U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Data - Ohio, Water Year 97, Vol. 1 | Scioto River Basin



			03229500 BIG WALNUT CREEK AT REES, OHIO

LOCATION.--Lat 39051'24", long 82057'26", in NE 1/4 sec. 26, T.4 N., R.22 W., Franklin County, Hydrologic Unit 
05060001, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on Reese Road, 0.5 mi southwest of Rees, 4.2 mi downstream 
from Alum Creek, and 10.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--544 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1921 to December 1935, October 1938 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, 
published in WSP 1305.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1053: 1929, 1933(M), 1945. WSP 1305: 1923(M), 1925-26(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 698.20 ft above sea level. Aug. 18, 1921, to Oct. 23, 1927, nonrecording 
gage at site 0.3 mi upstream at datum 2.00 ft higher prior to Oct. 1, 1924, at present datum thereafter.
REMARKS.--Record fair. Flow regulated by Hoover Reservoir 26 mi upstream (see station 03228400) and Alum Creek Lake 
30 mi upstream since August 1973. Beginning June 15, 1956, diversion at Morse Road Treatment Plant, 21 mi upstream 
from station, for municipal water supply for the city of Columbus. Water-quality data collected at this site. 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 59,800 ft3/s Jan. 22, 1959, gage height, 22.03 ft (from highwater 
mark in well), from rating curve extended above 13,000 ft3/s on basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak 
flow; minimum, 5 ft3/s Sept. 4, 5, 10-12, 1925; minimum daily since 1956, 9.4 ft3/s Sept. 13, 1964.

	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       123      223     2410      443      269      803      258      175     7480     1070      100      113
   2        99      205      806      434      233     3920      208      139     7840      461       95      108
   3        81      183      716      221      222     2520      187     1050     6110      606       92       95
   4        75      182      615      147     1220      819      179      720     3190      269      582       89
   5        75      181      582      408     3460      761      239      327      467      209      221       88
 
   6        74      185      655      350     2530     1340      275      253     1100      174      114       88
   7        68      238      283      195     2570     2180      193      176     1660      138       90       82
   8        67      598      164      166     e700     1890      183      250     1630      136       78       77
   9        84      240      140      171     e517     1200      160      451     1580      222       73       79
  10       110      241      125      190     e460     2460      148      226     1530      208       74      119
 
  11        78      197      118      120     e435     1760      146      168      963      140      150      271
  12        65      175      235     e122     e410     1160      385      140      650      123      162      162
  13        60      162      355     e118     e555      792      380      129     2080       95      725       94
  14        62      161      282     e117     e330     2150      222      155     1090       90      208       76
  15       214      150      235     e116     e247     2330      170      389      349      104      391       70
 
  16       138      147      240     e288     e190     1250      161      196      483       85      332       68
  17       102      152     2680     e208      184      826      170      129     3200       76     3240       61
  18       360      234     1290     e200      190     1360      147      146     2750       88     2660       64
  19       334      183     1230      178      238     1140      133      228     1810      167      964       66
  20       135      166     1130       97      285      758      127      218      854      120     1290      131
 
  21       121      164      462      109      465      331      123      136      468       89     1070       71
  22       170      186      333      274      683      265      119      114      348      187      918       59
  23       253      140      466      621      448      226      120       99      295      515      443       53
  24       257       85     2340     e390      287      211      123       93      214      362      303       58
  25       208      155     1080    e1130      302      198      130      394      173      152      292       69
 
  26       194     1830      797     e400      320      385      118      890      182       99      229       60
  27       214      547     1050     e640      487      264      115      803      189     1900      183       51
  28       197      266      592     2140      918      227      267      170      141      593      159       61
  29       192      198      519     1090      ---      431      162      177      133      272      137       54
  30       212      473      482      892      ---      301      120      230      737      149      126       49
  31       245      ---      456      288      ---      334      ---      495      ---      112      120      ---
 
 TOTAL    4667     8247    22868    12263    19155    34592     5468     9266    49696     9011    15621     2586
 MEAN      151      275      738      396      684     1116      182      299     1657      291      504     86.2
 MAX       360     1830     2680     2140     3460     3920      385     1050     7840     1900     3240      271
 MIN        60       85      118       97      184      198      115       93      133       76       73       49
 (+)       110      105     95.6     99.7     82.5     86.2     95.4     99.9      113      121      113      113

  STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN      215      413      540      566      731      802      663      551      522      392      298      233
 MAX       951     1398     2110     1458     1747     1688     1467     2057     1657     1313     1566     1814
 (WY)     1987     1986     1991     1993     1990     1984     1979     1996     1997     1990     1980     1979
 MIN      57.4     47.8      111      115      110      121      130     63.3     64.0     84.7     52.8     57.3
 (WY)     1995     1992     1988     1977     1992     1983     1976     1976     1988     1991     1993     1985
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                      275585                     193440                                             
 ANNUAL MEAN                          753                        530                        539 =                 
 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        740              1979
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         221              1992
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  7850     Apr 30            7840     Jun  2           14000       Sep 15 1979
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     51     Sep 15              49     Sep 30              22       Jul 10 1988
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM              61     Aug 29              57     Sep 24              25       Jul  4 1988
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        9440     Jun  1           21700       Sep 15 1979
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         13.30  Jun  1              17.75    Sep 15 1979
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                           49     Sep 30                                  
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  2120                       1240                       1240                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   263                        221                        191                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    78                         87                         58                  
 
 (+)  Average diversion by City of Columubus Municipal Water Supply.
  =   Adjusted for diversion.
  e   Estimated.


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