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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
06287000 BIGHORN RIVER NEAR ST. XAVIER, MT
LOCATION - Lat 45°19'00.85", long 107°55'08.00" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.16, T.6 S., R.31 E., Big Horn County, MT, Hydrologic Unit 10080015, on right bank 800 ft downstream from Yellowtail afterbay dam, 1,500 ft downstream from Lime Kiln Creek, 14 mi southwest of St. Xavier, and at river mile 83.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 19,672 mi². area at site used prior to Apr. 16, 1963, 19,626 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1934 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,100.00 ft, referenced to National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Apr. 16, 1963, and June 13, 1964, to Mar. 31, 1965, water-stage recorder at site 1.2 mi upstream at different elevation. Apr. 1, 1965, to July 31, 1966, water-stage recorder at site 1,300 ft downstream at present elevation. Bureau of Reclamation satellite telemeter is located at the station.
REMARKS -
10-01-2017 to 09-30-2018: records are fair, except for estimated discharges which are poor.
10-01-2016 to 09-30-2017: records are fair.
10-01-2015 to 09-30-2016: records are fair. 
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015: records are fair.  
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are fair. 

Figures of discharge and summary statistics given herein are the sum of river flow and flow of Bighorn 
Canal. Some regulation occurs by 14 reservoirs in Wyoming with combined capacity of 1,400,000 acre-ft 
and complete regulation by Bighorn Lake (06286400) beginning Nov. 3, 1965. Diversions for irrigation 
include about 375,000 acres upstream from station. 
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2012 to present.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2012 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water temperature recorder was installed September 19, 2012.
REMARKS -
WATER TEMPERATURE
10-01-2015 to 09-30-2016: records are good. 
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015: records are good.  
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good.  
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 19.7°C, July 31, 2017; minimum, 1.3°C, Mar. 11, 2018.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - WATER TEMPERATURE:  Maximum, 18.4°C, Sep. 21;  minimum, 1.3°C, Mar. 11.