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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 05482000 Des Moines River at 2nd Avenue at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100004
Latitude  41°36'45", Longitude  93°37'15" NAD27
Drainage area 6,245  square miles
Gage datum 773.74 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 1996-10-01 -> 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 2,050 1,160 2,750 7,440 7,780 9,930 11,000 4,030 3,150 3,180 2,960 2,230
2 1,920 1,210 2,790 7,610 8,200 9,600 11,100 3,760 3,170 3,220 2,960 2,270
3 1,830 1,250 2,890 7,770 8,710 9,160 10,600 3,610 2,910 3,350 2,950 2,250
4 1,710 1,200 2,840 7,830 9,110 8,720 10,100 3,580 2,660 3,530 2,900 2,190
5 1,670 1,170 2,730 7,790 9,240 8,420 9,650 3,500 2,460 3,590 2,800 2,080
6 1,740 1,160 2,770 7,700 9,290 8,370 9,600 3,440 2,300 3,710 2,730 1,940
7 1,780 1,150 2,890 7,740 9,250 8,290 9,330 3,440 2,300 3,870 2,890 1,820
8 1,750 1,180 3,060 7,750 8,870 8,270 8,880 3,410 2,320 3,920 2,660 1,820
9 1,730 1,180 3,130 7,890 8,650 8,350 8,620 3,470 2,270 3,960 2,400 1,900
10 1,620 1,200 3,180 7,920 8,730 8,510 8,410 3,410 2,340 4,020 2,400 1,820
11 1,450 1,320 3,220 7,950 9,130 8,860 8,270 3,330 2,400 4,000 2,400 1,750
12 1,340 1,400 3,430 8,020 9,340 9,520 8,020 3,190 2,540 3,990 2,380 1,780
13 1,270 1,450 3,950 8,220 9,310 9,710 8,010 3,200 2,550 3,840 2,340 1,810
14 1,220 1,570 4,570 8,370 9,200 9,570 7,660 3,000 2,400 3,740 2,440 1,920
15 1,220 1,670 5,320 8,310 9,310 9,590 7,210 2,890 2,210 3,710 2,410 1,870
16 1,230 1,750 5,780 8,230 9,360 9,600 6,920 2,680 2,090 3,570 2,430 1,930
17 1,250 1,900 6,060 7,970 9,360 9,370 6,600 2,370 2,060 3,490 2,430 1,970
18 1,240 1,990 6,090 7,840 9,500 9,510 6,610 2,250 2,210 3,370 2,410 1,800
19 1,210 2,080 6,140 7,880 9,640 9,490 6,630 2,270 2,430 3,350 2,210 1,740
20 1,170 2,300 6,420 7,820 9,440 9,520 6,500 2,550 2,520 3,280 2,270 1,800
21 1,190 2,540 6,440 7,750 9,010 9,500 6,460 2,790 2,610 3,270 2,320 1,920
22 1,170 2,780 5,810 7,620 8,610 9,810 6,130 3,110 2,710 3,220 2,260 1,900
23 1,180 3,090 6,550 7,550 8,470 10,100 5,830 3,390 2,810 3,220 2,170 1,950
24 1,190 3,200 6,640 7,690 8,490 10,400 5,730 3,420 2,860 3,260 2,050 1,970
25 1,220 3,180 6,730 7,860 8,300 10,700 5,590 3,250 2,910 3,280 2,060 1,940
26 1,080 3,130 6,840 7,810 8,340 11,100 5,610 3,050 2,970 3,110 2,070 1,880
27 1,190 2,950 6,880 7,770 8,710 11,000 5,550 2,930 3,070 3,200 2,030 1,900
28 1,130 2,780 6,890 7,610 9,290 11,000 5,290 2,790 3,110 3,090 2,050 2,020
29 1,080 3,840 6,960 7,550 9,760 10,900 4,950 2,900 3,200 3,040 2,060 2,130
30 1,110   7,130 7,570 9,730 10,700 4,680 3,170 3,270 3,010 2,140 2,240
31 1,120   7,310   9,870   4,330 3,170   3,030   2,200