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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
06799350 Elkhorn River at West Point, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 41°50'22", long 96°43'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.34, T.22 N., R.6 E., Cuming County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10220003, on right bank just downstream of bridge on State Highway 32, 1 mi west of West Point, and at mile 79.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,676 mi² of which 576 mi² probably is noncontributing.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1972 to current year. March 1960 to September 1972 (no winter records 1960-68) in files of Corps of Engineers. Gage height records collected 1940 to February 1960 are in reports of U.S. Weather Service.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,291.26 ft above sea level. Prior to May 18, 1976, at site on left bank 50 ft upstream from bridge at same datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 31, 1960 reached a stage of 16.09 ft, backwater from ice, observed by Corps of Engineers.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 79,000 ft³/s, estimated, March 14, 2019, gage height, 17.06 ft.  Maximum peak stage, 18.60 ft, March 9, 1993, from floodmark, backwater from ice.
PERIOD OF RECORD - These extremes may have been exceeded during non-measured portions of the record. WATER TEMPERATURES: Maximum, 32.6°C, July 13, 2015; minimum, 0.0°C, many days during winter periods.