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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03334500 SOUTH FORK WILDCAT CREEK NEAR LAFAYETTE, IN
LOCATION - Lat 40°25'04", long 86°46'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.21, T.23 N., R.3 W., Tippecanoe County, IN, Hydrologic Unit 05120107, on downstream side of bridge State Highway 26, 0.5 mi upstream from Middle Fork, 4.4 mi upstream from mouth, and 5 mi east of Lafayette.
DRAINAGE AREA - 243 mi². drainage area derived from the "Drainage Areas of Indiana Streams" publication
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1335: 1948(M). WSP 1505: 1947. WSP 1725: 1951-53(M), 1955(M). WSP 1909: 1955(P). WSP 2109: Drainage area.

Datum erroneously published as 566.04 ft. above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 from 8/17/2017 to 2/12/2019.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1943 to current year. Prior to March 1944 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1305.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 566.25 ft. above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.  Formerly 566.60 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Indiana Department of Highways bench mark).  Prior to July 29, 1954, non-recording gage at site 40 ft downstream at same datum.
REMARKS - At times peaks affected by backwater from Middle Fork.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in May 1943 reached a stage of 16.8 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 17,900 ft³/s by contracted-opening measurement.