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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
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
03460000 CATALOOCHEE CREEK NEAR CATALOOCHEE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°40'02", long 83°04'22" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Haywood County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 06010106, Lat 35040'02", long 83004'22" (NAD 83), (Quad. Cove Creek Gap or 174 NE), on left bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 284, 500 ft upstream from Little Cataloochee Creek and 2 miles north of Cataloochee, Haywood County.
DRAINAGE AREA - 49.2 mi². 49.2 sq mi (measured by TVA from planimetric maps, scale 1:24,000). Basin is entirely in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is covered with hardwood, with thick underbrush of rhododendron and laurel and other species. There is one state road (284) which runs along the ridge on the east side of the basin and crosses the stream at the gage. The Park Service maintains a road along the right bank of creek from near the gage to the ranger station about center of basin.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 823: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1933 to September 1952, October 1962 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1306.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest stage gage. Datum of gage is 2,456.88 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Tennessee Valley Authority). Satellite 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 and discharges July 14-27, which are fair.
2018 - Records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
2019 - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
2020 - Records good.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1963 to 1996, 1999, 2003, December 2011 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: August 1973 to September 1986. WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1962 to September 1986, December 2011 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature recorder from October 1962 to September 1986, December 2011 to current year. Water-quality monitor from May 1974 to September 1986 and from December 2011 to present.
REMARKS -

Station operated as part of the Hydrologic Benchmark network from October 1962 to current year. Miscellaneous chemical data published for 1945 water year.

2014 - Records excellent except for period October 24 to November 25, which are good, and those less than 0°C, which are fair.
2015 - Records excellent except those less than 0°C, which are fair.
2016 - Records excellent.
2017 - Records good except those less than 0°C, which are fair.    
2018 - Records excellent except those less than 0'C, which are fair. 
2019 - Records excellent except those less thab 0'C, which are fair. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 43 microsiemens, June 13, 1974; minimum, 7 microsiemens, Feb. 28, 1983. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 23.5°C, Aug. 5, 1977; minimum, -0.1°C, periodically in winter months.