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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
63160 Stream level, NAVD(Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
02294898 PEACE RIVER AT FORT MEADE, FL.
LOCATION - Lat 27°45'04", long 81°46'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 sec.26, T.31 S., R.25 E., Polk County, FL, Hydrologic Unit 03100101, near right bank on downstream side of bridge on U. S. Highway 98, 0.4 mi downstream from Sink Branch, 1.2 mi east of U. S. Highway 17 in Fort Meade, and 92 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 480 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR FL-84-3A: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April to June 1964 (fragmentary); July 1964 to April 1967 (gage heights only); May 1967 to September 1969; February 1972 to May 1974 (gage heights and periodic discharge measurements only), incomplete; June 1974 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to May 10, 1974, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Significant loss of water to ground-water system may occur each year between 02294650 Peace River at Bartow and this station.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2001 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - A 6-inch diameter, tipping bucket precipitation gage 15-minute interval, mounted on 2-inch diameter steel pipe that is attached to gage platform with the top of funnel 3 ft above the shelter floor.
REMARKS - Collection, computation and publication of precipitation data do not necessarily conform to standards used by the National Weather Service. Records of precipitation prior to October 1, 2001 not published but are available in files of the Geological Survey.