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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum) [Operational]  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
LOCATION - Lat 34°03'40.9", long 85°18'47.05" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Polk County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03150105, at bridge on Cave Springs Road, 4.5 mi upstream from Lake Creek, and 4.5 mi northwest of Cedartown.
DRAINAGE AREA - 115 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1704: 1943-44(M), 1946-47(M), 1949, 1951, 1952(M), 1954(M), 1957.
DISCHARGE: October 1942 to September 1973 and January 2005 to current year.
GAGE HEIGHT: January 2005 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with water stage recorder. Datum of gage is 725.0 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988.
COOPERATION - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.
For period 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014: Discharge record poor. Gage height record fair.
For period 10/01/2014 - 12/04/2017: Discharge record fair, except for days of estimated discharge, which are poor. Gage height record fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 8,820 cfs, November 28, 1948; maximum gage height recorded, 16.40 feet, November 28, 1948; minimum daily discharge, 18 cfs, several days during fall months in 2007 and 2012.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 2005 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1957 to April 1994, January to December 1996, January to December 2001, April 2005 to October 2005 (discontinued).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: January 2005 to December 2006.
INSTRUMENTATION - Satellite telemetry with a continuous water temperature thermistor.
REMARKS - Laboratory analyses with analyzing agency code 81330 are by the Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratory, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Field determinations of Discharge, Specific Conductance, pH, Water Temperature, Air Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen are by the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 27.5°C, August 3, 4, 2006; minimum recorded, 6.3°C, January 24, 2005, December 23, 2005.