USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02149000 COVE CREEK NEAR LAKE LURE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°25'24", long 82°06'42" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rutherford County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03050105, on left bank 40 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highways 64 and 74, 1 mile upstream from mouth and 5 miles east of town of Lake Lure.
DRAINAGE AREA - 79 mi². 79.0 mi² (revised) (Saluda, Mt. Mitchell Quads).
- WDR NC-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1950 to current year. Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1949-50. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1723.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 815.4 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to December 20, 1954, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of 1916 reached a stage of about 23 ft, from records of North Carolina State Highway Commission.