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Water-Year Summary for Site 06309000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06309000 YELLOWSTONE RIVER AT MILES CITY, MT
LOCATION - Lat 46°25'14.78", long 105°51'36.12" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.28, T.8 N., R.47 E., Custer County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10100001, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on State Highway 22 at Miles City, 0.8 mi downstream from Tongue River, and at river mile 184.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 48,287.7 mi² of which 691.7 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1729: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1922 to September 1923, August 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in Water Supply Paper (WSP) 1309.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 2,333.3 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to May 6,1929, nonrecording gages 1.2 mi downstream at different elevations. May 6, 1929, to Sept. 30, 1931, nonrecording gage, and Oct. 1, 1931, to Nov. 10, 1937, water-stage recorder 300 ft upstream from present site at same elevation. Nov. 11, 1937, to Sept. 30, 1946, water-stage recorder 1.2 mi downstream at different elevation. Oct. 1, 1946, to Mar. 15, 1979, water-stage recorder at site 300 ft upstream at present elevation. Mar. 16, 1979, to Sept. 21, 1979, nonrecording gage at present site and elevation. Sept. 22, 1979, recording gage established at same site and elevation.
REMARKS -
10-01-2018 to 09-30-2019: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor.
10-01-2017 to 09-30-2018: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor.
10-01-2016 to 09-30-2017: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor.
10-01-2015 to 09-30-2016: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor.
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor. 
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records, which are poor. 

Some regulation occurs by reservoirs on tributary streams. Diversions for irrigation include about 1,100,000 acres upstream from station (does not include flood irrigation).