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Water-Year Summary for Site 06889000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06889000 KANSAS RIVER AT TOPEKA, KS
LOCATION - Lat 39°04'00", long 95°38'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.28, T.11 S., R.16 E., Shawnee County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10270102, on right bank at downstream side of Sardou Bridge in Topeka, 2.3 mi upstream from Soldier Creek (diversion channel), and at mile 83.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 56,720 mi². approximately of which a large area is probably noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 806: Drainage area. WSP 1310: 1920(M), 1922(M), 1993(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April to August 1904 (gage heights only), June 1917 to current year. Gage-height records for this vicinity since August 1904 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 846.66 ft above NGVD of 1929. Feb. 28, 1961, to Sept. 30, 1988, gage datum was 5.00 ft higher. Prior to Feb. 28, 1961, recording or nonrecording gages at several sites within 8,000 ft of present site at various datum.
REMARKS - Natural flow affected by reservoirs in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas, and by numerous diversions upstream from station. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of May 30, 1903 (second highest since 1844), reached a stage of about 37 ft, present site and datum, from floodmarks at site 5,900 ft upstream, discharge, about 300,000 ft³/s. A flood in the spring of 1844 is known to have been higher than that of 1903.