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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 

GEORGE OTIS SMITH, Director 



Wathb-Supply Papisi 306 



SURFACE WATER SUPPLY OF THE 
UNITED STATES 

1911 

Part VL MISSOURI RIVER BASIN 

ntBPABBD Tnn>HR THB DZRBCTION' OF M. O. liBIOHTON 

BT 

W. A. LAMB, W. B. FREEMAN, and 
RAYMOND RICHARDS 



WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
1914 



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CONTENTS. 

Page. 

Authorization of work 9 

Publications 10 

Definition of terms 12 

Convenient equivalents 13 

Explanation of data 14 

Accuracy and reliability of field data and comparative results 16 

Cooperation and assistance 17 

DiviBion of work 18 

Appropriation of water 19 

Variations in State water laws 19 

Constitutional provisions 19 

Colorado 19 

Wyoming 20 

Montana 21 

North Dakota 21 

South Dakota 21 

Nebraska 21 

Administzation of water laws 21 

Colorado 21 

Wyoming 22 

Montana 22 

North Dakota 22 

Nebraska 23 

Irrigation districts 23 

The Carey Act 23 

Gaging station records 25 

Missouri River proper 25 

Red Rock River above Red Rock reservoir, near Alonida, Mont 25 

Red Rock River below Red Rock reservoir, near.Monida, Mont 26 

Red Rock River at Lima, Mont 28 

Beaverhead River at Barratts, Mont 30 

Jefferson River near Silverstar, Mont 32 

MisBOiud River near Toston, Mont 34 

Missouri River at Cascade, Mont 36 

Missouri River at Fort Benton, Mont 38 

Tributary basins 38 

Bighole River basin 38 

Bighole River near Dewey, Mont 38 

Ruby River basin 40 

Ruby River near Alder, Mont 40 

Pipestone Creek basin 42 

Pipestone Creek near Whitehall, Mont 42 

White tail Creek basin 44 

Whitetail Creek near Whitehall, Mont 44 

Little Whitetail Creek near Whitehall, Mont 45 

Gallatin River basin : 46 

West Gallatin River near Salesville, Mont 46 

Deep Creek basin 48 

Deep Creek near Townsend, Mont : . . . 4S 

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4 CONTENTS. 

Gaging station records— Continued. 

Tributary basins — Continued. Paga. 

Prickly Pear Creek basin 50 

Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy, Mont 50 

Prickly Pear Creek at East Helena, Mont 51 

Lump Gulch Creek near Clancy, Mont 53 

Temnile Creek near Helena, Mont 55 

Sevenmile Creek at Birdseye, Mont 58 

Little Prickly Pear Creek basin 60 

Little Prickly Pear Creek near Marysville, Mont 60 

Little Prickly Pear Creek near Canyon Creek, Mont 62 

Deadman Creek near Marysville, Mont 64 

Lost Horse Creek near Marysville, Mont 65 

Marsh Creek near Marysville, Mont 66 

Dearborn River basin 67 

Dearborn River near Clemons, Mpnt 67 

Falls Creek near Clemons, Mont 7q 

Sun River basin 71 

North Fork of Sun River near Augusta, Mont 71 

Sun River at Sun River, Mont 74 

Willow Creek near Augusta, Mont 75 

South Fork of Sun River at Augusta, Mont 77 

Ford Creek near Augusta, Mont 79 

Smith Creek near Augusta, Mont 81 

Marias River basin 83 

Marias River near Shelby, Mont 83 

Two Medicine River at Family, Mont 85 

Badger Creek near Family, Mont 87 

Cutbank Creek at Cutbank, Mont 89 

Birch Creek near Dupuyer, Mont 91 

Dupuyer Creek at Dupuyer, Mont 93 

Dry Fork of Marias River near Valier, Mont 95 

Teton River at Strabane, Mont 97 

Deep Creek near Choteau, Mont 100 

Musselshell River basin 102 

North Fork of Musselshell River near Delpine, Mont 102 

North Fork of Musselshell River near Martinsdale, Mont 104 

Musselshell River at Harlowton, Mont 106 

Checkerboard Creek near Delpine, Mont 108 

South Fork of Musselshell River near Martinsdale, Mont 110 

American Fork near Harlowton, Mont 112 

Lebo Creek near Harlowton, Mont 114 

Flatwillow Creek near Flatwillow, Mont 116 

Milk River basin 117 

South Fork of Milk River near Browning, Mont 1 17 

Milk River at Havre, Mont 120 

Milk River at Malta, Mont 122 

Milk River near Hinsdale, Mont 124 

North Fork of Milk River, Browning, Mont 126 

North Fork of Milk River near Chinook, Mont 127 

Beaver Creek near Saco, Mont • 129 

Beaver Creek overflow near Bowdoin, Mont 131 

Porcupine Creek at Nashua, Mont 132 

Private canals in Milk River valley 134 

General features 134 

Paradise Valley canal near Chinook, Mont 134 



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CONTENTS. 5 

Gaging station records — Continued. 
Tributary basins — Continued. 

Milk River basin — Continued. 

Private canals in Milk River valley — Continued. Page. 

Cook canal near Chinook, Mont 136 

Matheson canal near Chinook, Mont 137 

Harlem canal near Zurich, Mont 138 

Agency ditch near Harlem, Mont 140 

Fort Belknap canal near Chinook, Mont 141 

Little Porcupine Creek basin 143 

Little Porcupine Creek near Frazer, Mont 143 

Wolf Creek basin 144 

Wolf Creek at Wolf Point, Mont. 144 

Poplar Creek basin 146 

Poplar Creek near Poplar, Mont 146 

Big Muddy Creek, near Culbertson, Mont 148 

Yellowstone River basin 150 

Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, Mont 150 

Yellowstone River at Huntley, Mont 152 

Yellowstone River at Lower Yellowstone dam, at Intake, Mont. . 154 

North Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont 157 

South Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont 159 

Boulder River near Contact, Mont 161 

West Fork of Boulder River at McLeod, Mont 1 63 

SweetgraBs Creek above Melville, Mont 165 

SweetgraBs Creek below Melville, Mont ' 166 

Stillwater River near Nye, Mont 168 

Stillwater River near Absarokee, Mont 168 

Woodbine Creek near Nye, Mont 170 

Rosebud Creek at Absarokee, Mont 170 

Clark Fork at Fromberg, Mont 172 

Pryor Creek near Pryor, Mont 174 

Pryor Creek near Cobum, Mont 174 

Pryor Creek at Huntley, Mont 175 

Wind River at Dubois, Wyo 177 

Wind River at Riverton, Wyo 178 

Bighorn River at Thermopolis, Wyo 180 

Bighorn River near Hardin, Mont 182 

Warm Springs Creek near Dubois, Wyo 184 

Horee Creek at Dubois, Wyo 185 

Little Wind River above Arapahoe, Wyo 187 

Little Wind River below Arapahoe, Wyo 189 

Popo Agie River near Lander, Wyo 190 

Little Popo Agie River at Hudson, Wyo 191 

Owl Creek near Thermopolis, Wyo 192 

No Wood River at Bonanza, Wyo 195 

Tensleep Creek near Tensleep, Wyo 197 

Paint Rock Creek near Hyatt\dlle, Wyo 199 

Paint Rock Creek near Bonanza, Wyo 199 

GreybuU River near Meeteetse, Wyo 201 

Wood River near Meeteetse, Wyo 204 

Little Bighorn River, near Wyola, Mont 206 

Little Bighorn River near Crow Agency, Mont 207 

Shoshone River at Corbett Dam, Wyo 207 

Soap Greek near St. Xavier, Mont 210 



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6 CONTENTS. 

Gaging station records — Continued. 
Tributary basins — Continued. 

Yellowstone River basin — Continued. Page. 

Rottengraas Creek near St. Xavier, Mont 210 

Lodgegrasfl Creek near Lodgegrass, Mont 211 

Tongue River basin 211 

Tongue River near Dayton, Wyo 211 

Tongue River at Cameyville, Wyo 212 

Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo 213 

Little Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo 215 

Powder River basin 217 

South Fork of Powder River near Kaycee, Wyo 217 

Middle Fork of Powder River at Kaycee, Wyo 217 

North Fork of Powder River near Kaycee, Wyo 219 

Clear Creek near Buffalo, Wyo 220 

Clear Creek at Buffalo, Wyo 221 

Piney Creek at Kearney, Wyo 222 

Little Missouri River basin 224 

Little Missouri River near Alzada, Mont 224 

Knife River basin 224 

Knife River near Broncho, N. Dak 224 

Heart River basin 227 

Heart River near Richardton, N. Dak 227 

Cannonball River basin 228 

Cannonball River near Stevenson, N. Dak 228 

Grand River basin 230 

North Branch of Grand River at Haley, N. Dak 230 

Grand River near Wakpala, S . Dak 230 

White River basin 231 

White River near Interior, S. Dak 231 

W^hite River at Weetover, S. Dak 232 

Niobrara River basin 232 

Niobrara River at Niobrara, Nebr 232 

Big Sioux River basin 233 

Rock River at Luveme, Minn 233 

Platte River basin 235 

North Platte River at Saratoga, Wyo 235 

North Platte River at Pathfinder, Wyo 237 

North Platte River and Interstate canal at W^halen, Wyo 240 

North Platte River near Mitchell, Nebr 243 

North Platte River at North Platce, Nebr 245 

Platte River near Columbus, Nebr 247 

Platte River near Leshara, Nebr 248 

Big Creek near Downington, Wyo 250 

Mullen Creek near French, Wyo 250 

French Creek near French, Wyo 251 

Brush Creek near Saratoga, Wyo 253 

Encampment River at Encampment, Wyo 254 

Cow Creek near Saratoga, Wyo 256 

Spring Creek near Saratoga, Wyo 258 

Jack Creek near Saratoga, Wyo 260 

Pass Creek near Walcott, Wyo 262 

Medicine Bow River near Medicine Bow, Wyo 263 

Rock Creek near Arlington, Wyo 264 

Hock Creek near Rock River, Wyo 266 



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CONTENTS. 7 

Gaging station records — Continued. 
Tributary basins — Continued. 

Platte River basin — Continued. Page. 

Boxelder Creek near Careyhurst, Wyo 268 

Laramie River at Glendevey, Colo 269 

Laramie River near Jelm, Wyo 271 

Laramie River at Woods Landing, W^o 274 

Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo 276 

Little Laramie River near Filmore, Wyo 277 

Little Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo 278 

North Laramie River at Uva, Wyo 279 

Chugwater Creek at Chugwater, Wyo 280 

Horse Creek near Little Horse Creek, Wyo 281 

Horse Creek near Lagrange, Wyo 282 

Middle Fork of South Platte River at Fairplay, Colo 283 

South Fork of South Platte River at Lake George, Colo 284 

South Fork of South Platte River at South Platte, Colo 286 

South Platte River at South Platte, Colo 288 

South Platte River at Denver, Colo 292 

South Platte River near Kersey, Colo 294 

South Platte River at Julesbuig, Colo 297 

Tarryall Creek near Como, Colo 299 

Tarryall Creek near Jefiferson, Colo 300 

Tarryall Creek near Hayman, Colo 301 

Jefferson Creek at Jefferson, Colo 308 

Michigan Creek near Jefferson, Colo 304 

North Fork of South Platte River at Grant, Colo 305 

North Fork of South Platte River at Cassells, Colo 306 

Geneva Creek above Jackwhacker Creek, near Grant, Colo 309 

Geneva Creek at Old Geneva smelter, near Grant, Colo 309 

Geneva Creek at Sullivan's ranch, near Grant, Colo 310 

Geneva Creek at Grant, Colo 312 

Smelter Creek near Grant, Colo 313 

Duck Lake Creek near Grant, Colo 313 

Scott Gomer Creek near Grant, Colo 314 

Clear Creek at Idaho Springs, Colo 316 

aear Creek at Forkscreek, Colo 318 

St. Vrain Creek at Lyons, Colo 319 

Boulder Creek at Orodell, Colo 321 

South Boulder Creek near Rollinsville, Colo 324 

South Boulder Creek at Eldorado Springs, Colo 326 

Big Thompson Creek near Arkins, Colo 327 

Cache la Poudre River near Elkhom, Colo 329 

Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins, Colo 332 

Cache la Poudre River at mouth of canyon near Fort Collins, 

Colo 334 

Loup River at Columbus, Nebr 336 

Elkhom River at Waterloo, Nebr 338 

Kansas River basin 339 

Republican River at Bostwick, Nebr 339 

Big Blue River at Beatrice, Nebr 342 

Little Blue River near Fairbury, Nebr 344 

liGBcellaneous measurements 346 

Index 361 



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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Page. 

Plate I. Map of United States ehowing mean annual precipitation 14 

II. Map of United States showing mean annual run-off 14. 

III. Typical gaging stations: A, Cable station with automatic gage; B, 

Station for bridge measurements 16 

IV. Small Price current meters 17 

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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY OF THE MISSOURI RIVER 

BASIN, 1911. 



By W. A. Lamb, W. B. Freeman, and Raymond Richards. 



AUTHOBITY FOR THE WOBK. 

This Yolume is Part VI of a series of 12 reports presenting results 

of measurements of flow made on certain streams in the United States 

during the calendar year 1911. The reports are listed in the following 

table: 

Papers on turface water tupply of the United State$, 1911. 

Tiue. 



Part,* 


No. 


I 


aoi 


U 


302 


m 


308 


IV 


304 


V 


306 


VI 


308 


vn 


307 


vin 


306 


IX 


300 


X 


310 


XI 


811 


XII 


312 



Nortli Attaatio c 

South Atlaatlo coast and eastern Gulf of Mexico. 

Ohio Rlv«r bastn. 

St. Lawrence River basin. 

Umier Miasissti^i RiT« and Hud«>n Bay baalna. 

liiraoari River basin. 

Lower Mississippi River basin. 

Western Golf ol Mexioo. 

Colorado River basin. 

Great Basin. 

Padflc coast in Califomia. 

North Pacific coast. 



• For the purpose of uniftxrmity in the presentation of reports, a general plan has been anead upon by the 
United States Reclamation Service, the united States Forest Service, the United StatesWeather Bureau, 
sod the United States Geological Survey, according to which the area of the United States has been divided 
into 12 parts, whose boundaries coincide with natural drainage lines indica t ed by the parts of the report. 

Ite data presented in these reports were collected by the United 
States Geological Survey xmder authority implied in the organic law 
(20 Stat. L., p. 394), which contains the following paragraph: 

Provided, That this officer [the Director] shall have the direction of the geological 
survey and the classification of public lands and examination of the geological struc- 
ture, mineral resources, and products of the national domain. 

The work was begun in 1888 in connection with special studies of 
water supply for irrigation. 

Since the fiscal year ending Jxme 30, 1895, successive sundry civil 
bills passed by Congress have carried the following item and appro- 
priations: 

For gaging the streams and determining the water supply of the United States and 
for the investigation of imdeiground currents and artesian wells and for the prepara- 
tion of reports upon the hest methods of utilizing the water resources. 
Annual appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30— 

1896 $12,500 

1896 20,000 

1897 to 1900, inclusive 50,000 

1901 to 1902, incluave 100,000 

1903 to 1906, inclusive 200,000 

1907 150,000 

1908 to 1910, inclusive 100, 000 

19U to 1913, inclusive 160,000 





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SURFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



In the execution of the work many private and State organizations 
have cooperated. Acknowledgments for such cooperation are made 
on pages 13-14, and also in connection with the description of each 
station affected by the cooperative work. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

Measurements of stream flow have been made at nearly 2,000 
points in the United States, and also at many points in small areas 
in Seward Peninsula and the Yukon-Tanana region, Alaska, and in 
the Hawaiian Islands. During 1911 gaging stations were maintained 
by the Survey and the cooperating organizations at about 1,500 points 
in the United States, and many discharge measurements were made 
at other points. In connection with this work data were also col- 
lected in regard to precipitation, evaporation, storage reservoirs, 
river profiles, and water power in many sections of the country, 
and will be made available in the regular surface water supply papers 
from time to time. A complete Ust of the gaging stations maintained 
by the Survey to and including 1910, and a list of the papers relating 
to the water supply of the country, have been pubUshed by the Survey 
as Water-supply Paper 280. An index to the reports containing 
stream-flow measurements prior to 1904 has been published as Water- 
Supply Paper 119. 

For each calendar year there has been prepared a report embody- 
ing the stream-flow data collected during that year, which has been 
published either as a part of the Annual Report of the Director, as a 
bulletin, or as a water-supply paper, as shown by the following table: 

Streamrflow data in reports of the United States Geological Survey, 
[A-Annual Report; B-Bunetin; W8-Water-Supply Paper.) 



Report. 



Character of data. 



Year. 



10th A, pt. 2. 
UthA,pt.2. 

12th A, pt. 2. 

13th A, pt. 3. 

14th A, pt. 2. 



B131 

16th A, pt. 2. 
B140...: 



Descriptive information only. , 
Monthly discharge 



.do. 



WSll 

18th A, pt. 4. 

WS15 



WS 16.. 



19th A, pt. 4. 
W8 27 



Mean discharge in second-feet 

Monthly discharge (long-time records, 1871 to 1893) 

Descriptions^ measurements, gage heights, and rating 

Descriptive information only 

Descriptions, measurements, gage heights, ratings, and monthly 

discharge (also many data covering earlier years). 

Qage heights (also gage heights for earlier years) 

Descriptions, mesuremente, ratings, and monthly discharge 

(also similar data for some earlier years). 
Descriptions, measurements, and gage heiehts, eastern United 

States, eastern Mississippi River, and Missouri River above 

junction with Kansas. 
Descriptions, measurements, and gage heights, western Missis- 
sippi River below Junction of Missouri and Platte, and western 

United States. 
Descriptions, measurements, ratings, and monthly discharge 

(also some long-time records). 
Measurements, ratings, and gage heights, eastern United States, 

eastern Mississippi Itlver, and Missouri River. 



1884 to Sept., 

1890. 
1884 to June 30, 

1891. 
1884 to Dec. 31, 

1892. 
1888 to Dec. 31, 

1893. 
1893 and 1894. 

1895. 

1896. 

1895 and 1896. 

1897. 

1897. 

1897. 
1898. 



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Streamrflow data in reports of the United States Geological Survey — Continued. 



Report. 



CbanMsterofdata. 



Year. 



wsas. 

2001 A, pL 4.. 

w885toae... 

21stA.pt 4... 
W84/tOS2... 
2adA.pt. 4... 

WSftS,^ 

WS75 

WS82to85... 
WS97tol00.. 
WS 124 to 135. 
WS 165 to 178. 
TV8a01to214. 
W8 241 to 253. 
lVS261to272. 
^^^8 28110 292. 
^W^S301to312. 



MeBsaremflnts, rathics, and gage lulgfatB, ArkaiiBaa River and 
westwn United States. 



Monthly discharge (alM for many eaiUff yeaia).. 

Dascriptionsy measorements, gage helghtfl^ and ratiDgs., 

IContoiy discharge 

Descriptions^ measorements, gage heights, and ratings.. 

IContmy discharge 

Descriptions, measurements, gage heights, and ratings.. 

Monthly discharge 

Complete data 



.do. 
.do. 



Complete data, except descriptions. , 
Complete data 



.do. 
.do. 



1898. 

1808. 

1809. 

1890. 

1900. 

1900. 

1901. 

1901. 

1902. 

1903. 

1904. 

1905. 

1906. 

1907-8. 

1909. 

1910. 

1911. 



XoTK.— No data regarding stream flow are given in the 15th and 17th annual reports. 

The table which follows gives, by years and drainage basins, the 
numbers of the papers on surface water supply published from 1899 
to 1911. The data for any particular station will be found in the 
reports covering the years during which the station was maintained. 
For example, data for Machias River at Whitneyville, Me., 1903 to 
1911, are published b Water-Supply Papers 97, 124, 165, 201, 241, 
261, 281, and .301, which contain records for the New England 
streams from 1903 to 1911. 



Numbers of water-supply papers containing results of stream measurements ^ 1899-1911, 



1899 a 



1900 » 



1901 



1902 



1903 



1904 



North AtlanUc Coast (St. John 
River to York Riyer) 

Soaih Atlantic Coast and East- 
cm Onlf of Mexico (James 
River to the Mississippi) 

Ohio River Basin 

St. Lawrence River and Great 
Lakes 

Hudson Bay and Upper Missis- 
sippi River 

Missouri River 

Ijomv Mississippi River 

Western Gulf oiMexioo 

rolonido River 

Oreat Basin 

Pacifle Coast in California 

North Padflc Coast 



36 



9 35,30 
30 



36 

* 36,37 

37 
87 

• 87,38 
38,o39 
38,ff39 



47, e48 



48 
48,ft40 



40 
9,/50 
50 
50 
50 
51 
51 
51 



65,75 



65,75 
65,75 

65,75 

y65,66,75 
66,75 

/66,66,75 
66,75 
66,75 
66,75 
66,75 
66,75 



982,83 



4 82,83 

y 83,85 

84 

y83,84 

84 
85 
85 

85 
85 



97 



9 97,98 
• 98 

97 

/98,99,100 
99 
/98,99 
99 
100 
100 
100 
100 



tf 124, « 125,/ 120 



/ 128, 127 
128 

120 

y 128, 130 
130, m 131 

y 128, 131 
132 
133 

133, P 134 
134 
135 



a Rating tables and Index to Water-Supply Papers 35^39 continued in Wato'-Supply Paper 39. 
f» Rating tables and index to Water-Supply Papers 47-^2 and data on predpitatfon, wells, and irrigation 
in California and Utah contained in Water-Suppjy Paper 52. 
c Wissahickon and SchuyUdll rivers to James River. 
d New England rivers omy. 
< Hudson River to Delaware River, Inclusive. 
/ Susqnabanna River to Yadkin River, indndve. 
g James River only. 
h Scioto River. 

i Lake Ontario and tributaries to St. LawrsDoe River proper, 
y Trfbutsries of Mississippi from east. 

* Gallatin River. 

i Loup and Platte rivers near Cohimbas, Nebr., and an trfbataries below Junction with Platte. 

m Platte and Kansas rivers. 

s Green and Gunnison riven and Oxaad River above Junotion with Gunnison. 

• Mohave River only. 

9 Great Basin In Cafitenia, oiosptinf Trookee and Carson drainage bailiia. 
ff XIngi nd Kara riws and aooth Ffldflo coast drainage baiias. 



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Numbers of vxiter-supply papers corUaining results of stream measurements^ 1899^1911 — 

Continued. 





1905 


1906 


1907-8 . 


1909 


1910 


1911 


North Atlantic ooast (St John 
River to York River) 

South Atlantio Coast and East- 
em Qulf of Mexico (James 
River to the Mississippi) 

Ohio River Basin .... . .; 


• 165,* 166, « 167 

e 167,168 
169 

170 

171 

172 
d 169, 173 

174 
175, « 177 
176,/ 177 

177 
^177,178 


«201,b202,«203 

e 208,204 
205 

206 

207 
208 

<l 205, 200 
210 
211 

212,/ 213 
213 
214 


241 

243 

24S 

244 

245 
246 
247 
948 
949 
250,/ 251 
251 
252 


261 

282 
263 

264 

265 
266 
267 
268 
260 
270, /271 
271 
272 


281 

282 
283 

284 

286 
286 
287 
288 
289 
290 
291 
292 


301 

302 
903 


St. Lawrence River and Great 
Lakes 


304 


Hudson Bay and upper Missis- 
sippi River 


305 


MiMourl River 


306 


Lower Mississippi River 


307 


Western QuUdTMexico 


308 


Colorado River 


300 


Great Basin. 


310 


Paciflo ooast in CaUfomia 

North Padflc ooast 


311 
312 







A New England rivers only. 

b Hudson river to Delaware River, inclusive. 

e Susquehanna River to Yadkin Riveri inclusive. 

d Tributaries of Mississippi from east. 

« Below Junction with GHla. 

/ Great Basin in Califoniia, excepting Traokee and Carson dainage basins. 

Rogue, Umpqua, and Siletx rivers only. 

DEFINITION OF TERMS. 

The volume of water flowing in a stream — the "run-off" or "dis- 
charge'' — ^13 expressed in various terms, each of which has become 
associated with a certain class of work. These terms may be divided 
into two groups — (1) those which represent a rate of flow, as second- 
feet, gallons per minute, miner's inches, and discharge in second-feet 
per square mile, and (2) those which represent the actual quantity of 
water, as run-off in depth in inches and acre-feet. "The units used in 
this series of reports are second-feet, second-feet per square mile, run- 
off depth in inches and acre-feet. They may be defined as follows: 

"Second-foot" is an abbreviation for cubic foot per second and is 
the unit for the rate of discharge of water flowing in a stream 1 foot 
wide, 1 foot deep, at a rate of 1 foot per second. It is generally used 
as a fundamental unit from which others are computed by the use of 
the factors given in the following table of equivalents. 

'* Second-feet per square mile" is the average number of cubic feet 
of water flowing per second from each square mile of area drained, on 
the assumption that the run-off is distributed uniformly both as 
regards time and area. 

'* Run-off, depth in inches," is the depth to which the drainage area 
would be covered if all the water flowing from it in a given period 
were conserved and uniformly distributed on the surface. It is used 
for comparing run-off with rainfall, which is usually expressed in 
depth in inches. 

An ' ' acre-foot " is equivalent to 43,560 cubic feet Mid is the quantity 
required to cover an acre to the depth of 1 foot. The term is com- 
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CONVENIENT BQIJIVAIJE3NTS. 

The f oUowiDg is a list of convement equivalents for use in hydraulic 
computations: 

Table for converting discharge in tecond-feei per tquare miU into rtavoff in depth in 

inehes over Oie area. 



Biscfaarge in aeoond-feet per square mile. 


• 


Runoff in inches. 




Iday. 


28 days. 


29 days. 


aodays. 


31 days. 


, 


0.03719 
.07438 
.11157 
. 14870 
. 18593 
.22314 
.26033 
.29752 
.33471 


1.041 
2.083 
3.124 
4.106 
6.207 
6.248 
7.289 
8.331 
0.372 


1.079 
2.157 
3.2S8 
4.314 
5.393 
6.471 
7.550 
8.628 
9.707 


1.110 
2.231 
8.347 
4.463 
6.578 
6.094 
7.810 
8.926 
10.041 


1.153 


2 


2.306 


3 


3.459 


4 


4.612 


5 


6.764 


6 . 


6.917 




8.070 


8 . 


9.223 


9 


10.376 







Non.— For partial month multiply the values for one day by the number of days. 

Table for converting discharge in second-feet into run-off in acre-feet. 



DiMharge in second-feet. 




Run-off in acre-feet. 




Iday. 


28 days. 


29 days. 


aodays. 


31 days. 


1 


1.983 
3.967 
6.950 
7.934 
9.917 
11.90 
13.88 
16.87 
17.85 


55.54 
111.1 
166.6 
222.1 
277.7 
333.2 
388.8 
444.3 
499.8 


57.52 
115.0 
172.6 
230.1 
287.6 
345.1 
402.6 
460.2 
517.7 


69.50 
119.0 
178.5 
238.0 
297.5 
857.0 
416. 5 
47«0 
53.5.0 


61.49 


2 


123.0 


3 


184.5 


4 


246.0 


5 


307.4 


6 


868.9 




430.4 


S 


491.9 


9 


663.4 







>'0TE.— For partial month multiply the values for one day by the number of days. 

1 second-foot equals 40 California miner's inches (law of March 23, 1901). 
1 aecond-foot equals 38.4 Colorado miner's inches. 
1 second-foot equals 40 Arizona miner's inches. 

1 second-foot equals 7.48 United States gallons per second; equals 448.8 gallons per 
minute; equals 646,317 gallons for one day. 
1 second-foot for one year covers 1 square mile 1.131 feet or 13.572 inches deep. 
1 aecond-foot for one year equals 31,536,000 cubic feet. 
1 second-foot equals about 1 acre-inch per hour. 
1 second-foot for one day equals 86,400 cubic feet. 

1 ,000,000,000 (1 United States billion) cubic feet equals 11,570 second-feet for 1 day. 
1,000,000,000 cubic feet equals 414 second-feet for one 28-day month. 
1,000,000,000 cubic feet equals 399 second-feet for one 29-day month. 
1,000,000,000 cubic feet equals 386 second-feet for one 30-day month. 
1,000,000,000 cubic feet equals 373 second-feet for one 31-day month. 
100 Califomia miner's inches equals 18.7 United States gallons per second. 
100 Califomia miner's inches for one day equals 4.96 acre-feet. 
100 Colorado miner's inches equals 2.60 second-feet. 
100 Colorado miner's inches equals 19.5 United States gallons per second. 
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100 United States gallons per minute equals 0.223 second-foot. 

100 United States gallons per minute for one day equals 0.442 acre-foot. 

1,000,000 United States gallons per day equals 1.55 second-feet. 

1,000,000 United States gallons equals 3.07 acre-feet. 

1,000,000 cubic feet equals 22.95 acre-feet. 

1 acre-foot equals 325,850 gallons. 

1 inch deep on 1 square mile equals 2,323,200 cubic feet. 

1 inch deep on 1 square mile equals 0.0737 second-foot per year. 

1 foot equals 0.3048 meter. 

1 mile equals 1.60935 kilometers. 

1 mile equals 5,280 feet. 

1 acre equals 0.4047 hectare. 

1 acre equals 43,560 square feet. 

1 acre equals 209 feet square, nearly. 

1 square mile equals 2.59 square kilometers. 

1 cubic foot equals 0.0283 cubic meter. 

1 cubic foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds. 

1 cubic meter per minute equals 0.5886 second-foot. 

1 horsepower equals 550 foot-pounds per second. 

1 horsepower equals 76.0 kilogram-meters per second. 

1 horsepower equals 746 watts. 

1 horsepower equals 1 second-foot falling 8.80 feet. 

1| horsepower equals about 1 kilowatt. 

To calculate water power quickly: '■ — ^ — jy =net horsepower on water 

wheel realizing 80 per cent of theoretical power. 

EXPLANATION OF DATA. 

For each regular current-meter gaging station the following data, 
so far as available, are given: Description of the station, list of dis- 
charge measurements, table of daily gage heights, table of daily 
discharge, table of monthly and yearly discharges and run-oflF. For 
stations located at weirs or dams the gage-height table is omitted. 

In addition to statements regarding the location and installation 
of current-meter stations, the descriptions give information in regard 
to any conditions which may affect the constancy of the relation of 
gage height to discharge, covering such points as ice, logging, shift- 
ing channels, and backwater; also information regarding diversions 
which decrease the total flow at the measuring section. Statements 
are also made regarding the accuracy and rehability of the data. 

The table of daily gage heights records the daily fluctuations of the 
surface of the river as found from the mean of the gage readings taken 
each day, usually in the morning and in the evening. The gage 
height given in the table represents the elevation of the surface of 
the water above the zero of the gage. All gage heights affected by 
the presence of ice in the streams or by backwater from obstructions 
are published as recorded, with suitable footnotes. The rating table 
is not appUcable for such periods unless the proper corrections to the 
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that the zero of the gage is placed at an arbitrary datum and has no 
relation to zero flow or the bottom of the river. In general, the zero 
is located somewhat below the lowest known flow, so that negative 
readings shall not occur. 

The discharge measurements and gage heights are the base data 
from which rating tables, daily discharge tables, and monthly dis- 
charge tables are computed. 

The rating table gives, either directly or by interpolation, the dig- 
charge in second-feet corresponding to every stage of the river recorded 
during the period for which it is applicable. It is not published in 
this report, but can be determined from the tables of daily gage 
heights and daily discharge as follows: 

First plot the discharge measurements for the current and earlier 
years on cross-section paper, with gage heights in feet as ordinates 
and discharge in second-feet as abscissas. Then tabulate a number 
of gage heights taken from the daily gage-height table for the com- 
plete range of stage given and the corresponding discharges for the 
days selected from the daily discharge table and plot the values on 
cross-section paper. The last points plotted will define the rating 
curve used and will lie among the plotted discharge measurements. 
After drawing the rating curve, a table can be developed by scaling 
off the dischai^e in second-feet for each tenth foot of gage height. 
These values should be so adjusted that the first differences shall 
always be increasing or constant, except for known backwater 
periods. 

The table of daily discharge gives the discharge in second-feet 
corresponding to the observed gage heights as determined from the 
rating tables. 

In the table of monthly discharge the column headed '* Maximum" 
gives the mean flow, as determined from the rating table, for the day 
when the mean gage height was highest. As the gage height is the 
mean for the day, it does not indicate correctly the stage when the 
water surface was at crest height, and the corresponding discharge 
was consequently larger than given in the maximum column. Like- 
wise, in the column of "Minimum" the quantity given is the mean 
flow for the day when the mean gage height was lowest. The col- 
umn headed ''Mean" is the average flow in cubic feet for each second 
during the month. On this the computations for the remaining 
colunms, which are defined on page 12, are based. 

The field methods used in the collection of the data presented in 
this series of reports are described in the introductory sections of 
Water-Supply Papers 261 to 272, inclusive, ''Surface water supply 
of the United States, 1909." Plates I and II show the average pre- 
cipitation and run-off in the United States as determined from the 
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records of rainfall collected by the Weatiier Bureau; Plate III shows 
typical gaging stations; Plate IV shows current meters ^ used in the 
work. 

ACCURACY AND RELIABIIiITT OF FTET»D DATA AND 
COMPARATIVE RESULTS. 

The accuracy of stream-flow data depends primarily on the natural 
conditions at the gaging station and on the methods and care with 
which the data are collected. Errors of the first group depend on 
the degree of permanency of channel and of permanency of the rela- 
tion between discharge and stage. 

Errors of the second class are due, first, to errors in observation of 
stage; second, to errors in measurements of flow; and, third, to errors 
due to misinterpretation of sti^ and flow data. 

In order to give engineers and others information regarding the 
probable accuracy of the computed results, footnotes are added to the 
daily discharge tables, stating the probable accuracy of the rating 
tables used, and an accuracy column is inserted in the monthly dis- 
charge table. For the rating tables 'Veil defined" indicates, in 
general, that the rating is probably accurate within 5 per cent; 
"fairly well defined," within 10 per cent; '^poorly defined" or "ap- 
proximate" within 15 to 25 per cent. These notes are very general 
and are based on the plotting of the individual measurements with 
reference to the mean rating curve. 

The accuracy column in the monthly discharge table does not 
apply to the maximum or minimum nor to any individual day, but 
to the monthly mean. It is based on the accuracy of the rating, tlie 
probable reliability of the observer, and knowledge of local condi- 
tions. In this column A indicates that the mean monthly flow is 
probably accurate within 5 per cent; B, within 10 per cent; C, within 
16 per cent; D, within 25 per cent. Special conditions are covered 
by footnotes. 

Even though the monthly means for any station may represent 
with a high degree of accuracy the quantity of water flowing past 
the gage, the figures showing discharge per square mile and depth of 
run-off in inches may be subject to gross errors which result from 
including in the measured drainage area large noncontributing dis- 
tricts or omitting estimates of water diverted for irrigation or other 
use, and they should therefore be considered as only approximate, 
particularly for periods of irrigation or of low water. For these 
errors it is as a rule not feasible to make adequate correction. 

In general the base data collected each year by the Survey engi- 
neers are published not only to comply with the law but to afford 

t See £toyt, J. C, and others, Use and care of current meter as practiced by the United States Qeologloal 
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COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE. 17 

any engineer the means of examining and adjusting to his own needs 
the results of the computations. The table of monthly discharge is so 
arranged as to give only a general idea of the flow at the station and 
should not be used for other than preKminary estimates. The deter- 
minations of daily discharge allow more detailed studies of the variation 
in flow by which the period of deficiency may be determined. 

It should be borne in mind that the observations in each succeeding 
year may be expected to throw new light on data already collected 
and published, and the engineer who makes use of the figures pre- 
sented in these papers should verify all ratings and make such 
adjustments for earlier years as may seem necessary. 

COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE. 
MONTANA. 

Much of the work in Montana has been carried on under cooperative 
agreement with the United States Reclamation Service, the work 
being done by the Geological Survey and the expense borne by the 
Reclamation Service. 

The State of Montana also cooperated in the work, authority hav* 
ing been granted by the State legislature in 1911, which passed a 
bill appropriating $3,000 for 1911 and $3,000 for 1912, to be expended 
on the work of gapng streams, in accordance with paragraph 3, 
section 2244, of the Revised Codes of 1907 of the State of Montana, 
which reads bs follows: 

The State engineer shall become conversant with the waterways of the State and 
the needs of the State as to irrigation matters; shali make, or cause to be made, measure- 
ments and calculations of the ordinary and flood discharge of streams, cooperating in 
this work as much as possible with the United States Geological Survey and the Mon- 
tana Exx>eriment Station; such measurements to be made on streams in order of their 
importance, provided that measurements already made, if deemed reliable, may be 
adopted. 

Much of this fund has been expended on work in connection with 
Carey projects. 

A number of stations in the western part of Montana were main- 
tained in cooperation with the Forest Service. 

Acknowledgments are due to the several Carey Land Act com- 
panies for salaries of gage observers paid during the year; to the 
United Missouri River Power Co., for records on Missouri River; to 
the Glass-Lindsay Land Co., for gage observers' salaries at several 
stations; and to George E. Baker, for gage heights and discharge 
measurements on Pipestone and Whitehall creeks. 

COLORADO. 

The work in Colorado was carried on in cooperation as follows: 
The United States Forest Service furnished the services of a 

hydrographer for measuring the streams on the national forests and 

also furnished the gage heights. 
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Mr. C. W. Comstock; State engineer, cooperated in maintaining a 
number of stations in the South Platte basin and furnished the 
completed records for a number of other stations. 

Mr. George B. McFadden, of Denver, furnished the field data for 
two stations on the Cache la Poudre. 

WYOMma. 

The work in Wyoming was carried on in cooperation as foUows : 

Mr. A. J. Parshall, State engineer, paid half the field expense of 
maintaining most of the Wyoming stations and also paid the gage 
observers. He also arranged for cooperation with a number of indi- 
viduals interested in the different records. 

The United States Forest Service furnished the services of a 
hydrographer during the latter part of the year for measuring the 
streams on the national forests and also furnished the gage heights. 

The United States Reclamation Service furnished the completed 
records on the North Platte at Pathfinder and Whalen and gage 
heights and gate openings on the Shoshone at Corbett dam. 

NEBRASKA. 

The work in Nebraska was carried on in cooperation with Mr. I). D. 
Price, State engineer, who furnished all the field data. 

Acknowledgments are also due to the United States Weather 
Bureau and all other companies and persons who have rendered 
assistance and furnished records. 

DIVISION OF WORK. 

The work in the upper Missouri River basin was under the direction 
of W. A. Lamb, district engineer, assisted by Raymond Richards, 
assistant engineer, John C. Beebe and Benjamin E. Jones, junior 
engineers, and C. S. Heidel, State hydrographer. 

