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Water-Year Summary for Site 06863000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 38°42'53", long 99°09'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.25, T.15 S., R.17 W., Ellis County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10260006, near left upstream side of county bridge, 0.75 mi east and 0.25 mi north of Pfeifer, 5 mi upstream from Deer Creek, and 9 mi south of Victoria, and at mile 292.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6,033 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - 12/10/2018 - 02/05/2019
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1929 to June 1932, annual maximum, water years 1970-85, August 2004 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,821.709 ft above sea level NAVD 88. March 1929 to June 1921 at same site and datum. May 3, 1956, to June 30, 1961, low-flow recording gage 4.5 mi upstream at different datum. June 14, 1970, to July 29, 1985, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Flow mostly regulated since 1950 by Cedar Bluff Reservoir (station 06861500), 40.8 mi upstream. Natural flow also affected by ground-water withdrawals, diversions for irrigation, and return flow from irrigated areas. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - From available data, maximum discharge 30,000 cfs on Jun. 14, 1970 at a stage of 19.30 ft. at site and datum then in use. This is also the maximum stage for the period of record.