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Water-Year Summary for Site 06884000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06884000 Little Blue River near Fairbury, Nebr.
LOCATION - Lat 40°08'47.3", long 97°12'02.6" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.16, T.2 N., R.2 E., Jefferson County, NE, Hydrologic Unit 10270207, on downstream side of State Highway 136 bridge, 0.5 mi west of Fairbury.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,350 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1086: 1941(M). WSP 1390: 1908(M), 1912, 1915, 1935, 1939, 1945(M). WSP 1510: 1947(calendar year figures only). WSP 1919: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1908 to September 1915, October 1928 to September 1956 published as "near Endicott" (06884000), October 1956 to July 2003 published as "near Fairbury" (06884000), August 2003 to September 2004 published as "at Fairbury" (06883995), October 2004 to current year as "near Fairbury" at present site. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1310.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 1,298.25 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. May 23, 1908 to Sept. 30, 1915, non-recording gage at Highway 15 at different datum. Apr. 26, 1929 to Sept. 24, 1957, non-recording gage or water-stage recorder at site 3.5 miles downstream from Highway 15 bridge at various datums. Sept. 25, 1957 to Aug. 20, 1991, water-stage recorder at Highway 15 at datum 1,282.19 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Aug. 21, 1991 to July 31, 2003, water-stage recorder at Highway 15 at datum 1,277.19 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
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 good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Natural flow of stream affected by irrigation development above station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow, 71,200 ft³/s, June 24, 2003, gage height, 23.17 ft, site and datum then in use. Maximum peak stage, 25.48 ft, discharge, 62,700 ft³/s, May 7, 2015.