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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06125600 Musselshell River above Big Coulee Creek at Lavina MT
LOCATION - Lat 46°17'20.6", long 108°56'15.4" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.11, T.6 N., R.22 E., Golden Valley County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10040201, on left bank, downstream of bridge on U.S. Highway 3, 0.2 mi south of Lavina, 0.9 mi upstream from Big Coulee Creek, and at river mile 249.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,691 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2011 to current year (seasonal records only).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,423 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter is located at the station.
REMARKS -
04/01/2020 to 10/31/2020 (seasonal record): records are good except for estimated discharges which are poor.
04/01/2019 to 10/31/2019 (seasonal record): records are good.
04/01/2018 to 10/31/2018 (seasonal record): records are good.
03/28/2017 to 11/02/2017 (seasonal record): records are good.
04/01/2016 to 11/01/2016 (seasonal record): records are good.
03/26/2015 to 10/31/2015 (seasonal record): records are good. 
04/01/2014 to 10/31/2014 (seasonal record): records are good.  

Some regulation occurs by Bair (station number 06116500), Martinsdale (station number 06119000), 
and Deadman's Basin (station number 06122500) Reservoirs. Diversions for irrigation of about 
31,900 acres occurs upstream from station, of which about 29,700 acres is flood irrigated.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 4,890 ft³/s, Mar. 10, 2014, gage height, 10.47 ft.