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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 05481300 Des Moines River near Stratford, IA


Webster County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100004
Latitude  42°15'07", Longitude  93°59'48" NAD27
Drainage area 5,452  square miles
Gage datum 894.00 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 1967-10-01 -> 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 1,330 805 2,150 6,690 6,510 6,640 7,400 2,560 1,980 2,130 1,980 1,710
2 1,270 810 2,280 6,810 6,520 6,250 6,920 2,390 1,840 2,190 2,020 1,740
3 1,200 811 2,460 6,700 6,640 5,880 6,550 2,200 1,730 2,250 2,040 1,680
4 1,140 798 2,610 6,570 6,710 5,840 6,080 2,010 1,610 2,250 1,990 1,590
5 1,090 792 2,700 6,470 6,910 5,980 5,740 1,850 1,680 2,330 1,920 1,570
6 1,040 773 2,830 6,370 7,000 6,070 5,530 2,000 1,690 2,410 1,890 1,550
7 1,010 754 2,990 6,340 6,870 5,960 5,380 2,050 1,650 2,390 1,870 1,500
8 975 747 3,040 6,250 6,730 6,210 5,210 1,930 1,590 2,430 1,820 1,450
9 937 760 3,050 6,130 6,660 6,500 5,380 1,990 1,590 2,630 1,770 1,400
10 910 817 3,110 6,030 6,540 6,370 5,320 1,900 1,540 2,760 1,720 1,350
11 902 844 3,410 6,000 6,360 6,230 5,430 2,010 1,470 2,870 1,690 1,310
12 857 833 3,790 6,260 6,310 6,250 5,400 1,930 1,380 2,960 1,720 1,310
13 843 865 4,230 6,550 6,390 6,440 5,080 1,760 1,330 2,880 1,740 1,400
14 841 923 4,640 6,850 6,460 6,750 4,750 1,730 1,330 2,720 1,770 1,570
15 812 998 5,080 7,120 6,440 7,240 4,530 1,770 1,350 2,590 1,760 1,700
16 782 1,110 5,270 7,310 6,410 7,290 4,270 1,880 1,410 2,470 1,770 1,680
17 821 1,340 5,400 7,260 6,460 7,690 4,130 1,830 1,490 2,370 1,810 1,620
18 860 1,490 5,720 7,100 6,580 7,910 4,320 1,760 1,510 2,350 1,840 1,580
19 885 1,850 6,190 6,880 6,600 8,140 4,140 1,830 1,530 2,350 1,890 1,500
20 864 2,150 6,460 6,870 6,420 8,030 4,020 2,070 1,640 2,330 1,900 1,430
21 850 2,260 6,350 6,990 6,280 7,720 3,800 2,560 1,990 2,280 1,960 1,370
22 831 2,300 6,100 6,970 6,140 7,600 3,530 2,490 2,160 2,260 1,980 1,310
23 842 2,320 5,960 6,930 6,180 7,560 3,660 2,730 2,240 2,290 1,980 1,270
24 845 2,380 5,960 6,740 6,370 7,720 3,770 2,660 2,320 2,320 1,930 1,280
25 846 2,310 5,890 6,740 6,570 8,090 3,550 2,460 2,400 2,280 1,870 1,270
26 807 2,180 5,800 6,730 6,720 8,160 3,390 2,290 2,460 2,200 1,810 1,270
27 767 2,070 5,770 6,700 7,010 8,610 3,350 2,100 2,530 2,120 1,820 1,310
28 750 2,070 5,840 6,660 7,160 8,520 3,140 2,130 2,450 2,060 1,800 1,360
29 759 2,640 5,940 6,530 7,150 8,080 3,000 2,250 2,310 2,020 1,750 1,370
30 782   6,100 6,470 7,240 7,860 2,870 2,180 2,220 2,010 1,710 1,400
31 798   6,340   7,050   2,800 2,110   1,990   1,380