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Water-Year Summary for Site 05427948

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00608 Ammonia, wf(Mean)  
00625 NH3+orgN, wu(Mean)  
00631 NO3+NO2, wf(Mean)  
00665 Phosphorus, wu(Mean)  
00671 Orthophosphate, wf(Mean)  
62961 Ammonia, dissolved(Mean)  
80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean)  
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean)  
91050 Phosphorus, wu(Mean)  
91057 NH3+orgN, wu(Mean)  
91060 Orthophosphate, diss(Mean)  
91061 NO3+NO2, dissolved(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05427948 PHEASANT BRANCH AT MIDDLETON, WI
LOCATION - Lat 43°06'12", long 89°30'42" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.11, T.7 N., R.8 E., Dane County, WI, Hydrologic Unit 07090001, on left bank at bridge at Parmenter Street (old U.S. Highway 12), 2.5 mi upstream from Lake Mendota, at Middleton.
DRAINAGE AREA - 18.3 mi² of which 1.22 mi² probably is noncontributing.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1974 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and steel piling control. Datum of gage is 901.31 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS - Records are considered good except for estimated daily discharges which are poor and other periods as noted. Gage-height telemeter at station.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Tipping bucket rain gage Oct. 2011 - present.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket rain gage with electronic datalogger.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - --Maximum daily rainfall, 2.75 in., Apr. 13, 2014.
REMARKS - --Data are recorded to the nearest 5 or 15 minutes in the datalogger, depending upon flow conditions at the site. WY12: Rainfall estimated to be 0.00 for Nov. 10-11, 14, Dec. 17-18, 24, 31, Jan. 16, 21, 23-27, 30, Feb. 14, 21, 24-26, and Mar. 1-2, 5-6 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as collector snowmelt. Daily values are marked as estimated on Nov. 9, Dec. 22, 30, Jan. 1, and Feb. 29 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as a combination of rainfall and some collector snowmelt. Rain gage became partially clogged during event of Aug. 9. Assumed all rainfall during event occurred on Aug.9, and that all rainfall recorded on Aug. 10 was zero. WY13: Rainfall estimated to be 0.00 for Dec. 12, Jan. 4, 8, 25, 30, Feb. 7-8, 14, 18, 22-24, 28, and Mar. 2-3, 6-7, 11-12, 18, 21, 25 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as collector snowmelt. Daily values are marked as estimated on Nov. 6, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 10, and Apr. 14 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as a combination of rainfall and some collector snowmelt. Rain gage became partially clogged during event of Jul. 21. Assumed all rainfall during event occurred on Jul. 21 and that Jul. 22 and 23 was zero precipitation. WY14: Rainfall estimated to be 0.00 for Nov. 11, 22, 30, Dec. 9, 22, 27, 29, Jan. 12, 16, 19, Feb. 16, 19, Mar. 4, 7, 12, and Apr. 15 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as collector snowmelt. Daily values are marked as estimated on Dec. 2-3 and Jan. 10-11 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as a combination of rainfall and some collector snowmelt. Rain gage became partially clogged during event of Aug. 24-25. Daily rainfall for those days estimated from nearby USGS station 430532089315601 BIO CELL SS-INLET-AT USGS OFFICE AT MIDDLETON, WI. WY15: Rainfall estimated to be 0.00 for Nov. 29, Dec. 24, Jan. 3, 17, 20-22, 29, Feb. 2, 7, 26, and Mar. 1, 5 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as collector snowmelt. Daily values are marked as estimated on Mar. 23-24 because recorded precipitation was interpreted as a combination of rainfall and some collector snowmelt. Rain gage became partially clogged during event of Aug. 17-20. Daily rainfall for those days estimated from nearby USGS station 430532089315601 BIO CELL SS-INLET-AT USGS OFFICE AT MIDDLETON, WI Remarks.--From Oct. 1, 2011 to Nov. 25, 2015, records are fair except for estimated days, which are poor. Records after Nov. 25, 2015 are good except for estimated days, which are poor. All unit values and daily values are stored in ADAPS.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Samples collected 1974 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Suspended sediment loads: Oct. 1977 to current year Total phosphorus loads: Jan. 1992 to current year. Orthophosphorus loads: Jan. 1993 to Sep. 1992, Oct. 2010 to current year. Total Kjeldahl loads: Oct. 2010 to current year. Ammonia loads: Oct. 2010 to current year. Nitrate plus nitrate loads: Oct. 2010 to current year. Specific conductance: Feb.y 2007 to Apr. 2008. Chloride concentrations observed: Feb, 2007 to Apr. 2008.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality sampler since Dec. 1977.
REMARKS - Records good. Samples are point samples unless otherwise indicated. Daily loads and concentrations generated using GCLAS (Graphical Constituent Loading Analysis System) using linear interpolation between sample concentrations. For WY2013 and prior, a log-linear interpolation was used.