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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Med.,Max.,Min.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
02203950 SNAPFINGER CREEK NEAR DECATUR, GA
LOCATION - Lat 33°45'48", long 84°13'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Dekalb County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03070103,
DRAINAGE AREA - 13.2 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: February 2010 to current year.
GAGE HEIGHT: February 2010 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 844.6 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 (leveling by Global Positioning System equipment). Prior to March 8, 2010, datum of gage was 846.81 feet above the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) of 1929.
COOPERATION - DeKalb County Department of Watershed Protection.
REMARKS -
For period: 10/01/2013-09/30/2014: Discharge records are fair, except for estimated days, which are poor. Gage-height records are fair.
For period: 10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Discharge records are fair. Gage-height records are fair.
For period: 10/01/2015-03/29/2018: Discharge records are good, except for estimated days, which are poor. Gage-height records are good.
For period: 03/30/2018-12/19/2018: Discharge records are fair, except for estimated days, which are poor. Gage-height records are good.
For period: 12/20/2018-09/30/2019: Discharge records are fair, except for estimated days, which are poor. Gage-height records are good.
For period: 10/01/2019-12/29/2020: Discharge records are fair. Gage-height records are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 3,800 cfs, May 27, 1963, from datum then in use; maximum gage-height recorded, 16.64 feet October 10, 2020; minimum daily discharge, 0.78 cfs, October 8, 2011.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 2010 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 2012 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: March 2012 to current year.
pH: March 2012 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2012 to current year.
DISSOLVED OXYGEN: March 2012 to current year.
TURBIDITY: March 2012 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Satellite telemetry with a continuous water-quality monitor and an automatic refrigerated sampler.
REMARKS -
For period 10/01/2013-09/30/2014: Specific conductance, pH, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.
For period 10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Specific conductance, pH, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.
For period 10/01/2015-09/30/2016: Specific conductance records rated fair. pH, water temperature and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.
For period 10/01/2016-09/30/2017: Specific conductance records rated fair. pH, water temperature and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.
For period 10/01/2017-09/30/2018: Specific conductance records rated fair. pH, water temperature and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.
For period 10/01/2018-09/30/2019: Specific conductance records rated fair. pH, water temperature and dissolved oxygen records rated good. Turbidity records rated fair.

Data for parameter code 63680 (turbidity) were collected using a probe with the following specifications: turbidity, water, monochrome near infra-red LED light, 780-900 nm, detection angle 90 +/-2.5 degrees, FNU (Formazin Nephelometric Units). Hydrologic event 9 indicates a routine sample while J designates a storm event sample. Laboratory chemical analyses are by RTI Laboratory, Livonia, MI. Laboratory sediment analyses are by the U.S. Geological Survey, KY Sediment Laboratory. Field determinations of discharge, specific conductance, pH, water temperature, turbidity, barometric pressure, bacteria, and dissolved oxygen are by the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 2,000 microsiemens, January 22, 2018; Minimum, 24 microsiemens, August 9, 2017, March 3, 2019 and August 21, 2020 

pH: Maximum, 9.2 units, June 24, 2019; minimum, 5.6 units, October 2, 2012.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 30.1°C, July 1, 2012; minimum, 0.1°C, January 30, 2014, January 5, 18, 2018.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 13.6 mg/L, January 23, 2013; minimum, 0.5 mg/L, September 8, 2018 and September 7, 2019

TURBIDITY: Maximum, 1,090 FNU, December 24, 2015, August 2, 2016; minimum, <0.5 FNU, October 18, 2017.