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Water-Year Summary for Site 02138520

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02138520 CATAWBA RIVER AT SECONDARY ROAD 1223 BELOW LAKE JAMES NEAR BRIDGEWATER, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°44'25.3", long 81°50'04.8" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Burke County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03050101, Lat 35044'25.3", Long 81050’04.8", Burke County, Hydrologic Unit 03050101 on right bank, 500 ft downstream of powerhouse (dam), 200 ft upstream of bridge on Powerhouse Rd, and 8 miles west of Morganton.
DRAINAGE AREA - 386.26 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 2008 to current year.
GAGE - Water-gage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,050 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS -

Considerable regulation by Linville Dam, 500 ft upstream.

2014 - Records good.
2015 - Records good.
2016 - Records good.
2017 - Records good.
2018 - Records good.
2019 - Records good.
2020 - Records good.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water Year 2015 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: August 2015 to current year.
   
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: August 2015 to current year.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PERCENT SATURATION: August 2015 to December 2015.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water quality monitor with satellite telemetry from August 2015 to current year.
REMARKS - Data collected during the months of April through November.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 23.8°C, September 1, 2020; minimum recorded, 7.5°C, April 3, 2016.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 12.0 mg/L, April 1, 4, 6, 2019; minimum recorded, 1.6 mg/L, October 12, 2016.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN, PERCENT SATURATION: Maximum recorded, 103%, October 15, 2015; minimum recorded, 48%, September 20, 22, 25, 2015.