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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.

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Operated in cooperation with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District with USGS matching funds.

For paddling the creek, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District suggests a streamflow (also known as discharge) rate between 75-150 cubic feet per second, depending on experience. More information is available from the MCWD web page here or at the link above.

USGS WaterWatch's "Site Dashboard" provides seasonal and other context-oriented information about current and historical streamflow.

Precipitation data are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Retrievals of older data will not be available. Although rainfall instrumentation is calibrated least annually, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures may not be performed that would make the data suitable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

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This station managed by the Mounds View Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
2010-10-01  2022-06-30
2022-03-02  2022-06-30
2006-10-01  2022-06-30
2007-10-01  2022-06-30
2010-10-01  2022-06-30
2019-10-01  2022-06-30


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Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement

Most recent instantaneous value: 10.2 06-30-2022   06:00 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jun 30 based on 16 water years of record more
Most Recent
Value Jun 30
Median Mean 75th
1.31 10.2 33 74 124 211 473

Most recent instantaneous value: 11.91 06-30-2022   06:00 CDT
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