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


			03270000 MAD RIVER NEAR DAYTON, OHIO

LOCATION.--Lat 39047'50", long 84005'19", in SW 1/4 sec. 7, R. 8, T.2, Green County, Hydrologic Unit 05080001, on left 
bank in retarding basin 300 ft upstream from Huffman Dam, 2.3 mi downstream from Mud Run, 6.2 mi northeast of 
Dayton and at mile 6.1. Water-quality sampling site was on left bank 900 ft downstream.
DRAINAGE AREA.--635 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1914 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 453: 1915. WSP 743: 1929-32. WSP 1305: 1916(M), 1925(M) 1930-32(M). WSP 1908: Drainage area. 
WDR-OH-82-1: 1980.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 777.06 ft above sea level. Jan. 21, 1959, to Dec. 14, 1967, at site 
900 ft downstream, at datum 77.01 ft lower. See WSP 1725 for history of changes prior to Jan. 21, 1959. Water-
quality data collected at this site 1947-1948, 1962-1963, 1966-1980.
REMARKS.--Records goodt except for periods of estimated record, which are poor. Flood flows affected by backwater 
from Huffman retarding dam beginning in 1921, some regulation by C. J. Brown Reservoir 26 mi upstream on Buck 
Creek since 1974. Also see REMARKS for station 03269500. 
COOPERATION.--Gage-height tapes and 8 discharge measurements furnished by Miami Conservancy District.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 21,200 ft3/s Jan. 22, 1959 (based on Huffman retarding basin   
outflow records); maximum gage height, 87.9 ft Feb. 26, 1929, at site and datum then in use; minimum daily   
discharge, 94 ft3/s Aug. 6, 1934, but may have been less during period 1921-24.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of March 25, 1913, reached a stage of 14.0 ft, original site and datum; 
discharge 75,700 ft3/s, computed by Miami Conservancy District.

	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       574      334     2900      835      669      942      680      541     4760     1190      366      322
   2       525      331     1950      801      630     3550      644      585     7120      820      338      331
   3       498      325     1290      700      621     2070      625     2290     3900      815      334      331
   4       459      325     1050      669     1940     1570      611     1790     2500      701      405      309
   5       465      325      954      976     3630     1310      665     1200     2130      642      377      299
 
   6       456      327      935      957     1930     1550      681     1030     1840      608      342      290
   7       449      357      753      777    e1350     1270      612      883     1360      591      342      282
   8       436      436      689     e680     1120     1110      573      874     1240      580      334      273
   9       385      380      639     e610      999     1060      557      919     1170      742      325      280
  10       375      370      594     e580      929     1660      551      821     1090      658      315      364
 
  11       370      350      582     e560      842     1470      552      753     1220      570      311      325
  12       363      346      697     e540      805     1180      685      691     1140      529      329      294
  13       357      362      773     e530      751     1050      694      657      891      503      470      283
  14       352      361      679     e520      741     1880      618      654      919      488      365      281
  15       352      358      608     e510      722     1760      577      663      796      490      367      285
 
  16       318      338      691     e500      683     1250      562      588      838      468      344      284
  17       340      331     3630     e540      657     1120      561      556     1440      453      702      281
  18       499      364     2730    e1000      657     1230      552      533     1060      440     1320      293
  19       471      337     1440     e740      756     1460      536      592     1000      423      631      285
  20       428      341     1170     e560      826     1230      527      598     1110      417      788      288
 
  21       417      375     1240     e490      892     1100      520      559      886      411      784      303
  22       407      384     1180     1230      920     1010      516      534      740      459      541      316
  23       440      346      815     1710      795      914      505      533      696      672      469      316
  24       418      333     3100    e1000      738      859      501      506      678      568      426      320
  25       341      435    e1800     e600      705      824      496      504      656      466      411      320
 
  26       318     2260    e1300     e620      709      821      471      584      666      431      397      314
  27       334     1350     1090      892     1010      700      465      552      635      423      382      308
  28       317      910     1040     1950     1050      670      501      498      595      524      364      307
  29       330      754     1050     1020      ---      787      479      502      578      457      353      302
  30       335     1010      958     e800      ---      795      462      507      583      408      342      298
  31       333      ---      899      723      ---      744      ---      823      ---      393      333      ---
 
 TOTAL   12462    15155    39226    24620    28077    38946    16979    23320    44237    17340    13907     9084
 MEAN      402      505     1265      794     1003     1256      566      752     1475      559      449      303
 MAX       574     2260     3630     1950     3630     3550      694     2290     7120     1190     1320      364
 MIN       317      325      582      490      621      670      462      498      578      393      311      273
 CFSM      .63      .80     1.99     1.25     1.58     1.98      .89     1.18     2.32      .88      .71      .48
 IN.       .73      .89     2.30     1.44     1.64     2.28      .99     1.37     2.59     1.02      .81      .53
 
 STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN      438      549      730      769      908      969      939      893      760      634      457      404
 MAX      1425     1175     2027     1559     1839     1637     1561     2885     1745     1525     1235     1528
 (WY)     1987     1986     1991     1991     1975     1978     1996     1996     1981     1993     1979     1979
 MIN       216      235      236      239      287      344      444      268      192      211      172      217
 (WY)     1989     1995     1977     1977     1992     1983     1976     1988     1988     1988     1988     1987
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1974 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                      402974                     283353                                             
 ANNUAL MEAN                         1101                        776                        703                  
 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                       1029              1996
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         336              1988
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  8510     Apr 30            7120     Jun  2           10300       Feb 24 1975
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                    298     Sep 13             273     Sep  8             112       Jul 17 1988
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM             305     Sep  8             285     Sep 13             124       Jul 11 1988
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        7450     Jun  2           11400       Feb 24 1975
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         14.55  Jun  2              19.01    Feb 24 1975
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                          273     Sep  8             112       Jul 17 1988
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (CFSM)                   1.73                       1.22                       1.11               
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (INCHES)                23.61                      16.60                      15.04               
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  2540                       1300                       1310                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   707                        592                        501                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   334                        326                        259                  

e Estimated.


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