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Water-Year Summary for Site 02423500

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02423500 CAHABA RIVER NEAR ACTON, AL
LOCATION - Lat 33°21'48", long 86°48'47" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Jefferson County, AL, Hydrologic Unit 03150202, on right bank at downstream side of highway bridge (Bains Bridge), 0.5 mi upstream from Patton Creek, 1 mi downstream from U.S. Highway 31, 1 mi northwest of Acton, 16 mi south of Birmingham, and at mile 136.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 230 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1384: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1938 to September 1957, October 1983 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 375.00 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Feb. 25, 1939, wire-weight gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Estimated values: April 10-11, May 20, and 30-31, 2019. Record considered good, except for estimated periods, which were poor. Flow is diverted above station by Birmingham Water Works Board, and is not included in record except about 15 ft³/s, which is returned to river above station. Flow partially regulated by Purdy Lake (capacity 15,300 acre-ft) on Little Cahaba River.