USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
02350900 KINCHAFOONEE CREEK NEAR DAWSON, GA
LOCATION - Lat 31°45'52", long 84°15'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lee County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03130007, on downstream end of bridge pier on Pinewood Road, 3.6 miles west of US 19, 12.4 miles east of Dawson, and 5.2 miles northwest of Leesburg.
DRAINAGE AREA - 527 mi². approximately.
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: Water years 1949-65 (annual maximum only), March 1985 to current year.
GAGE-HEIGHT: October 1998 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 211.3 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 (Georgia State Highway Commission benchmark). From April 6, 1949 to September 30, 1965, a crest-stage gage was located at a site 1,500 feet upstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in 1943 or 1944 is believed to have reached an elevation of about 23 feet from information by local resident. Maximum stage of 20.46 feet was reached March 5, 1966.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 29,500 cfs, July 7, 1994, from rating curve extended above 16,000 cfs on basis of flow-over-road measurement of peak flow; maximum gage-height recorded, 26.56 feet, July 7, 1994; minimum daily discharge, 26 cfs, June 12, 2011.
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.