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Water Resources Data - Ohio, Water Year 96, Vol. 2 | Cuyahoga River Basin
Water-Discharge and NAWQA WQ
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                                04208504 CUYAHOGA RIVER AT LTV STEEL AT CLEVELAND, OH

LOCATION.--Lat 41027'54", long 82022'50", Cuyahoga County, Hydrologic Unit 04110002, on left bank, at LTV Steel Company 
footbridge, 1.2 mi downstream from Big Creek, 5.5 mi upstream from mouth at Cleveland.
DRAINAGE AREA.--788 mi2.


                                              WATER-DISCHARGE RECORDS

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1, 1991, to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage and acoustic velocity meter recorder. Elevation of gage is 583.57 ft above sea level, from 
topographic map.
REMARKS.--Estimated daily discharges are marked in table. Records fair, except for periods of estimated record, which 
are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 15,500 ft3/s Aug. 13, 1994; minimum daily discharge, 310 ft3/s 
Aug. 29, 1993.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--Maximum discharge estimated, 10,500 ft3/s April 23; minimum daily discharge, 370 ft3/s 
Oct. 31.

                    DISCHARGE, CUBIC FEET PER SECOND, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1995 TO SEPTEMBER 1996
                                                 DAILY MEAN VALUES

 DAY       OCT      NOV      DEC      JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY      JUN      JUL      AUG      SEP

   1       599      974     1570     e740    e1500    e5600     1490    e6000     e840     e660     e800      515
   2       572     1430     1830    e1000    e1200    e4000     1470    e5000     e950     e620     e600      519
   3      1640     1420     1670     e900    e1000    e3300     1290    e4000    e1100     e580     e450      522
   4      2600     1110     1350     e820     e900    e3000     1240    e3300    e1200     e540      373      553
   5     e2500      927     1750     e760     e760    e5000     1230    e2900    e1100     e520      471      549

   6      2790      824      646     e710     e720    e6400     1070    e2400    e1000     e500      566      678
   7      1300     3570      460     e680     e700    e4500     1000    e2100    e2100     e540      527     6780
   8       997     2590      370     e640    e1000    e2500      973    e1900    e3100     e600      541     2720
   9       762    e1500      665     e620    e1500     1720      977    e2200    e2500     e540      972     2570
  10       687    e1100      982     e600    e1100     1600      958    e5000    e2000     e490      705     2050

  11       572    e5000     1830     e580    e1300     1650      905    e6800    e2500     e480      580     1130
  12       596     2880     1360     e560    e1500     1540      844    e7600    e3100     e470     e530     2150
  13       409     2500     1190     e540    e1200     1410     1120    e6000    e5000     e460     e530     2230
  14      1410     1810     2650     e520    e1000     1220     1040    e4700    e6000     e900      559     1900
  15      1220     2580     1560     e500     e920     1560     1410    e3600    e4000    e1200      655     1070

  16       555     2340      952    e1400     e850     1380     2970    e3200    e2200    e1000      986      760
  17       544     1890      704    e3500     e780     1270     2070    e2700    e1500    e1300      616     1430
  18       611     2610      728    e6400     e720     1260     1620    e2900    e1900    e1000      546     1970
  19       549     2750     1430    e8500     e700     1750    e1500    e2200    e2500     e820      496      909
  20       908     2360     1880    e6000    e1200     5780    e2200    e1700    e2200     e700      950      688

  21      1640     2000    e1400    e4500    e3700     4240    e1600    e1300    e1900     e640     2010      802
  22      1150     1520    e1200    e4200    e3300     3350    e4000    e1400    e1000     e580    e1200     1470
  23      1290     1430    e1100    e4000    e3000     3180    e6400    e1200     e900     e540     e720     1730
  24      2670     1590    e1000    e5400    e2800     3220    e7000    e1100    e1300     e500      941     1210
  25      2300     2090     e850    e4200    e2600     3440    e4600    e1000    e1500     e750      665     1000

