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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 45°17'44", long 96°26'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.16, T.121 N., R.46 W., Big Stone County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07020001, on left bank 400 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 12 and 1,300 ft downstream from dam at outlet of Big Stone Lake, at Ortonville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,160 mi². (1190 sq. miles from StreamStats, 2012)
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 895: 1939. WSP 1508: 1942 (yearly mean).
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1938 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 956.38 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929). Prior to Mar. 31, 1939, non-recording gage on downstream side of dam 1,300 ft upstream at datum 1.31 ft higher.
REMARKS - Affected by regulation of Big Stone Lake.

Records good except those for estimated daily discharge, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 5,680 ft³/s, stage, 12.84 ft, Mar. 20, 2010; maximum stage, 12,92 ft, Apr. 13, 1952 (possible backwater from debris); minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, Dec. 13, 1940.