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Water-Year Summary for Site 02076000

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
02076000 DAN RIVER AT SOUTH BOSTON, VA
LOCATION - Lat 36°41'35.6", long 78°54'01.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Halifax County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 03010104, on downstream side of U.S. Highway 501 bridge, 250 ft downstream of previous gage location, and 200 ft downstream from Norfolk and Western Railroad bridge at South Boston.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,762 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR VA-02-01: 2001(M,m). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1900 to May 1907, April 1923 to September 1952. October 1952 to July 1962 (gage heights only), August 1980 to September 2000 (annual maximum only), October 2000 to current year (gage heights only). Discharge record began October 1, 2015. Data collection was temporarily suspended Feb. 9 to Apr. 14, 2011 for gage relocation.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 298.14 ft NAVD of 1988. Prior to May 1907, nonrecording gage at site 250 ft upstream and datum of 302.29 ft NGVD of 1929. April 1923 to December 1928, nonrecording gage and December 1928 to February 2011, water-stage recorder, at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Diurnal fluctuation caused by mills and hydroelectric generating facility 36.4 mi upstream at Danville. Since August 1950, flow regulated by Philpott Lake (station 02071900) 114.8 mi upstream.

Maximum gage height for Water Year 2016, 25.80 ft. occurred on Oct. 5, 2015. Maximum discharge for Water Year 2016, 30,500cfs occurred on Oct. 5, 2015.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 81,000 ft³/s, Aug. 16, 1940, gage height, 31.8 ft.