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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05476000 DES MOINES RIVER AT JACKSON, MN
LOCATION - Lat 43°37'06", long 94°59'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.24, T.102 N., R.35 W., Jackson County, MN, Hydrologic Unit 07100001, on right bank 1000 ft below White St. bridge in Jackson.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,250 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1115: 1942. WSP 1175: Drainage area. WSP 1238: 1950. WSP 1308: 1938(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1909 to December 1913, August 1930 to current year (winter record incomplete prior to 1936). Published as "Des Moines River near Jackson", 1930-35, as "West Fork Des Moines River near Jackson", 1936-44, and as "West Fork Des Moines River at Jackson", 1945-69.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. May 31, 1909 to Dec. 20, 1913, non-recording gage at site 0.6 mi downstream at datum 0.99 ft lower. Aug. 22, 1930 to Sept. 30, 1944, non-recording gage at site 7 mi upstream at datum 17.10 ft higher. Oct. 1, 1944 to Oct. 26, 1949, non-recording gage at site 600 ft upstream at datum 10.64 ft higher. Oct. 27, 1949 to Dec. 15, 1965, water-stage recorder 200 ft downstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Regulation at times from Yankton, Long, Shetek, and Heron Lakes.

Records good except for periods of estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, many days, several years.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - 1968-69, 73-76, 83, 89-90, 94-95, 98, 2010 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - Daily-sediment data from 1968 to 1971, daily turbidity data from 2010 to current year (no winter record).
COOPERATION - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is a cooperator on this project.
REMARKS - This site is part of a statewide sediment study. The objectives of the study are to collect site specific data for streamflow, cross-sectional suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) and point samples of SSC, turbidity, and water transparency at selected stream sites in Minnesota. Beginning in 2010, continuous turbidity monitoring was incorporated at this site. This monitoring provides online web-based real-time continuous turbidity measurements. This data can be found at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mn/nwis/current/?type=flow The degree of accuracy of the records is stated here are explained at: Link to documentation Turbidity record is rated excellent except for: Nov. 16-26, 2010, May 1-4, 8-11, July 6-20, and Sept. 21 to Oct. 18, 2011, which are rated good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - TURBIDITY: Maximum, 758 FNU, June 14, 2011; minimum, 6.83 FNU, Dec. 1, 2010; maximum daily, 190 FNU, June 14, 2011; minimum daily, 7.78 FNU, Dec. 1, 2010.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - TURBIDITY: Maximum, 758 FNU, June 14, 2011; minimum, 6.83 FNU, Dec. 1, 2010; maximum daily, 190 FNU, June 14, 2011; minimum daily, 7.78 FNU, Dec. 1, 2010.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - TURBIDITY: Maximum, 758 FNU, June 14; minimum, 6.83 FNU, Dec. 1; maximum daily, 190 FNU, June 14; minimum daily, 7.78 FNU, Dec. 1.