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Water Resources Data - Ohio, Water Year 97, Vol. 2 | Portage River Basin

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                                  04195500 PORTAGE RIVER AT WOODVILLE, OHIO


LOCATION.--Lat 41026'58", long 83021'41", in sec. 28, T.6 N., R.13 E., Sandusky County, Hydrologic Unit 04100010,    
on left bank at upstream side of bridge on U. S. Highway 20 in Woodville, 600 ft downstream from unnamed right    
bank tributary, and 10.3 mi upstream from Sugar Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--428 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1928 to December 1935, October 1939 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 894: 1929-30. WSP 1207: 1933. WSP 1387: 1931, 1933. WSP 1912: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 614.75 ft above sea level. Prior to Oct. 8, 1933, nonrecording gage, 
Oct. 9, 1933, to Dec. 30, 1935, water-stage recorder, Oct. 17 to Nov. 29, 1939, nonrecording gage, all at same 
site and datum.
REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated record, which are poor. Flow supplemented by water imported 
from Maumee River Basin for municipal supply for city of Bowling Green 16 mi upstream. The importation of this 
water began Sept. 1, 1951. Water-quality data collected at this site 800 ft downstream. Sediment data collected 
at this site. National Weather Service gage height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood in March 1913 reached a stage of 17 ft, from information by local    
residents; discharge, 17,000 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above 11,500 ft3/s.


                       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        48       44      128      273     e160     5920      667      108     3370      384       17       38
   2        33       43      350      241     e150     2340      444      115     8000      377       15       31
   3        20       39      253      244     e230     1880      355      145     9010      213       19       32
   4        16       35      143      250     e700      969      308     1010     4550      124       35       47
   5        13       30       98      255    e2500      628      299      885     1640       84       40       39
 
   6        14       26       79      539     3620      665      558      895      873       63       52       29
   7        13       28       73      473     1220      887      500      839      504       56       45       20
   8        12       44       69     e160      626      696      318      508      345       60       32       17
   9        13       82       64     e120     e350      632      225      408      255      956       21       16
  10        13       72       58      e94     e250      830      184      330      202     2770       17       15
 
  11        13       58       64      e84     e180      866      161      252      168      959       16       22
  12        14       46      578      e76     e150      537      203      218      151      385       17       40
  13        16       38     1290      e70     e123      387      988      209      145      212       27       44
  14        14       32     1060      e64     e100     2280      697      184      134      138       72       34
  15        12       29      485      e60      e90     4710      430      174      110      103       77       27
 
  16        12       28      306      e56      e80     1810      335      175       94      127       63       21
  17        14       24      864      e54      e74      812      288      152       87       88      894       18
  18        13       24     3240      e50      e70      602      240      147       91       64     1340       16
  19        15       26     2120      e49      718      522      201      950       98       49      484       17
  20        27       28      670      e47     1170      447      173     2330      110       38      236      159
 
  21        38       28     e280      e45     1640      378      146     1030       92       30      134      352
  22        29       25     e220      e80     2890      320      132      515      222       29       90      179
  23        25       23     e170     e400     1780      250      123      334      304       33       66      101
  24        20       22      522    e1400      811      199      113      249      195       82       60       69
  25        21       26     1350     e850      516      228      106     1340      136       93      153       48
 
  26        26       43      496     e500      409      851       94     5630      148       57      268       39
  27        30      135     e300     e280     3690      826       87     5550      370       43      160       31
  28        27      120     e200     e250     8380      542       93     1460      299       35      101       25
  29        24      e90     e180     e220      ---      458      110      745      146       28       71       22
  30        30       68      229     e200      ---      752      110      881      138       25       54       18
  31        29      ---      272     e180      ---      860      ---      788      ---       21       45      ---
 
 TOTAL     644     1356    16211     7664    32677    34084     8688    28556    31987     7726     4721     1566
 MEAN     20.8     45.2      523      247     1167     1099      290      921     1066      249      152     52.2
 MAX        48      135     3240     1400     8380     5920      988     5630     9010     2770     1340      352
 MIN        12       22       58       45       70      199       87      108       87       21       15       15
 CFSM      .05      .11     1.22      .58     2.73     2.57      .68     2.15     2.49      .58      .36      .12
 IN.       .06      .12     1.41      .67     2.84     2.96      .76     2.48     2.78      .67      .41      .14
 
 STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1928 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN     85.2      201      352      452      514      766      638      405      288      155     60.3     87.8
 MAX       722     1595     1722     2129     1793     2542     1965     1685     1875      821      635     1088
 (WY)     1951     1973     1991     1952     1976     1982     1957     1943     1981     1958     1979     1981
 MIN      2.96     3.61     4.37     2.24     2.00      118     41.7     25.4     9.29     2.81     3.09     3.67
 (WY)     1935     1935     1935     1945     1934     1941     1946     1934     1988     1930     1933     1944
 (+)       7.1      7.0      6.5      6.5      6.7      6.4      6.4      6.2      6.8      6.9      6.9      7.0
 MEAN=    13.7     38.2      516      240     1160     1093      284      915     1059      242      145     45.2
 CFSM=     .03      .09     1.21      .56     2.71     2.55      .66     2.14     2.47      .57      .34      .11
 IN=       .04      .10     1.39      .65     2.82     2.94      .74     2.46     2.76      .65      .39      .12
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1928 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                      124032.7                   175880                                             
 ANNUAL MEAN                          339                        482 (=475)                =331                  

 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        628              1973
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                          81.4            1931
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  5070     Jan 19            9010     Jun  3           11000       Feb 15 1950
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                      6.9   Sep  6              12     Oct  8                .40    Aug 26 1931
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM               7.9   Aug 14              13     Oct  5                .93    Oct 12 1934
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        9810     Jun  3 a         11500       Feb 15 1950
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                         13.30  Jun  3              14.51    Feb 15 1950
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                           12     Oct  8                .40    Aug 16 1931
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (CFSM)                    .79                       1.13                        .78               
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (INCHES)                10.78                      15.29 (=15.06)            =10.50               
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   936                        977                        841                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    74                        138                         68                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                    11                         22                          8.0                

a Peaks above base shown in table of peak discharges and stages at continuous-record surface-water-discharge stations.
e Estimated.
(+) Diversion in cubic feet per second, from Maumee River Basin for municipal supply; furnished by City of Bowling Green.
= Adjusted for diversion.


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