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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 43°00'38", long 108°22'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.02, T.1 S., R.4 E., Fremont County, WY, Hydrologic Unit 10080001, Wind River Indian Reservation, on left bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 789, 1.1 mi southeast of post office in Riverton, and 1.5 mi upstream from Little Wind River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,309 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1509: 1935. WSP 1709: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May to August 1906, August to December 1907, May to October 1908, May 1911 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1309. Published as Big Wind River near Arapahoe Agency 1906 and as Big Wind River near Riverton 1907-08.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 4,920 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1729 for history of changes prior to October 13, 1930. October 13, 1930 to April 15, 1968, water-stage recorder at site 280 ft upstream from station at datum 2.00 ft higher. April 16 to November 17, 1968, water-stage recorder at site 155 ft upstream from station at datum 2.00 ft higher. November 18, 1968 to July 28, 1970, water-stage recorder at site 20 ft downstream at datum 2.00 ft higher. July 29, 1970 to September 30, 1977, water-stage recorder at site 245 ft downstream from station at datum 2.00 ft higher. October 1, 1977 to October 23, 1997 at site 245 ft downstream from station at same datum. U.S. Geological Survey data collection platform with satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS - Some regulation by Bull Lake beginning in 1938 and Pilot Butte Reservoir beginning in 1926, combined capacity, 182,000 acre-ft. Diversions upstream from station for irrigation upstream and downstream from station. The Wyoming Canal of the Riverton project is the major diversion. This diversion began in 1926 and part of it can be returned to the river upstream from station through Pilot Wasteway. Additional wastewater returns to river downstream from station through Fivemile Creek and Muddy Creek.