USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05336700 KETTLE RIVER BELOW SANDSTONE, MN
LOCATION - Lat 46°06'20", long 92°51'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.22, T.42 N., R.20 W., Pine County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07030003, on Sandstone Federal Correctional Institution property, on left bank, about 1.8 mi south of Sandstone.
DRAINAGE AREA - 868 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1967 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 931.50 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929, Minnesota Department of Transportation benchmark).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in April 1965 reached a stage of 12.96 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 13,400 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum Discharge: 24,800 ft³/s, June 22, 2012. Gage Height 18.22ft; Maximum Gage Height: 18.27ft, July 13, 2016. Minimum discharge, 25 ft³/s, Nov. 11, 1977, result of freeze-up.