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Water-Year Summary for Site 05482500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05482500 North Raccoon River near Jefferson, IA
LOCATION - Lat 41°59'17", long 94°22'36" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.20, T.83 N., R.30 W., Greene County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 07100006, on right bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 4, 1.9 mi south of Jefferson, 0.1 mi downstream from Drainage Ditch 33 and 40, 4.7 mi upstream from Hardin Creek, 62.6 mi upstream from mouth, and 92.6 mi upstream from mouth of Raccoon River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,619 mi².

WSP 1438: Drainage area. WSP 1508: 1940(M), 1950-1951.

Discharge record revised for Nov. 23, 2020 to Mar. 16, 2021.  The discharge values were adjusted for better comparison to the upstream site, N. Raccoon R nr Sac City.

PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge records from March 1940 to current year. Prior to October 1955, published as "Raccoon River near Jefferson."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 967.09 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to April 22, 1946, non-recording gage at site 4.0 mi upstream at different datum; April 22 to June 25, 1946, non-recording gage, June 26, 1946, to September 30, 1955, water-stage recorder, and October 1, 1955, to April 30, 1958, non-recording gage, all at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS IA Water Science Center.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 2008-2010, 2012.
NITRATE + NITRITE: April 2008 to current year, records fragmentary.
WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2012 to current year, records fragmentary.