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Water-Year Summary for Site 02111391

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02111391 W. KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR AT DAM NEAR WILKESBORO, NC
LOCATION - Lat 36°08'01", long 81°13'36" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Wilkes County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040101, at W. Kerr Scott Dam on Yadkin River, 0.1 mi upstream from Fish Trap Creek, 2.0 mi upstream from Millers Creek, and 4.0 mi west of Wilkesboro.
DRAINAGE AREA - 367 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1962 to current year.
GAGE - Data Collection Platform (Sutron Satlink 3) in concrete house at top of intake tower, upstream of dam. Stilling well is a 24 inch steel pipe within concrete tower. DCP is referred to an electric tape gage in the stilling well. A tipping bucket rain gage is located on north side of handrail on elevated roadway going out to top of tower.
REMARKS - Lake is used for flood control, low-flow augmentation, recreation, and water supply. Some storage was affected during construction in July 1962, but gates were closed August 22, 1962. Reservoir reached normal pool elevation on January 19, 1963. Total capacity at elevation 1,075.0 ft is 6,664,680,000 ft³ of which 4,878,720,000 ft³ is controlled flood storage.
For 2014 Water Year - Records good.
For 2015 Water Year - Records good.
For 2016 Water Year - Records good.
For 2017 Water Year - Records good.
For 2018 Water Year - Records good.
For 2019 Water Year - Records good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height, 62.61 ft, June 10, 2019; minimum gage height, 19.85 ft, November 26, 1978.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage and electronic datalogger. Satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Raingage is operated in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Wilmington District).
For Water Years 2003-2016: Precipitation collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily or monthly totals.
For Water Year 2017: Frozen precipitation collected during January 2017 is not reflected in daily or monthly totals.
For Water Year 2018: Frozen precipitation collected during December 2017, January and March 2018 is not reflected in daily or monthly totals.
For Water Year 2019: Frozen precipitation collected during December 2018 is not reflected in daily or monthly totals.