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Water-Year Summary for Site 03604000

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03604000 BUFFALO RIVER NEAR FLAT WOODS, TN
LOCATION - Lat 35°29'45", long 87°49'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Perry County, TN, Hydrologic Unit 06040004, on right bank 0.4 mi downstream from Little Opossum Creek, 0.5 mi downstream from bridge on State Highway 13, 1.3 mi north of Flat Woods, 3.9 mi upstream from Sinking Creek, and at mile 58.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 447 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 758: 1933. WSP 803: 1935. WSP 823: Drainage area. WSP 1436: 1921(M), 1922-24, 1925(M), 1927(M), 1934(M), WRD TN-71: 1970. Revised peak stage for water year 2010 is documented in the report for 2012 http://wdr.water.usgs.gov/wy2012/pdfs/03604000.2012.pdf. In the summary statistics section of the 2011 report http://wdr.water.usgs.gov/wy2011/pdfs/03604000.2011.pdf, the highest daily mean for water year 2011 (16,300 ft³/s on Apr. 28) was incorrectly footnoted as being an estimate and the peak gage height (19.81 ft.) was incorrectly footnoted as being determined from a high-water mark in the gage house.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1920 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform. Datum of gage is 513.60 ft. above NAVD 1988. Previous datum of gage was 513.58 ft. (1929) determined by levels run by Army Engineers December 1926 and July 1927, from BM-39, datum of 1929. Prior to May 27, 1934, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Records good, except for estimated records which are rated poor, and other periods as noted.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 96,300 ft³/s, May 27, 1991, from rating curve extended above 50,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area and contracted opening measurements and rainfall runoff study, gage height, 32.19 ft.; maximum stage, 32.86 ft., May 3, 2010, from high water mark inside the gage house; minimum discharge 65 ft³/s, September 9, 1925.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1, 2013 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Continuous water temperature sensor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Max. Temperature: 31.6 °C Jul. 26, 2017. Min. Temperature: 0.6 °C Jan. 29, 30, 2014.