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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", Longitude  93°56'59" NAD27
Drainage area 3,441  square miles
Gage datum 841.16 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 1915-10-01 -> 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
1 781 599 1,660 3,280 3,000 3,310 3,690 1,100 1,280 1,300 902 801
2 708 590 1,830 3,210 2,920 3,480 3,540 1,150 1,140 1,370 904 806
3 679 594 1,920 3,050 2,950 3,330 3,410 1,100 1,050 1,280 875 783
4 657 632 2,170 2,870 3,080 3,170 3,200 1,180 1,020 1,250 873 750
5 696 656 2,270 2,750 3,000 3,250 2,920 1,120 903 1,190 850 737
6 666 654 2,300 2,710 3,030 3,400 2,710 1,180 1,040 1,110 823 704
7 633 681 2,240 2,640 3,140 3,410 2,560 1,180 962 1,090 808 690
8 612 709 2,160 2,540 3,030 3,400 2,380 1,130 1,120 1,040 788 674
9 580 695 2,090 2,510 2,990 3,520 2,370 1,020 1,080 1,040 796 641
10 562 694 2,150 2,460 3,080 3,730 2,700 1,050 1,030 1,100 848 621
11 552 730 2,230 2,520 3,070 3,680 2,600 1,050 996 1,230 815 598
12 527 796 2,580 2,520 2,970 3,980 2,390 1,110 972 1,250 833 594
13 533 758 2,760 2,520 3,040 4,250 2,250 1,130 907 1,180 834 644
14 511 792 3,160 2,560 3,030 4,210 2,070 1,190 942 1,160 854 807
15 494 823 3,160 2,640 2,920 4,670 1,920 1,080 970 1,200 858 847
16 495 946 3,180 2,710 2,820 4,600 1,770 1,060 993 1,080 868 830
17 498 1,040 3,220 2,620 2,870 4,210 1,670 1,000 987 1,030 892 791
18 507 1,140 3,200 2,670 2,820 4,100 1,720 985 1,020 1,030 894 786
19 500 1,440 3,320 2,590 2,870 4,050 1,680 955 1,090 954 898 758
20 501 1,610 3,300 2,520 2,940 4,010 1,660 972 1,310 916 911 714
21 538 1,540 3,160 2,580 2,970 3,960 1,610 1,000 1,220 904 922 683
22 556 1,530 2,980 2,630 2,910 3,770 1,550 1,100 1,140 900 905 673
23 551 1,520 2,900 2,610 3,110 3,790 1,450 1,070 1,040 924 919 659
24 554 1,550 2,790 2,710 3,390 3,700 1,370 1,070 975 978 956 654
25 577 1,470 2,870 2,720 3,350 4,000 1,320 1,120 975 973 911 634
26 542 1,420 2,900 2,770 3,370 3,750 1,310 1,180 979 935 870 626
27 530 1,440 2,940 2,890 3,460 3,720 1,320 1,170 1,000 872 860 712
28 514 1,490 2,990 2,830 3,550 3,670 1,430 1,250 1,010 819 838 742
29 514 2,050 2,950 2,820 3,610 3,500 1,470 1,430 1,010 800 817 729
30 545   3,010 2,930 3,480 3,460 1,250 1,410 1,050 827 808 754
31 563   3,200   3,410   1,170 1,310   872   753