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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 -> 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 1,310 794 2,120 6,600 6,400 6,550 7,240 2,530 1,940 2,100 1,950 1,680
2 1,250 799 2,250 6,720 6,420 6,170 6,770 2,370 1,810 2,150 1,990 1,710
3 1,180 800 2,430 6,600 6,540 5,870 6,390 2,180 1,710 2,210 2,010 1,650
4 1,120 787 2,580 6,480 6,610 5,810 5,940 1,990 1,580 2,220 1,960 1,570
5 1,070 781 2,680 6,380 6,800 5,950 5,600 1,830 1,660 2,290 1,890 1,540
6 1,030 762 2,810 6,280 6,890 6,120 5,480 1,980 1,670 2,370 1,860 1,530
7 997 743 2,960 6,250 6,760 5,920 5,330 2,030 1,620 2,350 1,840 1,480
8 961 737 3,010 6,150 6,620 6,140 5,160 1,910 1,560 2,390 1,790 1,430
9 923 750 3,020 6,040 6,560 6,410 5,320 1,960 1,570 2,590 1,740 1,380
10 897 805 3,080 5,940 6,440 6,270 5,260 1,880 1,520 2,710 1,690 1,330
11 889 832 3,380 5,910 6,260 6,130 5,380 1,990 1,450 2,820 1,670 1,290
12 845 822 3,750 6,170 6,210 6,150 5,360 1,910 1,360 2,910 1,690 1,290
13 832 853 4,180 6,460 6,290 6,330 5,040 1,740 1,310 2,830 1,720 1,380
14 829 910 4,580 6,750 6,360 6,610 4,700 1,710 1,310 2,670 1,740 1,550
15 801 984 5,010 7,020 6,340 7,080 4,490 1,740 1,330 2,540 1,730 1,670
16 772 1,090 5,200 7,200 6,300 7,130 4,230 1,850 1,390 2,430 1,740 1,650
17 810 1,320 5,320 7,150 6,360 7,500 4,090 1,810 1,470 2,330 1,780 1,600
18 848 1,470 5,640 6,990 6,470 7,710 4,270 1,740 1,480 2,310 1,810 1,550
19 873 1,820 6,090 6,780 6,490 7,940 4,100 1,800 1,500 2,310 1,860 1,470
20 852 2,110 6,360 6,770 6,320 7,840 3,980 2,050 1,610 2,290 1,870 1,410
21 837 2,220 6,250 6,880 6,200 7,570 3,760 2,530 1,950 2,240 1,930 1,350
22 818 2,260 6,000 6,870 6,060 7,460 3,490 2,450 2,120 2,220 1,950 1,290
23 829 2,290 5,870 6,830 6,110 7,430 3,620 2,690 2,200 2,260 1,950 1,250
24 832 2,350 5,880 6,630 6,290 7,580 3,730 2,620 2,280 2,280 1,900 1,260
25 833 2,270 5,810 6,630 6,480 7,930 3,510 2,420 2,360 2,240 1,840 1,250
26 795 2,150 5,730 6,620 6,640 7,980 3,350 2,260 2,420 2,170 1,780 1,240
27 756 2,040 5,710 6,600 6,910 8,420 3,320 2,070 2,480 2,090 1,790 1,290
28 739 2,030 5,770 6,550 7,060 8,340 3,110 2,100 2,410 2,030 1,770 1,340
29 749 2,640 5,870 6,430 7,050 7,910 2,980 2,220 2,270 1,990 1,730 1,350
30 771   6,030 6,370 7,140 7,690 2,850 2,140 2,180 1,980 1,690 1,380
31 787   6,270   6,950   2,770 2,080   1,950   1,360