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Water-Year Summary for Site 12366000

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 48°19'12.67", long 114°16'42.94" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.34, T.30 N., R.21 W., Flathead County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 17010210, on right bank 160 ft upstream from road bridge, 8.0 mi north of Kalispell, and at river mile 12.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 170 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - July to November 1928, April 1929 to September 1950, annual maximum 1964, October 1972 to September 1985, April 1986 to September 1995, October 1995 to September 1999 (seasonal record only), October 1999 to September 2006, October 2019 to current. Prior to 1964, published as Whitefish Creek near Kalispell.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 2,969.83 ft, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 16, 1930, nonrecording gage at site 200 ft downstream at elevation 10.00 ft lower. Oct. 16, 1930, to Sept. 30, 1950, water-stage recorder on left bank at same elevation.

Water Year 2020: Records are good except for estimated days are poor.


Some regulation occurs by Whitefish Lake. Diversion for irrigation of about 650 acres occurs upstream from station. U.S. Geological Survey satellite telemeter is located at station.