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Water-Year Summary for Site 06470878

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
06470878 JAMES RIVER AT NORTH DAKOTA-SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LINE
LOCATION - Lat 45°56'11", long 98°10'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.34, T.129 N., R.60 W., Dickey County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 10160003, at bridge on North Dakota-South Dakota state line road 6.5 mi south and 1 mi west from Ludden.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,480 mi² of which 3,300 mi² probably is noncontributing.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--October 2001 to current year. October 1981 to September 2001 equivalent discharge site formerly published as James River at Dakota Lake Dam near Ludden (06470875).

PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--November 1981 to September 1999, October 2001 to current year.
GAGE - Acoustic doppler velocity meter and water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,200 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
REMARKS -

Daily discharge is heavily influenced by wind speed and direction. Negative discharge values are generally the result of southerly winds.

10/01/13-09/30/14: Records good except those less than 200 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/14-09/30/15: Records good except those less than 100 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/15-09/30/16: Records fair except those less than 100 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/16-09/30/17: Records fair except those less than 100 ft³/s and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 

REGULATION AND DIVERSION.--Flow regulated by Jamestown Reservoir, capacity, 220,980 acre-ft, since 1953, Pipestem Lake, capacity 147,110 acre-ft, since 1973. Small amounts can be diverted to or from Hyatt Slough, which is 1 mile east of station and is connected by road ditch containing culvert gates.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2014.--Maximum peak flow, 1,450 ft³/s, July 1, peak stage, 91.74 ft; maximum peak stage, 91.87 ft, July 3.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2017.--Maximum peak flow, 1,380 ft³/s, March 6, peak stage, 92.22 ft; maximum peak stage, 92.61 ft, March 10.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 11,800 ft³/s, April 18, 2009, peak stage, 96.35 ft, from floodmark; maximum peak stage, 98.04 ft, April 6, 1997, from floodmark at present location. Reverse flow on July 20, 2006, wind aided.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 2002 to 2012.