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Water-Year Summary for Site 05294000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 45°12'10", long 96°01'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.14, T.120 N., R.43 W., Swift County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07020002, on right bank 450 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 119 at Appleton and 8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 905 mi². (865 sq miles from StreamStats, 2012)
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1308: 1931(M), 1937(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1931 to September 1935 (no winter records), October 1935 to September 1999, June 2003 to current year. Peak flows available for water years 2000-2002. Prior to October 1953, published as "near Appleton."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 978.00 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929). Prior to Dec. 22, 1952, non-recording gage at site 4 mi upstream at datum 25.17 ft higher.
REMARKS - Flow affected by lakes above station.

Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 8,890 ft³/s, stage, 18.13 ft (from highwater mark), Apr. 7, 1997, due in part to dam failure; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days, several years.