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Water-Year Summary for Site 02097517

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The daily maximum and minimum gage-height and discharge values after September 30, 2019 are no longer being displayed on NWISWeb for most stations in (South Carolina/North Carolina). However, these values can be determined using the instantaneous values that are available through the "Time-Series: Current/Historical Observations" option in the available data dropdown box for the station.


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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02097517 MORGAN CREEK NEAR CHAPEL HILL, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°53'36", long 79°01'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Orange County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03030002, on left bank 2.5 mi southeast of Chapel Hill, and 3.8 mi downstream of U.S. Highway 501.
DRAINAGE AREA - 41 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1982 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 239.02 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS -

Considerable diurnal fluctuation and occasional slight regulation caused by small reservoir and treated effluent outfall upstream from station.

For Water Year 2014: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2015: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2016: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

For Water Year 2017: Records fair except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge for period of record, 4210 ft³/s, September 6, 1996, from rating curve extended above 1,700 ft³/s, by logarithmic plotting; maximum gage height, 16.18 ft, from flood mark, as a result of Hurricane Fran.