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Water-Year Summary for Site 04035995

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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 46°35'19", long 89°32'52" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.03, T.48 N., R.42 W., Ontonagon County, MI, Hydrologic Unit 04020102, at upstream side of dam on lake outlet, 1.0 mi southeast of Bergland, and 4.3 mi east of Merriweather.
DRAINAGE AREA - 162 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1958 to September 1959 (no winter record), February 1969 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,292.67 ft above NAVD 88, converted on July 9, 2020 from NGVD 29. July 1958 to September 1959, nonrecording gage at mouth of Merriweather Creek at different datum. February 1969 to September 1988, at datum 1.00 ft higher. Data published previously have been adjusted to current datum.
REMARKS - Lake Gogebic is used as a storage reservoir (capacity 35,200 acre-ft) by Upper Peninsula Power Co. for power production at Victoria Dam near Rockland. Lake level is controlled at the outlet by a concrete and steel dam with removable flash boards. Major inlets to Lake Gogebic are Slate River, Trout Brook, and Merriweather Creek. Streamflow records are currently collected at the outlet, West Branch Ontonagon River (station 04036000). Surface area of lake is 14,780 acres.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height, 5.10 ft, present datum, Apr. 19, 2002; minimum daily, 0.68 ft, present datum, Apr. 5, 6, 1970.