USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
04062000 PAINT RIVER NEAR ALPHA, MI
LOCATION - Lat 46°00'40", long 88°15'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.25, T.42 N., R.32 W., Iron County, MI, Hydrologic Unit 04030106, on right bank 0.6 mi downstream from Lower Paint Dam, 5.5 mi upstream from Brule River, and 6.0 mi southeast of Alpha.
DRAINAGE AREA - 631 mi².
- WSP 1727: Drainage area, WDR MI-96-1: 1985 (M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1952 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,260 ft above NGVD 29, from topographic map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 12,300 ft³/s, Apr. 17, 2002, from rating curve extended above 6,000 ft³/s, gage height, 11.44 ft, from floodmark.