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Water-Year Summary for Site 02168504

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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)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2017: 2016-10-01 to 2017-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
02168504 SALUDA RIVER BELOW LAKE MURRAY NEAR COLUMBIA, SC
LOCATION - Lat 34°03'03", long 81°12'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lexington County, SC, Hydrologic Unit 03050109, on left bank, approximately 1000 ft downstream from Lake Murray Dam on Saluda River, and at mile 9.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,420 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1988 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Elevation of gage is 170 ft above NGVD of 1929 (from topographic map).
REMARKS -
For 2014 water year, records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For 2015 water year, records good.
For 2016 water year, records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 
For 2017 water year, records poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Lowest daily mean discharge of 155 cfs occurred Sep 24, 25, 29, 1989. Maximum peak stage of 16.01 ft on Feb 21, 1990 caused by backwater from spillway floodgates.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1990 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket raingage and data collection platform.
REMARKS - Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1985, 1987 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1984 to September 1985, October 1987 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: October 1987 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality multiprobe and data collection platform.
REMARKS -
For the 2014 water year, temperature records rated excellent except for Apr. 29 to May 5, which are good. For the 2014 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated good except for Jan. 14 to Feb. 20, which are fair. 


For the 2015 water year, temperature records rated excellent except for Oct. 15 to Nov. 10, which are good. For the 2015 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated excellent except for Apr. 17 to May 28, Sept. 22-30, which are good. 


For the 2016 water year, temperature records rated excellent. For the 2016 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 25.0 C, Oct. 9, 10, Sep. 21, 1991; minimum, 6.5 C on many days during Feb. and Mar. 1985, Feb. 5, 6, 1994. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 14.4 mg/L, Feb. 25, 2005; minimum, 0.1 mg/L on many days 1987-99.