CHESTER CREEK AT ARCTIC BLVD AT ANCHORAGE, AK
Satellite image of Chester Creek at Arctic Boulevard looking north. Reach C is the primary reach in this multiple reach site. Reach B is farthest downstream. Water-stage recorder location on south bank shown in red.
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IKONOS satellite imagery aquired in August, 2000 by Space Imagery, Thornton, CO
This site is part of NAWQA's Basic Fixed Site Network. There are 3 reaches within the site - D (upstream most), C, and B (downstream most). C reach is the gage reach. Each reach is approximately 150 meters long and separated from the adjacent reaches by 150 meters. This is also a Cook Inlet NAWQA synoptic reach.
LOCATION.--Lat 61deg.12min.19sec., long 149deg.53min.43sec., on line between sec. 19, R. 3 W., and sec. 24, R. 4 W., T. 13 N., (Anchorage A-8 quad), Hydrologic Unit 19020401, on left bank 50 ft. downstream of bridge on Arctic Boulevard in Anchorage and 0.8 mi. upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--27.2 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1966 to Apr.1986, July 1987 to Sept. 1993, and Oct. 1998 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WRD Alaska 1972: Drainage area. WDR AK-82-1: 1979(M), 1981(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage-recorder. Datum of gage is 16.02 ft. above sea level (from USGS&CG, datum of 1968). Prior to May 25, 1988, at site 100 ft. upstream at same datum.
REMARKS.--Record is good except for estimated record, which is poor.
Water stage recorder at Reach D