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Water-Year Summary for Site 12358500

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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
12358500 MIDDLE FORK FLATHEAD RIVER NEAR WEST GLACIER, MT
LOCATION - Lat 48°29'43.86", long 114°00'36.75" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SH 1/4 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.34, T.32 N., R.19 W., Flathead County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 17010207, on left bank 0.8 mi downstream from McDonald Creek, 1.3 mi west of West Glacier, and at river mile 3.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,125 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Water Supply Paper 1216: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1939 to current year. Prior to October 1947, published as "near Belton."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,128.72 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Nov. 22, 1950, non-recording gage at present site and elevation. Bureau of Reclamation data collection platform with satellite telemetry at the station.
REMARKS -
10-25-2018 to 10-02-2019: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
11-27-2017 to 10-24-2018: records are good, except estimated records are fair.
11-30-2016 to 11-26-2017: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-20-2015 to 11-29-2016: records are good.
10-01-2014 to 10-19-2015: records are good, except estimated records are fair. 
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records are fair.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow on basis of a contracted opening measurement. Minimum low flow stage below the intakes.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - 1949-50, 1970, 1998 to 2003, March 2007 to August 2008, discontinued.
REMARKS - Several unpublished observations of water temperature and specific conductance were made during the year.