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Water-Year Summary for Site 06882000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06882000 Big Blue River at Barneston, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°02'41", long 96°35'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.24, T.1 N., R.7 E., Gage County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10270202, on right bank just downstream of bridge on State Highway 8, 0.6 mi southwest of Barneston, 1.3 mi upstream from Plum Creek, and 4.3 mi upstream from Nebraska-Kansas State line.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,447 mi² of which 77 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 896: 1932, 1935. WSP 1919: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1932 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,162.20 ft above sea level. Prior to June 9, 1941, water-stage recorder at site 0.3 mi downstream at datum 1.56 ft higher. June 9 to Nov. 17, 1941, non-recording gage, and Nov. 18, 1941 to Sept. 30, 1979, water-stage recorder at site 0.7 mi upstream at datum 2.0 ft higher.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records fair to good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 57,700 ft³/s, June 9, 1941, gage height, 34.30 ft, at site datum then in use.