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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 34°24'16", long 78°17'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Bladen County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03030005, on right bank near upstream end of Lock 1, 1.3 mi upstream from Natmore Creek, 2.0 mi upstream from bridge on North Carolina Highway 11, 4.6 mi southeast of Kelly, and at river mile 67.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,255 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NC-81-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1969 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with concrete lock and dam control. Datum of gage is 2.90 ft above NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.

Slight regulation at high flow December 1972 to August 1981, caused by storage in B. Everett Jordan Lake. Flow regulated since September 1981 by B. Everett Jordan Lake (station 02098197). Slight diurnal fluctuation and some regulation for short periods at low flow caused by power plants upstream from station.

Gage-height records are generally good. Discharge records are generally good 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 - Extremes for Period of Regulation: Maximum discharge: 76,700 ft³/s, September 21, 2018; gage height: 30.68ft.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Prior to regulation, maximum discharge: 57,000 ft³/s, March 3, 1979; gage height: 24.92 ft, from floodmarks. Minimum discharge prior to regulation, 406 ft³/s, July 1, 1981.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1998 to current year. Records from November 1998 to September 1999 are unpublished and available from the USGS Water Science Center, Raleigh, NC.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record.