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.
- WDR SD-11-1: Drainage area.
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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, Nov. 28, 1950, no flow for many days in some years.