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Water-Year Summary for Site 04188400

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
04188400 Blanchard River above Findlay, OH
LOCATION - Lat 41°02'02", long 83°34'46" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hancock County, OH, Hydrologic Unit 04100008, Hancock County, at pump house no. 2 for Findlay Reservoir 1.2 mi east of intersection of State Highway 586 and County Road 280, 4 mi east of Findlay, and 1.4 mi downstream of the outlet.
DRAINAGE AREA - 233 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2007 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 768.04 ft (NAVD 1988).

Discharge records fair for the 2014 water year except for periods of estimated record, which are poor. Oct. 1, 2014 to Oct. 12, 2015: discharge records fair except for estimated records, which are poor. Oct. 13, 2015 to May 31, 2016: discharge records fair except for estimated discharges which are poor. Jun. 1, 2016 to Jul. 25, 2016: discharge records rated good. Jul. 26, 2016 to Sept. 13, 2016: discharge records rated fair. Sept. 14, 2016 to Dec. 12, 2016: discharge records rated poor. Dec. 13, 2016 to Apr. 4, 2017: discharge records rated poor. Apr. 5, 2017 to Nov. 15, 2017: discharge records rated fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor.  Nov. 16, 2017 to Oct. 30, 2018: discharge records rated fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor.

Record quality ratings will not be included in the water-year summary for approved records newer than 09/30/2018. Record quality is still being rated internally. For questions about record quality ratings, please send email to gs-w-oh_NWISWeb_Data_Inquiries@usgs.gov.

Flow diverted from river by City of Findlay Water Treatment Plant just upstream from station and returned as treated wastewater downstream from station. Low flow augmentation occurs 2 miles upstream from station. Average diversions in ft³/s for the following water years are in the table below:

Water Year   Average Diversion
   2014            10.81
   2015            10.03
   2016             9.63
   2017            10.7
   2018             9.20
   2019             9.09
   2020            10.0