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Water-Year Summary for Site 01484100

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

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01484100 BEAVERDAM BRANCH AT HOUSTON, DE
LOCATION - Lat 38°54'20.8", long 75°30'45.9" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Kent County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040207, on left bank 15 ft upstream from culverts on State Highway 384, 0.8 mi south of Houston, and 1.2 mi upstream from Blairs Pond and mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3.02 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR MD-DE-84-1: 1981, 1983 (M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1958 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete control; timber control prior to Nov. 8, 1979. Datum of gage is 34.87 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
COOPERATION - Funding for water-quality data collection is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (NGWOS).
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2020: Records fair except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2019: Records poor, including those for estimated discharges.
  • Water Years 2017-2018: Records fair, except those below 2 ft³/s, and those above 170 ft³/s, which are poor.  No estimated discharges.
  • Water Years 2015-2016: Records fair, except those below 2 ft³/s, those above 170 ft³/s, and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2014: Records fair, except those above 170 ft³/s, and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2013 and prior years' accuracy statements can be found in Annual Water Data Reports.

  • Diversion for irrigation from about 150 acres located upstream from station during some years, mainly during the months of June, July, August, and September. U.S. Geological Survey satellite data-collection platform at station.
    WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: September 2019 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: September 2019 to current year.
    INSTRUMENTATION - Multi-parameter water-quality monitor, September 2019 to current year
    REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2020: records good. Missing data due to equipment malfunction.
  • EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

    WATER TEMPERATURE: Minimum Inst. Temp. 3.5 deg. C on December 12, 2019; Maximum Inst. Temp. 24.1 deg. C, multiple occurrences, September 4, 2020.

    SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Minimum Inst. SC: 33 µS/cm, multiple occurrences, on September 4, 2020; Maximum Inst. SC: 267 µS/cm, September 2, 2020.