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USGS Daily Statistics for Iowa

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NOTE: Station Numbers for Iowa precipitation gages have changed (see list).


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USGS 05464420 Cedar River at Blairs Ferry Road at Palo, IA


Linn County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07080205
Latitude  42°04'09", Longitude  91°47'06" NAD27
Drainage area 6,342  square miles
Gage datum 725.71 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 2008-10-01 -> 2021-09-30)

Calculation period restricted by USGS staff due to special conditions at/near site
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 5,080 3,250 5,090 9,280 9,490 15,400 15,800 4,840 4,730 7,560 6,540 3,970
2 4,860 3,170 5,150 9,250 9,230 14,800 14,700 4,690 4,870 7,540 6,240 4,030
3 4,390 3,010 5,170 9,210 9,140 12,700 14,100 4,380 5,200 8,160 6,050 4,090
4 4,000 3,070 5,110 8,940 9,500 11,000 13,300 4,270 6,080 7,850 5,880 4,170
5 3,820 3,100 4,930 8,330 9,990 10,100 11,800 4,080 6,520 7,820 5,610 4,130
6 3,640 3,180 4,760 7,890 9,950 9,680 10,400 4,020 6,290 7,980 5,260 3,910
7 3,580 3,210 4,810 7,780 9,920 9,330 9,490 4,180 5,800 7,810 5,050 3,710
8 3,580 3,130 4,990 7,630 10,300 8,930 8,850 4,090 5,980 7,580 4,890 3,530
9 3,560 2,860 5,610 7,290 10,400 8,570 8,510 4,040 6,370 7,590 4,740 3,380
10 3,470 2,650 7,580 7,050 10,100 8,880 8,030 4,220 6,550 8,240 4,610 3,180
11 3,200 2,650 9,990 6,960 9,810 9,650 7,720 4,280 6,240 8,240 4,460 3,130
12 3,060 2,620 11,100 7,010 9,500 10,400 7,170 4,750 5,940 7,950 4,280 3,090
13 2,950 2,610 12,200 7,250 9,350 11,200 6,950 4,530 5,840 7,810 4,100 3,120
14 2,780 2,660 13,400 7,820 9,540 11,800 6,570 4,260 5,510 7,770 3,910 3,710
15 2,720 2,750 13,700 8,100 9,760 11,800 6,300 3,970 5,050 7,490 3,790 4,080
16 2,820 2,880 15,100 8,690 9,750 11,500 6,170 3,570 5,040 6,810 3,780 4,430
17 3,080 3,060 15,900 8,650 9,470 11,100 6,000 3,390 4,940 6,160 3,860 4,900
18 3,100 3,210 15,800 9,570 8,920 11,000 5,870 3,280 4,520 5,680 3,860 5,150
19 3,010 3,550 15,100 9,670 8,490 11,600 5,890 3,100 4,490 5,290 3,790 5,010
20 3,060 4,240 14,100 9,110 8,690 11,800 6,190 3,050 5,030 4,960 3,690 4,800
21 3,080 4,580 12,900 8,570 9,280 12,500 6,540 3,150 5,680 4,680 3,620 4,410
22 3,180 5,110 12,300 8,450 9,850 13,500 6,560 3,290 6,250 4,530 3,620 4,060
23 3,300 5,600 12,200 8,590 10,100 16,000 6,400 3,390 7,060 4,940 3,610 3,830
24 3,610 6,170 12,100 8,630 10,800 17,600 6,630 3,310 8,450 5,620 3,630 3,720
25 4,150 6,210 11,400 8,640 11,500 18,100 7,090 3,100 10,700 5,780 3,680 3,720
26 4,100 5,990 11,100 8,680 11,200 18,000 6,900 3,390 13,500 5,810 3,710 3,830
27 3,840 5,570 10,900 9,020 11,300 18,100 6,660 4,290 13,200 5,750 3,780 3,980
28 3,530 5,200 10,600 9,490 11,800 17,400 6,440 5,430 11,900 5,650 3,840 4,180
29 3,310 5,530 10,100 9,570 12,700 16,000 5,930 5,010 10,300 5,640 3,890 4,500
30 3,180   9,610 9,530 14,200 15,300 5,270 5,130 8,830 6,300 3,920 4,780
31 3,280   9,360   14,600   4,970 4,840   6,670   4,940