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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.

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USGS 05485500 Des Moines River blw Raccoon Riv at Des Moines, IA

  Stream Site

DESCRIPTION:
Latitude 41°34'40",   Longitude 93°36'19"   NAD27
Polk County, Iowa, Hydrologic Unit 07100008
Drainage area: 9,879 square miles
Datum of gage: 762.52 feet above   NGVD29.
AVAILABLE DATA:
Data Type Begin Date End Date Count
 Current / Historical Observations     (availability statement)    1987-05-14  2018-01-23  
 Daily Data
    Temperature, water, degrees Celsius -- sediment station  1944-10-01  1945-09-29  308 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1940-04-01  2018-01-22  28420 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter -- sediment station  1944-10-01  1947-09-29  1094 
    Suspended sediment discharge, short tons per day -- sediment station  1944-10-01  1947-09-29  1094 
 Daily Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1940-04-01  2017-12-04 28372 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter -- sediment station  1944-10-01  1947-09-29 1094 
    Suspended sediment discharge, short tons per day -- sediment station  1944-10-01  1947-09-29 1094 
 Monthly Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1940-04  2017-12  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter -- sediment station  1944-10  1947-09  
    Suspended sediment discharge, short tons per day -- sediment station  1944-10  1947-09  
 Annual Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1940  2018  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter -- sediment station  1945  1947  
    Suspended sediment discharge, short tons per day -- sediment station  1945  1947  
 Peak streamflow 1903-05-31  2015-12-15  78 
 Field measurements 1938-09-17  2017-12-05  1033 
 Field/Lab water-quality samples 1944-06-17  2012-08-21  296 
 Water-Year Summary 2006  2017  12 
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