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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 -> 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
1 246 139 512 1,780 1,250 1,400 1,490 466 405 446 389 332
2 236 139 527 1,730 1,260 1,370 1,410 429 399 454 392 334
3 226 141 549 1,650 1,270 1,350 1,350 415 379 450 391 325
4 209 144 559 1,650 1,290 1,340 1,280 402 370 452 381 316
5 200 152 580 1,630 1,290 1,370 1,200 392 383 470 375 302
6 194 152 624 1,650 1,280 1,350 1,130 381 377 488 375 288
7 188 145 645 1,670 1,260 1,300 1,070 354 357 494 376 273
8 184 142 654 1,660 1,260 1,340 1,040 339 356 499 370 277
9 172 145 666 1,610 1,250 1,330 1,050 328 372 509 356 273
10 165 162 704 1,520 1,230 1,260 1,060 310 367 516 344 261
11 159 171 742 1,470 1,210 1,230 1,070 305 354 518 338 256
12 148 187 801 1,480 1,200 1,270 1,020 311 334 522 339 253
13 144 195 832 1,490 1,210 1,420 947 312 334 514 340 250
14 138 211 916 1,490 1,210 1,530 904 320 330 495 341 269
15 130 209 1,000 1,500 1,210 1,540 883 364 313 477 342 286
16 127 204 1,080 1,490 1,230 1,560 838 365 323 458 345 289
17 135 223 1,140 1,470 1,260 1,570 809 364 334 440 345 287
18 135 265 1,190 1,430 1,300 1,640 806 356 339 424 356 287
19 139 307 1,210 1,380 1,240 1,660 814 351 347 416 366 279
20 143 378 1,240 1,370 1,210 1,660 787 369 397 416 367 278
21 147 416 1,230 1,370 1,220 1,730 747 376 460 414 375 269
22 148 446 1,230 1,370 1,320 1,640 714 397 474 413 380 256
23 153 452 1,220 1,360 1,330 1,680 699 390 479 423 379 243
24 149 455 1,200 1,340 1,400 1,750 694 442 480 427 371 227
25 147 445 1,200 1,340 1,400 1,720 680 452 478 422 366 223
26 146 456 1,250 1,330 1,400 1,700 653 419 477 416 365 222
27 141 477 1,350 1,300 1,420 1,690 631 387 476 413 361 226
28 138 491 1,450 1,280 1,430 1,630 615 366 463 409 349 237
29 138 749 1,480 1,260 1,450 1,550 580 371 453 399 339 244
30 138   1,530 1,240 1,460 1,530 536 388 447 394 337 254
31 141   1,680   1,430   508 403   390   255