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Water-Year Summary for Site 03340900

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Min.,Mean,Max.)  
00400 pH(Med.,Max.,Min.)  
32318 Chlorophylls,in situ(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
32319 fPC, water, in situ(Mean,Min.,Max.)  
32320 fChl,in situ,470/685(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
32321 Relative fPC, water, in situ(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
99133 NO3+NO2,water,insitu(Min.,Max.,Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03340900 BIG RACCOON CREEK AT FERNDALE, IN
LOCATION - Lat 39°42'40.2", long 87°04'16.6" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.28, T.15 N., R.6 W., Parke County, IN, Hydrologic Unit 05120108, on right bank at upstream side of bridge on New Discovery Road, 0.5 mi downstream from Cecil M. Harden Lake, 3.7 mi upstream from Rocky Fork Creek, and at mile 33.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 222 mi². drainage area derived from the "Drainage Areas of Indiana Streams" publication
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 2109: Drainage area. WDR IN-94-1: 1992; 1993: Average discharge.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -

October 1956 to September 1976 (discharge).

October 1976 to September 2001 (discharge provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).

October 2001 to current (gage height only). 

October 2016 to February 2018 (discharge).

Prior to October 1963, published as Raccoon Creek at Ferndale.

GAGE - Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 589.43 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988.  Formerly, 590.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark).  Prior to Oct. 1, 1974, water-stage recorder at site 1.7 mi downstream and at datum 7.64 ft lower.
COOPERATION - Records of daily discharge provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers October 1976 to September 2001.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Cecil M. Harden Lake since December 1960.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (October 2001 to current year) maximum gage height, 10.35 ft, May 08, 2013, minimum gage height 5.05 ft, Aug. 21, 2002. (October 1956 to September 1976) maximum discharge, 40,500 ft³/s, June 28, 1957, maximum gage height, 19.87 ft, June 28, 1957, from rating curve extended above 5,000 ft³/s on basis of records for station at Big Raccoon Creek at Mansfield; minimum gage height, 2.7 ft³/s Oct. 11, 1956; no flow, Aug. 23, 24, 1977, July 26, 1986, Mar. 11, 12, 18, 19, 1987, due to regulation.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -

WATER TEMPERATURE:  September 1987 to April 1993. September 1994 to current year.

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE:  January 2017 to March 2018

DISSOLVED OXYGEN:  January 2017 to March 2018

pH:  January 2017 to March 2018

CHLOROPHYLLS:  January 2017 to March 2018

TURBIDITY:  January 2017 to March 2018

NITRATES:  February 2016 to February 2018

INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature recorder.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 28.2°C, Aug. 12, 2010; minimum, -0.3°C, Jan. 30 - 31, 1996 and Dec. 22, 2008.