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Water-Year Summary for Site 06307616

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06307616 TONGUE RIVER AT BIRNEY DAY SCHOOL BRIDGE, NEAR BIRNEY, MT
LOCATION - Lat 45°24'41.78", long 106°27'26.47" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.8, T.5 S., R.43 E., Rosebud County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10090102, on right bank, downstream from Bureau of Indian Affairs bridge, 0.2 mi east of Birney Day School, 5.5 mi downstream from Cook Creek, 6.5 mi northeast of Birney, and at river mile 144.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,633 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1979 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,060 ft, referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
REMARKS -
10-23-2018 to 10-08-2019: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-19-2017 to 10-22-2018: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
11-08-2016 to 10-18-2017: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2015 to 11-07-2016: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records are poor.

Flow is regulated by Tongue River Reservoir (station 0630700) with capacity of 79,100 acre-feet, 
and many small reservoirs in Wyoming with combined capacity about 15,000 acre-ft. Numerous diversions 
for irrigation upstream from station.

 

WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1980 to 1993, October 2003 to October 2014.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: May 2004 to October 2014 (seasonal records).
INSTRUMENTATION - A specific conductance probe was installed May 1, 2004.
REMARKS -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE
04-01-2014 to 10-31-2014 (seasonal period): records are excellent.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE (seasonal records): Maximum, 1,290 microsiemens per centimeter (uS/cm) at 25.0°C, 
May 22-23, 2011; minimum, 266 uS/cm at 25.0°C, June 26, 2014.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: During period of seasonal operation, maximum recorded, 832 uS/cm at 25.0°C, April 9, 2014; minimum, 266 uS/cm at 25.0°C, June 26, 2014.