  26       660     2330     e780    e3500    e2500     2540    e3700     e980    e1100     e600     e620      890
  27       640     2410     e720    e5200    e3500     1930    e3200     e960     e900     e500      631      860
  28       841     1150     e680    e4000    e5000     1690    e2800    e1100     e820     e460      665     4610
  29       814     1230     e640    e3100    e8000     1580    e6000     e960     e750     e450      597     2720
  30       700     1710     e620    e2400      ---     1440    e9000     e900     e700     e700      565     1790
  31       887      ---     e600    e1800      ---     1300      ---     e860      ---     e950      542      ---

 TOTAL   35413    59625    35167    78270    54950    84350    75677    87960    57660    20590    21609    48775
 MEAN     1142     1987     1134     2525     1895     2721     2523     2837     1922      664      697     1626
 MAX      2790     5000     2650     8500     8000     6400     9000     7600     6000     1300     2010     6780
 MIN       409      824      370      500      700     1220      844      860      700      450      373      515

 CAL YR 1995   TOTAL 449594  MEAN 1232  MAX 9500  MIN 362
 WTR YR 1996   TOTAL 660046  MEAN 1803  MAX 9000  MIN 370

e  Estimated

                   04208504 CUYAHOGA RIVER AT LTV STEEL AT CLEVELAND, OHIO
               National Water-Quality Assessment Program, Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair Basin Study Unit

                                              WATER-QUALITY RECORDS

	The data described in the following table was collected and analyzed as part of the NAWQA (National Water-
Quality Assessment Program) project in the Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair Basin. The objectives of the NAWQA program are to 
broadly characterize the water-quality of the Nation's streams and aquifers in relation to human and natural factors. 
This project is one of 60 river basin and aquifer assessment projects being implemented across the nation. At any one 
time, 15 to 20 of these projects are actively collecting data. The period of high-intensity data collection for the 
Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair Basin project is in water years 1996-98.
	There are four stream sites in Ohio for which data are being reported in this publication as part of the 
NAWQA study, Auglaize River near Ft. Jennings (04186500), Maumee River at Waterville (04193500), Cuyahoga River at 
LTV Steel at Cleveland (04208504), and Grand River at Harpersfield (04211820). Three sites are reported in the 1996 
Michigan annual data report.; Black River near Jeddo, MI (04159492), Clinton River at Sterling Heights, MI (04161820) 
and River Raisin near Manchester, MI (04175600). Two Sites are reported in the 1996 Indiana annual data report; St. 
Joseph River near Newville, IN (04178000), and Maumee River at New Haven, IN (04183000). One site is reported in the 
1996 New York annual data report; Cattaraugus Creek at Gowanda, NY (04213500). 
	These data also can be obtained electronically at http//oh.water.usgs.gov/nawqa.index.html.

(---, no data; <, concentration or value reported is less than that indicated; E, estimated value; K, value is 
estimated from a non-ideal colony count).


