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Water year 2022: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 36°09'41.19", long 86°46'21.64" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Davidson County, TN, Hydrologic Unit 05130202, at left bank pier of Shelby Avenue Bridge, at Nashville, 3.3 miles downstream from Mill Creek, and at mile 191.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 12,856 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2010 to current year. October 1892 to September 1954, monthly and yearly discharges published in WSP 1306 and 1726, October 1986 to September 1991, gage height, published as "at Nashville". May 1992 to September 2010, published as "Cumberland River at Woodland St at Nashville, TN". Gage height record collected in this vicinity since 1873 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Data collection platform, pressure sensor and acoustic velocity meter. Datum of gage is 367.45 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to fall of 1922 inclined and vertical staff gage at site 350 ft downstream and from fall of 1922 to Apr. 9, 1940, staff gage at site 400 ft downstream, both gages at same datum. Nov. 1, 1930, to Sept. 30, 1954, upper staff gage at former lock 1, 2.7 mi downstream was used as auxiliary gage. Prior to May 1992 at site 0.2 mi upstream at same datum.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Old Hickory Dam and Cheatham Dam.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 203,000 ft³/s, Jan. 1, 1927, gage height 56.2 ft; minimum gage height observed after first filling of pool at dam 1, 6.1 ft, Oct. 19, 1935.