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Water-Year Summary for Site 06891478

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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 38°55'52", long 95°19'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.08, T.13 S., R.19 E., Douglas County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 10270104, in control tower of Clinton Dam on Wakarusa River, 4.0 mi west of Lawrence, and at mile 22.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 367 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1977 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by compacted earthfill dam. Storage began Nov. 30, 1977. Conservation pool elevation was first reached Apr. 3, 1980. Total capacity, 679,900 acre-ft, consisting of the following: Conservation pool, 125,300 acre-ft between elevations 825.0 ft and 875.5 ft; flood-control pool, 394,100 acre-ft between elevations 875.5 ft and 903.4 ft; and surcharge pool, 448,700 acre-ft between elevations 903.4 ft and 921.4 ft. Reservoir is used for flood control, conservation, and recreation. Figures given herein represent total contents. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum elevation, 892.48 ft, May 29, 1995, contents, 274,500 acre-ft; minimum elevation since conservation pool first reached, 871.60 ft, Aug. 18, 1989, contents, 103,300 acre-ft.