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Water-Year Summary for Site 12115000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12115000 CEDAR RIVER NEAR CEDAR FALLS, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°22'13", long 121°37'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.23, T.22 N., R.9 E., King County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110012, Snoqualmie National Forest, on downstream side of bridge 1.4 mi upstream from Chester Morse Lake, 8.3 mi southeast of town of Cedar Falls, and at mile 43.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 40.7 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1286: 1946-48, 1950(P), 1951. WSP 1516: 1946(M), 1947-48(P), 1950-51(M), 1953-54(P), 1955(M). WSP 1932: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,560 ft above NGVD of 1929 from topographic map. Prior to Oct. 26, 1957, at site 80 ft downstream at same datum.
REMARKS - No regulation or diversion upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Years 2014 to 2018: Records good, except for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 9,490 ft³/s, Nov. 22, 1959, gage height, 11.34 ft, from high-water mark in well, from rating curve extended above 4,300 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurements at gage heights 10.16 ft and 11.34 ft; maximum gage height, 11.4 ft, Feb. 11, 1951, backwater from Chester Morse Lake; minimum discharge, 19 ft³/s, Oct. 23-26, 29-31, 1987.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: May 1997 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature recorder since May 1997, with 15-min. logging interval since May 2006.
REMARKS -
  • Water Years 2014 to 2018: WATER TEMPERATURE records excellent.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 16.5°C (rounded), Sept. 3, 4, 6, 14, 1998; minimum, 0.0°C, March 19, 20, 2002, Jan 12, 2011.