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Water-Year Summary for Site 13340000

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
13340000 CLEARWATER RIVER AT OROFINO, ID
LOCATION - Lat 46°28'42", long 116°15'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.07, T.36 N., R.2 E., Clearwater County, ID, Hydrologic Unit 17060306, Orofino West quad., on right bank, 56 ft upstream from State Highway 7 bridge at Orofino, and at mile 44.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,507 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2010: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1930 to Sept. 1938, Oct. 1964 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 990.80 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Idaho Department of Highways). Prior to Sept. 30, 1938, non recording gage at site 0.1 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2014: Records good except for periods Nov. 24-27, Dec. 5-17, Jan. 4-8, Feb. 5-9, records poor.
  • Water Year 2015: Records good except for periods Nov. 14, 15, 17-19, records fair, and Dec. 30-Jan. 7, records poor.
  • Water Year 2016: Records good except for periods Nov. 8-13, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, Jan. 1-4, Feb. 26, 27, and March 2-7, records fair.
  • Water Year 2017: Records good except for periods Dec. 7-Feb. 10, records poor.
  • EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of June 8, 1964, reached a stage of 20.32 ft, present site and datum, discharge, 99,700 ft³/s.
    EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 87,300 ft³/s June 2, 1972, gage height, 18.84 ft, present datum; minimum observed, probably less than 250 ft³/s Jan. 8, 1937, during period of ice effect; minimum gage height, 1.69 ft, Dec. 5, 2009.
    WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
    PERIOD OF RECORD - Continuous water temperature data were collected Oct. 1993 to current year.
    REMARKS - Numerical uncertainty is not currently computed for time-series water-quality records but qualitative ratings are provided based on professional judgment.
  • Water Year 2014: Quality of water temperature records is good.
  • Water Year 2015: Quality of water temperature records is good.
  • Water Year 2016: Quality of water temperature records is good.
  • Water Year 2017: The practice of using qualitative ratings to describe data accuracy was discontinued in Water Year 2017
  • EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 29.5°C July 25, 1994; minimum, -0.2°C many days during winter months.