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.
- WDR SD-11-1: Drainage area.
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. .
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.