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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02026000 JAMES RIVER AT BENT CREEK, VA
LOCATION - Lat 37°32'10", long 78°49'47" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Nelson County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080203, on left bank at town of Bent Creek, 150 ft downstream from Bent Creek, 525 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 60, 1.3 mi southeast of Gladstone, and at mile 227.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,649 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 742: 1931(m). WSP 972: 1935-36. WSP 1066: 1940. WSP 1203: 1942. OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1925 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1303. Prior to 1926, published as "at Bent Creek, near Gladstone."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 380.41 ft NAVD of 1988. Prior to Sept. 12, 1930, nonrecording gage at present site and gage datum.
REMARKS - Large diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplants upstream from station. Flow regulated since December 1979 by Lake Moomaw (station 02011795) 158.3 mi upstream; since October 1984 by Back Creek Lake 186.3 mi upstream; and since January 1985 by Little Back Creek Lake 189.4 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, 226,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 77,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 1925-79: Maximum peak flow, 176,000 ft³/s, June 21, 1972, gage height, 27.13 ft, from floodmark. Instantaneous low flow, 222 ft³/s, Oct. 13, 14, 1930.