USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02131500 LYNCHES RIVER NEAR BISHOPVILLE, SC
LOCATION - Lat 34°15'00", long 80°12'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lee County, SC, Hydrologic Unit 03040202, near center of span on downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 15, 1.0 mi upsteam from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad bridge, 2.9 mi northeast of Bishopville, 3.0 mi downstream from Bells Branch, and at river mile 89.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 675 mi².
- The maximum discharge for the water year 2002 has been revised to 1,220 ft cfs, Feb. 10, 2002, gage height, 9.69 ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1942 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Datum of gage is 155.59 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to June 11, 1948, nonrecording gage at site 100 ft upstream at same datum. June 11, 1948 to December 15, 1954, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. September 1971 to February 2002, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow for period of record is from a rating curve extended above 12,000 cfs by velocity-area studies. The maximum peak stage for period of record is from floodmarks.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 2004 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket raingage and data collection platform.