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NOTE: During winter months, stage and discharge may be significantly affected by backwater from ice, resulting in incorrect discharge data. Consequently, discharge data may not be displayed during periods of ice effect. Click here for more information.
|USGS Climate-Response Network (CRN) Well WLN07|
|Township:||Great Bend (T105N R36W)|
|Location:||North side of Windom Area High School|
|Land-surface elevation:||1359.78 ±0.01 feet, NAVD88|
|Installation:||06 October 1998, for the U.S. Geological Survey|
|Open interval:||15.51–19.77 feet|
|Current Use:||Monitoring, for the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program|
|Original Use:||Monitoring, for the "Hydrogeology and groundwater/surface water interactions in the Des Moines River valley, southwestern Minnesota, 1997-2001" USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5219.|
|Type:||Surfical sand and gravel|
|Thickness:||>69 feet (0–>69 feet, BLS)|
|Deposit:||Glacially deposited sand and gravel|
This site is monitored as part of the USGS National Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program
Water levels below land surface are accurate to 0.01 feet. Water levels above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (sea level) are calculated by subtracting recorded water levels from the land surface elevation, which is accurate to 0.1 feet based on a differential GPS survey. Water-level differences are accurate to within 0.01 feet.
Water temperature is accurate to plus-or-minus 0.1°C, and differences in temperature are accurate to 0.1°C
Precipitation is accurate to 0.01 inches except during freezing periods (about Dec. through early Apr.). The rain gage is unheated and uncovered. The precipitation data during freezing periods result from melting of snow (accumulated in the rain gage) during warm periods and do NOT represent actual precipitation. Precipitation totals during freezing periods may underestimate actual totals because the rain gage funnel may be full of snow (preventing further accumulation) or because snow in the funnel may sublimate instead of melt.