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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,
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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 10,100 16,200 16,900 5,130 4,730 7,560 6,540 3,970
2 4,860 3,170 5,150 9,250 9,800 15,600 15,700 4,970 4,870 7,540 6,240 4,030
3 4,390 3,010 5,170 9,210 9,700 13,300 15,100 4,630 5,200 8,160 6,050 4,090
4 4,000 3,070 5,110 8,940 10,100 11,500 14,300 4,270 6,080 7,850 5,880 4,170
5 3,820 3,100 4,930 8,330 10,600 10,600 12,600 4,080 6,520 7,820 5,610 4,130
6 3,640 3,180 4,760 7,890 10,600 10,100 11,200 4,020 6,290 7,980 5,260 3,910
7 3,580 3,210 4,810 7,780 10,600 9,780 10,100 4,180 5,800 7,810 5,050 3,710
8 3,580 3,130 4,990 7,630 11,000 9,360 9,450 4,090 5,980 7,580 4,890 3,530
9 3,560 2,860 5,610 7,290 11,100 9,000 9,090 4,040 6,370 7,590 4,740 3,380
10 3,470 2,650 7,580 7,050 10,700 9,350 8,570 4,220 6,550 8,240 4,610 3,180
11 3,200 2,650 9,990 6,960 10,400 10,200 8,220 4,280 6,240 8,240 4,460 3,130
12 3,060 2,620 11,100 7,010 10,100 11,100 7,630 4,750 5,940 7,950 4,280 3,090
13 2,950 2,610 12,200 7,250 9,940 11,900 7,370 4,530 5,840 7,810 4,100 3,120
14 2,780 2,660 13,400 7,820 10,100 12,600 6,950 4,260 5,510 7,770 3,910 3,710
15 2,720 2,750 13,700 8,100 10,400 12,600 6,600 3,970 5,050 7,490 3,790 4,080
16 2,820 2,880 15,100 8,690 10,400 12,300 6,420 3,570 5,040 6,810 3,780 4,430
17 3,080 3,060 15,900 8,650 10,100 11,900 6,240 3,390 4,940 6,160 3,860 4,900
18 3,100 3,210 15,800 9,570 9,480 11,700 6,070 3,280 4,520 5,680 3,860 5,150
19 3,010 3,550 15,100 9,670 9,010 12,400 6,120 3,100 4,490 5,290 3,790 5,010
20 3,060 4,240 14,100 9,110 9,210 12,700 6,470 3,050 5,030 4,960 3,690 4,800
21 3,080 4,580 12,900 8,570 9,840 13,400 6,880 3,150 5,680 4,680 3,620 4,410
22 3,180 5,110 12,300 8,450 10,500 14,500 6,920 3,290 6,250 4,530 3,620 4,060
23 3,300 5,600 12,200 8,590 10,700 17,200 6,760 3,390 7,060 4,940 3,610 3,830
24 3,610 6,170 12,100 8,630 11,500 18,900 7,020 3,310 8,450 5,620 3,630 3,720
25 4,150 6,210 11,400 8,640 12,100 19,400 7,520 3,100 10,700 5,780 3,680 3,720
26 4,100 5,990 11,100 8,680 11,800 19,300 7,330 3,390 13,500 5,810 3,710 3,830
27 3,840 5,570 10,900 9,020 11,800 19,500 7,080 4,290 13,200 5,750 3,780 3,980
28 3,530 5,200 10,600 10,100 12,400 18,600 6,850 5,430 11,900 5,650 3,840 4,180
29 3,310 5,530 10,100 10,100 13,400 17,200 6,300 5,010 10,300 5,640 3,890 4,500
30 3,180   9,610 10,100 15,000 16,400 5,590 5,130 8,830 6,300 3,920 4,780
31 3,280   9,360   15,400   5,270 4,840   6,670   4,940