The work in North Dakota was carried on by E. F. Chandler, 
assistant engineer, assisted by Gorie Monley and George Ebner. 
p The field data for the Missouri River drainage area in Colorado 
and the North Platte and upper Bighorn basins in Wyoming were 
collected under the direction of W. B. Freeman, district engineer, 
assisted by G. A. Gray, E. O. Christiansen, G. H. Russell, and R. H. 
Fletcher, junior engineers, and O. M. Wimmer and H. B. Waha, 
Forest Service hydrographers. 

^ The field data in Nebraska were collected under the direction of 
D. D. Price, State engineer, assisted by A. A. Dobson and A. B. 
Price. 

> The rating curves and special estimates were made and the com- 
pleted data prepared for publication by Raymond Richards. Com- 
putations have been made by H. J. Dean, A. H. Tuttle, and M. I. 
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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. • 19 

APPROPRIATION OP WATER. 

VABIATIOlf 8 m STATB WATEB LAWS. 

The water laws of the Western States differ so widely in their 
provisions that such terms as "water filing/' "appropriation," and 
"water right'' have no general application or meaning. The rights 
to water in these States rest in general, first, on the Constitution and 
statutes of the United States; second, on the respective State con- 
stitutions and the State statutes that have been enacted in accord- 
ance therewith; third, on tlie decisions of Federal and State courts 
in the interpretation of these various provisions of law and in their 
application to specific conditions; and, fourth, on the requirements 
of the State engineers and other officials charged with the adminis- 
tration of the State water laws. 

In addition, the right to convey water acioss public lands must 
be acquired in accordance with the provisions of the acts of Congress 
and the regulations of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture pursuant thereto. 

In this report each description of a gaging station in Colorado 
gives the number of second-feet of adjudicated diversions from the 
stream and its tributaries, to indicate as nearly as possible the extent 
to which appropriations have been recognized by the State courts. 
It does not follow, however, that this amount of water is actually 
diverted, as many of the older decrees called for amounts greatly in 
excess of those actually used; on the other hand, no account lias 
been taken of filings which have not yet been perfected and adjudi- 
cated. It is impossible from the State records to reach any conclu- 
sion as to the validity of these filings or as to the probability of their 
final perfection. 

CONSTmmOlTAL PROVISIONS. 

COLORADO. 

In comjnon with most of the other Western States, Colorado has 
discarded the common-law doctrine of riparian rights and has estab- 
lished a system based upon prior appropriation. The following are 
extracts from the State constitution relative to the use of water for 

irrigation: 

Article XVI. 

IRRIGATION. 

Sec. 5. The water of every natural stream not heretofore appropriated within the 
State of Colorado is hereby declared to be the property of the public; and the same is 
dedicated to the uae of the people of the State, subject to appropriation as hereinafter 
provided. 

Sbc. 6. The right to divert the unappropriated waters of any natural stream to 
beneficial usee shall never be denied. Priority of appropriation shall give the better 
right as between those using the water for the same purpose; but when the waters of 
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flame, those using the water for domestic purposes shall have the preference over those 
^claiming for any other purpose, and those using the water for agricultural purposes 
shall have preference over those using the same for manufacturing purposes. 

Sec. 7. AH persons and corporations shall have the right of way across public, 
private, and corporate lands for the construction of ditches, canals, and flumes for the 
purpose of conveying water for domestic purposes, for the irrigation of agricultural 
lands, and for mining and manufacturing piu^oscs, and for drainage, upon payment 
of just compensation . 

Sec. 8. The general assembly shall provide by law that the board of coimty com- 
missioners, in their respective counties, shall have power, when application is made 
to them by either party interested, to establish reasonable maximum rates to be chaiged 
for the use of water, whether furnished by individuals or corporations. 

WYOMING. 

In Wyoming, as in Colorado, the courts reject riparian rights and 
the principal of prior appropriation is established in the State. The 
provisions of the State constitution regarding the appropriation and 
use of water are as follows: 

Article I. 

Sec 31. Water being essential to industrial prosperity, of limited amount, and easy 
of diversion from its natural channels, its control must be in the State, which, in 
providing lor its iise, shall equally guard all the varied interests involved. 

Abticle VII T. 

□tBIGATION AND WATER RIGHTS. 

Sec. 1. l^e water o! all natural streams, springs, lakes, or other collection of still 
water within the boundaries of the State, are hereby declared to be the property of 
the State. 

Sec. 2. There shall be constituted a board of control, to be composed of the State 
engineer and superintendents of the water divisions, which shall under such regulat ions 
as may be prescribed by law, have the supervision of the waters of the State and of 
their appropriation, distribution, and diversion and of the various officers connected 
therewitii. Its decisions to be subject to review by the courts of the State. 

Sec. 3. Priority of appropriation for beneficial uses shall give the better right. No 
appropriation shall be denied except when such denial is demanded by the public 
interests. 

Sec 4. The legislating shall by law divide the State into four (4) water divisions 
and provide for the appointment of superintendents thereof. 

Sec 5. There shall be a State engineer who shall be appointe<l by the governor of 
the State and confirmed by the senate; he shall hold his office for the term of six (6) 
years or until his successor shall have been appointed and shall have qualified. He 
shall be president of the board of control and shall have general supervision of the 
waters of the State and of the officers connected with its distribution. No person 
shall be appointed to this position who has not such theoretical knowledge and such 
practical experience and skill as shall fit him for the position. * 

Article XIII. 

Sec. 5. Municipal corporations shall have the same right as individuals to acquire 
rights by prior appropriation and otherwise to the use of water for domestic and 
municipal purposes, and the legislature shall provide by law for the exercise upon 
the part of incorporated cities, towns, and villages of the right of eminent domain 
for the purpose of acquiring from prior appropriators upon the payment of just com- 
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MONTANA. 

The following provisioii in the Montana State constitution relates 
ta the use of the water in the State: 

[Art. 2, sec. 15.] The use of all water now appropriated, or that may hereafter be 
appropriated for sale, rental, distribution, or other beneficial use, and the right of way 
over the lands of others for all ditches, drains, flumes, canals, and aqueducts, nece:;- 
sarily used in connection therewith, as well as the sites for reservoirs necessary for 
coUecting and storing the same, shall be held to be a public use. 

NORTH DAKOTA. 

The sole provision of the State constitution of North Dakota rela- 
tive to the use of water is the following: 

[Art. 17, sec. 210.] All flowing streanui and natural water courses shall forever re- 
main the property of the State for mining, irrigating, and manufacturing purposes. 

SOUTH DAKOTA. 

This State has no constitutional provisions relative to tlie use of 
water. 

NEBRASKA. 

The State constitution of Nebraska makes no provision for the use 
of water in the State. 

ADMINISTBATION OF WATER LAWS. 
COLORADO. 

Appropriation of water in Colorado may be divided into two gen- 
eral classes: The direct appropriation, where the water is used as 
delivered from the head gates of the canal, and the appropriation for 
storage, where water from the river is not used at the time of diver- 
sion but is stored in reservoirs for future use. Appropriations of the 
second class are usually valid only during periods of high water when 
there is an excess of water over the ne«ds of the direct appropriators. 
In the construction of reservoirs it is necessary to obtain approval of 
plans by the proper county commissioners, in addition to obtaining, 
that of the State engineer, for all dams exceeding 10 feet in height. 
The entire construction of the reservoir is imder the supervision of 
the State engineer, who has authority to require material used and 
work of construction to be done to his satisfaction. In case of failure 
of a reservoir the owners are Uable for aU ensuing damages. 

The control of water by the State is vested in the State engineer, 
whose duty it is to supervise the diversion of water by the various 
appropriators in accordance with the decrees of the State courts. 
TTie State is divided into five irrigation divisions, each in charge of a 
division engineer, who is imder the direction of the State engineer. 
Each irrigation division is divided into a number of water districts, 
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there is appointed a water commissioner, whose duty it is, under Uio 
supervision of the division engineer, to divide the water in the 
natural streams among the several ditches taking water from the 
same, according to the rights of each. Whenever there is a scarcity 
of water he is empowered to shut down the head gates of those 
ditches whose priorities are of too recent date to entitle them to 
divert water. In the discharge of tliis duty he has the power of a 
constable. 

WYOMING. 

The constitution of the State of Wyoming creates the office of 
State engineer and divides the State into four principal water divi- 
sions, each under the control of a division superintendent. The 
State engineer and the division superintendents form a board of con- 
trol having supervision of the appropriation and distribution of the 
water, subject to court review. 

Rights to the use of water are begim by filing an application in 
the office of the State engineer. This application must be prepared 
m accordance with the State law and the requirements of the State 
engineer. When the application is in proper form a permit to divert 
the water and construct the works is issued. 

The distribution of the water in accordance with the respective 
rights of permittees is supervised by water conmiissioners, one hav- 
ing jurisdiction in each of a large number of water districts, into 
which the four principal divisions are divided. The acts of the com- 
missioners of any district are subject to review by the higher admin- 
istrative officials, and eventually by the courts. 

MONTANA. 

An appropriation of water in Montana is begun by the posting of 
a notice at the proposed point of diversion, a copy of which notice 
is filed with the county clerk and recorder of the county in which the 
water is to be diverted. There is no limitation as to the amount of 
water upon which any person may file, and many streams have single 
filings upon them for more than their entire flow. Eventually, how- 
ever, each appropriator can acquire the right to use only such water 
as he has put to beneficial use. Questions arising as to the rights of 
appropriators are determined by court proceedings. The State en- 
gineer has no functions relative to the diversion or distribution of 
water, but the State courts may appoint commissioners to enforce 
decrees. 

Under this system examination of a stream and a search of the de- 
crees are required to determine the title to its waters. 

NORTH DAKOTA. 

General supervision of matters relating to the use of water is vested 
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APPBOPRIATION OF WATER. 23 

of records and the survey of streams. The State is divided into four 
water divisions, each in charge of a commissioner^ and each division 
may be further subdivided into districts, each having a water master. 
The water commissioners; together with the State engineer, constitute 
a board empowered to make general rules for the control of water. 

Appropriations made prior to the present water law are adjudicated 
by the courts, one copy of the decree being filed in the office of the 
State engineer. Applications to appropriate water are filed with the 
State engineer, the procedure therefor being similar to that in 
Wyoming. 

NEBRASKA. 

Control of water for irrigation is vested in the State board of irri- 
gation, highways, and drainage, which consists of the governor, 
attorney general, and commissioner of public lands. The State 
engineer is appointed by the board, and acts as its secretary. The 
State is divided into two water divisions, each in charge of a superin- 
tendent. Within these divisions water districts, in charge of water 
conimissioneTs, may be created as needed. The water commissioners 
control the distribution of water to the respective appropriators. 

Applications to appropriate water for irrigation are made to the 
State board in accordance with the regulations. Upon approval the 
applicant may construct the necessary works. A certificate is finally 
issued by the State board and recorded with the county clerk. 

Storage reservoirs are subject to special provisions of law, and dams 
over 10 feet high must be authorized by the board. 

IBBIGATION DI8TBICT8. 

With the growth of irrigation in Colorado it has become necessary 
to enact laws creating irrigation districts whereby the owners of 
adjacent lands may organize for the purpose of jointly conveying 
^ater to irrigate these lands. When a majority of landowners in a 
district desire to irrigate their lands, they may petition the county 
commissioners of the county in which the greatest acreage of land is 
located to organize an irrigation district. An election is then held 
by the commissioners at which all the landowners in the proposed 
district are entitled to vote on the question of organization. If the 
result of the election favors it, the irrigation district is organized and 
a board of three directors elected. This board is empowered to enter 
into contracts for completing the necessary structiu'es to irrigate the 
lands, and to acquire rights of way, water rights, etc. Similar statutes 
have been enacted in Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. 

TBJBt CABEY ACT. 

The act of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat., 372, 422), commonly known 
as the Carey Act, and amendments thereto, the purpose of which is 
to aid the public-land States in the reclamation of the desert lands 



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24 SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI, 

therein and in the settlement, cultivation, and sale of such lands in 
small tracts to actual settlers, authorize — 

(a) The temporary withdrawal of public lands from settlement or 
entry pending investigation and survey preliminary to the filing of 
an application for segregation, such withdrawn lands to be restored 
to settlement and entry at the end of one year from the date of 
withdrawal in case application for segregation is not theretofore 
made. 

(b) The segregation of public lands by the Secretary of the Inte- 
rior, contracts between the United States and any beneficiary State, 
and the reclamation of such lands by beneficiary States within 10 
years from the approval of the State's application (subject to an 
extension of five years). 

(c) The patenting to any beneficiary State of any tract of reclaimed 
land when satisfactory proof is made that an ample supply of water 
to reclaim it is actuaUy furnished. 

The usual procedure imder the Carey Act is about as follows: 
A corporation or individual applies to the State for the withdrawal 
of certain public lands proposed for irrigation. The State thereupon 
submits to the Interior Department an application for their with- 
drawal. On the approval of this application the State is allowed one 
year in which to investigate the project and prepare satisfactory 
plans for reclamation. The proposing company conducts the inves- 
tigation and, if a project that is considered feasible is developed, 
makes application to the State for the segregation of the irrigable 
lands and offers to contract witlx the State for their reclamation. 
The State thereupon applies to the Interior Department for the 
segregation of the lands under the terms of the Carey Act and its 
amendments. If the plan of irrigation is found to be feasible, the 
irrigation company responsible, and the available water supply 
adequate, the lands are segregated and the contract for their recla- 
mation is entered into between the United States and the State. 
When the irrigation works are completed to the satisfaction of the 
Government, patent is issued to tho State or to its assigns. The 
State receives payment for the lands from the settler, and the irriga- 
tion company, either directly or through the State, receives payment 
from each settler for his proportionate share of the irrigation works 
and water rights involved. 

The Tenth General Assembly of Colorado, by an act approved 
March 15, 1895, accepted the conditions and grants of land to the 
State under the provisions of the Carey Act. The subsequent State 
laws stipulate that the selection, management, and disposal of such 
lands shall be vested in the State board of land commissioners. 
Before a project is approved the engineering features must be passed 
upon by the State engineer. Similar statutes have been enacted by 
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OAOINQ STATION RECORDS. 

MISSOTJBI BIVBB P&OPBB. 

RED ROCK RIVER ABOVE RED ROCK RESERVOIR, NEAR MONXDA, MONT. 

Location.-r-At wagon bridge on Lyon's ranch, 18 milee east of Monida, and about 12 

miles above the dam of the Red Rock Reservoir & Irrigation Go. 
Records available. — Four miscellaneous measurements in 1910; May to October, 

1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage.-~Staff gage nailed to piling on downstream side of bridge. 
Chanxiel. — Very liable to change. The stream is very sluggish, sediment is apt to 

accumulate, and weeds grow on the bed. 
Dischargee xneaaurexnents. — ^Made from the downstream side of bridge at hi^ 

water; by wading above the bridge at low water. 
Winter flovT*. — ^May be a£fected by ice from November till the ice breaks up in the 

spring. 
Artificial control. — ^Little or none above the station. 
Accuracy. — ^Fair. The shifting channel affects the results. 

Discharge meamrements of Red Rock River above Red Rock reservoir^ near Mcnida, 

Mont., in 1910^11. 



Dftte. 




hei^l 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographtf. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


1910. 
July 6 


Lamb and Wad* 

C. 8. HeideL 


Feet. 
3.60 
3.63 
3.43 


Sec'ft. 
88 
38 
34 


mi. 

Apr. 34 
JiQy 11 
Sept. 30 


C.B.Heidel 


Feet. 
4.78 
3.31 
3.10 


See.'ft. 


19 


do 

do 


130 


30 


do 


80 



Daily gage Tieight, in feetf of Red Rock River above Red Rock reservoir, near Jfonvda, 

Mcmt., for 1911. 
[Uark Lyons, obswer.) 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




4.4 

4.8 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.8 
4.8 
4.7 
4.8 
4.7 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.7 
4.7 

4.6 
4.6 
4.45 
4.36 
4.3 

4.25 

4.2 

4.1 

4.0 

3.0 

8.7 

3.65 

3.8 

3.8 

4.1 


4.2 
4.0 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 

8.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.25 
3.2 

3.2 
3.3 
3.3 
3.1 
3.06 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.06 

3.2 
3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 


8.0 

3.05 

8.1 

3.1 

3.3 

3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
3.1 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.1 
3.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.85 
2.85 
2.8 
2.8 
2.85 

2.8 

2.85 

2.0 

2.0 

2.86 

2.86 


2.0 
3.86 
8.0 
3.06 
3.06 

8.1 


3.46 
8.4 
3.4 
3.4 


3.5 


2 




3.5 


3 






4 




3.5 


5.:.:::::::::::::::::::::;:.:::::::.:...;.... 






6 




3.4 
8.45 
8.45 
3.4 




7 


6.5 

6.4 
6.3 
5.2 

5.0 
6.2 
6.2 
6.1 
5.0 

4.0 
4.8 
4.6 
4.3 
4.3 

4.3 

4.3 

4.45 

4.6 

4.6 

4.0 
4.8 
4.6 
4.5 
4.4 
4.3 




S 




9 




10 




11 


'*8.'3* 
3.3 
3.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.2 

3.3 
3.2 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 


8.3 




12 




13 






14 


3.6 
3.5 

3.46 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 




15 




16 




17 




IS 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 


3.5 




26 




27 


3.5 
3.7 
3.7 




28 




29 




30 




31 








1 1 



NoTB.— Ice present after Oct. 23. 



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Daily discharge, in second-feet y of Red Rock River above Red Rock reservoir y near Monida, 

Monty for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 : 


500 
500 
550 
560 
600 

600 
660 
620 
590 
560 

500 
660 
560 
530 
500 

470 
445 
370 
320 
320 

320 
320 
358 
395 
895 

470 
445 
370 
370 
345 
320 


345 
445 
470 
470 
470 

445 
446 
420 
445 
420 

445 
445 
445 
420 
420 

395 
395 
358 
332 
320 

308 
295 
275 
255 
236 

195 
185 
215 
216 
275 


295 
265 
155 
176 
175 

165 
156 
140 
126 
125 

125 
125 
125 
118 
110 

110 
110 
110 
95 
90 

85 
85 
86 
85 
90 

110 
96 
95 
85 
85 
85 


85 
90 
95 
96 
110 

110 
96 
86 
95 
85 

86 
86 
95 
85 
85 

86 
95 
86 
75 
75 

70 
70 
65 
65 
70 

66 
70 
76 
75 
70 
70 


75 
70 
86 
90 
^ 

96 
98 
100 
102 
106 

108 
110 
110 
96 
96 

95 
95 
96 
96 
95 

05 

95 
110 

110 
110 
95 
95 
95 


148 


2 


140 


3 . . 


140 


4 


]40 


6 


140 


e 


140 


7 


148 


8 


148 


9 


140 


10 


132 


11 


125 


12 


135 


13 


145 


14 


155 


15 


. 155 


16 


148 


17 


140 


18. 


140 


19 


140 


20 


140 


21 


140 


22 


140 


23 


140 


24 


130 


26 


130 


26 


130 


27 


130 


28 


130 


29 


130 


30 


130 


31 


130 







Note.— Dally discharge determined flrom a fairly well-defined discharge rating curve. Dischaiige inter- 
polated for days for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly discharge of Red Rock River above Red Rock reservoir , near Monida, Mont., 

for 1911. 



Month. 



May 

June 

July 

August 

September.. 
October ..., 



The period . 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean 



650 
470 
295 
110 
110 
155 



320 
185 
85 
65 
70 
125 



465 

360 

124 
82.6 
96.6 

139 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



28.600 
21,400 
7,620 
5,080 
6.750 
8.550 



77.000 



Accti- 
racv. 



RED ROCK RIVER BELOW RED ROCK RESERVOIR, NEAR MONIDA, MOXT. 

Locatioii.— Just below the reservoir of the Red Rock Reservoir & Irrigation Co.. 8 
miles northeast of Monida and 15 miles east of Lima. 

Records available.— July 22, 1911, to November 30, 1911. Miscellaneous measure- 
ments were made at this point on Red Rock River during the summer of 1910. 

Drainage area. — About 560 square miles. 

Gages.— A temporary staff gage about 300 yards downstream from the dam and a 
float gage in a concrete well on the right bank, at a 40-foot weir, about halfway 
between the dam and the staff gage. The 1911 records are referred to the staff 

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Channel. — ^Probably pennanent; bed of stream composed of coarse gravel, pebbles, 

and bowlders; current strong. 
Diseharg^ zneasarexnents. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Regulation. — The dam is used to store flood waters which are released during the 

latter part of the irrigation season. 
Aoeuracy. — Both staff gage and weir readings should be reliable. 

Disdiarge meanirements of Red Roct River below Red Rock reservoir , near Monida, 

Mont., 1910-11. 



Ditt. 


Hydrogrepher. 


he^t. 


Bia- 
oharga. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heiSEt. 


Di*. 

charge. 


1910. 
July 7 a 


Lamb and Wade 

do 

do 

do 

do 

C.S. Hddel 


Feet. 
2.20 
2.10 
2.49 
2.85 
1.80 
2.43 
2.35 


20 

65 
137 
13.1 
65 
58 


1011. 
July 11 
12 
Sept. 20 


C. 8. Hddel 


Feet. 
3.10 
»3.03 
C2.74 


^^- 


19 


do 

do 


152 
103 


30 


do 





• MeasaremeDt made 1»000 feet beknr dam. * Weir gage read 1.04 feet, c Welr gage read .81 feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Red Rock River below Red Rock 
reservoir, near Afonrda, Mont., for 1911. 









[P. V. 


Maxwell, observer.] 












July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 
Oct. Nov. 


Day. 


Gofe 1 Dls- 
beight. charge. 


he^t. 


Dto. 
charge. 


bei^t 


Die- 
charge. 


Gage 
helgiit. 


Die- 
charge. 


Gage 
hdgLt 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 






2.62 
2.61 
2.60 
2.60 
2.66 

2.68 
2.68 
2.71 
2.74 
2.74 

2.73 
2.68 
2.62 
2.54 
2.46 

2.46 
2.45 
2.45 
2.46 
2.47 

2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 

2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 


86 
84 
83 
83 
92 

05 
95 
100 
105 
106 

103 
95 
86 
75 
64 

64 
63 
' 63 
64 
65 

69 
60 
60 
60 
60 

60 
60 
60 
69 
60 
69 


2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.60 

2.60 
2.67 
2.74 
2.74 
2.74 

2.74 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 

2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 

2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 

2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 


60 
69 
60 
69 
83 

83 
94 
105 
105 
105 

106 
101 
101 
101 
101 

101 
101 
101 
101 
101 

101 
101 
101 
101 
101 

101 
101 
101 
101 
101 


2.72 
2.72 
2.71 
2.71 
2.71 

2.71 
2.71 
2.71 
2.71 
2.71 

2.72 
2.71 
2.71 
2.71 

■*"3.'96' 
3.95 
4.00 
3.05 

3.90 
3.90 
3.40 
2.80 
2.84 
2.80 


101- 
101 
100 
100 
100 

100 
100 
100 
100 
100 

101 
100 
100 
100 
140 

180 
220 
260 
300 
340 

380 
415 
432 
450 
432 

415 
415 
250 
133 
123 
115 


2.90 
3.06 
3.15 
3.25 
3.30 

3.35 
3.35 
3.40 
3.50 
3.50 

3.50 
3.50 
3.50 
3.50 
3.15 

2.84 
2.84 
2.84 
2.84 

2.84 

2.84 
2.84 
2.84 
2.84 
2.84 

2.84 

2.84 
2.84 
2.84 

2.84 


135 


2 




166 


3 : --.......----. 


188 


4 




212 


5 




226 


6... . 






238 


7 




238 


g 






250 


9 






280 


10 :;::;::::...::::.- 




280 


11 






280 


12... . 






280 


13 






280 


U 






280 


IS 






188 


16 






123 


17 






123 


18 






123 


19 






123 


20 






123 


21 






123 


22 






123 


n 


2.68 
2.67 
2.67 

2.67 
2.63 
2.63 
2.63 
2.63 
2.63 


05 
94 
94 

94 
88 
88 
88 
88 
88 


123 


24 


123 


25 


123 


28 


123 


r 


123 


28 


123 


29 


123 


30 


123 


31 















Note.— Qage heighta refer to staff gage. Discharge determined from a very well-defined rating curve. 
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Monthly discharge of Red Rock River below Red Roch reservoir, near Monidn, Mont., 

/o^ 1911. 



Month. 



July 23-31 . 

August 

September 
October... 
November. 



Diacharge In ieoond-feet. 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean, 



95 
105 
105 
450 
280 



63 
60 
100 
123 



90.8 
78.4 
95.8 

207 

179 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



1,620 
4,820 
6,700 
12,700 
10,700 



Accu- 
racy. 



RED ROCK RIVER AT LIMA, MONT. 

Location. — Near the deed ranch, 1 mile east of Lima, Mont. Principal tributaries 
below the station, Sheep and Sage creeks. 

Becords' available.— August 14, 1907, to September 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Chain; installed October 27, 1908, at a point just above the cable and 300 
feet farther downstream than the old sta£f gage which it replaced; datum of chain 
gage not the same as that of the staff gage. 

Channel. — ^Probably permanent. 

Diacharge measurements. — ^At ordinary and high-water stages made from a cable 
below the gage; at extremely low stages measurements made by wading just below 
the cable section. 

Winter flow. — River generally remains open the entire year, as a large spring dis- 
charges into the stream just above the gage. 

Diversions. — ^Three ditches, each carrying approximately 900 miner's inches, take 
water from Red Rock above the station. The flow of water above the station is 
all appropriated, but the rights are unadjudicated. 

Storage. — ^The dam of the reservoir storing the water of the Red Rock has been 
completed, but no canals have been built. The dam is of earth with concrete 
core, is 50 feet high, and will impound 90,000 acre-feet; its top elevation is 6,700 
feet; the dam is 16 miles above Lima, Mont., and 27 miles below lower Red Hock 
Lake. 

Accuracy. — In general, the results obtained at this station should be good. 

Discharge measurements of Red Rock River at Limn, Mont., 1911. 



Bate. 


• 


Hydrographer. 


Gaee 
height. 


Pto- 
cliarge. 


Apr. 25 
July 13 


C. S. Heldel 


Feet. 
0.55 
1.88 
1.52 


8ec.-ft. 

18 


do 


191 


Sept. 22 


do 


122 









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Di^y gage height, in feet, of Red Rock River at Lima, Mont., for 1911. 
[AUoe Oleed, observer.] 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Ifar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 

6. 

s! 

9 

10, 

11 
12 
13 
14 
15 

16 
17. 
IS. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
2R. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



0.56 
.55 
.SO 
.50 
.45 

.50 
.50 
.50 
.55 
.50 

.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.45 

.55 
.55 
.50 
.60 
.45 

.60 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.45 

.50 

50 
.50 
.50 
.45 
.50 



1.00 

i.ao 

1.10 
1.60 
1.05 

1.10 
l.» 
.70 
.60 
.65 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.50 

.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.50 

.55 

.55 
.55 
.55 
.50 

.50 
.60 
.50 



0.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.45 

.50 
.50 
.55 
.50 
.46 

.50 
.50 
.50 
.60 
.46 

.60 
.55 
.65 
.55 
.50 

.66 
.56 
.65 
.55 
.60 

.55 
.55 
.55 
.56 
.50 
.56 



0.55 
.55 
.56 
.55 
.50 

.65 

.65 

1.05 

1.10 

.76 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.66 
.56 

.60 
.70 
.65 
.60 
.50 

1.30 
1.40 
1.60 
1.60 
1.90 



2.15 
3.25 
2.25 
2.25 

2.ao 

2.30 
2.60 
2.06 
2.85 
2.85 

2.86 
2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
2.05 

2.05 
2.06 
2.06 
2.06 
2.06 

2.90 
2.06 
2.06 
2.90 
2.05 

2.85 

2.85 

2.95 

3.05 

3.1 

3.06 



8.05 
2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.80 

2.75 
2.80 
2.80 
2.85 

2.85 

2.85 
2.75 
2.65 
2.65 
2.70 

2.70 
2.70 
2.75 
2.80 
2.80 

2.85 
2.90 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 

2.00 
2.00 
2.05 
2.05 
2.15 



2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.00 
1.90 

1.90 
1.05 
1.05 
2.00 
2.05 

2.00 
2.06 
2.05 
2.00 
2.06 

2.06 
1.40 
1.40 
1.30 
1.30 

1.30 
1.30 
1.15 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.05 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.15 



1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 

1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.10 

1.10 
1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.05 

1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1 05 

1.05 
1.25 
1.35 
1.30 

!.18 



Note.— Ice present Feb. 1 to 8. 

Daily diseharge, in ucand-feety of Red Rock River at Lima, Mont., for 1911. 



1.30 
1.35 
1.30 
1.35 
1.25 

1.35 
1.30 
1.35 
1.30 
1.40 

1.40 
1.45 
1.45 
1.55 
1.60 

.1.66 
1.70 
1.76 
1.70 
1.70 

1.70 
1.75 
1.50 
1.55 
1 40 

1.50 
1.30 
1.36 
1.30 
1.30 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


M*y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 


18 
18 
16 
16 
14 

16 
16 
16 
18 
16 

16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

18 
18 
16 
16 
14 

16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

16 
16 
16 
16 
14 
16 


17 
17 
18 
18 
10 

19 
20 
20 
21 
18 

21 
21 
21 
21 
16 

18 
18 
18 
18 
16 

18 
18 
18 
18 
16 

16 
16 
16 


16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

16 
16 
18 
16 
14 

16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

16 
18 
18 
18 
16 

18 
18 
18 
18 
16 

18 
18 
18 
18 
16 
18 


18 
18 
18 
18 
16 

18 
18 
54 
60 
30 

24 
24 
24 
24 
21 

21 
21 
21 
24 
18 

21 
26 
24 
21 
16 

85 
99 
114 
131 
191 


250 
276 
276 
276 
280 

280 
372 

478 
448 
418 

448 
463 
463 
463 
478 

478 
478 
478 
478 
478 

463 

478 
478 
463 
478 

448 
448 
478 
510 
525 
510 


510 
432 
432 
432 
432 

417 
432 
432 

448 
448 

448 

417 
387 
387 
402 

402 
402 
417 
432 
432 

448 
463 
448 
448 
448 

213 
213 
225 
225 
250 


237 
237 
237 
213 
191 

191 
202 
202 
213 
225 

213 
225 
225 
213 
225 

226 

99 
99 
85 
85 

85 
85 
66 
72 
72 

72 
54 
72 
72 
72 
66 


66 
66 
66 
66 
66 

66 
66 
66 
72 
72 

72 
72 
72 
72 
60 

60 
54 
54 
54 
54 

64 

54 
54 
64 
64 

54 
78 
92 
85 
85 
85 


85 


2 


92 


3 


85 


4 


02 


5 


78 


6 


02 




85 


8 


02 


9 


85 


10 


09 


11 


09 


12 


106 


13 


106 


14 


122 


15 


131 


16 


140 


17 


150 


18 


160 


19 

20 


150 
loO 


21 


150 


22 


160 


23 


114 


W 


122 


25 


99 


28 


114 


27 


85 


28 


92 


29 


85 


30 . .. 


85 


31 









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Manthly discharge of Red Rock River at Lima, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


DisehargP in seoand-feet. 


(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 




Mean. 


racy. 


Jftnumy _ _ - 


18 
21 
18 
191 
625 
610 
237 
92 

leo 


U 
16 
14 
16 
260 
213 
54 
64 
78 


16 

18.2 
16.6 
40.6 

432 

397 

149 
66 

110 


984 

1,010 
1.020 
2,420 
26,600 
23,600 
9,160 
4,060 
6,550 


B. 


Fobniftry , -.,,-,-,.,-.. 


B. 


Mm^h . . . . 


B. 


April 


B. 


^::::::::;::::::::::::::::. :::.:...:.:. :::.:... 


B. 


jnnf^ ..,,...,-, , . 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


September 


B. 






The period 








76,400 















BEAVERHEAD RIVER AT BARRATTS, MONT. 

Location. — One mile above Barratte and 2 miles south west of Dillon, Mont., in the 
SW. i SW. i sec. 20, T. 8 S., R. 9 W. 

BecordB available.— August 12, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — ^A standard chain gage was installed on the downstream side of the bridge 
June 22, 1908, to replace the ordinary sta£f gage which had previously been used; 
datum of chain gage the same as that of the staff gage. 

Channel. — Should not shift; rocky at the measuring section. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from downstream side of the bridge. 

Winter fiow. — Stream remains open during the winter months. 

Diversions. — Innumerable diversions are made above the station. Decreed water 
rights, aggregating 85,866 inches of water, are filed on from Lima on Red Rock 
River to a point 10 miles above Twin Bridges. The three largest canals diverted 
below the station are Canyon Creek canal, appropriating 6,000 inches; Union 
canal, appropriating 4,000 inches; and Beaverhead canal, diverted just north of 
Dillon, appropriating 5,000 inches. The Union Electric Co., of Dillon, has a 
canal with a carrying capacity of 6,000 inches. 

Beaverhead River is called Red Rock River from its source in Red Rock I>akes 
to the post office of Red Rock, below which it is called the Beaverhead. The prin- 
cipal tributaries to the Beaverhead above the station are Grasshopper Creek, 12 miles 
south of Dillon; Horse Prairie Creek, 20 miles south; and Rattlesnake and Blacktail 
Deer creeks. Irrigation has probably been practiced in Beaverhead Valley longer 
than in any other valley in Montana, ditches constructed in the early seventies being 
still in operation. 

Discharge measurements of Beaverhead River at Barratts^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 




Hydrographer. 


Gaoe 
height. 


Dis- 
charge, 


Apr. 22 

Jmy 10 


C. S. Heldel 




Feet. 
1.26 
1.02 
.78 


Sec-fi. 
416 


... do 


291 


Sept. 19 


do 


214 







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31 



Daily gaffe height, in feet, of Beaverhead River at Barrattefor 1911. 
[W. A. Meeds, observer.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.60 
1.55 
1.45 
1.30 
1.20 

1.05 
1.05 
1.00 
1.05 
1.20 

1.10 
1.05 
.88 
.86 
.91 

.96 
1.00 

.96 
1.06 
1.10 

1.15 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.15 

1.20 
1.30 
1.45 
1.40 
1.30 


1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.15 

1.15 
1.20 
1.25 
1.25 
1.10 

1.10 
1.00 
1.00 
1.05 
1.20 

1.40 
1.40 
1.30 
1.20 
1.20 

1.10 
1.15 
1.20 
1.45 
1.60 

1.80 
1.85 
1.80 
1.65 
1.50 
1.45 


1.50 
1.90 
2.00 
1.90 
1.95 

2.00 
1.90 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 

1.85 
1.95 
1.90 
2.10 
3.20 

3.20 
2.10 
1.95 
1.95 
2.50 

2.70 
2.40 
1.90 
1.65 
1.55 

1.35 
1.30 
1.40 
1.45 
1.75 


1.90 
1.90 
1.60 
1.40 
1.25 

1.20 
1.10 
1.05 
1.05 
1.06 

.97 
.87 
.86 
.79 
.86 

.79 

:i 

.79 
.77 

.77 
.77 
.82 
.81 
.78 

.79 
.79 
.79 
.79 
.81 
.79 


0.78 
.81 
.94 
1.10 
1.05 

1.05 
.98 
.88 

.87 
.87 

.86 
.86 
.82 
.80 
.80 

.76 
.77 
.77 
.78 
.75 

.76 
.75 
.74 
.74 
.71 

.71 
.71 
.67 
.66 
.66 
.67 


0.69 
.67 
.70 
.80 
.81 

.90 

.86 
.90 
.85 
.85 

.75 
.80 
.90 
.90 
.80 

.80 
.80 
.75 
.80 
.81 

.80* 
.75 
.80 
• .84 
.81 

.80 
.80 
.84 

.85 
.85 


0.85 
.92 
.91 

.84 
.88 

.90 
.91 
.90 
.98 
1.05 

1.25 
1.25 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 

1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.30 
1.35 

1.40 
1.50 
1.65 
1.75 
1.85 

1.90 
1.90 
1.75 
1.60 
1.50 
1.50 


1 60 


2 




1 50 


3 


1.50 


4 ' 


1 50 


5 


1.60 
1.70 


6 1 






1 70 


8 




1 70 


9 

10 




1.60 
1.70 


n ' .. 


1.70 


12 : 


0.86 
.88 
.88 
.88 

.87 

.96 

1.05 

1.10 

1.15 

1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.45 
1.35 

1.15 
1.10 
1.05 
1.10 
1.30 
1.45 


1 60 


13 


1 60 


14 


1 70 


15 .. 




16 




17 




IS 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 .. 




2fi 




27 




2S 




29 




30 




31 









Daily discharge, 


in second-feet, 


of Beaverhead River at Barrattsfor 


1911. 




Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 

238 
263 
259 
234 
248 

255 
259 
275 

287 
318 

410 
410 
435 
435 
435 

410 
410 
410 
435 
460 

485 
540 
623 
680 
740 

770 
770 
680 
595 
540 
540 


Nov. 


1 


200 

204 
208 
312 
216 

220 
224 
228 
232 
235 

238 
241 
248 

248 
248 

244 
279 
318 
340 
362 

435 
435 
435 
512 
460 

383 

340 
318 
340 
436 
513 


505 
568 
512 
435 
385 

318 
318 
• 205 
318 
385 

340 
318 
248 
241 
250 

379 
395 
3T9 
818 
340 

363 
386 
385 
385 
362 

385 
436 
513 
485 
435 


385 

385 
385 
385 
363 

363 
385 
410 
410 
340 

340 
295 
295 
318 
385 

485 
485 
435 
385 
385 

340 
362 
385 
512 
505 

710 
740 
710 
622 
540 
512 


540 
770 
835 
770 
802 

835 

770 
965 
965 
965 

740 
802 
770 
900 
965 

065 
900 
802 
802 
1,170 

1,310 

1,100 

770 

622 

568 

460 
436 
485 
512 
680 


770 
770 
595 
485 
410 

385 
340 
318 
318 
318 

283 
245 
238 
216 
238 

216 
230 
227 
216 
210 

210 
210 
227 
224 
213 

216 
216 
216 
216 
224 
216 


313 
224 
371 
340 
318 

318 
387 
248 
245 
245 

241 
241 
227 
220 
220 

206 
210 
310 
313 
303 

306 
303 

199 
199 

188 

188 
188 
174 
171 
171 
174 


182 
174 
185 
220 
224 

255 
241 
255 
238 
238 

. 202 
220 
255 
255 
220 

230 
220 
202 
220 
224 

220 
203 
320 
234 

z 

220 
220 
234 
238 
238 


595 


2 


540 


3 


540 


4 .. 


540 


5 


595 


6 ... 


650 




650 


g . 


650 


9 


595 


10 


650 


11 


650 


12 


505 


13 ... 


505 


14 


650 


15 .. 


