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Water-Year Summary for Site 15747000

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00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 67°52'34", long 163°40'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 sec.34, T.29 N., R.22 W., Northwest Arctic Borough, AK, Hydrologic Unit 19050404, (Noatak D-4 quad), on left bank 0.1 mi downstream from the mouth of Tutak Creek and 25 mi northeast of Kivalina.
DRAINAGE AREA - 705 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - On September 19, 2014, maximum and daily discharges for some water years were revised. They supersede figures previously published Water-Data Reports for those years. Previous or subsequent revisions to data presented in this report, if any, are available in USGS Water Data for the Nation at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/inventory?search_site_no=15747000.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1984 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 175 ft above sea level, from topographic map.
REMARKS - GOES satellite telemetry at station. Flow from 2.8 square miles of the drainage basin is regulated by a tailings dam at the Red Dog Mine site. Up to 25 ft³/s of the flow at the gage may be discharge from Red Dog Mine during the summer period.
PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE:   August 2017 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature recorder deployed on August 10, 2017 set for 15 minute recording interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 17.5°C, July 12, 2019; minimum, 0.0°C, on many days during winter and spring breakup periods.