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Water Resources Data - Ohio, Water Year 97, Vol. 1 | Scioto River Basin



			03229000 ALUM CREEK AT COLUMBUS, OHIO

LOCATION.--Lat 39056'42", long 82056'28", in NW 1/4 sec. 24, T.5 N., R.22 W., Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit 
05060001, on left bank 0.2 mi downstream from Livingston Avenue bridge in Columbus, and 6 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--189 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1923 to December 1935, January 1938 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 758: 1933. WSP 1305: 1928(M). WSP 1908: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 733.69 ft above sea level.
REMARKS.--Records fair. Flow regulated by Alum Creek Lake 19 mi upstream, since Aug. 1973. Water-quality and sediment 
data collected at this site. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 26,400 ft3/s Jan. 22, 1959, gage height, 19.59 ft (from high-water 
mark in well), from rating curve extended above 17,000 ft3/s on basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak 
flow; no flow Sept. 21-29, 1959.

	DISCHARGE, CUBIC FEET PER SECOND, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1996 TO SEPTEMBER 1997                   
					DAILY MEAN VALUES                                                
 
 DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP
 
   1        30      135      812      354       87      412       51       62     3520      474       20       20
   2        23      131      255      309       81     1080       44       64     1180      159       16       18
   3        19      130      501       82       80      220       38      342      262      205       15       16
   4        19      131      481       64      680      135       37      105      113      126      279       14
   5        18      130      485      191      836      101       82       58      126      115       52       13
 
   6        17      131      489       93      951      258       64       57     1170       78       26       14
   7        15      150       76      e63      998     1610       51       47     1620       66       19       14
   8        15      252       52      e60      315     1590       43      112     1600       66       15       14
   9        21      116       45      e59     e270      710       38       91     1570      106       14       14
  10        32      122       41      e59     e250      920       34       52     1490       78       14       64
 
  11        22      104       39      e58     e240      821       30       42      798       68       13       54
  12        18       98       80      e58     e235      649      129       34      534       55      138       34
  13        17       94      128      e57     e222      273       72       30      911       31      220       20
  14        95       91      144      e58     e120      756       52       46      255       23       47       15
  15       139       87      134      e60      e70      288       42       79       77       23      165       14
 
  16        59       86      210      e64      e66      161       35       46      360       19       96       14
  17        45       91     1310      e62      e62      303       32       35      600       16     1420       19
  18       248      134      676      e58       62      839       30       58      354       30      702       16
  19        99       92     1050      e54       66      741       27       71      169       91      454       15
  20        59       87      983       55       80      414       25       86       95       39      583       27
 
  21        60       94      264       51       92       69       23       47       64       24      463       16
  22       138       95      241      201       87       60       22       34       41      114      207       15
  23       183       60      325      198       74       53       21       26       32      177       86       14
  24       145       34      957     e160       83       49       21       21       28       77       51       18
  25       140      128      599     e360      152       55       20      191       26       40       75       17
 
  26       144      762      632     e122      181       95       21      126       24       25       45       15
  27       156      112      903     e410      295       56       24       54       23      509       33       14
  28       141       82      395     1050      366       56       75       42       22       87       27       14
  29       138       68      377      784      ---      105       46       74       89       45       22       14
  30       177      198      367      599      ---       65       31       60      377       28       21       15
  31       141      ---      360       99      ---       71      ---      601      ---       30       20      ---
 
 TOTAL    2573     4025    13411     5952     7101    13015     1260     2793    17530     3024     5358      581
 MEAN     83.0      134      433      192      254      420     42.0     90.1      584     97.5      173     19.4
 MAX       248      762     1310     1050      998     1610      129      601     3520      509     1420       64
 MIN        15       34       39       51       62       49       20       21       22       16       13       13
 
 STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN      101      197      246      225      300      300      220      215      202      156      110      107
 MAX       536      637      780      556      784      662      550      863      602      532      808      738
 (WY)     1987     1986     1991     1993     1990     1984     1979     1996     1990     1990     1980     1980
 MIN      15.7     25.8     32.8     27.2     24.9     38.5     29.9     28.7     18.8     11.4     11.2     14.8
 (WY)     1988     1976     1988     1981     1992     1983     1976     1976     1988     1982     1982     1985
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                      106776                      76623                                             
 ANNUAL MEAN                          292                        210                        198                  
 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        359              1980
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          66.3            1992
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  2350     Apr 29            3520     Jun  1            6840       Sep 14 1979
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     13     Sep  1              13     Aug 11               1.5     Aug 30 1982
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM              14     Aug 28              14     Sep  3               2.4     Jul 16 1991
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        5370     Jun  1            8600       Sep 14 1979
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          9.81  Jun  1              12.50    Sep 14 1979
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                           13     Aug 11               1.5     Aug 30 1982
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   941                        613                        552                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   100                         78                         64                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    19                         19                         15                  

e Estimated.


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