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

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 35°53'59", long 77°53'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Nash County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020101, on right bank 500 ft downstream of Tar River Reservoir.
DRAINAGE AREA - 775 mi².
The maximum discharges for water years 2012 to 2015 have been revised, based on the development of rating 4.0, as follows:

Water Year       Date          Discharge     Gage Height
                                (ft³/s)         (ft)

  2012        Apr. 10, 2012      4,400          9.60         
  2013        Jul. 04, 2013      5,750          10.95
  2014        May 20, 2014       7,720          12.81
  2015        Dec. 26, 2014      5,780          10.98
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 2011 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 92.38 ft above North American Datum of 1988, from benchmark. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Rocky Mount Reservoir. Gage-height records are generally good. Discharge records are generally fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Additional details on the accuracy of the records can be obtained by contacting the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center at gs-w-nc_nwisweb_data_inquiries@usgs.gov.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge 15,700 ft³/s October 9, 2016;  maximum gage height 19.58 ft, October 9, 2016 due to regulation and as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Minimum daily mean discharge, 36.7 ft³/s, October 5, 2013.