USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
02318000 LITTLE RIVER NEAR ADEL, GA
LOCATION - Lat 31°09'20", long 83°32'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Cook County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03110204, at bridge located just below dam at Reed Bingham State Park, 5.3 miles northwest of Adel.
DRAINAGE AREA - 577 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: June 1940 to September 1971, July 2002 to current year.
GAGE-HEIGHT: July 2002 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 173.17 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 (leveling by Global Positioning System equipment). From June 12, 1940 to September 30, 1971, a water-stage recorder was installed at a location approximately 500 yards downstream at a gage datum of 171.08 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929.
COOPERATION - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division and Suwannee River Water Management District.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in August of 1928 reached a stage of 20.5 feet, from information by Georgia State Highway Department, discharge 33,200 cfs, from rating curve extended above 13,000 cfs on basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak flow. Maximum stage known since at least 1927 occurred on April 2, 1948.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 38,800 cfs, April 2, 1948; maximum gage-height recorded, 22.35 feet, April 3, 2009; minimum daily discharge, 0.00 cfs, May 26-June 5, June 15-16, 22, 24-26, 1964.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.