USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02148000 WATEREE RIVER NEAR CAMDEN, SC
LOCATION - Lat 34°14'40", long 80°39'15" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kershaw County, SC, Hydrologic Unit 03050104, on downstream side of pier of downstream bridge on U.S. Highway 1, 1,500 ft downstream from Five and Twenty Creek, 4,000 ft upstream from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad bridge, 2.2 mi west of Camden, 7.4 mi downstream from Wateree Dam, and at river mile 68.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,070 mi².
- WSP 802: 1930. WSP 952: Drainage area. WSP 1082: 1934(M). WSP 1433: 1905-10. WSP 1623: 1930-51 (monthly and yearly runoff).
PERIOD OF RECORD - January to December 1903 (gage heights only), October 1904 to September 1910, October 1929 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1303. Gage-height records collected at site 1.5 mi downstream 1891-1934, at site 830 ft upstream January 1935 to September 1942, and at present site since October 1942, are contained in reports of National Weather Service.
GAGE - Data collection platform and acoustic velocity meter. Datum of gage is 115.36 ft above NGVD of 1929. January 1903 to September 1910, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi downstream at datum 117.71 ft above NGVD of 1929. October 1, 1929 to September 1, 1942, recording gage at site 830 ft upstream at datum 119.36 ft above NGVD of 1929. October 1942 to September 30, 1997, recording gage at present site at datum 119.36 ft above NGVD of 1929. October 1, 1997 to September 30, 2003, recording gage at present site at datum 118.36 ft above NGVD of 1929.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of July 18, 1916 reached a stage of 40.4 ft, datum 117.71 ft above mean sea level, at site 1.5 mi downstream, from records of National Weather Service, discharge, 400,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 122,000 ft³/s, as explained in footnote below.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow for period of record is at site and datum then in use, from records of National Weather Service, from rating curve extended above 122,000 cfs on basis of computations, by Duke Energy Corporation, of peak flow of 382,000 cfs over dam at Rocky Creek Reservior.
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 2017 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2017 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality probe and data collection platform.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 33.7°C, July 1, 2018; minimum, 5.8°C, January 18, 19 and 20, 2018.