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Water-Year Summary for Site 12208000

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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
12208000 MIDDLE FORK NOOKSACK RIVER NEAR DEMING, WA
LOCATION - Lat 48°46'46", long 122°06'19" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 sec.13, T.38 N., R.5 E., Whatcom County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110004, on left bank 0.5 mi upstream from Heislers Creek, 6.0 mi southeast of Deming, and at mile 5.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 73.3 mi². Area at site 1910-11, 1920-21, 1954, 75.4 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1932: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1910 to March 1911 (fragmentary gage heights and discharge measurements only), August 1920 to September 1921, February 1934 to September 1935, June to October 1954, October 1964 to November 1968, July 1969 to July 1970, January 1992 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 580 ft above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile map. Oct. 11, 1910, to Mar. 14, 1911, Aug. 28, 1920, to Sept. 30, 1921, June 3 to Oct. 31, 1954, nonrecording gages at site 0.8 mi downstream at different datums. Feb. 18 to Apr. 6, 1934, Nov. 16, 1934, to Sept. 30, 1935, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. Prior to January 1992 at same site, different datum.
COOPERATION - Records for the 1992-97 water years were furnished by the City of Bellingham and reviewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Since February 1962, the City of Bellingham may divert up to about 100 ft³/s for municipal use at dam 1.8 mi upstream. Some regulation. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Year 2014, 2015: Records good except for discharges above 6,000 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2016: No estimated daily discharges. Records good except for discharges above 6,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2017: Records good except for discharges above 6,000 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2018: No estimated discharges. Records good except for discharges above 6,000 ft³/s, which are poor
  • Water Year 2019: Records good except for discharges above 6,000 ft³/s and estimated discharges, which are poor.
  • Water Year 2020: Records good except for discharges above 2,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, not determined, probably occurred Nov. 5, 1934, gage height, 15.0 ft, from floodmarks, present site at different datum; minimum daily discharge, 32 ft³/s, Sept. 29, 1965.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: July 2006 to September 2013 (seasonal record only, April to September). TURBIDITY: November 2013 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - WATER TEMPERATURE: TURBIDITY: FTS DTS-12 trubitdity 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 good. No record many days in Sept.
  • Water Year 2016: TURBIDITY records good. No record Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, 17-23 and Apr. 7-15.
  • Water Year 2017: TURBIDITY records excellent except for Oct.1 to June. 12, which are good. No record Dec. 11-14 and Jan. 13-15.
  • Water Year 2018: TURBIDITY records excellent except for Dec. 5 to Apr. 17, which are fair and Apr. 17 to Sept. 30, which are good. No record Feb. 21-23.
  • Water Year 2019: TURBIDITY records good except for Sept. 5-30, which are fair and Feb. 25 to Apr. 11, which are poor. No record Oct. 22 to Nov. 8, Feb. 5-6, 10-11 and Apr. 12-15.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 11.5 °C, July 30, 2009 and Aug. 02, 2009; no winter record. TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 1,270 FNU, Nov. 23, 2017; minimum recorded, 0.0 FNU many days in Nov. 2013.