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Water-Year Summary for Site 06891000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
06891000 KANSAS RIVER AT LECOMPTON, KS
LOCATION - Lat 39°03'04", long 95°23'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.35, T.11 S., R.18 E., Jefferson County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10270104, on left bank at upstream side of county highway bridge at Lecompton, 0.8 mi downstream from Delaware River, and at mile 63.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 58,460 mi². approximately of which a large area is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 876: 1937. WSP 1176: 1903(M). WSP 1440: 1948-49(P). See also PERIOD OF RECORD.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - January to November 1896 and April to July 1906 (gage heights only), March 1936 to current year. Records for April 1899 to December 1905 published in WSP 37, 39, 50, 52, 66, 75, 84, 99, 131, 172, and 796-B have been found to be unreliable and should not be used.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 821.84 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 30, 1952, nonrecording gage, and July 30, 1952, to Apr. 29, 1970, recording gage, at site 0.15 mi upstream at same datum.
REMARKS - Natural flow affected by lakes and reservoirs in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas, and by numerous diversions upstream from station. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known since 1844, 30.23 ft, July 13, 1951. Flood of May 31, 1903 (second highest since 1844), reached a stage of 27.9 ft, from floodmark.