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Water-Year Summary for Site 06477000

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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06477000 JAMES RIVER NEAR FORESTBURG, SD
LOCATION - Lat 43°58'26", long 98°04'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.20, T.106 N., R.60 W., Sanborn County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10160011, on right bank 5.0 ft downstream from county bridge, 3.8 mi southeast of Forestburg, 5.4 mi downstream from Chicago and North Western Railway Co. bridge, and 6.1 mi downstream from Sand Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 17,613 mi² of which 2,051 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-11-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1950 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,209.25 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). Prior to conversion to NAVD 88 datum was published as 1,208.34 ft above NGVD29 (Bureau of Reclamation bench mark). Prior to Sept. 5, 1951, nonrecording gage at same site and datum 1,208.34 ft above NGVD29. .
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. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Floods in March 1920 and March 1922 reached a stage of about 18 ft, from information by local residents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, July 10, 1959, no flow at times in some years.