USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02226500 SATILLA RIVER NEAR WAYCROSS, GA
LOCATION - Lat 31°14'17", long 82°19'29" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Ware County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03070201, on downstream side of pier near center span of bridge on GA 38, 3.0 miles northeast of Waycross, and 16.0 miles upstream from Alabaha River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,240 mi². revised.
- WSP 952: 1939. WSP 1624: Drainage area. WDR GA-87-1: 1986. WDR GA-2013: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: April 1937 to current year.
GAGE-HEIGHT: October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Satelitte telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 65.5 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988. Prior to November 22, 1952, a non-recording gage was located at site 300 feet downstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Divison.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known since at least 1862, that of April 4, 1948.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 42,100 cfs, April 5, 2009; maximum gage height recorded, 22.40 feet, April 4, 1948; minimum daily discharge, 4.7 cfs, November 26, 2006.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 29.5°C, July 31, 2016; minimum recorded, 7.1°C, January 7, 2018.