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Water-Year Summary for Site 02121500

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00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 35°48'25", long 80°14'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Davidson County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040103, on right bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Secondary Road 1243, 1.5 mi southeast of Lexington, and 4.5 mi downstream of Rich Fork Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 174 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2012: September 2011 (Daily discharges).
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1940 to December 1957. October 1988 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 618.26 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. March 1940 to December 1957 at site 100 ft upstream at different datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS - Gage-height records are generally good. Discharge records are generally fair 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 - Maximum discharge at former site, 14,800 ft³/s, September 25, 1947. Maximum gage height at former site, 22.12 ft, September 25, 1947, from floodmark.