                           WATER-QUALITY DATA, WATER YEAR OCTOBER 1995 TO SEPTEMBER 1996

                             PH                        BARO-            OXYGEN,   COLI-   E. COLI   HARD-
                   SPE-     WATER                      METRIC             DIS-    FORM,    WATER    NESS
                   CIFIC    WHOLE                      PRES-             SOLVED   FECAL,   WHOLE   NONCARB  CALCIUM
                   CON-     FIELD   TEMPER-  TEMPER-    SURE   OXYGEN,   (PER-    0.7      TOTAL   DISSOLV   DIS-
                   DUCT-   (STAND-   ATURE    ATURE     (MM      DIS-     CENT    UM-MF   UREASE   FLD. AS   SOLVED
 DATE      TIME    ANCE      ARD      AIR     WATER      OF     SOLVED   SATUR-  (COLS./  (COL /    CACO3    (MG/L
                  (US/CM)   UNITS)  (DEG C)  (DEG C)    HG)     (MG/L)   ATION)  100 ML)  100 ML)  (MG/L)    AS CA)
                  (00095)  (00400)  (00020)  (00010)  (00025)  (00300)  (00301)  (31625)  (31633)  (00904)  (00915)
MAR
  27...    0900       877      7.7      0.0      4.5      760     12.0       93     2100      970       80   51
APR
  10...    1130      1190      7.7      5.0      8.0      745     12.3      107     1600      120       99   66
  23...    1130       547      7.7      4.5     10.0      743     10.0       91    52000    36000       40   37
MAY
  10...    0830       708      7.5     22.5     16.0      746      8.6       89    10000     7300       65   48
JUN
  07...    0845       836      7.5     22.0     17.5      743      8.2       88     9300     8300       82   53
  27...    0900       970      7.7     27.0     21.0      753      7.2       82     3700     3400       94   68
JUL
  24...    1130      1100      7.7     --       23.0      745      6.4       76      260      270       89   66
AUG
  30...    0810      1120      7.8     25.0     22.5      750      6.6       78    21000     7000       65   72
SEP
  11...    1400       850      7.8     22.0     22.0      743      7.6       89     2000     2100       84   58

                                    BICAR-    ALKA-                                       SOLIDS,   NITRO-   NITRO-
          MAGNE-            POTAS-  BONATE   LINITY             CHLO-    FLUO-   SILICA,  RESIDUE    GEN,     GEN,
           SIUM,  SODIUM,    SIUM,   WATER   WAT DIS  SULFATE   RIDE,    RIDE,    DIS-    AT 180   NITRITE  NO2+NO3
           DIS-    DIS-      DIS-   DIS IT   TOT IT    DIS-     DIS-      DIS-    SOLVED   DEG. C    DIS-     DIS-
          SOLVED  SOLVED    SOLVED   FIELD    FIELD    SOLVED   SOLVED   SOLVED   (MG/L     DIS-    SOLVED   SOLVED
 DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   MG/L AS  MG/L AS   (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L     AS      SOLVED   (MG/L    (MG/L
          AS MG)   AS NA)   AS K)    HCO3     CACO3   AS SO4)   AS CL)   AS F)    SIO2)    (MG/L)   AS N)    AS N)
         (00925)  (00930)  (00935)  (00453)  (39086)  (00945)  (00940)  (00950)  (00955)  (70300)  (00613)  (00631)
MAR
  27...   11       92         5.2       113       93    65      160        0.30    5.7        471    0.040    2.60
APR
  10...   15      130         9.1       155      127    93      230        0.50    3.4        650    0.070    4.40
  23...    7.3     61         4.3       100       82    50       98        0.40    4.9        338    0.030    1.40
MAY
  10...   10       65         5.1       117       96    63      110        0.50    4.1        394    0.040    2.20
JUN
  07...   11       76         8.9       117       96    71      130        0.80    5.2        485    0.070    4.20
  27...   15       87        10         168      138    84      140        0.90    8.7        554    0.050    4.70
JUL
  24...   15      100        15         168      138   100      170        1.0     7.4        646    0.030    7.60
AUG
  30...   16      120        17         220      180   100      170        1.5     6.4        628    0.040    7.90
SEP
  11...   13       75         7.7       139      114    77      120        0.60    8.8        469    0.030    2.90

