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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06785000 Middle Loup River at Saint Paul, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 41°12'12.6", long 98°26'46.0" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.10, T.14 N., R.10 W., Howard County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10210003, on left bank at St. Paul, 50 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 281, 6 mi upstream from confluence with North Loup River, and at mile 74.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8,075 mi² of which 4,945 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1036: 1943. WSP 1390: 1896, 1903, 1928(M), 1944. WDR NE-94-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1894 to September 1915, August 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1310.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,776.61 ft above sea level. See WSP 1918 for history of changes prior to June 5, 1957. June 5, 1957 to Mar. 16, 1978, water-stage recorder on left bank approximately 410 ft upstream at same datum. Mar. 17 to May 31, 1978, non-recording gage on railroad bridge immediately upstream at same datum.
REMARKS - 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 estimated daily discharges, which are poor, and other periods as noted. Diversions above station for irrigation.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 72,000 ft³/s, June 23, 1947, gage height, 12.69 ft.