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Available Parameters
00054 Reservoir storage(Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 38°57'52", long 98°29'32" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.36, T.12 S., R.11 W., Russell County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10260009, in the control tower near right end of Wilson Dam on the Saline River, 10 mi north of Wilson, and at mile 153.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,917 mi².

10/22/2019 - 10/16/2020

10/16/2020 - 12/30/2021

PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1964 to current year. Prior to October 1971, published as "Wilson Reservoir."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by earthfill dam. Storage began Dec. 29, 1964. Total capacity, 1,667,000 acre-ft below elevation 1,587.5 ft, consisting of 1,420 acre-ft of dead storage below elevation 1,450 ft; conservation pool, 241,100 acre-ft between elevations 1,450 ft and 1,516 ft; flood-control pool, 1,245,000 acre-ft between elevations 1,516 ft and 1,582 ft, crest of spillway; and surcharge capacity of 179,500 acre-ft between elevations 1,582 ft and 1,587.5 ft. Figures given herein represent total contents. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum elevation, 1,548.23 ft, Aug. 6, 1993, contents, 663,600 acre-ft; minimum elevation since conservation pool first filled, 1,493.59 ft, Dec. 26, 1966, contents, 91,500 acre-ft. Minimum elevation since Mar. 12, 1973, when top of conservation pool first reached, 1,506.17, Sept. 30, 2015, contents, 158,900 acre-ft.