USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
15266300 KENAI RIVER AT SOLDOTNA, AK
LOCATION - Lat 60°28'39", long 151°04'46" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.32, T.5 N., R.10 W., Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK, Hydrologic Unit 19020302, (Kenai B-3 quad), on left bank 80 ft downstream of bridge on Sterling Highway, and 1.0 mi southwest of Soldotna.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,020 mi².
- WRD AK-00-1 drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1965 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 40.40 ft NAVD88. Prior to May 5, 2005, water-stage recorder near center of span on downstream side of bridge on Sterling Highway, same datum. Prior to May 1, 1997, non-recording gage near center of span on downstream side of bridge on Sterling Highway, same site and datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1952-53, 1955-56, 1958, 1967-74, 1977, 1979-81, 1998-2001, 2014 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: August to December 1979, August to November 1999, May to September 2001.
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1998 to September 2001, May 2014 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Electronic water-temperature recorder set for 15 minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 18.4°C, August 13, 2019; minimum, 0.0°C, on many days during winter periods.