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Water-Year Summary for Site 06479515

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean) [(2)]  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
06479515 WILLOW CREEK NEAR WATERTOWN, SD
LOCATION - Lat 44°55'08", long 97°02'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.27, T.117 N., R.52 W., Codington County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10170202, on right downstream bank at bridge, about 6.7 river miles upstream from mouth, and about 4.0 mi northeast of Watertown.
DRAINAGE AREA - 109 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-00-1: 1972(M,P); 1977-80, 1983(M); 1984(M,P, June 15 daily discharge); 1985(M); 1986(M, P, Mar. 27-31 daily discharge). WDR SD-09-1: 1978(daily discharges for March 30-31).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1971 to September 1986 daily streamflow. October 1996 to September 1997 crest-stage partial record. October 1999 to current year (seasonal mean daily gage heights and yearly instantaneous peak discharge).
GAGE - Seasonal water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,731.29 ft above NGVD of 1929, from GPS survey. Prior to October 1999, 2 mi downstream at datum 1,721.24 ft above NGVD of 1929.
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. Satellite data-collection platform at station. Peak gage height for the 2017 water year is from a floodmark.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 3,650 ft³/s, Apr. 5, 1997, gage height, 10.93 ft (from floodmark, at different site and datum); maximum gage height, 12.45 ft, Apr. 7, 2001 (backwater from ice).