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Water-Year Summary for Site 14162100

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62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Obs.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 44°10'21.16", long 122°19'31.40" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.16, T.16 S., R.4 E., Lane County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17090004, in intake tower near left end of Blue River Dam on Blue River, 1.4 mi north of town of Blue River, and at mile 1.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 87.3 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1968 to September 2003, October 2013 to current year. Prior to October 1971, published as Blue River Reservior near Blue River.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
COOPERATION - Capacity table furnished by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by earthfill dam with concrete gate and spillway section, completed in 1968 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; storage began October 1968. Total capacity is 89,520 acre-ft at elevation 1,357 ft, maximum pool, and active capacity is 85,550 acre-ft between elevations 1,180 ft, minimum flood control pool, and 1,357 ft. Lake's primary purposes are flood risk management, water quality improvement, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and improved navigation. Month-end contents and change in contents discontinued water year 2003.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 86,260 acre-ft Apr. 28, 1990, elevation, 1,353.63 ft; minimum contents observed since first filling in 1968, 305 acre-ft Dec. 7, 1973, elevation, 1,125.47 ft.