USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02333500 CHESTATEE RIVER NEAR DAHLONEGA, GA
LOCATION - Lat 34°31'41", long 83°56'23" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lumpkin County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03130001, on left bank 250 feet upstream from Bearden Bridge on GA 52, 2.0 miles downstream from Ballplay Creek, 2.5 miles east of Dahlonega, and 3.5 miles upstream from Yahoola Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 153 mi².
- WRD GA-95-1:1994.
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: July 1929 to January 1932, April 1940 to current year. Monthly discharge only for July 1929, published in WSP 1304.
GAGE HEIGHT: October 1998 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,128.60 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
COOPERATION - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 22,700 cfs, August 23, 1967; maximum gage-height recorded, 25.17 feet, August 23, 1967; minimum daily discharge, 31 cfs, September 25, 1999.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2001 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2011 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Satellite telemetry with a continuous water temperature thermistor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 29.0°C, July 26, 2012; minimum recorded, -0.2°C, January 25, 2018.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - WATER TEMPERATURE: WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 23.7°C, June 28; minimum recorded, 4.2°C, February 18.