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Water-Year Summary for Site 073816525

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
073816525 Mouth of Atchafalaya River at Atchafalaya Bay
LOCATION - Lat 29°25'48.9", long 91°20'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, St. Mary Parish, LA, Hydrologic Unit 08080101, Located approx 19.5 miles southwest of Morgan City, LA and 5 miles northeast of NOAA Eugene Island tidal station, on US Coast Guard channel light #43.
DRAINAGE AREA - Indeterminate
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 2015 to present.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is assumed.
COOPERATION - United States Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

Records good. Gage height affected by wind and tide at all stages. Satellite telemetry at station.

Site was submerged on Jul 13, 2019 by Hurricane Barry; extremes could have been exceeded this period of missing data.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum recorded gage height, 9.56ft, Hurricane Laura, Aug 27, 2020; minimum recorded gage height, 2.44ft, Jan 17, 2018.