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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 05484500 Raccoon River at Van Meter, IA


Dallas County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100006
Latitude  41°32'02.5", Longitude  93°56'59.2" NAD83
Drainage area 3,441  square miles
Gage datum 836.49 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 1915-10-01 -> 2024-09-30)

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
1 765 588 1,700 3,230 2,970 3,270 3,610 1,080 1,250 1,270 888 784
2 694 580 1,850 3,160 2,880 3,440 3,470 1,130 1,120 1,340 893 789
3 669 584 1,930 3,000 2,920 3,290 3,340 1,080 1,020 1,250 864 766
4 648 621 2,150 2,820 3,070 3,120 3,130 1,150 994 1,220 861 735
5 684 645 2,240 2,710 2,990 3,200 2,870 1,100 882 1,160 837 722
6 653 644 2,270 2,660 3,040 3,420 2,650 1,160 1,010 1,080 810 689
7 620 672 2,200 2,590 3,130 3,440 2,510 1,160 939 1,060 795 675
8 599 703 2,130 2,500 3,020 3,390 2,340 1,100 1,090 1,010 774 659
9 569 690 2,050 2,460 2,980 3,490 2,330 1,000 1,050 1,020 782 628
10 551 690 2,110 2,420 3,070 3,680 2,650 1,030 1,010 1,070 832 609
11 541 725 2,190 2,470 3,050 3,620 2,560 1,030 972 1,200 802 587
12 517 788 2,530 2,470 2,950 3,910 2,370 1,090 949 1,220 820 583
13 522 749 2,700 2,470 3,020 4,170 2,230 1,100 885 1,150 820 633
14 500 782 3,080 2,510 3,010 4,130 2,050 1,170 920 1,130 839 791
15 484 820 3,090 2,600 2,900 4,600 1,900 1,060 946 1,170 843 831
16 485 956 3,110 2,670 2,810 4,550 1,750 1,030 968 1,060 852 813
17 488 1,050 3,150 2,580 2,850 4,160 1,650 980 963 1,000 875 775
18 497 1,140 3,130 2,630 2,800 4,060 1,700 964 992 1,000 877 770
19 491 1,430 3,250 2,550 2,840 3,990 1,650 934 1,060 933 881 742
20 492 1,590 3,230 2,510 2,910 3,950 1,630 951 1,280 896 893 698
21 527 1,520 3,100 2,560 2,940 3,890 1,580 981 1,190 885 903 668
22 544 1,500 2,920 2,600 2,870 3,700 1,520 1,080 1,110 880 886 657
23 540 1,490 2,840 2,630 3,060 3,720 1,420 1,040 1,020 903 899 644
24 543 1,520 2,740 2,720 3,330 3,620 1,340 1,050 951 957 936 641
25 566 1,440 2,810 2,710 3,290 3,910 1,300 1,090 951 953 892 623
26 532 1,400 2,850 2,750 3,320 3,680 1,290 1,150 955 916 852 615
27 520 1,450 2,900 2,870 3,420 3,640 1,290 1,150 976 854 842 699
28 505 1,540 2,960 2,810 3,510 3,590 1,400 1,220 985 804 821 727
29 505 1,990 2,920 2,790 3,560 3,430 1,440 1,400 981 789 800 713
30 534   2,970 2,900 3,430 3,390 1,220 1,370 1,020 817 791 738
31 553   3,150   3,360   1,150 1,280   858   737