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Water-Year Summary for Site 12205000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 48°54'22", long 121°50'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.36, T.40 N., R.7 E., Whatcom County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110004, Mt. Baker National Forest, on right bank 0.2 mi downstream from Cascade Creek, 0.3 mi downstream from Deadhorse Creek, 4.8 mi east of Glacier, 5.5 mi upstream from Glacier Creek, and at mile 63.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 105 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1937 to current year. Published as "Nooksack River above Cascade Creek, near Glacier" 1937-58 and as "Nooksack River below Cascade Creek, near Glacier" 1958-66.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,250.99 ft. above NAVD 88 July 23, 2021 from Differential levels. Datum of gage is 1,245 ft. above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile map. Supplementary gage on left bank, at datum 1.19 ft. lower, used as principal gage prior to Oct. 1, 1953, and Oct. 8, 1958, to Sept. 30, 1959.
REMARKS - No diversion upstream from station. Some regulation at low flow by powerplant at Excelsior. Summer flows augmented by glacier melt. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 15,200 ft³/s, Oct. 16, 2003, from slope-area measurement, gage height, 11.97 ft, from floodmark; minimum discharge, 60 ft³/s, Mar. 12, 1969; minimum daily, 98 ft³/s, Jan. 8, 1979, result of freeze up.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: November 2007 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature sensor with a 15-minute logging interval, interfaced with a data collection platform for satellite telemetry.
REMARKS - U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 14.8 °C, June 26, 2015; minimum, 0.0 °C, several days during winter.