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USGS Daily Statistics for the Nation

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USGS 06438000 BELLE FOURCHE RIVER NEAR ELM SPRINGS,SD


Meade County, South Dakota
Hydrologic Unit Code 10120202
Latitude  44°22'12.01", Longitude 102°33'57.89" NAD27
Drainage area 7,004  square miles
Contributing drainage area 6,997  square miles
Gage datum 2,168.80 feet above NAVD88
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00060, Discharge, cubic feet per second,
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Mean of daily mean values for each day for water year of record in, ft3/s   (Calculation Period 1953-10-01 -> 2021-09-30)

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 73 99 267 422 561 892 461 300 267 178 95 89
2 71 112 260 398 562 793 459 290 264 205 99 88
3 70 122 277 391 527 785 411 292 277 204 101 82
4 71 127 321 400 508 735 406 288 273 208 102 80
5 72 120 324 422 538 789 434 292 269 196 102 77
6 76 115 350 455 589 1,180 427 294 271 177 99 73
7 72 116 324 438 768 1,190 421 275 276 162 97 74
8 71 135 364 489 991 1,280 388 277 270 155 95 75
9 72 219 359 584 1,480 1,160 360 281 261 164 94 75
10 72 188 402 552 1,420 974 324 305 253 284 95 75
11 74 180 557 550 1,280 964 312 319 246 320 97 73
12 74 194 592 738 1,160 901 313 301 243 493 93 73
13 75 198 674 842 1,100 887 316 288 245 281 94 88
14 80 263 751 822 1,030 860 383 280 240 213 98 94
15 82 258 743 820 968 1,250 325 286 243 308 104 83
16 80 270 717 828 931 1,550 320 284 238 231 114 80
17 79 299 706 753 909 1,290 320 272 235 309 110 76
18 79 275 698 741 765 957 326 274 230 324 105 75
19 78 277 782 774 715 1,230 424 279 223 178 106 73
20 76 277 850 676 906 1,170 413 288 222 135 101 70
21 76 294 804 696 1,420 1,060 436 288 220 117 96 68
22 76 279 846 684 1,690 888 434 284 219 115 95 66
23 77 234 810 649 1,650 723 393 310 213 116 97 68
24 76 217 691 643 1,700 662 365 327 206 107 99 70
25 78 209 607 620 2,020 691 370 303 206 103 99 74
26 80 215 557 550 1,600 705 391 285 314 99 97 76
27 82 279 536 602 1,520 601 411 275 240 96 92 75
28 83 248 528 586 1,590 580 387 273 202 94 87 76
29 86 326 494 641 1,620 477 359 272 185 91 87 73
30 91   464 594 1,290 430 334 268 179 94 89 73
31 93   525   1,130   312 270   95   72