River Heights for 1896

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River Heights for 1896
Water Supply and Irrigation Papers
by Arthur Powell Davis



RIVER HEIGHTS FOR 1896 and 1897
By ARTHUR P. DAVIS

DAILY GAGE HEIGHTS OBSERVED DURING 1896

Department of The Interior WATER-SUPPLY and IRRIGATION PAPERS of The UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY No. 11
55th Congress, 2nd Session, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Document No. 302

River Heights for 1896 by Arthur Powell Davis
Washington Government Printing Office 1897

The series of tables here presented pertain mainly to the river heights observed and recorded during 1896 by persons employed by or cooperating with the Division of Hydrography of this Survey. There are also included a few tables obtained from the Weather Bureau through the courtesy of Hon. Willis L. Moore, chief of that Bureau. These give the heights of water at points near localities where measurements have been made by hydrographers of this Survey, and are of value in computations of discharge. A few similar tables have been obtained through officers of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army, from observations made in connection with investigations pertaining to the improvement of navigation. There are appended tables of evaporation, seepage, meter ratings, and other similar details to which reference is made by hydrographers of this Survey.

These tables pertain to the progress report of stream measurements for 1896, prepared by the Division of Hydrography and printed in Part IV of the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Survey. They might properly have been included in the progress report, but since they relate to minor details and have a comparatively limited application, it has been thought best, from considerations of economy and from the necessity of reducing the size of the annual report, to include these in a separate publication of more limited distribution. On the other hand, these data should be printed and thus made available for the use of hydrographers, not only those connected with this Survey, but others occupied in similar examinations throughout the country. (Page 7)



Drainage Area Measurement (Page 97)
            Payette River at Payette, Idaho .................... 3,565 Square Miles



Payette River at Payette, Idaho (Page 83)

            


DAILY GAGE HEIGHTS OBSERVED DURING 1897
A Report of the Division of Hydrography of the United States Geological Survey, Part II

Department of the Interior Water Supply and Irrigation Papers of The United States Geological Survey No. 16

PAYETTE STATION ON PAYETTE RIVER
OPERATIONS AT RIVER STATIONS, 1897

This station, as described in the Eighteenth Annual Report, Part IV, page 350, is located at the highway bridge at Payette, Idaho. The observer is J. A. Ballinger, the town marshal at Payette. The station is distant from the observer's house about one-half mile. The gage is vertical, of pine plank, spiked to a wooden pier, graduated from 0 to 12.5 feet. It is easily read from the bridge. The character of the channel is sandy and shifting. The point 12.5 on the gage is level with the top of the pier, on which is the mark "B. M." Measurements of discharge were made as follows by G. H. Nickerson in 1897.

May 14, gage height, 7.40 feet; discharge, 19,422 second-feet.
May 27, gage height, 8.20 feet; discharge, 26,707 second-feet

Daily gage height, in feet, of Payette River at Payette, Idaho, for 1897 (Page 170)

            









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