)
25th
percen-
tile
Median 75th
percen-
tile
Mean Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 23
Max
(2003)
404 1380 2390 3660 5310 12300 104000


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.21 09-23-2021   14:45 EDT
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