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Water-Year Summary for Site 05300000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 44°59'43", long 95°55'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.27, T.118 N., R.42 W., Lac Qui Parle County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07020003, on left bank 20 ft downstream from highway bridge and 0.5 mi southwest of village of Lac Qui Parle.
DRAINAGE AREA - 960 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1308: 1912(M), 1935(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1910 to November 1914; March 1931 to September 1999 (winter records incomplete prior to 1934), October 1999 to March 2001 (peak flow only), April 2001 to current year. Published as "at Lac qui Parle," 1910-14.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 946.98 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929, Minnesota Department of Transportation benchmark). Apr. 27, 1910 to Nov. 15, 1914, non-recording gage at site 2 mi downstream at different datum. Mar. 17, 1931 to Mar. 9, 1937, non-recording gage at site 40 ft upstream at present datum. Prior to July 26, 1998, gage datum 5.00 ft higher at present location.
REMARKS - Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 17,100 ft³/s, stage, 18.94 ft, Apr. 10, 1969; maximum stage, 24.37 ft, Apr. 9, 1965 (from highwater mark, backwater from ice); minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days, several years.