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Water-Year Summary for Site 03161000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 36°23'36", long 81°24'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Ashe County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 05050001, Lat. 36023'36", long 81024'25", Ashe County, Hydrologic Unit 05050001, on right bank 600 ft. upstream from bridge on State Highways 16 and 88, 0.2 mile downstream from Bear Creek and 4 miles southeast of Jefferson.
DRAINAGE AREA - 205 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1275: 1925-26(M), 1928-30(M), 1931-32, 1933-35(M), 1941-42(m), 1944(m). WDR NC-81-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1924 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,657.04 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to October 14, 1934, nonrecording gage on bridge 400 ft downstream at same datum. October 14, 1934, to March 25, 1935, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.

2014 - Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
2015 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
2016 - Records good.
2017 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
2018 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
2019 - Records fair.
2020 - Records fair.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of July 15, 1916, reached a stage of 18.0 ft, from floodmarks witnessed by local resident; discharge, 35,200 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge from rating curve extended above 14,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.