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Water-Year Summary for Site 07141300

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00010 Temperature, water(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 38°21'11", long 98°45'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.33, T.19 S., R.13 W., Barton County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 11030004, on left bank, top of levee, at downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 281, 0.5 mi south of Great Bend, 4.5 mi upstream from Walnut Creek, and at mile 873.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 34,356 mi² of which 6,002 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1341: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1940 to current year. Fragmentary gage-height records collected at same site, at datum 3.0 ft higher, 1906, 1908-12, are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Current datum of gage is 1,836.00 ft. above msl. (NAVD88) Obtained May 26, 2021 with Trimble R10. Previous datum of gage was 1,835.19 ft. above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Oct. 1, 1975, at datum 4.00 ft higher.
REMARKS - Flow moderately regulated since 1948 by John Martin Reservoir (station 07130000). Natural flow of stream affected by transmountain diversions, storage reservoirs, power developments, groundwater withdrawals, diversions for irrigation, and return flow from irrigated areas. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage was 16.56 ft., gage datum then in use, recorded on June 15, 1981; discharge 14,000 cfs. Maximum discharge was 27,800 cfs on June. 23, 1965; gage height 13.10 ft., gage datum then in use.