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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
03353000 WHITE RIVER AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN
LOCATION - Lat 39°44'13.7", long 86°10'10.9" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.14, T.15 N., R.3 E., Marion County, IN, Hydrologic Unit 05120201, on upstream left side of Raymond Street bridge in Indianapolis, 2.3 mi upstream from Eagle Creek, 2.9 mi upstream from Indianapolis Power and Light Company dam, 3.7 mi downstream from Fall Creek, and at mile 229.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,635 mi². drainage area derived from the "Drainage Areas of Indiana Streams" publication
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1335: 1932-33, 1937, 1939-41. WSP 1505: 1938. WSP 2109: Drainage area. WDR IN-01-1 (P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1904 to July 1906 and April 1930 to current year. Gage-height record published in reports of National Weather Service for site 2.0 mi upstream Feb. 8, 1911, to Mar. 25, 1913, and at site 3.2 mi upstream since Oct. 16, 1913. Prior to October 1948, published as West Fork White River at Indianapolis.
GAGE - Data Collection Platform. Datum of gage is 662.03 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988.  Formerly 662.26 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.

March 1904 to July 1906, non-recording gage at railroad bridge 1.9 mi upstream at datum approximately 2.9 ft higher.

April 1930 to July 20, 1931, non-recording gage at Indianapolis sanitation plant, 1.2 mi downstream at datum 2.26 ft lower.

July 21, 1931 to Mar. 2, 1932, non-recording gage

March 3, 1932, to September, 30 1940, water-stage recorder at Morris Street, 1.1 mi upstream at datum 2.26 ft lower.

October 1, 1940, to September 30, 1998, water-stage recorder at Morris Street, 1.1 mi upstream at present datum.

October 1, 1998, to May 16, 2000, Acoustic Velocity Meter at Interstate 70 bridge, 1.3 mi upstream at present datum.

May 16, 2000 to Jan 16, 2003, Acoustic Velocity Meter and Data collection Platform at Raymond Street.

Jan 16, 2003 to present, water-stage recorder at Raymond Street.
REMARKS - Stage-discharge relation affected at times by large releases from Eagle Creek and by variable leakage at Indianapolis Power and Light Company dam.  Natural flow affected by regulation of Morse Reservoir, Geist Reservoir.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 26, 1913, reached a stage of 30.0 ft, from floodmarks determined by Indianapolis Water Company, discharge, 70,000 ft³/s.