USGS 04219768 EIGHTEENMILE CREEK AT BURT NY

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LOCATION.--Lat 43°18'49.7", long 78°42'55.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Niagara County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04130001, on right bank, 150 ft downstream of dam, 1,000 ft upstream of Fisherman's Park in Burt, and 1.7 mi upstream of mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--84.8 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 2011 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 244.48 ft above NAVD of 1988 and 244.39 ft above IGLD of 1985.
REMARKS.--Considerable regulation by power generation at Burt Dam, 150 ft upstream.
Water Year 2014: Records poor.
Water Year 2015: Records fair except those for October to April, which are poor.
Water Year 2016: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
Water Year 2017: Records fair except those for period of backwater as a result of high water levels on Lake Ontario between Apr. 14 and Aug. 30, which are poor.
Water Year 2018: Records fair except those for period of backwater as a result of high water levels on Lake Ontario between May 12-16 and June 3-8, which are poor.
Water Year 2019: Records fair except those for period of backwater as a result of high water levels on Lake Ontario between Apr. 27 and Sept. 30, which are poor.
Water Year 2020: Records fair except those for period of backwater as a result of high water levels on Lake Ontario between Apr. 7 and June 24, which are poor.
Water Year 2021: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 2,190 ft³/s, May 6, 2017, gage height, 6.65 ft; minimum discharge, 0.97 ft³/s, Sept. 29, 2017, gage height, 2.35 ft (result of regulation); minimum gage height, 1.93 ft, Nov. 8, 2014, and July 27, 28, 2016, (result of regulation).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER TEMPERATURE: July 2020 to current year. SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July 2020 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: July 2020 to current year. TURBIDITY: July 2020 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION1.--Multi-parameter water-quality sonde measures water temperature, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity at 15-minute intervals since July 2020.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 28.1°C, July 9, 2020; minimum, -0.1°C, on many days.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 1,490 uS/cm @ 25°C, Feb. 25, 2021; minimum, 351 uS/cm @ 25°C, July 21, 2021.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 15.4 mg/L, Feb. 18, 19, 2022; minimum, 4.4 mg/L, Aug. 26, 2020.
TURBIDITY: Maximum, 131 FNU, July 21, 2021; minimum, 0.01 FNU, Aug. 27, 2021.
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Available Parameters Available Period
  
2020-07-08  2022-12-05
2011-08-12  2022-12-05
2011-08-11  2022-12-05
2020-07-08  2022-12-05
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Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.7 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 114 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 5 based on 11 water years of record more
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(2018)
25th
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Value Dec 5
Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2020)
30.9 86 108 114 135 201 239


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.08 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius

Most recent instantaneous value: 637 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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Dissolved oxygen, water, unfiltered, milligrams per liter

Most recent instantaneous value: 13.7 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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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)

Most recent instantaneous value: 29.9 12-05-2022   21:00 EST
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