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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05597000 BIG MUDDY RIVER AT PLUMFIELD, IL
LOCATION - Lat 37°53'29", long 89°01'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.29, T.7 S., R.2 E., Franklin County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07140106, on left bank on State Highway 149 at Plumfield, 2.7 mi downstream from Middle Fork Muddy River, and at mile 85.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 792 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 700: 1929. WSP 805: 1935. WSP 1508: 1908-10, 1920-21(M), 1928(M), 1932(M). WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: June 1908 to September 1910 and December 1910 to December 1912
    (published as "near Cambon"), August 1914 to current.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
SURFACE-WATER QUALITY
  CHEMICAL: Water years 1978-91.
GAGE -

Water-stage recorder and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 353.24 ft above NGVD of 1929 (352.92 ft NAVD 1988).

Oct. 1, 1975, to Sept. 30, 2012, water-stage recorder at site 0.8 mi upstream at datum 353.24 ft above NGVD of 1929.

Oct. 1, 1974 to Sept. 30, 1991, auxiliary water-stage recorder at pumping plant at Zeigler, 4.8 mi downstream at datum 353.24 ft above NGVD of 1929 (352.92 ft NAVD 1988). Feb. 14, 1937 to Sept. 30, 1974, auxiliary nonrecording gage at site 0.8 mi upstream at datum 358.24 ft. NGVD of 1929.

Nov. 13, 1938 to Sept. 30, 1974, water-stage recorder at site 0.8 mi upstream at datum 358.24 ft above NGVD of 1929.

July 13, 1932, to Nov. 12, 1938, nonrecording gage at current site at datum 354.146 ft above NGVD of 1929.

Aug. 14, 1914, to July 12, 1932, nonrecording gage at site 0.6 mi upstream at different datum.

June 16, 1908, to Dec. 31, 1912, nonrecording gage at site 2.5 mi upstream at different datum.

REMARKS - Flow regulated since October 1970 by Rend Lake (station 05595950), 19.4 mi upstream from gage. Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS IL Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Prior to Rend Lake dam(Oct. 1970): Maximum discharge, 42,900 ft³/s, May 10, 1961; gage height, 34.67 ft, present datum, at site 0.8 mi upstream; no flow at times in 1908-9, 1914, 1936, 1940-41. Since Rend Lake dam: Maximum discharge, 14,200 ft³/s, May 1, 1996, gage height, 31.83 ft; maximum gage height, 34.68 ft, May 3, 2011, discharge, 12,400 ft³/s; minimum daily discharge, 6.8 ft³/s, Oct. 13, 1970.