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Water-Year Summary for Site 06854500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 39°47'55.40", long 97°47'34.10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.08, T.3 S., R.4 W., Republic County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10250017, at downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 36 at Scandia, 0.25 mi west of Scandia, and at mile 121.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 23,560 mi² of which 7,500 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1006: 1941. WSP 1340: 1919, 1922, 1923(M), 1928 (M), 1929, 1934, 1936(M), 1942, 1943-44(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1919 to September 1925, August 1928 to September 1944, Oct. 1950 to September 1972, June 2014 to September 2014.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,422.91 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Mar. 31, 1938, nonrecording gages at site 700 ft downstream at same datum , and Mar. 31, 1938, to Arp. 29, 1952, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Natural flow affected by irrigation development above station and by storage in seven reservoirs in Colorado and Nebraska. Considerable regulation since 1952 by Harlan County Reservoir. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum known stages since at least 1895, 17.8 ft June 2, 1935, from floodmarks (discharge, 215,00 cfs); 15.0 ft June 24, 1947 (discharge, 78,500 cfs, from indirect measurement of peak flow); and 14.2 ft, from floodmark, June 20, 1915.