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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06306250 PRAIRIE DOG CREEK NEAR ACME, WY
LOCATION - Lat 44°59'02", long 106°50'21" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.23, T.58 N., R.83 W., Sheridan County, WY, Hydrologic Unit 10090101, on right bank 600 ft upstream from county bridge, 0.9 mi upstream from mouth, 2.8 mi downstream from Coutant Creek, and 7.6 mi northeast of Acme.
DRAINAGE AREA - 358 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1970 to September 1979, June 2000 to June 2016 (discontinued).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,450 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. U.S. Geological Survey data collection platform with satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS -
10-29-2015 to 06-30-2016: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2014 to 10-28-2015: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records are poor. 

Diversions for irrigation upstream from station. Flow supplemented by transbasin diversions from 
North Piney Creek via Prairie Dog Creek Ditch, Piney-Cruse Ditch, and Meade and Coffeen Ditch.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow on basis of indirect slope-area measurement.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1976-1992, April 2000 to June 2016 (discontinued).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: April 2004 to June 30, 2014 (seasonal) (discontinued).
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor for specific conductance.
REMARKS - 10-24-2013 to 10-31-2013 and 04-09-2014 to 06-30-2014: Specific conductance records are poor except for October 1 -28, which are excellent; May 29 to June 4 and June 18-20, which are good; and October 4-6, April 9, 10, April 23 to May 2, May 21-23, June 5-10, 21-25, which are fair. Water quality continuous monitor record provided by the Montana Water Science Center. Quality of water data were collected and are available at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/qw.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 2,740 microsiemens per centimeter at 25°C (uS/cm), July 31, 2006; minimum recorded, 514 uS/cm, September 29, 2013.