          NITRO-   NITRO-   NITRO-                     PHOS-                              CARBON,
           GEN,   GEN,AM-  GEN,AM-            PHOS-   PHORUS             MANGA-  CARBON,  ORGANIC            ACETO-
         AMMONIA  MONIA +  MONIA +   PHOS-   PHORUS    ORTHO,   IRON,    NESE,   ORGANIC   SUS-     SEDI-    CHLOR,
           DIS-   ORGANIC  ORGANIC  PHORUS     DIS-    DIS-      DIS-     DIS-    DIS-    PENDED    MENT,    WATER
          SOLVED   TOTAL    DIS.     TOTAL    SOLVED  SOLVED    SOLVED   SOLVED  SOLVED    TOTAL    SUS-     FLTRD
 DATE     (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L   (MG/L     (UG/L    (UG/L    (MG/L    (MG/L    PENDED    REC
          AS N)    AS N)    AS N)    AS P)    AS P)   AS P)     AS FE)   AS MN)   AS C)    AS C)    (MG/L)   (UG/L)
         (00608)  (00625)  (00623)  (00665)  (00666)  (00671)  (01046)  (01056)  (00681)  (00689)  (80154)  (49260)
MAR
  27...    0.130     0.90     0.60    0.120    0.040    0.020     51      64        5.2      2.4        91   <0.002
APR
  10...    0.180     1.1      1.0     0.050    0.040   <0.010     82     110        6.6      1.2         8   <0.002
  23...    0.230     2.5      0.80    0.680    0.040    0.030     56      75        6.0     14        2130   <0.002
MAY
  10...    0.170     1.2      0.80    0.190    0.090    0.090     69      28        6.2      1.6        78   <0.002
JUN
  07...    0.240     2.0      0.90    0.370    0.050    0.030     29      52        6.2      2.0       320    0.050
  27...    0.130     1.4      1.0     0.210    0.130    0.130     39      51        7.6      0.90       50    0.022
JUL
  24...    0.170     1.5      1.0     0.290    0.180    0.180     29      61        6.6      0.80       48   <0.002
AUG
  30...    0.140     1.1      0.90    0.340    0.280    0.290     31      47        3.3      1.2        53   <0.002
SEP
  11...    0.090     0.90     0.60    0.150    0.110    0.110     31      23        6.3      1.0        51   <0.002

                           DEETHYL  METHYL     BEN-              CAR-    CARBO-
          ALA-     ATRA-    ATRA-    AZIN-    FLUR-    BUTYL-   BARYL    FURAN             CYANA-   DCPA
          CHLOR,   ZINE,    ZINE,    PHOS     ALIN     ATE,     WATER    WATER    CHLOR-   ZINE,    WATER
          WATER,   WATER,   WATER,  WAT FLT  WAT FLD   WATER,   FLTRD    FLTRD   PYRIFOS   WATER,   FLTRD    P,P'
          DISS,    DISS,    DISS,    0.7 U    0.7 U    DISS,    0.7 U    0.7 U     DIS-    DISS,    0.7 U     DDE
 DATE     REC,     REC      REC     GF, REC  GF, REC   REC     GF, REC  GF, REC   SOLVED   REC     GF, REC  DISSOLV
         (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)    (UG/L)  (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)
         (46342)  (39632)  (04040)  (82686)  (82673)  (04028)  (82680)  (82674)  (38933)  (04041)  (82682)  (34653)
MAR
  27...   <0.002    0.020   E0.007   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   <0.003   <0.003   <0.004   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006
APR
  10...    0.020    0.200   E0.008   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   <0.003   <0.003   <0.004   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006
  23...   <0.002    0.030   E0.007   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   E0.033   <0.003    0.007   <0.004   E0.003   <0.006
MAY
  10...   <0.002    0.045   E0.009   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   E0.110   <0.003    0.010   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006
JUN
  07...   <0.002    0.099   E0.019   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   <0.003   <0.003    0.019   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006
  27...    0.021    0.340   E0.038   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   E0.016   <0.003    0.025    0.080   <0.002   <0.006
JUL
  24...   <0.002    0.164   E0.022   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   <0.003   <0.003    0.021    0.030   <0.002   <0.006
AUG
  30...   <0.002    0.080   E0.012   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   <0.003   <0.003   <0.004   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006
SEP
  11...   <0.002    0.056   E0.008   <0.001   <0.002   <0.002   E0.034   <0.003   <0.004   <0.004   <0.002   <0.006

