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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02111180 ELK CREEK AT ELKVILLE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 36°04'17", long 81°24'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Wilkes County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040101, on left bank 700 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 268, in community of Elkville, and 0.6 miles upstream of confluence with the Yadkin River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 50.9 mi². revised.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NC-80-1: Drainage area. 
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1965 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gages. Datum of gage is 1,082.40 ft above NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS -

2014 - Records good except those after July 10, and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 
2015 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
2016 - Records fair except for the period Oct. 01 to Dec. 08 and those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
2017 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are fair.
2018 - Records fair.
2019 - Records fair.
2020 - Records fair.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of August 13, 1940, reached a stage of about 22 ft; discharge, about 70,000 ft³/s, on basis of several contracted-opening and slope-area measurements. A minimum discharge of 6.0 ft³/s was measured September 19, 1956.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge from rating curve extended above 3,200 ft³/s on basis of contracted-opening computation.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2001 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage and electronic datalogger. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Rain gage is operated in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Wilmington District). Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record; consequently, winter record is poor or deleted per USGS Precipitation protocol.