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Water-Year Summary for Site 03505550

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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 35°18'18", long 83°39'08" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Swain County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 06010202, on left bank, 1,655 ft. downstream from bridge on US 74, 0.2 mi southwest of Hewitt, and 2.5 mi northwest of Beachertown.
DRAINAGE AREA - 145 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Gage datum was revised on October 01, 2021, based on an error in the determination of the gage datum
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 2004 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Datum of gage is 1,876.35 ft. above NAVD of 1988. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.

Considerable fluctuation caused by Nantahala Dam, 12.5 mi upstream.

Gage-height records are generally good. Discharge records are generally good except for estimated discharges, which are fair.  Additional details on the accuracy of the records can be obtained by contacting the USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center at gs-w-nc_nwisweb_data_inquiries@usgs.gov.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge for period of record from rating curve extended above 2,870 ft³/s by logarithmic plotting.