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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
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.
REVISIONS HISTORY - 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.
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, unless otherwise noted. Natural flow affected by diversions and groundwater withdrawals for irrigation and return flow from irrigated areas and by storage at the Calamus Reservoir after April 8, 1987.
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.