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Water-Year Summary for Site 06036650

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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
06036650 JEFFERSON RIVER NEAR THREE FORKS, MT
LOCATION - Lat 45°53'49.69", long 111°35'44.42" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.27, T.2 N., R.1 E., Broadwater County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10020005, on left bank 50 ft. downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 10, 2.5 mi northwest of Three Forks, and at river mile 2,329.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 9,558 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1978 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 4,076.76 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS -
10/19/2017 to 10/04/2018: records are good, except estimated records are poor. 
10/18/2016 to 10/18/2017: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10/01/2015 to 10/17/2016: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10/10/2014 to 09/30/2015: records are good, except estimated records are poor. 
10/01/2013 to 10/09/2014: records are good, except estimated records are poor. 

Some regulation occurs by Ruby River Reservoir (station number 06020500) and Clark Canyon Reservoir 
(station number 06015300). Diversions for irrigation of about 390,000 acres occurs upstream from 
station. 
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 1980-81, 1986-87, May 1999-July 2003, September 2005, May-September 2009.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: June 1980 to September 1981, October 1999 to September 2003.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 28.0°C, July 19-21, 2003, minimum, 0.0°C, many days during winter period.