630 


16 


610 


17 


440 


IS 


433 


19 .. 


426 


20 


419 


21... 


412 


22 


405 


23 


398 


24 


391 


25 


384 


26 


377 


27 


370 


2S 


363 


28 


356 


30 


350 


31 









Note.— Daily discharge determined from a well-defined rating curve. Discharge estimated Mar. 1 to 11 
iDd Nov. 15 to 30. 



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Monthly discharge of Beaverhead River at BarralUf Mont, ^ for 1911, 



Month. 


DiadhargB m second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Ma^lmn"*- 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January r ....... - „...,,-, - - 






a250 
0200 
300 
373 
440 
799 
304 
224 
323 
447 
509 
a350 


15,400 
11,100 
18,400 
33,200 
37,100 
47,500 
18,700 
13,800 
13,300 
27,600 
30,300 
21,500 


D 


Ff^bniary 






D 


March... 


A13 
595 
740 
1,310 
770 
340 
255 
770 
660 


200 
341 
395 
435 
310 
171 
174 
234 
350 


r 


April 


B 


^y.::: :::.:..:.......:: 


B. 


Jim© . - , - 


B 


July 


B. 


AUEUSt 


B 


September 


B. 


October 


B 


November 


C. 


Pecember 


D. 










The year ...... 


1,310 




368 


367,000 





















JEFFEBSON RIYEB NEAR SILYERSTAR, MONT. 

Location. — In sec. 23, T. 2 8., R. 6 W., at the big highway bridge on the road from 

Sllverstar to Iron Rod, a station on a branch of the Northern Pacific Railway. 

The principal tributaries below the station are Pipestone and Whitctail oreekn 

and Boulder River. 
BecordB available.— August II to December 31, 1910; May 1 to October 31, 1911. 
Drainage area.^Not measured. 

Gage.— Standard sta£f gage &stened to pier on downstream side. 
Channel. — Gravel. 

Difldiarge measurements. — Made from the lower side of highway bridge. 
Winter flow. — Ice present. 
Diversions. — Irrigation is carried on extensively from the headwaters of this stream 

to its mouth. 

Discharge measurements of Jefferson River near Silverstar, Mont., 1911. 



Date. 




Hydrographer. 


Gaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 26 
June 14 


C. S. Heidel 




3.53 
6.20 
3.94 
3.60 


Sec'fi. 

2,5M) 
8,710 


do 


July 7 
Sept. 14 


do 


1,510 


do 


920 







Daily gage height j in feet , of Jefferson River near Silverslar^ Mont, y for 1911. 
[C. A. Barkell, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.60 
3.50 
3.45 
3.50 
3.65 

3.60 
3.70 
3.75 
3. HO 
3.80 


3.75 

3.90 

4.7 

5.0 

5.3 

5.8 
5.8 
5.9 
6.1 
6.2 


■■*4.'6" 

3.90 
8.70 
8.50 

3.45 
3.30 
3.30 
3.25 
3.15 


3.30 
3.10 
1.95 
3.00 
3.10 

3.30 
2.20 
2.20 
2.25 
2.30 


2.30 
2.30 
2.30 
3.30 
3.35 

2.51 
2,55 
2.60 
2.70 
2.70 


2.55 
2.60 
3.60 
2.55 
2.55 

2.50 
2.50 
3.65 
2.60 
2.65 


3.30 


2 


3.30 


3 


3.15 


4 


3.10 


6 , 


3.15 


1 


3.15 


7 


3 20 


8 


3.20 


g 




10 





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Daily gage height, in feet, of Jeffermm River near SUverHar, Mont. Jor i97i— <!)ontinu6d. 



bay. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jone. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


11 




3.75 
3.60 
3.60 
3.65 
3.80 

3. go 

3.90 
3.90 
4.0 
3.90 

3.80 
3.70 
3.70 
3.60 
3.60 

3.65 
3.70 
3.70 
3.70 
3.70 
3.60 


6.3 
6.3 
6.2 
6.3 
6.3 

6.4 
6.3 
6.3 
6.0 
6.0 

6.9 
5.6 
6.4 
5.3 
6.0 

4.9 
4.6 
4.5 
4.3 
4.1 


3.10 
3.00 
3.00 
3.90 
3.80 

X75 
3.75 
3.76 
X70 
3.70 

2.65 
2.65 
3.60 
3.50 
3.45 

3.40 
3.40 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 


3.30 
3.35 
3.40 
3.40 
3.35 

2.30 
X30 
2.30 
3.35 
3.30 

2.30 
3.30 
3.15 
3.10 
2.10 

3:10 
3.15 
3.30 
X30 
3.35 
X30 


3.65 
3.60 
3:55 

3.40 
3.40 

2.33 
3.30 
3.30 
X33 
2.35 

3.40 
3.40 
3.35 
3.40 
3.40 

3.45 
X50 
X50 
3.50 
X50 


X70 
3.70 
3.75 
3.80 
3.80 

i.85 
3.90 
3.90 
3.95 
3.00 

3.00 
3.05 
8.00 
8.00 
3.00 

3.00 
8.00 
3.10 
3.30 
8.30 
3.25 




12 






13 






14 







15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 






27 


3.60 
3.70 
3.80 
8.80 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Note.— Oag» heights distorted by Joe after Oct. 27. 

Daiig dischargey in eeeond-feet, of Jeffereon River near SilvereUxr, Mont., for 1911, 

[C. A. Barken, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




2,500 
2,320- 
2,240 
2330 
2,410 

2,500 
2,690 
2,790 
2,890 
2,890 

2,790 
2,500 
2,500 
2,600 
2,890 

8,090 
3,090 
8,090 
8,300 
8,090 

2,890 
2,600 
2600 
2,500 
2,500 

2,600 
2 690 
2,690 
2,690 
2,690 
2,500 


2,790 
3,090 
4,870 
5,600 
6;360 

7,660 
7660 
7,930 
8,470 
8,740 

8,740 
8.740 
8,740 
8,740 
9,010 

9,380 
9,010 
8,740 
8,200 
8,200 

7,930 
7,140 
6,620 
6,100 
5,600 

5,350 
4,630 
4,400 
3,730 
3,610 


8,400 
8,300 
8,090 
2 690 
2;330 

2,240 
1980 
1,980 
1,900 
1,740 

1,660 
1,510 
1,510 
1,370 
1,240 

1,180 
1180 
1 180 
1,120 
1,130 

1,060 

1,060 

1,010 

900 

850 

800 
800 
620 
620 
620 
620 


620 
540 
440 
470 
540 

710 
630 
630 
665 

710 

710 
755 
800 
800 
765 

710 
710 
710 
665 
620 

620 
620 
580 
540 
540 

540 
580 
620 
620 
665 
710 


710 
710 
710 
710 
755 

911 

955 

1,010 

1,120 

1,120 

1,060 

1,010 

955 

800 

800 

728 
710 
710 
728 
755 

800 

800 
755 
800 
800 

850 
900 
900 
900 
900 


055 


2 .* 




1,010 

1,010 

955 


3 




4 




5 




055 


6 




900 


7 




900 


8 




055 


9 




1,010 
1,060 

1,130 
1,130 
1,180 
1,240 
1,240 

1,800 
1,370 
1,370 
1440 
1,510 

1,510 
1580 
1,510 
1,510 
1,510 

1,510 


10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 


2,500 

2,890 
2,890 


1.510 


28 


1,500 


29 


1 500 


30 


1,500 


31 . . . . 


1,500 







SITS**— wsp 306—14 



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Monthly discharge of Jeffenon River near SUveritar, Mo7U,,/or 1911, 



Month. 



DiKharga In aeoood-flBet 



Run-off 
(totelJn 
acie-fBet). 



Aocu- 

TBCJ. 



May 

June 

July 

Aufmst 

September. 
October 



3,300 

9,280 

3,400 

800 

i,iao 

1,580 



2,340 
2,790 

oao 

440 
710 
900 



3,700 
6,850 
1,510 
630 
846 
1,270 



166,000 
408,000 
02,800 
30,300 
50,300 
78,100 



The period . 



835,000 



MISSOURI RIVER AT TOSTON, MONT. 

Locatioii. — In SW. i sec. 23, T. 5 N., R. 2 E., at the highway bridge croesing MisBOuri 
River at Toeton, Mont. ; about 25 miles below the union of Gallatin, Jefferson, and 
Madison rivers. 

Records available.— April 5, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Standard chain gage attached to downstream side of bridge. 

Channel. — Rocky and permanent. 

Discharge meaBarements. — ^Made from cable just above bridge. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice only in extremely cold weather. 

The only important tributary between the gaging station and the headwater forks 
is Sixteenmile Creek. 





Discharge measurements of Missouri River at Toston, Mont, 


, 1911. 




Date. 


Hydrograpbar. 


heigSl 


oharge. 


Apr. 12 

Ji|p^ 10 


B. E. Jones 


4.05 
7.85 
3.82 
3.48 


8ee.-/L 
4,700 


do . 


21,900 


July 17 
Aug. 18 


do 


3.750 


do 


3,230 







Daily gage height y in feet, of Missouri River at Toston, Mont., for 1911, 
[W. B. Lorentz, observer.) 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 


3.05 
2.75 
3.00 
3.65 
3.35 

3.25 
3.30 
3.35 
3.35 
3.25 

3.30 

2.90 

5.2 

8.8 

0.0 

8.9 
8.9 
8.8 
9.0 
8.7 


7.7 
7.5 
7.2 
7.2 
7.6 

7.4 
7.5 
6.6 
5.5 
5.4 

5.0 
4.1 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.0. 
3.95 
3.85 
4.0 
8.80 


6.2 
6.6 
6.5 
6.4 
6.1 

5.2 
4.6 
5.0 
4.4 

4.0 

4.3 

4.0 
3.85 
3.90 
3.90 

4.0 

4.1 

3.95 

3.90 

8.95 


8.00 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.3 

4.3 
4.3 
4.2 
4.1 
4.0 

4.0 
4.05 
4.0 
3.95 
3.80 

8.80 
3.80 
3.85 
3.80 
8.90 


4.4 
4.4 

4.2 

ti 

4.4 
4.6 
4.8 
4.9 
5.0 

4.9 
4.8 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.8 
5.0 
5.1 
5.0 
5.0 


5.2 
5.8 
6.6 
6.8 
7.6 

7.7 
7.8 
7.8 
8.0 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
8.2 
8.2 
8.4 

8.4 
8.2 
8.0 
7.8 
7.6 


6.4 
5.4 
5.2 

"5*6'* 

5.0 
4.9 

4.8 
4.7 
4.6 

4.4 

4.1 
3.8 
3.85 
3.80 

8.70 
8.75 
3.55 
3.50 
8.50 


3.20 
8.15 
3.10 
8.15 
8.20 

3.36 
3.40 
8.40 
8.35 
3.25 

3.36 
3.40 
3.35 
3.60 
3.65 

8.60 
3.60 
3.55 
3.50 
3.15 


2.06 
2.96 
3.00 
8.10 
3.00 

2.96 
8.15 
8.40 
3.45 
3.45 

3.45 
3.45 
3.40 
3.45 
8.46 

3.45 
3.45 
3.50 
8.45 
8.45 


8.45 
3.45 
8.45 
8.55 
8.60 

8.55 
3.55 
3.55 
3.55 
3.60 

8.65 
3.55 
3.55 
8.65 
3.80 

8.70 
3.05 
8.65 
8.65 
3.76 


8.65 
3.60 
3.65 
3.70 
3.70 

3.85 
8.75 
8.65 
3.70 
3.15 

3.00 
2.85 
3.05 
3.80 
3.75 

3.70 

3.65 

3.85 

4.0 

3.00 


3.50 


2 


3.45 


3 


3.40 


4 


3.50 


5 


3.45 


6 


3.50 


7 


3.50 


8 


3.45 


9 


3.50 


10 


3.45 


11 


8.55 


12 


3.45 


13 


3.45 


14 


3.50 


15 


3.45 


16 


3.45 


17 


3.55 


18 


3.50 


19 


3.30 


20 


3.25 



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Daily §age heighi^ in feet, of Mieeovri River at ToeUmy MonX.yfor 1911 — Continued. 



T>*7- 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Har. 


^Pr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec. 


n 


8.5 
8.5 
8.5 
8.3 
7.8 

7.8 
7.8 
7.6 
7.6 
7.5 
7.4 


8.80 

4.4 

5.4 

7.4 

5.4 

7.5 
6.4 
7.0 


4.0 
4.0 
4.1 
4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

3.90 

3.90 

8.90 

3.80 

3.80 


8.90 
3.95 
4.0 
4.2 
4.2 

4.1 
4.0 
4.3 
4.5 
4.5 


5.0 
4.8 
4.7 
4.8 
5.0 

5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.2 
5.3 


7.6 
7.6 
7.3 
7.0 
6.8 

6.2 
5.9 
5.6 
5.4 
5.4 


3.50 
3.45 
3.45 
8.50 
8.85 

3.25 
3.20 
3.90 
3.15 
3.05 
3.10 


2.06 
2.06 
2.95 
3. OS 
2.06 

8.00 
2.95 
2.95 
3.00 
8.00 
8.00 


3.85 
8.45 
8.45 
3.40 
8.85 

8.45 
3.40 
8.50 
3.45 
8.45 


8.70 
8.65 
3.66 
8.70 
3.80 

8.75 
8. TO 
3.60 
8.66 
8.70 
3.65 


3.75 
8.85 
8.85 
8.80 
3.65 

3.60 
8.55 
3.50 
8.55 
3.55 


3.38 


22 


3.40 


23 


8.45 


M 


8.55 


25 


8.15 


26 


3.06 


27 


2.95 


28 


2.90 


29 


2.65 


30 


6.3 


31 


7.6 







NOTE.~-<higB heights Jan. 1 to Mar. 12 and Dec. 80 to 31 distorted by loe. 

Iktiiy discharge, in teeond-feetf of Miuouri River at Toeton, Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



1. 
2. 
3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11, 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
21. 

25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29 
90. 
81 



2,180 
1,570 
1,340 
1,180 
2,840 

2,980 
2,950 
2,740 
3,230 
2,970 

2,400 
2,120 
1,720 
1,820 
1,500 

1,800 
2,170 
2,160 
2,400 
2,820 

3,110 
3,090 
3,060 
3,020 
2,780 

3,270 
3,080 
3,080 
8,040 
8,300 
3,300 



3,860 
3,000 
3,940 
8,670 
3,480 

8,280 
8,220 
8,280 
8,090 
3,960 

3,330 
3,430 
3,280 
3,060 
3,350 

3,210 
2,970 
2,800 
2,890 
2,830 

2,590 
2,470 
2,460 
2,540 
2,640 

2,520 
2,300 
2,410 



2,480 
2,400 
2,710 
2,680 
2,960 

3,360 
3,980 
4,630 
5,240 
4,740 

4,660 
5,560 
4,100 
<260 
4,250 

4,560 
4,890 
4,400 
4,250 
4,400 

4,560 

1'5S 
4,800 

4,800 

4,890 

4,890 
4,250 
4,260 
4,260 
8,950 
3,960 



4,250 
4,800 
4,800 
4,800 
5,580 

5,580 
5,580 
5,230 
4,890 
4,560 

4,560 
4,720 
4,560 
4,400 
3,960 

3,960 
3,960 
4,100 
3,960 
4,250 

4,250 
4,400 
4,560 
5,230 
5,230 

4,800 
4,560 
5,230 
6,310 
6,310 



5,940 
5,940 
5,230 
5,230 
5,580 

5,940 
6,090 
7,480 
7,800 
8,300 

7,890 
7,480 
6,600 
6,690 
6,600 

7,480 
8,300 
8,710 
8,300 
8,300 

8,300 
7,480 
7,080 
7,480 
8,300 

0,990 
9,990 
9,900 
0,990 
9,130 
0,560 



9,130 
11,700 
15,400 
16,400 
90,500 

21,100 
21,600 
21,600 
22,700 
22,700 

22,700 
22,700 
23,800 
23,800 
24,900 

24,900 
23,800 
22,700 
21,600 
»,500 

20,600 
20,500 
18,900 
17,400 
16,400 

13,500 
12,200 
10,800 
9,900 
9,990 



0,990 
0,990 
9,130 
8,720 
8,300 

8,300 
7,890 
7,480 
7,080 
6,600 

5,940 
4,890 
3,950 
4,100 
3,950 

3,660 
3,800 
3,240 
3,110 
8,110 

3,110 
2,980 
2,080 
3,110 
2,720 

2,480 
2,360 
2,360 
2,240 
2,020 
2,130 



2,360 
2,240 
2,130 
2,240 
2,360 

3,720 
2,850 
2,850 
2,720 
2,480 

2,720 
2,850 
2,720 
3,880 
3,520 

3,380 
3,380 
3,340 
3,110 
2,240 

1,8» 
1,820 
1,820 
2,030 
1,820 

1,920 
1,830 
1,830 
1,930 
1,920 
1,930 



1,830 
1,830 
1,930 
2,130 
1,920 

1,820 
2,240 
2,850 
2,980 
2,980 

2,960 
2,960 
2,850 
2,980 
2,980 

2,960 
2,080 
3,110 
2,080 
2,980 

2,720 
2,980 
2,980 
2,850 
2,720 

2,980 
2,850 
3,110 
2,980 
2,980 



2,980 
2,980 
2,980 
3,340 
3,380 

8,340 
3,340 
3,340 
3,240 
3,380 

3,240 
3,240 
3,240 
3,520 
3,960 

3,660 
3,520 
3,520 
3,520 
3,800 

8,660 
8,520 
3,520 
3,660 
3,960 

3,800 
8,660 
3,380 
3,520 
8,660 
3,520 



3,520 
3,380 
3,520 
3,660 
8,660 

4,100 
8,800 
3,520 
3,660 
3,240 

1,930 
1,640 
3,090 
8,950 
3,800 

8,660 
8,530 
4,100 
4,560 
4,350 

8,800 
4,100 
4,100 
3,950 
3,530 

3,380 
3,340 
3,110 
3,340 
3,340 



3,110 
3,980 
3,860 
3,110 
2,980 

3,110 
3,110 
2,980 
3,110 
2,980 

3,240 
2,980 
2,980 
3,110 
2,980 

2,980 
8,240 
3,110 
2,600 
2,480 

2,790 
2,860 
2,980 
3,240 
2,240 

2,030 

1,8» 
1,730 
1,380 
1,360 
1,350 



Note.— Daily discharge determined from a weU-4eflned rating curve, 
is reoQvd of flow at Canyon Ferry dam. 



DaUy discharge Jan. 1 to Mar. IS 
Monthly disdtarge of Miuouri River at Toeton, Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 


Disobaige hi seooDd-teet 


Run-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aooop 


Maximum. 




Mean. 


racy. 


January - , - , r r r , - - 


3,390 
3,940 
5,560 
6,310 
9,990 
24,900 
9,990 
3,520 
3,110 
3,960 
4560 
3,240 


^:^ 

2,400 
3,960 
1^280 
9,130 

1,820 
1820 
2,960 
1040 
i;360 


2,550 
3,070 
4,100 

7,680 
18,800 

S'S2 
2,460 

2,710 

3^460 

3,470 

^700 


157,000 
170,000 
258,000 
285,000 
472,000 
1,120,000 
301,000 
151,000 
161000 
212,000 
206,000 
166,000 


C. 




C. 


toS!^::;:;:;::;::::::::::;:::::::;:::;;;:::::;: 


C. 


April 


B. 


1^: ;: ; ; 


B. 


Si:::::::::;;::::;:;:::;::::::.:::.:.:::.::..:.. 


B. 


JnJy. 


B. 


AWDSt 


B. 


flAntenbir 


B. 


cSoS?!::: ■;;;:;:;;;;::;::;:;;;::::;;::;:.:.:.: 


B. 


NoTonbcr 


B. 


Tinsmbflf 


B. 






The veer 


24,900 


1,180 


5,060 


8,660,000 









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MISSOURI BIVEB AT CASCADE; MONT. 

Location. — ^At the highway bridge, 100 yards from the Great Northern Railway, on 

the east side of the town of Cascade, Mont. 
Becords available.—July 20, 1902, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 18,300 square miles. 

Qage. — Standard chain gage attached to the bridge; datum unchanged. 
Channel. — Probably permanent except at extreme flood stages. 
Discharge meaauremente. — ^Made from lower side of bridge. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

The most important tributaries between this station and the station at Toston, 
above, are Dearborn River, Little Prickly Pear Creek, and Prickly Pear Creek. 
Although irrigation is extensively practiced in the Missouri River valley, the water 
is taken from the tributary streams, the Missouri itself because of its high banks and 
great variation in flow and difficulty of diversion being little used. 

Discharge measurements of Missouri River at Cascade, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 




heigSt. 


Dia- 
Gbarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


fae^t. 


Dto- 
cbarge. 


Mar. 2 


C.S.Heldel 


FeeL 
Ice. 
5.40 
5.35 
5.98 
6.48 


aeC'fU 
3,020 
6,440 
6,320 
8,710 
10,100 


Jane 22 
July 12 
Aug. 16 
Sept. 23 
Oct. 14 


B. E. Jones 


FteL 
0.88 
5.90 
4.53 
4.54 
4.80 


Sec-fi, 
23,000 
7,660 
8,980 
8, MO 
4,420 


Apr. 10 
10 


J.C. Beebe 


do 


do 

B. S. Jones 


J.C. Beebe 


iiTg 


R.Richards 


do 


W. A. iMT^Y} 









Daily gage height, in feet, of Missouri River at Cascade, Mont., for 1911. 
[W. W. Doaa, observer.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




5.5 
5.5 
5.6 
5.6 
5.5 

5.6 
5.7 
5.5 
5.5 
5.5 

5.4 
5.4 
5.3 
5.3 
5.3 

6.3 
5.0 
5.0 
5.3 
5.1 

5.3 
5.3 
5.3 
5.2 
5.5 

5.5 
5.6 
5.6 
5.6 
5.6 


5.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.8 
5.4 

5.4 
5.1 
5.4 
5.8 
6.6 

6.7 
6.7 
6.1 
6.1 
6.2 

6.2 
5.6 
4.7 
3.4 
3.1 

3.05 
4.8 
6.0 
6.4 
6.2 

&6 
7.0 
7.2 
7.1 
7.2 
7.1 


7.1 
7.0 
7.3 
8.0 
8.4 

&9 
9.3 
9.7 
10.0 
10.0 

10.1 
10.1 
10.3 
10.3 
10.4 

10.7 
10.9 
10.7 
10.6 
10.2 

9.9 
10.1 
9.7 
9.4 
9.2 

8.9 
8.3 
7.9 
7.5 
7.4 


7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.1 
7.1 

7.0 
6.8 
6.6 
6.3 
6.2 

6.0 
5.8 
5.6 
5.8 
4.8 

4.5 
485 
4.45 
4.4 

4.5 

4.35 

4.1 

4.0 

3.95 

4.06 

4.2 

4.3 

4.25 

4.2 

3.95 

3.95 


3.8 

3.8 

3.95 

4.2 

4.2 

4.15 
4.2 
4.85 
4.25 
4.5 

4.5 
4.4 
4.4 

4.25 
4.6 

4.6 

4.25 

4.5 

4.6 

4.5 

4.4 

4.3 
4.05 
3.8 
3.8 

3.75 

3.9 

4.0 

3.05 

3.9 

3.9 


3.95 
3.85 
3.8 
3.9 
4.15 

4.3 

4.1 

4.0 

3.75 

3.8 

8.85 

3.95 

8.8 

4.15 

3.9 

3.8 

4.3 

4.35 

4.5 

4.45 

4.45 

4.4 

4.4 

4.35 

4.85 

4.26 

4.15 

4.85 

4.4 

4.4 


4.45 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.6 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.6 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 

4.8 
4.9 
4.8 
4.9 
4.9 

4.8 
4.8 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.9 


4.9 
4.9 

4.8 
4.9 
4.8 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
5.0 

6.8 
7.2 
6.2 
5.4 
5.7 

5.6 
5.8 
6.0 
6.2 
6.6 

8.2 
&6 
5.7 
5.2 
5.3 

5.4 
5.2 
5.4 
5.2 
4.8 


4.6 


2 




4.6 


3 




4.5 


4 




4.45 


5 




4.45 


6 




4.35 


7 




4.35 


8 




4.25 


9....:.:::.::..:. : 




4.35 


10. 




4.45 


11 .... 




4.45 


12 




4.45 


13. 




4.6 


14 




5.0 


15 




4.7 


16 




4.6 


17 . ... 




4.6 


18 


5.6 
5.5 
5.4 

5.4 
5.3 
5.4 
5.4 
5.3 

6.3 
5.3 
5.4 
5.4 
5.5 
5.5 


4.6 


19 

20 


4.7 
4.6 


21 


4.3 


22 


4.4 


23 


5.0 


24 


5.6 


25 


6.2 


26 


6.7 


27. 


6.3 


28 


6.4 


28 


5.0 


30 


6.0 


31 


6.4 







NoTB.— Gage heights Nov. 10 to 30 and Deo. 23 to 31 distorted by toe. Low readings May 18 to 22 
by dosing of gates at Hauser Lake dam. 



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DaUy disdiarffe, in seoond-feetf of Miswuri River at Cateade, MavU.ffor 1911. 



Day. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



Itoy. 



Jnna. 



July. 



Aag. 



Sept 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Deo. 



1 

2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9. 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15. 




16 




17 




18 


7,080 
6,700 
6,4fi0 

«,40O 

e,uo 

6,4fi0 
6 4fi0 
6,150 

6»lfi0 
6,U0 
6,4fi0 

6,7» 
6,700 


19 


20 


21 


22. 


23 ^.. 

24 


25 


2S 


27 


28 


29 


90 


31 



6,780 
6,760 
7,060 
7,080 
6,760 

7,080 
7,400 
6,760 
6,760 
6,760 

6,460 
6,460 
6,160 
6,160 
6,160 

6,160 
5,270 
5,270 
6,160 
5,560 

6,150 
6,160 
6,150 
5,860 

6»7eo 

6,760 
7,080 
7,080 
7,080 
7,080 



7,400 
7,400 
7,400 
7,730 
6,460 

6,450 
5,560 
6,460 
7,730 
10,600 

10,000 
10,900 
8,740 
8,740 
0,060 

0,060 
7,080 
4,420 
1,510 
1,040 

065 
4,700 
8,400 
0,780 
0,080 

10,600 
12,000 
12,800 
12,400 
12,800 
12,400 



12,400 
12,000 
13,100 
15,800 
17,300 

19,200 
20,800 
22,300 
23,600 
23,600 

23,900 
23,900 
24,700 
24,700 
26,100 

26,400 
27,200 
26,400 
26,000 
24,300 

28,100 
23,900 
22,300 
21,100 
20,300 

10,100 
16,700 
15,200 
13,600 
13,200 



11,600 
11,600 
11,600 
12,000 
12,000 

11,600 
10,900 
10,100 
0,040 
8,600 

8,000 
7,340 
6,700 
7,340 
4,380 

8,600 
3,220 
3,400 
8,340 
8,600 

8,230 
3,630 
3,410 
2,300 
3,530 

3,800 
8,100 
8,300 
8,140 
3,580 
3,580 



2,200 
2,200 
2,580 
3,140 
3,140 

8,020 
3,140 
3,600 
3,300 
3,880 

8,890 
3,630 
3,630 
3,360 
4,160 

4,160 
3,360 
3,890 
4,160 
3,890 

3,630 
3,380 
3,800 
3,200 
3,300 

2,100 
3,470 
3,600 
3,680 
3,470 
3,470 



3,580 
3,360 
2,200 
2,470 

3,Qao 

8,380 
2,910 
2,600 
2,160 
2,200 

2,360 
2,680 
2,360 
3,030 
3,470 

3,300 
3,380 
3,600 
3,890 
3,760 

8,760 
3,630 
3,630 
8,600 
8,600 

8,360 
8,030 
3,600 
3,630 
8,630 



3,760 
4,150 
4,160 
4,160 
4,150 

4,150 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
3,860 

4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 

4,380 
4,660 
4,380 
4,660 
4,660 

4,380 
4,380 
4,660 
4,660 
4,660 

4,880 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,660 



4,660 
4,660 
4,380 
4,660 
4,380 

4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,380 
4,360 

4,330 
4,290 
4,360 
4,230 
4,300 

4,170 
4,140 
4,110 
4,090 
4,070 

4,060 
4,080 
4,010 
3,990 
3,970 

8,060 
3,930 
8,910 
3,880 
8,870 



3,860 
3,860 
3,590 
3,460 
3,460 

8,230 
3,220 
2,980 
3,220 
3,460 

3,460 
3,460 
3,860 
4,930 
4,110 

3,860 
3,860 
3,860 
4,110 
3,860 

3,100 
3,340 
3,200 
8,100 
8,000 

2,900 
2,800 
2,700 
2,600 
2,600 
2,400 



Non.— Dafly discharge determined from rating corves as follows: June 18 to July 37 and Oct. 7 to Deo. 
31, faHy weU defined between 3,410 and 23,600 aeoond-feet; Mar. 18 to June 17 and July 38 to Oct. 6, foirlj 
wdU defined between 3,600 and 33,600 seoond-feet. 

Monthly discharge of Missouri River at Cascade, Monty for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 18,300 square mllM.) 



Month. 



Jumary... 
February. , 
Karoh.... 
April 



June 

July 

August 

September. 
October.... 
November.. 
December.. 



Theyei 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



7,080 
7,400 
13,800 
37,300 
13,000 
4,150 
3,890 
4,660 
4,660 
4,080 



37,300 



Minimum. 



6,370 
965 
13,000 
3,300 
3,160 
3,160 
8,760 
3,870 
3,400 



965 



Mean. 



a3,300 
03,700 
6,670 
6,600 
8,080 
30,700 
6,160 
8,140 

3,Qao 

4,370 
4,300 
8,400 



6,000 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.175 
.303 
.310 
.355 
.443 

1.13 
.336 
.173 
.165 



.186 



.338 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
inches on 
drainage 



a30 
.21 
.36 
.40 
.51 

1.26 
.39 
.20 
.18 
.28 
.26 
.21 



4.46 



Total in 
aore>feet. 



197,000 
206,000 
349,000 
387,000 
497,000 
1,230,000 
378,000 
193,000 
180,000 
269,000 
250,000 
209,000 



4,340,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



• Estimated from records obtained at Canyon Ferry dam. 
Non.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 17 estimated at 6,000 aeoond-feet per day. 



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MISSOUBI RIVEB AT PORT BENTON, MONT. 

Locaticoi. — ^At the public highway bridge at Fort Benton, Mont. 

Records available.— July 1, 1902, to April 27, 1910, gage heights recorded by United 

States Weather Bureau; April 28, 1910, to December 31, 1910, United States 

Geological Survey records, including partial estimates of run-off for the year 1910. 
Drainage area.— 112,000 square miles. 
Q^e.— A Mott gage installed April 11, 1907, on upstream side of bridge; datum 

unchanged. 
Channel.— ^Probably permanent except in flood. 
Discharge measurements. — Made from downstream side of bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected b^ ice. 
Accuracy. — No estimates are made for 1911 as gage heights are in error and are not 

published. 

Discharge measureTnents of Missouri River at Fort Benton^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oage 
height. 


Dia- 
cbarge. 


Apr. 10 
10 


W.A.Lamb 


Feet. 
1.95 
1.95 
3.84 


8ee.-n. 
7,240 

7, no 

15,000 


July 9 

25 

Aug. 30 


J. C. Beebe 


Feet. 

3.38 

.93 

.77 


See.-Jl. 
13,100 


do 


do 


4 130 


May 31 


J. C. Beebe 


R.Richards 


8,680 







TBIBXTTA&Y BASINS. 

BIOHOLE RIVER BASIN. 

BIGHOLE BIVSR KZAB DSWXT. MOITT. 

Location. — In sec. 36, T. 1 N., R. 11 W., at Young's bridge, 4 miles above Dewey 
and 11 miles above Divide, Mont.; a few miles below the mouth of Wise River. 

Becords available.— September 15 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Qage. — Staff festened to southeast piling of bridge on downstream side. 

Channel. — Rocky and clean; nonshifting. 

Discharge measurements.— Made from bridge. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Diversions.— Water is diverted from this stream for irrigation. 

Artificial control. — A large hydroelectric power plant is in operation about 8 miles 
below the station. 

Discharge measurements o/Bigkole River near Dewey ^ Monty in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t. 


Db- 
oharge. 


Apr. 21 


C.8. Heidel 


Feet. 

3.96 
4.94 
2.20 


Secrft. 

1,060 
2 run 


Jmy 8 


......do 


Sept. 18 


do 


'•mo 





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Daily gage Jieightf in feet, o/Bighole River near Dewey, Mont, for 1911. 
[W. T. Neal, obaerver.] 



Day. 


Var. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juna. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 






4.4 

4.5 
4.3 
4.4 
4.0 

5.3 
4.0 
5.0 
5.2 
5.0 

4.8 
4.7 
4.0 
4.6 
5.1 

5.4 
6.5 
5.5 
5.3 
5.1 

4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.8 
4.8 

4.8 
4.7 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 


4.0 
5.6 
6.5 
7.0 
7.4 

7.6 
7.8 
7.6 
7.8 
7.0 

7.8 
7.6 
8.0 


""■5.'6* 

4.7 
4.6 

4.4 
4.3 
4.2 
4.1 


3.4 
3.3 
3.3 
3.4 
3.4 

3.6 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.2 

3.2 

3.2 
3.2 
8.1 
8.0 

3.0 
2.06 
2.0 
2.86 

2.8 

2.8 

2.7 

2.6 

2.65 

2.55 

2.45 

2.45 

2.35 

2.4 

2.35 

2.26 


2.25 

2.3 

2.2 

2.25 

^25 

2l3 
2.4 
2.4 

a. 45 

2.5 

2.46 

2.5 

2.4 

2.35 

2.3 

2.2 
2.25 
2.2 
2.2 
^2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
^2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.36 
2.25 


2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.55 

2.7 
3.0 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.1 
3.0 

2.06 
3.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.8 
2.65 


2.66 

2.6 

2.5 

2.5 

2.6 

2.45 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.35 

2.35 
2.4 
2.4 
2.6 
2.65 

2.65 

2.7 

2.65 

2.7 

2.7 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.46 

2.4 

2.4 

2.4 

2.4 

2.35 

2.3 


2.4 


2 






2.35 


3 






2.3 


4 






2.3 


5 






2.3 


6 






2.26 


7 






2.26 


8 






2.2 


Q 






2.2 


10 






2.2 


11 






2.2 


13 


2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.3 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.45 
2.5 

2.5 
2.6 
2.7 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 

2.8 

2.8 

2.85 

2.05 

3.2 


4.0 
4.4 
4.4 

4.4 
4.5 

4.7 
6.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 


2.2 


13 


2.2 


14 


2.2 


15 


2.2 


18 




4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
8.0 

3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 




17 




18 




19 




30 




21 

23 

23 

34 

25 




26 




37 




28 




20 




30 




31 









Daily discharge, in second-futy o/Bighole River near Dewey, Mont, for 1911. 



Day. 



Har. 



Apr. 



May. 



Jtma. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



3 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




13 


250 


13 


250 


14 


280 


IS 


280 


16 


315 


17 


315 


la 


315 


10 


332 


20 


850 


21 


360 


22 


300 


23 


430 


24 


470 


23 


470 


26 


470 


r 


470 


38 


470 


29 


402 


30 


538 


31 


656 



680 
TOO 
725 
750 
776 

800 
836 
860 
875 
000 

025 

050 

075 

1,000 

1,030 

1,050 
1,070 
1,000 
1,100 
1,120 

1,130 
1,440 
1,440 
1,440 
1,530 

1,720 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 



1,440 
1,530 
1,360 
1,440 
1,000 

2,330 
1,000 
2,000 
2,210 
2,000 

1,810 
1,720 
1,620 
1,620 
2,100 

2,460 
2,600 
2,600 
2,330 
2,100 

1,720 
1,720 
1,720 
1,810 
1,810 

1,810 
1,720 
1,620 
1,620 
1,620 
1,620 



1,000 
2,740 
4,080 
4,050 
5,670 

6, '30 
6,300 
6,030 
6,300 
6,570 

6,300 
6,080 
6,750 
7,660 
8,100 
8,550 
10,400 
0,780 
0,160 
8,550 

8,200 
7^840 
7,480 
7,110 
6,740 

6,380 
6,010 
5,660 
5,260 
4,020 



4,560 
4,100 
3,820 
3,460 
3,100 

2,730 
2,360 
2,000 
1,720 
1,630 

1,440 
1,300 
1,280 
1,200 
1,160 

1,130 
1,130 
1,130 
1,060 
1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

035 

870 

870 

810 
810 
756 
765 
755 
756 



765 


265 


706 


280 


706 


250 


755 


265 


755 


265 


870 


280 


810 


315 


756 


316 


755 


332 


656 


350 


656 


832 


656 


350 


655 


315 


606 


298 


560 


280 


560 


250 


538 


265 


515 


250 


402 


250 


470 


250 


470 


250 


430 


250 


300 


260 


870 


260 


370 


250 



332 

208 
315 
208 
265 



250 
250 
250 
266 
266 



280 
280 
315 
350 
350 
350 
850 
350 
360 
370 

430 
560 
606 
605 
605 

605 
606 
606 
605 
605 

606 
60S 
660 
606 
560 



560 
515 
515 
470 
410 



410 
800 
850 
350 
350 

332 

315 
315 
315 
206 

206 
315 
315 
300 
410 

410 
430 
410 
430 
430 

300 
300 
300 
350 
332 

316 
315 
315 
315 
208 
280 



315 
206 
280 
280 
280 

265 
265 
250 
250 
250 
260 
250 
250 
250 
260 



NoTS.— DaUy diachazge datermised from a rating curve that is fairly well defined below 2,600 seoond- 
fe«t. Discharge estimated aa follows: June 14, 7,650 aeoond-feet; June 16, 8,550 second-feet; June 17, 10,400 
Noond-fBet; Juna 20, 8,660 seoond-feat. Discharge interpolated for all other days on which gage heights 
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Monthly discharge of BighoU River near Dewey ^ Mont.j for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accra* 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 






aSOO 

8250 

343 

1,160 

1,870 

6,590 

1,640 

551 

276 

488 

365 

245 


18,400 

13,900 

21,100 

69,000 

116,000 

392,000 

101,000 

33,900 

16,400 

30,000 

21,700 

15,100 




February 








March 


655 

2,000 

2,600 

10,400 

4,560 

870 

350 

605 

430 

315 




C. 


Anril 


680 
1,360 
1,900 
755 
265 
250 
280 
280 


C. 


2Sir;;;:::;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


B. 


June 


C. 


July 


C. 


August 


B. 


September 


B. 


October 


B. 


November 


B. 


December 


C. 








The year .... i 


10,400 




1,170 


848,000 











a Estimated. 

Note.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 11 estimated at 250 second-feet per day; Dec. 16 to 31, 225 second-feet per day. 

