USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
15292800 MONTANA CREEK NEAR MONTANA, AK
LOCATION - Lat 62°06'19", long 150°03'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.08, T.23 N., R.4 W., Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, Hydrologic Unit 19020505, (Talkeetna A-1 quad), on left bank, east side of Parks Highway, between Parks Highway bridge and pedestrian bridge, 2.1 miles north of Montana, Alaska.
DRAINAGE AREA - 164.12 mi².
- WDR-AK: 1962-72, 1987: Location.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Annual maximum, 1963-1972, 1987. May to September 2006, May 2008 to October 2012, and May 2013 to current year.
GAGE - Water stage recorder, water temperature, and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 230 ft above sea level from topographic map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - The maximum discharge for the period of record is 15,300 ft³/s, October 11, 1986, gage height 20.00 ft., from site and datum then in use.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1970-73, 1982-83, 2005-06, and May 2011 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE-- May 2011 to October 2012, and May 2013 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water Temperature: Water temperature probe connected to an electronic recorder set for 15 minute recording intervals.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 19.2°C, July 16, 2016; Minimum recorded 0.0°C, many days during winter periods.