USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
15292700 TALKEETNA RIVER NEAR TALKEETNA, AK
LOCATION - Lat 62°20'49", long 150°01'01" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.16, T.26 N., R.4 W., Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, Hydrologic Unit 19020503, (Talkeetna B-1 quad), on left bank 1.7 mi downstream from Chunilna Creek, 3.5 mi northeast of Talkeetna, and about 5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,010 mi².
- WRD AK 2000-1: Drainage Area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1964 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 400 ft above sea level, from topographic map. From October 1, 1992 to September 30, 1994 at site 0.5 mi upstream at different datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1954, 1966 to 2000, and 2012 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: April 1954 to September 1954, and Water year 2012 to current year.
TURBIDITY: May 2013 to October 2014 (seasonal).
INSTRUMENTATION - WATER TEMPERATURE: Electronic water temperature sensor set to 15 minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 15.0°C, July 6, 2019; minimum, 0.0°C, many days during winter and spring breakup.
TURBIDITY: Maximum observed 1360 FNU, July 26, 2013; minimum observed, 1.0 FNU, numerous days, October 2013.