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Water-Year Summary for Site 02027500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 37°42'08", long 79°01'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Nelson County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080203, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on State Highway 151, 0.2 mi southwest of Piney River Post Office, 1.7 mi downstream from Indian Creek, and 2.5 mi southeast of Lowesville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 47.7 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR VA-72-1: 1971(M). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1949 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 631.58 ft NGVD of 1929. Prior to May 27, 1969, water-stage recorder, and Nov. 4, 1969, to Feb. 26, 1970, nonrecording gage at site 20 ft downstream from former highway bridge at datum of 633.58 ft NGVD of 1929. Feb. 26, 1970, to Sept. 20, 1973, on right bank 20 ft upstream from bridge at datum of 633.58 ft NGVD of 1929. Sept. 20, 1973 to Apr. 29, 1999, at present site, at datum of 633.58 ft NGVD of 1929.
COOPERATION - Records were provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Water Division.
REMARKS - Periodic dewatering of upstream quarries adds small amount of inflow at times. Maximum discharge, 38,000 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 6,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in June 1949 reached a stage of 9.9 ft, from floodmarks.