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Water-Year Summary for Site 05059000

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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°37'54", long 97°00'01" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.33, T.137 N., R.50 W., Cass County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020204, on left bank 100 ft downstream from North Dakota State Highway 46 bridge crossing, 1.5 mi southeast of Kindred, and at mile 67.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8,800 mi² of which 5,780 mi² probably is noncontributing. including 3,800 mi² in closed basins.

WSP 1728: Drainage area.

Discharge for the period Oct. 23, 2019 to Nov. 4, 2019, was revised on Oct. 18, 2020, by allowing discharge to be computed instead of estimated, due to a lack of evidence for a reason to estimate the discharges during this time period.

PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--August 1949 to current year.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 926.53 ft above NAVD88. Datum was converted to NAVD88 datum using the National Geodetic Surveys VDATUM transformation tool. Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum was published as 925.55 ft above NGVD29.

October 1, 1962 to September 30, 1989, recording gage 1,500 ft. upstream, at datum of 925.55 ft above NGVD29.

July 1949 to September 30, 1962, non-recording gage 1,500 ft. upstream, at datum of 925.55 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 to a large degree by Lake Ashtabula (station 05057500), 202 mi upstream, and several small reservoirs.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Spring flood in 1947 or 1948 reached a stage of 22.1 ft from floodmarks, peak flow about 3,600 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 6,290 ft³/s, April 27, 2011, peak stage, 21.29 ft; maximum peak stage, 22.33 ft, April 8, 1997, backwater from ice.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1972 to 2012.