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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.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
04208000 CUYAHOGA RIVER AT INDEPENDENCE, OH
LOCATION - Lat 41°23'43", long 81°37'48" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Cuyahoga County, OH, Hydrologic Unit 04110002, on left bank 240 ft downstream from bridge on Old Rockside Road, 0.8 mi northeast of Independence, and 3.0 mi downstream from Tinkers Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 707 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1307: 1922-23(M), 1928-30(M), 1933(M), 1940(M), 1947(M), 1950(M). WSP 1912: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1903 to December 1905 (fragmentary), January to July 1906 (gage heights and discharge measurements only), September 1921 to May 1923, September 1927 to December 1935, March 1940 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 582.66 ft (NAVD 1988). Prior to Oct 2012, datum of gage was 583.57 ft (NGVD 1929). Sept. 21, 1903-July 21, 1906, nonrecording gage at bridge 240 ft upstream at a datum of 583.57 ft (NGVD 1929); Sept. 28, 1921-May 30, 1923, nonrecording gage at bridge 240 ft upstream at a datum of 585.99 ft (NGVD 1929); Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 1927, nonrecording gage; Oct. 9, 1927-Dec. 31, 1935 and Mar. 5, 1940-June 19, 1969, water-stage recorder at site 100 ft upstream at a datum of 583.57 ft (NGVD 1929).
REMARKS -

Oct. 1, 2015 to Dec 14, 2018 and 2014 to 2015 WYs: Records are fair except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

Natural flow of stream affected by diversion, storage reservoirs, and powerplants. Some diversion from the Tuscarawas River Basin drainage into this basin at Portage Lakes (see REMARKS for station 03117000). Water diverted into Ohio Canal at Brecksville, 6 mi upstream from station, bypasses station. These records do not include flow in canal except above about 15,000 ft³/s, when channels merge. Satellite telemeter at gage. Water-quality data formerly collected at this site. Water-quality and sediment sample data are available on NWISWEB (http://nwis.usgs.gov).

WATER QUALITY: Oct. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2014: Water temperature records good except Feb. 21-23, 2014, Apr. 15-16, 2014, Apr. 29, 2014 to May 2, 2014, and May 13-14, 2014, which are poor. Specific conductance records good except Apr. 14-17, 2014, May 12-22, 2014, and Nov. 3-10 and 23-30, 2014, which are poor. pH records are good except Dec. 17-26, 2013 and Feb. 24, 2014 to Apr. 17, 2014, which are poor. Dissolved oxygen records good except Nov. 4, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013, Dec. 17-27, 2013, Jan. 3-15, 2014, Feb. 12, 2014 to Mar. 17, 2014, Apr. 17, 2014 to May 15, 2014, which are poor. Turbidity records fair except Oct. 17-20, 2013, Dec. 26-28, 2013, Feb. 4, 2014 to Mar. 17, 2014, May 12-15, 2014, June 18, 2014 to Dec. 4, 2014, which are poor.

Dec. 4, 2014 to Dec. 2, 2015: Water temperature records good except July 17, 2015 to Aug. 4, 2015, which are fair. Specific conductance records good except May 6-13, 2015, and May 27, 2015 to July 16, 2015, which are poor. pH records are good except Jan. 21, 2015 to Mar. 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015 to July 30, 2015, which are poor. Dissolved oxygen records good except July 18, 2015 to Sept. 7, 2015, and Oct. 2, 2015 to Nov. 4, 2015, which are fair, and May 27, 2015 to July 17, 2015, Sept. 8, 2015 to Oct. 1, 2015, and Nov. 5, 2015 to Dec. 2, 2015, which are poor. Turbidity records good except July 18, 2015 to Sept. 12, 2015, Sept. 15, 2015 to Nov. 4, 2015, which are fair, and Mar. 4, 2015 to July 17, 2015, Sept. 13, 2015 to Sept. 14, 2015, and Nov. 5, 2015 to Dec. 2, 2015, which are poor.

Dec. 2, 2015 to Dec. 1, 2016: Water temperature records good. Specific conductance records good except Sept. 20, 2016 to Oct. 3, 2016, which are fair. pH records good, except Dec. 2, 2015 to May 3, 2016, which are fair. Dissolved oxygen records good. Turbidity records fair except June 24, 2016 to July 7, 2016, Aug. 12, 2016 to Sept. 6, 2016, Sept. 20, 2016 to Oct. 28, 2016, and Dec. 1, 2016, which are poor.

Dec. 2, 2016 to Dec. 4, 2017: Water temperature records good. Specific conductance records good except Sept. 5-21, 2017, which are fair. pH records good. Dissolved oxygen records good except Feb. 21, 2017 to April 20, 2017, which are poor. Turbidity records fair except Dec. 2, 2016, Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017, and Apr. 4, 2017 to Sept. 5, 2017, which are poor.

Dec. 5, 2017 to Nov. 8, 2018: Water temperature records good except Dec. 27, 2017 to Jan. 26, 2018 and Feb. 15-20, 2018, which are fair. Specific conductance records good except Dec. 6, 2017 to Jan. 26, 2018, Feb. 15, 2018 to Mar. 6, 2018, and May 8, 2018 to June 5, 2018, which are fair. pH records good except Dec. 27, 2017 to Jan. 26, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 to Apr. 4, 2018, which are fair. Dissolved oxygen records good except Dec. 4, 2017 to Mar. 6, 2018, which are fair. Turbidity records fair except April 25, 2018 to Nov. 8, 2018, which are poor.

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1948 to September 1949, October 1950 to September 2002, February 2011 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July 1965 to September 1991, March 2011 to current year. pH: February 1973 to September 1991, February 2011 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1948 to September 1949, October 1952 to September 1991, February 2011 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: July 1965 to September 1991, February 2011 to current year. TURBIDITY: February 2011 to current year. CHLORIDE: October 1987 to September 1994. NITROGEN, NITRITE + NITRATE: October 1987 to September 1994. NITROGEN, AMMONIA + ORGANIC: October 1987 to September 1994. PHOSPHORUS: October 1987 to September 1994. SUSPENDED SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Water years 1950-74, December 1976 to September 1984, October 1987 to September 2002.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor. Electronic data logger set for 30-minute interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 3,690 microsiemens, Feb. 3, 2015; minimum, 149 microsiemens, Nov. 23, 1974. pH: Maximum, 9.1 units, July 8,9 and 10, 1988; minimum, 5.4 units, Nov. 25, 1984. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 31.0°C, Aug. 18, 1949; minimum, -0.2°C on Feb. 2, 1980 and Jan. 28-29, 2014. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 17.6 mg/L, July 9-10, 2012; minimum, 0.0 mg/L, Oct. 23, 1965, Feb. 10-12, June 23, July 26, 1966. TURBIDITY: Maximum, >1,000 FNU, many days; minimum, 1.3 FNU, Apr. 24, 2012.