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Water-Year Summary for Site 06864000

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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06864000 SMOKY HILL RIVER NEAR RUSSELL, KS
LOCATION - Lat 38°46'36", long 98°51'16" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.02, T.15 S., R.14 W., Russell County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10260006, on right bank at downstream side of U.S. Highway 281 bridge, 0.2 mi upstream from Landon Creek, 7.7 mi south of Russell, and at mile 266.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6,965 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1340: 1941-42(M), 1944-45(M), 1950(P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1939 to September 1974. June 2011 to current year. Record published under Smoky Hill River near Bunker Hill (06864050) from October 1974 to June 2011.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,687.66 ft, NAVD of 1988. Prior to Sept. 11, 1940, nonrecording gage at present site and a gage datum of 1,689.05 NVGD 1929. Sept. 10, 1940 to Sept. 30, 1974, water-stage recorder gage at present site and a gage datum of 1,689.05 NVGD of 1929.
REMARKS - Flow moderately regulated since 1950 by Cedar Bluff Reservoir 67.4 mi upstream. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 39,500 ft³/s May 23, 1951, gage height, 23.86 ft; no flow at times in 1940, 1943, 1955-57.