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Water-Year Summary for Site 06485500

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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean) [(2)]  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06485500 BIG SIOUX RIVER AT AKRON, IA
LOCATION - Lat 42°50'15.1", long 96°33'41.8" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.30, T.93 N., R.48 W., Plymouth County, IA, Hydrologic Unit 10170203, on left bank 15 ft downstream from Iowa Highway 403 bridge, 0.5 mi northwest of Akron, and 2.9 mi upstream from Union Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,879 mi² of which 884 mi² probably is noncontributing. documented runoff occurred during Water Years 1994-2002 for 213 mi² of the usually noncontributing area.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1309: 1929(M), 1931-33(M), 1936(M), 1938(M), 1940(M). WDR SD-10-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1928 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.  Datum of gage is 1,119.53 ft above NAVD88.  Prior to conversion to NAVD88, datum was published as 1,118.90 ft above NGVD29.  Prior to Dec. 3, 1934, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.5 mi downstream at datum of 1,118.90 ft above NGVD29.  From Dec. 3, 1934, to Oct. 31, 1985, water-stage recorder at site 0.6 mi downstream at datum of 1,118.90 ft above NGVD29.
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 those for June 23, 2014 to Aug. 19, 2014, which are fair and those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Satellite data-collection platform at station.