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

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                              04206000 CUYAHOGA RIVER AT OLD PORTAGE, OHIO


LOCATION.--Lat 41008'08", long 81032'50", Summit County, Hydrologic Unit 04110002, on right bank 230 ft upstream from 
North Portage Path bridge at Old Portage, 1.2 mi downstream from Little Cuyahoga River, and 4 mi northwest of 
Akron City Hall.
DRAINAGE AREA.--404 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1921 to December 1935, March 1939 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1307: 1924(M). WSP 1912: Drainage area. WDR OH-79-2: 1974 (M), 1976 (M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 740.11 ft above sea level, unadjusted. Prior to Dec. 21, 1923, 
nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS.--Records good except for periods of estimated record, which are fair. Natural flow of stream affected by 
diversions, storage reservoirs, and powerplants. At Lake Rockwell, 17.7 mi upstream from gage, an average of 66 
ft3/s was diverted for municipal supply of city of Akron. Sewage from city enters river 2.9 mi downstream from 
station. Some diversion from the Tuscarawas River Basin drainage into this basin at Portage Lakes (see REMARKS 
for station 03117000 in volume 1 of this report). Sediment data collected 
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       604      266     1610      719      625     1480      592      397     2110      248      114      136
   2       616      224     1490      705      561     2330      571      363     2510      242      125      131
   3       533      217     1240      666      531     2100      552      577     2370      199      130      139
   4       400      295     1260      630      817     1660      516      645     2590      183      222      133
   5       364      479     1270      732     1250     1560      486      572     2580      177      143      129
 
   6       341      826     1140      729     1130     1790      444      590     2210      172      127      110
   7       387      729      977      676     1030     1550      391      571     1710      158      121      145
   8       330      501      823      637     1030     1320      335      616     1290      149      116      175
   9       318      532      733      591      910     1290      306      677      921      291      112      176
  10       556      975      642      562      769     1560      282      652      689      386      108      325
 
  11       450      948     1340      466      636     1400      273      614      558      177       94      313
  12       390      916     2080      412      593     1230      680      567      519      149       98      277
  13       353      860     1880     e380      498     1190     1060      512      582      147      135      265
  14       341      810     1710     e350      493     1560      920      477      423      143      111      267
  15       337      737     1690     e320      480     1570      769      542      353      134      127      252
 
  16       302      693     1530     e390      437     1340      798      475      313      136      314      242
  17       286      644     1830     e340      399     1310      997      461      339      135      572      220
  18       793      765     1700     e320      450     1250      810      461      483      131      416      220
  19      1070      795     1410     e300      647     1060      656      570      436      125      304      215
  20      1220      741     1210     e290      889      892      543      616      377      121      243     1040
 
  21      1230      777     1040     e280      959      758      503      583      374      105      205      627
  22      1180      797      949     e400      981      732      507      617      341      114      193      393
  23      1250      769      923      571      947      680      477      656      283      131      195      339
  24      1210      701     1410      601      849      604      511      611      260      169      250      314
  25      1050      854     1300      805      746      627      485     1250      205      142      449      272
 
  26       866     1520     1030      773      667      700      432     1340      305      150      329      234
  27       717     1350     1090      863     1210      662      422      897      272      151      284      220
  28       650     1140     1110     1100     1390      627      555      696      243      158      233      199
  29       882     1150     1000      931      ---      610      500      749      209      142      180      194
  30      1380     1180      886      779      ---      596      452      690      198      126      161      182
  31       498      ---      802      680      ---      641      ---      898      ---      214      143      ---
 
 TOTAL   20904    23191    39105    17998    21924    36679    16825    19942    26053     5205     6354     7884
 MEAN      674      773     1261      581      783     1183      561      643      868      168      205      263
 MAX      1380     1520     2080     1100     1390     2330     1060     1340     2590      386      572     1040
 MIN       286      217      642      280      399      596      273      363      198      105       94      110
 CFSM     1.67     1.91     3.12     1.44     1.94     2.93     1.39     1.59     2.15      .42      .51      .65
 IN.      1.92     2.14     3.60     1.66     2.02     3.38     1.55     1.84     2.40      .48      .59      .73
 
 STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1922 - 1997, BY WATER YEAR (WY)                                 
 
 MEAN      218      329      476      571      667      881      737      475      316      232      183      211
 MAX      1205     1307     1516     1807     1592     1416     1520     1253     1371      676      772     1150
 (WY)     1927     1986     1928     1952     1976     1927     1940     1996     1989     1976     1992     1926
 MIN      50.8     56.5     48.3     83.3     86.1      282      166     77.0     72.4     50.4     56.9     47.1
 (WY)     1934     1964     1964     1961     1963     1931     1935     1934     1988     1954     1962     1964
 
 SUMMARY STATISTICS           FOR 1996 CALENDAR YEAR        FOR 1997 WATER YEAR           WATER YEARS 1922 - 1997
 
 ANNUAL TOTAL                      267581                     242064                                             
 ANNUAL MEAN                          731                        663                        440                  
 HIGHEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                        669              1927
 LOWEST ANNUAL MEAN                                                                         181              1934
 HIGHEST DAILY MEAN                  2820     Jan 19            2590     Jun  4            6040       Jan 22 1959
 LOWEST DAILY MEAN                     99     Aug 19              94     Aug 11              24       Sep 24 1964
 ANNUAL SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM             117     Jul 23             111     Aug  8              40       Oct 30 1944
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK FLOW                                        2790     Dec 11            6500       Jan 21 1959
 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK STAGE                                          7.75  Dec 11              13.29    Sep 14 1979
 INSTANTANEOUS LOW FLOW                                           73     Aug 11              26       Sep  2 1945
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (CFSM)                   1.81                       1.64                       1.09               
 ANNUAL RUNOFF (INCHES)                24.64                      22.29                      14.81               
 10 PERCENT EXCEEDS                  1650                       1330                       1040                  
 50 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   551                        571                        268                  
 90 PERCENT EXCEEDS                   150                        148                         77                  

 e Estimated.


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