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LOCATION.--Lat 43°25'35", long 89°43'40",in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.13, T.11 N., R.6 E., Sauk County, Hydrologic Unit 07070004, in Devils Lake State Park, 3.5 mi south of Baraboo; prior to Nov. 19, 1996, at lat 43°25'18", long 89°43'38".
DRAINAGE AREA.--4.79 square miles. Area of Devils Lake, 361 acres.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1922 to August 1930, June to August 1932, June 1934 to September 1981 (frag mentary). October 1981 to September 1984, data unpublished in district files. October 1984 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WI-78-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder installed July 17, 1991. Datum of gage is 954.88 ft NAVD 88.
REMARKS.--Lake has no surface outlet. The lake's "Ordinary High Water Mark" of 964.30 established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is based on the gage datum of 955.00 NGVD29 which was used prior to water year 2009 and is equivalent to 954.88 NAVD88.
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