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Water-Year Summary for Site 06402500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06402500 BEAVER CREEK NEAR BUFFALO GAP, SD
LOCATION - Lat 43°28'00", long 103°18'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.05, T.7 S., R.7 E., Fall River County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10120109, on left bank 1.5 mi south of Buffalo Gap, SD and 4.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 127 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 956: 1941. WSP 1309: 1939-40(M), 1947(M). WDR SD-10-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1937 to current year. Monthly discharge only for Oct., Nov., 1957, published in WSP 1309.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 3,151.87 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to June 20, 1939, nonrecording gage at site 0.8 mi downstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For years 2014 onward, records good except for Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, and Oct. 25, 2017 to Nov. 17, 2018, and Oct. 1, 2019 to Mar. 18, 2020 which are fair, and estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Nearly all flow is diverted above station during irrigation season. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in 1927 reached a stage of 18.0 ft, former site and datum, from information by local residents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 11,700 ft³/s, Sept. 4, 1938, from rating curve extended above 11 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement, gage height, 16.46 ft (site and datum then in use); minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, July 29, 1952, no flow at times in some years.