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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 05484900 Raccoon River at Fleur Drive at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100006
Latitude  41°34'54", Longitude  93°38'34" NAD27
Drainage area 3,625  square miles
Gage datum 780.70 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 -> 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 1,480 851 1,850 3,210 4,930 6,120 6,090 1,570 2,440 1,490 1,520 1,330
2 1,420 879 2,020 3,230 4,690 6,090 5,360 1,490 2,370 2,050 1,460 1,360
3 1,330 871 2,050 3,260 4,720 5,480 5,050 1,490 1,980 2,100 1,370 1,300
4 1,210 904 1,860 3,230 5,020 4,980 4,510 1,680 1,740 1,970 1,340 1,220
5 1,150 845 1,850 3,020 5,330 4,660 4,320 1,720 1,580 1,820 1,270 1,180
6 1,100 813 1,790 2,930 5,320 4,630 4,320 1,670 1,500 1,790 1,250 1,140
7 1,070 861 1,790 2,950 5,700 4,400 4,510 1,620 1,650 1,890 1,200 1,090
8 1,080 911 1,960 3,260 5,450 4,490 4,360 1,520 2,130 1,900 1,160 1,040
9 1,070 908 2,310 3,520 5,300 4,980 3,830 1,730 2,000 2,050 1,140 982
10 990 954 2,630 3,390 5,260 5,430 3,760 1,810 2,150 2,320 1,150 953
11 946 1,050 2,700 3,350 5,200 5,770 3,600 1,910 1,800 2,570 1,100 947
12 892 1,140 3,010 3,340 5,200 6,840 3,520 1,830 1,630 2,550 1,090 946
13 840 1,120 3,360 3,280 5,630 7,820 3,270 1,900 1,540 2,400 1,130 1,080
14 819 1,080 4,400 3,220 5,340 7,550 3,100 1,900 1,380 2,330 1,180 1,530
15 835 1,070 5,220 3,420 4,850 7,650 2,750 1,830 1,260 2,420 1,230 1,840
16 776 1,150 5,200 3,550 4,560 8,270 2,380 1,770 1,210 2,160 1,230 1,760
17 691 1,320 5,120 3,460 4,650 7,040 2,110 1,500 1,350 1,880 1,310 1,580
18 703 1,500 4,810 3,510 4,870 6,170 2,200 1,320 1,430 1,830 1,320 1,580
19 712 1,780 4,450 3,490 4,630 5,900 2,430 1,190 1,460 1,750 1,350 1,570
20 745 1,960 4,370 3,410 4,610 6,060 2,430 1,390 1,380 1,610 1,380 1,520
21 786 1,930 4,270 3,390 4,760 6,180 2,330 1,580 1,460 1,640 1,390 1,420
22 890 1,890 4,150 3,520 5,020 6,050 2,220 1,740 1,650 1,590 1,370 1,410
23 861 1,950 4,020 3,740 4,960 6,140 2,080 1,880 1,730 1,590 1,340 1,300
24 816 2,010 3,840 3,650 6,080 6,030 2,110 1,930 1,710 1,660 1,290 1,290
25 799 1,920 3,630 4,090 6,830 6,250 1,960 1,880 1,700 1,720 1,260 1,190
26 764 1,800 3,490 4,950 6,310 7,050 1,990 1,710 1,700 1,660 1,250 1,180
27 744 1,780 3,350 5,440 6,240 6,930 1,960 1,690 1,720 1,540 1,310 1,340
28 732 1,710 3,150 5,250 6,320 7,140 2,310 1,660 1,650 1,460 1,340 1,640
29 736 3,060 2,990 4,770 6,310 6,310 3,270 1,980 1,550 1,430 1,340 1,530
30 747   3,050 4,640 6,010 5,710 2,380 1,960 1,460 1,600 1,330 1,500
31 789   3,240   6,180   1,730 2,100   1,590   1,450