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USGS Daily Statistics for Minnesota

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USGS 05317000 COTTONWOOD RIVER NEAR NEW ULM, MN


Brown County, Minnesota
Hydrologic Unit Code 07020008
Latitude  44°17'21.81", Longitude  94°26'18.98" NAD83
Drainage area 1,300  square miles
Gage datum 820 feet above NAVD88
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1908-10-01 -> 2022-09-30)

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
1 100 87 302 1,370 822 780 657 315 136 244 221 189
2 98 87 294 1,340 838 739 648 303 128 228 228 188
3 97 86 285 1,320 829 700 646 270 127 225 232 187
4 95 84 297 1,300 799 683 679 239 134 249 227 188
5 93 84 313 1,290 780 642 703 229 135 275 221 182
6 91 84 342 1,340 743 643 770 217 150 303 215 177
7 90 83 404 1,470 735 643 724 204 163 307 210 173
8 88 83 410 1,650 794 667 667 213 163 305 205 169
9 87 83 382 1,610 887 645 603 221 153 304 201 163
10 85 85 371 1,450 937 644 531 219 150 314 202 160
11 84 88 376 1,310 905 644 489 211 150 326 202 157
12 84 87 428 1,220 825 661 458 209 177 314 207 154
13 82 87 503 1,160 764 694 440 206 224 288 205 149
14 81 91 652 1,140 720 703 406 201 242 269 203 146
15 80 101 698 1,110 695 729 378 198 238 256 206 146
16 79 103 755 1,070 680 800 359 202 218 252 204 148
17 78 105 765 1,010 650 943 364 197 216 285 204 145
18 76 109 779 967 669 1,090 376 179 228 328 211 141
19 74 117 872 934 695 1,180 392 182 230 368 219 135
20 74 127 988 912 678 1,100 412 196 241 359 227 129
21 73 145 1,050 875 645 1,060 416 198 281 323 224 127
22 72 170 1,060 850 642 1,010 397 185 332 305 219 124
23 72 176 1,110 881 632 1,030 375 178 382 298 212 118
24 72 192 1,130 952 615 1,030 345 173 424 282 204 115
25 72 201 1,150 1,020 625 1,010 330 173 454 269 198 113
26 72 214 1,180 961 639 928 350 172 469 264 193 110
27 74 226 1,190 879 661 833 372 161 426 260 186 106
28 78 248 1,210 833 684 778 377 158 371 246 183 104
29 81 386 1,320 812 699 730 354 158 317 232 184 102
30 86   1,450 809 719 674 330 156 272 221 184 103
31 89   1,430   779   313 147   214   102