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Water-Year Summary for Site USGS 03599500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 35°37'04.74", long 87°01'56.43" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Maury County, TN, Hydrologic Unit 06040003, on right bank 4 ft downstream from bridge on former U.S. Highway 31, 2 blocks north of public square in Columbia, 2.4 mi upstream from Rutherford Creek, and at mile 132.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,208 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 783: 1929(M). WSP 853: Drainage area. WSP 1306: 1905-9, 1920-22, 1923(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1904 to December 1908, April 1920 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Gage-height records collected at same site, 1887-95, 1911 (fragmentary), 1947-71, published in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau. Discharge records furnished by Tennessee Valley Authority, 1983-1991.
GAGE - Data collection platform and radar stage sensing device. Datum of gage is 535.389 ft. above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Jan. 9, 1925, nonrecording gages near this site; all gages at datum 2.56 ft higher prior to Oct. 1, 1933.
REMARKS - Records good except for estimated discharges which are poor and other periods as noted. Flow regulated by Normandy Lake (station 03596460) since January 1976.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 30, 1902, reached a stage of 48.0 ft, present datum, discharge, 50,700 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 52,300 ft³/s, Feb. 20, 1991, gage height, 45.82 ft; minimum, 113 ft³/s Jul. 2, 2012, gage height, 1.19 ft. Maximum discharge prior to regulation, 61,500 ft³/s, Mar. 17, 1973; maximum gage height, 51.75 ft Feb. 14, 1948; no flow Oct. 22, 1922, caused by regulation by power plant .75 mi upstream.