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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
04206000 CUYAHOGA RIVER AT OLD PORTAGE, OH
LOCATION - Lat 41°08'08", long 81°32'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Summit County, OH, Hydrologic Unit 04110002, on right bank 230 ft upstream from North Portage Path bridge at Old Portage, 1.2 mi downstream from Little Cuyahoga River, and 4 mi northwest of Akron City Hall, Akron.
DRAINAGE AREA - 404 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1307: 1924(M). WSP 1912: Drainage area. WDR OH-79-2: 1974(M), 1976(M). The maximum discharges for water years 2003 - 2012 have been revised, as shown in the following table. They supersede figures published in the reports for those years. Water Discharge Gage height Year Date (ft³/s) (ft) 2003 July 21, 2003 5,400 12.64 2004 May 22, 2004 6,040 13.74 2005 Jan. 06, 2005 4,680 11.27 2006 Jun. 22, 2006 3,790 9.66 2007 Aug. 20, 2007 4,270 10.50 2008 Feb. 06, 2008 4,550 11.00 2009 Feb. 12, 2009 3,610 9.40 2010 July 24, 2010 3,150 8.74 2011 July 19, 2011 5,710 13.19 2012 July 26, 2012 4,150 10.27
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1921 to December 1935, March 1939 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 739.35 ft (NAVD 1988). Prior to Oct 2012, datum of gage was 740.11 ft (NGVD 1929), unadjusted. Prior to Dec. 21, 1923, nonrecording gage at same site at (NGVD 1929).
REMARKS -

Natural flow of stream affected by diversions, storage reservoirs, and powerplants. Sewage from city enters river 2.9 mi downstream from station. Some diversions from the Tuscarawas River Basin drainage into this basin at Portage Lakes (see REMARKS on site data sheet for station 0311700). Sediment data formerly collected at this site.

An average of 50.9 ft³/s in WY 2019 was diverted upstream from gage.

An average of 48.1 ft³/s in WY 2020 was diverted upstream from gage

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2003 to current year.
COOPERATION - Samples were collected and analyzed by the National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
REMARKS - The following table lists the results of bacteriological and physical measurements of water samples collected at one location along the Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from July through August 2007. Samples were collected as part of a study to identify a method that best provides an estimate of concentrations of fecal-indicator bacteria so that daily information can be furnished to the public on the safety of the river for recreational use.