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Streamflow/Runoff Data From Wolverine Creek near Lawing, Wolverine Glacier, Alaska

Description

The "Wolverine Creek near Lawing" stream-gaging station, USGS station 15236900, is part of the USGS network of nearly 100 stations in Alaska. Data collection and analysis are conducted by standard techniques developed by the USGS. Daily values of discharge are generally reported along with those for the rest of Alaska in annual publications of the USGS Water-Data Report series, and available on-line (see links below).

10-m contour map of Wolverine Glacier (Click for enlargement, 105 Kbytes)
Basin map, click on image for enlargement, 105KB.

Location: Lat 6022'14"N., Long 14853'48"W., 370 m altitude, in NE 1/4 sec.10, T.3 N., R.3 E., Hydrologic Unit 19020202, on left bank about 0.15 km downstream from terminus of Wolverine Glacier and 25 km east of Lawing, Alaska. (Click on map thumbnail to right for large basin map, 105 Kbytes.)

Drainage area: 24.5 km2.

Period of record: October 1966 to September 1978, October 1980 to September 1981, May 1997 to September 1997, October 2000 to current.

Stage and Discharge Data

Near real-time 30-minute values via GOES satellite telemetry (for last 14 days, adjustable up to 31 days)

Historical daily values
    Recent daily values data (for last months, adjustable up to 24 months)
    Through 9/30/2003 (see period of record above) from NWIS on-line database 

Annual values of runoff
    3-glacier summary for period of record


NOTE: Records are poor. The creek bed is composed of poorly-sorted gravel and small boulders. The channel is subject to frequent changes during high flows. Large fluctuations from ice melt and alternative damming and storage release during the melt season. 

Typical summer mean daily discharge is about 9 m3/s; the period-of-record instantaneous peak discharge was 51 m3/s on August 21, 1981 (Benson and others, 1998). 

Related Information

Circular 1123: The Stream-Gaging Program of the U.S.
    Geological Survey
Explanation of stream-gaging terms

Connections

For further information: send email here.

 

Maintainer: Rod March
Last update: Monday, December 27, 2010 05:07 PM
URL: http://ak.water.usgs.gov/glaciology/wolverine/streamflow/index.htm