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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03144500 Muskingum River at Dresden OH
LOCATION - Lat 40°07'13", long 81°59'59" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Muskingum County, OH, Hydrologic Unit 05040004, on left bank 150 ft. downstream from bridge on State Highway 208, 0.5 mi. east of Dresden, 0.5 mi. downstream from Wakatomika Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,993 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 728: 1927(M). WSP 803: 1935. WSP 1385: 1922-23, 1928(M), 1929, 1930(M). WSP 1907: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1921 to September 1984 (discontinued as discharge station). September 1984 to September 2009 operated as a stage only station. October 2009 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 692.31 ft (NAVD 1988). Prior to February 2015, datum was 693.15 ft (1912 adjustment). Prior to Aug 24, 1925, non-recording gage at about the same site and datum.

Flow regulated by 16 flood-control reservoirs at points 15 to 105 mi upstream. Water-quality collected at this site in 1966, 1969 and 1977. Water temperatures collected 1952-61, 1963-74. Sediment data collected 1952-74. USACE satellite telemeter at station.

Record quality ratings will not be included in the water-year summary for approved records newer than 09/30/2019. Record quality is still being rated internally. For questions about record quality ratings, please send email to gs-w-oh_NWISWeb_Data_Inquiries@usgs.gov.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood in March of 1913 reached a stage of 46.0 ft at the present site and datum, recorded from floodmarks, with a calculated discharge of 228,000 ft³s computed by Corps of Engineers.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Maximum discharge of 100,000 ft³/s, August 9, 1935, at a of stage 31.6 ft; minimum daily discharge of 335 ft³/s June25, 1925