USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02296750 PEACE RIVER AT ARCADIA, FL.
LOCATION - Lat 27°13'14", long 81°52'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 sec.26, T.37 S., R.24 E., DeSoto County, FL, Hydrologic Unit 03100101, near center of span on downstream side of bridge on State Highway 70, 1.0 mi west of post office in Arcadia, 6.1 mi upstream from Joshua Creek, and 36 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,367 mi².
- WSP 1905: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1931 to current year. Prior to October 1950, published as Peace Creek at Arcadia.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 6.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to July 19, 1931, nonrecording gage and July 19, 1931, to Sept. 30, 1963, water-stage recorder at site 500 ft upstream at datum 2.25 ft higher; Oct. 1, 1963, to May 16, 2003, at site 500 ft upstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - This gage is monitored in cooperation with Southwest Florida Water Management District and the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, 20.6 ft, present datum, in 1912, from information by county engineer; estimated discharge, 43,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 30,000 ft³/s.