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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
07228000 Canadian River near Canadian, TX
LOCATION - Lat 35°56'06", long 100°22'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hemphill County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 11090106, on downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highways 60 and 83, 600 ft downstream from Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway Co. bridge, 1.2 mi downstream from Red Deer Creek, 1.6 mi northeast of Canadian, and 433.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 22,866 mi² of which 4,688 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1341: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1924 to Aug. 1925 (gage heights only), Apr. 1938 to current year. Prior to Apr. 1938, monthly discharges only, published in WSP 1311. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1959 to Apr. 1961, Aug. 1966 to Aug. 1994. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1959 to Apr. 1961, Aug. 1966 to Aug. 1994. BIOLOGICAL DATA: Oct. 1974 to Aug. 1994 PESTICIDE DATA: Oct. 1970 to June 1982. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Oct. 1974 to Sept. 1981. WATER TEMPERATURE: Oct. 1974 to Sept. 1981.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,301.50 ft above NGVD of 1929. July 1, 1924, to Aug. 31, 1925, and Apr. 21 to Dec. 15, 1938, nonrecording gage; Dec. 16, 1938, to Sept. 30, 1953, Oct. 12, 1995, to Jan. 30, 1998, water-stage recorder and nonrecording gages; all at site 300 ft upstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Since Oct. 1964, when storage began in Lake Meredith, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. Extreme low flow is maintained by springs that enter the river about 600 ft upstream from the gage. No flow at times.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage, 20.0 ft Oct. 2, 1904, from a local resident. Floods of May 2, 1914, and Oct. 5, 1923, reached stages of 12 ft from information furnished by the Chief Engineer Office of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad Company.