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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Med.,Min.)  
80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean)  
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
14240525 NORTH FORK TOUTLE RIVER BELOW SEDIMENT RETENTION STRUCTURE NEAR KID VALLEY, WA
LOCATION - Lat 46°22'19", long 122°34'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Cowlitz County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17080005, 1.3 mi downstream from Sediment Retention Structure, on left bank, 0.7 mi upstream from the mouth of the Green River, 1.8 mi east of Kid Valley, and at mile 12.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 146 mi². revised.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2007: 2001-02 (Average Annual Runoff). Maximum discharge for water year 2016 was revised on May 29, 2020, based on revision to rating extension.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1989 to September 1998, October 2000 to September 2002, October 2006 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 700.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). To convert to NAVD of 1988, add 3.26 feet (USGS Level 1 GNSS survey as per USGS T&M 11-D1).
REMARKS - Flow infrequently regulated 25 mi upstream by Spirit Lake Tunnel intake gate at times of tunnel inspection and repair, and rarely regulated 1.7 mi upstream by alterations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Sediment Retention Structure. Normally insignificant, regulation has affected the period of record minimum discharge, and some annual minimum discharges. No diversion upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station.
  • Water Year 2015: Records fair. Maximum discharge, 3,950 cfs, Jan. 5; minimum discharge, 179 cfs, Oct. 10 and 11.
  • Water Year 2016: Records fair, except for estimated daily discharges which are poor. Maximum discharge, 12,200 cfs, Dec. 9; minimum discharge, 191 cfs, Oct. 1 and 6.
  • Water Year 2017: Record is fair except for estimated discharge, which is poor. Maximum discharge, 6290 cfs on March 15; minimum discharge, 168 cfs on Sept. 15
  • Water Year 2018: Record is fair except for estimated discharge, which is poor. Maximum discharge, 5040 cfs on Oct. 22; minimum discharge, 172 cfs on Sept. 30.

  • Water Year 2019: Record is fair except for estimated discharge, which is poor. Maximum discharge, 3000 cfs on April 11; minimum discharge, 165 cfs on Oct. 3.
  • Water Year 2020: Record is fair except for estimated discharge, which is poor. Maximum discharge, 6940 cfs on Feb. 7; minimum discharge, 226 cfs on Sept. 10.

 

 

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - An outstanding flood occurred on May 18, 1980, from a mudflow caused by the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 13,100 ft³/s, Feb. 8, 1996, gage height, 62.13 ft; minimum discharge, 25 ft³/s, Oct. 5, 2012, during spillway construction at the Sediment Retention Structure.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - PRECIPITATION: October 2011 to September 2016.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket precipitation gage (8-inch American Sigma), with a 15-minute logging interval, since October 2011. 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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - PRECIPITATION: Maximum recorded, 0.33 inches, June 16, 2014.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: May to September 1990, May to September 1991. WATER TEMPERATURE: May to September 1990, May to September 1991, May 2001 to September 2002, October 2011 to current year. SUSPENDED SEDIMENT: February 2001 to September 2002, October 2006 to September 2017. TURBIDITY: May 2010 to September 2014.
INSTRUMENTATION - Automatic pumping sampler. D-74 suspended sediment sampler located near the bank operated cableway. Thermistor (FTS Digitemp), with a 15-minute logging interval, since November 2012. Turbidity sensor (FTS DTS-12), with a 15-minute logging interval, since May 2010. 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 -
EXTREMES FOR 2015 WATER YEAR.--SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily, 10,500 mg/L, Dec. 11; minimum daily, 128 mg/L, May 4. SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 65,600 tons, Nov. 25; minimum daily, 75 tons, Aug. 21.

EXTREMES FOR 2016 WATER YEAR.--SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily, 24,000 mg/L, Dec. 9; minimum daily, 63 mg/L,
Aug. 29-30.  SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 752,000 tons, Dec. 9; minimum daily, 41 tons, Aug. 29.

EXTREMES FOR 2017 WATER YEAR.--SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily, 16,600 mg/L, Feb. 16; minimum daily, 118 mg/L, Oct. 4. SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 192,000 tons, Feb. 16; minimum daily, 86 tons, Oct. 4.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 999 microsiemens, Sept. 26, 1991; minimum recorded, 322 microsiemens, May 26, 1991. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded 31.1°C, July 5, 2015; minimum recorded, -0.2°C, Dec. 7, 2013. SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily, 79,800 mg/L, Nov. 7, 2006; minimum daily, 31 mg/L, Aug. 30, 2010. SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 1,510,000 tons, Nov. 7, 2006; minimum daily, 27 tons, Sept. 13, 2010. TURBIDITY: Maximum recorded, 2,800 FNU, Sep. 30, 2013; minimum recorded, 6.6 FNU, Oct. 11, 2013.