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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 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
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 - For Water Year 2018, records good, except those estimated which are 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 partly regulated by Purdy Lake (capacity 15,300 acre-ft) on Little Cahaba River.