                           2,6-DI-   DISUL-            ETHAL-   ETHO-                                LIN-
                            ETHYL    FOTON    EPTC     FLUR-    PROP                                URON
           DI-      DI-    ANILINE   WATER    WATER    ALIN     WATER   FONOFOS   ALPHA             WATER    MALA-
         AZINON,   ELDRIN  WAT FLT   FLTRD    FLTRD   WAT FLT   FLTRD    WATER     BHC    LINDANE   FLTRD    THION,
           DIS-     DIS-    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    DISS      DIS-    DIS-     0.7 U     DIS-
 DATE     SOLVED   SOLVED  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC    REC    SOLVED   SOLVED   GF, REC   SOLVED
          (UG/L)   (UG/L)  (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)    (UG/L)  (UG/L)    (UG/L)
         (39572)  (39381)  (82660)  (82677)  (82668)  (82663)  (82672)  (04095)  (34253)  (39341)  (82666)  (39532)
MAR
  27...    0.010   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
APR
  10...    0.020   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
  23...    0.290   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
MAY
  10...    0.035   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
JUN
  07...    0.160   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
  27...    0.084   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   E0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002    0.015
JUL
  24...    0.068   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
AUG
  30...    0.063   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005
SEP
  11...    0.071   <0.001   <0.003   <0.017   <0.002   <0.004   <0.003   <0.003   <0.002   <0.004   <0.002   <0.005

                                 MOL-   NAPROP-           METHYL     PEB-    PENDI-    PER-
                       METRI-   INATE    AMIDE             PARA-    ULATE    METH-   METHRIN  PHORATE   PRO-
              METO-    BUZIN    WATER    WATER    PARA-    THION    WATER    ALIN      CIS     WATER    METON,
             LACHLOR  SENCOR    FLTRD    FLTRD    THION,  WAT FLT   FILTRD  WAT FLT  WAT FLT   FLTRD    WATER,
              WATER    WATER    0.7 U    0.7 U     DIS-    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    DISS,
     DATE    DISSOLV  DISSOLV  GF, REC  GF, REC   SOLVED  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC   REC
             (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)    (UG/L)  (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)
             (39415)  (82630)  (82671)  (82684)  (39542)  (82667)  (82669)  (82683)  (82687)  (82664)  (04037)
 MAR
   27...       0.009   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.023
 APR
   10...       0.010   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002   E0.015
   23...       0.011   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.049
 MAY
   10...       0.012   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.054
 JUN
   07...       0.069   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.079
   27...       0.120   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.089
 JUL
   24...       0.047   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.074
 AUG
   30...       0.019   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.063
 SEP
   11...       0.015   <0.004   <0.004   <0.003   <0.004   <0.006   <0.004   <0.004   <0.005   <0.002    0.102

              PRON-              PRO-     PRO-             TEBU-     TER-     TER-    THIO-    TRIAL-    TRI-
              AMIDE    PROP-    PANIL   PARGITE   SI-     THIURON   BACIL    BUFOS   BENCARB   LATE     FLUR-
              WATER    CHLOR,   WATER    WATER   MAZINE,   WATER    WATER    WATER    WATER    WATER    ALIN
              FLTRD    WATER,   FLTRD    FLTRD    WATER,   FLTRD    FLTRD    FLTRD    FLTRD    FLTRD   WAT FLT
              0.7 U    DISS,    0.7 U    0.7 U    DISS,    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U    0.7 U
     DATE    GF, REC   REC     GF, REC  GF, REC   REC     GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC  GF, REC
             (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)   (UG/L)
             (82676)  (04024)  (82679)  (82685)  (04035)  (82670)  (82665)  (82675)  (82681)  (82678)  (82661)
 MAR
   27...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.009   E0.003   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
 APR
   10...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013   <0.005   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
   23...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013   <0.005   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   E0.007
 MAY
   10...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.050   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
 JUN
   07...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.032   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
   27...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.064    0.030   E0.014   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
 JUL
   24...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.026   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001    0.005
 AUG
   30...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013   <0.005   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002
 SEP
   11...      <0.003   <0.007   <0.004   <0.013    0.031   <0.010   <0.007   <0.013   <0.002   <0.001   <0.002


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