USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
06843500 Republican River at Cambridge, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°17'04", long 100°08'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.28, T.4 N., R.25 W., Furnas County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10250004, on left bank 400 ft south of U.S. Highways 6 and 34, 0.5 mi downstream from Medicine Creek, 1 mi east of Cambridge, 1.3 mi upstream from Cambridge diversion dam, and at mile 315.
DRAINAGE AREA - 14,460 mi² of which 6,680 mi² probably is noncontributing.
- WDR NE-84-1: 1983(M). WDR NE-94-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 2,239.07 ft above sea level. Prior to July 13, 1948, non-recording gage at site 150 ft upstream at same datum; and July 13, 1948 to Sept. 25, 1950, at present site and datum.
COOPERATION - Records provided by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and reviewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height since at least 1826, 17.6 ft, May 31 to June 1, 1935, based on information from local resident, discharge, about 280,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Before regulation by Harry Strunk Lake, maximum discharge, 160,000 ft³/s, June 22, 1947, gage height, 16.70 ft, from floodmarks; minimum daily discharge, 6.4 ft³/s, Aug. 14, 1949. Since beginning of storage in Harry Strunk Lake, maximum discharge, 11,000 ft³/s, September 4, 1951, gage height, 7.02 ft; maximum gage height, 10.21 ft, May 25, 2008, discharge, 5,210 ft³/s, from rating curve extension above 3,400 ft³/s.