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Middle Potomac River - Little Falls (POT1184)CORE/Potomac - (POT1184)

Map Showing the Location of POT1184

Location:
Little Falls on the Potomac River, Just North of Washington, D.C.

Coordinates (NAD83):
Latitude: 38.9482
Longitude: -77.1272
Latitude: 38.9482
Longitude: -77.1273

Description:
This station is a shallow, non-tidal, fresh water site where water clarity and salinity are not measured.PO09;Potomac River Gage station above Little Falls Dam; Characterizes free-flowing freshwater

Current Parameter: Water Temperature

Choose Other Parameters:
Dissolved
Oxygen
Water
Temperature
Salinity pH Water
Clarity


The yellow shaded area represents the range of monthly mean values that have occurred from 1986 to 2012. The blue line shows the monthly mean values for each month over that same time period. The red line shows what the current years conditions are and how they compare to the range and the average values we've seen.

To convert temperature to Fahrenheit, use the conversion tool below.

2013 Surface Water Temperature
Middle Potomac River / Little Falls (POT1184) CORE/Potomac / (POT1184)


Legend

Range 1986 to 2012 2013 Mean

Surface Water Temperature (F)
Middle Potomac River / Little Falls (POT1184)CORE/Potomac / (POT1184)
Month Minimum Mean Maximum 2012 2013
January 31.82 38.50 50.00 35.24 39.92
February 32.36 39.51 50.00 48.56 37.40
March 32.00 45.89 57.20 57.20 41.54
April 50.00 57.76 68.72 60.98 46.76
May 58.28 66.24 76.64 66.20 62.60
June 64.40 75.00 82.40 76.46 75.92
July 76.64 81.37 88.70 84.74 81.86
August 75.20 81.00 85.46 83.66 77.00
September 65.30 74.05 82.40 82.40 79.34
October 59.00 64.57 76.10 74.30 72.86
November 42.62 52.11 60.44 47.66 53.96
December 33.62 43.91 55.58 50.90 40.28

NOTE: Results displayed are provisional and have not undergone full Quality Assurance procedures. Although Maryland DNR believes the data presented here are correct, we cannot guarantee their accuracy at this time.

Temperature Conversion       
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Enter a reading on the left side and select the units of the original value. The converted temperature will be displayed on the right.
Choose Other Parameters:
Dissolved
Oxygen
Water
Temperature
Salinity pH Water
Clarity

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Additional water quality data, including nutrient data, is currently available through the Chesapeake Bay Program Data Hub.

Contact MD DNR's Resource Assessment Service at (410) 260-8630
or by email at eyesonthebay@dnr.state.md.us.


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