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Water-Year Summary for Site 12101470

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12101470 PUYALLUP RIVER AT 5TH ST BRIDGE AT PUYALLUP, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°11'56", long 122°17'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.27, T.20 N., R.4 E., Pierce County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110014, on downstream side of 5th street bridge, 1.7 mi downstream from White (Stuck) River, 0.5 mile northeast of Puyallup and at mile 8.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 943 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2010 to current year (seasonal records).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Parametrix).
REMARKS - All diverted water returned to river upstream of gage. Part of flow of White River (a tributary) diverted through Lake Tapps (station 12101000). Flood flow regulated by Mud Mountain Lake (station 12098000) on White River. Some pondage on tributaries and upper Puyallup River. Diurnal fluctuations caused by powerplants and glacial melt upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station. Since 1912 the City of Tacoma pipeline diversion from Green River has released water into Puyallup River 0.5 mi east of McMillin. Since 1990 releases have been minimal.
  • Water Years 2014, 2015, 2017 (Seasonal records Oct. 1 to Apr. 30): No estimated daily discharges. Records fair.
  • Water Years 2016, 2018 (Seasonal records Oct. 1 to Apr. 30): Records fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 34,300 ft³/s, Jan. 16, 2011, elevation, 31.59 ft; maximum elevation, 33.91 ft, Nov. 25, 2014; minimum discharge, 751 ft³/s, Oct. 4, 2014, elevation, 17.70 ft.