RUBY RIVER BASIN. 
BITBT BIVXK HZAB ALDER, MONT. 

Location. — ^At the private bridge on Lauterbach's ranch, about 8 miles south of 

Alder, Mont. 
Records available.— April 27, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^About 540 square miles. 

Gtege.— Vertical staff spiked to bridge pile 4 feet from right bank. 
Channel. — Probably permanent, or only slightly shifting. Bed of stream below the 

gage composed of gravel and pebbles. At the gage the water is deeper and the 

material of the bed is finer. 
Discharge measurements. — ^At low and ordinary stages made by wading on riffle 

at control 200 feet below gage; high-stage measurements made from downstream 

side of bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Discharge measurements of Ruby River near Alder y, Mont.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 28 . 
June 12 . 


C. S. Heidd 


Feet. 
4.18 
6.75 
4.06 
3.89 


Sec'll. 
1S9 


do 


711 


July 14. . 


do 


158 


Sept. 15. 


do 


116 







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Tktily gage height, in feet, of Ruby River near Alder, Mont., for 1911. 
[Leo Hadfil, observar.) 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July* 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nor. 


1 




4.0 
4.1 
4.1 
4.3 
4.S 

6.1 
4.6 
4.7 
4.6 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.5 
4.0 
6.3 

6.0 
4.8 
4.6 
4.7 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
6.3 
6.6 
6.3 

6.3 
6.4 
6.4 
6.3 
6.0 
6.1 


6.4 
6.6 
6.6 
6.3 
6.3 

6.3 

■"'*6.*3* 
6.8 

6.0 
6.8 
6.1 
6.1 
6.0 

6.7 
6.5 
6.4 
5.3 
6.3 

6.4 
6.1 
4.0 
4.8 
4.7 

4.7 

4.7 
4.7 
4.8 
4.8 


4.7 
4.7 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.4 
4.4 

4.4 
4.3 
4.3 

4.3 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.1 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 


4.0 
4.1 
4.0 
4.0 
4.1 

4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 

4.1 
4.1 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
3.0 
3.0 
8.0 
8.0 

3.0 

1:1 

3.8 

3.8 
3.8 


3.8 
3.7 
8.7 
3.7 
8.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
4.0 
4.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

4.0 
8.0 
8.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 


4.0 
4.0 
4.1 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.1 
4.0 

4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
3.0 
3.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 


4.0 


2 




4.0 


3 




4.0 


4 




4.0 


5 




4.0 


6 




4.0 


7 




4.0 


8 




4.0 


9 




4.0 


10 




4«0 


11 




4.0 


12 




4.0 


13 




4.0 


14 




4.0 


IS 




4.0 


16 




4.0 


17 




4.0 


18 




4.0 


19 




4.0 


20 




4.0 


21 




4.0 


22 




3.0 


23 




8.0 


24 




3.0 


25 





8.0 


26 





8.0 


27 




3.0 


28 


4.3 
4.1 
4.0 


3.0 


29 


8.0 


30 


3.0 


31 











Daily discharge, in utxynd-feet, o 


/ Ruhy River 


near Alder, Mont., for 1911 




Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 




141 
166 
166 
310 
377 

473 
306 
340 
377 
306 

277 
308 
277 
406 
607 

438 
372 
308 
340 
277 

277 
277 
643 
652 
607 

607 
670 
670 
643 
438 
472 


670 
616 
662 
030 
030 

880 
805 
010 
020 
726 

803 
726 
840 
840 

764 

680 
615 
670 
543 
643 

670 
472 
405 
372 
340 

340 
340 
340 
372 
372 


340 
340 
306 
308 
277 

247 
347 
347 
210 
102 

103 
166 
166 
166 
166 

141 
141 
141 
141 
141 

141 
141 
141 
141 
141 

141 
166 
141 
141 
141 
141 


141 
166 
141 
141 
166 

310 
310 
103 
103 
103 

166 
166 
166 
166 
166 

166 
166 
141 
141 
141 

141 
117 
117 
117 
117 

117 
05 
05 
05 
06 
05 


05 
76 
76 
76 
05 

05 
.05 
05 
05 
06 

05 
05 
141 
141 
117 

117 

117 
117 
117 
117 

141 
117 
117 
141 
141 

. 141 
141 
141 
141 


141 
141 
166 
141 
141 

141 
141 
141 
141 
141 

141 
141 
166 
141 
141 

141 
141 
141 
117 
117 

141 
141 
141 
141 
141 

141 
141 
141 
117 
117 
117 


141 


2 




141 


3 




141 


4 




141 


5 




141 


6 




141 


7 




141 


8 .... 




141 


9 




141 


10 




141 


11 




141 


12 




141 


13 




141 


14 




141 


15 




141 


16 




141 


17 




141 


18 




141 


19 




141 


30 




141 


21 




141 


22 




117 


a 




117 


24 




117 


2S 




117 


26 




117 


27 




117 


28 


103 
166 
141 


117 


20 


117 


90 


117 


31 











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Monthly dMujorge of Ruby River near Alder, M(mL,/or 1911. 



Monih. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. 


Run-oir 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aocu" 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


May 


652 
920 
840 
210 
141 
166 
141 


141 
840 
141 
05 
76 
117 
117 


878 
680 
180 
147 
114 
180 
134 
a 100 


22,000 
87,600 
11,600 
0,040 
6,780 
8,550 
7,070 
6,150 


B. 


JtDM 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


SflPtembWx ... . .. .... . . ^ . 


B. 


SSoS^v::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::. :::::...:. 


B. 


Noventibcr. ... . 


B. 


DmMnber. , 


D. 










The period 








110,000 















PIPESTONE CREEK BASIN. 
PZPS8T0HS OKIES KZAB WHTTEEALL, MOHT. 

Location. — Six miles west of Whitehall, Mont., at Peyton Allred's ranch, a short 
distance ahove junction of Pipestone and Little Pipestone creeks. 

BecordB available.— October 13, 1910, to September 30, 1911. 

Gage. — Staff fastened securely to a large post on the left bank of the stream directly 
north of the observer's house. 

Channel. — Sandy and shifting. 

Cooperation. — Gage heights and discharge measurements supplied by G. £. Baker. 

Diecharge meaturements of Pipestone Creek near Wlntehall, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 
height. 


Dia- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feb. 
Mar. 


Baker and Bell 

do 

do 


FeeL 
0.68 
.66 
1.03 


Sec.-ft 
12.0 
12.2 
26.4 


Apr. 20 

July 16 

16 


Baker and BelL 

C. S. Heidel 


Feet. 
1.00 
1.00 
1.01 


2.47 


Apr. 10 


0. E. Baker 


2 27 







Daily gage height, in feet, and discharae, in second-feet, of Pipestone Creek near Whitehall, 

Mont., for 1910. 

[Mre. Payton Allred, observer.] 





October. 


November. 


December. 


Day. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


Day. 


he^t. 


Di9- 
diargc. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dia- 
chaige. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 






0.6 
.6 
.6 
.55 
.6 

.55 

.55 

.6 

.6 

.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.5 
.5 


5 

5 

5 

3.5 

2.5 

3.5 

3.5 

5 

5 

5 

5 

6.5 

6.5 

3.5 

3.5 


0.85 
.8 

.8 

.85 

.85 

.0 

.0 

.85 

.85 

.8 

.8 
.8 
.75 
.75 

•7 


15 
13 
13 
15 
15 

16 
16 
15 
15 
13 

13 
13 
12 
12 
10 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

20.... 

27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


0.5 
.5 
.55 
.55 
.55 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.55 

.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 


2.5 
2.5 
8.5 
3.5 
3.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
8.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


0.5 
.7 
.8 
.8 

•s 

.8 

.8 

.8 

.75 

.75 

.75 

.75 

.8 

.8 

.85 


8.5 
10 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
13 
12 
12 

12 
12 
13 
13 
15 


0.7 
.75 
.75 
.75 


10 


2 






13 


3 






13 


4 






13 


5 






11 


6 






11 


7 






11 


8 






11 









11 


10 






11 


11 






11 


12 






11 


14.... 
16.... 


0.5 
.6 
.5 


2.5 
2.5 
2.5 


11 
11 
11 
11 











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43 



Daihf gagt height, in feet, o/PipeeUme Creek near Whitehall, M<mt., for 1911, 
[Mn. Pftyton AUnd, obaerrer.) 



Dmy. 


Mv. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jmw. 


July. 


Aug. 


8opt 


Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


2.... 
3.... 
4.... 
6.... 

6.... 
7.... 
8.... 

10.... 

11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


0.6 

:65 

.65 

.65 
.7 

.7 
.7 
.7 


0.85 
.0 
.9 
.85 
.8 

.75 
.75 
.75 
.75 
.75 

.75 

.75 

.8 

.8 

.8 


1.3 
1.3 
1.1 
1.1 
1.15 

1.5 

1.2 

1.25 

1.4 

1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.4 


1.8 
3.1 
1.7 
1.8 
3.0 

1.8 
1.9 
1.9 
3.3 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 


1.7 
1.3 
1.6 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


1.0 

1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

1.3 

1.3 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
.96 
.96 
.96 
.96 


0.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.96 

.95 
1.0 
.95 
.95 
.05 

.95 
.05 
.05 
.95 
.95 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
30.... 

31.... 
22.... 
28.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


0.7 
.7 
.7 
.76 
.76 

.8 

.86 

.95 

.95 

.86 

.76 

.75 

.75 

.75 

.8 

.8 


0.8 
.85 
.86 
.86 
.9 

.9 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 

1.6 

1.45 

1.2 

1.0 


1.6 
1.4 
1.8 
1.3 
1.26 

1.26 

1.2 

1.36 

1.4 

1.5 

1.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 


1.8 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
2.2 

2.0 

1.8 

1.66 

1.65 

1.5 

1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 


1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

.95 

.96 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
.96 

.95 
.95 
.96 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


0.95 
.05 
.05 
.95 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.95 

.96 

.05 

.95 

.9 

.9 

.9 


0.06 



DaHy dieeharge, in eeeond-feety of Pipestone Creek near Whitehall, Mont. , for 191 1 . 



Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


L... 


10 


19 


83 


67 


33 


3.5 


0.5 


16.... 


18 


17 


49 


63 


2.6 


1.6 


1.5 


2.... 


10 


21 


33 


87 


17 


6.0 


.6 


17.... 


13 


19 


43 


68 


2.5 


1.5 




3.... 


10 


31 


29 


61 


38 


6.0 


.6 


18.... 


13 


19 


88 


49 


2.5 


1.6 




4.... 


10 


19 


39 


67 


15 


0.6 


.6 


19.... 


16 


19 


38 


49 


1.5 


1.5 




5.... 


10 


17 


31 


80 


16 


8.0 


1.5 


20.... 


16 


21 


86 


73 


1.5 


.6 




6.... 


13 


15 


49 


63 


11 


8.0 


1.6 


21.... 


17 


21 


86 


61 


2.6 


.6 




7.... 


13 


15 


83 


71 


11 


3.6 


2.6 


22.... 


10 


25 


83 


46 


2.6 


.6 




8.... 


18 


15 


86 


71 


7 


2.5 


1.6 


23.... 


23 


25 


40 


87 


2.5 


.6 




9.... 


12 


16 


43 


87 


4 


2.5 


1.6 


24.... 


23 


26 


43 


83 


2.5 


.5 




10.... 


12 


15 


38 


67 


4 


2.5 


1.5 


25.... 


10 


26 


40 


80 


1.5 


1.6 




11.... 


12 


IS 


38 


67 


4 


2.6 


1.5 


26.... 


16 


25 


49 


27 


1.6 


1.6 




12.... 


13 


15 


83 


67 


3.6 


1.5 


1.5 


27.... 


15 


49 


49 


27 


1.6 


1.6 




13.... 


13 


17 


83 


67 


3.5 


1.6 


1.5 


28.... 


15 


46 


49 


27 


1.6 


1.6 




14.... 


13 


17 


33 


63 


3.6 


1.6 


1.6 


20.... 


15 


83 


49 


27 


2.6 


.5 




15.... 


13 


17 


43 


63 


3.6 


1.6 


1.6 


30.... 
31.... 


17 
17 


26 


49 
49 


20 


2.5 
3.6 


.6 
.6 





NoTB.— DaOy disdiarge determined as foUows: Oot. 18,1010, to June 5, 1911, from ounre tetrly well defined 
bek>w 85 noond4iBet: June 6 to July 16, by indirect method for ahiftlng channels; July 16 to Bept 16, ih>m 
carve drawn parallel to other curve but poorly defined. 

Monthly diediarge of Pipeetone Creek near Whitehall, Mont., for 1910-11. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet 


Run-oil 
(total in 
aore-ltot). 


Aocu« 


irf^-rlmtiTn. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 








1910. 


3.5 
16 
16 


3.6 
3.5 
10 


8.08 
8.38 
13.6 

• 10 
a 12 
14.3 
31.6 
89.6 
63.8 
6.33 
3.34 
1.40 


114 
403 

760 

616 
666 

873 
1,390 

8,300 
383 

138 
83.3 


B. 


Novembo' 


B. 


nonffniMKr 


B. 


1911. 
i^nnary..,, 


D. 


February 






D. 


MaiSiI^::.. .:...:....... 


33 
49 
49 
87 
33 

8 

1.6 


10 

16 

39 

27 

1.6 

• .6 

.5 


B. 


April 


B. 


^... 


C. 


joiv::::::::::::::::::;::;:. ::::.:::: 


C. 


July 


C. 


Angoat 

fi^tember 


C. 
C. 






The period 








0,680 















NoTB.~Di9cfaaige Sept 17 to 80 estimated at 1.6 seoond-fset per day. 



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SUBFAOB WATEB SUPPLY, l&ll, PABT VI. 



WUITETAIL CBEEK BASIN. 
WHZTZTAIL CBSES AT WHITXEALL, MOVT. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge in the northeaflt part of the town. 

Becorda available.— March 19 to June 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measuzed. 

Oage. — Staff gage nailed to pile on upetream side of bridge. 

Channel. — Sandy; liable to shift. 

Discharge measurements.— Made by wading at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Artificial control.— Water is diverted above the station for irrigation. 

Cooperation. — Gage heights and discharge measurements supplied by G. E. Baker. 

DiMharge meamremenU of WhUetaU Creek at Whitehall, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 




hU^t. 


Di»- 
cbarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gaee 
heii^t. 


DIs- 

cluurge. 


liar. 28 
Apr. J 

20 


Geo. E.Baker 

do 

do 

do 


Feet. 
2.35 
2.80 
4.59 
3.K8 


See.-ft 
14.9 
24.8 
75.5 
50.9 


Apr. 22 
26 
27 

July 166 


Geo. E.Baker 

do 

do 

Baker and Heidel.... 


rut. 

4.42 
5.11 
5.66 
1.57 


Sec-fL 
06.3 
96.9 
123.4 



b Estimated. 



Daily gage height, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of WJdtetail Creek at Whitehall, 

Mont., for 1911. 





[O.E 


Baker, observer.] 












liarch. 


April. 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


heif^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gaee 

height. 


DIs- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hej^t 


Dis- 
chaige. 


1 






2.44 
2.60 
2.50 
2.75 
2.45 

3.00 
2.90 
2.80 
2.90 
2.95 

2.80 
2.65 
2. 85 
2.60 
2.45 

2.40 
3.00 
2.67 
4.61 
3.88 

4.70 
4.42 
3.70 
3.65 
3.85 

5.11 
5.67 
6.10 
4.50 
8.90 


17 
18 
18 
23 
17 

28 
26 
24 
26 
27 

24 
21 
25 
20 
17 

16 
28 
21 
76 
50 

80 
69 
45 
44 
50 

96 
124 
96 
72 
51 


3.80 
3.50 
3.55 
3.50 
3.90 

4.50 
3.50 
8.75 
8.30 
3.20 

2.85 
2.45 
2.45 
2.40 
2.30 

4.00 
3.95 
3.40 
3.00 
2.80 

2.70 
2.50 
2.40 
2.50 
3.40 

3.75 
3.50 
3.60 
3.70 
3.45 
3.00 


48 
39 
40 
89 
51 

72 
39 
46 
34 
32 

25 

17 
17 
16 
14 

54 
52 
36 
28 
24 

22 

18 
16 
18 
36 

46 
39 
42 
45 

38 
28 


2.80 
3.70 
4.70 
4.80 
5.10 

6.10 
4.05 
3.75 
4.00 
3.80 

8.40 
2.90 
2.80 
2.70 
2.50 

2.40 
2.30 
2.20 
2.10 
2.20 

2.30 
2.40 
2.60 
2.30 
2.30 

2.20 
2.50 
2.30 
2.20 
2.30 


24 


2 '. 






45 


3 






80 


4 






84 


5 






96 


6 






06 


7 






66 


8 






46 


9 






54 


10 






48 


11 






36 


12 . 






96 


13 






24 


14 






22 


16 






18 


16 






16 


17 






14 


18 






12 


19 


2.50 
2.55 

2.60 
2.50 
2.60 
2.60 
2.50 

2.30 
2.40 
2.35 
2.35 
2.40 
2.30 


18 
19 

20 
18 
20 
20 
18 

14 
16 
15 
15 
16 
14 


10 


20 


12 


21 


14 


22 


16 


23 


18 


24 


14 


25 • 


14 


26 . .. 


12 


27 


18 


28 


14 


29 


12 


30 


14 


31 















KoTE.— Daily discharge determined from a well-defined rating curve. 



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MorUMy diicharge of Whiteiail Creek at Whitehall, Mont,,/or 1911. 



45 



Maath. 




Rtm-Off 
(total In 
acre-feet). 


AOCQ- 




MinJinuni. 


Mean. 


racy. 


%teichl9^1 


20 
124 
72 
96 


14 
16 
14 
10 


17.1 
41.6 
34.6 
32.2 


440 
2,480 
2,130 
1,920 


A. 


April 


A. 


^:;::::::::::;::::. .::.::::::::::::. .:::::::.:. 


A. 


jmM 


A. 







UTTUB WHZTSTAIL CSXBS HXA& WHZTSHALLp MOVT. 

Location. — ^At GoUins's ranch, about 7 miles above Whitehall. 

BecordB available. — ^March 17 to September 22, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not meaauied. 

Gage. — Staff gage on right bank just above ford near the stables. 

Channel. — Sandy and shifting. 

Discharge meaauremente. — ^Made by wading at different sections. 

linnter flow. — Is affected by ice. 

Artifldal control.— Water b diverted for irrigating. 

Accuracy. — Fair. The shifting affects the results to some extent. 

Cooperation. — Gage heights and discharge measurements supplied by G. E. Baker. 

DMiarge meofwrements of Little Wltitetail Creek near WMtehallj Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiograpber. 


hoj^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Mar. 7 


Geo. E . Baker - - - - 


Feet. 

1.06 

1.10 

.92 

.94 


Sec.^.^ 


Apr. 19 

July 16 

16 


do 




4.7 


do 




1.8 


C 8. Heidel 




2.0 









Daiiy gage height^ in feet, of Little WMtetail Creek near Whitehall^ Mont,, for 1911. 

[Ella CoUlna, obflcrver.l 



Day. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



Jnly. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Day. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept 



1.. 
2.. 
8.. 
4.. 
6.. 

6.. 
7.. 
8.. 
9.. 
10.. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
15.. 



1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.00 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 



1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

i.ao 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

i.ao 

1.20 
1.20 
1.10 
1.20 
1.10 



1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.10 
1.10 

1.00 
1.00 
1.10 
1.10 
LIO 

1.10 

1.00 

1.00 

.80 

.90 



1.20 
1.30 
1.40 
1.30 
1.30 

1.80 
1.20 
1.80 
1.40 
1.80 

1.20 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 



0.80 
.80 
.80 
.80 
.80 

.80 
.90 
.90 
.80 
.80 

.80 
.90 



0.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.00 
.00 
.90 
.90 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
.80 

.80 
.90 
.90 
.90 
1.00 



1.10 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.10 

1.20 
1.30 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 



1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 

1.20 
1.30 
1.40 
1.30 
1.20 



1.20 
1.10 
1.00 
1.00 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 



1.10 
l.OO 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.90 
.80 
.80 



0.90 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 



1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



0.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.90 



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46 SUBPAOB WATBB SUPPLY, IMl, PABT VI. 

DaOy diMcharge, in 9&xmdrfeet, o/LiUle WhUetaU Creek near WhitdiaU, Mont.yfor 19J1. 



Dmy. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Ang. 


Sept 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


JmiB. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1.... 


6.0 


7.2 


0.8 


6.8 


.0 


1.6 


2.9 


16.... 


5.4 


7.0 


6.8 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


2.... 


6.0 


7.2 


6.8 


9.1 


.6 


1.6 


2.9 


17.... 


3.3 


7.0 


4.7 


2.9 


1.6 


2.9 


1.6 


%..„ 


6.1 


7.2 


0.8 


12.0 


.6 


1.5 


2.9 


18.... 


3.3 


7.0 


2.9 


2.9 


1.6 


2.9 


li 


4.... 


6.2 


7.2 


4.7 


0.1 


.6 


1.6 


2.9 


19.... 


3.3 


4.8 


2.9 


2.9 


1.5 


2.9 


6.... 


6.3 


7.2 


4.7 


0.1 


.6 


1.5 


2.9 


20.... 


5.2 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


2.9 


1.5 


6.... 


6.4 


7.2 


2.9 


9.1 


.6 


1.6 


2.9 


21.... 


7.3 


4.7 


1.5 


2.9 


1.5 


2.9 


1.5 


7.... 


6.4 


7.0 


2.0 


6.8 


1.5 


1.5 


2.9 


22.... 


9.7 


4.7 


1.5 


1.5 


1.5 


2.9 


1.5 


8.... 


6.4 


7.0 


4.7 


9.1. 


1.6 


1.6 


2.9 


23.... 


7.3 


4.7 


1.5 


1.5 


1.5 


2.9 


1.5 


«.... 


5.4 


7.0 


4.7 


12.0 


.0 


1.5 


2.9 


24.... 


7.3 


4.7 


1.5 


1.6 


1.6 


4.7 


1.5 


10.... 


3.6 


7.0 


4.7 


0.1 


.6 


2.9 


.6 


26.... 


7.3 


4.7 


1.5 


1.5 


1.5 


4.7 


1.5 


U.... 


6.4 


7.0 


4.7 


6.8 


.6 


2.9 


.6 


26.... 


7.3 


6.8 


1.5 


1.5 


1.5 


4.7 


1.6 


12.... 


5.4 


7.0 


2.0 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


27.... 


7.3 


9.1 


1.5 


1.6 


1.5 


2.9 


1.6 


13.... 


6.4 


4.8 


2.0 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


28.... 


5.0 


12.0 


1.5 


1.6 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


14.... 


6.4 


7.0 


.0 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


29.... 


6.0 


9.1 


1.6 


.6 


1.6 


2.9 


1.5 


15.... 


6.4 


4.8 


1.6 


4.7 


1.6 


2.9 


2.9 


30.... 
31.... 


5.0 
6.0 


6.8 


1.5 
1.6 


.6 


1.6 
1.6 


2.9 
2.9 


1.5 



Note.— Daily diacbarge determined ih>m a foirly well-defined rating curve Apr. 19 to end of seaaon. 
Indirect method ueed Mar. 7 to Apr. 18. Discharge estimated Mar. 1 to 6, July 13 to 22, and Sept 23 to 90. 

Monthly discharge of LiUle WhiUtail Creek near WhiUhally Mont,, for 1911, 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


MftTTl^^^n* 


Iftnfamm 


Mean. 


racy. 


U<in*}i 


9.7 

12 
6.8 

12 
1.5 
4.7 
2.9 


3.3 

4.7 

lis 


6.54 
6.66 
8.16 
4.96 
1.24 
2.67 
1.89 


841 
396 
194 
296 
76.2 
164 
112 


C. 


April 


C. 


i6y!.;: ::: : :: : : : :: 


B. 


Junis , 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


September 


B. 






TheiMriod 








1,680 















GALLATIN BIYEB BASIN. 
WX8T GALLATnr BIVZ& HXAB 8ALSSVILLE, MOHT. 

Location.— On highway bridge 4 miles above Saleeville, Mont., just below mouth of 

canyon. Above the station Spanish Creek is the most important tributary. 
Beoords available.— July 18, 1895, to December 31, 1905; August 9 to December 

31, 1910; and July to December, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 860 square miles. 
Oage. — Standard chain, boxed and listened near middle of bridge on upstream side; 

datum unchanged. 
Channel. — ^Bed of stream is of gravel and small bowlders, and will not shift. 
Discharge meaaurements.— Made from the lower side of the highway bridge. 
DiversionB. — ^Irrigation is practiced extensively on this stream, and practically the 

entire low-water flow of the river is appropriated. 

Discharge measiwemente of West Gallatin River near SdleevilU, Mont., in 1911, 



I>ate. 




liej^^ 


oharge. 


July 19 
Aug. 22 
Nov. 8 


R. RlcJianl5.. - - 


Feet, 
4.27 
8.87 
3.17 


8ee,-fi, 
1,220 


G. 8. Heidel 


664 


B.£. Jones 


436 









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DaHy gaffe heiffht, in feet, and diecharffe, in second-feet, of West Ocdlatin River near SaUs- 

viUe, Mont., for 1910. 

[Ifin. James Oant, obsenrer.) 





Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


be^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


iS^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hei^l 


Dfa. 
charge. 


be^^. 


DJs- 
charge. 


h^t. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


1 




476 
476 
475 
475 
476 

475 
476 
475 
475 
430 

430 
430 
630 
430 
430 

430 
390 

890 

866 
366 

866 
890 
890 

800 
800 
866 
366 

800 
800 


3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
8.2 
8.2 

l:i 

8.2 
8.2 
3.2 

8.2 
3.2 
3.2 
8.2 
3.2 

8.2 
8.2 
8.2 
8.2 
3.2 

8.2 
8.2 
3.2 
8.2 
8.1 

8.2 
8.2 
8.2 
8.1 
8.0 


890 
800 
390 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

480 

430 

890 
430 

SS 

890 
366 


8.1 
3.2 
8.2 
3.2 
3.3 

8.8 
3.3 
3.3 
8.2 
3.3 

3.2 
3.2 
8.8 
3.2 
8.2 

8.2 
8.3 
3.3 
8.3 
8.4 

8.2 
3.2 
8.8 
3.2 
8.2 

8.3 
3.3 
3.2 
8.2 
3.3 
8.2 


890 

tis 

430 
476 

475 
475 
476 
430 
476 

IS 
430 

475 

430 

430 

480 
476 
476 
476 
630 

430 
430 
475 
430 
430 

476 
476 
430 
430 
476 
430 


8.25 
8.36 
3.26 
3.26 
3.2 

8.2 
3.2 
8.2 
8.2 
3.1 

8.1 

8.2 

8.06 

8.06 

8.16 

8.0 
8.0 

l:J 

8.1 

8.1 

8.26 

8.16 

3.16 

8.26 

3.16 

8.1 

3.2 

8.1 

8.1 


452 
502 
452 
452 
430 

430 
430 
430 

300 

890 
480 
872 
872 
410 

866 

866 
890 

IS 

890 
462 
410 
410 
462 

410 
890 
430 


8.2 

3.06 

8.06 

8.16 

8.0 

8.0 

8.06 

8.1 

8.0 

2.0 

8.0 
3.0 
2.96 
2.96 
3.0 

3.0 

1:? 

3.06 
3.06 

2.05 
3.0 
8.06 
8.0 
2.96 

3.0 
8.06 
8.06 
2.06 
3.0 
3.06 


430 


2 




m 


3 




372 


4 




410 


5 ' 


866 


6 




866 


7 




872 


8 




890 


9 


3.3 
3.2 

3.2 
3.2 
3.4 
3.2 
3.2 

3.2 
3.1 
8.1 
3.1 
8.1 

8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
8.0 
8.1 
8.1 


866 


10 


880 


11 


366 


12 


866 


13 


842 


14 


842 


15 


866 


16 


866 


17 


842 


18 


866 


19 


372 


20 


872 


21 


842 


22 


366 


23 


m 


24 


866 


25 


842 


28 


866 


27 


873 


28 


m 


29 


842 


30 


865 


31 


873 















Daily gage height, infest, and diseharge, in second-feet, of West Gallatin River near Sales- 

vilU, Mont., for 1911. 









[G.L.Grew,obaerTer.] 












July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


b2^. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


M^t. 


Dls. 
charge. 


^.. 


Dls- 
Charge. 


bei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 






3.76 
8.90 
8.76 
8.80 
3.76 

3.80 
3.76 
3.80 
8.70 
8.66 

3.70 
8.60 
8.60 
8.66 
8.66 

3.60 
8.46 
8.46 
8.36 
8.36 


763 
880 
702 
800 

702 

800 
702 
800 
726 
090 

726 
666 
666 

622 
622 

690 
660 
660 
602 
502 


8.26 
8.80 
8.25 
8.30 
8.36 

3.85 

l£ 

3.40 
8.26 

1% 

3.35 
3.40 
8.36 

8.36 
3.30 
8.25 
3.80 
8.26 


462 
476 
462 
476 
602 

502 
630 
502 
630 
462 

462 
476 
502 
530 
602 

602 
476 
462 

476 
462 


3.25 
8.30 
3.25 
8.80 
8.26 

3.25 
8.80 
8.25 
8.30 
3.25 

3.25 
8.80 
3.26 
8.80 
8.26 

8.26 
8.80 
8.26 
8.80 
8.26 


462 
476 
462 
475 
462 

462 
475 
462 
475 
452 

462 
475 
452 
476 
462 

452 
476 
452 
475 
462 


8.06 
3.10 
8.06 
8.20 
3.16 

3.16 
8.20 
8.06 
8.10 
8.06 


372 


2 






890 


J. 






m 


4 






480 


5 






410 


6 






410 


7 






480 


8 






873 


9 






800 


10 






873 


11 








12 










13.. 










14 










15. 










16. 










17 










18. 











19. 


4.80 
4.25 


1,240 
i;i90 






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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



Daily gage height, in feet, and digcharge, in second-feet, of West Gallatin Riwr near Salet- 
ville, lf(mt.,/oriP7i--Continued. 





July. 


Aog. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


Gaffe 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hei^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


Cage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


21. ... . 


4.30 
4.20 
4.10 
4.06 
3.95 

4.00 
3.85 
3.90 
3.85 
3.85 
3.80 


1,240 
1,140 
1,060 
1,010 
922 

965 
840 
880 
840 
840 
800 


3.40 
3.35 
3.40 
3.35 
8.25 

3.30 
3.25 
3.30 
3.25 
3.30 
3.25 


630 
502 
530 
502 
452 

475 
452 
475 
452 
475 
452 


3.26 
3.30 
3.25 
3.30 
3.25 

3.25 
8.30 
3.25 
3.30 
3.25 


452 
475 
452 
475 
452 

452 

475 
452 
475 
452 


3.15 
3.20 
3.25 
3.30 
3.25 

3.16 
3.20 
3.15 
8.20 
3.06 
3.06 


410 
430 
452 
475 
452 

410 
430 
410 
430 
372 
872 






22 






28 






24 






25 






26 






27 






28 






29 






30 






31 

















Note.— Dally discharge determined from a rating curve that is foirly w^U defined for ail g^j 

Monthly discharge of West Gallatin River near Salesville, Mont., for 1910-11 
[Drainage area, 860 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



Minimum. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
incneson 
drainage 



Total fai 
acre-feet. 



Accu- 
racy. 



August. 
September. 

October 

November. . 
December. . 



1910. 



July 19-31. 

August 

September. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



1911. 



430 
530 
502 
430 



1,240 
880 

' 530 
475 



355 
355 
890 
855 
330 



800 
452 
45"? 
372 



421 
421 
451 
414 
362 



997 
614 
477 
447 
882 
825 



0.490 
.490 
.524 
.481 
.421 



1.16 
.714 
.555 

.520 
.444 

.378 



0.56 
.55 
.60 
.54 
.49 



.56 
.82 
.62 
.60 
.50 
.44 



26,900 
25,100 
27,700 
24,600 
22,300 



25,700 
37,800 
28,400 
27,500 
22,700 
20,000 



Note.— Dischaige Aug. 1 to 8, 1910, estimated at 475 seoond-leet. 

Note.— Mean for December estimated; mean for period Nov. 11 to 30 estimated at 376 second-feet. 

DEEP CREEK BASIN. 
DBBP CRXES HSAB TOWITSBirD. MOHT. 

Location. — In sec. 29, T. 7 N., R. 4 E., Montana principal meridian, unBurveyed, 12 
miles from Townsend, directly back of the ranger station in the canyon of Deep 
Creek, approximately 10 miles above the confluence with the Missouri River. 

Records available.— October 9, 1910, to June 30, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 89 square miles. 

Gage. — Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Small rock; probab.ly permanent. 

Discharge measurementB. — Made by wading. 

\73nter flow.— Affected by ice. 



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Dhrendon. — Small quantitiefl of water are diverted for uxigatiQii cm small flats above 
the gage. Below the gage, nearly the entire flow is diverted, or will eventually 
be diverted, for inigation on the land adjoining this creek and MisBouri River. 

Discharge measurements of Deep Creek near Taumsend, Mont., in 1910-11. 



Date. 




bei^t. 


Dis- 
obarfB. 


mo. 

Oct. 30 


John 0. B«el>e 


Feet. 
0.78 

l.» 


"^^,4 


1911. 
May 12 


F.E. Bonner 


tf 







Daily gage height^ in feet, of Deep Creek neaar Townaend, Mont,, for 1$10, 
p. N. Maryott, observer.] 



Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec 


I 




0.76 


* '6*7i' 
.71 
.71 
.73 

.73 

.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 

.n 

.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 


0.71 
.71 
.71 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.80 
.89 


16 




0.76 
.74 
.73 
.73 
.72 

.73 
.72 
.72 
.71 
.72 

.73 
.73 
.72 
.71 
.71 
.74 


0.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 

.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 
.71 

.72 
.72 
.71 
.71 
.71 


0.89 


2 




17 




.89 


s 






18 




.68 


4 






19 




.88 


6 






20 




.86 


6 






21 




.86 


7 






22 




.66 


8 






28 




.66 


9 




.7fi 
.76 

.78 
.76 
.76 
.78 
.78 


24 




.86 


10 




25 






11 




26 






12 




27 






13 




28 






14 




20 






S::::::::::::::::::: 




30 


0.78 








81 















Daily gage height, in feet, of Deep Creek near Tovmsend, Mont, for 1911. 
[D. N. Maryott, observer.] 



Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 




0.83 
.63 
.84 
.64 
.83 

.83 
.83 
.84 
.84 
.86 

.66 
.86 
.86 
.66 
.67 


0.96 
1.04 
L04 
1.01 
1.01 

.96 
.90 
.88 
.88 
.88 

.86 
.86 
.84 
.86 
.86 


1.42 
1.48 
1.47 
1.60 
1.66 

1.66 
t60 
1.60 
1.46 
1.38 

1.28 
1.28 
1.28 
1.30 
1.28 


,.,0 
1.10 
1.08 
1.06 
1.06 

1.08 
1.08 
1.06 
1.04 
1.04 

1.04 

1.02 

.98 

.98 

.98 


16 


0.67 
.87 
.89 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.72 
.75 
.79 
.78 

.70 
.70 
.74 
.80 
.86 
.00 


0.80 
.96 
1.04 
1.08 
1.09 

1.13 
1.13 
1.20 
1.22 
1.30 

1.36 
1.38 
1.36 
1.36 
1.30 


1.28 
1.30 
1.30 
1.27 
1.24 

1.26 
1.26 
1.24 
1.20 
1.18 

1.18 
1.16 
1.14 
1.14 
1.11 
1.11 


1.02 




17 


1.02 




18 


1.00 




19 


1.00 




20 


.96 




21 


.96 




22 


.96 




23 


.94 




24 


.96 


10 


26 


.96 


11 


26 


.94 


12 


27 


.94 


13 


28 


.92 


14 


29 


.92 


15 


30 


.92 




31 











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FBIOKLT PEAB CREEK BASIN. 
PBIOKLT PBAE OBXSS HXA& OLAVOT, MOVT. 

Location. — On the private wagon bridge back of the ranch buildings on the Stafford 
ranch and just to the right of the Great Northern Railway, about 1 mile below 
Clancy and just below the mouth of Lump Gulch Creek. This station was estab- 
lished to take the place of the one previously maintained about % mile below. 
The same amount of water passes both stations. 

Becords available.— July 15, 1008, to June 30, 1909 (old site); July 12, 1910, to 
December 31, 1911 (present site). 

Drainage area.— Not measured. 

Oage.—Staff, nailed to bridge abutment, rig^t bank, on downstream side. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from the wagon bridge or by wading. 

Winter flow. — Ice is common in extreme cold weather. 

Diversiona.— Irrigation is carried on to some extent along this stream, the greater 
number of diversions being made below the station. 

Discharge measurements of Prickly Pear Creek near Clanof; Mont,, in 1911. 



Date. 



Hydrogr^her. 



Gage 
hfight. 



Di». 
charge. 



Jane 1 
July 20 



. E. Jones.. 
..do 



Feet. 
2.M 
1.58 



aec-ft, 
102 
34 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy, Mont., for 1911. 
[H. Y. Barrows, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.79 
1.80 
1.02 
1.84 
1.56 

1.50 
1.64 
1.02 
1.70 
1.74 

1.71 
1.60 
1.56 
1.64 
1.50 

1.63 
1.70 
1.70 
1.72 
1.70 

1.80 
1.91 
1.92 
1.85 
1.90 

2.00 
2.88 
2.40 
1.94 
1.91 




1.90 
1.95 
1.90 
2.00 
2.15 

2.85 
2.10 
2.10 
2.12 
2.10 

2.03 
2.01 
1.99 
2.08 
2.12 

2.32 
2.25 
2.18 
2.10 
2.08 

2.05 
2.08 
2.14 
2.16 
2.16 

2.18 
2.12 
2.16 
2.25 
2.30 
2.54 


2.60 
3.00 
2.96 
8.18 
3.13 

2.98 
2.88 
3.18 
3.10 
3.00 

2.86 
2.83 
2.80 
2.76 
2.68 

2.60 
2.48 
2.36 
2.40 
2.48 

2.41 
2.83 
2.19 
2.23 
2.20 

2.18 
2.08 
2.18 
2.16 
,2.18 


2.38 
2.10 
2.08 
2.16 
2.00 

1.96 
1.80 
1.85 
1.84 
1.83 

1.81 
1.80 
1.76 
1.68 
1.70 

1.78 
1.61 
1.58 
1.45 
1.48 

1.70 
1.63 
1.61 
1.58 
1.50 

1.52 
1.64 
1.48 
1.41 
1.42 
1.45 


1.43 
1.42 
1.44 
1.52 
1.61 

1.70 
1.78 
1.75 
1.72 
1.68 

1.71 
1.69 
1.62 
1.60 
1.64 

1.52 
1.51 
1.48 
1.42 
1.41 

1.39 
1.40 
1.41 
1.39 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.39 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 


1.38 
1.39 
1.48 
1.50 
1.60 

1.68 
1.66 
1.64 
1.63 
1.61 

1.63 
1.58 
1.59 
1.66 
1.54 

1.51 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.48 

1.48 
1.48 
1.49 
1.50 
1.61 

1.54 
1.61 
1.47 
1.53 
1.55 


L69 
1.60 
1.58 
1.56 
1.64 

1.54 
1.53 
1.52 
1.64 
1.82 

1.79 
U64 
1.62 
1.69 
1.67 

1.61 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.58 

1.55 
1.54 
1.54 
1.53 
1.82 

1.82 
1.64 
1.63 
1.53 
1.54 
1.64 


1.53 


2 




1.53 


3 




1.52 


4 




1.50 


5 




1.50 


6 




1.50 


7 




1.50 


8 




1.50 


g 




1.02 


10 






11 






12 






13.. 






