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Water-Year Summary for Site USGS 03469251

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 35°41'58", long 83°31'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Sevier County, TN, Hydrologic Unit 06010107, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 50 feet upstream from walk bridge along Highway TN-71/441 0.7 miles south of Gatlinburg, Tn 37738. The gage is mounted to the right bank rock wall approximately 50 feet upstream from the walk bridge located on the Gatlinburg Hiking Trail.
DRAINAGE AREA - 31.5 mi².  
PERIOD OF RECORD - Continuous stage/discharge record: December 12, 2016 to October 24, 2017 (discontinued). Continuous stage-only record December 12, 2016 to October 15, 2018 (discontinued). Continuous stage/discharge record begins October 30, 2019 to present.

Water Stage Recorder.  Datum of gage is 1352.77 ft above NAVD of 1988, (Reference Frame NAD_83 (2011) (EPOCH:2010.0000), GEOID18).  

Prior to April 06, 2023, Data collection platform. Elevation of gage datum is estimated as 1,373.00 ft. above sea level, from Google Earth.


Records good for flows below 286 ft³/s on Rating 1.0. Flows above 286 ft³/s are estimated and considered to be poor.

Records good for flows below 1,467 ft³/s on Rating 2.0. Flows above 1,467 ft³/s are estimated and considered to be poor.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, E 2,280, April 13, 2020, gage height 10.03 ft.: minimum discharge 9.77 ft³/s, October 6, 2017, gage height 1.54 ft. Minimum daily discharge 10.5 ft³/s, October 7, 2017.