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Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
04058190 SCHWEITZER RESERVOIR NEAR PALMER, MI
LOCATION - Lat 46°25'00", long 87°38'48" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.02, T.46 N., R.27 W., Marquette County, MI, Hydrologic Unit 04030110, on left bank 120 ft upstream from dam on Schweitzer Creek, 3.0 mi southwest of Palmer.
DRAINAGE AREA - 23.1 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1963 to current year. Prior to October 1997 month end elevations and contents only.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,300.00 ft above NGVD 29 (Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. reference mark); EXTREMES reported below have been converted to sea level elevations. Prior to Oct. 25, 1967, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by an earth-filled dam with fixed crest concrete spillway completed in 1963. Capacity of reservoir, 5,300 acre-ft at spillway elevation, 1,338.00 ft. The dam includes a discharge pipe equipped with valve to control release flow to Schweitzer Creek (station 04058200). An average of 29 ft³/s (figure furnished by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.) was diverted from reservoir for iron ore processing, some returned to Middle Branch Escanaba River via Green Creek and some returned to the East Branch Escanaba River via Goose Lake Outlet. Since January 1973, controlled diversion from Greenwood Reservoir (station 04057811) via Greenwood Diversion (station 04057813) into Schweitzer Reservoir. Controlled inflow averaged 12 ft³/s for the year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum elevation recorded, 1,339.5 ft, May 31, 1970, Apr. 20, 1985; minimum recorded since first filling, 1,329.7 ft, Apr. 10, 1974.