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Water-Year Summary for Site 02137727

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 35°41'09", long 82°03'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Mcdowell County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03050101, on right bank 18 ft downstream from bridge on SR 1221, 0.8 mile upstream from Buck Creek, and 0.8 mile southeast of Pleasant Gardens.
DRAINAGE AREA - 126 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1980 to current year. Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1963, 1970-73, 1975.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,233.82 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (levels by North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program). Satellite and telephone 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 from rating curve extended above 10,000 ft³/s on basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak flow.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2000 to September 2014(discontinued).
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2013 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - April 2013 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature probe since April 2013. Satellite telemetry at station.

2014 - Records excellent except for period June 13 - 19, which are good, and those less than 0°C, which are fair.
2015 - Records excellent except for those less than 0°C, which are fair.
2016 - Records excellent.
2017 - Records excellent/good except those less than 0°C, which are fair.  
2018 - 
2019 - Records excellent. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 27.5°C, July 28, 2016; minimum recorded, -0.1°C, periodically in winter months.