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Water-Year Summary for Site 12093500

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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 47°02'22", long 122°12'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.17, T.18 N., R.5 E., Pierce County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110014, on right bank 600 ft downstream from highway bridge, 4.0 mi south of Orting, 8.5 mi upstream from Carbon River, and at mile 26.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 172 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 932: 1937-39. WSP 962: 1934. WSP 1246: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1931 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 352.5 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Feb. 6, 1946, at site 600 ft upstream at datum 8.93 ft higher. Supplementary water-stage recorder 200 ft upstream at datum 7.1 ft higher than present gage datum, used at times during period in 1942-46. Feb. 6, 1946 to Mar. 12, 1965, at present site at datum 5.0 ft higher.
REMARKS - Up to 400 ft³/s diverted for Electron power plant of Puget Sound Energy, which are returned to river 4.8 mi upstream from gage. Minor regulation by Electron power plant. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 21,500 ft³/s, Nov. 6, 2006, result of slope-area measurement, gage height, 12.40 ft, from floodmark; minimum discharge, 25 ft³/s, Nov. 28, 1952.