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USGS Daily Statistics for the Nation

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USGS 05485500 Des Moines River blw Raccoon Riv at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100008
Latitude  41°34'40", Longitude  93°36'19" NAD27
Drainage area 9,879  square miles
Gage datum 762.52 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1977-10-01 -> 2021-09-30)

Calculation period restricted by USGS staff due to special conditions at/near site
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 3,250 1,900 4,730 10,500 12,400 13,800 15,700 6,110 5,020 4,000 4,050 3,460
2 3,120 1,910 4,830 10,700 12,100 13,500 15,500 5,830 5,040 4,280 4,120 3,480
3 2,940 1,930 5,160 10,800 12,200 12,800 14,800 5,660 4,630 4,310 4,090 3,430
4 2,760 1,930 5,410 10,600 12,600 12,100 13,800 5,600 4,280 4,330 4,040 3,400
5 2,680 1,900 5,550 10,500 12,700 11,800 13,100 5,610 3,950 4,290 3,860 3,310
6 2,610 1,890 5,600 10,500 12,700 11,800 12,900 5,540 3,750 4,340 3,800 3,370
7 2,570 1,930 5,820 10,600 12,900 11,800 12,400 5,390 3,740 4,430 3,870 3,230
8 2,550 1,920 6,000 10,500 12,600 11,800 11,700 5,210 3,970 4,370 3,800 3,090
9 2,500 1,870 6,110 10,700 12,300 12,100 11,500 5,180 3,930 4,510 3,580 3,040
10 2,410 1,950 6,320 10,800 12,800 12,500 11,900 5,220 4,010 4,780 3,600 3,000
11 2,320 2,140 6,440 10,700 12,900 12,400 12,700 5,180 3,850 5,000 3,540 2,920
12 2,230 2,220 6,820 10,700 12,800 13,100 12,400 5,130 3,720 5,150 3,550 2,830
13 2,060 2,280 7,600 10,800 12,800 13,800 12,000 5,010 3,620 5,100 3,520 2,890
14 1,990 2,380 8,590 11,000 12,600 13,900 11,700 5,030 3,510 5,040 3,570 3,300
15 1,950 2,450 9,300 11,300 12,500 14,700 11,100 4,990 3,410 5,150 3,630 3,700
16 1,920 2,610 9,660 11,400 12,300 15,300 10,300 4,640 3,550 4,970 3,580 3,840
17 1,880 2,990 9,970 11,400 12,400 15,300 9,600 4,260 3,570 4,750 3,670 3,730
18 1,830 3,260 10,100 11,800 12,500 15,200 9,640 4,050 3,680 4,540 3,750 3,470
19 1,870 3,720 10,400 11,700 12,300 15,400 9,590 4,000 3,760 4,430 3,700 3,250
20 1,870 4,260 10,900 11,500 12,300 15,500 9,370 4,150 3,910 4,200 3,840 3,120
21 1,920 4,640 10,900 11,300 12,400 15,300 9,060 4,350 4,000 4,170 3,940 3,110
22 1,980 4,840 10,500 11,400 12,400 15,400 8,680 4,510 4,180 4,180 3,840 3,180
23 1,970 5,230 10,200 11,700 12,200 15,400 8,310 4,800 4,430 4,160 3,650 3,170
24 1,900 5,400 10,000 11,600 12,800 15,400 8,030 4,790 4,320 4,320 3,580 3,080
25 1,890 5,170 9,930 11,800 13,200 15,600 7,870 4,710 4,300 4,430 3,530 2,980
26 1,790 5,080 10,100 12,100 12,900 15,800 7,920 4,800 4,310 4,260 3,480 2,890
27 1,820 4,990 10,300 12,300 13,000 15,700 7,700 4,800 4,260 4,120 3,450 2,940
28 1,750 4,800 10,300 12,200 13,600 15,700 7,580 4,560 4,220 3,920 3,530 3,380
29 1,700 6,900 10,200 11,900 14,000 15,400 7,690 4,930 4,190 3,880 3,470 3,410
30 1,760   10,300 12,100 13,700 15,000 7,090 5,180 4,130 3,910 3,440 3,500
31 1,830   10,500   13,800   6,530 4,970   3,980   3,390