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Water-Year Summary for Site 12172000

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00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12172000 BIG BEAVER CREEK NEAR NEWHALEM, WA
LOCATION - Lat 48°46'40", long 121°04'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Whatcom County, WA, Hydrologic Unit 17110005, on rightbank, 0.3 mi upstream from mouth, 60 mi east of Bellingham.
DRAINAGE AREA - 63.2 mi².  
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 982: 1942. WSP 1932: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1940 to September 1948 (published as Beaver Creek near Newhalem), November 1962 to September 1969 and June 27, 2018 to current water year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,600 ft above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile map.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2018: Records good except discharges above 750 ft³/s, which are fair and estimated discharges, which are poor. No record Oct. 1 to June 26.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 4,420 ft³/s, Oct. 22, 1963, gage height, 7.59 ft., from rating curve extended above 2,000 ft³/s; maximum gage height, 7.76 ft., Dec. 3, 1941. Minimum discharge, 64 ft³/s, part or all of each day March 7-12, 1969.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: June 2018 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature sensor with 5-minute logging interval, interfaced directly with a data collection platform for satellite telemetry.
REMARKS -
  • Water Year 2018: Temperature records are excellent except Aug. 27 to Sept. 19, which are good. No record Oct. 1 to June 27.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 12.4°C, July 31, 2018; minimum, 6.6°C, June 27, 2018. No record Oct. 1, 2017 to June 26, 2018.