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USGS Daily Statistics for Iowa

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USGS 05488500 Des Moines River near Tracy, IA


Mahaska County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100009
Latitude  41°16'53", Longitude  92°51'40.7" NAD27
Drainage area 12,479  square miles
Gage datum 670.91 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 1969-10-01 -> 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 4,400 2,920 6,760 11,700 12,600 14,800 16,600 10,800 6,220 4,690 4,870 5,080
2 4,280 3,100 6,820 11,800 12,200 14,800 16,400 10,400 6,120 4,650 5,070 5,080
3 3,960 3,110 7,000 11,900 12,200 14,900 16,400 10,300 5,910 4,680 5,120 4,870
4 3,900 3,270 7,120 11,800 12,000 14,900 16,100 10,300 5,660 4,580 5,220 4,730
5 3,790 3,430 7,340 11,900 12,300 14,600 16,000 9,840 5,530 4,410 5,270 4,680
6 3,540 3,480 7,660 11,700 12,400 14,600 16,000 9,520 5,270 4,320 5,250 4,630
7 3,490 3,340 7,960 11,800 12,600 14,600 15,900 9,550 4,880 4,580 5,190 4,450
8 3,550 3,100 8,280 12,100 12,700 14,600 16,100 9,680 4,430 4,520 5,090 4,290
9 3,510 2,940 8,580 12,100 12,600 14,800 16,100 9,880 4,210 4,590 4,880 4,450
10 3,380 2,820 8,620 11,800 12,700 14,700 16,100 9,690 4,330 4,690 4,760 4,540
11 3,200 2,860 8,840 11,700 12,700 14,800 16,100 9,320 4,320 4,620 4,730 4,520
12 3,120 3,060 8,930 11,900 12,900 15,300 16,200 9,050 4,230 4,820 4,700 4,540
13 3,000 3,170 9,520 12,400 12,800 15,700 16,100 8,640 4,610 5,010 4,750 4,680
14 2,890 3,300 9,860 12,600 12,900 16,000 15,900 8,520 4,710 4,930 4,770 4,600
15 2,780 3,420 10,200 12,700 13,700 16,100 15,500 8,250 4,670 4,740 4,840 4,470
16 2,710 3,470 10,300 12,800 13,900 16,000 15,300 8,080 4,900 4,780 4,690 4,390
17 2,710 3,650 10,600 12,900 14,000 16,200 14,900 7,940 4,860 4,840 4,650 4,510
18 2,800 4,010 10,900 12,600 13,900 16,200 14,700 7,680 5,040 4,670 4,630 4,530
19 2,820 4,730 11,200 12,800 14,000 16,000 14,600 7,320 5,210 4,580 4,610 4,420
20 2,730 5,410 11,100 12,700 14,200 16,000 14,500 7,070 5,370 4,630 4,660 4,170
21 2,740 6,140 10,800 12,200 14,300 15,900 14,400 6,940 5,240 4,610 4,560 3,910
22 2,740 6,690 10,300 12,500 14,300 16,100 14,200 6,910 5,400 4,720 4,560 3,860
23 2,840 6,940 10,100 12,800 14,200 16,300 13,700 6,960 5,580 4,960 4,730 3,950
24 3,070 7,120 10,300 13,000 14,000 16,400 13,600 6,830 5,300 5,320 4,930 3,920
25 3,120 7,400 10,600 13,300 14,000 16,600 13,600 6,630 5,210 5,570 4,920 3,920
26 3,070 7,400 10,900 13,000 14,100 16,900 13,400 6,460 5,310 5,480 4,940 4,040
27 2,960 7,140 11,100 13,000 14,300 16,800 13,000 6,640 5,360 5,180 4,930 3,870
28 2,790 6,920 11,200 13,400 14,100 17,200 12,600 6,870 5,390 5,060 4,790 3,910
29 2,730 8,200 11,200 13,800 14,400 17,000 12,100 6,830 5,320 4,950 4,810 4,210
30 2,870   11,500 13,700 14,400 16,900 11,400 6,720 4,840 4,700 4,980 4,410
31 2,910   11,700   14,200   11,100 6,420   4,600   4,470