USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
03456100 WEST FORK PIGEON RIVER AT BETHEL, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°27'50", long 82°54'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Haywood County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 06010106, on left bank 20 ft downstream of bridge on Secondary Road 1112, 0.6 mi southwest of Bethel, 1.6 mi upstream from confluence with East Fork Pigeon River, and 5.6 mi downstream of Lake Logan.
DRAINAGE AREA - 58.4 mi². (measured by TVA from topographic maps, scale 1:24,000).
- WDR NC-04-1: 1983 (annual maximum discharge), 1994 (annual maximum discharge).
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1981 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Datum of gage is 2,667.9 ft above NAVD of 1988. Satellite and telephone telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge from rating curve extended above 7,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow. Maximum gage height from high-water mark in gage.