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Water-Year Summary for Site 12352500

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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
12352500 BITTERROOT RIVER NEAR MISSOULA, MT
LOCATION - Lat 46°49'54.26", long 114°03'17.50" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.01, T.12 N., R.20 W., Missoula County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 17010205, on right bank 40 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 93, 0.5 mi south of Fort Missoula, and at river mile 5.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,824 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1898 to November 1901, May 1903 to December 1904, July 1989 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,110 ft, referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Jan. 1, 1905, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi upstream at different elevation.
REMARKS -
11/02/2017 to 10/03/2018: records are good, except daily records from May 14 to July 16 are fair and estimated records are poor.
12/01/2016 to 11/01/2017: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10/27/2015 to 11/30/2016: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10/07/2014 to 10/26/2015: records are good, except estimated records are poor. 
10/01/2013 to 10/06/2014: records are good, except daily records from June 2 to July 27 are fair 
and estimated records are poor. 

Some regulation occurs by Painted Rocks Lake (station number 12342000). Diversions for irrigation 
of about 111,000 acres occur upstream from station. 
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1997 to October 2013.  June 2015 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Annual records, November 1999 to September 2010 (seasonal operation during water year 2003).  
Seasonal records, April 2011 to October 2013, June 2015 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water temperature probe was replaced Feb. 24, 2015.
REMARKS -
WATER TEMPERATURE:
06/28/2018 to 10/02/2018 (seasonal record): records are excellent
07/01/2017 to 09/30/2017 (seasonal record): records are good. 
06/02/2016 to 10/06/2016 (seasonal record): records are excellent. 
06/26/2015 to 10/27/2015 (seasonal record): records are good. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum daily, 26.0°C, July 23, 2006 and July 14, 2007; minimum daily, 0.0°C, many days during winter months.