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Water-Year Summary for Site 12119000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12119000 CEDAR RIVER AT RENTON, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°28'58", long 122°12'08" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.17, T.23 N., R.5 E., King County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110012, on downstream side of bridge on Mill Avenue at Renton, and at mile 1.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 184 mi². includes 3.67 mi² in vicinity of Youngs Lake in Big Soos Creek basin, excludes 1.9 mi² from upper Rock Creek, Cedar River basin, normally diverted into Issaquah Creek.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1316: 1901-02. WSP 1932: Drainage area. WDR WA-75-1: 1972-74.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1901 to July 1903 (fragmentary), September 1906 to December 1907 (monthly discharge only), August 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 15.20 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Jan. 1, 1908, nonrecording gages within 1 mi of present site, at datum 10.67 ft above NGVD of 1929. Aug. 7, 1945 to Aug. 15, 1947, water-stage recorder at site 700 ft upstream at datum 20.13 ft above NGVD of 1929, Aug. 16, 1947, to Dec. 7, 1950, at datum 19.13 ft above NGVD of 1929, and Dec. 8, 1950 to Sept. 24, 2015, water stage recorder 125 ft downstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Flow partly regulated by Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Dam for operation of powerplant at Cedar Falls 32.1 mi upstream from gage. Chemical analyses July 1959 to August 1964, December 1965 to September 1971. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Year 2014: Records good, except estimated daily discharges, which are fair. An average daily discharge of about 111 ft³/s was diverted during the year at Landsburg by the City of Seattle for municipal use, computed from data furnished by Seattle Water Department.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good, except estimated daily discharges, which are fair. An average daily discharge of about 123 ft³/s was diverted during the year at Landsburg by the City of Seattle for municipal use, computed from data furnished by Seattle Water Department.
  • Water Year 2016: Records good, except estimated daily discharges, which are fair. An average daily discharge of about 121 ft³/s was diverted during the year at Landsburg by the City of Seattle for municipal use, computed from data furnished by Seattle Water Department.
  • Water Year 2017: Records good. An average daily discharge of about 121 ft³/s was diverted during the year at Landsburg by the City of Seattle for municipal use, computed from data furnished by Seattle Water Department.
  • Water Year 2018: Records good. An average daily discharge of about 120 ft³/s was diverted during the year at Landsburg by the City of Seattle for municipal use, computed from data furnished by Seattle Water Department.
  • Water Year 2019: Records good. City of Seattle diversion info will be updated when available. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 10,600 ft³/s, Nov. 24, 1990, gage height, 17.13 ft, from outside high-water mark; minimum daily discharge, 30 ft³/s, July 1, 1962.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1959-71, March 1978 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: August 1965 to February 1967, March 1978 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature recorder for period of daily record, with a 15-minute logging interval since 1996.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2014: WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent, except for June 9 to Sept. 17, which are good.
  • Water Year 2015: WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent, except for Oct. 8-Nov. 17, Apr. 20-Sept. 14, which are good.
  • Water Year 2016: WATER TEMPERATURE records are good.
  • Water Year 2017 to 2019: WATER TEMPERATURE records are excellent.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 24.0°C (rounded), Aug. 8, 1978; minimum, 0.0°C (rounded), Dec. 30, 1978, to Jan. 1, 1979, Jan. 29, 1980.