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Water-Year Summary for Site 06214500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06214500 YELLOWSTONE RIVER AT BILLINGS, MT
LOCATION - Lat 45°48'00.43", long 108°28'04.91" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.27, T.1 N., R.26 E., Yellowstone County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10070004, on right bank 0.3 mi downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 87, 1 mi northeast of Billings, 10 mi upstream from Pryor Creek, and at river mile 360.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 11,807 mi² of which 393 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - Water Data Report (WDR) MT 1968: 1967, maximum discharge. WSP 1729: Drainage area. WDR-MT-2003-2: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1904 to December 1905 (gage heights only January to March, December 1905), August 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in Water Supply Paper (WSP) 1309. Published as "near Billings" 1904-5.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,080 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. May 1904 to December 1905, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.3 ft upstream at different elevation. Aug. 24, 1928, to June 30, 1932, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.3 mi upstream at elevation 2.0 ft higher. July 1, 1932, to Oct. 12, 1937, water-stage recorder at old diversion dam 3.3 mi upstream at different elevation. Oct. 13, 1937, to Jan. 9, 1963 and Dec. 2, 1967 to Sept. 12, 1990, water-stage recorder 0.3 mi upstream at elevation 3,081.36 ft. Jan. 10, 1963 to Dec. 2, 1967, water-stage recorder 2.1 mi upstream at elevation 3,069.9 ft.
REMARKS -
10-01-2019 to 09-30-2020: records are good except Oct. 1 to Mar. 5 and May 2 to July 11 which are fair, and estimated periods which are poor.
10-01-2018 to 09-30-2019: records are fair except for estimated periods which are poor. 
08-11-2018 to 09-30-2018: records are good.
04-10-2018 to 08-10-2018: records are fair.
10-01-2017 to 04-09-2018: records are good except for estimated periods which are fair.
10-01-2016 to 09-30-2016: records are good except for estimated periods which are fair.
10-01-2015 to 09-30-2016: records are good.
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015: records are good.  
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good.  
Diversions for irrigation include about 350,000 acres upstream from station.

 

 

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water Temperature:  Water years 2018 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: September 2018 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - A 100 ft Met One temperature probe S/N H10061 was installed on September 28, 2018 and attached via flexible conduit to the orifice pipe adjacent to the gage on right bank.  It was used until March 5, 2020 when a new 100 ft FTS DigiTemp SDI-12 probe S/N 114931 was installed.  Values are recorded in 15 minute intervals and transmitted hourly via a Design Analysis H-522 data collection platform.
REMARKS -  
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE:  Maximum, 24.7 °C, Aug. 2, 2020; minimum, -0.1 °C, Nov. 11, 2019.