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Water-Year Summary for Site 05428000

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 43°05'42", long 89°22'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.12, T.7 N., R.9 E., Dane County, WI, Hydrologic Unit 07090002, in county boat house at dam at outlet, in Madison.
DRAINAGE AREA - 233 mi² of which 36.6 mi² probably is noncontributing. Area of Lake Mendota, 15.2 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR WI-73-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1916 to January 1985 (incomplete), February 1985 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 839.96 ft above NAVD of 1988, or 5.60 ft below City of Madison datum. Prior to Oct. 1, 1979, at datum 7.82 ft higher; prior to Nov. 15, 1971, nonrecording gage at same site at the higher datum.
REMARKS - Lake level regulated by concrete dam with two 12-foot gates and 20-foot lock at outlet. Gage-height telemeter at station.

Maximum daily mean gage height = 12.73 ft, June 5, 2000

Minimum daily mean gage height = 8.12 ft, Feb. 2, 2001