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USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics for the Nation

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USGS 05480500 Des Moines River at Fort Dodge, IA


Webster County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100004
Latitude  42°30'30", Longitude  94°12'12" NAD27
Drainage area 4,190  square miles
Gage datum 969.38 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1913-10-01 -> 2022-09-30)

Calculation period restricted by USGS staff due to special conditions at/near site
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 644 444 1,420 4,720 3,800 3,800 4,090 1,510 1,190 1,280 1,080 921
2 620 436 1,480 4,640 3,880 3,690 3,930 1,420 1,140 1,320 1,100 910
3 604 451 1,590 4,530 3,920 3,700 3,720 1,380 1,050 1,330 1,090 901
4 580 459 1,700 4,540 3,970 3,740 3,500 1,300 974 1,340 1,070 876
5 560 460 1,700 4,550 3,950 3,760 3,350 1,250 985 1,360 1,040 848
6 546 456 1,840 4,560 3,830 3,760 3,290 1,290 993 1,380 1,020 817
7 533 446 1,840 4,590 3,730 3,640 3,280 1,230 969 1,360 1,010 788
8 528 452 1,810 4,560 3,680 3,900 3,220 1,200 955 1,380 999 767
9 505 471 1,740 4,490 3,630 3,810 3,260 1,150 954 1,430 980 743
10 492 506 1,800 4,380 3,550 3,630 3,220 1,110 937 1,490 975 736
11 482 641 2,010 4,360 3,510 3,530 3,200 1,070 929 1,500 996 727
12 460 640 2,160 4,430 3,500 3,590 3,090 1,040 892 1,510 1,020 725
13 462 659 2,350 4,540 3,470 3,720 2,940 1,020 885 1,450 1,030 751
14 450 672 2,520 4,590 3,500 3,980 2,870 1,030 939 1,390 1,020 802
15 427 707 2,740 4,630 3,490 4,100 2,760 1,060 936 1,350 1,010 827
16 431 814 2,900 4,640 3,480 4,200 2,590 1,080 966 1,300 1,030 827
17 439 938 3,060 4,540 3,490 4,390 2,490 1,060 978 1,280 1,030 815
18 441 963 3,200 4,380 3,530 4,480 2,440 1,050 981 1,250 1,060 798
19 441 1,060 3,440 4,260 3,440 4,540 2,370 1,030 1,000 1,250 1,070 766
20 451 1,170 3,520 4,280 3,360 4,500 2,300 1,240 1,160 1,230 1,080 750
21 481 1,270 3,480 4,300 3,350 4,520 2,200 1,260 1,300 1,200 1,090 723
22 474 1,330 3,660 4,250 3,430 4,450 2,160 1,390 1,330 1,190 1,100 695
23 475 1,380 3,630 4,170 3,520 4,640 2,170 1,380 1,310 1,200 1,100 668
24 470 1,400 3,650 4,040 3,600 4,640 2,120 1,300 1,320 1,210 1,060 637
25 464 1,380 3,700 4,010 3,660 4,640 2,010 1,250 1,350 1,190 1,040 641
26 447 1,370 3,760 3,920 3,750 4,740 1,920 1,210 1,420 1,150 1,010 629
27 437 1,450 3,980 3,880 3,840 4,700 1,810 1,170 1,460 1,130 1,010 644
28 430 1,480 4,270 3,840 3,920 4,510 1,790 1,150 1,390 1,120 996 703
29 433 2,070 4,500 3,740 4,000 4,310 1,750 1,160 1,330 1,100 955 699
30 435   4,550 3,730 4,070 4,240 1,670 1,140 1,290 1,110 935 698
31 441   4,620   3,970   1,630 1,190   1,100   677