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Stream flow monitoring station

Big Quilcene R. nr Mouth

This station is also a water quality monitoring station

Station details

ID17A060
typeTelemetry, coop  satelite dish   
Latitude47° 49' 06" N
Longitude122° 52' 56" W
Stream classAA
River mile0.4
Staff leadJim Shedd
jim.shedd@ecy.wa.gov
CountyJefferson
EcoregionCentral Puget Lowland
Period of recordOct 1998 - Dec 2013
Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA)
11 stations (active and historical)   show historical 
  id station name type* coop
17A060 Big Quilcene R. nr Mouth T(h) y
17B050 Chimacum Creek nr Mouth T
17C070 Jimmycomelately Creek nr Mouth T(h)
17C075 Jimmycomelately Cr. @ Hwy 101 T(h)
17D060 Little Quilcene nr Mouth T
17E060 Snow Creek @ WDFW T
17F050 Salmon Cr. @ WDFW T
17F060 Salmon Ck. @ West Uncas Rd. T(h)
17G060 Tarboo Creek nr Mouth T
17H060 Thorndyke Creek nr Mouth T(h)
17J050 Pheasant Creek @ Mouth MSH(h)
*  T–telemetry   SA–stand alone   MSH–manual stage height
h - historical
Funding for this station was discontinued by the City of Port Townsend effective December 31, 2013.

Station description

The Big Quilcene River drains a basin of approximately 70 square miles. The watershed is primarily under federal ownership. The Big Quilcene system includes 18.9 miles of mainstem channel, and 81.9 miles of tributary streams. The largest tributaries in the Big Quilcene River sub-basin are Penny Creek, Townsend Creek and Tunnel Creek. Tunnel Creek, the Big Quilcene River and Townsend Creek have headwaters located in high elevation areas, and their runoff is derived primarily from snowmelt and rainfall. Penny Creek’s headwaters are located at a lower elevation and its stream flow is primarily influenced by rainfall. The headwater tributaries of the Big Quilcene River are extremely high gradient, highly confined channels. The middle reaches below River Mile 4.8 are confined, moderate gradient channels with widened floodplains. Low gradient, unconfined channels characterize the lower 2.5 miles, while the lower 1.0 mile meanders across a broad alluvial fan.

Station Photo

Photo of stream from sample site

Station 17A060—Flow

Period of Record: 2000 — 2014

    Station 17A060—Verified historical data

    water-year 2014 graph crosstab / table 15-minute data table rating curve rating table technical notes
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    water-year 2001 graph mean data table 15-minute data table rating curve rating table technical notes
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