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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
05464500 Cedar River at Cedar Rapids, IA
LOCATION - Lat 41°58'19", long 91°40'01" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.28, T.83 N., R.7 W., Linn County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 07080205, on right bank 400 ft upstream from bridge on 8th Avenue in Cedar Rapids, 2.7 mi upstream from Prairie Creek, and 85.4 mi upstream from mouth of Cedar River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6,510 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 955: 1924. WSP 1308: 1904, 1906-1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1924, 1928, 1930. WSP 1438: Drainage area. WSP 1558: 1915-1918(M), 1920(M), 1922(M), 1929, 1933, 1943.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge records from October 1902 to current year. Prior to September 1927, monthly mean discharge for some periods published in WSP 1308.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 700.08 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to August 20, 1920, non-recording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS IA Water Science Center. Flow affected by city hydroelectric dam, 0.5 mile upstream, since June 1979.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in June 1851 reached a stage of about 20 ft, discharge about 65,000 ft³/s.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1906-1907, 1944-1954, 2008, 2010, 2012.
NITRATE + NITRITE: April 2009 to September 2012, records fragmentary.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Daily instantaneous values collected in conjunction with suspended-sediment samples, January 1944 to September 1954. Daily mean, April to September 2012.