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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
06800000 Maple Creek near Nickerson, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 41°33'40.2", long 96°32'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.04, T.18 N., R.8 E., Dodge County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10220003, on right bank just downstream from county road bridge, 3.8 mi northwest of Nickerson, and 6.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 368 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1630: 1957-58. WDR NE-98: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1951 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,211.62 ft above sea level. Prior to July 28, 1960, non-recording gage at highway bridge; July 28, 1960 to July 28, 1987, water-stage recorder 180 ft upstream from highway bridge; and July 29, 1987 to July 23, 1991, water-stage recorder 30 ft downstream from highway bridge. Prior to July 23, 1991, all locations were at/near U.S. Highway 77 bridge, 2 mi downstream from present location, at datum 17.06 ft lower.
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 to good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor, and other periods as noted.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge known since 1944, 35,000 ft³/s, June 11, 1944, from indirect measurement of peak flow, gage height, 16.28 ft, from floodmarks.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 13,700 ft³/s, August 6, 1996, gage height, 17.33 ft. Maximum peak stage, 17.78 ft, March 14, 2019, flow, 10,900 ft³/s.