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Water-Year Summary for Site 12422500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12422500 SPOKANE RIVER AT SPOKANE, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°39'34", long 117°26'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.13, T.25 N., R.42 E., Spokane County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17010305, on right bank at Cochran Street in Spokane, 0.5 mi upstream from Hangman Creek, and at mile 72.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,290 mi². of which about 122 mi² in the vicinity of Hayden Lake is noncontributing to this station.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 532: 1891-1904. WSP 1246: Drainage area. WSP 1286: 1907-09.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1891 to current year. Chemical analyses October 1972 to September 1973.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,697 ft above NGVD of 1929 (river-profile survey). Prior to July 1, 1921, water-stage recorders and nonrecording gages at several sites within 4 mi of present site at various datums.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by powerplants of Avista Corp. at Post Falls, Idaho, 28.8 mi upstream and at Spokane, 1.3 mi upstream, and by Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho. Rathdrum Prairie Canal diverts water upstream from station for irrigation. In 1946, approximately 22,600 acres, of which about 15,000 acres utilized surface water, were under irrigation upstream from Spokane. Since 1966 irrigation has been from many wells in the valley near the river with only about 3,000 acres irrigated from the river. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Years 2014, 2017: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
  • Water Years 2015, 2016, 2018: No estimated daily discharges, records good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 49,000 ft³/s, estimated, May 31, 1894 (see WSP 532); minimum, 49.7 ft³/s Aug. 26, 1991, due to regulation for construction at Post Street Dam, but may have been lower during periods of missing record in 1991.