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Water-Year Summary for Site 02089500

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

Water year 2022: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 35°15'28", long 77°35'08" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lenoir County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020202, on left bank at Kinston, 600 ft downstream of bridge on North Carolina Highway 11, and 90 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,692 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1930 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 10.90 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to November 25, 1934, nonrecording gage at North Carolina Highway 11 bridge 1 mi downstream at datum of 10.10 ft. National Weather Service telephone telemetry at station. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Falls Lake (station 02087182). 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 OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in July 1919 reached a stage of 25.0 ft, at present site and datum; discharge, about 39,000 ft³/s, from information provided by North Carolina State Highway Commission. Flood in October 1924 reached a stage of 24.7 ft, at present site and datum; discharge, 36,000 ft³/s, from information provided by North Carolina State Highway Commission. Flood of September 25-26, 1928, reached a stage of 24.2 ft, at present site and datum; discharge, 34,000 ft³/s.
Maximum Discharge 38,200 ft³/s, October 14, 2016; Maximum Gage-Height 28.31, October 14, 2016, as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Prior to regulation, maximum discharge: 26,000 ft³/s, October 13, 1964; gage height: 22.86 ft, at site and datum then in use; minimum discharge: 124 ft³/s, September 26, 1932, at site and datum then in use.