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Water-Year Summary for Site 07234000

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
07234000 BEAVER RIVER AT BEAVER, OK
LOCATION - Lat 36°49'20", long 100°31'08" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 sec.07, T.4 N., R.24 E., Beaver County, OK, Hydrologic Unit 11100102, near right bank on downstream side of pier of bridge on U.S. Highway 270 at Beaver, 1.1 mi downstream from Home Creek, 5.0 mi upstream from Clear Creek, and at mile 576.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,986 mi² of which 3,000 mi² probably is noncontributing. from automated delineation using 10-meter National Elevation Dataset digital elevation model data dated 10/01/2006 and Watershed Boundary Dataset dated 10/01/2006, using Albers Equal-Area Projection, North American Datum 1983.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1341: Drainage area. WDR 2012: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1904 to December 1905 (gage heights only), October 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. Published as Beaver Creek at Beaver 1904-5, and October 1937 to September 1970 as North Canadian River at Beaver.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,368.16 ft, NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Mar. 29, 1904 to Dec. 31, 1905, nonrecording gage at same vicinity at different datum. Mar. 1, 1938 to Sept. 30, 1946, water-stage recorder at present site at datum 3.0 ft higher.
REMARKS - 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014: records fair. 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015: records good, except poor at extreme low flows. 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016: records good, except poor at extreme low flows. 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017: records good, except poor at extreme low flows.10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018: records good, except poor at extreme low flows. 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019: records good, except poor at extreme low flows.  Natural flow affected by irrigation development. Regulation by Optima Lake 47.0 mi upstream, since Oct. 1978, and regulation by Palo Duro Reservoir since May 1991.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge for period of record, 70,000 ft³/s, Oct. 8, 1946, from slope-area measurement of peak flow in overflow section and extension of rating curve for main channel above 42,000 ft³/s. Maximum gage height for period of record, 14.55 ft, Oct. 8, 1946. No flow has occurred most years.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Water years 1938-78, 103 ft³/s.