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Water-Year Summary for Site 12039500

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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean) [discontinued 08/30/2018]  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 47°27'28", long 123°53'17" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.25, T.23 N., R.10 W., Grays Harbor County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17100102, Quinault Indian Reservation, on left bank at outlet of Quinault Lake, 50 ft downstream from Olympic Highway bridge on U.S. Highway 101, 2.0 mi southwest of Quinault, and at mile 33.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 264 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 442: Drainage area. WSP 862: 1937. WSP 1286: 1915-16(M), 1934, 1936-39(M). WSP 1316: 1923, 1925, 1933. WSP 1635: 1917.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1911 to current year. Monthly discharge for some months during the 1923-25, 1933 water years, published in WSP 1316.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 178.44 ft above NGVD of 1929 (from topographic map) and is 182.05 ft above NAVD of 1988 (USGS GNSS survey). Prior to Sept. 30, 1916, nonrecording gages at sites within 4 mi northeast of present site, at different datum. Oct. 1, 1916, to May 2, 1935, water-stage recorder at site 300 ft downstream from present site at datum 0.36 ft higher than present datum.
REMARKS - Flow affected by natural storage in Quinault Lake. No diversions upstream from station. Chemical analyses July 1959 to June 1960, October 1962 to September 1970 (partial-record station), October 1971 to September 1974. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station. 
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in November 1909 reached a stage of approximately 22 ft, present datum, discharge, 52,600 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 50,200 ft³/s, Nov. 4, 1955, gage height, 20.51 ft; minimum discharge, 207 ft³/s, Sept. 23, 2023, gage height 1.56 ft.
INSTRUMENTATION - Thermistor temperature probe interfaced with a Data Collection Platform/Electronic Datalogger, with 15-min recording interval, since June 2016.
REMARKS - Additional details are available from the Washington Water Science Center. Continuous water quality record is no longer rated, as of water year 2021. Prior ratings can be obtained via request to the Washington Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 22.8°C, August 9, 2018; minimum, 3.9°C, January 9, 2017.