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Water-Year Summary for Site 02145000

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

Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
02145000 SOUTH FORK CATAWBA RIVER AT LOWELL, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°17'07", long 81°06'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Gaston County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03050102, on right bank 50 ft north of private mill road, 120 ft downstream of Housers Creek, 2.5 mi upstream from bridge on Interstate Highway 85, 3.0 mi downstream of Long Creek and 1.0 mi north of Lowell.
DRAINAGE AREA - 628 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1002: 1943, minimum discharge. WSP 1303: 1950, maximum discharge.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1942 to September 1971, October 1983 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 602.28 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS - Considerable diurnal fluctuation and slight regulation for short periods at low flow caused by power plant upstream from station.
For Water Year 2014: Records fair.
For Water Year 2015: Records fair.
For Water Year 2016: Records fair.
For Water Year 2017: Records good.
For Water Year 2018: Records good
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of August 15, 1940, reached a stage of 21.33 ft, from floodmarks; discharge, 34,000 ft³/s. Depth of flow over dam during the July 1916 flood at High Shoals, 11 mi upstream, was about 1 ft higher than that for August 1940, from information by local resident.