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Water-Year Summary for Site 12179900

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
LOCATION - Lat 48°36'17", long 121°23'54" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 sec.17, T.36 N., R.11 E., Skagit County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110005, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, on left bank 1.25 mi downstream from Oakes Creek, 5.5 mi northeast of Marblemount, and at mile 1.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 49.7 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1943 to September 1950, October 1998 to current year. Published as Bacon Creek near Marblemount (station 12180000) 1942-50. Prior to Oct. 1, 1950, at site 1.4 mi downstream at different datum.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 410 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - No regulation or diversion upstream from station. Summer flows augmented by glacial melt. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Year 2014: No estimated daily discharges. Records good except those above 5,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2015 to 2016: Records good except for estimated daily discharges and those above 5,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2017: Records good except for July 12-17, which are fair and estimated discharges and those above 5,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2018: No estimated discharges. Records good except discharges above 5,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 18,100 ft³/s, Nov. 26, 1949, gage height, 7.13 ft, at site and datum then in use, on basis of outside high-water mark on pier and by a slope-area determination; maximum gage height, 19.97ft, Oct. 20, 2003, from outside highwater mark probably caused by debris torrent; minimum discharge, 57 ft³/s, Oct. 14, 15, 2006.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2016 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature sensor with 15-minute logging interval, interfaced directly with a data collection platform for satellite telemetry.
  • Water Year 2017: Records excellent. Period of no record Apr. 27-28.
  • Water Year 2018: Records excellent, except July 24 to Sept. 30, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 16.1°C, Aug. 9, 2018; minimum, 1.4°C, Dec. 19, 2016.