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Water-Year Summary for Site 02162035

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Min.,Mean,Max.)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Mean,Min.)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
02162035 BROAD RIVER NEAR COLUMBIA, SC
LOCATION - Lat 34°02'54", long 81°04'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Richland County, SC, Hydrologic Unit 03050106, on upstream side of second bridge pier from left bank beneath I-20 bridge over Broad River near Columbia, approximately 0.9 mi. east of I-20/US 176 interchange.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,230 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Discharge for the period Oct. 1, 2015, to Jan. 04, 2017, was revised on March. 16, 2018, based on changes to the stage-discharge and velocity ratings.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 2011 to current year.
GAGE - Data collection platform and acoustic velocity meter. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (from topographic map).
REMARKS -

For the 2014 water year, records fair.
For the 2015 water year, records fair.
For the 2016 water year, records poor.
For the 2017 water year, records fair, except for discharge below 4000 cfs and estimated discharge, which are poor.
For the 2018 water year, records fair, except for discharge below 4000 cfs and estimated discharge, which are poor.
For the 2019 water year, records fair, except for discharge below 4000 cfs and estimated discharge, which are poor.
For the 2020 water year, records fair, except for discharge below 4000 cfs and estimated discharge, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

Maximum instantaneous discharge, 120,000 cfs, Oct. 4, 2015 (Hurricane Joaquin). Maximum instantaneous gage height of 166.50 ft, Oct. 4, 2015.

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 2011 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - pH: July 2011 to current year. TEMPERATURE: July 2011 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: July 2011 to current year. TURBIDITY: July 2011 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality multiprobe and data collection platform.
REMARKS -
For the 2014 water year, pH records rated good. 
For the 2014 water year, temperature records rated good. 
For the 2014 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated good. 
For the 2014 water year, turbidity records rated good except for Jan. 22 to Mar. 27, which are fair,
and Dec. 4 to Jan. 12, June 20 to July 10, Aug. 15-19, which are poor.

For the 2015 water year, pH records rated good except for Jul. 31 to Aug. 6, which are poor. 
For the 2015 water year, temperature records rated excellent. 
For the 2015 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated good. 
For the 2015 water year, turbidity records rated poor.

For the 2016 water year, pH records rated excellent except for Apr. 14 to Jun. 15, Jun. 27 to 
Aug. 26, which are good, Aug. 26 to Sept 30, which are fair. 
For the 2016 water year, temperature records rated excellent except for Aug. 26 to Sept. 23, 
which are good. 
For the 2016 water year, dissolved oxygen records rated excellent except for Nov. 18 to Dec. 14, 
Dec. 28 to Jan. 14, Mar. 17 to Apr. 14, Aug. 26 to Sept. 23, which are good, Oct 29 to Nov. 18, 
which are fair. 
For the 2016 water year, turbidity records rated fair except for Mar. 16 to Apr. 14, May 20 to 
Jun 27, Aug. 2-26, Sept. 23-30, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
pH: Maximum, 9.4 standard units, July 7, 2012; minimum 5.9 standard units, February 8,2020.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 33.9°C, July 30, Aug. 10, 2011; minimum, 2.6°C, Jan. 5, 2018.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 14.1 mg/L, January 5,2018, ; minimum, 4.4 mg/L, July 24, 2015.
TURBIDITY: Maximum, 737 FNU, July 14, 2018; minimum, <1 FNU, October 25, 2016.