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Water-Year Summary for Site 12079000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 46°51'08", long 122°40'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.22, T.16 N., R.1 E., Thurston County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110016, on right bank about 100 ft upstream from county road crossing, 0.4 mi downstream from outlet of Reichel Lake, 2.7 mi southeast of Rainier, and at river mile 25.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 89.8 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1246: Drainage area. WDR WA-83-1: 1978(P).
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1949 to September 1975; water years 1976-79 (annual maximum); June 1980 to July 1982; June 1983 to October 1987 (seasonal records); October 1987 to September 1998 (continuous records); October 1998 to April 1999 (seasonal record); October 1999 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 348.77 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - Probably some small diversions for irrigation and domestic use upstream from station. No regulation. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station. Chemical analyses July 1959 to July 1960, October 1971 to September 1972. Water temperatures August 1968 to September 1970.
  • Water Years 2014, 2016: No estimated daily discharges. Records good.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good except estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2017: No estimated discharges. Records good except discharges above 200 ft³/s, which are fair.
  • Water Years 2018, 2019, 2020: Records good except estimated discharges, which are fair. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 9,600 ft³/s, Jan. 9, 1990, gage height, 17.01 ft, from outside high-water mark, from rating curve extended above 3,900 ft³/s; minimum discharge, 15 ft³/s, Aug. 27-29, 2015, gage height, 2.91 ft.