14 






15 






16.. 






17 






18 


1.60 
1.70 
1.81 

1.83 
1.72 
1.82 
1.80 
1.81 

1.82 
1.52 
1.09 
1.73 
1.72 
1.72 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




20 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









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DaOydisduarge, in teeond-feet, of Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy^ Mont., for 1911. 



I>»7. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct, 


Nov. 


1 




40 
41 
25 
26 
20 

17 
19 
25 
31 
35 

32 
23 
21 
19 

17 

25 
31 
31 
33 
31 

41 
63 
64 
46 
62 

64 
232 
130 
57 
63 


62 
58 

50 
64 
86 

120 
78 
78 
81 
78 

68 
65 
63 
67 
81 

115 
102 
01 
78 
75 

71 
75 
84 
88 
86 

91 
81 
88 

102 
111 
158 


170 
259 
231 
300 
280 

256 
242 
810 
202 
272 

960 
231 
224 
213 
196 

188 
102 
139 
147 
162 

149 
132 
107 
114 
110 

105 
88 

106 
101 
105 


151 
91 
88 

102 
84 

77 
72 
62 
61 
60 

57 
56 

51 
42 
44 

55 

36 
33 
24 
26 

46 
88 

36 
83 
27 

20 
80 
36 
22 
22 
24 


23 
22 
23 
29 
36 

45 
55 
52 
48 

43 

46 
44 
87 
85 
80 

29 
28 
26 
22 
22 

20 
21 
22 
20 
21 

21 
21 
20 
21 
21 
21 


20 
20 
26 
27 
35 

43 

41 
39 
38 
86 

38 
83 
34 
81 
80 

28 
27 
27 

27 
26 

26 
27 
28 

80 
28 
25 
29 
81 


34 
35 
33 
32 
80 

80 
29 
29 
30 
61 

57 
39 
87 
44 

« 

36 
85 
85 
85 
83 

81 
30 
30 
29 
29 

29 
30 
29 
20 
30 
30 


29 
29 
29 
27 
27 

27 
27 
27 
37 


2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 : 




10 




11 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 




* 


Ig 


23 
31 

42 

44 

33 
43 
41 
42 

43 
18 
30 
34 
83 
33 




19 


... 


20 




21 




22 




23 





24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









irge determined ftom rmting curves as fbUows: Mar. 18 to May 31, well defined; 
iodinot method for shifting channels oaed June 1 to July 20; July 21 to Nov. 8, curve poorly defined. 



NoTB.— Daily « 
ethodJ 

Monthly distharge of Prickly Pear Creek near Clancy ^ Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-ftot). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 


lUnttnnm 


Mean. 


racy. 


I«™«ry 






a30 

026 
29.5 
43.9 
83.7 

189 
51.7 
20.8 
3a 1 
343 
22.6 

«20 


1,840 
1,390 
1,810 
2,610 
5,150 
11,200 
3,180 
1,830 
1 790 
2,110 
1,340 
1,230 


D. 


Fiihmftry - . , , - . 






D. 


itoS!7::;:::::::::::::::::::::::. :::.:. :.:...:.. 






C. 


Apifl.. 


232 
158 
310 
151 
55 
43 
61 


17 
52 
88 
22 
20 
20 
29 


B. 


loy!;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::. :.....:.. 


B. 


June. . -T.T . 


C. 


July 


C. 


August 


C. 


RupUfmbfr . 


C. 


October 


C. 


No*wnh«r , . , . . 


C. 


December 






D. 










Thevmr . 






49.7 


35,500 













a Estimated. 
Note.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 17 estimated at 25 second-fiBet and Nov. 10 to 80 estimated at 20 second-fiBet. 

PBICKLT PEA& OBZXX AT IA8T BSLXITA. XOVT. 

Location.— In NE. i sec. 36, T. 10 N., R. 3 E., at the point where the Northern 
Pacific Railway crosses the stream at East Helena, Mont. The only important 
tribntaries entering Prickly Pear Creek above the station are McOlellan and Lump 
Gulch creeks; Tenmile and Silver creeks come in below. 



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8UBFA0B WATEB SUPPLY, Wily PABT VI, 



Becords aTailable.--July 18, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Staff fostened to piling on the Northern Pacific Railway bridge; datum un- 
changed. 

Channel. — ^Rocky, clean, and nonshifting. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from a hi^way bridge near tiie railway bridge 
or by wading just below the gage. 

DiTersions. — ^All the normal flow of Prickly Pear Creek is used for inigation, the 
greater part of the water being diverted below the station. • 

Accuracy. — ^The bed of the stream is so extremely rough that discharge measurements 
are difficult, even in low water. Fair results have, however, been obtained. 

Discharge meastarements of Prickly Pear Creek at East Helena, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographff. 


he^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydiographer. 


hd^t. 


Dto- 
GHarse. 


Jan. 26a 


B.E.Jones 


Feet. 
0.99 
O.03 
1.10 
1.15 
1.08 


31 
48 
60 
60 


Apr. 26 
26 
July 18 
Sept. 26 
Oot. 24 


B.E.Jones 


FuL 
1.03 
1.04 
1.12 
a95 
1.06 


Sec-n^ 


Feb. 14 

Har. 7 

20 


do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

H, ilMiftTdn 


36 

50 
33 


30 


B. E. Jones. . . . 


42 









alceatgage. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Prickly Pear Creek at East Helena, Mont., for 1911. 

[R. T. Ray, obsenrer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Scrpt 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

.85 

.86 

1.0 

1.06 

1.05 

1.06 

.9 

1.0 

1.0 

.96 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
.95 

1.0 

1.06 

1.1 

1.05 

1.0 

.06 
1.3 
1.1 
1.0 

.95 


1.0 
.96 
.96 
1.0 
1.1 

1.3 

1.2 

1.16 

1.16 

1.1 

1.16 
1.15 
1.15 
1.16 
1.3 

1.36 
1.35 
1.3 
1.2 
.1,25 

1:1 

1.3 

1.3b 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.4 

1.5 


1.6 
1.9 
1.9 
1.96 
2.0 

1.85 
2.0 
2.0 
1.96 
1.9 

1.85 
1.8 
1.8 
1.85 

1.7 
1.66 
1.7 
1.7 
1.66 

1.65 

1.5 

1.6 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 
1.36 
1.36 
1.36 
1.45 


1.6 

1.4 

1.36 

1.36 

1.3 

1.25 
1.2 
1.15 
1.16 
1.16 

1.16 

1.15 

1.16 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
1.05 
1.05 
1.0 
.96 
.96 


1.06 

1.1 

1.06 

1.06 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 

1.0 

1.05 

1.06 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
.96 
.95 
.95 
.95 

.95 
.96 
.96 
.96 
.96 

.96 
.96 
.96 
.9 
.9 
.9 


a9 

.9 

.9 

.9 

1.0 

1.0 
.95 
.96 
.96 
.96 

.9 
.9 
.96 
.95 
.96 

.96 
.96 
.96 
.96 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.96 
.95 
.96 

:S 

.9 

.9 
.9 


a9 

.96 
.96 
.96 
.95 
.96 

1.2 
1.2 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 

1.06 

1.06 

1.06 

1.05 

1.06 
1.06 
1.06 
1.06 
1.05 

1.0 
.96 
.95 
.96 
.96 
.95 


0.96 


2 




.96 


3 :::::::::: ■ 


.96 


4 




.95 


5 





.0 


6 




.9 


7 . 




.9 


8 




.9 


9 ' 




10 




11 




12 




13 ' 




14 :.::::..:...:...! ....:::: 




15 




16 






17 






18 . 






19 







20 






21 






22 


1.60 
1.40 
1.20 
1.00 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









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DoUy diMtharge, in ucond-feet, of Prickly Pear Creek at East Helena, M<mt,,far 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Au«. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


82 
84 
36 
38 
41 

45 
48 
40 
M 
61 

62 
63 
64 
66 
66 

67 
68 
60 
60 
60 

100 
140 
112 
68 
37 

61 
61 
61 
61 
61 
61 


61 
61 
87 
37 
37 

23 
23 
37 
44 
44 

44 

26 
37 
87 
83 

37 
37 
87 
87 
32 

87 
44 
61 
44 

87 

82 
88 

61 
37 
32 


37 
32 
32 
37 
51 

88 

68 
60 
00 
61 

60 
60 
60 
60 
88 

100 
100 
88 
68 
78 

78 
60 
68 
88 
88 

100 
112 
112 
100 
113 
140 


168 
257 
257 
272 
288 

343 
288 
288 

273 
357 

313 
337 
337 
343 
337 

197 
183 
137 
197 
183 

154 
140 
140 

•ll3 

113 
100 
100 
100 
136 


140 
113 
100 
100 
88 

78 
68 
60 
60 
60 

00 
60 
60 
61 
61 

61 
61 
61 
61 
61 

61 
61 
61 
61 
• 61 

61 
44 
44 

37 
33 
33 


44 

61 
44 
44 

61 

61 
51 
37 
44 
44 

37 
37 
37 
37 
37 

87 
33 
33 
83 
33 

33 
33 
83 
33 
33 

33 
32 
33 
36 
36 
36 


26 
36 
36 
36 
37 

87 
33 
33 
83 
33 

26 
26 
32 
32 
32 

33 
33 
33 
83 
36 

36 
26 
32 
32 
32 

32 
32 
26 
36 
36 


36 
36 
36 
26 
26 

32 
32 
32 
32 
32 

68 
68 
51 
51 
61 

61 
44 
44 
44 
44 

44 
44 
44 
44 
44 

87 
32 
32 
32 
82 
33 


32 
32 
33 


2 


3 


A 


33 
36 

36 


5 


6 


7 


36 


8 


36 


9 !.;; 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 ;.""* 




19 




20 




21 




22 ;;; 




23 




24 




25 !;!!;;*' 




26 




27 ; ; ' 




28 




29 ; .; 




30 ;; 




31 









NoR.—DAay diacbazKe determined from a rating curve well defined below 90 seeond-teet. 

MonMy discharge of Prickly Pear River near Ea$t Helena, liont.^/or 1911, 



Honth. 


Disdharge in seoond-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


U^-rhnnm 


ICinimnm. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Jmaarr 






a 35 

a31 
66.5 
39.8 
75.4 

197 
61.3 
86.9 
29.9 
39.6 
26.1 

a35 


2,150 
1,730 
3,470 
2,370 
4,640 
11,700 
3,760 
2,270 
1,780 
2,430 
1,660 
1,640 


D. 


February 






D. 


Ifach.. 


140 

88 
140 
388 

140 
51 
37 
68 


32 
23 
32 
100 
32 
26 
26 
26 


C. 


April 


A. 


MSy^ . . ... 


A. 


juit.:::: : :::::::::.:::;:::::.:::.::: 


B. 


Jnly 


A. 


AoguBt 


A. 


September 


A. 


OeMw 


A. 


^f^nOm 


C. 


nenmboTx 






D. 










Tbejrear 


388 




54.4 


39,400 











aBstimated. 
Kon.— Dfaobarse Mar. 1 to 21 estimated; Nov. 9 to 30 estimated as 25 second-feet per day. 

IsXmP GVLOK CUBZX VSAB OLAITOT, XOVT. 

Location.— In sec. 4, T. 8 N., R. 3 W., at the ranch of Charles Zastron, 1 mile from 
Clancy, 15 miles from Helena, and half a mile above the jimction of the creek 
with Prickly Pear Creek. 

Becorda avaflable.— July 15, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage airea. — ^Not measured. 



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SUBPAOE WATER SUPPLY, 1»11, PABT VI. 



Oage.— Staff; on left bank directly south of observer's house. A new gage was set 
October 12, 1910, at the original site but at a datum 1.0 foot lower than that prev- 
iously used. All gage heights for 1910 were reduced to new datum. 

ChaaneL — Gravelly, unclean, and shifting. 

]>^acharge xneasurements.— Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Bivernona. — The water of Lump Gulch Creek has been extensively used for placer 
mining. At present the creek furnishes some water for irrigation, but the valley 
is naiTow and affords but little irrigable land. The normal flow of the stieam is 
appropriated. 

Accuracy. — ^Data not entirely satisfoctory; no flood records have been obtained. 

DiKhargt measuremerUM of Lump OuJdi Creek near Clancy, Mont., in 1911, 



Data. 


Hydrograpber. 


l^L 


ohar0B. 


Tune 1 


B.E.Jo&M 


1.47 
1.12 


Sec.-/L 
23 


July 20 


do 


3 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Lump OtUch Creek near Clancy , Mont,, for 1911. 
[CharlM Zwtnm, 6bfl«T«r.] 



Day. 


ICar. 


Apt. 


itoy. 


JtnM. 


July. 


Aa«. 


Bcpt 


Oet. 


Nov. 






1.45 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.35 

1.4 

1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.4 
1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.55 


1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.65 
L6 

1.56 
1.46 
1.46 
1.46 
L5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.45 

1.35 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.45 


1.45 
1.45 
1.46 
1.45 
1.6 

1.65 
1.85 
1.85 
1.05 
2.0 

1.05 
1.05 
1.85 
1.86 
1.8 

1.75 
1.65 
1.65 
1.55 
L6 

1.66 
1.55 
1.45 
1.45 
1.6 

1.46 
1.45 
1.45 
1.45 
1.6 


1.46 
1.46 
1.45 
1.45 
1.4 

1.36 

1.36 

1.36 

1.3 

L25 

1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
1.15 
1.2 

1.15 
1.16 
1.15 
1.16 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1,0 


LO 
LO 
LI 
LI 
L15 

L15 
L15 
L16 
L16 
L15 

L15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

LI. 

LI 
1.1 
LI 
LI 
LI 

LI 
1.1 
1.1 
LI 
1.1 

LI 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 


LI 
LI 
LI 
L2 
L2 

L2 
L2 
L2 
1.2 
L2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
L2 

L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
L2 

1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
L2 
1.2 
1.2 


L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
L2 

L2 
L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

L2 
L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

L2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
L2 


































10 






U 






12 


1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.3 

1.3 

1.35 

1.35 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.46 

1.5 

1.46 




13 




14 




16 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 


— 


23 




24 




25 




26 




27 

28 




20 




30 




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Daily diadiarge, in Meeond^feet, of Lump Oukh Creek near Clancy, Mont.ffor 1911, 



D^. 


liar. 


Apr. 


itoy. 


JQM. 


July. 


Aug. 


8€pt. 


Oct. 


N<nr. 


1 




33 
30 
30 
30 
33 

30 

33 
33 
33 
35 

30 
30 
18 
18 
30 

18 
18 
18 
30 
33 

30 
33 

33 
33 
3S 

35 
35 
35 
. 35 
38 


35 

35 
35 
38 

ao 

38 

33 
33 
33 
35 

33 

33 
33 
30 
33 

30 
30 
30 
30 
33 

18 

30 
30 

33 
35 

33 
33 
33 
33 
35 
33 


33 
33 
33 
33 

80 

83 
43 
43 
40 

83 

40 
49 
40 
40 
37 

84 

38 
38 

33 
35 

33 

33 

15 

15 

. 10 

16 

15 
10 
16 
10 


16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

13 

13 
13 



7 

7 

7 

7 

3.8 

6.0 

8.8 
8.8 

8.8 
8.8 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 


as 

.8 
3.6 
2.6 
3.8 

8.8 
3.8 
8.8 
8.8 
3.8 

8.8 
8.8 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
6.0 
6.0 

8.0 
6.0 
5.0 
6.0 
5.0 

6.0 
5.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 


6.0 
6.0 
5.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 


6 


2 




6.0 


3 




6.0 


4 ^ 




6.0 


5 




6.0 


5 




6.0 


7 




6.0 


8 




6 


9 






lO 






11 






12 


U 
13 
13 
15 

15 
18 
18 
90 
23 

30 
23 

23 
23 
35 

33 
23 
33 
33 
35 
32 




IS 




14 




IS 




le 




17 




18 




19 




ao 




21 




21 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 

28. --- 




SO 




SI 





NoiB.>-Diny dtochwg* d«t«ilii«i from two poociy dcOiMd rmting oorrts. 

Monihly dikharge of Lump OuUh Creek near Clancy, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


DiKfaarge In second-liBet. 


Run-off 
(total In 
acre-feet). 


Aoon- 


ICaXjDIDU. 


HInlmum. 


MMn. 


raoy. 


Jaoaarr. ....r.n 






• 3.00 
«3.00 
15.1 
21.6 
22.6 
28.0 
6.42 
2.70 
4.76 
6.00 
6.00 
«3.60 


184 

167 

028 

1,280 

1390 

1,720 

806 

172 

283 

307 

298 

216 




Ffibnnrr 








Ifarrh... 


26 

28 

80 

62 

16 
3.8 
6.0 
6.0 




C. 


jLvkH 


18 
18 
16 
.8 
.8 
2.6 
6.0 


C. 


1^//.....///..//........... 


C. 


JmiB ..........,.,»..--. .T.^»X-T-T.- 


C. 


Joly 


C. 


Aacniit .r 


C. 


ftoptombar. 


C. 


ocSte!?:;::::;:;::::::::::::::::::::::.::::.:::. 


C. 




C. 


J^tlOtSiDbV ,.,... r,,»,.,--T-T -^ T 
















Th^ vnr 






10.1 


7,340 













Korc—lfff. 1 to 11 aatfniatad m 7.0 aeocmd^Mt per day; Not. 9 to 30 eetimated as 5.0 aeoond^Mt 
per day. 

TXniLX OBXEX nAR BELSVA. XOVT. 

Xoeation.— In SW. i S. E. | aec. 22, T. 10 N., R. 4 W., opposite the Broadwater 

Hotel, near Helena, Mont. 
Kecords avidlaUe.-July 8, 1906, to December 31, 1911. 
DTBhmge are*.— Not meaauied. 



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SUBFACE WATBK SUPPLY, 19U, PABT VI. 



Oage.— Staff, on rig^t bank; datum unchanged. 

Channel.— Shifts somewhat during flood stages. 

Diflchar^ measurements. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

DiTendons. — ^Part of the water supply for the city of Helena is taken from Tenmile 

Creek above the station. Two irrigation ditches also take water from the creek 

above the gage. The entire low-water flow is appropriated and used before it 

reaches the mouth of the creek. 
Accuracy. — ^At low and medium stages conditions favor accurate determination of 

discharge. 

Discharge measwrements of Tenmile Creek near Helena^ Mont., in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hel^t 


DIs- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hej^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 26 


B. E. Jones 


FeeL 
1.66 
1.76 

a 1.60 
2.12 
2.12 


7.1 
4.4 
17.0 
17.2 


Apr. 25 
May 1 
26 
July 18 
Sept. 27 


B. E. Jones 


Feet. 
2.37 
2.40 
2.76 
1.81 
1.71 


Sec-^ 


Feb. 14 

Har. 7 

31 

31 


do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 

R. Richards 


37 

74 
6.5 
6.4 









a Ice conditions. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Tenmile Creek near Helena, Mont,, for 1911. 
[J. W. Jackson, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


2.2 

2.25 

2.15 

2.1 

2.05 

2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

2.15 

2.2 

2.15 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.15 

2.15 

2.2 

2.2 

2.8 

2.4 

2.35 

2.3 

2.4 

2.6 
2.8 
2.65 
2.6 
2.5 


2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.55 
2.8 

8.2 

3.0 

2.9 

2.95 

2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
3.0 

3.0 
3.05 
8.0 
2.9 
2.75 

2.7 

2.65 

2.7 

2.9 

2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.8 

2.86 

2.9 

3.2 


3.5 

3.7 

3.8 

3.85 

3.8 

3.6 

3.65 

8.65 

3.6 

3.5 

3.4 

3.3 

8.2 

8.25 

3.05 

3.0 
2.9 
2.7 
2.6 
2.7 

2.85 

2.7 

2.6 

2.8 

2.6 

2.55 

2.5 

2.55 

2.6 

2.6 


3.3 

3.0 

2.85 

2.8 

2.76 

2.65 

2.6 

2.5 

2.45 

2.4 

2.3 

2.2 

2.1 

2.05 

1.9 

1.9 

1.85 

1.9 

1.85 

1.8 

1.75 
1.75 
1.65 
1.56 
1.5 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.6 

1.55 

1.6 


1.45 

1.45 

1.7 

1.75 

L85 

1.8 
1.95 
1.6 
1.66 
1.65 

1.6 

1.6 

1.55 

1.5 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.4 

1.35 

1.35 

1.4 

1.4 

1.86 

1.35 

1.35 


1.35 
1.35 
1.36 
1.46 
1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.56 

1.7 

1.8 

1.8 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.65 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.76 

1.75 

1.75 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 


1.7 

1.76 

1.95 

1.8 

1.8 

1.8 
1.76 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

2.16 
2.16 
2.16 
2.15 
2.16 

2.16 

2.26 

2.2 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 

2.0 

2.8 

2.36 

2.4 

2.8 


2.3 


2 


2.3 


8 


2.2 


4 


2.2 


5 


2.25 


6 


2.8 


7 


2.3 


8 


2.3 


9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15, 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 , 




28 




29 




ao 




81 











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DaQy disdutrge, in teeond-fBei, of Tmmile Creek near Helena, Mont., for 1911. 



iHty. 


Apr. 


May. 


JmiA. 


Jaly. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 


22 
36 
20 
17 
14 

14 
17 
14 
20 
22 

20 
12 
12 
12 
12 

12 
20 
20 
22 
22 

29 
37 
83 
20 
87 

66 
79 
62 
66 

46 


42 
42 
42 

61 
79 

183 
104 

91 
96 
79 

79 
79 
79 
79 
104 

104 
111 
104 
91 

73 

67 
62 
67 
91 
91 

79 
79 
79 
86 
91 
133 


178 
206 
223 
230 
223 

193 
200 

200 
103 
178 

163 
148 
183 
140 
111 

104 
01 
67 
56 
67 

85 
67 
56 
79 
66 

61 
46 
61 
46 
56 


148 
104 

85 

79 

73 

62 
66 
46 
42 

87 

29 
22 
17 
14 
9.0 

9.0 
7.7 
9.0 
7.7 
6.4 

5.4 
5.4 
3.5 
2.1 
1.5 

3.6 
4.3 
3.5 
2.7 
2.1 
2.7 


1.2 
1.2 
4.3 
5.4 
7.7 

6.4 
10 
2.7 
8.5 
8.5 

2.7 
2.7 
2.1 
L6 
1.6 

L2 
L2 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.6 
.8 
.6 

6 

.8 
.8 
.6 
.6 
.6 


.6 
.6 
.6 
1.2 

.8 

L3 
L2 
2.1 
4.8 
6.4 

6.4 
4.3 
4.3 
4.8 
8.5 

4.3 
4.3 
4.8 
4.3 
4.8 

4.8 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
5.4 

5.4 
5.4 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 


4.3 
5.4 
10 
6.4 
6.4 

6.4 
5.4 
6.4 
6.4 
6.4 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

20 
26 
22 

17 
17 

17 
17 
12 
12 
12 

9.0 
12 
29 
83 
87 
29 


29 


^ 


29 


3 


23 


4 


22 


5 


26 


e 


29 


7 


20 


S 


29 


9 




W 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




Ifl 




17 




IS 




» 




ao 




21 




22 




23 




34 




25 




26 




27 




28 




28 




30 




31 











KoTB.— Daily discharge determined ftx>m a felrly well-defined rating curve. 

Monthly duduirge of Tenmile Creek near Helena, Mont., for 1911. 



Montlu 



Discharge in seoond-feet. 



M fr-gfafiiiT ff- icinimom. Mffp», 



Rnn-off 
(total fai 
acre^eet). 



Aocn- 
racy. 



January 

Fehraaiy... 
Maicfa 

iSf!::::::: 

Jime 

July 

Angnst 

September.. 
October.... 
Kovember.. 
Deoeinber. . 



79 
133 
230 
148 

10 
6.4 

37 



12 
42 
46 
1.5 
.6 
.6 
4.3 



a5.0 
a 6.0 
a 11.0 
27.1 
83.5 
123 
29 
2.22 
3.65 
15.6 
a 15 
a9 



307 

333 

676 

1,610 

5,130 

7,320 

1,780 

136 

217 

050 

803 

553 



The year. 



19,900 



a Estimated. 



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SXTBFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 19Uy PABT VI. 
SBVBmXLB. CUBZX AT BniDSBTZ. M OVT. 



Location. — At Richard Tobin's ranch, one-fourth mile from Birdseye, Mont. 
Beoords available.— March 27, 1909, to December 31, 1911. From July 16, 1906, to 
August 26, 1908, a station was maintained on this stream at Dr. Head's ranch, near 



Drainage area.— Not measured. 

Gage.— Staff. 

GhanneL — Sandy and shifting. 

Discharge measurements.— Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Divendons. — ^Entire flow of creek is appropriated and used for irrigation. 

Discharge mecuuremenU ofSevenmile Creek at Birdseye, Mant.y in 1911. 



Date. 


• 


HydrographflT. 


he^t. 


Db- 
cbarge. 


Mar. 7 


B. "B. JonM-. .. 


Fe€L 
2.17 


aec-fi. 
5.9 


21 


do 


&5 


July 18 


do 


3.2 







a Three feet of snow at gage. 

Daily gage height, in feet, ofSevenmile Creek at Birdeeye, MorU.ffor 1911, 
[R. Tobtai, obserror.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.15 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.15 

2.2 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.05 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
3.1 
3.06 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.15 

2.05 


2.1 
3.1 
2.0 
2.0 
1.96 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3n3 
2.25 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.3 
2.25 

3.4 

3.4 

3.35 

3.35 

3.8 

3.35 
8.36 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 

3.8 

3.3 

3.3 

3.8 

3.26 

2.3 


2.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.35 

2.45 

3.5 
3.5 
2.5 
3.5 
8.45 

3.4 

3.4 

3.35 

3.8 

3.35 

3.8 
3.8 
3.3 
3.4 
3.4 

3.5 
3.0 
3.6 
3.6 
3.56 

3.6 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.45 


2.5 

2.5 

2.45 

2.4 

3.86 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.35 

8.8 

3.3 

3.8 

3.86 

3.8 

2.3 

3.3 

3.35 

3.3 

3.15 

3.8 
3.2 
2.2 
2.2 
3.16 

3.2 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.26 

2.3 


2.3 
2.8 
2.8 
2.2 
3.16 

3.3 
3.3 
3.8 
3.3 
3.15 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.15 

3.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

2.0 

2.0 

1.95 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.95 
2.0 


2.0 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.96 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
L85 

1.96 

3.0 

3.0 

3.1 

8.05 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
L96 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.05 

LOS 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.05 

• 


2.0 

3.1 

3.05 

2.0 

L1»5 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.1 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.1 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.96 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.06 

2.2 

2.3 

2.3 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 


2.3 


2 




3.3 


3 




2.35 


4 




2.4 


fi 




2.35 


6 






7 







8 






9 







10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 


2.30 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
2.15 

2.30 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
2.15 
2.20 




22 




23 





24 




25 





20 




27 




28 




29 


...... 


30 




31 









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Iktily ditduargef in seoond-feH, o/SevenmiU Creek at Birdseye, M<mt,,for 1911. 



Day. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.9 
&0 
0.0 
0.0 

0.0 
0.0 
6.0 
6.6 
6.6 

0.6 
0.6 
6.6 
6.5 
6.6 

6.7 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
2.8 

6.7 
3.8 
3.8 
8.8 
2.8 
3.8 


6.2 
3.8 
8.8 

8.8 
2.8 

8.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
2.8 

8.8 
8.8 
3.8 
8.8 
2.8 

8.8 
2.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
2.8 
1.2 




1.8 
1.8 
.7 
.7 
.4 

.7 

.7 

.7 

0.7 

6.2 

0.7 
0^7 
0.7 
0^7 
6.2 

10 

10 
&0 
8.0 

0^7 

8.0 
&0 
&0 
&0 
6.2 

0.7 
6.7 
0.7 
0.7 
6.2 
0.7 


6.7 
0.7 
0.7 
8.0 
13 

16 
18 
16 
16 
13 

10 

10 
&0 
6.7 
6.2 

0.7 
0.7 
0.7 

10 

10 

16 
20 
20 
20 
18 

20 
16 
16 
16 
13 


16 
16 
13 
10 
6.2 

0.7 
0.7 
0.7 
0.7 
6.2 

0.7 
0.7 
6.7 
6.2 
3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
&0 
8.8 
2.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
2.8 

8.8 
0.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.2 
6.7 


0.7 
0.7 
0.7 
3.8 
2.8 

3.8 
3.8 
8.8 
8.8 
2.8 

8.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
2.8 

3.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 

L8 
1.2 
.7 
.7 
.4 

.7 
.7 
.7 
.7 
.4 
.7 


a7 

L8 
1.2 

1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 


a7 

1.8 
1.2 

1.8 
6.7 
0.7 
0.7 
1.8 

2.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 

3.8 
0.7 
0.7 
8.6 
0.7 
0.7 


6.7 


2 


6.7 


3 


8.0 


4 


10 


5 


8.6 


6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Mw. 



Non.— Daily dlseharae determined from a rating omre that is poorly defined. Dlseharse estimated 
- Ito6and8to20. 



Monthly diacharge o/Sevenmile Creek at Birduye, Mont, y for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. x 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aocu- 




Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


J*miMy 






a3.0 

a 3.0 

6.16 

2.82 

6.60 

12.2 

6.32 

2.64 

.85 

2.70 

• 5.0 

a 3.0 


184 
167 
317 
168 
344 
726 
889 
102 
61 
166 
298 
184 




"Pehraary. . . 








WultJh 


6.7 
6.2 

10 

20 

15 
6,7 
1.8 
8.6 


2.8 

1.2 

.4 

6.2 

2.8 

.4 

.4 

.4 


D. 


April 


r 


1^S^ .......... ..:... 


c 


jom::::::::::::;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


c. 


Jnly 


c 




c. 


Svrtnnber 


c. 


October 


c. 


November. 




nmmnbfr 
















The year 


20 




4.36 


3,100 











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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



LITTLE PRICKLY PEAR CREEK RASIN. 
LITTLE PBICXLT PKAR CRXZK VEAS XA&TSVILLB. XOVT/ 

Location.— In NW. J NW. } sec. 24, T. 12 N., R. 7 W., at the Pearce ranch, 6 milea 

west and 3 miles north of Marysville, Mont. 
Beeords available.— May 18, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Oage. — Sta£f; datum unchanged. 
ChanneL — Shifts in high water. 
Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — ^Many small ditches take water from the stream, practically the entire 

flow being appropriated. 

Discharge measureTnents of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Marytville^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


hai^t. 


Dfe- 
ctaarge. 


May 18 
July 20 


C. 8. Heidel 


Feet. 
3.02 
2.74 


8ee.-fl. 
22 


do 


11 







Daily gage height, in feet, of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Marysville, Mont.,Jor 1911. 
[Gertnide P. Johnson, observer.] 



Day. 



Mar. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov, 



2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 


2.28 


9 


2.28 


10 


2.28 


11 


2.28 


12 


2.28 


13 


2.28 


14 


2.29 


16 


2.30 


16 


2.80 


17 


2.31 


18 


2.31 


19 


2.31 


20 


2.82 


21 


2.32 


22 


2.34 


23 


2.35 


24 


2.36 


25 


2.35 


26 


2.35 


27 


2.35 


28 


2.36 


29 


2.36 


30 


2.36 


31 


2.36 



2.36 
2.36 
2.36 
2.36 
2.36 

2.36 
2.36 
2.36 
2.38 
2.38 

2.40 
2.40 
2.43 
2.43 
2.44 

2.44 
2.44 
2.44 
2.45 
2.45 

2.46 
2.46 
2.47 
2.47 
2.49 

2.49 
2.49 
2.51 
2.52 
2.60 



2.62 
2.65 
2.67 
2.68 
2.68 

8.00 
3.02 
2.98 
2.95 
2.90 

2.85 
2.82 
2.82 
2.91 
2.96 

2.98 
3.00 
3.00 
2.95 
2.90 

2.90 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
2.88 

2.88 
2.90 
2.95 
3.00 
3.05 
3.05 



3.10 
8.15 
3.15 
3.20 
3.23 

8.25 
3.22 
3.20 
8.20 
8.20 

3.15 
3.13 
3.08 
8.06 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 

2.95 
2.95 
3.00 
3.06 
3.00 

2.98 
2.98 
2.95 
2.93 
2.93 



2.93 
2.93 
2.93 
2.91 
3.91 

2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
2.90 



2.85 

2.82 

2.80 

.2.80 

2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.72 

2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 
2.72 

2.72 
2.72 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 



2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 

2.70 
2.68 
2.68 
2.67 
2.66 

2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.63 

2.63 
2.58 
2.58 
2.58 
2.58 

2.58 
2.58 
2.58 
2.56 
2.55 

2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.55 
2.49 
2.49 



2.49 
2.49 
2.55 
2.55 
2.55 

2.62 
2.62 
2.62 
2.62 
2.62 

2.60 
2.60 
2.58 
2.58 
2.58 

2.58 
2.58 
2.67 
2.57 
3.56 

2.56 
2.56 
2.56 
2.56 
2.56 

2.56 
2.65 
2.66 
2.66 
2.66 



2.55 
2.55 
3.55 
2.65 
2.66 

2.55 
2.55 
2.55 
2.56 
2.55 

2.56 
2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.56 

2.55 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 

2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 

2.60 
2.59 
2.58 
2.68 
2.68 
2.58 



2.68 
2.58 
2.58 
2.58 
2.58 

2.67 
2.67 
2.56 
2.56 
2.55 

2.55 



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LITTLE FBICKLY PEAB GREEK BASIN. 61 

DaUy dUdiarge, in seeond-feet, ofLUtle Prickly Pear Creek near MaryevilUy Mont. , for 191 1 . 



Daj. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


1.6 
1.6 
1.4 
1.4 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
L2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.4 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.8 

1.8 
2.1 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 


2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.7 
2.7 

8.0 
8.0 
8.6 
8.6 
3.8 

8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
4.0 
4.0 

4.2 
4.2 
4.4 
4.4 
4.8 

4.8 
4.8 
6.2 
6.5 
7.4 


8.0 
8.8 
9.4 
9.7 
9.7 

21 
21 
20 
19 
17 

16 

W 

17 
19 

20 
21 
21 
19 
17 

17 
15 
15 
15 
16 

16 
17 
19 
21 
23 
23 


26 
27 
27 
28 

ao 

80 

29 
28 
28 
28 

27 
26 
24 
23 
21 

21 
21 
21 
21 
21 

19 
19 
21 
28 
21 

20 
20 
19 
18 
18 


18 
18 
18 
17 
17 

17 
17 
17 
17 
17 

16 
16 
14 
14 
14 

14 
14 
14 
14 

11 

11 
11 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 
10 
10 
10 
10 


10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
9.7 
9.7 
9.4 

8.8 

8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
8.3 

8.3 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 

6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.4 
6.2 

6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

4.8 
4.8 


4.8 
4.8 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 

7.4 
7.4 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 

6.9 
6.9 
6.7 
6.7 
6.4 

6.4 
6.4 
6.4 
6.4 
6.4 

6.4 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 


6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

6.2 

7.4 
7.4 
7.4 
7.4 

7.4 
7.4 
7.4 
7.4 
7.4 

7.4 
7.2 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 


6.9 


2 


6 9 


3 


6 9 


4 


6.9 


5 


6 9 


6 


6.7 


7 


6.7 


8 


6.4 


9 


6.2 


10 


6.2 


11 

12 


6.2 


13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




ao . . . . 




21 

22 . . 




23 . . - - - . 




24 




35 




26 




27 




28 

29 

30 




81 









KoTB.— Dafly dlMshaige determined firom a fairly well defined rating curve. Discharge estimated Mar. 
1 to7. 

Monthly dUcharge of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Maryaviile^ Mont, for 1911, 



Month. 


Discbarge in seoond-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


IfftTlmnm, 




Mean. 


racy. 


January 






• 2.6 

• 1.6 
1.70 
8.60 

16.7 
23.5 
13.9 
7.89 
6.68 
6.71 

• 5.5 

• 5.0 


154 
83 
104 
220 
1,080 
1,400 
855 
485 
.397 
413 
327 
307 




y*l>niary . 








M<i»t» ' 


2.4 

7.4 

23 

30 

IS 

10 
8.0 
7.4 


1.2 
2.4 
8.0 

18 

10 
4.8 
4.8 
6.2 


C. 


Amil 


B. 


«ay................... . .. ... 


B. 




B. 


July 


B. 


Aacmt 


B. 


September. 


B. 


October 


B. 


Nbvmnber 


D. 


'I>eoemher. . ...... ,T....T».-»,..T.TTTrr r^- 
















tha vAar 






7.94 


5,780 













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SUBFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



LXTTLB PBIOKLT PEA& CBXZX ItEAB, CAXYOV OUBZX. XOVT. 

Iiocatioii. — ^Near Canyon Creek post office, Mont. Principal tributarieB above the 
station are Canyon, Marah, Lost Hone, and Deadman creeks. 

Becords available.—April 1, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Qtkge. — Staff; datum unchanged. 

ChanneL— Permanent at ordinary stages; will shift at flood stages. 

Discharge xneasurements. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

DiTendona. — ^Many small ditches take water from thb stream and the low-water flow 
is practically idl appropriated. 

Discharge measwrtmentt of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Canyon Creek, Mont,, in 1911. 



Date. 


HydzosraptaflT. 


^L 


Db. 
charsa. 


May 18 

Jii]y 20 


C. S. Hddel 


Feel. 

2.85 

i.ri 


5«^ 


do : 


1.8 







Daily gage height, in feet, of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Canyon Creek, MonLffor 1911. 

rw. J. Carbis, obsarver.] 



Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 




2.4 
2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
2.5 

2.5 

2.45 

2.45 

2.4 

2.4 

2.34 
2.84 
2.34 
2.35 
2.35 

2.35 
2.35 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.5 

2.65 

2.65 

2.7 

2.7 

2.75 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.7 


2.7 
2.65 
2.65 
2.6 
2.65 

2.65 
2.75 
2.75 
2.65 
2.7 

2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.9 

2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.85 

2.8 

2.85 

2.9 

2.9 

3.0 

3.0 

3.0 


3.1 
8.0 
8.0 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
3.0 
8.0 
2.9 
2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.15 

2.2 


1.9 
1.9 
1.8 


1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.8 

1.85 

1.9 

1.9 

1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
2,0 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.7 

1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 


2.1 


2 




2,1 


3 




2 1 


4 




2.2 


5 




2.2 


6 




2.25 


7 


2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.2 

2.25 

2.3 

2.35 

2.4 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 
2.4 
2.5 
2.5 
2.4 

2.3 

2.35 

2.4 

2.4 

2.5 

2.5 


2.25 


8 


2.3 





2.3 


10 


2.3 


11 


2,3 


12 


2.3 


13 


2.2 


14 


2.2 


16 


2.3 


15 


2.4 


17 


2.4 


18 


2.4 


1« 


2 4 


20 


2.5 


21 


2.5 


22 


2 4 


23 


2.4 


24 


2 3 


25 


2.3 


26 


2.3 


27 


2 3 


28 


2.2 


29 


2.2 


80 


2.2 


81 









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LimjB FKECBXT PEAS OBBBK BA8IN. 



68 



DaSif diacharge, in seeond/eet, of LUiU Ptidty Pear Creek near Canyon Creek, JfonC. 

forl9U. 



Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


Joly. 


Aof, 


B«pt. 


1 


16 
16 
18 
16 
17 

17 
20 
13 
13 

13 

13 

13 
20 
24 
27 

31 
35 
27 
27 
27 

27 
36 
44 
44 

36 

27 
31 
86 
35 
44 
44 


36 
44 

36 
36 
44 

44 

40 
40 
36 
36 

30 
30 
SO 
31 
31 

31 
31 
36 
36 
36 

44 

61 
61 
67 
67 

74 
61 
61 
61 
67 


67 
01 
61 
65 
61 

61 
74 
74 
61 
67 

74 

74 
74 
74 
81 

81 
81 
81 
81 
06 

06 
81 
81 
88 

81 

88 

05 
06 

m 
111 
111 


120 
111 
111 
95 
06 

06 
111 
111 
05 
81 

81 
67 
66 
66 
36 

36 

86 

27 
27 
27 

20 

20 
20 
16 

16 

13 
13 
13 
16 
20 


6.0 
6.0 
3.0 
6.0 
6.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
6.0 
6.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

8.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 







1.5 





1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

3.0 
4.0 
6.0 
6.0 
5.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
8.0 
13 

13 

18 
8.0 
8.0 
&0 

6.0 
6.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.6 

3.0 
3.0 
6.0 
8.0 
8.0 
&0 


13 


2 


13 


3 


13 


4 


20 


5 


20 


6 


24 




24 


S 


27 


9 


27 


10 


27 


11 


27 


12 


27 


13 


20 


14 


20 


13 


27 


16 


36 


17 


36 


18,.. . 


36 


19 


36 


30 


44 


a 


44 


22 


36 


a 


36 


24 


27 


25 


27 


26 


27 


27 


27 


28 


20 


29 


20 


10 


20 


a « 





NoTL— Dally dlsdiaise detenniiMd from a iftirly weU-dafloed rating corva. Diacharga titimatad Mar* 
lto6. 

Monthly dieeharge of Little Prickly Pear Creek near Canyon Creek, Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 


DischarsB in seoond-fBet. 


RoxMfl 
(total in 
acn>4Bet). 


Accu- 


■■ ^TfiyH^^H - 


Minlnnun. 


Mean. 


racy. 


IiooirT 






a 18 
al5 
26.8 
44.8 
79.8 
64.8 
2.32 
6.42 
26.6 

• 20 

• 15 

• 12 


1,110 
833 
1,600 
a(640 
4,910 

''S 

333 

1,980 

803 
738 


D. 


FebrSy:::::::::::. ::.........:.:::.:;:::::::.:;; 






D. 


itoSc::::::::::::::::. ..::.:.::::::::::::::::::: 


44 

74 
111 
120 
6.0 

13 

44 


13 
30 
66 

13 
.0 
1.5 
13 


B. 


Anra 


B. 


mS^... ..... . 


B. 


jai.. :::::.:::.:.:.;: :.:.:::.::::::::.::: 


B. 


July 


B. 


Aopast 


B. 


BcptMiib«r 


B. 


0fSS^!v::::::::. :::::...:.:.:.;.:::::. ::::::::: 


P 


Xovembtf 






D. 


Deoembcr 






r> 










iTw TMir ... „ . . 






26.6 


10,300 













• Estimated. 



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SUBITAOB WATER SX7PPLY, 1011, PABT VI. 



DBADXAV OUBXX VSAB MA&TSVILLE, M OHT. 

Iiocatioii.' — ^Near the ranch of Charles Johnson, half a mile above the junction of 
Deadman Creek with Lost Horse Creek, and 6 miles from Marysville, Mont. 

Beoords available.— April 2, 1909, to June 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Gki^. — Staff. The staff gage was moved to a point 300 yards below the original site 
on June 8, 1909, and was established at a new datum. 

Channel. — ^Probably permanent. 

Discharge measurexxientB. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Divendona. — One or two small ditches take water from the stream. 

Discharge meaaureTnfnU of Deadman Creek near MarytviUe, Mont.^ in 1911, 



Date. 


Hj^drograpber. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 18 


C. 8. Heldel 


Feet, 
2.61 
2.11 


'"■t. 


July 20 


do 


las 









DaiLy gage height, in feet, and discharge, in seoond-feet, of Deadman Creek near MaryrvUle, 

Mont, for 1911. 

[Chas. Johnson, observer.] 





Mareh. 


April 


itoy. 


June. 


Day. 


Qase 
hei^it. 


Dis- 
charge. 


heS^t. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


Oace 
hei^it. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^SL 


Dis- 


1 




4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
3.9 

8.9 
8.9 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

8.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
5.1 

5.1 
6.0 
6.0 
8.8 
8.0 

10 

10 

10 
8.8 
8.8 

10 
8.8 
8.0 
8.0 

10 

10 


2.10 
2.10 
2.12 
2.12 
2.12 

2.12 
2.12 
2.10 
2.07 
2.10 

2.12 
2.07 
2.07 
2.07 
2.07 

2.12 
2.12 
2.14 
2.17 
2.17 

2.22 
2.22 
2.27 
2.27 
2.31 

2.35 
2.40 
2.42 
2.47 
2.47 


10 
10 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 
10 
8.8 
10 

11 
8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
8.8 

11 
11 
12 
14 
14 

16 
16 
19 
19 
22 

24 
28 
30 
34 
34 


2.52 
2.53 
2.57 
2.60 
2.65 

2.67 
2.67 
2.67 
2.72 
2.72 

2.70 
2.67 
2.67 
2.64 
2.62 

2.61 
2.55 
2.50 
2.49 
2.48 

2.48 
2.48 
2.46 
2.46 
2.45 

2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.42 
2.42 


38 
38 
42 
45 
50 

52 
52 
52 
57 
57 

56 
52 
52 
49 
47 

46 
40 
36 
35 
34 

34 
34 
33 
33 
32 

32 
32 
32 
32 
30 
30 


3.42 
2.45 
2.46 
2.45 
2.49 

2.52 
2.55 
2.54 
2.52 
2.62 

2.52 
2.52 
2.52 
2.51 
2.60 

2.60 
2.60 
2.50 
2.50 
2.48 

2.46 
2.46 
2.46 
2.42 
2.42 

2.44 
2.45 
2.46 
2.46 
2.46 


30 


2 




32 


3 




32 


4 




32 


6 




35 


6 




38 


7 




40 


8 




40 


9 




38 


10 




38 


11 




38 


12 




38 


13 


1.92 
1.92 
1.97 

1.97 
2.00 
2.00 
2.07 
2.05 

2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.07 
2.07 

2.10 
2.07 
2.06 
2.05 
2.10 
2.10 


38 


14 


37 


15 


36 


16 


36 


17 


36 


18 


36 


19 


36 


20 


31 


21 


32 


22 


32 


23 


32 


24 


30 


25 


30 


26 


81 


27 


32 


28 


32 


20 


32 


30 


32 


31 















Non.->Dall7 dJbcbargedetermined ftom a poorly defined rating curve, Dischaige Mar. 1 to 12c9tiinat«d. 



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Monthly dUcharge ofDeadman Creek near Marym>ilU, Mont. , far 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge In seoond-feet. 


'RxxrHia 
(total hi 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 




Mean. 


racy. 


Jannary ....,., . 


- 




a5.0 
o4.0 
6.3 
15.1 
41.4 
34.5 


307 
223 
387 
898 
2,560 
2,050 




iP^^hrmiry. , , 








ICai^. ' 


10 
34 
67 
40 


3.6 
8.8 

30 

30 


C. 


April 


C. 


May.;;:::::::::::::::::!:::.:: 


C 


June - - . , . , - 


C. 












17.9 


6,410 













a Estimated. 
LOST HORSE OBEEK NEA& MABYSVILLE, XOITT. 

Locatioii. — ^At the ranch of Charles Johnson, one-fourth mile above the junction of 
Lost Horse with Deadman Creek and about 6 miles from Marysville. 

Records available.— April 2, 1909, to June 30, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Staff. 

ChanneL — Will shift at high stages. 

Discharge measurexxiexLts. — ^Made by wading. 

Diversions. — One ditch takes water from Lost Horse Creek. 

Aocuracy. — Conditions favor accurate determinations of discharge at low and ordi- 
nary stages. 



DUduBrge measurements of Lost Horse Creek near Marysville, Mont.y in 1911. 


Date. 


Hydiographer. 


Oace 
hei^t. 


Dl»- 
oharge. 


May 18 

juiv ao 


C S Heidel. . . 


Ftet. 
2.12 


"'•f:^ 


* .do 


2.01 


1.75 









Daily gage height, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Lost Horse Creek near Marysville, 

M(mt., for 1911. 



[Chas. Johnson, observer.] 





April 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


April. 


May 


June. 


Day. 


Oaee 
be^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hdgS. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oase 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 1 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
hei3it. 


Dia. 
charge. 


1 
















.05 
.06 
.08 


2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.06 
2.06 

2.06 
2.06 
2.06 

2.06 
2.08 

2.06 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 


1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
2.3 
2.3 

2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.0 

2.6 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 


2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.18 

2.20 
2.20 
2.90 
2.18 
2.16 

2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.12 
2.12 


3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.8 

4.0 
4. a 
4.0 
3.8 
3.5 

3.4 
8.4 
8.4 
8.0 
8.0 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
90.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31 ... . 


1.58 
1.62 
1.66 
1.68 
1.71 

1.75 
1.78 
1.80 
1.81 
1.85 

L85 
1.90 
1.90 
1.98 
2.00 


0.08 
.12 
.15 
.18 
.23 

.36 
.4 
.5 
.6 
.8 

.8 
1.0 
1.0 
1.6 
1.8 


2.10 
2.12 
2.12 
2.12 
2.15 

2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.16 
2.18 

2.18 
2.18 
2.18 
2.16 
2.16 
2.16 


2.8 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


2.12 
2.12 
2.12 
2.12 
2.12 

2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 

2.10 
2.11 
2.12 
2.12 
2.12 


8.0 


2 . 




8.0 


3 




8.0 


4 




8.0 


5 




3.0 


6 




2.8 


7 




2.8 


8 




2.8 


9.... 
10-... 

11.... 
12.... 
13.... 

14 

15.... 


1.50 
1.50 

1.60 
1.56 
1.56 
1.58 
1.58 


2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.9 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 















Note.— Dafly discharge determined from a poorly defined rating curve. Discharge Apr. 1 to 8 estimated. 
8173"— W8P 306—14 6 



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Monthly digcharge of Lost Horse Creek near MarysvUU, Mont.y for 1911. 





Month. 




Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 






MinliPWT". 


Mean. 


racy. 


Jane 


1.8 
3.8 
4.0 



1.8 
2.8 


0.33 
2.01 
3.22 


20 
179 
192 


C. 
C. 
C. 



Note.— Practically no flow January and February. Records discontinued June 30. 
MARSH CREEK KEAR MARTSVUXE. MOVT. 

Location.— In the NE. } SE. } sec. 6, T. 12 N., R. 6 W., at the Hartmiller ranch, 
about 1 mile above the junction of Mareh Creek with Little Prickly Pear Creek. 
Records available.— April 1, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gkige.— Staff. 
Channel. — Shifting. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading near gage. 
Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — ^The creek supplies no important ditches. 

Discharge measurements of Marsh Creek near MaTysville, Mont., in 1911. 



Dat». 


Hydrographer. 


h^t. 


charge. 


May 18 
July 20 


C. S. Heidel 


Feet. 
L48 
1.40 


""f* 


do 


2.54 







Daily gage height, in feet, of Marsh Creek near Marysville, Mont.y for 1911. 
[J. Hartmiller, observer.] 



Day. 



Mar. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
18. 
14. 
16. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
28. 
24. 
25. 

20. 
27. 

28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



Apr. 



1.36 
1.40 

1.44 , 

1.44 

1.45 
1.44 

1.45 , 
1.42 

1..38 

1.36 

1.39 

1.40 , 

1.42 

1.42 



1.44 
1.45 
1.42 
1.42 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.38 
1.41 
1.40 
1.36 
1.38 

1.39 

1.3S 
l.*39 
1.40 
1.40 

1.41 
1.40 
1.40 
1.39 
1.39 

1.39 
1.40 
1.42 
1.43 
1.40 



May. 

1. 
1. 
1. 
1. 
1. 

1. 
1. 
1.^ 
1.' 

1.- 

1.4 
1.' 
1.' 
l.< 

l.( 

1. 
1.4 

i! 
1. 

1.4 

1. 

1.4 

1.4 

l.fi 

l.« 
l.S 
1.5 
1.5 
l.S 
1.4 



y- 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


10 


1.45 


1.46 


1.36 


1.26 




1.25 


40 


1.45 


1.45 


1.45 


1.25 


1.35 


Lao 


40 


1.45 


1.43 


1.38 


1.45 


L30 


i.ao 


45 


1.47 


1.41 


1.44 


1.35 


1.30 


1.90 


45 


1.46 


1.41 


1.40 


1.35 


L30 


1.30 


45 


1.47 


1.40 


1.45 


1.35 


1.30 


1.30 


45 


1.52 


1.40 


1.40 


1.33 


1.30 




45 


1.52 


1.40 


1.40 


1.33 


L26 




43 


1.48 


1.39 


1.40 


1.30 


1.20 




43 


1.46 


1.40 


1.36 


1.25 


1.25 




43 


1.45 


1.40 


1.35 


1.26 


1.35 




43 


1.48 


1.40 


1.34 


1.26 


L86 




41 


1.48 


1.40 


1.33 


1.26 


1.36 




41 


1.48 


1.40 


1.32 


1.26 


L36 




60 


1.48 


1.42 


1.32 


1.26 


1.36 




48 


1.45 


1.40 


1.32 


1.26 


1.35 




46 


1.45 


1.42 


1.25 


1.26 


1.36 




46 


1.40 


1.44 


1.25 


1.25 


1.35 




47 


1.75 


1.42 


1.25 


1.25 


1.36 




46 


1.55 


1.40 


1.26 


1.25 


1.30 




46 


1.45 


1.40 


1.80 


1.30 


1.M 




46 


1.42 


1.40 


1.30 


1.30 


1.30 




46 


1.42 


1.39 


1.30 


1.30 


1.30 




48 


1.50 


1.39 


1.26 


1.30 


1.35 




50 


1.45 


1.39 


1.25 


i.ao 


hU 




50 


1.45 


1.38 


1.25 


1.30 


L3B 


........ 


50 


1.45 


1.35 


1.26 


1.30 


L26 





50 


1.44 


1.35 


1.26 


1.30 


L25 




50 


1.48 


1.35 


1.26 




L25 




50 1 


1.47 


1.35 


1.26 




L26 




45 




1.36 


1.26 




1.25 





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DfiHy dueharge^ in second-feet, of Mareh Creek near Maryeville, Mont., for 1911. 



i>*y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


M»y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 


1.3 
L8 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.6 
L5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.0 
1.6 
1.6 

1.7 
1.7 
1.8 
2.0 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.2 

1.9 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 
2.2 
2.2 


2.4 
2.4 
2.2 
2.2 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
2.1 
2.0 
1.8 
1.9 

2.0 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.2 
2.3 
2.0 




2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.3 
2.3 

2.3 
2.3 
2.1 
2.1 
4.4 

2.7 
2.5 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 

2.5 
2.4 
2.5 
2.7 
2.9 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.4 


2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.6 

2.5 

2.6 
3.2 
3.2 
2.7 
2.5 

2.4 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.4 
2.4 
2.0 
8.4 
4.2 

2.9 
2.6 
2.6 
3.4 
2.9 

2.9 
2.9 
2.8 
3.2 
3.1 


3.0 
2.9 
2.7 
2.5 
2.5 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.3 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.6 

2.4 
2.6 
2.8 
2.6 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.3 
2.8 
2.3 

2.8 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 


2.2 
2.9 
2.3 
2.8 
2.4 

2.9 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.2 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.7 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 


1.6 
1.6 
2.9 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
1.8 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
L6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

L8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
2.0 


2.0 
2.1 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.7 
1.6 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 


I 6 


2 


1.8 


3 


1.8 


4 


1.8 


5 


1.8 


<> 


1.8 






s 




9 




10 


"V"' 


11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




IS 




19 




20 




21 




22 

23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




3D 




31 









Note.— D«fly dbchan 
IS aod Jane 19 to Nov. ( 



) determined from two poorly defined rating ourves, as follows: Mar. 18 to June 
Disducge estimated Mar. 1 to 17 and Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. 



Monthly discharge of Marsh Creek near Marysville, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 

acre-feet). 


Aceu- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Jaqwiry 1 


• 


1.30 

al.30 

1.78 

2.05 

2.53 

2.95 

2.42 

1.98 

1.80 

1.84 

a 1.70 

al.50 


80 

72 

109 
122 
156 
176 
149 
122 
107 
113 
101 
92 










Mveh... 

April 


2.4 
2.4 
4.4 

8.4 
3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
2.1 


1.3 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 
2.1 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 


C. 


iSy.: : :.:...:....:..: 


c. 


Jnrw.... ... 


r. 


July 


c 




C. 


Scnanbo' 


c. 


oS^Ubt 


c. 


November 




T>fwifnbir . . . 
















Tl» year : 






1.93 


1,400 











a Estimated. 

DEARBORN RIVER BASIN. 

DXARBORH RIVZB KEAR CLEM0N8. MONT. 

Location, — 2 miles above ClemoDB, Mont., half a mile above the headworks of the 

old Dearborn Canal, and half a mile above the mouth of Falls Creek. 
Records available.— May 4, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 110 square miles. 



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Gage. — Staff; not read every day aa it is about 2 miles from observer's houae. The 
datum of the gage was lowered 1 foot on October 21, 1910, and all gage heights 
for the year were consequently changed. 

Chaimel. — Permanent. 

Discharge zneasurements. — ^Made from cable just above gage or by wading. 

Winter flow. — Stream freezes over and gage-height observations are discontinued. 

DiverBions. — None above the station. 

Accuracy. — Interpolations between gage readings are believed to be fairly accurate. 

Discharge measurements of Dearborn River near Clemons, M<mt., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. j,«^« 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
heii^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 17o 


J. C. Beebe 


FcH. 


38 
252 
508 


June 25 
July 28 
Oct. 27 


B. E. Jones 


Feet. 
1.65 
1.00 
.93 


*"-^, 


Mar. 21 


do 

B. E. Jones 


0.93 
1.68 
2.08 


R.Richards 


78 


May 21 

J||T^ Q 


W. A. Lamb 


43 


J. C. Beebe 













o Ice conditions. Discharge estimated from a measurement made below mouth of Falls Creek, wading. 
Daily gage height ^ in feet y of Dearborn River near Clemens ^ Mont, y for 1911. 
[O. A. Kench, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


, 1 








1.49 
1.44 


'"'i."69' 

1.08 
1.13 

1.11 


0.94 


1.04 


2 ' 


1.10 


1.42 


1.97 




3 


.97 


1.14 


4 ' 


1.00 


1.50 


2.15 


"*i.'39" 
1.37 




6 ' 


1.35 


1.08 


;: 1 


.97 


1.61 
1.75 

*"i.*69' 


2.05 




7 


1.38 

■■■i.39' 
1.38 

'■'i.37* 
1.37 


1.07 


8 


.97 
.96 


2.65 
2.15 
2.10 

2.10 


1.34 
1.30 


1.10 
1.10 


1.06 


g 




10 • 


1.06 


11 ' 




1.60 


1.30 


1.09 


1.06 


12 




1.04 




13 




1.65 


2.15 


1.27 
1.22 

1.20 

■*'i.'i9' 
"i.'ie* 

1.19 


1.05 


1.05 


14 




1.00 




15 


2.35 


2.00 


1.03 

■*"i."66' 
'"Loo" 

.99 


1.28 
1.20 


1.05 


16 ".. 




.99 




17 




2.05 


1.88 




18 




1.05 
1.11 


i.ao 


1.07 


19 




2.00 


1.80 




20 




1,20 


1.03 


21 


0.93 


1.16 


1.68 


1.76 




22 


.99 


1.18 


1 00 


23 


.90 


1.30 


1.64 


1.75 
1.72 
1.65 


1.16 

'■'i.'is' 

1.12 

"■'i.'os' 




24 


.97 


1.17 


1.00 


25 


.93 


1.30 


1.66 


.99 


26 


.97 
.99 
.98 


1.15 

"*"i."ii' 




27 


.99 


1.35 


1.80 


1.59 


1 a5 


28 




29 


.94 


1.37 
1.34 


1.52 


1.52 


94 


30 


1.09 


'"**95" 


1.05 




31 


.98 


1.82 




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DaS/y diBt^arffe, tn ieeond-feet, of Dearborn River near demons^ Mont., J or 1911, 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Tune. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


1 


90 

i? 

32 
33 
33 
34 
34 

35 
35 
36 
36 
37 

38 
39 
40 
41 
42 

42 

40 
38 
40 
42 

47 
62 
48 
44 

47 
60 


62 
73 
63 
53 
60 

48 
48 
48 
47 
51 

66 
61 
67 
63 
62 

62 

67 
63 
75 
80 

86 
102 
118 
118 
118 

125 
132 
134 
137 
129 


140 
152 
166 
180 
202 

224 

290 
270 
2(i0 
240 

220 
231 
242 
621 
800 

644 
488 
466 
445 
350 

256 
247 
238 
242 
247 

234 

220 
204 

18K 
Z-W 
327 


376 
424 
502 
680 
534 

488 
824 
1,160 
580 
530 

630 
655 
580 
612 
445 

404 
363 
339 
315 
305 

296 
292 
290 
275 
242 

230 
216 
202 

188 
182 


176 
169 
153 
147 
142 

137 
1,33 
129 

118 
118 

118 
114 
111 
99 
96 

94 
93 
92 
89 
86 

92 
89 
86 

85 
84 

77 
74 
71 
71 
71 
71 


Vl 
71 
60 
T9 
77 

75 
74 
73 
73 
72 

71 
67 
63 
61 
69 

66 
53 
63 
63 
62 

62 
62 
60 
48 
48 

48 
62 
50 
40 
47 
46 


44 

46 
48 
90 
132 

136 
140 
141 
142 
140 

138 
137 
137 
125 
113 

94 
94 
94 
94 
94 

92 

90 

88 
87 
86 

84 
80 
76 




61 


2. 


71 


3 


81 


4. 


75 


5 


69 


6 


68 


7 


67 


8 


65 


9 


65 


10 

U 


65 
65 


12 


64 


13 


63 


u 


63 


16 


63 


16 


64 


17 


66 


18 


67 


19 


68 


20 


V 69 


21 


66 


22 


63 


23 


63 


24 

25 

28 

27 


63 
62 

68 
63 


28 

29 

30 


64 
44 
44 


31 


44 







Nor.— Dafly discharge determined from a fairly well-deflned rating cur\-e. Dbcharge Mar. 1 to 20 
estimated. Discharge interpolated for days on whim gage was not read. 

Monthly discharge of Dearborn River near Clemons, Mont. ^ for 1911. 
[Drainage area 110 square miles.] 





Discharge in second-feet. 




Kun-oiT. 




Month. 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth hi 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-feet. 


Accu- 
racy. 


I»nuary . . 






«35 

a30 
38.4 
78.3 

297 

426 

106 
60.1 
99.8 
61.4 

a40 

«35 


0.318 
.273 
.349 
.712 
2.70 
3.86 
.964 
.546 
.907 
.558 
.364 
.318 


0.37 

.28 

.40 

.79 

8.11 

4.31 

1.11 

.63 

1.01 

.64 

.41 

.3/ 


2,160 
1,670 
2,360 
4,660 
18,300 
25,300 
6,520 
3,700 
5,940 
8,780 
2,380 
2,150 


D. 


Fi^bniary. . , . 






D. 


UlH^l^ 


52 
137 
800 
1,160 
176 

79 
142 

81 


30 
48 
140 
182 
71 
46 
44 
44 


C. 


April 


B. 


M^:;:::: :.:.::: 


B. 


June. 


B. 


Jnly 


B. 


Aognst 


B. 


September 


B. 


0<^ber 


B. 


November 


D. 


December - 




D. 




' 




The Tear 


1.160 




109 


.991 


13.43 


78,900 











a Estimated. 



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FALLS CREEK HEAR CLEMOITS, MONT. 

Location. — ^At a point 1} miles above ClemonB, Mont., 500 feet above the mouth, of 
the creek. 

Records available. — May 4, 1908, to December 31, 1911; fragmentary because of ttie 
great distance the observer lives from the gage. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Permanent except in flood. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading or from a cable. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Diversions. — ^The entire flow of this stream reaches Dearborn River. 

Accuracy. — ^Interpolations between observed gage heights believed to be fairly accu- 
rate. 

Falls Creek affords opportunities for water power development above the station, as 
its fall is large. 

Discharge measurements of Falls Creek near demons^ Moni.^ in 1911. 



\ 

Date. Ilydrographer. 


Gaee 
heSit. 


Dis- 1 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hdglit 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 17 


J.C.Beebe 


Feci. 

1.57 
2.04 


8ec.-ft. 

*11.3 

11.8 

HI 

226 


June 25 
July 28 
Oct. 27 


B. E.Jones 


Feet. 
1.50 
l.Ol 

«1.05 


Sec. 'ft. 
101 


Mar. 21 


do 

B. E.Jones 


R. Richards 


41 


Mav 21 


W.A.Lamb 


32 


June 6 


J.C.Beebe 













o Ice conditions. 

^ Discharge estimated from measurement made below Jtmction with Dearborn River. 

Daily gage height infect of Falls Creek near Clemons, Mont, j for 1911. 
[O. A. Kench, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 












1.41 
1.37 


'"i.'o" 

1.0 
1.04 

1.04 


0.91 


1.03 


2 




0.77 


1.11 


1.83 




3 


.92 


1 14 


4 




.77 


1.15 


2.12 


*""i.'32 
1.29 




5 ... 


1.1 


1.1 


1 


.77 


1.29 
1.45 

■**i."42' 


1.96 




7 1 


1.27 

'"i.'s"' 

1.32 

*"*i.'38' 
1.4 


l.OS 


8 1 


.78 
.78 


2.25 
2.02 
2.02 

2.0 


1.23 
1.22 


1.05 
1.04 


1.08 


9 1 




lo::::::::. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::: 


1.06 


11 


1 


1.39 


1.21 


1.02 


l.OS 


12 


1 .98 




13 


1.41 


2.18 


1.19 
1.17 

1.12 

'"*i.'ii' 
'■*i.*69* 

1.17 


.97 


1.1 


14 





.97 




15 


1.86 


1.97 


.97 

"***.* 96" 

'"■.■94" 
.94 


1.32 
1.28 


1.07 


16 





.99 




17 


1.8 


1.75 




iH ::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::: 


.82 
.83 


1.19 


1.11 


19 




1.77 


1.68 




20 





1.14 


1.1 


21 


0.70 


.87 


1.57 


1.65 




22 


.93 


1.15 


1.1 


23 


"".io 


.93 


1.60 


1.63 
1.58 
1.51 


1.12 

*"i.'w' 

1.08 

"*i.'6i" 




24 


.93 


1.15 


1.1 


25 


.70 


1.05 


1.49 


1.08 


36 


.92 
.92 
.91 


1.11 

'"'i.'w 




27 


.72 


1.10 


1.49 


1.49 


.93 


28 




29 


.72 


1.10 
1.11 


1.48 
1.7 
1.7 


1.45 


.93 


30 


1.00 


"".'92" 


1.05 


.91 


31 


.74 















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DaUy diidiorge, in second-feet ^ of Falls Creek near demons ^ Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Bept. 


Oct. 


1 




16 

16 
16 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
16 
20 

24 
29 
29 
29 
30 

30 
24 
18 
19 
20 

21 
23 
26 
30 
86 

38 
41 
41 
41 
42 


42 
42 
44 
47 

66 

66 
92 
90 
87 
84 

81 
83 
85 
132 
180 

172 
165 
162 
158 
136 

114 
107 
101 
100 
99 

99 
99 
98 
97 
140 
140 


156 
172 
209 
246 
225 

205 
245 
286 
220 
220 

215 
240 
264 
236 
206 

180 
152 
144 
136 
133 

130 
128 
128 
116 
103 

101 
99 
96 
92 

88 


85 
78 
75 
72 
70 

66 
62 
67 
56 
59 

63 
62 
61 
58 
55 

62 

52 
51 

50 
49 

58 
55 
62 
50 
49 

48 
44 

41 
40 
40 
40 


40 
40 
40 
44 
44 

44 
44 
45 
44 
43 

42 

40 
37 
37 
37 

36 
36 
34 
34 
34 

34 
33 
33 

33 
32 

82 
32 
31 
31 
32 
32 


31 
32 
32 
41 
60 

61 
72 
74 
76 
79 

86 
90 
93 
86 
79 

73 
67 
61 

58 
55 

66 
66 
66 
66 
64 

61 
60 
49 
47 
45 


43 


2 




49 


3 




66 


4 




62 


5 




60 


6 




49 


7 




48 


8 




48 


9 




48 


10 




48 


U 




48 


12 




49 


13 




60 


14 




48 


15 




47 


16 




48 


17 




60 


18 




51 


19.:....:::::.:..:::::::;:::;::;;::::: :::: 


51 


20 




51 


21 


12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

13 
13 

13 
13 
14 
14 


51 


22 


51 


21 


51 


24 


51 


25 


48 


26 


40 


27 


33 


28 


33 


29 


33 


30 


31 


31 


31 







Note.— Daily discharge determined from two fairly well-defined curves as follows: Mar. 21 to July 9 and 
July 11 to Oct. 31. 

Monthly discharge of Falls Creek near C lemons, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aoou- 




Ttffufm^m. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Jvmary ■ 






• 10 

10 
10.9 
25.1 

103 

172 
66.5 
37.1 
60.5 
46.3 

«25 

15 


615 

655 

C70 

1.490 

G,330 

10,200 

3,470 

2,280 

3,600 

2,850 

1,490 

922 




February - 




ito^:::;::;::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


14 
42 
180 
285 
85 
45 
93 
66 







Anril 


16 
42 
88 
40 
31 
31 
31 


B. 


M^;::;:;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


B. 


Jdds. . . 


B. 


July 


C. 


AngDst 


r. 


s«pte»nbfT 


C. 


October 


r. 


NoTember 




DM^iqhffl'. . 
















Thfiyear 


285 




47.7 


34,500 











a Estimated. Disehai^e Mar. 1 to 20 e.stimated at 10 second-feet per day. 

SUN RITEB BASIX. 

VOBTH FOBK OF 8TTH RIVEKINEAK ATTOTTSTA. MOVT. 

Location. — ^At the he&d of Kilraven ditch, near Christian 'h ranch, 12 miles northwest 

of Augusta, 21 milee southwest of Chouteau, Mont. 
Beoords available.— October 31, 1903, to December 31, 1911. 
DraJnage area. — ^Not measured. 



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Ga^. — Chain, datum unchanged. 

ChanneL — ^Permanent. 

Diaeharge xneasurementB.— Made from cable. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Diveniona.— Water is diverted below the station for irrigation of the valley lands, 

but no water is diverted above the station. 
Aocoracy. — Conditions for accurate determination of discharge are excellent, except 

during the winter months. 

Discharge measurements of North Fork of Sun River near Augusta^ Mont.y in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t. 


Dto- ' 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 14 


J. C. Beebe 


F€€t. 

ai.83 
1.04 
3.43 
3.39 


Sec.-Jl. ' 
242 
447 

2,870 
2,780 


June 8 

24 

July 27 

Oct. 25 


J. C. Beebe 


Feet. 
4.43 
3.35 
1.41 
•0.94 


See.-ft, 
4,900 


Mar. 23 


do 

B, E. Jones 


B. E. Jones 


2,670 


«.y« 


R.Richards 


652 




W.A.TAmb 


351 



a Ice present. 
Daily gage height , in feet of North Fork of Sun River near Augusta, Mont., for 1911. 

[Charles Dox, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 

2.2 
'*2.'3' 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dee. 


1 . ' 


1.4 






4.0 
4.5 
4.6 


3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.0 

3.0 
2.9 
2.8 
2.6 
2.5 

2.2 
2.0 

""1.9 
1.9 

1.8 

*'i.'7' 


1.4 
....... 


'aY 
a9 


0.9 
1.1 
1.2 
1.1 
1.0 

1.1 
1.0 
0.9 
1.0 
0.9 

0.9 
1.0 
0.9 
0.9 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.1 
1.2 
1.1 

1.0 
1.1 

1.0 

1.0 
1.0 

0.85 

0.8 

0.85 

0.85 

0.8 

0.9 


0.9 

0.95 

0.9 

0.85 

a85 

0.85 
0.85 
0.85 
0.85 
0.85 

0.9 
1.0 
1.05 
1.25 
1.35 

1.4 

1.45 

1.36 

1.1 

1.0 

0.95 
0.85 
0.8 
0.85 
0.85 

a> 

0.9 
0.9 
0.8 
0.9 


0.9 


2 


0.8 




1.0 


0.9 


I:::: : : : 


1.6 
1.6 




0.85 


4 


0.8 




1.0 


0.8 


5 


3.9 


4.0 
....... 

*"3.'9* 


1.4 

1.5 
....... 

"i.'s" 


1.2 
....... 

'**i.'6' 
1.0 


0.8 


6 


0.8 


1.3 


1.2 




0.8 


7 


LO 


3.6 


0.8 


8 


1.4 


1.3 


1.3 


0.85 





0.9 


3.2 


0.8 


10 


1.6 


1.3 




O.h 


11 


1.1 

""'i.'i" 


*'*6,'9" 


3.0 


0.85 


12 


i.6 
1.8 


1.1 


1.5 

1.5 

....... 

....... 


1.1 

■■'i:6' 

1.0 
1.0 


0.J<5 


13.. 




4.5 


0.85 


14 


i 


0..vi 


15 


1.6 


1.1 


1.0 


1.1 


4.2 
3.6 
3.5 


4.8 
""3.'9' 


0.8 


16 


0.75 


17 




1.1 


0.8 


1.0 


0.7 


18 


1.3 


0.75 


19 


1.0 


0.8 


1.2 


1.0 


1.0 


0.75 


20 


1.3 


3.0 


3.8 


1.7 


0.7 


21 




0.9 


1.9 


1.0 

"'i.6' 

***6.'9" 


0.9 
0.9 

*""l6* 

1.0 
*'"i."6' 
■"6:9* 


0.75 


22 


1.2 




3.0 


3.8 


1.4 


0.8 


23 




1.2 


2.1 
2.0 
2.2 


0.8 


24 


1.4 




3.0 


3.7 


1.6 
1.6 


0.85 


26 




1.0 


08 


26 


1.4 




2.8 

'"'2.* 7" 

""2."8" 
2.8 


3.6 
3.5 
3.4 
3.3 
3.1 


0.85 


27 




6.9 


2.4 


....... 

"■*i*3' 


.09 

"**6."9" 
1.0 
0.9 


0.85 


28 


1.4 




0.8 


29 




1.0 


2.2 


0.75 


30 


1.5 




0.75 


31 




0.9 




0.75 















NoTB.— Gage heights Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 and Nov. 14 to Dec. 31 distorted by loe. 



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DaUy dUdtarge^ in second-feet ^ of North Fork of Sun River near Augusta, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 




Sept. 


Oct. 


2,320 


630 


340 


340 


2,320 


630 


340 


435 


2.320 


630 


340 


495 


2.320 


630 


418 


435 


2.190 


630 


495 


385 


2,190 


710 


562 


435 


2,060 


670 


630 


385 


1,940 


630 


508 


340 


1,710 


670 


385 


385 


1.600 


710 


385 


340 


1,300 


710 


410 


340 


1.120 


710 


435 


385 


1.080 


710 


410 


340 


1.030 


670 


3S5 


340 


1,030 


630 


386 


385 


950 


532 


385 


385 


910 


435 


385 


385 


870 


410 


385 


435 


870 


385 


385 


495 


870 


385 


362 


435 


750 


385 


340 


385 


630 


385 


340 


435 


670 


385 


362 


385 


710 


362 


385 


385 


790 


340 


385 


385 


740 


340 


385 


320 


680 


340 


385 


300 


630 


340 


385 


320 


595 


340 


362 


320 


560 


385 


340 


300 


595 


340 




340 



Nov. 



1 


250 


2 


270 


3 


290 


4 


310 


5 


330 


6 


350 


7 


370 


8 


390 


9 


410 


10 


440 


11 


460 


12 


480 


13 


480 


14 


480 


15 


480 


16 


480 


17 


480 


18 


450 


19 


420 


30 


420 


21 


430 


22 


440 


23 


450 


24 


460 


25 


470 


26 


480 


27 


490 


28 


500 


29 




30 


31 



610 
620 
530 
540 
640 

640 
570 
600 
560 
520 

480 
480 
480 
450 
420 

375 
330 
330 
330 



37D 
465 
540 
480 
420 



370 
306 
420 
395 
370 



395 
420 
420 
420 
420 

420 
420 
395 
370 
370 

370 
370 
405 
440 
480 

450 
420 
480 
540 
805 

1,070 
1,160 
1.250 
1,160 
1,360 

1,450 
1,660 
1,450 
1,350 
1,350 



1,360 
1.400 
1.450 
2,580 
3.710 

3.320 
2.970 
2,740 
2,520 
2.. 380 

2,250 
2.670 
3.090 
3,500 
3.920 

4.340 
3,140 
2,970 
2.610 
2.250 

2,250 
2,250 
2,250 
2.250 
2,120 

2,000 
1.940 
1,880 
1.940 
2.000 
2,000 



3.920 
6.000 
5.000 
4.&40 
4,280 

3.920 
4,350 
4,780 
4,240 
3,710 

4,140 
4,570 
6,000 
6,340 
6,690 

4,700 
3,710 
3.610 
3,520 
3,430 

3,430 
3,430 
3.340 
3,250 
3,100 

3.080 
2.920 
2,760 
2,610 
2,320 



340. 
362 
340 
320 
320 

320 
320 



320 

340 
386 
410 
400 
390 

380 
370 
360 
360 
340 

320 
300 
300 

300 
290 

290 
290 
280 
280 
280 



Note.— Daily dischane determined from two rating curves that are well defined and are used for 
perfodefrom Feb. 12 to June 17, and from June 18 to Nov. 12, respectively. Discharge estimated Feb. 1 
to 11, Nov. 14 to 30, and on dajni for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly discharge of North Fork of Sun River near Augusta, Mont. , for 1911. 



