USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05062000 BUFFALO RIVER NEAR DILWORTH, MN
LOCATION - Lat 46°57'40", long 96°39'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.6, T.140 N., R.47 W., Clay County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020106, 300ft east and 60ft downstream of County Road 94 bridge, 4.5 mi southeast of Kragnes, 6.5 miles northeast of Dilworth, and 9 mi downstream from South Branch.
DRAINAGE AREA - 975 mi². (revised in 1998 Annual Report).
- WSP 1308: 1931(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1931 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 878.31 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929, levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to April 5, 1937, non-recording gage at same site and datum.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 13,600 ft³/s, gage height 27.10 ft, July 2, 1975; maximum daily-mean discharge, 13,500 ft³/s, July 2, 1975; minimum instantaneous discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days in 1936.