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Water-Year Summary for Site 12201950

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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
12201950 ANDERSON CREEK NEAR BELLINGHAM, WA
LOCATION - Lat 48°40'26", long 122°15'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.26, T.37 N., R.4 E., Whatcom County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110002, on right bank on the upstream side of the Lake Whatcom Blvd bridge, 4.2 miles south west of Acme, and at mile 2.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4.13 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2007 to current water year.
GAGE - Water stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 330ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - Discharges up to 30 ft³/s is diverted from Middle Fork Nooksack River (12208000) to Mirror Lake upstream of the Anderson Creek near Bellingham gaging station (12201950) to maintain water levels in Lake Whatcom, which serves the City of Bellingham as a drinking water supply.
  • Water Year 2014: Records good except for Nov. 19 to Sept. 30, which are fair and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Years 2015 to 2017: No estimated daily discharges. Records fair.
  • Water Years 2018-2019: Records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 190 ft³/s, Feb. 16, 2016, gage height, 3.82 ft; maximum gage height, 3.89 ft, Dec. 13, 2010; minimum discharge, 0.03 ft³/s, gage height 1.10 ft, Aug. 16, 2018.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - TURBIDITY: October 2013 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - An FTS DTS-12 turbidity sensor interfaced with a Data Collection Platform/Electronic Datalogger, with 15-min recording interval. 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.
  • Water Year 2015: Turbidity records fair. No record Nov. 5, 6, Dec. 13, 2014, June 23-25, Aug. 23, 24, Sept. 26-30, 2015.
  • Water Year 2016: Turbidity records fair. No record Oct. 20 and Nov. 4, 2015.
  • Water Year 2017: Turbidity records fair except for June 1-29, which are poor. No record Oct. 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 20-22, 31, Nov. 1-3, 5, Dec. 13, 15, 16, Mar. 3, June 6, 7, 23, 24, and July 8-11.
  • Water Year 2018: Turbidity records fair. No record Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, July 9, 18, 23-28, 30, 31, Aug. 11 and 26.
  • Water Year 2019: Turbidity records fair. No record Feb. 17, April 26 to May 22, July 8, and 14-17.
  • Water Year 2020: Turbidity records fair. No record Oct. 22 to Nov. 18.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - TURBIDITY: Maximum, 987 FNU, Oct. 28, 2018; minimum, 0.0 FNU, many days in Sept. 2020.