USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
07145700 SLATE CREEK AT WELLINGTON, KS
LOCATION - Lat 37°14'58", long 97°24'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.22, T.32 S., R.1 W., Sumner County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 11030013, on right bank at upstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 81, at south edge of Wellington.
DRAINAGE AREA - 154 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1954-66. Annual maximum, water years 1960-69. April 1969 to current year.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,157.86' NAVD88. Datum prior to September 18, 2017 previously published as 1,157.24' NGVD29. Prior to Apr. 1, 1969, crest-stage gage at present site and at datum 3.0 ft higher.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of May 8, 2019 reached a stage of 26.06 ft. and a computed discharge of 24,600 cfs.