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Water-Year Summary for Site 02016500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 37°46'25", long 79°47'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Botetourt County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080201, on right bank at community of Lick Run, 1,000 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 220, 0.9 mi downstream from confluence of Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers, 1.8 mi south of Iron Gate, and at mile 342.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,371 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 852: 1936-37. WSP 972: 1927, 1930(M), 1932(M), 1935-36. WSP 1303: 1927-28(M). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1925 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 977.63 ft NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 26, 1928, nonrecording gage, at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since December 1979 by Lake Moomaw (station 02011795) 43.7 mi upstream from station; since October 1984 by Back Creek Lake 71.7 mi upstream; and since January 1985 by Little Back Creek Lake 74.8 mi upstream, amount unknown. Statistics of monthly mean data and summary statistics for water years 1925 - 1979 (unregulated flow) are available in previous data books, water years 1991 - 1998. National Weather Service gage-height telemeter at station. Maximum discharge, 87,500 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 66,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in November 1877 reached a stage of about 33 ft, discharge, about 120,000 ft³/s. Flood in March 1913 reached a stage of 30.4 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, about 98,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Instantaneous low flow, 133 ft³/s, Jan. 6, 1981, result of freezeup.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 1925-79: Maximum peak flow, 66,600 ft³/s, Mar. 18, 1936, gage height, 27.01 ft. Instantaneous low flow, 148 ft³/s, Sept. 7, 1966.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2006 to September 2009.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - March 2007 to September 2009.
INSTRUMENTATION - Specific conductance and water temperature monitor. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 1070 microseimens/cm, Nov. 13, 2008; minimum, 77 microseimens/cm, Apr. 15, 2007.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 28.1°C, Aug. 10, 2007; minimum, -0.3°C, Jan. 17, 18, 2009.