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Water-Year Summary for Site 12189500

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Med.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
12189500 SAUK RIVER NEAR SAUK, WA
LOCATION - Lat 48°25'29", long 121°34'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.19, T.34 N., R.10 E., Skagit County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110006, on left bank, 4.4 mi southeast of Rockport, 7.6 mi southeast of Sauk, 7.8 mi downstream from Suiattle River, and at mile 5.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 714 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1286: 1929, 1937, 1939.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August to October 1910 (fragmentary gage heights), March 1911 to August 1912, July 1928 to current year. Published as "near Suiattle Crossing, near Sauk" 1910-12.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 266 ft above NGVD of 1929 (from river-profile survey). Prior to Aug. 4, 1912, non-recording gages at several sites 1.0 mi downstream to 5.0 mi upstream from present site at various datums. July 24, 1928, to Sept. 16, 1929, non-recording gage at present site and datum. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - No regulation. Small diversion for millpond at Darrington and for domestic use.
  • Water Year 2014: Records good except for Aug. 26 to Sept. 30, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good except for Oct. 1 to Nov. 23, which are fair and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2016 and 2017: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2018: No estimated discharges. Records are good.
  • Water Year 2019: Records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2020: Records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 106,000 ft³/s, Oct. 21, 2003, gage height, 18.96 ft, from rating extended above 50,000 ft³/s; minimum discharge, 572 ft³/s Dec. 5, 1929, but may have been less during period of ice effect Jan. 10-27, 1930.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - TURBIDITY: September 2011 to September 2016 and August 1, 2018 to present. WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2016 to present.
INSTRUMENTATION - Turbidity sensor (FTS DTS-12) and a FTS DIGITemp water temperature sensor interfaced with a Data Collection Platform/Electronic Datalogger, with 15-min recording interval, since September 2011. 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 -
  • Water Year 2014: Turbidity records good except for values greater than 1,600, which are poor. No record Oct. 15-19, Nov. 8-12.
  • Water Year 2015: Turbidity records good except for values greater than 1,600, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2016: Turbidity records fair except for values greater than 1,600, which are poor. No record May 22-23.
  • Water Year 2018: Turbidity records poor. No record Oct. 1 to July 31, Aug. 4, 6-8, 12-31, Sept. 1-22 and 24-30.
  • Water Year 2019: Turbidity records good except for Oct. 1 to 12 and Mar. 5-20, which are poor. No record Oct. 1-2, 4-12,19-20, Dec. 29-31, Jan. 1-3, Feb. 9 and April 25-26.
  • Water Year 2020: Turbidity records fair except for values greater than 100, which are poor. No record Oct. 23-28, Nov. 26-27, Feb. 4-15, Mar 7, 9-16, and 18-20.
  • Water Year 2017: Water Temperature records good. No record Mar. 7.
  • Water Year 2018: Water Temperature records good except for Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, which are fair.
  • Water Year 2019: Water Temperature records excellent except for Feb. 7 to Apr. 24 and May 30 to Sep. 30, which are good and Oct. 1 to Feb. 7, which are fair. No record Oct. 19-20, Dec. 29-31, Jan. 1-3 and Apr. 25-26.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Turbidity: Maximum, >1600 FNU, Oct. 11, 2015; minimum, 0.5 FNU, Dec. 21, 2013. Water Temperature: Maximum, 19.5°C, Aug. 6, 2019; minimum, 0.1°C, Jan. 4, 2017.