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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 05481650 Des Moines River near Saylorville, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100004
Latitude  41°40'49.2", Longitude  93°40'03.4" NAD83
Drainage area 5,841  square miles
Gage datum 787.17 feet above NAVD88
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1977-10-01 -> 2022-09-30)

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 1,810 973 2,640 6,510 6,740 7,660 8,790 3,950 2,850 2,430 2,460 2,020
2 1,740 963 2,670 6,550 6,770 7,480 8,760 3,790 2,860 2,430 2,510 2,040
3 1,620 972 2,790 6,540 6,900 7,290 8,420 3,660 2,670 2,470 2,450 2,010
4 1,500 951 2,860 6,510 7,150 7,050 8,060 3,580 2,510 2,520 2,420 2,010
5 1,480 960 2,920 6,540 7,260 6,940 7,830 3,480 2,340 2,540 2,350 1,970
6 1,470 982 3,040 6,580 7,260 7,000 7,710 3,350 2,220 2,640 2,330 1,940
7 1,450 1,000 3,140 6,520 7,180 7,000 7,310 3,240 2,170 2,710 2,440 1,880
8 1,430 955 3,190 6,540 7,000 6,940 7,000 3,200 2,190 2,670 2,340 1,840
9 1,390 931 3,170 6,660 6,880 6,880 7,040 3,090 2,190 2,760 2,180 1,850
10 1,340 930 3,160 6,710 6,990 6,880 7,060 2,990 2,230 2,910 2,210 1,820
11 1,250 1,010 3,150 6,650 7,120 7,130 7,020 2,890 2,300 2,930 2,170 1,720
12 1,160 1,060 3,380 6,650 7,130 7,380 7,100 2,740 2,320 2,900 2,130 1,670
13 1,070 1,120 3,810 6,770 7,010 7,440 7,200 2,710 2,230 2,830 2,140 1,660
14 1,030 1,180 4,220 6,860 7,020 7,330 7,090 2,720 2,070 2,840 2,170 1,700
15 1,030 1,240 4,610 6,880 7,170 7,470 6,910 2,770 2,020 2,880 2,170 1,740
16 1,030 1,330 4,900 6,940 7,280 7,580 6,580 2,660 2,040 2,850 2,160 1,870
17 1,010 1,410 5,120 6,940 7,310 7,820 6,230 2,550 2,050 2,790 2,210 1,900
18 969 1,560 5,230 6,950 7,290 8,100 6,190 2,470 2,080 2,710 2,220 1,710
19 981 1,730 5,340 6,970 7,310 8,370 6,110 2,390 2,080 2,690 2,160 1,590
20 980 2,000 5,540 6,930 7,290 8,440 5,960 2,510 2,160 2,620 2,240 1,620
21 995 2,290 5,540 6,810 7,180 8,470 5,870 2,610 2,260 2,600 2,310 1,720
22 992 2,570 5,430 6,860 7,060 8,580 5,590 2,820 2,430 2,580 2,250 1,800
23 1,010 2,810 5,470 6,980 6,950 8,510 5,360 3,020 2,570 2,540 2,120 1,810
24 1,020 2,840 5,580 7,060 6,840 8,690 5,270 3,030 2,500 2,620 2,110 1,750
25 1,030 2,830 5,730 7,050 6,690 8,880 5,160 2,980 2,440 2,620 2,080 1,700
26 957 2,870 5,980 6,920 6,720 8,830 5,120 2,900 2,430 2,510 2,050 1,630
27 1,000 2,880 6,160 6,770 6,980 8,720 4,970 2,750 2,470 2,460 2,050 1,630
28 955 2,780 6,270 6,770 7,300 8,700 4,710 2,650 2,500 2,380 2,060 1,730
29 910 4,330 6,320 6,830 7,480 8,620 4,420 2,630 2,520 2,400 1,990 1,850
30 924   6,420 6,800 7,550 8,620 4,300 2,740 2,520 2,410 1,990 1,940
31 979   6,510   7,660   4,140 2,770   2,410   1,910