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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03456500 EAST FORK PIGEON RIVER NEAR CANTON, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°27'42", long 82°52'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Haywood County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 06010106, Lat 35027'42", long 82052'11" (Quad Cruso or 184 NE), on right bank 800 ft upstream from U.S. Highway 276, 0.4 mile downstream from Dix Creek, 1.6 miles upstream from confluence with West Fork Pigeon River, and 5.2 miles southwest of Canton, Haywood County.
DRAINAGE AREA - 51.5 mi². (measured by TVA from topographic maps, scale 1:24,000). Basin is practically all in the Pisgah National Forest, which is completely covered with hardwood trees and dense undercover. There are a few small farms in valleys of the lower part of basin. It is sparsely populated. Average rainfall is about 60 inches.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NC-73-1: 1966 (annual maximum discharge), 1972 (annual maximum discharge).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1954 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 2,674.34 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Tennessee Valley Authority bench mark). Satellite and telephone telemetry at streamgage.
REMARKS -

2014 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
2015 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
2016 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
2017 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
2018 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
2019 - Records good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge from rating curve extended above 6,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1999 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage and electronic datalogger. Tipping-bucket is heated from October through March. Satellite and telephone telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Precipitation data collected during freezing periods may not be accurately reflected in daily record.