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Water-Year Summary for Site 02014000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02014000 POTTS CREEK NEAR COVINGTON, VA
LOCATION - Lat 37°43'44", long 80°02'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Alleghany County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080201, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 18, 0.8 mi downstream from Blue Spring Creek, and 5.2 mi southwest of Covington.
DRAINAGE AREA - 153 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1723: 1935, 1936(M), 1940(M), 1942(M), 1948-49(M), 1951-52(M), 1954(M). WSP 2104: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1928 to September 1956, October 1965 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,273.48 ft NAVD of 1988. Prior to Sept. 30, 1956, nonrecording gage at site 1.3 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite gage-height telemeter at station. Maximum discharge, 15,400 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 12,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Instantaneous low flow, 13 ft³/s, Nov. 29, 1930, observed.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2006 to March 2009.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - January 2007 to March 2009.
INSTRUMENTATION - Specific conductance and water temperature monitor. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 256 microseimens/cm, Oct. 19, 2008; minimum, 46 microseimens/cm, Apr. 15, 16, 2007.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 27.5°C, Aug. 9, 2007; minimum, -0.1°C, Feb. 6, 2009.