HCDN: Streamflow Data Set, 1874 - 1988
By J.R. Slack, Alan M. Lumb, and Jurate Maciunas Landwehr
USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4076

Station 15514000 CHENA R AT FAIRBANKS AK

Description, qualifying comments, and acceptable water years.

Drainage area is 1980 sq.mi.                            Datum is 422.92 ft.
Located in hydrologic unit 19030004 at Latitude: 64:50:45N  Longitude: 147:42:04W
Station is in the state of AK (county code 090) and serviced by the AK office.
Channel slope is 12.60 feet/mile
Stream length is 119.00 miles
Mean basin elevation is 1770.00 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum
Percent of contributing drainage area covered by 
   Storage: 2.00%     Lakes: 2.00%        Forests: 80.00%     Glaciers: 0.00%
Soil infiltration index is N.A. inches
Annual precipitation is 15.00 inches
Precipitation intensity is 1.30 inches/24 hour (expected on the average once each two years)
January minimum temperature is -18.00 degrees Fahrenheit

This is a National Water Conditions station.
Comments and qualifications on the data:
   A flood-detention reservoir built upstream in 1981 affects the peaks and the high-flow daily discharges.  During
   extremely high-flow, some of the water can be diverted into the Tanana River upstream from the station on the Chena
   R. at Fairbanks.  The reservoir has little effect on monthly flows because the flood storage is temporary.

Monthly and longer averages for 40 water years are acceptable (all years except partial years).
A water year with acceptable data is indicated by an asterisk in the time line, which spans 1874 through 1988.

                                                   Water year
1     1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1       1
8     8         8         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9       9
7     8         9         0         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8       8

The streamflow data Daily values, monthly mean values, and yearly mean values of streamflow data are available in tablular form. Select the desired option from the list below.

The data tables do not have column heading for ease of reading into statistical programs. For a detailed description of the format of the data tables, select the corresponding file from the list below.

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