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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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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.
REVISIONS HISTORY - 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.
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 regulation by upstream reservoirs.
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.