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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Min.,Max.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.,Max.)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01205500 HOUSATONIC RIVER AT STEVENSON, CT
LOCATION - Lat 41°23'01.69", long 73°09'59.90" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, New Haven County, CT, Hydrologic Unit 01100005, on left bank, 0.2 mi downstream from dam of First Light Power Resources at Stevenson, Fairfield County, 0.2 mi upstream from Eightmile Brook, and at mile 19.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,544 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 711: 1929(M). WSP 1231: 1951. WSP 1301: 1933-34(M), 1936-37. WDR CT-83-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1928 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 24.98 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Corps of Engineers). Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Records good. The natural flow regime is regulated by Stevenson hydroelectric plant, Lake Candlewood, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Cairns and Shepaug Reservoirs, and by diversion out of basin at Shepaug Reservoir. Effects of flood-control dams in the Blackberry River Basin on peak flows at the gaging station are insignificant.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - The maximum peak flow of 75,800 ft³/s was obtained from the rating curve extended above 35,000 ft³/s on basis of computation of peak flow at Stevenson and Derby Dams and slope-area measurement at gage heights 21.5 and 23.5 ft. The maximum peak stage of 24.5 ft. was from flood marks. Minimum discharge: practically no flow at times, the result of regulation.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1952-53, 1955-56, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1968 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: November 1974 to September 1981. WATER TEMPERATURES: November 1974 to September 1981.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 390 microsiemens Sept. 14, 1977; minimum recorded, 46 microsiemens Mar. 25, 1980. WATER TEMPERATURES: Maximum recorded, 30.5°C Aug. 3, 6-9, 1976; minimum, 0.0°C many days during the winter period.