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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum) [Operational]  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
02314500 SUWANNEE RIVER AT FARGO, GA
LOCATION - Lat 30°40'50", long 82°33'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Clinch County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03110201, on downstream side of right bank pier of bridge on US 441, 4.0 mi upstream from Suwannoochee Creek, 12.0 mi downstream from Mixons Ferry dam site, and at Fargo.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,130 mi². (Drainage area includes part of the Okefenokee Swamp watershed, the boundaries of which are indeterminable).
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1234: Drainage area. WSP 1504: 1928-30. WDR GA-08-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
DISCHARGE: January 1927 to December 1931, April 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for April 1937, published in WSP 1304.
GAGE-HEIGHT: January 1921 to September 1923 (gage-heights only), October 1986 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 91.0 feet above the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 (leveling by Global Positioning System equipment). From January 27, 1921 to September 30, 1923, a non-recording gage was located at site 1,200 feet upstream at datum 3.00 feet higher. From January 27, 1927 to December 31, 1931 and from April 20, 1937 to June 10, 1938, a non-recording gage was located at site 1,000 feet upstream at datum 1.00 feet higher. From June 11, 1938 to November 26, 1952, a non-recording gage was located at site 1,000 feet upstream at present datum. From October 14, 1960 to October 29, 1970, an auxiliary water-stage recorder was located at a site about 3.0 miles upstream, and since November 5, 1971, an auxiliary water-stage recorder was located at a site about 2.0 miles upstream.
COOPERATION - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.
REMARKS -
For Period: 10/01/2013-09/30/2015: Discharge records fair, except for those with Estimated Daily Discharge which are poor. Gage Height records fair.
For Period: 10/01/2015-01/11/2017: Discharge records fair, except for those with Estimated Daily Discharge which are poor. Gage Height records good.
For Period: 01/11/2017-12/12/2019: Discharge records fair, except for those with Estimated Daily Discharge which are poor. Gage Height records fair.
For Period: 12/12/2019-11/01/2021: Discharge records fair, except for those with Estimated Daily Discharge which are poor. Gage Height records fair.

Low flow at times affected by manipulation of water level at Mixons Ferry Dam.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge recorded, 13,800 cfs, October 1, 1928; maximum gage-height recorded, 21.01 feet, April 9, 1972; minimum daily discharge, no flow on a number of days during 1932, 1944, 1954, 1955, and 2011 water years.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 2002 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1968 to February 1994, December 1994 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE:  June 2016-10/12/2017: records good.
WATER TEMPERATURE:  10/12/2017-06/14/2018: records fair.
WATER TEMPERATURE:  06/14/2018-10/22/2020: records good.
COOPERATION - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.
REMARKS -

DISCRETE WATER QUALITY:  Analyzing agency is represented by the five-digit code listed under USGS Water Science Center special parameter code 99920. Laboratory analyses with analyzing agency code 81341 are by the Laboratory Services Section, Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  Field determinations of Discharge, Specific Conductance, pH, Water Temperature, Air Temperature, and Dissolved Oxygen are by the U.S. Geological Survey.

CONTINUOUS WATER QUALITY:  For Period: 01/11/2017-10/12/2017: Water Temperature records good.