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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 37°36'06.5", long 83°50'00.4" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lee County, KY, Hydrologic Unit 05100204, on left bank at Lock 13, 1.3 miles northeast of Willow, 1.9 miles downstream of Little Willow Branch, 3.7 miles upstream of Ross Creek, 4.8 miles northwest of Heidelberg, 10.3 miles southeast of Irvine, and at mile 239.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,784 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - May 8-12, 2009 Peak Revised.  See Extremes for Period of Record.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 2004 to current year. Prior to 2016, site published as Kentucky River at Lock 13 near Willow, KY.
GAGE - Fixed weir dam with water-stage recorder (telemetry), full range of staffs, and series of CSGs. Datum is 607.52 feet above NAVD of 1988 and 608.23 ft above NGVD of 1929.
COOPERATION - Kentucky River Authority.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Buckhorn Lake beginning December 1960 (station 03280800) and by Carr Fork Lake beginning January 1976 (station 03277446). Small diversion by City of Lexington waterworks.

Maximum discharge 89,900 ft^3/s, Mar 2, 2021; gage height 40.38 feet.

Min Daily Discharge 72 ft^3/s, Sep 9, 2007.

REVISIONS:  The maximum discharge for the water year 2009 has been revised to 54,300 ft^3/s, May 10, 2009, Estimated