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Water-Year Summary for Site 06863500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06863500 BIG CREEK NEAR HAYS, KS
LOCATION - Lat 38°51'08", long 99°19'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.10, T.14 S., R.18 W., Ellis County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10260007, on right bank near downstream side of U.S. Highway 183 bridge, 0.6 mi south of intersection with Highway 183 alternate (bypass) in Hays, and at mile 44.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 549 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1340: 1947-48(P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1946 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,953.88 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 20, 1947, nonrecording gage, and Nov. 20, 1947, to Aug. 22, 1965, water-stage recorder and concrete control at site 0.7 mi downstream at datum 1,955.13 ft above NGVD of 1929. From Aug. 23, 1965, to Sept. 30, 1998, at site 13.2 mi downstream at datum 1,915 ft above mean NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - Natural flow affected by groundwater withdrawals, many small diversions upstream from station, and return flow from irrigated areas. Satellite telemeter at station.