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Water-Year Summary for Site 03254480

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03254480 CRUISES CREEK AT HIGHWAY 17 NEAR PINER, KY
LOCATION - Lat 38°50'40", long 84°31'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Kenton County, KY, Hydrologic Unit 05100101, at bridge on Highway 17, 0.6 miles downstream from Sawyers Fork, 0.9 miles north of Piner, and 7.8 miles upstream from the mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 18 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.  Datum of gage is 656.92 feet above NGVD of 1929.
COOPERATION - Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1.
REMARKS - The Walton Reservoir, located on Cruises Creek at Percival Road a few miles upstream, releases water after major rainfall events and occasionally during periods of steady flow, creating an unusual shape to the hydrograph (picture and map in permanent file).

The Walton Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to permit records, averages 2,250 cubic feet of discharge upstream per day (may or may not be continuous or in pulses). Maximum output is 6,000 cubic feet per day. The Walton WWTP may contribute to some rise at very low flow conditions.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum Discharge, 9,790 ft³s, June 26, 2011, gage height, 15.96 ft.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: December 2000 to October 2008. November 2012 to October 2013. pH: December 2000 to October 2008. November 2012 to October 2013. WATER TEMPERATURES: December 2000 to October 2008. November 2012 to October 2013. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: December 2000 to October 2008. November 2012 to October 2013. TURBIDITY: December 2000 to October 2008. November 2012 to October 2013.
COOPERATION - Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1.
INSTRUMENTATION - 5 parameter Data Sonde 5X Water-Quality monitor with LDO with telemetry.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 935 microsiemens, March 7, 2013; minimum recorded, 63 microsiemens, July 6, 2013. pH: Maximum recorded, 8.9 units, March 12, 2003, May 2, September 9-10, 2005, August 24, 2006, March 21 and July 23, 2007; minimum recorded, 5.8 units, March 14, 2013. WATER TEMPERATURES: Maximum recorded, 30.3 °C, August 8, 2007; minimum recorded, -0.3 °C, January 21-24, February 1-4, 2013. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 20.0 mg/L, March 10, 2003; minimum recorded, 1.2 mg/L, July 24, 2001. TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, >3,000 FNU, February 5, July 5, 2008, March 11, 17-18, April 19, and July 4, 6, 2013; minimum recorded, <2.0 FNU, November 30, December 2, 2002, January 12-29, 31, February 1-2, 2003, November 3, 2005, March 4-8, 2006,February 2-3, 6, 9-13, 18-19, 2007, and many days in 2013 water year.