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  • January 22, 2018 - USGS Water Data availability during lapse in Federal funding

    Due to a lapse in Federal funding, the U.S. Geological Survey must suspend those parts of its data collection and distribution processes requiring human intervention. However, automated reporting and serving of telemetered data will continue.

    Users may note some degradation in the quality and completeness of real-time streamflow, groundwater and water-quality data from some reporting stations due to the suspension of field calibrations and adjustments, especially as high flows occur, aquatic vegetation becomes dominant, or ice forms in high altitude streams. The USGS will continue to monitor some performance aspects of its network using a skeleton workforce.

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USGS 05485000 Raccoon River at Des Moines, IA

  Stream Site

Latitude 41°34'21",   Longitude 93°37'24"   NAD27
Polk County, Iowa, Hydrologic Unit 07100006
Drainage area: 3,628 square miles
Datum of gage: 780 feet above   NGVD29.
Data Type Begin Date End Date Count
 Daily Data
    Gage height, feet  1903-01-01  1903-05-30  144 
 Daily Statistics 
    Gage height, feet  1903-01-01  1903-05-30 144 
 Monthly Statistics 
    Gage height, feet  1903-01  1903-05  
 Annual Statistics 
    Gage height, feet  1903  1903  
 Field measurements 1903-03-17  2004-05-18  2 
 Field/Lab water-quality samples 1944-10-23  1947-01-11  74 
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