USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
06403300 FRENCH CREEK ABOVE FAIRBURN, SD
LOCATION - Lat 43°43'02", long 103°22'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.11, T.4 S., R.6 E., Custer County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10120109, on right bank 500 ft upstream from concrete diversion dam, 1.0 mi southwest of landing strip in Custer State Park, 1.5 mi west of east boundary of Custer State Park, 2.6 mi southwest of abandoned Fairview School, and 3.5 mi southeast of Custer State Park Headquarters.
DRAINAGE AREA - 105 mi². approximately.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1982 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 3,850 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 1,060 ft³/s, May 8, 1995, from rating curve extended above 190 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; maximum gage height, 4.08 ft, from floodmarks; minimum discharge, 0.02 ft³/s, Feb. 3-5, 1989.