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Water-Year Summary for Site 07179730

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 38°28'01", long 96°15'01" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.24, T.18 S., R.10 E., Lyon County, KS, Hydrologic Unit 11070201, on right bank, 0.1 mi below Ruggles Dam, 2.0 mi south of Americus, 12.5 mi upstream from Allen Creek, and 24.0 mi upstream from Cottonwood River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 622 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1963 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,106.99 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Apr. 10, 1989, to Nov. 1990, at site 0.4 mi upstream at present datum. Aug. 8, 1963, to Apr. 11, 1989, and Nov. 21, 1990, to current year, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Flow moderately regulated since 1964 by Council Grove Lake (station 07179400). Low flow occasionally regulated by Ruggles Dam 0.1 mi upstream. Satellite telemeter at station.
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 2007 to May 2009 (discontinued).
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: February 2007 to May 2009 (discontinued). WATER TEMPERATURE: February 2007 to May 2009 (discontinued). TURBIDITY (YSI 6136 sensor): February 2007 to May 2009 (discontinued).
INSTRUMENTATION - Multiparameter water-quality monitor.
REMARKS - Interruptions in record are due to ice conditions or malfunction of the recording instrument or sensors. Instruments used to measure turbidity conform to ISO 7027 standards and were made using Yellow Springs Instrument (YSI) 6136 sensor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 628 microsiemens/cm, Jan. 23, 2009; minimum, 153 microsiemens/cm, June 27, 2008. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 31.4°C, Aug. 12, 2007; minimum, 0.0°C, Feb. 16, 2007. TURBIDITY (YSI 6136 sensor): Maximum, 1,930 FNU, May 24, 2007; minimum, 2.1 FNU, Jan. 20, 2009.