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Lower Potomac River - Indian Head (TF2.3)

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Location:
Indian Head Point on the Potomac River, Near Marbury and Potomac Heights

Coordinates (NAD83):
Latitude: 38.6082
Longitude: -77.1739

Description:
This station is a tidally influenced fresh water site in the mid-channel of the Potomac River, with an approximate depth of 45 feet.

Current Parameter: Water Temperature

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Dissolved
Oxygen
Water
Temperature
Salinity pH Water
Clarity


The yellow shaded area represents the range of monthly mean values that have occurred from 1985 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
Lower Potomac River / Indian Head (TF2.3)

Legend

Range 1985 to 2012 2013 Mean

Surface Water Temperature (F)
Lower Potomac River / Indian Head (TF2.3)
Month Minimum Mean Maximum 2012 2013
January 33.98 38.55 46.58 38.84 40.46
February 35.24 39.13 46.58 43.88 38.48
March 38.12 46.18 53.06 50.36 42.98
April 51.80 57.52 65.12 61.16 51.26
May 60.89 67.33 74.75 68.18 63.32
June 69.62 78.39 84.56 76.82 77.90
July 80.33 83.41 86.27 85.46 83.84
August 78.35 82.13 86.36 85.28 82.22
September 68.72 75.74 80.33 79.88 78.26
October 60.44 63.94 71.24 67.10 72.32
November 44.96 52.51 59.36 48.56 50.00
December 35.06 43.58 53.24 46.94 41.00

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.

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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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