USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05452000 Salt Creek near Elberon, IA
LOCATION - Lat 41°57'51", long 92°18'47" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.25, T.83 N., R.13 W., Tama County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 07080208, on left bank 20 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 30, 3.0 mi south of Elberon, 2.0 mi upstream from Hog Run, and 10.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 201 mi².
- WSP 1438: Drainage area. WSP 1558: 1946.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge records from October 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 781.58 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (Iowa Highway Commission benchmark). Prior to October 15, 1945, and June 14, 1947, to February 10, 1949, non-recording gage on upstream side of bridge at same datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of June 16, 1944, reached a stage of 19.9 ft, from high-water mark on downstream side of bridge, discharge about 30,000 ft³/s.