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Water-Year Summary for Site 05064000

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Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 47°16'05", long 96°47'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.19, T.144 N., R.48 W., Norman County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020108, on right bank 30 ft. below bridge on County Highway 25, 0.5 mi. east of Hendrum and 4 mi. upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,560 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1728: 1958. Unpublished, 2009: 2001(M), 2002(M), 2008(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1944 to September 1984 and May 1985 to current year. Operated as a high-flow partial-record station October 1984 to April 1985.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 837.99 ft above NAVD88.  Before conversion to NAVD88, datum of gage was published as 836.75 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929, levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to July 18, 1989, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.

Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records fair except for the 2020 water year, when record was good.  Estimated discharges are poor, unless otherwise noted.

 REGULATION.--Large part of high flow upstream is diverted into Marsh River Basin at overflow section approximately 15 miles upstream and 3.5 mi east of Ada. Another diversion into the Marsh River basin formed in 1947, 1.5 mi southeast of Ada and diverted water at all stages 1947-51, after which it was closed except for a small regulated flow diverted for abatement of contamination from Ada sewage plant effluent. Amount of diversion not known.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 10,600 ft³/sec, peak stage, 33.85 ft, April 18, 1997, from measurement of discharge; backwater from Red River of the North.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURES: July to August 2006. SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July to August 2006. pH: July to August 2006. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: July to August 2006. DISSOLVED OXYGEN, % OF SATURATION: July to August 2006.
REMARKS - This site is part of a statewide sediment study. The objectives of the study are to collect site specific data for streamflow, cross-sectional suspended sediment concentrations (SSC), point samples of SSC, turbidity, and water transparency at selected stream sites in Minnesota.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 612 uS/cm, August 8 2006 (maximum recorded, likely higher later in the day); minimum, 544 uS/cm, Aug. 1 2006. pH: Maximum, 8.5, July 27-30 and Aug. 1, 2006; minimum, 8.3, July 26, 27, Aug. 2, 6, 2006. WATER TEMPERATURES: Maximum, 30.5 C, July 30 2006; minimum, 22.0 C Aug. 6, 7 2006. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum, 9.1 mg/L, July 27 2006; minimum, 6.3 mg/L, July 26 2006. DISSOLVED OXYGEN, % OF SATURATION: Maximum, 122, July 27, 2006; minimum, 78, July 26, 2006.