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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06835500 Frenchman Creek at Culbertson, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°14'05", long 100°52'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.12, T.3 N., R.32 W., Hitchcock County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10250005, on right bank 8 ft. upstream from bridge on U.S. Highways 6 and 34, 2 mi west of Culbertson, and 4.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,990 mi² of which 1,400 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1390: 1931, 1933, 1934(M), 1938(M). WDR NE-84-1: 1979, 1982(M). WDR NE-94-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1913 to September 1915 (gage heights and discharge measurements only), October 1930 to current year. Published as Frenchman River at Culbertson October 1965 to September 1972. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1310.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 2,584.31 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). Datum of gage up to August 16, 2017 was 2,583.44 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29). See WSP 1919 for history of changes prior to Nov. 2, 1950.
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 for estimated daily discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Natural flow affected by irrigation development above station and, since Oct. 23, 1950, by storage in Enders Reservoir (06832000). Principal diversion is by Culbertson Canal, 20,800 acres.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Before regulation by Enders Reservoir, maximum discharge, 15,000 ft³/s, estimated, May 31, 1935, gage height, 14.8 ft, from floodmarks, at present site and datum; minimum daily discharge, 7 ft³/s, Aug. 13, 14, and 26, 1936. Since beginning of storage in Enders Reservoir, maximum discharge, 5,260 ft³/s, June 17, 1951, gage height, 10.43 ft.