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Water-Year Summary for Site 05053000

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05053000 WILD RICE RIVER NEAR ABERCROMBIE, ND
LOCATION - Lat 46°28'14", long 96°46'55" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.36, T.135 N., R.49 W., Richland County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020105, on right bank 400 ft. upstream from bridge on county highway, 5200 ft. (0.99 mi) upstream from rubble masonry dam which serves as control, 3.2 mi northwest of Abercrombie, and 7 mi downstream from Antelope Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,080 mi² of which 590 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1388: 1939, 1941(M). WSP 1728: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--May 1932 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308.

DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and masonry control. Datum of gage is 909.18 ft above NAVD88 (levels by USACE, April 2017). Prior to update to NAVD88, datum was published as 907.94 ft above NGVD29.

December 7, 1939, to November 24, 1952; non-recording gage at site 0.75 mi downstream at datum 907.94 ft above NGVD29.

May 1932 to December 7, 1939; non-recording gage at site 420 ft downstream at datum 902.94 ft above NGVD29.

REMARKS -

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 the 2020 water year, where record was fair and for discharges below 10 ft³/s, which are fair and estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted.

REGULATION.--Some regulation by Fish and Wildlife Service reservoirs, of which Lake Tewaukon is the largest. Some small diversions for irrigation.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in spring of 1897 reached a stage of 27.5 ft, present site and datum, from floodmarks pointed out by local residents.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1967 to 2012.