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Water-Year Summary for Site 03443000

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00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03443000 FRENCH BROAD RIVER AT BLANTYRE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°17'57", long 82°37'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Transylvania County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 06010105, on left bank 40 ft upstream from bridge on Secondary Road 1503, 700 ft east of railroad at Blantyre, 3.5 mi downstream of Little River, and at river mile 183.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 296 mi². (measured by TVA from planimetric maps, scale 1:24,000).
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 923: 1921-23, maximum discharge; 1929, maximum discharge; 1933, maximum discharge; 1935-36, maximum discharge; 1938, maximum discharge; 1940, maximum discharge; 1921-23, daily discharges; 1929, daily discharges; 1933, daily discharges; 1938, daily discharges; 1940, daily discharges.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1920 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1306.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,060.32 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Tennessee Valley Authority). Prior to July 5, 1930, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS - Considerable diurnal fluctuation at low flow caused by power plant about 8 mi upstream from station.
2014 - Records good.
2015 - Records good.
2016 - Records good.
2017 - Records good except those for discharges above 3,820 cfs, which are fair.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Since at least 1791, maximum stage 27.1 ft, July 16, 1916, from floodmarks (from studies by Tennessee Valley Authority).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height for period of record, 25.81 ft, from floodmarks.