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USGS Daily Statistics for Iowa

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USGS 05484800 Walnut Creek at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100006
Latitude  41°35'14", Longitude  93°42'11" NAD27
Drainage area 78.4  square miles
Gage datum 801.04 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1971-10-01 -> 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 26 59 49 72 125 108 256 33 53 40 57 39
2 24 42 68 79 113 104 121 37 38 56 45 36
3 23 32 64 85 114 94 92 38 41 35 51 34
4 23 30 69 69 132 117 120 68 38 36 50 35
5 21 30 63 70 113 115 101 56 41 36 37 35
6 21 28 65 69 107 121 108 42 30 39 39 33
7 21 28 70 66 129 99 102 37 55 47 32 30
8 19 26 80 69 116 152 81 47 48 40 30 29
9 19 25 82 78 155 218 104 130 46 38 35 27
10 21 31 88 74 188 167 99 91 68 45 41 25
11 21 30 98 82 129 138 110 106 42 66 38 26
12 21 27 96 93 135 182 99 68 36 50 39 27
13 19 30 138 88 152 170 75 55 39 40 37 45
14 19 30 125 107 110 184 67 40 27 55 32 69
15 20 31 92 115 96 178 59 43 25 48 32 42
16 35 35 76 124 101 187 55 37 37 36 30 32
17 35 47 79 111 133 150 70 30 40 35 32 28
18 27 74 86 146 116 151 98 50 39 33 32 26
19 22 73 89 104 126 126 78 39 49 30 38 25
20 26 62 85 101 105 127 74 64 42 26 37 27
21 28 57 72 104 134 109 64 50 40 49 32 28
22 26 54 66 100 112 105 58 35 45 57 29 28
23 26 62 71 87 126 124 44 60 39 56 32 33
24 23 54 83 99 218 122 78 33 36 51 33 32
25 24 47 67 122 190 187 54 37 67 41 29 29
26 23 46 65 117 153 160 66 53 54 40 32 31
27 24 44 64 126 153 172 51 93 33 33 36 41
28 23 53 64 105 146 131 63 63 29 34 40 40
29 23 75 63 102 154 138 69 145 48 41 39 35
30 23   79 162 136 175 43 63 38 44 38 39
31 26   82   115   35 49   43   32