USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06863000 SMOKY HILL RIVER AT PFEIFER, KS
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.
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 1,821.19 ft above NGVD of 1929. 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.
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.