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Water-Year Summary for Site 01649190

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Min.,Max.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Mean,Max.) [TS087, Discontinued]  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.) [YS087, Discontinued]  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
01649190 PAINT BRANCH NEAR COLLEGE PARK, MD
LOCATION - Lat 39°02'00.1", long 76°57'50.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Montgomery County, MD, Hydrologic Unit 02070010, on left bank, upstream of Floral Drive bridge, 1.9 mi northwest of College Park, and 3.4 mi northeast of Takoma Park.
DRAINAGE AREA - 13.1 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY -

WDR-US-2009: 2008(M). WDR-US-2011: 2008-2010.

*9/1/2023: The gage height for measurement 15S was removed due to application of modern data processing standards. 

SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2007 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 150.57 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
REMARKS -
  • Water Years 2020-2021: Records poor, including those for estimated discharges.
  • Water Years 2017-2019: Records fair, except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2016: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good, except those for the period October 1–December 2, which are fair, and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2014: Records fair, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2013 and prior years’ accuracy statements can be found in Annual Water Data Reports.

  • U.S. Geological Survey gage-height telemeter at station. Low flow affected at times by slight regulation from unknown source upstream of station.
    WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: September 2007 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: September 2007 to current year. pH: September 2007 to current year. TURBIDITY: September 2007 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: September 2007 to current year.
    COOPERATION - Funding for water-quality data collection is provided by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
    INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor September 2007 to current year.
    REMARKS - Turbidity values greater than 1,000 formazin nepthelometric units (FNU) exceed the instrument calibration range. Values are included in the record but are presumed to have lower precision. Missing record due to periodic instrument malfunction.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -

    SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 13,000 microsiemens per centimeter, February 22, 2008; minimum, 15 microsiemens per centimeter, August 14, 2011.

    WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 28°C, July 22, 2011; minimum, -0.4°C, on February 16, 2016.

    pH: Maximum, 10.0 standard units, April 28, 2012; minimum, 6.3 standard units, on August 17, 2021.  

    TURBIDITY: Maximum, 1,760 formazin nephelometric units (FNU), June 20, 2015; minimum, 0.0 formazin nephelometric units (FNU), on many days.

    DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 16.7 milligrams per liter, February 12, 2008; minimum, 6.4 milligrams per liter,on many days, first occurrence on October 13, 2007.