UPDATE, 11/9: As of November 8, the USGS has successfully restored all of the operational gages that stopped transmitting due to an issue with the satellite telemetry system that records and transmits data. The USGS will now focus on restoring other equipment that experienced the telemetry issues, including about 85 rapid deployment gages that are used periodically for emergency response. Read more
LOCATION.--Lat 41°21'20.5", long 92°39'25.8"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4
sec.25, T.76 N., R.16 W., Mahaska County, IA, Hydrologic Unit
07080105, on left bank 10 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway
63, 4.0 mi north of Oskaloosa, 0.3 mi downstream from Painter Creek,
51.2 mi upstream from confluence with North Skunk River, and 145.9 mi
upstream from mouth of Skunk River. (map)
DRAINAGE AREA.--1,635 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Discharge records from October 1945 to current
year. Prior to October 1966, published as "Skunk River near
Oskaloosa"; prior to October 1948, monthly mean discharge for
some periods published in WSP 1308.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 685.50 ft above
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to November 21, 1947,
non-recording gage at same site and datum; November 21, 1947, to May
3, 1995, at site 400 ft upstream at same datum.