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Water-Year Summary for Site 05290000

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Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
LOCATION - Lat 45°36'57", long 96°52'32" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.14, T.125 N., R.50 W., Roberts County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 07020001, on right bank 2 miles northwest of town of Browns Valley, MN, 1 mile northwest of state line along south shore of Lake Traverse, 5.3 miles northeast of Peever, 5 miles downstream from Jorgenson River, and 6 miles upstream from Big Stone Lake.
DRAINAGE AREA - 436 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1939 to September 1981, October 1989 to October 2002, July 2008 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage, 1,016.73 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1988). Oct. 1, 1939 to Mar. 20, 1940, non-recording gage at site 5.5 mi downstream at different datum. Mar. 21 to Aug. 27, 1940, non-recording gage at site 1.0 mi downstream at different datum. Aug. 1940 to Oct. 2002, water-stage recorder at site 1.0 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Breakout flow into Lake Traverse (Red River of the North Basin) may occur 4.5 miles downstream at extreme stages.

Records good except for estimated daily-mean discharge, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak discharge, 8,900 ft³/s, stage 13.53 ft (site and datum then in use), July 25, 1993; maximum stage, 22.86 ft, Mar. 18, 2010; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days, several years.