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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 48°43'57", long 96°40'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.30, T.161 N., R.46 W., Kittson County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 09020312, on left bank 70 ft upstream from culvert on U.S. Highway 59 at Lake Bronson and 3.4 mi downstream from dam at outlet of Bronson Lake.
DRAINAGE AREA - 558 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1308: 1929(M), 1931(M), 1936(M), 1944(M), 1947(M). Unpublished 2009: 1970(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1928 to November 1936, April to September 1937, April 1941 to October 1943, April to December 1944, April 1945 to September 1947, October 1953 to September 1981, April 1985 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308. October 1981 to March 1985, annual maximums only. Published as South Fork Two Rivers at Bronson prior to 1941.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 929.82 ft above NAVD88.  Prior to conversion to NAVD88, datum of gage was published as 928.53 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929, Minnesota Department of Transportation benchmark). Prior to November 23, 1953, non-recording gage at bridge 100 ft downstream at datum 2.00 ft higher. November 23, 1953 to October 5, 1963, water-stage recorder at same site at datum 2.00 ft higher.

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 fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted.

 REGULATION.--Flow partly regulated since 1937 at Bronson Lake; usable capacity, 3,700 acre-ft.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 5,410 ft³/s, peak stage, 18.23 ft, April 5, 1966.