USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02395980 ETOWAH RIVER AT GA 1 LOOP, NEAR ROME, GA
LOCATION - Lat 34°13'55.6", long 85°07'01.0" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Floyd County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03150104, on downstream side of center pier of GA Loop 1 (Rome By-pass) bridge, 4.6 miles upstream from Southern Railway bridge and 6.6 miles upstream from confluence with Oostanaula River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,801 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: July to December 1903; August 1904 to June 1921, published as "near Rome"; October 1938 to September 1994, published as "at Rome" (station 02396000). October 1994 to current year.
GAGE HEIGHT: October 1998 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 561.70 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929. From July 1 to December 31, 1903, a non-recording gage was located at Second Avenue Bridge, 1.0 mile downstream at different datum. From August 17, 1904 to June 30, 1921, a non-recording gage was located at Freemans Ferry, 5.0 miles upstream at different datum. From October 1, 1938 to September 30, 1994, a water-stage recorder was located at Southern Railway Bridge 4.6 miles downstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, Mobile District.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, December 11, 1919. Flood of April 9, 1938 reached a stage of 37.5 feet, discharge 46,500 cfs, from gage readings and discharge measurements by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at former site (Southern Railway bridge) and datum.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 55,000 cfs, December 11, 1919, computed from data at upstream stations; maximum gage height recorded, 36.13 feet, March 5, 1979, affected by backwater; minimum daily discharge, 423 cfs, November 9, 2009.