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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 05484650 Raccoon River at 63rd Street at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100006
Latitude  41°33'42", Longitude  93°42'12" NAD27
Drainage area 3,529  square miles
Gage datum 773.91 feet above NGVD29
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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 -> 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 1,360 839 1,770 3,010 4,690 5,860 5,590 1,500 2,200 1,460 1,530 1,260
2 1,320 857 1,940 2,970 4,470 5,820 4,910 1,430 2,210 1,980 1,450 1,300
3 1,250 854 1,970 2,980 4,470 5,170 4,660 1,420 1,840 2,020 1,350 1,250
4 1,160 883 1,810 2,950 4,710 4,710 4,150 1,580 1,630 1,910 1,310 1,190
5 1,110 827 1,790 2,770 5,080 4,430 4,000 1,660 1,480 1,780 1,270 1,150
6 1,060 802 1,770 2,830 5,130 4,350 4,080 1,620 1,420 1,760 1,240 1,110
7 1,030 848 1,760 2,930 5,520 4,140 4,330 1,570 1,580 1,810 1,200 1,070
8 1,050 879 1,900 3,040 5,200 4,230 4,210 1,450 1,990 1,840 1,160 1,020
9 1,020 865 2,150 3,290 5,090 4,860 3,730 1,540 1,840 1,980 1,130 956
10 953 915 2,500 3,200 5,020 5,180 3,640 1,670 1,970 2,230 1,120 923
11 910 1,010 2,580 3,200 4,920 5,520 3,460 1,780 1,670 2,460 1,090 918
12 854 1,100 3,000 3,240 4,850 6,540 3,400 1,720 1,570 2,450 1,080 914
13 811 1,080 3,320 3,180 5,380 7,420 3,200 1,840 1,510 2,290 1,130 1,000
14 785 1,040 4,490 3,110 5,060 7,180 3,020 1,890 1,360 2,200 1,190 1,520
15 793 1,020 5,020 3,240 4,640 7,510 2,690 1,790 1,230 2,350 1,230 1,830
16 753 1,100 4,980 3,340 4,340 7,910 2,330 1,690 1,210 2,060 1,220 1,700
17 667 1,260 4,840 3,280 4,420 6,600 2,120 1,420 1,320 1,810 1,310 1,570
18 686 1,420 4,580 3,310 4,650 5,890 2,160 1,230 1,410 1,790 1,310 1,600
19 697 1,670 4,360 3,290 4,370 5,650 2,270 1,170 1,390 1,710 1,320 1,590
20 725 1,880 4,320 3,220 4,310 5,780 2,270 1,340 1,340 1,580 1,350 1,430
21 763 1,840 4,190 3,230 4,470 5,890 2,220 1,540 1,410 1,580 1,350 1,280
22 860 1,820 4,010 3,350 4,740 5,740 2,140 1,700 1,580 1,520 1,340 1,260
23 830 1,860 3,800 3,580 4,760 5,830 2,040 1,800 1,620 1,570 1,290 1,170
24 789 1,910 3,600 3,450 5,870 5,700 1,980 1,900 1,600 1,650 1,260 1,150
25 761 1,810 3,380 3,920 6,530 5,890 1,910 1,860 1,600 1,720 1,240 1,080
26 746 1,700 3,240 4,670 5,840 6,480 1,890 1,710 1,630 1,660 1,230 1,080
27 725 1,690 3,090 5,190 5,760 6,390 1,870 1,680 1,670 1,550 1,270 1,260
28 715 1,630 2,920 5,050 6,000 6,860 2,200 1,630 1,610 1,460 1,280 1,510
29 708 2,850 2,790 4,510 6,010 5,940 3,090 1,900 1,500 1,430 1,280 1,390
30 723   2,840 4,380 5,660 5,360 2,150 1,860 1,430 1,600 1,270 1,360
31 781   3,000   5,880   1,630 1,900   1,590   1,320