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Water-Year Summary for Site 03289500

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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 38°16'07", long 84°48'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Franklin County, KY, Hydrologic Unit 05100205, on right bank, 50 feet downstream from bridge on State Highway 1900, 4.2 miles northeast of city limits of Frankfort, 7.4 miles downstream from confluence of North and South Elkhorn Creeks, and at mile 10.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 473 mi² of which 70.6 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1555: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1915 to December 1920 (gage heights only, October 1918 to December 1920), December 1939 to August 1984, October 1987 to current year. Published as "at Forks of Elkhorn" 1915 to 1920.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage for peak verification. Datum of gage is approximately 540.20 feet above NGVD of 1929. May 1, 1915 to December 31, 1920, nonrecording gage at site 6.6 miles upstream at different datum. December 28, 1939 to August 14, 1940, nonrecording gage, August 15, 1940 to July 21, 1970, water stage recorder, July 21 to August 31, 1970, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
COOPERATION - Kentucky River Authority.
REMARKS - 10/01/2014 to present: Records good except for estimated daily discharges which are poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of August 2, 1932, reached a stage of about 17.5 feet, from information by local resident. Flood of January 1937 was about 0.3 feet lower.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 35,900 ft³/s, Mar. 4, 1997, maximum gage height, 17.96, March 3, 1997.

Max Inst Temperature,water 2016-07-24 17:00:00 (UTC -05:00) 32.7 degrees C

Min Inst Temperature,water 2017-12-31 07:00:00 (UTC -05:00) 0 degrees C