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Water-Year Summary for Site 02068500

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 36°30'54", long 80°18'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Stokes County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03010103, on left bank 200 ft upstream from bridge on North Carolina Highway 704, 700 ft downstream of remains of Georges Mill, 0.2 mi downstream of Elk Creek, 3 mi east of Francisco, and 7.9 mi downstream of Little Dan River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 129 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1303: 1938-50 (monthly runoff). WSP 1433: 1925-26, 1928-29, 1931, 1942, 1948. WDR NC-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1924 to September 1987, December 1991 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1303.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 831.99 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 15, 1929, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.

Since 1938, considerable diurnal fluctuation and regulation by Talbott and Townes Reservoirs and Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant in Virginia, 28 mi upstream.

For Water Year 2014: Records fair.
For Water Year 2015: Records good.
For Water Year 2016: Records fair.
For Water Year 2017: Records fair.
For Water Year 2018: Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2019: Records fair.
For Water Year 2020: Records good. 


EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of 1916 reached a stage of about 15 ft, from information by local residents, discharge, 16,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge 21,200 ft³/s, August 17, 1985; Maximum gage height 19.5 ft, August 17, 1985. Minimum daily mean discharge, 21 cfs, September 4, 1999.