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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05385000 ROOT RIVER NEAR HOUSTON, MN
LOCATION - Lat 43°46'07", long 91°34'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.33, T.104 N., R.6 W., Houston County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07040008, on right bank 0.2 mi north of Houston and 1.6 mi upstream from South Fork and 18.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,250 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1508: 1911-12. WSP 1628: 1948(P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1909 to September 1917, May to November 1929, March 1930 to 1983, 1991 to September 2000, January 2004 to September 2008, and October 2012 to present (daily-discharge record). Operated as high-flow partial-record station October 1983 to September 1990 and October 2000 to December 2003, and October 2008 to September 2012. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1308.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 667.00 ft above sea level (NGVD of 1929). May 28, 1909 to Sept. 30, 1917, non-recording gage at site 1.3 mi downstream at different datum. May 4, 1929 to Sept. 27, 1933, non-recording gage and Sept. 28, 1933 to June 26, 1980, recording gage at site 0.9 mi upstream at datum 671.86 ft.
REMARKS - Records good except those for estimated daily-mean discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 46,000 ft³/s (from rating curve extended above 28,000 ft³/s), Aug. 17, 2007, gage height, 18.15 ft (from highwater mark); Maximum gage height, 19.28ft, on March 15, 2019 (backwater from ice); minimum discharge, 65 ft³/s, Dec. 26, 1933 and Feb. 25, 1935.