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Water-Year Summary for Site 07164500

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
07164500 ARKANSAS RIVER AT TULSA, OK
LOCATION - Lat 36°08'26", long 96°00'22" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.11, T.19 N., R.12 E., Tulsa County, OK, Hydrologic Unit 11110101, at right abutment on downstream side of 11th Street bridge in Tulsa, 10.1 mi upstream from Polecat Creek, 15.1 mi downstream from Keystone Dam, and at mile 523.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 74,460 mi² of which 11,649 mi² probably is noncontributing. From automated delineation using 10-meter National Elevation Dataset digital elevation model data dated 10/01/2006 and Watershed Boundary Dataset dated 10/01/2006, using Albers Equal-Area Projection, North American Datum 1983.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR 2012: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1925 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1904 are published in reports of the National Weather Service.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 615.22 feet above NAVD 88. The current datum was determined by a GNSS Level II survey (REF FRAME: NAD_83(2011)(EPOCH:2010.0000) ITRF2014 (EPOCH:2021.5746)[NAVD88 (Computed using GEOID18)]) and tied to RM-16  Prior to 10/01/2021 the datum of gage was 615.23 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Except for 109 mi² intervening area, flow completely regulated by Keystone Lake (station 07164200) since September 1964. Prior to September 1964, minor regulation by John Martin Lake in Colorado and by Great Salt Plains Lake (station 07150000). Prior to Feb. 2, 1939, nonrecording gage and Feb. 2, 1939 to Sept. 30, 1952, water-stage recorder at datum 3.00 ft higher.
REMARKS -

10/01/2020 to 09/30/2021 record rated fair. 

Quality of data for other periods can be obtained by contacting the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center.

All estimated periods are considered poor unless noted otherwise.

The maximum peak stage during the period of October 01,2013 to November 02, 2014 occurred during slight backwater from I-244 bridge construction activities. Average discharge prior to regulation, 1926-1964, 6,554 cubic feet per second.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage for the period of 1904 - 1924, 22.8 ft, June 13, 1923, present datum, from reports of National Weather Service.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Minimum daily value for period of record, 27 cubic feet per second, October 12, 13, 1956.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -

WATER TEMPERATURE: March 1977 to September 1981, September 1983 to November 1983, March 1987 to current year. 

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: March 1977 to July 1985, October 1987 to May 1998 (discontinued).

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: January 2011 to November 2020 (discontinued).

REMARKS -

Accuracy rating of the record for the 2021 Water Year:

Water Temperature: Good

Dissolved Oxygen: Fair; this parameter was discontinued November 2020

Quality of data for other periods can be obtained by contacting the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 35.2 C, July 22, 2017; Minimum, -0.3 C, February 5, 6, 11 and March 4, 2014. 

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum daily, 7,820 microsiemens, Feb. 16, 1978; Minimum, 299 microsiemens, November 5, 1994 (discontinued 1998).

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 19.8 mg/l, December 9, 2014; Minimum, 2.5 mg/l, June 24,2018 (discontinued November 2020).