USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06844500 Republican River near Orleans, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°07'54", long 99°30'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.19, T.2 N., R.19 W., Harlan County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10250009, on right bank just downstream from bridge on State Highway 89, 200 ft downstream from Burlington Northern Inc. bridge, 2 mi west of Orleans, 2.8 mi upstream from Sappa Creek, 23 mi upstream from Harlan County Dam, and at mile 262.
DRAINAGE AREA - 15,580 mi² of which 6,700 mi² probably is noncontributing.
- WDR NE-94-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1947 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,972.57 ft above sea level. Prior to June 2, 1948, non-recording gage at present site and datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum flood since at least 1826 occurred June 1, 1935. Flood of June 23, 1947, gage height, 14.00 ft, from floodmark, approximate discharge, 145,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 40,600 ft³/s, June 22, 1948, gage height, 11.25 ft; discharge from rating curve extended above 29,000 ft³/s. Maximum peak stage, 13.92 ft, July 10, 2019, discharge, 9,980 ft³/s.