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Water-Year Summary for Site 04058100

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
04058100 MIDDLE BRANCH ESCANABA RIVER NEAR PRINCETON, MI
LOCATION - Lat 46°19'02", long 87°30'07" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 sec.12, T.45 N., R.26 W., Marquette County, MI, Hydrologic Unit 04030110, on right bank 400 ft downstream from powerplant, 0.3 mi upstream from Green Creek, and 2.2 mi northwest of Princeton.
DRAINAGE AREA - 210 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1961 to September 1982, October 1989 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,102.68 ft above NGVD 1929.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by powerplant 400 ft upstream from station. Since December 1972, additional regulation 27 mi upstream by Greenwood Release (station 04057814). Since January 1973, some flow diverted to Green Creek via Greenwood Diversion (station 04057813) 27 mi upstream by industry for iron ore processing and some returned 0.3 mi downstream via another Green Creek. Since October 1979, some of the diversion returned 5.0 mi downstream via Goose Lake Outlet and East Branch Escanaba River. From 1973 to 1991 annual mean discharge and runoff figures adjusted for diversion and change in contents in Greenwood Reservoir (station 04057811).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Apr. 22, 1985, reached a stage of 11.84 ft, from floodmark, discharge, 4,200 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 2,400 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,980 ft³/s, Apr. 18, 2002, gage height, 9.52 ft; minimum discharge, 2.2 ft³/s, Oct. 5, Dec. 12, 1964.