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USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics for Montana

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Questions or concerns about USGS streamflow data in Montana and Wyoming can be directed to Kirk Miller (kmiller@usgs.gov; 307-775-9168).

Updated May 12, 2020 - USGS water-resources monitoring will be discontinued May 31, 2020 at the following site:
  • 06088500 Muddy Creek near Vaughn, Montana (POR: 82 years)
USGS monitoring activities at this site were funded by partner entities and USGS Cooperative Matching Funds. Lack of partner funding for this site will result in discontinuation of all USGS monitoring activities. Historical data will continue to be available.

The statistics generated from this site are based on approved daily-mean data and may not match those published by the USGS in official publications. The user is responsible for assessment and use of statistics from this site. For more details on why the statistics may not match, click here.

USGS 06326500 Powder River near Locate MT


Custer County, Montana
Hydrologic Unit Code 10090209
Latitude  46°25'45.97", Longitude 105°18'37.19" NAD83
Drainage area 13,060  square miles
Gage datum 2,384.7 feet above NGVD29
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
Day of
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1938-10-01 -> 2020-09-30)

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
1 140 163 617 1,110 781 1,620 989 288 173 177 247 179
2 139 171 653 972 774 1,640 934 273 174 217 256 174
3 143 187 706 1,050 781 1,610 965 278 172 294 262 178
4 149 188 801 1,060 801 1,630 991 263 178 276 259 170
5 152 191 985 817 808 1,650 852 265 159 268 254 169
6 147 194 985 699 899 1,710 804 227 176 265 255 168
7 146 202 920 678 1,000 1,860 769 234 182 229 260 163
8 144 222 890 649 984 1,840 756 247 175 229 254 160
9 142 220 846 630 1,030 1,830 680 209 147 230 264 158
10 140 220 887 614 1,200 1,730 640 196 139 264 248 157
11 138 223 935 634 1,190 1,700 598 181 145 245 235 154
12 138 233 1,000 632 1,090 1,700 569 179 140 237 240 153
13 140 258 1,050 647 1,120 1,760 548 192 144 231 233 174
14 141 313 1,070 664 1,080 1,680 546 209 132 228 232 153
15 138 491 1,100 625 1,050 1,660 618 191 149 224 232 159
16 137 577 1,200 644 1,020 1,570 540 172 160 223 230 152
17 140 622 1,160 649 1,020 1,720 473 199 146 226 226 148
18 146 668 1,370 625 1,050 1,950 462 201 151 237 225 146
19 151 773 1,610 656 1,110 2,110 461 173 153 251 220 143
20 151 583 1,920 664 1,260 2,040 432 153 154 272 213 145
21 154 546 2,060 646 1,540 1,690 406 149 144 308 205 147
22 159 548 2,150 648 1,630 1,620 365 135 150 295 200 147
23 159 510 2,020 640 1,510 1,590 319 173 148 270 192 148
24 161 496 1,770 664 1,430 1,560 302 224 140 251 193 146
25 163 508 1,510 671 1,570 1,500 290 199 164 244 193 147
26 164 527 1,280 665 1,570 1,410 301 172 174 260 194 147
27 160 557 1,140 672 1,530 1,330 379 172 174 261 185 147
28 160 571 1,070 705 1,570 1,250 375 165 178 258 187 146
29 158 963 1,090 736 1,640 1,170 359 165 173 256 185 145
30 162   1,120 765 1,720 1,060 347 167 168 252 180 143
31 161   981   1,690   310 161   246   143