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Water-Year Summary for Site 08015500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08015500 CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR KINDER, LA
LOCATION - Lat 30°30'09.2", long 92°54'55.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.30, T.6 S., R.5 W., Allen Parish, LA, Hydrologic Unit 08080203, near center of span on downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 190, 0.5 mi downstream from Whisky Chitto Creek, and 4.0 mi west of Kinder.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,700 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1922 to January 1925, October 1938 to September 1957, October 1957 to September 1961 (annual maximums) from National Weather Service, October 1961 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 11.95 ft above NGVD of 1929. August 1922 to January 1925, water-stage recorder 400 ft downstream at datum 1.77 ft higher. October 1938 to July 9, 1939, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Records good. Prior to November, 1981, paper mill at Elizabeth pumped about 11 ft³/s from wells which was later discharged into Mill Creek 36 mi above station. Water is diverted during period April to September at points just above station and 5.0 mi above station for the irrigation of about 7,500 acres of rice, part of which is below station. The maximum rate of withdrawal is about 100 ft³/s and this diversion results in marked regulation of the low-water flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 182,000 ft³/s, May 19, 1953, gage height, 32.00 ft; minimum discharge, 95 ft³/s, Oct. 10, 2010, gage height, 1.09 ft.