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 40°48'02", long 93°11'32"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4
sec.5, T.69 N., R.20 W., Wayne County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 10280201,
on right bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on County Highway S50, 4.3
mi northwest of Promise City, 1.3 mi downstream from Jordan Creek,
16.0 mi upstream from confluence with Chariton River, and 54.0 mi
upstream from Iowa-Missouri state line. (map)
DRAINAGE AREA.--168 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional low-flow measurements, water years
1958-1966, published as "near Bethlehem"; monthly discharge
measurements, March 1965 to September 1967; discharge records from
October 1967 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 913.70 ft above
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of