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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
14103000 DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY, NEAR BIGGS, OR
LOCATION - Lat 45°37'20", long 120°54'16" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.26, T.2 N., R.15 E., Sherman County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17070306, on right bank, at Moody, 4.0 mi southwest of Biggs and at mile 1.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 10,500 mi². approximately.
REVISIONS HISTORY -

WSP 754: Drainage area. WDR OR-96-1: 1965(M).

Revisions: Discharges approved and reported via NWISWeb for many days during period Apr. 28 to Sept. 15, 2016 have been revised.

SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1897 to December 1899 (published as "near Moro"), July 1906 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1318.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 167.54 ft above NGVD of 1929. Oct. 19, 1897 to Dec. 31, 1899, nonrecording gage at site 10 mi upstream at different datum. July 22, 1906 to July 18, 1930, nonrecording gage at site 300 ft downstream at datum 0.50 ft lower.
REMARKS - Some fluctuation caused by Lake Simtustus and reregulating reservoir since 1957 (combined capacity for normal operation, 6,500 acre-ft). Some winter and spring runoff stored in Ochoco Reservoir (active capacity, 39,600 acre-ft, from survey completed in 1990), in Crescent Lake, and Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoirs (combined active capacity, 342,200 acre-ft), since 1960 in Prineville Reservoir (active capacity, 148,600 acre-ft, from survey completed in 1998), and since 1964 in Lake Billy Chinook (active capacity, 273,900 acre-ft). Large diversions in upper basin for irrigation.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 70,300 ft³/s Feb. 8, 1996, gage height, 12.08 ft, from rating curve extended above 47,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; minimum discharge, 2,400 ft³/s Dec. 5, 1957.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1911-12, 1953-58, 1962-90.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1975 to September 1981.

WATER TEMPERATURE: December 1952 to February 1954, November 1954 to September 1958, June 1962 to September 1981, July 2011 to current year.

INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature probe and data logger.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 241 microsiemens July 15, 1978; minimum, 63 microsiemens Dec. 5, 1975.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 23.8°C June 30, July 1, 2015; minimum, 0.5°C Dec. 30, 1955.