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Water-Year Summary for Site 05051522

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  • Water-Year Summary reports summarize a year of hydrologic data in a printer-friendly format.
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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 46°39'35", long 96°47'44" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.19, T.137 N., R.48 W., Cass County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020104, on right bank 60 ft downstream from bridge on township road and 1 mi southeast of Hickson.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,300 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Revisions: Discharge for the period Nov. 10, 2019, to Dec. 02, 2019, was revised on Feb. 13, 2021, to be estimated instead of computed, based on temperature and comparison flow data.
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--October 1975 to current year.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 878.00 ft above NAVD88 (levels by USACE, April 2017). Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum of gage was published as 876.38 ft above NGVD29 (survey by ND State Water Commission, 2009).

October 1975 to August 2007, recording gage at current location at datum 877.06 ft above NGVD29.


Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted.

REGULATION--Flow regulated by: Orwell Reservoir, flood storage capacity, 13,300 acre-ft at elevation 1,070 ft above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; Mud Lake, flood storage capacity, 78,600 acre-ft at elevation 981 ft above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; Lake Traverse, flood storage capacity, 75,100 acre-ft at elevation 981 ft above mean sea level, adjustment of 1912; and numerous other controlled lakes, ponds and several powerplants.

PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1976 to current year.