USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
07141300 ARKANSAS RIVER AT GREAT BEND, KS
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.
- 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.