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Water-Year Summary for Site 12101102

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Mean,Min.)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Mean,Min.)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.,Max.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 47°14'08", long 122°14'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.12, T.20 N., R.4 E., Pierce County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110014,

on right-bank and downstream side of 24th Street East bridge, 2.3 mi north of Sumner, and at mile 3.4.

site sketch

DRAINAGE AREA - 479 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 2016 to current year (stage only).
GAGE - Water stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 and is 3.52 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS - Since November 1911, White River Flume (station 12098920) has diverted water from left bank 20.9 mi upstream for storage in, and maintenance of, Lake Tapps (station 12101000). Water is returned to White River 0.2 mi upstream 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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum elevation, 52.60 ft, Feb. 6, 2020; minimum elevation, 40.61 ft, Oct. 4, 2016.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: June 2016 to current year. pH: June 2016 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: June 2016 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: June 2016 to current year. TURBIDITY: June 2016 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Multiparameter water quality sonde interfaced with a Data Collection Platform/Electronic Datalogger, with 15-min recording interval, since June 2016. 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 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 - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 104 µS/cm, October 30, 2020; minimum recorded, 38 µS/cm, June 28, 29, and 30, 2021.; WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 21.4 °C, July 29, 2016; minimum recorded, 0.0 'C, several days in January 2017 and February 13, 2021; DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 14.5 mg/L, January 5, 2017; minimum recorded, 8.2 mg/L, September 8, 2021; TURBIDITY: Maximum, >1,090 FNU October 14, 2016; September 24, 2020; and several days in September 18 and 19, 2021. Minimum recorded, 0.6 FNU, Feb. 18, 2019; pH: Maximum, 9.2 units, October 16, 2017; minimum recorded, 6.2 units, Oct. 22-23, 2017.