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Water-Year Summary for Site 07149000

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2022: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 37°02'20", long 98°28'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.36, T.34 S., R.11 W., Barber County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 11060003, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on Kansas Highway 14, 200 ft downstream from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway County bridge, 1.5 mi northeast of Kiowa, and at mile 22.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 903 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1117: Drainage area. WSP 1391: 1938(M), 1942(M). WSP 1921: Drainage area. See also "PERIOD OF RECORD."
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1895 to October 1896, October 1937 to September 1950, October 1954 to September 1955, June 1959 to current year. Published as Medicine River near Kiowa 1895-96. All figures of discharge above 2,000 ft³/s for June and July 1896, published in Eighteenth Annual Report of the Geological Survey (Part 4), have been found to be unreliable and should not be used.

Water-stage recorder. Old datum of gage was 1,286.99 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). May 1895 to October 1896, nonrecording gage at site 2.0 mi upstream at different datum. Feb. 11 to Mar. 2, 1938, nonrecording gage and Mar. 3, 1938, to Sept. 30, 1944, water-stage recorder at present site and datum 3.00 ft higher. Oct. 1, 1944, to Sept. 30, 1950, and Oct. 1, 1954, to Sept. 30, 1955, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.

Current datum of gage is 1,287.56 ft. above mean sea level. (NAVD88) Obtained Sept. 9, 2019 using Trimble R10 unit and 1-hour rapid static processing by OPUS. 

REMARKS - Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Floods of May 8, 1922, and June 1957 reached stages of about 16 ft and 15.5 ft, respectively, present site and datum, from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. records and information by local resident.