USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01038000 SHEEPSCOT RIVER AT NORTH WHITEFIELD, ME
LOCATION - Lat 44°13'22", long 69°35'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lincoln County, ME, Hydrologic Unit 01050003, on left bank 50 ft upstream from State Route 126 highway bridge at North Whitefield, at mouth of Finn Brook, and 0.3 mi east of North Whitefield village.
DRAINAGE AREA - 145 mi².
- WDR ME-82-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - DISCHARGE: October 1938 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 101.05 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 7,350 ft³/s, Apr. 1, 1987, gage height, 13.71 ft; minimum discharge, 4.17 ft³/s, Oct. 9, 2017, gage height, 1.37 ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Water years 1954-56.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July 1974 to September 1976.
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1959 to September 1971, July 1974 to September 1976, January 2004 to September 2006, October 2010 to September 2015 (discontinued).
INSTRUMENTATION - In-situ thermistor located on left bank 50 feet streamward of gage house and about 0.5 feet above river bed.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 31.5°C, Aug. 2, 1975; minimum, -0.4°C on several days during January 2005.