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Water-Year Summary for Site 02072000

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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean,Med.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02072000 SMITH RIVER NEAR PHILPOTT, VA
LOCATION - Lat 36°46'50", long 80°01'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Franklin County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 03010103, on left bank 900 ft down-stream from Philpott Dam, l.3 mi southwest of Philpott (corrected), 11.6 mi upstream from Reed Creek, and at mile 44.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 215 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1553: 1953(M), 1955-56(M). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1946 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 804.27 ft NGVD of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). Prior to Oct. 8, 1952, at site 1.9 mi downstream, at different datum.
REMARKS - Since August 1950, flow regulated by Philpott Lake (station 02071900) 0.2 mi upstream. Statistics of monthly mean data and summary statistics for water years 1947 - 1950 (unregulated flow) are available in previous data books, water years 1991 - 1998. Maximum discharge, 17,000 ft³/s, at site then in use, from rating curve extended above 9,700 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurements at gage heights 18.2 ft and 20.3 ft. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 1947-50: Maximum peak flow, 17,000 ft³/s, June 29, 1949, gage height, 20.30 ft. Instantaneous low flow, 21 ft³/s, Aug. 15, 1950.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2006 to June 2008, January 2010 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - October 2006 to June 2008, January 2010 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature monitor. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 20.4°C, Oct. 21, 2018; minimum 1.8°C, Feb. 13, 2012.