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Water-Year Summary for Site 06040000

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

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06040000 Madison River near Cameron MT
LOCATION - Lat 45°13'59.28", long 111°45'05.88" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.EC8, T.7 S., R.1 W., Madison County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10020007, on right bank 100 ft downstream from Varney Bridge, 1.8 mi downstream from Wigwam Creek, 4.1 mi northwest of Cameron, and at river mile 59.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,665 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1951 to September 1958, August 1959 to September 1963, April 1968 to September 1970, March 2011 to September 2018 (seasonal records only), October 2018 to current year. 
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 5,135 ft, referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Mar. 1, 2011, water-stage recorder at present site at different datum. USGS satellite telemeter is located at the station.
10/02/2019 to 10/19/2020: records are good, except estimated periods are poor.
11/20/2018 to 10/01/2019: records are good.
02/27/2018 to 11/19/2018 (seasonal period): records are good.
02/27/2017 to 11/02/2017 (seasonal period): records are good.
02/16/2016 to 11/03/2016 (seasonal period): records are good.
02/25/2015 to 11/16/2015 (seasonal period): records are good. 
03/01/2014 to 10/31/2014 (seasonal record): records are good. 

Flow is regulated by Hebgen Lake (station 06038000). Diversions for irrigation of about 5,300 acres 
upstream from station. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height due to backwater from ice.
WATER TEMPERATURE:  March 2011 to October 2018 (discontinued, seasonal records only).
WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2011 to October 2018 (discontinued, seasonal records only).
02-26-2018 to 10-31-2018 (seasonal record): records are good.
02-27-2017 to 11-02-2017 (seasonal record): records are good.
02-16-2016 to 11-03-2016 (seasonal record): records are good.
02-26-2015 to 11-16-2015 (seasonal record): records are good, except Sept. 4 to Oct. 14 are fair.
03-01-2014 to 10-31-2014 (seasonal record): records are excellent.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum 23.5°C, July 3, 2013; minimum -0.2°C, many days Feb. and Mar.