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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Med.,Max.,Min.)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12100490 WHITE RIVER AT R STREET NEAR AUBURN, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°16'30", long 122°12'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.29, T.21 N., R.5 E., King County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110014, on right bank, on the downstream side of the "R" St. bridge, 4.0 mi upstream from the White River Power Plant tailrace, 2.4 mi south-southeast of Auburn, and at mile 7.6
DRAINAGE AREA - 474 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1987 to September 1989, October 1990 to September 2003, October 2005 to current year. "12100496", published as White River near Auburn, October 1987 to September 1989, October 1990 to September 2003, October 2005 to September 2009.
GAGE - Water stage recorder and crest stage gage. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929. Prior to October 1, 2009, at site 1.3 mi downstream at same datum.
REMARKS - Since November 1911, White River Flume (station 12098920) has diverted water from left bank 16.7 mi upstream for storage in, and maintenance of, Lake Tapps (station 12101000). Water is returned to White River 4.0 mi downstream via the Lake Tapps Diversion (station 12101100). Power development at White River Powerplant at Dieringer was discontinued in 2004. Since 1942, flow regulated by Mud Mountain Lake (station 12098000) for flood control. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Year 2014: No estimated daily discharges. Records good.
  • Water Years 2015 to 2017: No estimated daily discharges. Records fair.
  • Water Years 2018 and 2019: No estimated discharges. Records fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 15,000 ft³/s, Feb. 10, 1996, elevation, 83.15 ft, site then in use; minimum discharge, 89 ft³/s, Feb. 17, 18, 1993.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: May 2010 to current year. pH: May 2010 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: May 2010 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: June 2010 to current year. TURBIDITY: May 2010 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Multiparameter water quality sonde interfaced with a Data Collection Platform/Electronic Datalogger, with 15-min recording interval, since May 2010. Turbidity sensor is a 6136 sensor installed on a YSI 6920 V2-2 sonde. Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
REMARKS - Additional details are available from the Western Washington Field Office.
  • Water Year 2014: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Dec. 4, 2013 to Jan. 15, Feb. 3-20, Mar. 6, and Apr. 1-21, 2014, which are good. pH records are excellent except May 15 to Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 to Sept. 30, 2014, which are good, Aug. 16-18, 2014, which are fair, and Feb. 3 to Mar. 10, 2014, which are poor. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent except Oct. 1, 2013 to Feb. 3, Mar. 14 to Sept. 30, 2014 which are good. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent except Oct. 1 to Feb. 3, 2014, which are good. TURBIDITY records are excellent except Oct. 1-4, Oct. 19 to Dec. 22, Dec. 27, 2013 to Jan. 1, Jan. 4-7, Jan. 22 to Mar. 13, and Apr. 22 to June 24, 2014, which are good; Oct. 5-18, Dec. 23-26, 2013, Jan. 8, 18-21, and Mar. 14 to Apr. 21, 2014, which are fair; Jan. 3, 9-17, and May 28 to June 10, 2014, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2015: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Oct. 9 to Dec. 3, Jan. 6-25, Aug. 29 to Sept. 30, which are good, Jan. 26, which are fair, and Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, which are poor. pH records are excellent except Oct. 1 to Dec. 3, Dec. 22, Aug. 28 to Sept. 30, which are good, Jan. 5-11, Mar. 16-25, which are fair, and Mar. 26 to May 29, which are poor. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent except Oct. 1 to Dec. 3, which are good. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent except May 10-30, Sept. 6-30, which are good, and Nov 4 to Dec. 3, which are poor. TURBIDITY records are excellent except Oct. 15 to Dec. 3, Apr. 6-10, May 20 to June 12, Aug. 29, which are good, Feb. 27-28, Apr. 11-14, Apr. 27 to May 19, Aug. 30-31, which are fair, and Jan. 27-29, Mar. 1-2, Apr. 15-25, Sept. 1-5, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2016: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Oct. 4 to Nov. 10, Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, Dec. 18 to Jan. 22, Apr. 14-19, Aug. 30 to Sept. 18, which are good, Dec. 14-17, Jan. 29 to Feb. 18, May 11-17, Sept. 19-28, which are fair, and May 18 to June 19, which are poor. pH records are excellent except Oct. 1-15, Feb. 1 to Sept. 16, which are good. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent except Oct. 1-28, and Dec. 4 to Jan. 22, which are good. TURBIDITY records are excellent except Nov. 17-22, Jan. 23 to Sept. 30, which are good, Nov. 23-29, Dec. 7, to Jan. 22, which are fair, and Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2017: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Nov. 16 to Dec. 1, Dec. 27 to Jan. 3, July 16-24, Sept. 6-10, which are good, Jan. 4-9, July 25-30, Sept. 11-13, which are fair, and Jan. 10, July 31 to Aug. 9, Sept. 14-28, which are poor. pH records are excellent except Aug. 4-9 and Sept. 28-30, which are good. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent. TURBIDITY records are good except Oct. 27 to Nov. 6, Nov. 17 to Jan. 30, which are fair, and Nov. 7-16, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2018: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Dec. 1-3, July 20 to Sept. 30, which are good, Dec. 4-6, which are fair, and Dec. 7-8, which are poor. pH records are excellent except July 25 to Aug. 10, which are good. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent except Oct. 27 to Jan. 12 and Aug. 9 to Sept. 30, which are good. TURBIDITY records are good except Dec. 10 to Jan. 12, which are fair and Dec. 4-8, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2019: SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE records are excellent except Oct. 1 to Dec. 11, Aug. 29 to Sept. 18, which are good and Sept. 19-30, which are fair. pH records are excellent except July 29 to Aug. 6, which are good. WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent. DISSOLVED OXYGEN records are excellent except Oct. 1 to Jan. 29, which are good and Aug. 6 to Sept. 30, which are poor. TURBIDITY records are good except Oct. 12 to Nov. 6, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 112 uS/cm, Feb. 15, 2019; minimum, 31 uS/cm, Feb. 23, 2012. pH: Maximum, 9.4 units, Sept. 20, 21, 2018; minimum, 6.0 units, Jan. 6, 2015. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 22.9°C, July 3, 2015; minimum, 0.0°C, several days in water years 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2019. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 15.3 mg/L, Feb. 25, 26, 2011; minimum, 8.5 mg/L, several days in July, 2015. TURBIDITY: Maximum, >1100 FNU, several days in water years 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016-2019; minimum, 0.7 FNU, Feb. 20, 21, 26, Mar. 11, 2013.