Month. 



January 

February... 
March 

^::::;:: 

June. 

Joly 

August 

September.. 
October.-.. 
November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



MftT'w*"'" - Minimum. Mean 



600 


250 


600 


330 


1,560 


370 


4,340 


1,350 


5,690 


2,320 


2,320 


660 


710 


340 


630 


340 


495 


300 


410 


280 



250 
420 
464 

732 
2,620 
3,930 
1,240 

518 
400 



275 



964 



Rim-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



16,400 
23,300 
27,900 
43,600 
166,000 
234,000 
76,200 
31,900 
23,800 
23,400 
19,700 
16,900 



601,000 



Aooo- 
raoy. 



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smr RIVER AT Sim river, kort. 

Location.— At the highway bridge at Sun River, Mont. The principal tributaries 
of Sun River all enter above the station; South Fork of Sun River, Willow Creek, 
and Simms Creek are the most important. 

Recorda available.-njuly 31, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oage. — A staff nailed to piling on the left bank just above the bridge; datum un- 
changed. 

Channel. — Shifts at all stages. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from bridge or by wading. 

Diversions. — Practically the entire valley above this point is irrigated with water 
taken from the river. 

Accuracy. — Conditions at the measuring section have been very poor since the high 
water of 1907; at low stages good measurements can be made. 

Discharge measturements of Sun River at Sun River , Mont, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 




liei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Mar. 25 


C. S. Heidel 


Feet. 
2.95 
7.75 
5.48 


5,860 
2,660 


Aug. 9 

15 

Dee. 11 


R. Hic^hardfl 


Feet. 
3.19 
2.86 
2.63 


See.~fi. 
595 


May 16 
June 26 


B. E. Jones 


J.C. Beebe 


412 


do 


B. E. Jones 


437 









Daily gage height, infect, of Sun River at Sun River, Mo7U.,for 1911. 
[R. A. Lange, observer.] 



Day. 


Har. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.8 
2.8 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.2 
3.8 
4.1 
4.0 
4.6 

4.6 
5.0 
5.0 
4.6 
4.2 


4.1 
4.2 
4.5 
4.6 
4.8 

5.0 
7.0 
6.4 
5.6 
5.6 

5.2 
5.0 
5.0 
4.8 
5.0 

7.0 
7.0 
6.6 
5.8 
5.6 

5.5 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.2 

5.2 
5.0 
5.0 
4.9 
4.8 
4.8 


5.4 
5.9 
7.6 
7.4 
7.2 

6.6 
7.2 
7.2 
7.1 
7.0 

7.8 
7.8 
7.5 
7.4 
7.2 

7.2 
7.0 
7.0 
6.8 
6.6 

6.9 
6.8 
6.8 
6.4 
6.2 

6.0 
5.8 
5.5 
5.4 
5.4 


5.4 
5.0 
4.8 
4.8 
4.6 

4.2 

4.2 
4.0 
3.8 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.8 
3.6 
3.4 

3.4 
3.3 
3.4 
3.3 
3.2 

3.2 
3.3 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.6 


2.6 
2.7 
2.8 
2.7 
3.3 

3.4 
3.3 
3.2 
3.2 
3.2 

3.2 
3.0 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
2.5 

2.5 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
3.2 
3.2 

3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
2.9 
2.9 

3.0 
3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
3.0 

3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
3.0 
3.0 


2.9 
3.0 
3.3 
3.6 
3.3 

3.2 
3.0 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 

2.8 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 


2.7 


2 




2.8 


3 




2.8 


4 




2.8 


6 




2,7 


6 




2.7 


7 




2 


8 




2 a 


9 




2.3 


10 




2.2 


11 




2.2 


12 




2.3 


13 




2 


14 




3.3 


15 




3 4 


16 




3 3 


17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 


8.0 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.8 
2.8 




27 




28 .'!'.!!!! 




29 




30 




81 









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httUy dMnar^, in uoond-Jetly of Sun River at Sun River, Mont, for 1911. 



Day. 



Mbt. 



Apr. 



May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Btpt. 


Oct. 


1,500 


2,510 


2,510 


310 


360 


440 


1,580 


3,120 


2,080 


350 


350 


480 


1,830 


5,620 


1,880 


390 


350 


700 


1,930 


5,300 


1,880 


350 


650 


900 


2,110 


4,980 


1,680 


650 


650 


700 


2,310 


4,080 


1,320 


710 


650 


650 


4,780 


4,980 


1,320 


650 


540 


480 


3,960 


4,980 


1,150 


590 


480 


480 


2,960 


4,830 


990 


500 


480 


480 


2,960 


4,680 


850 


590 


480 


480 


2,510 


5,940 


780 


690 


4S0 


440 


2,310 


5,620 


780 


490 


480 


480 


2,310 


5.460 


850 


390 


480 


480 


2,110 


5,300 


850 


390 


480 


4S0 


2,310 


4,980 


710 


390 


480 


480 


4.780 


4,980 


710 


390 


480 


570 


4,680 


4,680 


650 


360 


480 


570 


4,080 


4,680 


710 


350 


480 


570 


2,990 


4,380 


6J0 


310 


440 


570 


2,750 


4,080 


590 


310 


440 


570 


2,630 


4,530 


590 


310 


480 


570 


2,510 


4.380 


650 


2S0 


480 


570 


2,510 


4.080 


540 


250 


. 440 


570 


2,510 


3,800 


490 


250 


440 


520 


2,290 


3,520 


490 


280 


480 


520 


2,290 


3,250 


490 


280 


480 


620 


2,060 


2,990 


490 


310 


440 


470 


2,080 


2,630 


390 


310 


440 


470 


1,980 


2,610 


390 


310 


480 


470 


1,680 


2,510 


390 


310 


480 


470 


1,880 




310 


310 




470 



Nor. 



2 


3 


4 


5 


1 ... 




8 


9 


10 


11 ' 


12 


13 ■ 


14 




15 




16 




17 ' 


IS- i: 


19 


20 :: ! 


21 ' 


22 1 


23 1 


24 1 


25 1 




730 


27 


630 


28 


630 


29 


580 


30 


630 


31 


630 



630 
680 
6S0 
6S0 
680 

630 
630 
580 
680 
630 

630 
580 
580 



630 
730 
730 
730 

850 
1,260 
1,500 
1,420 
1,920 

1,920 
2,310 
2,310 
1,920 
1,580 



430 
470 
470 
470 
430 

430 
390 
390 
275 
240 

240 
275 
390 
740 
800 

740 



XoTC— Dafly diseharge determined as follows: Mar. 25 to May 16 and May 17 to Aug. 31 fh>m two fairly 
weU-deflned curves; Sept. 1 toNov. 16, by indirect method for shifting diannels. 

Monthly discharge of Sun River at Sun River , Mont., for 1911. 



I 



Discharge in seoond-feet. 



Month. 



Janoary 

Fbtaroarr... 
March 

^::::::: 

Joae 

Jnly 

Aognst 

September. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



Rua-off 
-\ (total In 
Maximum. Minimum. Mean. , •<^feet). 



730 

2,310 

4,780 

5,940 

2,510 

710 

650 

900 

800 



5,940 



580 
1,500 
2,510 
310 
250 
350 
440 
240 



a350 

a 500 

572 

993 

2,620 

4,310 

906 

398 

478 

638 

473 

«400 



21,500 
27,800 
85,200 
59,100 
161,000 
256,000 
55,800 
24,500 
28,400 
33,100 
28,100 
24,600 



1,040 I 



755,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



o Estimated. 

Note.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 24 and Nov. 17 to 30 estimated at 550 second-feet and 500 second-feet per 
day, respectively. 

WILLOW CREEK ITEAR ATTOITSTA, If OITT. 

liocation. — ^At Jordan's ranch, just below the mouth of Little Willow Creek and about 

7 milea northwest of Augusta. 
BeoordB available.— June 8, 1905, to May 14, 1911. 
Drainage area.— Not measured. 



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Q-age. — ^A standard chain on right bank near observer's footbridge; datum unchanged . 

OhanneL — Permanent . 

Winter flow. — ^N'o ice forms at this station as a laxge spring enters the creek just above 

the gage. 
DiversloxLEi.— Water is diverted from the creek above the station for irrigation of the 

valley lands. 
Storage. — Willow Creek dam, work on which has been begun, will provide a reservoir 

with a capacity of 84,320 acre-feet. 
Accuracy. — Conditions for obtaining accurate discharge data are excellent. 

Discharge meastirements of Willow Creek near Augusta, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
chaiigie. 


Jan. 14 


John C. Beebe 


Feet. 
0.65 

.96 
1.58 
2.58 

.95 


Sec-ft. 
3.5 


Mar. 23 


do 


0.5 


May 19 
June 


B. E. Jones 


36 


J . C. Beebe 


83 


July 27 


R. Rictiard-s 


13 







Daily gage lieight, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Willow Creek near AugvxUi, 

Mont. J&r 1911. 

[Elizabeth Ireland, observer.] 



Dav. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 

6. 

7, 
8. 
9 
10, 

11. 
12 
13 
14, 
15 

16 
17, 
18 
19 
20, 

21 
22, 
23 
24, 
25 

26 
27 
28, 
29 
30 
31, 



January. 



Gage 
height. 



0.66 
.62 
.60 
.61 
.61 

.63 
.64 
.64 
.65 
.64 

.64 
.63 
.64 
.64 
.64 

.64 
.65 
.65 
.68 
.70 

.70 



.67 
.67 



.65 
.65 
.65 



Dis- 
charge. 



4.0 
3.3 
3.0 
3.2 
3.2 

3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.8 
3.6 

3.6 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.8 
3.8 
4.3 
4.6 

4.6 
4.4 
4.3 
4.1 
4.1 

4.0 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
4.0 
4.0 



February. 



Gago 
height. 



0.66 
.67 
.67 
.67 
.67 

.67 
.67 
.67 
.67 



Dis- 
charge. 



4.0 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.3 

4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.1 



3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 



3.5 
3.3 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 



March. 



April. 



heig] 



age 
ight. 



0.60 
.60 
.61 
.62 
.63 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.68 
.71 

.71 
.74 

.77 
.80 
.95 

.95 
.98 
.98 
1.01 
1.15 

l.Oo 
1.03 
1.06 
1.09 
1.03 

.95 
.95 
.96 
.96 
.94 
.94 



Dis- 
charge. 



3.0 
3.0 
3.2 
3.3 
3.5 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
4.3 

4.8 

4.8 
5.4 
6.0 
6.5 
10.0 

10 
11 
11 
12 
16 

13 
12 
13 
14 
12 

10 

10 

10 

10 
9.8 
9.8 



Gage 
height. 



0.91 
.90 
.92 
.92 
.90 

1.00 
.93 
.91 
.91 
.91 

.90 
.ST) 
.89 
.85 
.80 

.80 
.80 
.SO 
.83 
.80 

.80 
.80 
.90 
.89 
.85 

.85 
.85 
.90 
.90 
.90 



Dis- 
charge. 



May. 



9.1 
8.8 
9.3 
flk.3 

8.8 

11 
9.6 
9.1 
9.1 
9.1 

?•?! 

7.7 

8.6 I 

7.7 I 
6.5 

6.5 I 
6.5 
6.5; 
7.2 ' 
6.5 



6.5 
6.5 

8.8 
8.6 



7.7 
7.7 
8.8 
8.8 
8.8 



0.90 
.90 
.84 
.84 



1.03 
.97 
.98 
.90 
.90 

. .90 
.85 
.80 



Dis- 
charge. 



8.8 
8.i. 

1 . 4 
7.4 
9.6 

12 
11 
11 

8.8 
8.8 

8.8 

6!5 
6.5 



Note. —Dally discharge determined from a rating curve well dofined at all gage heights. 



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Monthly discharge of Willow Creek River near A\iguita, Mont, for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge In seoond-feet. 



\fftTiTnnni - Minimum. Ifoan. 



Rnn-ofl 
(total In 
acre>feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



January ' 4. 6 

February 4. 3 

March 16.0 

April 11.0 

May 1-14 12.0 

I 



3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
6.5 
6.5 



3.80 
3.79 
8.15 
8.19 
8.79 



234 

210 
501 
487 
244 



SOXTTH FOKK OF SUV RIVEK AT ATTGirSTA. XONT. 

LocatioiL. — In sec. 11, T. 20 N., R. 6 W., at the highway bridge on the road from 
Augusta to Craig, Mont., about half a mile from Augusta. 

Becords available.— December 2, 1904, to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — ^The original ^ige waa spiked to the cribwork of the right abutment on the 
downstream side of the bridge; a new gage was installed April 17, 1907, at a dif- 
ferent datum and was used during 1907 and 1908; records for 1909, 1910, and 1911 
are referred to the old gage. 

GhaimeL — Shifting. 

Discharge measurenienta. — High-stage measurements may be made from the 
highway bridge; low-stage measurements are made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 

Diversions. — Water is diverted to irrigate the valley lands both above and below 
stations. During dry seasons the entire summer flow is utilized. 

Discharge measurements of South Fork of Sun River at Augusta, Mont.f in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oaee 
hei^t. 


Dte- 
charge. 


Date. 




Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 15 


JohnCBeebe 

do 

B. E. Jones 


Fert. 

1.95 
2.44 


38 
279 
459 


June 25 

1 26 

July 26 

Oct. 26 


B. E. Jones 


Feet. 
1.85 
1.82 
1.28 
L42 


See.-fi. 
189 


Mar. 2 
May 20 


do 

R.Richards 


163 
32 


JllDA 9 


J.CBeebe 


W A,T.nmh. 


44 











a About 10 Indies of ice over the entire river. 

Daily gage height j in/eet, of South Fork of Sun River at Augusta, Mont., for 1911. 

[W. J. Auchard, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




0.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.8 
.8 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 


1.0 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
1.1 


2.3 
2.6 
2.7 
2.5 
2.3 

2.3 
2.2 
2.5 
2.4 
2.3 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.1 

2.0 


1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 


1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 


1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.4 
1.4 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.0 


1.5 
1.4 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 


1.4 


2 




1.7 


3 




1.6 


4 




1.4 


5 




1.4 


6 




1.4 






1.4 


8 




1.4 


9 




1.7 


10 




2.2 


11 




2.3 


U 




2.7 


13 




2.7 


14 




2.7 


15 




2.7 



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Daily gage height, in feet, of South Fork of Sun River at AugueUi, Mont,, for 1911 — Con. 



D.y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nbv. 


16 ' 


0.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.9 
1.0 
.9 
.9 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


2.5 

2.3 
2.1 
2.0 
1.9 

1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
2.0 


2.0 
2.0 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5. 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 


1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 


2.7 


17 


2.1 


18 


2.1 


19 


1.9 


20 


1.6 


21 


1.5 


22. 


1.4 


23 -- 


!..'» 


24 

25 

28 

27 

28 


1.6 
1.6 

.9 

■X 

.9 
.9 
.9 


1.4 


29 




30 




31 









NoTE.^Oage heights distorted by ice Mar. 24 to 25 and Not. 1 to 24. 
Daily discharge, in second-fut, of South Fork of Sun River at Augusta, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

?•••;:::■••::;:::::::::::::::::::::: 


38 
38 
38 
38 
37 

37 
37 
36 
36 
36 

35 
35 
35 
34 
34 

34 
33 
33 
33 
32 

32 
32 
31 
30 
30 

30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 


30 
30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
20 
20 
30 
30 

30 
20 
20 
20 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

20 
30 
45 
30 
30 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 


45 

30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
30 
30 
30 
60 

480 
400 
330 
295 
260 

260 
230 
230 
230 
230 

260 
260 
230 
2iO 
260 
295 


400 
520 
560 
480 
400 

400 
365 
480 
440 
390 

340 
340 
340 
290 
245 

245 
245 
200 
200 
200 

200 
200 
200 
200 
200 

160 
160 
160 
160 
160 


160 
160 
160 
120 
120 

120 
90 
90 
90 
90 

66 
65 
65 
65 
65 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 

45 
30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
30 
20 
20 
20 
20 


30 
30 
30 
30 
45 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 

30 

30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
30 
20 
20 
30 

30 
20 

20 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 


90 
20 
20 
45 
45 

65 
65 
65 
65 
65 

65 
65 
65 
65 
65 

65 
65 
65 
65 
65 

65 
65 
65 
65 
65 

65 
65 
65 
65 
65 


65 
45 
90 
65 
65 

&5 
65 


8 

iS;;;:::::;;::::::::;::;:;::;:;::::::: 


65 
65 
65 


11 


65 


12 


65 


13 


65 


14 


65 


15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

» 

21 

22 


65 

6.^ 
fiS 
65 
65 
65 

65 


23 


65 


24 


63 


25 


65 


26 


65 


27 


65 


28 


45 


29 


45 


30 


45 


31 


45 







Note.— Dally discharges determined from two fairly well-defined rating curves for periods Mar. 26 to 
June 9 and June 10 to Oct 31. Discharges estimated Mar. 1 to 23. 



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Monthly (Macharge ofSoulk Fork of Sun River at Augu$ta, U<mi,^for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in aeoond-feet. 



W f^Titmim Minimum. Mean. 



February.. . 
March 

is?::::::: 

Jooe. 

July 

Aognst 

September.. 
October.... 
November.. 
Deeember.. 



Thayear. 



45 
4S0 
560 
160 
45 
65 
80 



30 
20 
30 
160 
20 
20 
20 
45 



a20 

a25 
34 
29.0 
160 
296 
66.1 
29.0 
59.2 
62.6 

a40 

• 25 



70.5 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-leet). 



1,230 
1,390 
2,090 
1,730 
9,840 
17,600 
4,060 
1,780 
3,520 
3,850 
2,380 
1,540 



51,000 



Aoou- 
racy. 



a Estimated. 
FOBB OBJESX HXA& ATTOTrSTA, KOITT. 

Location. — At the ranch of Joeeph Ford, 16 milee west of Augusta, Mont. Ford (*reek 

unites with Smith Creek to form the South Fork of Sun River. Ford Creek has 

no tributary. 
Eecorda available.— April 11, 1906, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 18 square miles. 

Gage.--Staff, on the right bank near the observer's house; datum unchanged. 
Channel. — Shifting; current swift. 
Dischazig^e measorementa. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Little affected by ice. 
DiveruoziB. — One irrigation ditch, capacity about 15 sec -ft., diverts water from the 

creek above the gage. 
Accuracy. — As conditions of flow are changeable, frequent discharge measurements 

are necessary to properly define the rating curve. 

Digeharffe measurements of Ford Creek near Augusta , Mont.^ in 1911. 



1 

Date. Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


&, \ ^'^' 


Hydrographer. 


hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 15 


J. C. Boebe 


loe. 

aso 

1.72 
2.03 


Bee.'fl. 
10.1 
10.9 
66. 
104 


June 24 
July 27 
Oct, 27 


B. K. Jones 


Feet. 
1.64 
1.29 
1.10 


Sec.ff. 
53 


Mar. 21 


do 

B.E. Jones 


R.Richards 


28 


May 20 

Juno 9 


W, A. T^^m^ 


12.8 


J.C. Beebe 













Daily gage height, in feet j qf Ford Creek near Augusta, Mont., for 1911. 
[Joseph Ford, observer, 1 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


I 




1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.06 
1.05 

1.05 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 


1.20 
1.20 
1.30 
1.42 
1.50 

1.52 
1.50 
1.42 
1.40 
1.40 


2.00 
2.05 
2.10 
2.02 
2.00 

2.00 
2.10 
2.10 
2.00 
2.00 


1.52 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.46 

1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 


1.30 
1.80 
1.80 
1.30 
1.30 

1.80 
1.26 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 


1.20 


2 1 




1.20 


3 




1.20 


4 




1.20 


5 




1.20 


5 '.... 




1.20 






1.20 


8 




1.20 







1.20 


JO 




1.20 



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Daily gage heighty in feet, of Ford Creek near Augusta, Mont., for 1912 — Continued. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aog. 


Sept 


11 




1.00 
1.00 
1.05 
1.00 
1.00 


1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
2.05 

1.08 
1.85 
1.78 
1.70 
1.70 

1.70 
1.70 
1.70 
1.70 
1.70 

1.65 
1.60 
1.60 
1.66 
1.75 
1.85 


2.00 
1.92 
1.90 
1.90 
1.88 

1.80 
1.80 
1.80 
1.80 
1.75 

1.70 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 

1.60 
1.60 
1.55 
1.56 
1.55 


1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.38 
1.36 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 

1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 


1.18 
1.15 
1.15 
1.16 
1.15 

1.15 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 


i.ao 


12 ; 




1.20 


13 




1.20 


14 V 




1.18 


15 




1.15 


16 




1.15 


17 




1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.22 

1.25 
1.32 
1.30 
1.20 
1.20 


1.15 


18 




1.15 


19 




1.15 


20 




1.15 


21 




1.15 


22 




1.15 


23 


1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 


1.15 


24 


1 15 


25 


1.12 


26 


1.10 


27 


1.10 


28 


1.10 


29 


1. 10 


ao 


MO 


31 









Daily discharge, in gecond-feet, of Ford Creek near Augusta, Moni.,foT 1911. 



Day. 



1 
2 
3 
4 
5 

6 

7 
8 
9 
10 

11 
12 
13 
14 
15 

16 
17 
18 
19 
20 

21 
22 
23 
24 
25 

2r> 

27 
28 
2<J 
30 
31 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



21 
21 
27 
36 
42 

44 
42 
36 
34 
34 

34 

34 
34 
34 
107 

97 
80 
72 
62 
62 

62 
62 
62 
62 
62 

67 
62 
62 

67 
68 



June. 



100 
107 
114 
103 
100 

100 
114 
114 
100 
100 

100 

89 



July. 



Aug. 



Note.— Daily discharge Mar. 23 to July 27 determined from a rating curve fairly well defined; discharire 
July 28 to Sept. 30 determined by indirect method for shifting channels; discharge Mar. 1 to 22 estimated. 



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Monthly discharge of Ford Creek near AugueUif Mont., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 18 square miles.] 



81 





Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off. 




Month. 


VftTtminn. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth In 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total to 
acro-feet. 


Accu- 
racy. 


Jfuioary 






a 10 

a 10 

oil. 3 
15.4 
52.5 
79.2 
32.9 
20.3 
16.0 

a 13 


0.550 
.556 
.628 
.K56 
2.92 
4.40 
1.83 
1.13 
.889 
.722 
.556 
.444 


0.64 

.58 

.72 

.96 

3.37 

4.91 

2.11 

1.30 

.99 

.83 

.62 

.51 


615 


D 


February 






555 I). 


Msrrh. 






695 1 C 


April 


28 
107 
114 

44 

26 
18 


13 
21 

47 
26 
17 
13 


91ft 

3.230 

4,710 

2,020 

1,250 

952 

799 

595 

492 


iJ. 


mSv.:::.::::::: :: : 


B. 


June 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


r. 


8«pt4ffnb«r 


r. 


October 


C. 


NoTonber 






a 10 
a8 


D. 


December 






D. 










The year 






23.2 


1.29 


17.54 


16,800 













a Estimated. 
SMITH CRBXK HEA& AtrQUStA, MOVT. 

Location. — ^At a point 1 mile above J. W. Nixon's ranch, 16 miles southwest of 
Augusta, Mont. 

Kecoxdfl available.— April 14, 1906, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 26 square miles. 

Gage.— Inclined staff fastened to a bowlder on the left bank just above the ford. 

Channel. — Shifts during high stages. 

Discharge measurements. — Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Open entire year. 

Diversions. — ^The ordinary summer flow of this creek is practically all used for irriga- 
tion, but no water is diverted above the gaging station. 

Discharge measurements of Smith Creek near Augusta, Mont., m 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


bei^^t. 


Dls- 
dbargfi. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height- 


Dla- 
charge. 


Jzn 16 


X C Beebe 


Feet. 
0.38 
.48 
1.09 
1.26 
1.26 


13.4 

97 
135 
127 


June 9 
24 

July 28 
Oct. 27 


J. C. Beebe 


Feet. 
1.25 
.90 
.56 
.44 


5«.-A 


Mar. 21 
Msj 20 
Jooe 7 


do 

B E Jones 


B. E. Jones 


52 


R.Richards 


23 


J C Beebe 


W. A. TAmb. 


12.3 


7 


do 







8173*'— wsp 306—14- 



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Daily gage height, in feet, of Smith Creek near AuguMtay Mont., for 1911. 
[Mrs. J. W. Nixon, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juno. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 ' 


*0.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.55 

.56 

.6 
.65 
.7 
.7 

.8 

.75 

.7 

.7 

.7 


0.7 
.7 
.7 
.8 
.9 

1.0 
.95 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.85 
.9 
.95 
2.4 

1.7 

1.45 

1.3 

1.2 

1.1 

1.1 

1.05 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

1.5 


1.75 

1.8 

1.7 

1.6 

1.4 

1.3 

1.25 

1.35 

1.25 

1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.85 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.85 

.85 
.85 
.8 


0.8 
.8 
.8 
.75 
.75 

.7 

.7 

.65 

.65 

.65 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.7 

.7 

.65 

.65 

.65 

.65 

.65 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.55 

.55 
,55 
.55 
.6 
.5 
.5 


0.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.6 
.5 
.6 
.5 
.5 


0.5 
.5 
.5 
.55 
.65 

.65 

.7 

.75 

.76 

.75 

.8 

.8 

.75 

.75 

.7 

.7 

.66 

.66 

.6 

.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 


0.6 
.65 

!56 

.55 


0.35 
.55 
.55 
.56 
.56 

.55 
.55 


0.45 


2 :::::::.: 


.45 


3 -. 


.45 


4 




.45 


5 




.45 


6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






11 


0.3 
.3 
.3 
.3 
.3 

.3 
.3 
.3 
.4 
.45 

.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 


.4 


12 


.S5 


13 


.35 


14 


.35 


15 


.35 


16 


.35 


17 


-35 


18 


.35 


19 


.35 


20 


.35 


21 


.35 


22 


.35 


23 


.35 


24 


.35 


25 ::.::..: 


.35 


26 


.35 


27 


.35 


28 


.35 


29. 


.35 


30 


.35 


31 


.35 







Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Smith Creek near Augusta, Mont., for 1911, 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 


6 
6 
6 
6 
6 

6 
6 
6 
6 
6 

6 
6 
6 
6 
6 

6 
6 
6 
9 
12 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 


15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
19 

19 
23 
28 
34 
34 

47 
40 
34 
34 
34 


34 
34 
34 
47 
62 

80 
71 
62 
62 
62 

62 
54 
62 
71 
414 

239 
176 
141 
119 
98 

9S 

89 
80 
80 
80 

80 
80 
98 
98 
108 
1S9 


252 
264 
239 
214 
164 

141 
130 
152 
130 
119 

119 

108 
108 
98 
98 

80 
80 
80 
80 
62 

62 
62 
54 
62 
62 

62 
54 
54 
54 
47 


47 
47 
47 
40 
40 

34 
34 
28 
28 
28 

28 
28 
28 
28 
34 

34 
28 
28 
28 
28 

28 
23 
23 
23 
19 

19 
19 
19 
15 
15 
1.^ 


15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 


15 
15 
15 
19 
28 

28 
34 
40 
40 
40 

47 
47 
40 
40 
34 

34 
28 
28 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 


23 

as 

34 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
19 
19 


19 
19 
19 
19 
19 

19 
19 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

15 
15 
16 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
16 

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 


12 


2 


12 


3 


12 


4 


12 


5 


12 


6 


9 


7 


9 


8 


9 


9 


9 


10 


9 


11 


9 


12 


7.5 


13 


7.5 


14 


7.5 


15 


7.5 


16 


7.5 


17 


7 5 


18 


7.5 


19 


7.5 


20 


7.6 


21 


7.5 


22 


7.5 


23 


7.5 


24 


7.5 


25 


7.5 


28 


7.5 


27 


7.5 


28 


7.5 


29 


7.5 


30 


7.5 


31 


7.5 




1 " 







Note.— Dally diacharge determined from a rating curve well defined below 165 second-feet. Discharge 
estimated Mar. 1 to 10. 



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83 



Monthly dUdtaarffe of Smith Creek near Augusta^ Mont, y for 1911. 
[Dnioage stm, as square mJleB.) 



Month. 



Disdiarge in seoond-feet. 



Maximum. 



MixLfamun. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



Run-off. 



Depth In 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 



Total hi 
acre>feet. 



Aocu- 
iBcy. 



Jannary 

February... 

March 

AprU 

May 

June 

July 

August 

.September., 
October.... 
XoTember.. 
December.. 



Theysar. 



16 
47 
414 

264 
47 
15 
47 
34 
19 
12 



16 
34 

47 
15 
16 
15 
19 
15 
7.5 



• 10.0 
a 8.0 
9.5 
21.0 
98.8 
110 
28.5 
15.0 
28.3 
23.3 
15.9 
8.52 



0.885 
.308 
.365 
.808 
3.80 
4.23 
1.10 
.577 
1.09 
.896 
.612 



414 



31.5 



1.21 



0.44 

.32 

.42 

.90 

4.38 

4.72 

1.27 

.67 

1.22 

1.03 

.68 



16.43 



615 

444 

584 

1,250 

6,080 

6,550 

1,750 

922 

1,680 

1,430 

946 



22,800 



a Esthnated. 



MARIAS RIVER BASIN. 



MARIAS RIVXR HEAR SHELBY. MOVT. 

Location. — At the highway bridge near James A. Johnson's ranch, 7 miles south of 
Shelby, Mont. 

Records available.— April 4, 1902, to June 30, 1906; March 21 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 2,610 square miles. 

Gages. — ^A standard chain gage fastened to the up-stream guardrail of the bridge was 
read during 1905-6; a Bristol automatic and a staff gage were set when the 
station was reestablished in 1911. The new gages are at practically the same 
datum as the old gage. 

ChanneL — Straight for 100 yards above and 200 yards below the station; right bank 
sandy, sloping, and liable to overflow; left bank high and protected by sheet 
piling and a plank wall. Bed composed of sand and gravel with some cobble- 
stones. Liable to shift after freshets. Only one channel at all stages. Current 
is of moderate velocity and sets toward the left bank as it rounds a sharp curve 
some distance above. 

Discharge measureznents. — Made from highway bridge, lower chord of which is 
about 15 feet above low water. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Discharge meeaurementa of Marias River necir Shelby, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. Bydrographer. 


b^t. 


charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^L 


Dis- 
charge. 


}tBI. 21 


C S Heidei. 


a 5. 91 
6.0 
5.08 


1,170 
2.2(50 
2,430 


Aug. 14 
Oct. 3 

18 


J. C. Beebe 


Feet. 
3.59 
4.42 
3.96 


8ec.-ft. 

810 


May 13 


do 

do 


r. S. Heldel 


1,770 


June 28» 


B. E. Jones 


1.120 















o loe present. 



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Daily gage height, in feet, of Maria$ River near Shelby, Mo7U.,/or 1911, 
[Orin Hu^es, obsenrer.) 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


■Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




4.6 
4.6 
4.8 
5.0 
5.4 

5.8 
5.76 
5.6 
5.6 
5.5 

5.3 
5.2 
5.1 
5.2 
5.4 

6.95 
7.75 
7.25 
6.65 
6.15 

6.7 

6.7 

5.6 

6.55 

5.55 

5.45 

5.3 

5.2 

5.15 

5.15 

5.25 


5.6 

6.05 

6.55 

6.7 

6.5 

6.2 

5.95 

5.95 

5.9 

5.7 

6.7 

6.75 

5.95 

5.95 

6.95 

6.9 

5.7 

6.45 

6.35 

6.25 

6.2 

5.35 

6.65 

6.1 

6.7 

6.35 
5.66 
5.1 


6.0 
4.8 
4.7 
4.6 
4.6 

4.4 
4.3 
4.2 
4.2 

4.1 

4.0 
3.9 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 

3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 

"'z'h' 

3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 


3.5 
3.7 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 

3.6 
3.7 
3.7 
3.9 
3.8 

3.9 
3.8 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 

3.3 
3.2 
3.3 
3.4 
3.3 

3.3 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.2 
3.2 


3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.8 
•4.7 

6.6 
6.1 
6.4 
6.1 

5.0 
5.1 

'*"5."6' 
4.7 

4.5 
4.6 
4.5 
4.4 
4.3 

4.2 
4.3 

""i.V 
4.6 
4.4 

4.4 


4.3 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 

4.3 

4.2 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.0 

3.9 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 

3.8 

4.0 

3.9 

3.95 

3.9 

3.9 

3.85 

3.85 

3.8 

3.8 

3.75 

3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
3.7 
3.7 
3.65 


3.65 

3.6 

3.6 

3.6 

3.55 

3.55 

3.4 

3.3 

2.9 

2.7 

2.9 
3.3 
3.5 
3.8 
3.8 

3.85 

3.9 

4.1 

4.2 

4.3 

........ 

4.5 
4.5 

4.4 

4.35 
4.2 
4.2 
4.1 


4.1 


2 :::::::::::: • ::::; 


4.0 


3 1 


4.05 


4 ' 


4.05 


6 1 


3.95 


, 1 


3.95 


7 ' 


3.9 


8 




3.95 


9 




3.95 


10 






11 






12 1 


3.8 


13:..:::::.:: c::.::: 


3.8 


14 ' 


3.85 


15 




3.7 


16 




3.7 


17 




3.7 


18 - . 




3.75 


19 




3.8 


20 




3.9 


21 




3.85 


22 




3.8 


23 


4.4 

4.35 

4.7 

5.0 
5.2 
5.05 
5.05 
4.7 


3.9 


24 


3.85 


25 


3.8 


26 

27 


3.7 
3.7 


28 




29 




30 




31 . 













Note.— Gage heights Nov. 12 to 30 distorted by ice. 

Daily discharge ^ in second-feet, of Marias River near Shelby, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 



Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. 



1,830 
1,830 
2,070 
2,310 
5 2,830 



3,380 

V 3,310 

8 : ! 3,100 

9 ! 3,100 

10 j 2,960 



U. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16., 
17. 



18 1 1 

19 ' 


20 


21 1 


22 


23 


1,610 
1.560 
1,950 

2.310 
2,570 
2,380 
2,380 
1,950 

! 


24 


25 


26 


27 


28 


29 


30 


31 



2,700 
2,570 
2,440 
2,570 
2,830 

4,990 
6,110 
5,410 
4,570 
3,870 

3,240 
3,240 
3,100 
3,030 
3,030 

2,900 
2,700 
2,570 
2,500 
2,500 
2,640 



2,960 
3,730 
4,430 
4,640 
4,360 

3,940 
3,590 
3,590 
3,520 
3,240 

3,240 
3,310 
3,590 
3,590 
3,590 

3,520 
3,240 
2,900 
2,760 
2,640 

2,570 
2,760 
3,030 
3,800 
4,640 

4,150 
3,170 
2,440 
2,440 
2,310 



2,310 


760 


2,070 


910 


1,950 


1,000 


1,830 


1,000 


1,720 


910 


1,610 


830 


1,500 


910 


1,390 


910 


1,390 


1,090 


1,290 


1,000 


1,190 


1,090 


1,090 


1,000 


1,000 


910 


1,000 


830 


910 


830 



1,000 

1,000 

910 

910 

910 

910 
910 
870 
830 
830 

750 
750 
680 
680 
680 
680 



750 
750 
680 
080 
610 

610 
540 
610 
680 
610 

610 



610 
540 
540 



480 

480 

430 

1,000 

1,950 

4,360 
3,800 
2,830 
2,440 
2,380 

2,310 
2,440 
2,380 
2,310 
1,950 

1,720 
1,830 
1,720 
1,610 
1,500 

1,390 
1,500 
1,520 
1,640 
1,570 

1,500 
1,610 
1,720 
1,610 
1,610 



1,600 
1,610 
1,610 
1,610 
1,500 

1,390 
1,290 
1,290 
1,290 
1,190 

1,090 

1,000 

910 

910 

1,000 

1,190 
1,000 
1,140 
1,090 
1,090 

1,040 
1,040 
1,000 
1,000 
955 

910 
830 
830 
910 
910 
870 



Note.— Daily discharge determined from a rating curv^e well defined between 750 and 2,960 seoond-lieeu 
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Monthly diiduarge of Marias River near Shelby ^ Mont. ^ for 191 i. 
[Drainage area, 3,610 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discbarge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



April 23-30. 

Jonel 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The period. 



2,570 
6,110 
4,640 
2,310 
1,090 
4,360 
1,610 
870 



Minimum. 



1,560 
1,830 
2,310 
680 
540 
430 
830 
250 



Mean. 



2,090 
3,100 
3,390 
1,150 

779 
1,850 
1,130 

427 
a250 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.801 
1.19 
1.30 
.441 
.298 
.709 
.433 
.164 
.096 



Run-off. 



Depth in 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 



0.24 
1.37 
1.45 
.51 
.34 
.79 
.50 
.18 
.11 



Total in 
acre-feet. 



33,200 
191,000 
202,000 
70,700 
47,900 
110,000 
09,500 
25,400 
15,400 



766,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



a Estimated. 
TWO MSDIOUTE BIVIB AT FAKILT, MOVT. 

Location.— In the NE. } NE. } sec. 2, T. 31 N., R. 9 W., at the Holy Family Miaeion, 
16 miles southeast of Browning, Mont., and about 6 miles above the mouth of 
Badger Creek, the nearest tributary. 

Becorda available.— April, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 368 square miles. 

Gage.— Standard chain on the east bank of the stream directly back of the Mission 
buildings; datum of gage was lowered 0.95 foot July 21, 1908. 

Channel.— Gravel . 

Discharge measurements. — Low- water measurements made by wading at section 
near the gage; high- water measurements must be made from the old wagon bridge 
about 3 miles above the Mission. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Diversions and storage.— Water is diverted at a point about 2 miles above the 
gage by a ditch which supplies water for about 100 acres of land on the farm at the 
Holy Family Mission. The United States Reclamation Service has under con- 
struction a project which will use about 200 second-feet of water for irrigating land 
north of the stream for the Blackfeet Indians. The water will be diverted near 
the mouth of Little Badger Creek, a small tributary entering from the south above 
the station. A storage reservoir will be built at Two Medicine Lake near the 
headwaters of the stream to augment the low-water flow. 

