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Water-Year Summary for Site 06847900

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 39°46'11", long 100°06'01" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.23, T.3 S., R.25 W., Norton County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10250015, on right bank 10 ft upstream from county highway bridge, 4.0 mi east of Clayton, and at mile 90.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 590 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1962 to current year. Prior to Dec. 28, 1980, published as Prairie Dog Creek above Norton Reservoir.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 2335.672 ft. above NAVD88 from the results of a static survey using Trimble R8 equipment conducted on 6/30/21. Prior to that the gage datum was 2,334.94 ft above NGVD of 1929 and prior to Sept. 30, 1974, at datum 2.00 ft higher than 2334.94 ft.
REMARKS - Diversions for irrigation upstream from station. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum known flood since at least 1944, 65,500 ft³/s May 28, 1953, at site 9.4 mi downstream, based on contracted-opening measurement of peak flow.