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Water-Year Summary for Site 05311150

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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 44°48'20", long 95°32'39" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.34, T.116 N., R.39 W., Yellow Medicine County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07020004, on right bank about 60 ft upstream of the Hwy 212 bridge over the Minnesota River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6,390 mi², 6390 square miles, from StreamStats.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2013 to present. (No winter record)
GAGE - Water stage recorder. Datum of gage is mean sea level, NAVD88.
REMARKS - A diversion channel bypasses the gage to the west and re-enters channel about 500 ft downstream of the gage; flows are minor except at high stages. Bypass flow is included in gage flows.

Seasonal gage with discharge record available through most of the open-water period.

Records good except for discharges below 1,000 ft³/s, which are poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Apr. 7, 1997, peak stage was 899.84 ft. Flood of Apr. 15, 2001, peak stage was 895.89 ft. On Apr. 8 2011 discharge was a measured 23,200 cfs at a stage of 893.87 ft. All were affected by a dam 3.3 miles downstream that was removed March 2013.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum discharge, 59 ft³/s, Aug. 12, 2013, due to regulation.