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Water-Year Summary for Site 07170500

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
07170500 VERDIGRIS RIVER AT INDEPENDENCE, KS
LOCATION - Lat 37°13'25", long 95°40'39" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.32, T.32 S., R.16 E., Montgomery County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 11070103, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 160, 1.0 mi east of Independence, 3.7 mi downstream from Elk River, and at mile 194.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,892 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 977: 1922, 1927-29. WSP 1117: Drainage area. WSP 1341: 1923-25(M), 1939.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1895 to September 1904 (monthly figures only, published in WSP 1311), October 1921 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 716.63 ft above NGVD of 1929. Aug. 2, 1895, to Nov. 30, 1903, nonrecording gage at former mill dam 5.0 mi downstream and 2.5 mi northwest of Liberty, at datum about 4.00 ft lower. Apr. 20 to Sept. 25, 1904, nonrecording gage at Myrtle Street highway bridge 0.8 mi upstream at different datum. Nov. 14, 1921, to Sept. 30, 1929, nonrecording gage at Myrtle Street bridge at datum 0.87 ft higher than present datum. Oct. 1, 1929, to Dec. 25, 1933, nonrecording gage at site 400 ft upstream at present datum. Dec. 26, 1933, to Oct. 5, 1989, recording gage at site 400 ft upstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since 1949 by Fall River Lake (station 07168000), since 1960 by Toronto Lake (station 07165900), and since 1966 by Elk City Lake (station 07170050). Satellite telemeter at station.