USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05481300 Des Moines River near Stratford, IA
LOCATION - Lat 42°15'07", long 93°59'48" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.21, T.86 N., R.27 W., Webster County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 07100004, on right downstream side of bridge on State Highway 175, 4.0 mi southwest of Stratford, 0.1 mi downstream from Skillet Creek, 7.3 mi downstream from Boone River, and 265.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,452 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge records from October 1967 to current year. April 1920 to September 1968, at site 18.5 mi downstream published as "near Boone" (station 05481500). Records are not equivalent because of difference in drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 894.00 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.