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Water-Year Summary for Site 05059300

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05059300 SHEYENNE RIVER ABOVE SHEYENNE RIVER DIVERSION NEAR HORACE, ND
LOCATION - Lat 46°44'47", long 96°55'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in sec.25, T.138 N., R.50 W., Cass County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 09020204, on right bank, 0.57 mi upstream from diversion structure, 1 mi southwest of Horace.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8,840 mi². approximately, of which about 7,580 mi² is probably noncontributing, including 3,800 mi² in closed basins.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--October 1992 to current year.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 890.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to April 7, 2014, gage located 0.47 mi downstream at same datum.
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 estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted." 

REGULATION.--Flow regulated to a large degree by Lake Ashtabula (station 05057500), 230 mi upstream. These records represent the total Sheyenne River flow immediately upstream from the Horace flood diversion.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 5,210 ft³/s, May 8, 1997, peak stage, 25.27 ft; maximum peak stage, 26.66 ft, March 25, 1999, from highwater mark, backwater from ice and closure of diversion channel.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1993 to 2012.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: June 1997 to current year (ice-free periods only since 2008 water year).

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: June 1997 to current year (ice-free periods only since 2008 water year).
REMARKS -

Water quality monitor removed for winter months;
Water Year 2014 - December 1-April 1. Prior to April 22, water quality monitor located on right bank, 0.47 mi downstream.
Water Year 2015 - November 13-April 7.
Water Year 2016 - November 20-March 30.
Water Year 2017 - November 17-April 13.

RECORD RATED - WATER TEMPERATURE:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: April 23-September 30. Rated good: October 1-November 30, April 2-21.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 1-November 12, April 8-September 30.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-November 19, March 30-September 30.

RECORD RATED - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE:
Water Year 2014: Rated excellent: April 23-June 16, June 20-July 2, July 17-20, July 23-September 30. Rated good: October 1-November 30, April 13-22, June 17-19, July 3-16, July 21-22. Rated fair: April 2-12.
Water Year 2015: Rated excellent: October 1-November 12, April 8-July 7, August 1-September 30. Rated good: July 8-31.
Water Year 2016: Rated excellent: October 1-November 12, March 30-June 3, July 1-11, August 25-29, September 15-30. Rated good: June 4-12, June 25-30, July 12-August 23, August 30-September 12. Rated fair: June 13-20, August 24, September 13-14. Rated poor: June 21-24.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2014:
Water Temperature: Maximum recorded, 26.0°C, July 21, 22; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, November 13.
Specific Conductance: Maximum recorded, 2,140 microsiemens, November 21-30; minimum recorded, 804 microsiemens, May 3.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2015:
Water Temperature: Maximum recorded, 27.9°C, August 15; minimum recorded, 1.0°C, November 12.
Specific Conductance: Maximum recorded, 2,180 microsiemens, November 12; minimum recorded, 1,070 microsiemens, April 11, 12.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2016:
Water Temperature: Maximum recorded, 27.6°C, July 22, 23; minimum recorded, 2.4°C, November 20.
Specific Conductance: Maximum recorded, 2,280 microsiemens, November 16, 17; minimum recorded, 1,230 microsiemens, April 3.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2017: 
Water Temperature: Maximum recorded, 27.2°C, July 22, 23; minimum recorded, 6.1°C, November 13. 
Specific Conductance: Maximum recorded, 1,830 microsiemens, November 8-10; minimum recorded, 774 microsiemens, April 30.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 30.8°C, July 30, 2006; minimum recorded, -0.4°C, many days in November 2012.

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 2,370 microsiemens, November 15, 2012; minimum recorded, 466 microsiemens, April 1, 2009.