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Water-Year Summary for Site 02178400

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00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum) [Operational]  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 34°53'23.9", long 83°31'50.3" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rabun County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03060102, on right bank 100 feet downstream from Plum Orchard Road bridge, 120 feet downstream from Persimmon Creek, 8.0 miles upstream from Burton Dam, and 10.3 miles west of Clayton.
DRAINAGE AREA - 58.4 mi². revised.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR GA-2013: Drainage area.
DISCHARGE: July 1964 to current year.
GAGE HEIGHT: October 1998 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,868.93 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929 (levels by Georgia Department of Transportation).
COOPERATION - Georgia Power Corporation.
REMARKS - Gage-height records are generally good to fair. Discharge records are generally fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor.  Additional details on the accuracy of the records can be obtained by contacting the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center at gs-w-ga_nwisweb_data_inquiries@usgs.gov.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 8,500 cfs, May 28, 1973; maximum gage height recorded, 12.00 feet, May 28, 1973; minimum daily discharge, 26 cfs, September 16, 2000.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 2001 to September 2017.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.