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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
63681 Turbidity, FormRatio(Min.,Mean,Max.)  
99133 NO3+NO2,water,insitu(Min.,Max.,Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06088500 MUDDY CREEK AT VAUGHN, MT
LOCATION - Lat 47°33'40.56", long 111°32'30.37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.24, T.21 N., R.1 E., Cascade County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10030104, on left bank at Vaughn, and at river mile 1.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 256 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Water Supply Paper (WSP) 856: 1937. WSP 1509: 1934-35; 1941, maximum discharge. WSP 1559: 1956. WSP 1629: Drainage area. WDR MT-2013: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1925 to January 1926, May 1934 to September 1968, July 1971 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,330 ft, referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. May 21, 1925 to Feb. 8, 1926, nonrecording gage at site 500 ft downstream at different elevation. Apr. 19, 1934 to Sept. 30, 1955, at previous site at elevation. May 18, 1955 to Apr. 25, 1960 and Sept. 24, 1962 to Sept. 30, 1968, auxiliary crest-stage gage. Oct. 1, 1955 to Sept. 30, 1968, nonrecording gage at bridge 670 ft upstream at previous elevation. July 1, 1971 to May 9, 1996, 700 ft upstream at previous elevation.
REMARKS -
10/11/2018 to 10/15/2019: records are fair, except estimated records are poor.
11/16/2017 to 10/10/2018: records are fair, except estimated records are poor.
11/02/2015 to 11/15/2017: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10/19/2015 to 11/01/2016: records are good, except records from July 24 to August 23 are fair and estimated records are poor.
10/07/2014 to 10/18/2015: records are good, except records from Aug. 3-12 are fair and estimated records are poor.
10/01/2013 to 10/06/2014: records are good, except records from July 20-26 are fair and estimated records are poor.

Natural flow is increased by wastage from the Sun River Canal and by return flow from irrigation.
Diversions for irrigation of about 700 acres occur upstream from the station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in June 1908 reached a stage of about 24 ft, previous elevation (discharge not determined); flood in June 1932 reached a stage of about 19 ft, previous elevation (discharge not determined); from information by local residents.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1968, 1971-82, October 1991 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1967 to September 1968, July 1972 to September 1982. 
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1967 to September 1968, July 1971 to September 1979. 
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: July 1971 to September 1982. 
REMARKS - Several unpublished observations of specific conductance and water temperature were made during the year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum daily, 5,400 microsiemens per centimeter (uS/cm) at 25.0°C, 
Apr. 30, 1976; minimum daily, 470 uS/cm at 25.0°C, June 8, 1974.
WATER TEMPERATURE : Maximum daily, 25.5°C, June 18, 1974, June 28, 1979; minimum daily, 0.0°C, 
on many days during winter periods. 
SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily, 21,100 mg/L, May 22, 1981; minimum daily, 10 mg/L, 
Feb. 10, 1973. 
SEDIMENT LOAD: Maximum daily, 127,000 tons, May 22, 1981; minimum daily, 0.68 ton, Feb. 10, 1973.