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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
02116500 YADKIN RIVER AT YADKIN COLLEGE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°51'24", long 80°23'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Davie County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040101, on right bank downstream of bridge on U.S. Highway 64, 1.5 mi south of Yadkin College, 6.2 mi downstream of Reedy Creek, and 295 mi upstream from mouth of Pee Dee River in Winyah Bay.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,280 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 822: Drainage area. WSP 852: 1935-37, minimum discharges.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
July 1928 to current year. 
PRECIPITATION: October 2001 to current year, station number 355113080230345.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 638.45 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 26, 1957, at site on left bank 100 ft downstream at same datum. July 27, 1957, to Sept. 19, 1984, at site 20 ft downstream on bridge pier near left bank, at same datum. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS -

Diurnal fluctuation and occasional regulation during low flow caused by small hydroelectric plant 10 mi upstream with little storage capacity. Since August 1962, some regulation by W. Kerr Scott Reservoir (station 02111391).

For Water Year 2014: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For Water Year 2015: Records good.
For Water Year 2016: Records good.
For Water Year 2017: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 
For Water Year 2018: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 
For Water Year 2019: Records good, except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 

 

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of July 1916, reached a stage of 36.3 ft, from floodmarks; discharge, 94,300 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge: 75200 ft³/s, June 22, 1972; gage height: 32.81 ft. Minimum discharge: 110 ft³/s, August 28, 1988; gage height: Undetermined
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Prior to regulation, maximum discharge: 80,200 ft³/s, August 15, 1940; gage height: 33.75 ft; minimum observed discharge: 177 ft³/s, October 12, 1954; gage height: -0.42 ft.