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Water-Year Summary for Site 06843500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
06843500 Republican River at Cambridge, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°17'04", long 100°08'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.28, T.4 N., R.25 W., Furnas County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10250004, on left bank 400 ft south of U.S. Highways 6 and 34, 0.5 mi downstream from Medicine Creek, 1 mi east of Cambridge, 1.3 mi upstream from Cambridge diversion dam, and at mile 315.
DRAINAGE AREA - 14,460 mi² of which 6,680 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NE-84-1: 1983(M). WDR NE-94-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 2,239.07 ft above sea level. Prior to July 13, 1948, non-recording gage at site 150 ft upstream at same datum; and July 13, 1948 to Sept. 25, 1950, at present site and datum.
COOPERATION - Records provided by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and reviewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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 fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Natural flow affected by irrigation development above station and since 1949 by regulation from upstream reservoirs.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height since at least 1826, 17.6 ft, May 31 to June 1, 1935, based on information from local resident, discharge, about 280,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Before regulation by Harry Strunk Lake, maximum discharge, 160,000 ft³/s, June 22, 1947, gage height, 16.70 ft, from floodmarks; minimum daily discharge, 6.4 ft³/s, Aug. 14, 1949. Since beginning of storage in Harry Strunk Lake, maximum discharge, 11,000 ft³/s, September 4, 1951, gage height, 7.02 ft; maximum gage height, 10.21 ft, May 25, 2008, discharge, 5,210 ft³/s, from rating curve extension above 3,400 ft³/s.