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USGS Daily Statistics for Kansas

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Historic (pre-2007) gage-height data may contain erroneous values, such as pressure sensors encased in ice, even if they are flagged as approved. These data are made available to the public, but data users are cautioned to carefully screen the data and contact the USGS Kansas Water Science Center if they have questions or concerns about specific values.

** During winter months the realtime streamflow displayed may not reflect the true discharge for periods when ice forms in the stream. When ice forms, the river cross-section is constricted and produces a higher river stage for any given amount of discharge that exists during ice-free periods. This condition is known as backwater. Although accurate themselves, the river stages can no longer be used to accurately and directly compute discharge from the rating curve (which relates stage to discharge) because the amount of backwater varies with time, temperature, and other factors. More complex procedures that require the use of meteorological and hydrological data from other stations in the area must be used to determine discharge at the affected stations. Unfortunately, these more complex procedures cannot yet be applied in real time. Additional, ice forming in the channel can result in erroneous readings as the instrumentation in the stream is adversely affected by the ice generally resulting in an erroneously higher stage reading. While every attempt is made to screen erroneous data from the realtime display, this data is considered provisional and should be used with caution.

The statistics generated from this site are based on approved daily-mean data and may not match those published by the USGS in official publications. The user is responsible for assessment and use of statistics from this site. For more details on why the statistics may not match, click here.

USGS 06861000 SMOKY HILL R NR ARNOLD, KS


Trego County, Kansas
Hydrologic Unit Code 10260003
Latitude  38°48'28", Longitude 100°01'20" NAD27
Drainage area 5,220  square miles
Contributing drainage area 5,220  square miles
Gage datum 2,196.13 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
month
Mean of daily mean values for each day for 68 - 69 years of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1950-10-01 -> 2019-09-30)

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 5.0 6.3 7.7 17 17 76 133 64 16 12 7.1 5.5
2 4.7 6.1 7.3 20 14 91 119 77 11 27 6.9 5.5
3 4.6 6.3 7.5 16 12 44 127 54 13 10 6.5 5.2
4 4.4 6.8 7.7 14 32 47 113 39 13 8.3 6.0 5.2
5 4.3 6.5 7.3 13 81 38 122 47 15 15 5.6 5.0
6 4.0 6.4 7.3 12 29 141 105 29 11 26 5.5 5.1
7 4.1 6.5 7.2 11 16 168 69 34 22 15 5.4 4.9
8 4.2 9.0 8.2 11 21 166 46 30 22 12 5.4 5.1
9 4.0 18 7.9 11 16 130 44 31 27 9.6 5.2 5.1
10 4.1 14 8.1 12 12 97 53 44 21 9.5 5.2 4.8
11 4.3 10 8.6 12 11 242 153 48 24 10 5.1 4.4
12 4.9 9.3 8.7 12 12 243 101 31 19 9.6 5.0 4.4
13 5.2 9.2 9.4 14 13 176 77 38 18 9.3 5.1 4.5
14 5.7 8.1 10 13 14 146 69 36 63 7.2 5.0 5.1
15 5.5 8.3 11 12 23 144 60 43 43 7.5 5.0 4.5
16 5.5 8.0 11 12 56 138 46 26 43 6.2 6.9 4.2
17 5.4 8.2 11 19 171 263 50 25 43 13 8.9 4.3
18 5.5 9.1 12 16 142 226 75 30 28 63 8.4 4.4
19 5.9 10 16 12 102 159 45 33 44 33 7.0 4.5
20 5.5 13 37 16 80 102 96 24 36 18 7.2 4.9
21 5.2 12 94 19 60 189 109 23 59 16 7.3 4.8
22 4.9 9.6 56 20 97 196 104 15 53 15 6.7 4.6
23 4.9 9.0 31 25 47 165 87 13 26 10 6.2 4.6
24 4.9 8.0 23 23 47 95 86 214 16 8.3 5.9 4.6
25 4.9 7.9 21 16 38 77 119 69 17 7.8 5.9 4.6
26 5.0 8.4 20 12 42 82 54 40 17 7.1 5.6 4.5
27 5.7 8.0 14 11 42 123 47 39 13 7.8 5.4 4.4
28 6.4 8.2 16 13 147 106 40 47 11 6.8 5.3 4.4
29 6.9 6.3 16 14 123 125 45 24 13 9.1 5.5 4.7
30 6.7   15 25 102 206 46 29 12 17 5.4 7.6
31 6.7   17   119   41 21   8.3   5.4