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Water-Year Summary for Site 02098197

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00062 Elevation, reservoir(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 35°39'17", long 79°04'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chatham County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03030002, at B. Everett Jordan Dam on Haw River, 0.3 mi downstream of mouth of New Hope River, 2.5 mi north of Moncure, 4.2 mi upstream from mouth of Haw River, and 202.2 mi upstream from mouth of Cape Fear River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,689 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1986 to current year. Some records furnished by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. The datum of the gage is 0.77 ft below NAVD88. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemetry at station.
The previous datum is 0.00 ft above NGVD29 supplemental adjustment of 1936 as determined by levels provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
REMARKS - Lake elevations controlled by reservoir operations at B. Everett Jordan Dam. Lake is used for flood control, water supply, low-flow augmentation, and recreation. Some storage was affected during construction and then operated temporarily as a "dry reservoir" January 1975 to August 1981. Reservoir began filling September 1981 and reached normal pool elevation, 216 ft, February 4, 1982. Total capacity is 32,825,074,000 ft³ at 240.0 ft, of which 23,454,011,000 ft³ is controlled flood storage. (Also see station 02098198). Gage-height records are generally good. 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 elevation: 233.83 ft, April 15, 2003; minimum daily mean elevation: 209.67 ft, October 10, 1990.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1998 to current year. Prior to July 2007, published as "Haw River below B. Everett Jordan Dam near Moncure", station number 02098198.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record.