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Water-Year Summary for Site 06472000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06472000 JAMES RIVER NEAR STRATFORD, SD
LOCATION - Lat 45°14'30", long 98°23'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.03, T.120 N., R.63 W., Spink County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10160003, on right bank 10 ft downstream from bridge, 6.7 mi southwest of Stratford, and 9.0 mi upstream from Mud Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8,780 mi² of which 1,127 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-11-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1950 to September 1972, October 1976 to September 1977, October 1996 to September 1997 (crest-stage partial record), and October 1999 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,255.21 ft above NAVD88.  Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum was published as 1,254.29 ft above NGVD29.  From May 17, 1950, to Aug. 5, 1951, nonrecording gage at site 60 ft upstream at datum 1,254.29 ft above NGVD29. Prior to May 17, 1950, nonrecording gage at site 20.9 mi upstream 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 water years 2014 onward, records good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Low flow regulated by dams forming Arrowwood and Jim Lakes, combined capacity, 16,530 acre-ft, and by dam forming Jamestown Reservoir, capacity 229,470 acre-ft, since May 1953, and by dam forming Pipestem Reservoir, capacity 147,000 acre-ft, since 1973. Occasional backwater from Mud Creek. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, Nov. 28, 1950, no flow for many days in some years.