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Water-Year Summary for Site 12098500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12098500 WHITE RIVER NEAR BUCKLEY, WA
LOCATION - Lat 47°09'05", long 121°56'55" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.08, T.19 N., R.7 E., King County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110014, on right bank 0.4 mi upstream from Red Creek, 1.7 mi downstream from Mud Mountain Dam, 3.8 mi east of Buckley, 7.4 mi downstream from Clearwater River and at mile 27.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 401 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1247: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1928 to November 1933, October 1938 to September 2003 (daily discharge). October 2003 to current year (stage only).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (Corps of Engineers benchmark). Oct. 26 to Dec. 9, 1928, nonrecording gage, and Dec. 9, 1928, to Nov. 30, 1933, water-stage recorder at site 3.0 mi upstream at different datum. Nov. 26, 1938, to Feb. 14, 1939, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. Oct. 26, 2004, to Sept. 30, 2005, water-stage recorder at site 50 ft downstream at present datum.
COOPERATION - Water-stage recorder inspected by Corps of Engineers.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Mud Mountain Lake (station 12098000) for flood control. Storage is not retained and observed annual runoff closely represents natural runoff of the basin. No diversion upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter at station. Chemical analyses July 1981; water temperatures March 1971 to September 1972; sediment records November 1971 to November 1972.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in December 1933 reached a stage of 23.4 ft, from floodmarks, at former site, discharge, 28,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 3,500 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 17,000 ft³/s, Feb. 26, 1932, gage height, 17.5 ft, site and datum then in use, from rating curve extended above 3,500 ft³/s; probably no flow for part of each day Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, Nov. 14, Dec. 1, 5, 15, 1958; Jan. 3, Mar. 24, June 8, Aug. 19, 1959; minimum daily discharge, 59 ft³/s, June 25, 1957, Mar. 26, 1958.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - 70 years (water years 1929-33, 1939-2003), 1,435 ft³/s, 48.60 in/yr, 1,040,000 acre-ft/yr, adjusted for storage since December 1943.