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Water-Year Summary for Site 06324000

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UPDATED July 25, 2022: Funding has been provided to continue operating the following stations through the end of this water year, but they are scheduled to be discontinued on September 30, 2022 if alternative funding can not be secured:
  • 06278300 Shell Creek above Shell Creek Reservoir
  • 06280300 South Fork Shosone River near Valley, WY
The following stations are part of a short-term project and are scheduled to be discontinued on September 30, 2022 if alternative funding can not be secured.
  • 13012465 Liedy Creek at mouth, near Moran, WY
  • 13012475 South Fork Spread Creek at mouth, near Moran, WY

Please contact the Wyoming-Montana Science Center for more information.

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
90856 SAR, w, regression(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
06324000 CLEAR CREEK NEAR ARVADA, WY
LOCATION - Lat 44°52'18", long 106°04'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.36, T.57 N., R.77 W., Sheridan County, WY, Hydrologic Unit 10090206, on right bank 600 ft downstream from Cabin Creek, 1.8 mi upstream from mouth, and 16 mi north of Arvada.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,110 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1309: 1928 (M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1915 to April 1919 and April 1928 to May 1929 (no winter records), September 1939 to September 1982, January 2003 to June 30, 2016 (discontinued).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 3,506.51 ft above NGVD of 1929. July 21, 1915 to April 30, 1919, nonrecording gage at same site at different datum. April 15, 1928 to May 26, 1929, nonrecording gage at site 0.2 mi upstream from station at different datum. September 13, 1939 to January 14, 1951, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. U.S. Geological Survey data collection platform with satellite telemetry at station.
REMARKS -
10-27-2015 to 06-30-2016: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2014 to 10-26-2015: records are good, except estimated records are poor.
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014: records are good, except estimated records are poor.

Some regulation by Cloud Peak Reservoir, capacity, 3,570 acre-ft, Willow Park Reservoir, capacity, 
4,457 acre-ft, Kearny Lake, capacity, 6,324 acre-ft, Healy Reservoir, capacity, 5,140 acre-ft, and 
Lake De Smet, capacity, 234,987 acre-ft. Diversions for irrigation upstream from station. Diversion 
to Kendrick Canal about 4.5 mi upstream from station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak flow on basis of indirect slope-area measurement.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1949-54, 1967-92, October 2000 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: April 2003 to July 2016 (discontinued) (seasonal, except 2006).
WATER TEMPERATURE: April 2003 to July 2016 (discontinued) (seasonal, except 2006).
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor for specific conductance and water temperature.
REMARKS -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE
11-28-2015 to 12-22-2016: records are excellent, except records from Apr. 22-26, Apr. 29 to May 4, and June 20-22 are good; records from May 5-8 are fair; and from May 9-21 are poor.

10-01-2014 to 11-06-2014 and 03-30-2015 to 11-27-2015:  records are excellent, except records from
Apr. 16-24 and Aug. 12 are good; records from Apr. 25, 26 are fair; and records from Apr. 27 to May 3 
are poor.  

10-01-2013 to 11-07-2013 and 03-25-2014 to 09-30-2014: records are excellent, except records from 
Oct. 16-29, Apr. 16-24, May 6-8, July 8, 9, Aug. 6-13, and Sept. 11-16 are good; records from 
May 9, 10 are fair; and records from May 11-16 are poor. 

WATER TEMPERATURE
11-28-2015 to 12-22-2016:  records are excellent.

10-01-2014 to 11-06-2014 and 03-30-2015 to 11-27-2015: records are excellent, except records from 
Apr. 12-16 and Apr. 30 to May 6 are good; and records from Apr. 17-21 are fair.

10-01-2013 to 11-07-2013 and 03-25-2014 to 09-30-2014: records are excellent. 

Water-temperature records represent water temperature at sensor within 0.2°C. Maximum and minimum 
recorded values in the EXTREMES paragraphs may have occurred during days of partial record and may 
not appear in the daily values tables. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 2,120 microsiemens per centimeter at 25°C (uS/cm), August 16, 
2006; minimum recorded, 146 uS/cm, July 3, 2011.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 33.8°C, July 19, 2003; minimum recorded, 0.0°C, March 29, 30, 
2007, October 12, 2010, November 7, 8, 2012, November 13, 2015.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 1,210 uS/cm, August 25; minimum recorded, 261154 uS/cm, June 1. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 30.3°C, July 24; minimum recorded, 1.7°C, November 6.