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Water-Year Summary for Site 06425100

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06425100 ELK CREEK NEAR RAPID CITY, SD
LOCATION - Lat 44°14'25", long 103°09'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.09, T.3 N., R.8 E., Meade County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10120111, on section line near right upstream corner of county road bridge, 1.7 mi downstream from Morris Creek tributary, and 10 mi north of Exit 61 off I-90 northeast of Rapid City.
DRAINAGE AREA - 211 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-10-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Nov. 1978 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 2,943.73 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records good except for Sept. 7, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019 which are fair, and estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Some flow is pumped from stream for irrigation. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 3,870 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 2,200 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, Oct. 11 2013, gage height, 12.71 ft, from floodmarks; minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, Oct. 1, 1979, no flow for many days in most years.