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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05556500 BIG BUREAU CREEK AT PRINCETON, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°22'02", long 89°29'52" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.18, T.16 N., R.9 E., Bureau County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07130001, on center of downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highways 6 and 34, 0.5 mi. downstream from Epperson Run, 1.5 mi. west of Princeton, and at mile 20.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 196 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1175: 1940-41, 1948. WSP 1308: 1942(M). WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: March 1936 to current. Prior to October 1974,
    published as Bureau Creek at Princeton.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
SURFACE-WATER QUALITY
  CHEMICAL: Water years 1978-91 and 2008-2011.
BIOLOGICAL
  ALGAE: Water year 1997.
  BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES: Water year 1997.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 555.39 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) (555.13 ft NAVD 1988). Prior to Oct. 1, 1983, datum incorrectly published as 555.24 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 18, 1940, nonrecording gage at bridge 75 ft downstream at datum 30.00 ft lower. July 18, 1940 to Sept. 18, 1944, water-stage recorder at present site and datum. Sept. 19, 1944 to Sept. 8, 2011, at site 500 ft downstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 12,700 ft³/s, Sept. 14, 2008, gage height, 16.62 ft; no flow during January 1940 and several days in October and November 1953.