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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Med.,Min.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
04157005 SAGINAW RIVER AT HOLLAND AVENUE AT SAGINAW, MI
LOCATION - Lat 43°25'19", long 83°57'07" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.24, T.12 N., R.4 E., Saginaw County, MI, Hydrologic Unit 04080206, on left bank 150 ft downstream from bridge on Holland Avenue in Saginaw. Gage structure is on Marshall E. Campbell property. Gage address is 1106 N. Niagra St., Unit B, Saginaw, MI.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6,060 mi². approximately.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2011: 2010.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - 1904, 1908-9, 1912-13, 1916, 1918-19, 1929-30, and 1942 (flood discharge for certain periods only) in WSP 1084; December 1942 to September 1991 and October 1994 to September 1996, daily discharges greater than 10,000 ft³/s only; no daily discharges greater than 10,000 ft³/s water years 1944, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966. Continuous-record station October 1991 to July 1994, and October 1996 to current year. Gage-height records for flood seasons 1910-20 are contained in reports of National Weather Service. Prior to Oct. 1, 2012, published as "at Saginaw".
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage and acoustic velocity meter. Datum of gage is 565.79 ft above IGLD 85. Prior to Oct. 1, 2012, at site 1.0 mi upstream at different datum (station 04157000).
REMARKS - Minimum flows affected by wind direction and seiche on Saginaw Bay, 19.3 miles downstream. Considerable diversion through metropolitan area of Saginaw.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Prior to 1992, highest daily mean, 67,800 ft³/s, Mar. 29, 1904. Maximum discharge, 68,000 ft³/s, Mar. 29, 1904, gage height, 24.90 ft, includes water years 1904-91, site and datum then in use.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Does not include water years 1995, 1996.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 2012 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: November 2011 to current year. pH: November 2011 to December 2018. WATER TEMPERATURE: November 2011 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: November 2011 to current year. TURBIDITY: November 2011 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor and automatic (event-driven) pump sampler November 4, 2011 to Mar. 18, 2015.  Water-quality monitor Mar. 18, 2015 to current. Data for parameter code 63680 (Turbidity) was collected using a probe with the following specifications: turbidity, water, monochrome near infrared LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +/- 2.5 degrees, FNU (Formazin Nephelometric Units).
REMARKS - Water Quality samples collected Mar. 31, 1967 to July 21, 2005 and Sept. 16, 2010 to Mar. 5, 2012 at site 1.5 miles upstream published as Saginaw River at Saginaw, MI (04157000).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 1,200 microsiemens, Dec. 23, 2013, Jan. 13, 2014; minimum, 239 microsiemens, June 25, 2017. pH: Maximum, 8.9, June 15, 26, 30, 2012; minimum, 7.4 units, on several days in water years 2014-2017. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 31.6°C, July 7, 2012, July 18, 2013; minimum, -0.1°C, Jan. 20, 2020. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 15.5 mg/L, July 4, 2016; minimum, 2.4 mg/L, July 13, 2017. TURBIDITY: Maximum, 520 FNU, May. 21, 2020; minimum, 0.1 FNU, June 28, 30, July 5, 2016.