USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06790500 North Loup River near Saint Paul, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 41°15'48", long 98°26'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.22, T.15 N., R.10 W., Howard County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10210007, on right bank 310 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 281, 3 mi north of St. Paul, and 2.9 mi upstream from confluence with Middle Loup River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,302 mi² of which 3,062 mi² probably is noncontributing.
- WSP 976: 1942. WSP 1390: 1896. WDR NE-75-1: 1974. 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 1,759.29 ft, adjusted, above sea level. See WSP 1918 for history of changes prior to Oct. 1, 1954.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 90,000 ft³/s, estimated, June 6, 1896, gage height, 14.90 ft, from floodmark, datum then in use.