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Water-Year Summary for Site 06482000

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06482000 BIG SIOUX RIVER AT SIOUX FALLS, SD
LOCATION - Lat 43°30'04", long 96°44'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.32, T.101 N., R.50 W., Minnehaha County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10170203, on right bank near upstream end of bridge on Western Avenue, 0.1 mi downstream from previous gage, and 2.2 mi downstream from mouth of Skunk Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,642 mi² of which 883 mi² probably is noncontributing. documented runoff occurred during 1994-2002 water years for 213 mi² of the usually noncontributing area.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR SD-10-1: 2008(M); 2009(M); Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1943 to September 1960, October 2004 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder.  Datum of gage is 1,393.73 ft above NAVD88.  Prior to conversion to NAVD88, datum was published as 1,392.83 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. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum combined discharge of bypass and main channel, 16,200 ft³/s, June 17, 1957, gage height, 16.01 ft.