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Water-Year Summary for Site 02082585

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02082585 TAR RIVER AT NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 97 AT ROCKY MOUNT, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°57'17", long 77°47'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Edgecombe County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020101, on left bank 20 ft downstream of bridge on North Carolina Highway 97, 0.5 mi upstream from Cowlick Branch, and 1.0 mi north-northeast of Rocky Mount.
DRAINAGE AREA - 925 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NC-81-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1976 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 52.81 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS - Prior to October 1996, some regulation at low flow caused by mill above station.
For Water Year 2014: Records good.
For Water Year 2015: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2016: Records good.
For Water Year 2017: Records good.
For Water Year 2018: Records good.
For Water Year 2019: Records good, except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2020: Records good, except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge: 34,100 ft3/s, September 17, 1999; Maximum gage height: 31.66 ft, September 17, 1999; Minimum daily mean discharge: 3.4 ft3/s, December 14, 2007.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2003 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record.