USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02105769 CAPE FEAR RIVER AT LOCK 1 NEAR KELLY, NC
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.
- 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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Extremes for Period of Regulation: Maximum discharge: 66,600 ft³/s, October 13, 2016; gage height: 28.62 ft, from floodmarks as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
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 Records from November 1998 to September 1999 are unpublished and available from the USGS Water Science Center, Raleigh, NC.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.