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Water-Year Summary for Site 02169000

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02169000 SALUDA RIVER NEAR COLUMBIA, SC
LOCATION - Lat 34°00'50", long 81°05'17" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Richland County, SC, Hydrologic Unit 03050109, on left bank 0.4 mi upstream from site of Old Saluda Mill, 1.6 mi upstream from confluence with Broad River and 3.3 mi west of State Capital in Columbia, and at mile 1.67.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,520 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1925 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Datum of gage is 148.71 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Sept. 1, 1929, at same site at datum 150.46 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS -
For the 2014 water year, records good. 
For the 2015 water year, records good except for those estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For the 2016 water year, records fair except for those estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
For the 2017 water year, records poor. 
For the 2018 water year, records poor. 
For the 2019 water year, records fair to poor.
For the 2020 water year, records good to fair.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1984 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July 2009 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1984 to September 1986, July 1987 to current year.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: July 1987 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality multiprobe and data collection platform.
REMARKS -
For the 2014 water year, specific conductance records rated good except for Mar. 22 to Apr. 29, Aug. 13 to Sep. 9, which are fair and Oct. 30 to Jan. 31, which are poor. For the 2014 water year, temperature records rated excellent. For the 2014 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated good except for Oct. 30 to Jan. 31 and May 6-17, which are poor.

For the 2015 water year, specific conductance records rated excellent. For the 2015 water year, temperature records rated excellent. For the 2015 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated excellent except for Sept. 22-30, which are good.

For the 2016 water year, specific conductance records rated good except for Dec 19 to Jan. 20, which are poor. For the 2016 water year, temperature records rated excellent. For the 2016 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated excellent except for Dec. 19 to Jan. 20, Jul. 27 to Sept. 30, which are good.




EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 145 microsiemens Apr. 2, 2017; minimum, 35 microsiemens, Aug. 6, 2020.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 29.5°C, June 15, 1989; minimum, 5.5°C, Feb. 13, 2014.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 14.4 mg/L, Feb. 28, 1994; minimum, 1.5 mg/L, Aug. 31, 1989.