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USGS 01594440 PATUXENT RIVER NEAR BOWIE, MD

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LOCATION.--Lat 38°57'21.3", long 76°41'37.3"  Anne Arundel County, Hydrologic Unit 02060006, on left bank
   45 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 50 (John Hanson Highway), 3.0 mi east of Bowie City Hall,
   3.1 mi downstream from mouth of Little Patuxent River, 4.2 mi northwest of Davidsonville, and 60 mi
   upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--348 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1955 to June 1977 (gage heights and discharge measurements only), June 1977 to
   current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 12.32 ft above North American 
   Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to June 27, 1977, nonrecording gage at same site and gage datum.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated by T. Howard Duckett Reservoir, usable capacity 5,600,000,000 gal,
   21 mi upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 31,100 ft3/s, June 22, 1972,
   gage height, 27.90 ft; minimum discharge, 32 ft3/s,  Aug. 9, 1966.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. 
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This station managed by the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Baltimore office.

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00060 Discharge 1985-10-01  2018-11-17
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-11-17

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2490 11-17-2018   08:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 17 based on 40 years of record more
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100 152 213 361 404 2490 4080


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Most recent instantaneous value: 11.11 11-17-2018   08:45 EST
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