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USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics for Kansas

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USGS 06864500 SMOKY HILL R AT ELLSWORTH, KS


Ellsworth County, Kansas
Hydrologic Unit Code 10260006
Latitude  38°43'36", Longitude  98°14'00" NAD27
Drainage area 7,580  square miles
Contributing drainage area 7,580  square miles
Gage datum 1,509.02 feet above NGVD29
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Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1895-10-01 -> 2020-09-30)

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 58 65 92 320 253 925 585 420 354 126 92 84
2 55 69 91 278 228 675 596 489 420 171 93 94
3 53 74 93 269 251 573 526 405 309 167 89 71
4 52 77 108 213 335 405 408 470 276 145 83 78
5 51 75 122 170 425 396 455 430 297 139 75 72
6 51 84 118 147 406 377 574 332 246 144 74 65
7 51 86 116 140 299 497 509 237 206 242 70 61
8 51 88 109 172 342 569 499 218 173 273 71 60
9 51 90 132 178 311 560 441 217 206 286 71 63
10 51 80 153 164 292 536 367 286 164 328 70 62
11 51 111 179 167 401 543 381 260 179 414 69 59
12 54 124 163 156 389 541 466 221 313 306 69 57
13 55 100 149 179 282 455 457 263 363 179 68 58
14 58 87 135 290 239 478 377 303 254 132 65 63
15 65 81 115 294 194 608 243 329 206 176 64 62
16 63 77 105 319 235 638 252 281 192 195 73 61
17 59 77 102 190 335 443 345 278 180 168 149 57
18 58 77 98 148 335 456 367 239 210 123 156 56
19 60 77 117 157 418 616 445 223 324 103 97 54
20 61 85 131 177 348 546 360 231 244 134 126 53
21 67 91 115 255 502 505 429 206 239 108 107 53
22 74 85 114 260 500 481 478 302 186 105 87 54
23 75 90 309 210 580 508 576 274 209 118 87 55
24 67 112 456 279 766 575 411 341 281 97 76 56
25 64 114 341 240 546 498 378 486 248 87 71 59
26 67 112 304 170 514 382 512 330 249 87 69 55
27 74 108 212 168 520 367 427 276 236 82 67 68
28 70 97 171 180 534 447 316 239 266 76 64 63
29 65 94 198 182 516 417 304 358 166 83 62 60
30 64   239 233 598 504 295 294 134 100 61 59
31 64   306   615   320 298   89   58