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                                         04187100 OTTAWA RIVER AT LIMA, OHIO

LOCATION.--Lat 40043'29", long 84007'35", Allen County, Hydrologic Unit 04100007, on right bank, 70 ft downstream from 
Erie Lackawanna RR bridge, 300 ft upstream from bridge to Lima STP, 0.7 mi downstream from Collett Street at Lima, 
Ohio.
DRAINAGE AREA.--128 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1988 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 820.00 ft above sea level. 
REMARKS.--Records fair except for periods of estimated record, which are poor. Water diverted upstream of gage for 
City of Lima. Water is returned to stream below gage.


			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       5.6      4.5      438       77       61      934     42         13     3650      615     14       11  
   2       4.5      5.1      298       75       56     1130    e35         15     3290      218     12       11  
   3       4.1      2.4       76       76       70      781    e31         43     1290       94      8.8     13  
   4       3.7      2.3       43       72      594      303    e30         62      776       30    151       14  
   5       5.8      2.3       27      206     1270      243     34         58      397       40     82       12  
 
   6       8.3      2.4       22      131      539      690     63         45      197       32     23       10  
   7       7.7     22         17       65      130      438     24         34      122       25     20        8.0
   8       4.0     13         15      e50       77      208    e17         29       82       22     14        8.4
   9       4.8     12         20      e39       61      199    e30         30       50      777      9.9     10  
  10       5.6     14         30      e34       58      671    e35         28       35      686      7.1     14  
 
  11       4.5      6.5      440      e31       51      328    e50         19       30      132      6.7     16  
  12       4.1      6.1     1030      e28       48      173    114         16       25       51     26       11  
  13       3.6      6.4     1090      e27       41      122    194         20       24       25    354        7.5
  14       6.4      5.8      722       26       35      877     61         18       23       37     84        9.4
  15       3.2      5.4      233       25       35      784    e30         19       17       32     16        9.1
 
  16       2.1      5.3      129       29       28      236    e20         14       18       26     31        5.1
  17       2.0      6.5     1470       40       25     e129      8.0       10       22       24   1120        7.3
  18       5.8      7.0     1430       60       59     e114     12         34       98       24   1230        7.7
  19       3.8      6.3      466       48      187     e100      8.2      601      154       46    647        5.7
  20       5.4      6.4      155       30      174       87     e7.0      513       87       28    164       49  
 
  21       7.4      6.9      101       27      414       84     e6.0      111       49       21     75       16  
  22       6.6      6.8       84     e600      763       74     e5.6       51       47       37     56       12  
  23       8.5      6.2      100      851      271       58     e7.0       20       52      147     48        7.2
  24       4.4      6.9      757      345      146      e51      7.7       25       30       43     43        9.5
  25       5.1     66        473      151      111      e48     21       2160       46       22     61       11  
 
  26       8.5    174        122       71      223      e51     16       2620      184       22     61        9.1
  27       8.3     58         63      172     3470      e64     14        885      240       17     32        7.7
  28       4.2     15         77      440     2110      e83     15        318       72       44     26        7.3
  29       2.7     16         97       97      ---      144     18        157       56       24     22        8.2
  30       4.2     48        107       59      ---      185     15        159      102       28     17        6.4
  31       2.9      ---       66       63      ---      148      ---     1150      ---       18     11        ---
 
 TOTAL   157.8    545.5    10198     4045    11107     9537    970.5     9277    11265     3387   4472.5    333.6
 MEAN     5.09     18.2      329      130      397      308     32.3      299      376      109      144     11.1
 MAX       8.5      174     1470      851     3470     1130      194     2620     3650      777     1230       49
 MIN       2.0      2.3       15       25       25       48      5.6       10       17       17      6.7      5.1
 
 STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1988 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN     35.4     80.3      131      151      170      147      188      136      100      111     45.3     51.9
 MAX       192      434      586      327      425      422      291      342      376      444      144      346
 (WY)     1991     1993     1991     1993     1990     1993     1995     1996     1997     1992     1997     1992
 MIN      2.90     5.56     5.01     12.2     18.9     42.5     32.3     15.5     7.44     7.85     6.58     4.49
 (WY)     1995     1992     1992     1992     1989     1992     1997     1994     1988     1991     1993     1994
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1988 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                       54094.2                    65295.9                                           
 ANNUAL MEAN                          148                        179                        115                  
 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        179              1997
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          56.5            1989
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  2710     Jan 18            3650     Jun  1            3860       Dec 30 1990
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      2.0   Oct 17               2.0   Oct 17                .00    Oct 30 1993
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               3.1   Oct 31               3.1   Oct 31                .15    Sep 17 1994
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        4310     Jun  1 a          4590       Dec 30 1990
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         18.14  Jun  1              18.63    Dec 30 1990
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                            2.0   Oct 17                .00    Oct 30 1993
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   411                        523                        236                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    28                         34                         25                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                     4.7                        6.1                        4.8                

a Peaks above base shown in table of peak discharges and stages at continuous-record surface-water-discharge stations.
e Estimated.


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