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Water-Year Summary for Site 06478500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06478500 JAMES RIVER NEAR SCOTLAND, SD
LOCATION - Lat 43°11'09", long 97°38'07" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.30, T.97 N., R.57 W., Hutchinson County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10160011, on right bank 5.0 ft downstream from county highway bridge, 0.3 mi upstream from Dawson Creek, and 5.2 mi northeast of Scotland.
DRAINAGE AREA - 20,672 mi² of which 2,056 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-88-1: Datum. WDR SD-11-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Sept. 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1309.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and rock and earth control. Datum of gage is 1,168.77 ft above NAVD88. Prior to conversion to NAVD88 datum was published as 1,168.02 ft above NGVD29. Prior to Nov. 28, 1972, at site 0.25 mi downstream at datum 1,168.02 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. Occasional backwater caused by Dawson Creek; reverse flow occurred for part of May 15, 1961, from information by local residents. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, July 28, 1934, no flow for many days in some years.