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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
LOCATION - Lat 44°31'25", long 95°10'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.9, T.112 N., R.36 W., Redwood County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07020006, on right bank 4 ft upstream from highway bridge, 3 mi west of town of Redwood Falls, and 8.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 629 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR MN-89-2: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1909 to September 1914 (no winter records except 1911-12). August 1930 to September 1935 (no winter records), October 1935 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 972.33 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929). July 1909 to September 1914, non-recording gage at bridge 20 ft downstream at datum 0.22 ft lower. August 1930 to Oct. 25, 1949, non-recording gage, at bridge 20 ft downstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Natural discharge affected by unknown amount of interbasin flow between Yellow Medicine, Redwood, and Cottonwood River Basins during extreme floods.

Records good except those for estimated daily-mean discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 19,700 ft³/s, gage height, 15.92 ft, June 18, 1957; maximum gage height, 18.01 ft, Mar. 29, 1997; minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days in 1940 and 1959.