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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.
Operated in cooperation with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed Districtwith 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.
Click on the static or time-lapse images below to download or view larger versions from the Storm Summary Time Lapse web page.
Time-lapse videos are considered proof of concept with no guarantee of up time. Videos can be viewed using Chrome, Firefox or Opera browser applications on smartphone, tablet, and computer devices. Additional browser support for Safari and Internet Explorer may be added later.
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