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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 05479000 East Fork Des Moines River at Dakota City, IA


Humboldt County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100003
Latitude  42°43'25", Longitude  94°11'35.7" NAD27
Drainage area 1,308  square miles
Gage datum 1,038.71 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
month
Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1940-10-01 -> 2020-09-30)

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
1 249 140 516 1,770 1,270 1,390 1,520 476 410 451 393 336
2 239 140 532 1,720 1,270 1,360 1,430 438 403 459 396 338
3 229 142 553 1,640 1,280 1,350 1,380 423 383 456 396 329
4 212 145 564 1,640 1,310 1,340 1,300 411 375 457 385 320
5 202 153 585 1,630 1,310 1,360 1,220 400 387 476 379 305
6 196 153 629 1,650 1,300 1,350 1,150 389 381 494 379 291
7 190 145 649 1,670 1,280 1,300 1,090 361 361 500 380 276
8 186 143 655 1,660 1,280 1,340 1,060 346 360 505 374 280
9 173 146 642 1,620 1,270 1,340 1,070 335 376 515 360 276
10 167 163 682 1,530 1,240 1,270 1,080 316 369 522 348 264
11 161 172 722 1,480 1,230 1,240 1,090 311 356 524 341 259
12 150 188 786 1,490 1,220 1,280 1,040 317 337 528 342 255
13 146 196 821 1,500 1,230 1,440 963 319 337 520 343 252
14 139 212 910 1,500 1,230 1,550 920 327 332 501 345 272
15 132 211 1,000 1,510 1,230 1,560 899 372 316 483 346 289
16 128 205 1,080 1,510 1,250 1,590 852 373 326 464 349 292
17 137 225 1,150 1,480 1,280 1,600 824 372 337 445 349 290
18 136 267 1,190 1,440 1,300 1,670 820 364 342 429 360 290
19 141 309 1,210 1,390 1,230 1,690 830 359 350 420 369 282
20 145 381 1,230 1,380 1,200 1,680 802 377 401 420 371 281
21 149 419 1,220 1,380 1,210 1,760 762 384 465 418 379 272
22 150 449 1,210 1,370 1,300 1,660 728 405 479 417 384 259
23 154 456 1,200 1,370 1,320 1,700 713 398 485 428 383 246
24 150 459 1,180 1,350 1,390 1,780 708 447 486 431 375 229
25 148 448 1,180 1,350 1,380 1,750 694 457 483 426 370 226
26 147 459 1,230 1,340 1,390 1,730 666 424 482 421 368 225
27 142 481 1,340 1,310 1,400 1,710 645 391 482 418 365 228
28 139 495 1,440 1,300 1,420 1,650 628 370 469 414 353 240
29 139 749 1,470 1,270 1,430 1,570 592 375 459 403 342 247
30 139   1,510 1,250 1,450 1,550 547 392 452 398 341 257
31 142   1,670   1,420   518 407   394   258