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Water-Year Summary for Site 05404500

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 43°25'35", long 89°43'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.13, T.11 N., R.6 E., Sauk County, WI, Hydrologic Unit 07070004, in Devils Lake State Park, 3.5 mi south of Baraboo.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4.79 mi², Area of Devils Lake, 361 acres.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1922 to August 1930, June to August 1932, June 1934 to September 1981 (fragmentary). October 1981 to September 1984, data unpublished in district files. October 1984 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS - WDR WI-78-1: Drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder installed July 17, 1991. Datum of gage is 954.88 ft, above NAVD of 1988. The "Ordinary High Water Mark" established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is based on the gage datum of 955.00 NGVD29 which was used prior to water year 2009 and is equivalent to 954.88 NAVD88.
REMARKS - Lake has no surface outlet. Water removed from lake by bottom withdrawal pipe, Oct. 1 to Oct. 9th.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum observed, 14.83 ft, June 12, 2008; minimum observed, 1.49 ft, Feb. 8, 1965.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1996 to current year (non-frozen precipitation).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket rain gage with electronic datalogger.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily rainfall, 6.71 in., June 12, 2008.
REMARKS - Gage established on July 17, 1991. Prior to October 1, 1996, record was not published.