USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06893000 MISSOURI RIVER AT KANSAS CITY, MO
LOCATION - Lat 39°06'42.2", long 94°35'17.3" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in sec.32, T.50 N., R.33 W., Jackson County, MO, Hydrologic Unit 10300101, near right bank on downstream side of pier of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Bridge at Kansas City, 1.4 mi downstream from Kansas River, and at mile 366.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 484,100 mi². the 3,959 mi² in Great Divide basin are not included.
- WSP WDR MO-76-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct 1897 to current year. Prior to Aug 1928 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1310. Gage-height records collected at same site 1873-99 are contained in reports of the Missouri River Commission; those since 1900 are contained in reports of the National Weather Service.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 706.68 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to May 4, 1931, nonrecording gage; May 4, 1931, to Aug 23, 1934, water-stage recorder, at present site and datum; Aug 24, 1934, to May 15, 1947, water-stage recorder at site 200 ft upstream at same datum; May 16, 1947, to Feb 28, 1948, nonrecording gage at present site; Feb 29, 1948, to Oct 1, 1989, at datum 10.00 ft higher.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Jun 16, 1844, reached a stage of 48.0 ft, present datum; discharge, about 625,000 ft³/s, computed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 573,000 ft³/s, Jul 14, 1951; gage height, 36.2 ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Discrete suspended and bed material sediments: Oct 1947 to current year.