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Water-Year Summary for Site USGS 08013500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08013500 CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR OBERLIN, LA
LOCATION - Lat 30°38'25", long 92°48'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.7, T.5 S., R.4 W., Allen Parish, LA, Hydrologic Unit 08080203, near left bank on downstream side of bridge on State Highway 26, 3.0 mi northwest of Oberlin, and 15 mi southest of Whisky Chitto Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 753 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1512: 1923, 1939(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1922 to January 1925, September 1938 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 39.43 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to February 1925 at datum about 2.5 ft higher. September 1938 to Aug. 7, 1939, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Records good except for periods of estimated record which are poor. Prior to November 1981 paper mill at Elizabeth pumped about 11 ft³/s of water from wells which was later discharged into Mill Creek 20 mi upstream from station. Some small diversions from April to September for rice irrigation upstream from station. Extremes flagged with an 'e' have been estimated.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 72,800 ft³/s, May 19, 1953, gage height, 26.53 ft; minimum discharge, 7.6 ft³/s, Sept. 10, 2009, gage height, 1.13 ft. Minimum gage height, 0.87 ft. Nov. 11, 2014.