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Water-Year Summary for Site 06433000

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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 44°40'02", long 103°50'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.11, T.8 N., R.2 E., Butte County, SD, Hydrologic Unit 10120203, on right bank near downstream end of bridge on old U.S. Highway 212 in Belle Fourche, 0.5 mi upstream from Hay Creek, and 0.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 927 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1389: 1954 (maximum gage height only). WDR SD-10-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1945 to current year. Daily discharges for October 1946 estimated; yearly discharge published in WSP 1309 does not include October. Prior to October 1960, published as Redwater Creek above Belle Fourche.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 3,008.75 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Dec. 13, 1946, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
REMARKS - Accuracy of records for water years prior to 2014 are noted in the individual Annual Data Reports for those water years. For water years 2014 onward, records good except for Jun. 18 to Aug, 22, 2019 and estimated discharges, which are poor, unless otherwise noted. Diversions for irrigation of about 13,000 acres upstream from station. Satellite data-collection platform at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 16,400 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 6,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, June 16, 1962, gage height, 11.69 ft; minimum daily discharge, 0.00 ft³/s, May 1, 1981, no flow at times in 1960, 1968-69, 1981-82, and 1988.