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Water-Year Summary for Site 06038800

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

Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
06038800 MADISON RIVER AT KIRBY RANCH, NEAR CAMERON, MT
LOCATION - Lat 44°53'19.16", long 111°34'51.19" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.10, T.11 S., R.1 3., Madison County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10020007, 75 ft. upstream from county bridge, 0.2 mi upstream from West Fork Madison River, and 22 mi south of Cameron, and at river mile 89.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,092 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR MT-2013: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1959 to September 1963, May 1978 to September 1994 (seasonal records only), October 1994 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 5,860 ft, referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Aug. 31, 1959 to Oct. 2, 1959, nonrecording gage 75 ft downstream at elevation 0.96 ft lower. Oct. 3, 1959 to September 1963, water-stage recorder at present site and elevation. May 1978 to September 1994, nonrecording gage 75 ft downstream at present elevation.
REMARKS -
01-23-2018 to 10-09-2018: records are good, except estimated records are fair.
11-03-2016 to 01-22-2018: records are good, except estimated records are fair.
10-06-2015 to 11-02-2016: records are good, except estimated records are fair.
10-01-2014 to 10-05-2015: records are good, except estimated records are fair. 
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records are fair. 

Flow is regulated by Hebgen Lake (station 06038000). Diversions for irrigation of about 1,500 acres 
occur upstream from station.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE:  Water years 1994-2004, April 2009 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1994 to September 2002, April 2009 to current year.
REMARKS -

WATER TEMPERATURE

11-03-2017 to 10-10-2018: records are excellent.
11-04-2016 to 11-02-2017: records are good.
10-06-2015 to 11-03-2016: records are good.
10-01-2014 to 10-05-2015: records are good.
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are excellent.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 22.4°C, July 17, 2013, July 15, 2017; minimum, -0.2°C, December 6, 8, 2017.