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Water-Year Summary for Site 05444000

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Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
05444000 ELKHORN CREEK NEAR PENROSE, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°54'10", long 89°41'46" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.9, T.22 N., R.7 E., Whiteside County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07090005, on left bank 50 ft upstream from bridge on County Road 2200 N, 2 mi northwest of Penrose, 2.2 mi downstream from Buffalo Creek, 5 mi upstream from Sugar Creek, and at mile 17.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 146 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 925: 1940. WSP 955: 1941. WSP 1175: 1941(P), 1948(P). WSP 1308: 1950(M). WDR IL-72-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: October 1939 to current.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
SURFACE-WATER QUALITY
  CHEMICAL: Water years 1979-91.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 657.85 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) (657.64 ft NAVD 1988). Prior to Apr. 6, 1940, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS IL Water Science Center.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Flood of June 1938 reached a stage of 19.6 ft, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers high-water mark.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 7,330 ft³/s, June 4, 2002, gage height, 17.42 ft; maximum gage height, 17.75 ft, Jan. 5, 1946, discharge, 5,980 ft³/s; minimum discharge, 1.9 ft³/s, Jan. 3, 1976, result of freezeup.