Accuracy. — Results at this station are good except during the winter months. 

Discharge measurements of Two Medicine River at Family ^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 
B.E Jones 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. la 


Fett 
4.32 
1.56 
3.68 


Sec.-ft. 

53 

72 

1,170 


June 12 
July 14 


B. E. Jonee 


Feet. 
3.05 
2.25 


Sec.-ft. 
1,400 
324 


Sfar. 16 


do 

^^ 


W. A. Lamb 


May 11 







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Daily gage height, in feet y of Two Medicijie River at Family, Mont. ^ for 1911. 
IWalter Oweos, obnrrw.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aii«. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 1 


2.3 
2.2 
2.1 
2.0 
1.9 

1.9 

1.95 

2.0 

2.05 

2.25 

2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 

2.2 

2.55 

2.75 

2.7 

3.1 

3.6 
3.8 
3.6 
3.4 
3.9 

4.2 
4.2 
3.5 
3.3 
3.15 


3.2 
3.4 
3.6 
3.8 
4.3 

4.6 
3.9 
4.0 
4.2 
3.6 

3.45 
3.5 
3.6 
3.7 
3.6 

6.8 
5.2 
4.6 
4.3 
4.0 

3.7 
3.8 
3.6 
3.5 
S.3 

3.3 
3.2 

3.3 
3.2 
3.3 
3.35 


3.8 
4.3 
4.5 
4.5 
4.2 

4.0 
4.0 
3.9 
3.7 
3.7 

3.8 
4.0 
3.9 
4.0 
3.9 

3.8 
3.8 
3.5 
8.5 
3.45 

3.35 

3.4 

3.35 

3.45 

3.8 

3.3 

3.25 

3.2 

3.05 

3.05 


2.05 

2.85 

2.8 

2.75 

2.7 

2.75 

2.65 

2.6 

2.6 

2.5 

2.4 

2.35 
2.3 
2.25 
2.25 

2.2 

• 2.25 
2.25 
2.2 
2.15 

2.15 

2.1 

2.05 

1.9 

2.0 

1.95 
1.95 
1.8 
1.9 
1.85 
1.95 


1.0 

1.85 

1.9 

1.85 

1.85 

1.9 

1.95 

1.95 

2.0 

2.1 

2.0 

1.95 

1.95 

1.95 

1.9 

1.85 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.75 

1.75 

1.8 

1.8 

1.8 

1.75 

1.7 

1.6 

1.7 


1.7 

1.66 

1.6 

3.4 

3.6 

3.3 

3.15 

3.0 

3.05 

3.1 

3.2 

3.15 

3.1 

3.0 

2.9 

2.95 

2.8 

2.65 

2.65 

2.45 

2.45 

2.6 

2.6 

2.65 

2.7 

2.75 

2.8 

2.65 

2.55 

2.5 


2.5 

2.6 

2.55 

2.5 

2.4 

2.35 

2.3 

2.25 

2.2 

2.15 

2.16 

2.2 

2.35 

2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.1 

2.0 

1.05 

1.95 

2.0 

2.05 

2.0 

i.a5 

1.9 

1.85 

1.85 

1.9 

1.85 


l.S 


2 


1.8 


3 ' 


1.8 


4:::::::::::::::::::::::::::i:::::::: 


1.8 


6 


1.75 


6 




1.7 


7 




1.75 


8 


2.5 
1.5 
1.4 

1.9 

2.3 

1.45 

1.5 

1.5 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.8 

2.0 

2.2 

2.35 

2.6 

2.6 

2.25 

2.2 

2.0 

2.05 

2.25 

2.3 


1.8 


9 


1.75 


10 


1.75 


11 


l.S 


12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 ... 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Gage heights distorted by Icse Mar. 8 to 12. 

• Daily dischnrge, in second-feet, of Tvjo Medicine River at Family^ Mont., for 1911, 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 1 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


OcL 


Nov. 


1 


50 
50 
51 
51 
52 

52 
53 
54 
5o 
56 

57 
58 
58 
65 
65 

84 
84 
84 
107 
135 

202 

280 
350 
480 
480 

302 
280 
202 
221 
302 
325 


325 
280 
240 
202 
167 

167 
184 
202 
221 
302 

280 
240 
240 
202 
202 

280 
452 
565 
535 

• 785 

1,150 
1,320 
1,150 
1,000 
1,400 

1,680 

1,680 

1,0S0 

925 

820 


855 
1,000 
1,150 
1,320 
1,770 

2,040 
1,400 
1,490 
1,680 
1,150 

1,040 
1,080 
1,160 
1,230 
1,150 

4,140 
2,620 
2,040 
1,770 
1,490 

1,230 
1,320 
1,150 
1,080 
925 

925 
855 
925 
855 
925 
962 


1,320 
1,770 
1,950 
1.9.50 
1,680 

1,490 
1,490 
1,400 
1,230 
1,230 

1,320 
1,490 
1,400 
1,490 
1,400 

1,320 
1,320 
1,080 
1,080 
1,040 

. 962 
1,000 
962 
1,040 
1,320 

925 
890 
855 
752 
752 


988 
62,5 
595 
565 
635 

565 
608 
480 
480 
425 

875 
350 
325 
302 
302 

280 
302 
302 
280 
260 

260 
240 
221 
167 
202 

184 
184 
135 
167 
151 
184 


167 
151 
167 
151 
151 

167 
184 
184 
202 
240 

202 

184 
184 
184 
167 

151 
161 
135 
135 
151 

135 

136 
121 
121 
135 

136 
136 
121 
107 
84 
107 


107 

96 

84 

1.000 

1,150 

925 

820 
720 
752 

785 

855 
820 
785 
720 
655 

688 

695 
508 
452 
400 

400 
480 
480 
506 
535 

665 
696 
606 
452 
425 


425 
426 
462 
425 
376 

350 
325 
302 
280 
260 

280 
280 
360 
302 
280 

280 
280 
260 
240 
202 

184 
184 
202 
221 
202 

184 
167 
161 
161 
167 
151 


135 


2 


136 


3 


135 


4 


135 


6 


121 


6 


107 




121 


8 


135 


9 


121 


10 


121 


11 


135 


12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NOTB.— Daily discharge determined from a weU-deflned rating oorve. Discharges Mar. 1 to 12 estimated. 



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MonMy discharge of Two Medicine Hirer at Family, Mont., for 1911, 
[Dnliiage area, 368 square miles.] 





Ditoharge in lecond-feet. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Run-off. 




Month. 


Maximum. 


Mfnlmom. 


Mean. 


Depth in 

Inches on 

drainage 

ar«a. 


Total in 
acre-feet. 


Accu- 
racy. 


Jaznurr 






50 

50 

153 

609 

1.380 

1.260 

353 

153 

596 

268 

120 

90 


0.136 

.136 

.416 

1.65 

3.75 

3.42 

.959 

.416 

1.62 

.728 

.326 

.244 


0.16 
.14 

.48 

1.84 

4.32 

3.82 

1.11 

.48 

1.81 

.84 

.36 

.28 


3,070 

2,780 

9,410 

36.200 

84,800 

75,000 

21,700 

9,410 

36,500 

16,500 

7,140 

5,530 


c- 


Febmary ■ 


c. 


MarS!!:.::::::::;::::::::; 


480 
1,680 
4,140 
1.950 

968 

240 
1,150 

452 




B. 


Anril 


167 
855 

752 
135 

84 
84 
151 


A. 


Hv^. : 


B. 


S..:::..::: : 


A. 


JzUy 


A. 


Anfcst::::::::::;::::::::;: 


A. 


Sntmbo* 


A. 


oSSr!:...::::::::::::::; 


A. 


yi*f«m\nK 


C. 


DeeamlMr 




D. 










The year 


4,140 




424 


1.15 


15.64 


307,000 











Nor.— Means for January, February, and December, estimated; mean for period Nov. 12-30 estimated 
atll5 8eeond-reet. 

BADOSK CaXEK ITBAB FAMILY, MOMT. 

Loeatloxi.— In the NE. \ eec. 19, T. 31 N., R. 8 W., near the road croesing, 4 milee east 

of Family, Mont. 
Becorda available.— April 20, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area.— 224 square miles. 
Gage.— Chain. The original'staf! gage established April 20, 1907, and bench marks 

were washed out in June, 1908, and a new gage was established July 22, 1908, 

about 400 feet farther upstream and at a different datum; as the bench mark was 

also destroyed the relation between the two gages could not be determined. The 

gage was again wadied out on May 25, 1909, and was reset at a different datum 

and 400 feet below the old Piegan Mission crossing. 
ChaaneL— Two chamiels at both medium and low stages; at high stages the stream 

flows in several channels. 
Biaeharge measurementa. — ^High-water measurements made from a cable 4 milee 

above the gage; low-water measurements can be made by wading at the ford 

above the gage. 
Divenlons.— The United States I^clamation Service proposes to divert the natural 

flow of Badger Creek to irrigate land in the eastern part of the Blackfeet Indian 

Reservation north of Birch Creek. 
Aocoracy. — High-water measurementa are only &ir; low-water records are, however, 

good. 

Discharge measurements of Badger Creek near Family, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrograpber. 


Gage 
heigLt. 


Dla- 
charge. 


' Date. 


Hydrograpber. 


Oaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. la 


B. B Jones 


Ftei. 
3.8 
5.52 
4.80 
5.07 


See.-fi. 1 

30 Jnne 27 


W.A.Lamb 


Feet. 
4.79 
4.24 

3.86 
4.47 


Sec.-ft. 

557 


Iter. 16e 
May 11 


do 

do 

do 


576 
809 


! July 14 
Aug. 30 
Oct. 16 


do 

B £. Jones 


209 
146 


June 11 


do 


368 



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Daily gage height, in feet, of Badger Creek near Family, Mont. , for 1911, 
[Oliver J. Racine, obaorer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.85 
3.85 
3.85 
3.85 
3.85 

3.8 

3.75 

3.75 

3.75 

3.8 

3.9 
3.9 
3.85 
3.85 
3.85 

3.9 
3.95 
4.0 
4.15 
4.25 

4.5 

4.55 

4.7 

4.7 

4.75 

4.9 
4.85 
4.75 
4.65 
4.55 


4.55 
4.7 
4.75 
4.85 
4.85 

4.95 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
4.86 

4.8 
4.8 
4.85 
4.9 
5.1 

5.35 
5.25 
5.15 
5.0 
4.95 

4.95 
5.0 
5.0 
4.95 
4.85 

4.8 

4.75 

4.7 

4.65 

4.75 

4.95 


6.2 

5.35 

5.4 

5.3 

5.15 

5.1 

5.15 

5.1 

5.1 

5.1 

5.15 

5.1 

5.15 

5.2 

5.06 

5.0 
4.95 
4.9 
4.85 
4.85 

4.8 
4.8 
4.85 
5.0 
4.95 

4.9 
4.85 
4.8 
4.75 
4.8 


' *4.'7" 

4.5 

4.5 

4.45 

4.4 

4.35 

4.4 

4.4 

4.35 

4.3 

4.3 

4.25 
4.25 
4.25 
4.2 
4.2 

4.2 
4.2 
4.15 
4.15 
4.1 

4.1 

4.05 
4.05 
4.05 
4.05 
4.1 


4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.15 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.05 

4.05 

4.0 

3.95 

3.9 

3.95 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.0 


3.9 

3.95 

4.0 

4.3 

4.96 

4.85 
4.85 
4.86 
4.85 
4.85 

4.9 

4.85 

4.9 

4.85 

4.8 

4.76 
4.7 
4.05 
4.6 
4.65 

4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.65 

4.65 
4.65 
4.65 
4.65 
4.7 


4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.6 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.5 
4.45 
4.4 

4.45 
4.5 
4.6 
4.6 

4.5 

4.6 

4.25 

4.3 

4.4 

4.4 

4.4 

4.4 

4.35 

4.3 

4.3 

4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 


4.2 


2 




4.2 


8 




4.2 


4 




4.2 


5 




4.2 


6... . . 




4.2 


7 




4.25 


-8 




4.3 


9 




4.3 


10 




4.4 


11 




4.4 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 


3.9 
3.9 

4.0 

4.0 

3.95 

3.95 

3.9 

3.85 

3.85 

3.9 

3.9 

3.85 

3.85 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




80 




31 









Note.— Gage heights distorted by ice Mar. 19 to 31 and Nov. 7 to 11. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet , of Badger Creek near Family, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 


25 
28 
31 
34 
37 

40 
43 
46 
49 
52 

56 
58 
61 
65 
69 

73 

78 
83 
88 
93 

98 
103 
108 
113 
118 

123 
128 
133 
138 
142 
146 


150 
150 
150 
150 
150 

140 
132 
132 
132 
140 

160 
160 
150 
150 
150 

160 
172 
185 
232 
270 

385 
412 
600 
500 
532 

635 
600 
532 
470 
412 


412 
500 
632 
600 
600 

675 
715 
715 
716 
600 

666 
565 
600 
635 
805 

1,060 
958 
855 
716 
675 

675 
715 
715 
675 
600 

565 
532 
600 
470 
532 
675 


905 
1,060 
1,120 
1,010 

855 

805 
855 
805 
805 
805 

855 
805 
855 
905 
760 

715 
675 
635 
600 
600 

665 
565 
600 
715 
676 

635 
600 
565 
532 
565 


632 
500 
470 
440 
412 

385 
385 
360 
335 
312 

335 

335 
312 
290 
290 

270 
270 
270 
250 
250 

250 
250 
232 
232 
215 

215 
200 
200 
200 
200 
215 


215 
215 
216 
232 
224 

215 
215 
216 
216 
215 

215 
215 
215 
215 
200 

200 

185 
172 
160 
172 

160 
160 
160 
160 
160 

160 
160 
160 
160 
160 
160 


160 
172 
186 
290 
675 

000 
600 
600 
600 
600 

635 
600 
636 
600 
665 

533 
600 
470 
440 
470 

500 

600 
500 
600 
470 

470 
470 
470 
470 
600 


500 


2 


500 


3 


500 


4 


440 


5 


440 


6 


440 


7 


440 


8 


385 


9 


360 


10 


335 


11 


360 


12 


385 


13 


440 


14 


440 


15 


385 


16 


885 


17 


270 


18 


290 


19 . 


335 


20 


335 


21 


335 


22 


335 


23 


312 


24 


290 


26 


290 


26 


2S0 


27 


250 


28 


250 


29 


250 


30 


260 


31 


250 







Note.— Daily discharge determined from a rating curve well deOned between 140 and 900 seoond-feet. 
Difloharges estimated Mar. 1 to 31. 



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Monthly discharge of Bcuiger Creek near Family, Mont., for 1911. 
[Drainage ares, 224 aqoare mfles.] 



Month. 



January 

February. . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 
October.... 
November.. 
December.. 



The year. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



146 
635 
1,060 
1,120 
532 
232 
675 
600 



1,120 



Minimum. 



25 
132 
412 
632 
200 
160 
160 
250 



Mean. 



30 
a 25 
• 79.0 

273 

650 

748 

304 

190 

493 

356 
a 176 
« 75 



284 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.134 
.112 
.353 
1.22 
2.90 
3.34 
1.36 
.848 
2.20 
1.59 
.781 
.335 



1.27 



Runmfl. 



Depth in 
incnes on 
drainage 



0.15 

.12 

.41 

1.36 

3.34 

3.72 

1.57 

.98 

2.46 

1.83 

.87 



17.22 



Total in 
acre-feet. 



1,840 

1,390 

4,860 

16,200 

40,000 

44,500 

18,700 

11,700 

29,300 

21,900 

10,400 

4.610 



205,000 



Aoca- 
racy. 



a Estimated. 
CXTTBAirX OBESE AT CXJTBAHX. MOVT. 

Location.— In the SW. J SW. J sec. 1, T. 33 N., R. 6 W., half a mile west of Cutbank, 
at the Great Northern Railway bridge, and 12 miles above the mouth of Two 
Medicine River. 

Becoxdfl available. — ^August 4, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^971 square miles. 

Gage.— Chain on left bank ; moved upstream 200 yards August 31,1911. New datum. 

Channel. — Gravel; shifts in flood. 

Discharge measnrementB. — At high stages made from a cable 100 yards below the 
gage; low-etage measurements made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 

Divezviona. — ^The intake of the Great Northern Railway's pumping station is located 
100 feet below the gage; the average quantity pumped is about 14,000 gallons 
an hour for 18 hours a day, equivalent to a continuous flow of 0.4 second-foot. 

Accuracy. — Results as a whole are good. 

Discharge measuremerUs of Culhanh Creek at Cutbank y Mont.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


beS^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
ohai^. 


Jan. 6 


B. E. Jones 


Feet. 

3.65 
3.65 
4.00 


aec'fu 
15.6 
56 

337 

342 

709 


Aug 3 
Aug. 316 
Sept. 24 
Oct. 17 
Dec. 10 


JohnC.Beebe 

B. £. Jones 


Feet. 
3.52 
4.15 
4.78 
4.41 

«4.75 


'See.-ft. 
206 


Xar 18 


do 

do 

do 


59 


May 12 
12 


W. A. lAmb 


279 


B. E. Jones 


122 


June 13 


do 


do 


64 



a Ice. 



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Daily gage height, injeel, of Culhank Creek at Cutbanky Mont, ^ for 1911 . 

[Chas. Ferree, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.56 
3.46 
3.36 
3.21 
3.21 

3.31 
3.26 
3.36 
3.31 
3.51 

3.56 
3.46 
3.36 
3.26 
3.16 

3.16 
3.24 
3.36 
3.38 
3.81 

3.36 
3.64 
3.61 
3.61 
3.56 

3.64 
3.66 
3.68 
3.66 
3.56 


8.51 
3.54 
3.54 
3.56 
3.56 

3.66 
3.86 
3.81 
3.71 
3.76 

3.66 
3.66 
3.66 
3.71 
3.86 

4.45 
4.70 
4.35 
4.10 
3.94 

3.86 
8.81 
3.86 
3.81 
3.76 

3.76 
3.76 
3.74 
3.68 
3.66 
3.64 


8.76 
3.96 
4.15 
4.20 
4.15 

3.98 
3.88 
3.94 
3.96 
. 3.86 

3.86 
3.96 
4.00 
3.97 
3.95 

3.95 
3.85 
3.83 
3.80 
3-. 75 

3.75 
3.85 
3.85 
4.15 
5.35 

4.30 
4.00 
4.30 
3.95 
3.86 


3.94 
3.82 
3.74 
8.66 
3.64 

3.64 
3.59 
3.59 
3.56 
3.52 

3.46 
3.44 
3.44 
3.44 
3.36 

8.38 
3.43 
3.48 
3.51 
3.41 

3.35 
3.33 
3.33 
3.33 
3.31 

3.28 
3.23 
3.23 
3.23 
3.23 
3.25 


8.30 
3.27 
8.42 
3.37 
3.34 

3.34 
3.47 
3.44 
3.47 
3.47 

3.47 

8.47 

3.4 

3.32 

3.32 

3.30 
3.23 
3.21 
3.19 
3.16 

3.11 
3.11 
3.13 
3.11 
3.11 

3.13 
3.16 
3.16 
3.11 
3.09 
3.03 


4.16 
4.12 
4.12 
4.38 
5.25 

5.65 
6.65 
5.20 
4.95 
4.82 

4.80 
4.78 
4.80 
4.80 
4.80 

4.78 
4.72 
4.70 
4.62 
4.60 

4.60 
4.60 
4.70 
4.75 
4.80 

4.75 
4.75 
4.70 
4.68 
4.60 


4.58 
4.65 
4.60 
4.58 
4.52 

4.50 
4.60 
4.50 
4.45 
4.45 

4.45 
4.42 
4.40 
4.40 
4.40 

4.40 
4.40 
4.40 
4.40 
4.40 

4.38 
4.35 
4.35 
4.42 
4.48 

4.40 
4.50 
4.52 
4.40 
4.38 
4.30 


4.40 


2 




4.50 


3 




4.02 


4 




4.52 


6 




4.4.S 


6 




4.50 


7 

8 





4.30 


9 

10 

11 






12 






13:::.:::.:: :::..: 




14 ' - 




15 






16 






17 


3.36 
8.31 
3.41 
8.61 

3.64 
3.68 
3.76 
3.56 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 






27 


4.05 
4.15 
3.66 
3.71 
3.71 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Oage heights distorted by loe Nov. 1 to 7. 

Daily discharge in second-feet of Cutbanh Creek at CtUbank, Mont., for 1911, 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 . ' 


290 
230 
182 
120 
120 

158 
138 
182 
158 
260 

290 
230 
182 
138 
102 

102 
130 
182 
194 
158 

• 182 
276 
822 
322 
290 

342 
356 
374 
356 
290 


260 
276 
276 
290 
290 

356 
530 
480 
394 
436 

356 
356 
326 
370 
534 

1,330 

1,700 

1,190 

840 

630 

534 
476 
534 
476 
423 

423 
423 
402 
343 
326 
309 


423 
655 
910 
980 
910 

680 
557 
680 
655 
634 

634 
655 
705 
668 
642 

642 
522 
500 
465 
412 

412 
522 
522 
910 
2,680 

1,120 
705 

1,120 
642 
534 


630 
488 
402 
826 
309 

809 
268 
268 
249 
223 

190 
180 
180 
180 
144 

152 
175 
200 
216 
165 

140 
132 
132 
132 
124 

114 

98 
98 
98 
98 
104 


120 
110 
170 
148 
136 

136 
195 
180 
196 
195 

195 
195 
160 
128 
128 

120 
98 
91 
86 
78 

66 
66 
70 
66 
66 

70 
78 
78 
66 
61 
50 


68 
58 
52 
112 
621 

949 
949 
572 
379 
296 

286 
276 
286 
286 
286 

276 
244 
234 
199 
190 

190 
190 
234 
260 
286 

260 
260 
284 
225 
190 


182 


2 . 1 


in 


3:: :::::::::::::::::::::::::..: 





190 


4 1 


182 


6 


160 


1 

6 


152 


7 


152 


8 . 


152 


9 ' 


135 


10 


135 


u 1 


135 


12 




125 


13 




118 


14 




118 


15 


118 


1 

u 


118 


17..: 

18 


182 
158 
206 
260 

276 
374 
436 
290 
440 

590 
736 
860 
356 
394 
394 


118 
118 


19 


118 


20 


118 


21 


112 


22 


104 


23 


101 


24 


125 


25 


145 


26 


118 


27 


152 


28 


160 


29 


118 


30 


112 


31 


90 







Note.— Dafly discharge determined as followa: Indirect method for shifting channel used to May 12: 
May 13 to Aug. 31, from a fairly well-defined curve; Sept. 1 to Nov. 7 (new location), from a poorly d^ned 
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Monthly dUcharge of Cutbank Creek at Cuibank, Mont. , /or 1911, 
[DnlnaSB sres, 971 aqoare mllei.] 



Month. 



Diacbarge In aocond-feet. 



Maximum 



January 

Febraary... 
March 

^::::;;; 

Jane 

July 

Angodt 

September. 

October 

November.. 
December.. 



374 
1,700 
2,680 
630 
195 
949 
190 



The year. 



2,680 



Minimum. 



102 
260 
412 
98 
50 
52 
90 



Mean. 



16.0 

16.0 
231 
222 
513 
728 
210 
116 
298 
134 

75 

50 



218 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.016 
.016 
.238 
.228 
.528 
.750 
.216 
.119 
.307 
.138 
.0^7 
.052 



.224 



Run-f^. 



Depth in 

incneson 

drainage 

area. 



0.02 
.02 
.27 
.25 
.61 
.84 
.25 
.14 
.34 
.16 
.09 
.06 



3.05 



Total in 
acre-feet. 



984 
889 
14,200 
13,200 
31,500 
43,300 
12,900 
7,130 
17,700 
8,240 
4,460 
3,070 



158,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



NoTK.— Means for January, February, November and December estimated; mean for period Mar. 1 to 
16 estimated at 76 eeoond-feet. 

BIBCH OBZXK HEAB DTTFTrSlEK, MOVT. 

Location.— In see. 28, T. 29 N., R. 8 W., at Shield's ranch, 12 miles uorthweet of 

Dupuyer, Mont., and about 25 miles above the junction of Birch Creek with Two 

Medicine River. 
Records available.-~july 25, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 
Diainage area. — 155 square miles. 
Gage. — ^A temporary staff gage was put in July 23, 1908, about 200 feet below the site 

of the original gage, which had been washed out by the high water of June, 1908. 

The temx)orary gage was used until October 1, 1908, when a permanent chain gage 

was installed at a point about one-fourth mile farther upstream. 
ChaxmeL — Shifts at high stages. 
Diflchaxige measurements. — ^Made from a car and cable three-fourths mile below 

the gage. At low stages measurements are made by wading just below the cable 

section. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Diyenions. — ^A number of ditches divert water for irrigation. The largest of these, 

owned by the Ck>nrad Investment Co., diverts water about half a mile below the 

station. 

Diteharge m£asurements of Birch Creek near Dupuyer ^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 




hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


beigK. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feb. 23 


C. S. Heidel 


Fut. 
5.57 


SeC'ft. 

36 

52 

299 

425 


Au£. 5 
Oct. 6 
Oct. 10 
Dec. 1 


R.Richards 

Heidel and Templeton 
C. 8. Heidel 


Feet. 
4.70 
5.02 
4.96 
4.68 


Sec.-fi. 
148 


Mar. 18 
May 12 

June 27 


do 

do 

do 


228 
201 


R. M. Templeton 


142 



aloe 



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Daily gage height j in feet, of Birch Creek near Dujniyer, MonJt.yjar 1921. 
[L. O. Kepple, observer.] 



Day. 



Apr. May, 



June. 



July. 



^ug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


4.65 


4.45 


6.10 


4.70 


4.80 


4.46 


6.10 


4.70 


4.70 


4.46 


6.06 


4.66 


4.80 


4.45 


5.06 


4.65 


4.70 


4.50 


5.10 


4.70 


4.70 


4.76 


5.10 


4.66 


4.70 


6.60 


6.00 


4.65 


4.70 


6.55 


6.00 


4.60 


4.75 


6.65 


6.00 


4.60 


4.70 


6.70 


5.00 


4.45 


4.70 


6.85 


6.00 


4.36 


4.65 


6.90 


6.10 


4.30 


4.60 


6.86 


5.10 


4.30 


4.60 


6.65 


6.00 


6.05 


4.60 


6.66 


4.95 


6.05 


4.60 


6.46 


4.95 


5.00 


4.60 


6.40 


4.96 


5.10 


4.60 


5.35 


4.95 


6.15 


4.60 


6.26 


4.90 


6.20 


4.60 


6.30 


4.90 


4.70 


4.66 


6.25 


4.85 


4.65 


4.60 


6.20 


4.85 


4.60 


4.66 


6.20 


4.90 


4.60 


4.55 


5.20 


4.95 


4.60 


4.65 


6.20 


4.80 


4.60 


4.55 


5.16 


4.95 


4.60 


4.55 


6.20 


4.70 


4.60 


4.50 


6.15 


4.70 


4.60 


4.50 


6.16 


4.70 


4.60 


4.50 


5.15 


4.70 


4.60 


4.45 




4.70 





Dec. 



8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
26. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



4.39 
4.39 
4.32 
4.32 I 
4.32 , 

4.32 I 
4.32 ' 
4.39 
4.39 
4.39 

4.39 
4.32 
4.32 
4.39 
4.39 

4.39 
4.39 
4.55 
4.60 
4.70 

6.05 
6.20 
5.10 
5.05 
6.10 

6.35 
5.60 
6.40 
6.10 
6.05 



4.96 
4.95 
5.05 
6.25 
5.60 

5.85 
5.60 
6.55 
5.50 
5.50 

5.40 
5.35 
5.35 
5.25 
6.85 

6.4 

6.2 

6.1 

5.90 

6.75 

5.70 
6.60 
6.60 
6.55 
5.55 

6.50 
6.35 
5.25 
6.35 
5.40 
5.70 



'6.90 
6.35 
6.25 
6.15 

6.85 

5.70 
5. 75 
5.S5 
5.K."> 
5.85 

5.75 
5.75 
5.00 
6.75 
6.70 

5.70 
6.70 
6.55 
6.25 
6.10 



6.55 
5.55 
6.55 
6.50 
6.50 



6.40 
6.25 
6.25 
5.10 
5.05 

6.05 
5.10 
5.70 
5.55 
5.20 

4.95 

4.80 
4.80 
4.80 
4.80 

4.80 
4.75 
4.95 
4.90 
4.85 

4.80 
4.80 
4.90 
4.85 
4.75 

4.75 
4.70 
4.70 
4.70 
4.70 
4.70 



4.70 



4.55 
4.50 
4.60 

4.55 

4.55 
4.00 
4.50 
4.60 

4.55 
4.55 
4.:»5 

4.60 

4.60 
4.60 
4.30 
4.30 

4.65 

4.60 
4.60' 
4.65 
4.05 
4.25 

5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.25 
5.20 
5.55 



Note.— Gage heights distorted by ice Nov. 14 to 19 and Dec. 17 to 31. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet , of Birch Creek near Dupuyer, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 


101 
101 
92 
92 
92 

92 
92 
101 
101 
101 

101 
92 
92 
101 
101 

101 
101 
124 
131 

148 

227 
270 
240 
227 
240 

320 
375 
338 
240 
227 


202 
202 
227 
286 
413 

612 
413 
394 
376 
375 

338 
320 
320 
286 
512 

750 
661 
618 
533 
472 

452 
413 
413 
394 
394 

375 
320 
286 
320 
338 
452 


633 
728 
683 
640 
612 

462 
472 
612 
512 
512 

472 
472 
413 
472 
452 

452 
452 
394 
286 
240 

271 
299 
327 
355 
375 

394 
394 
394 
375 

375 




338 
286 
286 
240 
227 

227 
240 
452 
394 

270 

202 
168 
16S 
IfW 
168 

168 
158 
202 
190 
179 

168 
168 
190 
179 
158 

158 
148 
148 
148 
148 
148 


140 

168 
148 
168 
148 

148 
148 

148 
158 
148 

148 
140 
131 
131 
131 

131 
131 
131 
131 
131 

124 
131 
124 
124 
124 

124 
124 
116 
116 
116 
109 


109 
109 
109 
109 
116 

158 
375 
394 
432 
452 

512 
533 
512 
432 
394 

356 
338 
320 
286 
303 

286 
270 
270 
270 
270 

256 
270 
255 
255 
255 


240 
240 
227 
227 
240 

240 
214 
214 
214 
214 

214 
240 
240 
214 
202 

202 
202 
202 
190 
190 

179 
179 
190 
202 
168 

202 
148 
148 
148 
148 
148 


148 
148 
140 
140 
148 

140 
140 
131 
116 
109 

96 
89 
89 
98 
106 

115 
123 
132 
140 
148 

140 
131 
131 
131 
131 

131 
131 
131 
131 
131 


148 


2 


134 


3 


124 


4 

5 


116 
131 


6 

7 

8 


124 
124 
124 


9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

16 

16 

17 

18 

19 


116 
131 

124 
124 
124 
124 
1.11 

131 
131 
120 
120 


20 

21 

22 


120 

110 
110 


23 


110 


24 


110 


26 


110 


26 


100 


27 


100 


28 


100 


29 


100 


30 


100 


31 


100 



Note.— Dally discharge determined from a rating curve fairly well defined below 500 second-feet; dis- 
charge interpolated June 21 to 25, Nov. 14 to 19, and Doc. 2; discharge estimated Dec. 17 to 31. 



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Monthly discharge of Birch Creek near Dupuyer, Mont,, for 1911. 
[ Drainage area^ 155 aquare mUM.] 



93 





DlBcbarge In seoond-feet. 




Run-off. 




Month. 


Maximum. 


' 1 

Minimum. Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth in 

Inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-itet. 


Accu- 
racy. 


Jammy. , 




«50 
fl35 
a55 
159 
399 
440 
209 
135 
300 
201 
127 
105 


0.323 
.226 
.355 
1.03 
2.57 
2.84 
1.35 
.871 
1.94 
1.30 
.819 
.877 


0.37 

.24 

.41 

1.15 

2.96 

3.17 

1.56 

1.00 

2.16 

1.50 

.91 

.78 


3,070 
1,940 
3,380 
9,460 
34,500 
26,200 
12,900 
8,300 
17,900 
12,400 
7,660 
6,460 


D. 


Ffifaniary. . . ..' 




C. 


March , , , > 




C. 


April 


375 
750 
728 
452 
168 
533 
240 
148 
148 


93 
202 
240 
148 
109 
109 
148 

89 


B. 


mSt 

JniM 

July 


B. 
B. 
B. 


.August 


B. 


Scptembier 


B. 


October 


B. 


November 

Dffiembtf 


B. 
C. 










The year 


750 




186 


1.20 


16.21 


134,000 











a Estimated. 
DUPUYEB CRBXK AT DTTPirYBB. MOVT. 

Location.— In SW. i SW. i aec. 10, T. 28 N., R. 7 W., at the highway bridge in the 
town of Dupuyer, Mont. 

RecoTdfl available.— April 15, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — The original staff gage was nailed to the cribbing under the eaeit end of the 
highway bridge. The gage was washed out July 28, 1909, and was replaced 
September 20, 1909, gage readings being reduced to the original datum. In the 
Bprii^ of 1909 a breakwater was constructed on the left (west) bank which deflected 
the water to the opposite site. A new gage was installed April 25, 1910, at the 
same site and the original datum, but owing to changes in the channel, the gage 
records for 1910 and 1911 are not directly comparable with those for earlier years. 

Channel. — Shifts at high stages. 

Discharge meaaurements. — Made from downstream side of highway bridge at 
high stages; low-stage measurements are made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 

Accuracy. — Frequent measurements are necessary at this station to insure good results 
as conditions in the channel are unfavorable. 

Discharge yneasurements of Dupuyer Creek at Dupuyer, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. Hydrographer. 

i 


OaK© 

height. 


DLs- 
tharge. 


Mar. 17 
May 12 

JuiM» 27 
Aug. h 


r S. npidel 


Fret. 
(«) 
a2.6 
1.10 
1.5 
1.38 


Stc.-ft. 
2.3 
30 
43 

88 
62 


1 

Oct. 6 Heldcl and Tomplo- 
ton 


Fed. 

1.5 
1.45 
12.6 


Scc.-ft. 


do 


88 


do 


10 , C. 8. Heidel 


7'i 


do 


Dec. 1 R. M. Tcmpletou 


55 


R Richards 









a Ice conditions. 



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SUBFACE WATER SUPPLY, 



1911, PABT VI. 



Daily gage height, in feet, ofDupuyer Creek at Dupuyer, Mont., for 1911, 
[John Pfeiflflr, oboeirer.] 



Day. 



Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 



1.0 


1.0 


1.0 


1.0 


.95 


1.1 


1.0 


1.1 1 


1.05 


1.1 ' 



7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
16. 



1.0 
1.0 
1.05 
1.0 
1.0 



1.0 
1.0 
1.0 



1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 ' 
l.l 



1.4 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.8 

1.8 



1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 



1.1 


1.7 


1.4 


1.1 


1.8 


1.3 


1.1 


1.7 


1.3 


1.1 


1.6 


1.3 


1.3 


1.6 


1.3 



16 


1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.05 

1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 


17 


18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


23 


24 


25 


26 


27 


28 


29 


30 


31 



1.3 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 

1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
i.o 
1.4 



1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 



1.3 
1.3 
1.4 
1.4 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 



1.3 
1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.3 I 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 



1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.75 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.8 

1.7 
1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 



1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 



1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.8 

1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.5 
2.6 



2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.2 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.7 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
1.9 

1.0 
1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 



Note.— Gage heights, Nov. 7 to Dec. 31, distorted by ice. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Dupuyer Creek at Dupuyer, Mont,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


1. .. ... 


33 


2 


33 


3 


28 1 


4 


S' 


5 


38 


6 ... 


33 


7 


33 


8 


38 1 


9 


33 1 


10 


33 


11 


24 ! 


12 


24 ! 


13 


33 


14 


33 
33 

3;i 
33 
33 
33 
38 

43 
43 
33 

43 

43 
43 
43 
43 


15 


16 


17 


18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


23 


24 . . . 


2o 


20 


27 


2S 


29 


30 


43 


31 





May. 



June. July. 



83 I 
105 I 
130 
128 



«l 


102 


43 1 


101 


43 1 


101 


42 , 


79 


42 


186 


42 


185 


42 


152 


42 


1S3 


12 


150 


42 


121 


68 


120 


6S 


96 


87 


95 


110 


118 


136 


93 


136 1 


92 


110 , 


92 


110 


72 


135 1 


90 


iri 


112 


134 


HI 


134 1 


110 


107 ! 


108 


84 ■ 


108 


83 


108 


106 


108 


83 ,. 





Aug. 



54 

8^ 
68 



Sept. 



42 

42 
42 
150 
234 

234 
234 
234 
234 
199 



68 ' 68 199 

54 68 199 

54 68 I 199 

54 I 68 > 199 

54 ' 54 . 166 



54 I 
54 

68 
68 
54 . 

54 
54 ; 
54 ' 
54 
54 

54 
42 
42 
42 
42 
42 



54 


135 


42 


135 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


108 


42 


86 


42 


86 


42 






Oct. 



86 



Nov. 



54 
54 
54 

54 
54 



86 

86 
86 
86 
86 

86 
6S 
6S 


54 


6S 
6S 

68 
68 
68 
68 
68 

68 
68 
68 
54 
54 

54 
42 
42 
54 

54 
54 





Note.— Daily discliari^e determined a-s follows: Apr. 1 to May 6, from rating curve fialrly well defined; 
June 27 to Nov. 11, from curve fairly well defined between 6 and 100 second-feet. Indirect method for 
Shifting channels used May 6 to June 26. 



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MABIAS HIVEB BABIK. 96 

Monthly diseharge o/Dupuyer Creek at Dupuyer, M<mt.,/or 1911. 



Month. 



Dischaisa In seoond-feet. 



Mft, yl*""nt - Kininnim. Mean. 



Run-off 
(total In 
acre-feet). 



Aoou- 
racy. 



January — 
February... 

liaxch 

April 

May 

Jone 

July 

Aogost 

September. 

October 

November.. 
December. . 



The year. 



43 
136 
186 

97 
108 
234 

86 



a 10 
a5 

a20 
35.4 
77.5 

115 

6ao 

58.9 
141 

70 
040 
a20 



615 
278 
1,230 
2,110 
4,770 
6,840 
3,730 
3,620 
8,390 
4,300 
2,380 
1,230 



54.4 



39,500 



a Estimated. 
DBT FORK OF 1CAXXA8 &IVXK KXAJt VALZBB. MOVT. 

Location.— In the SW. \ sec. 36, T. 29 N., R. 5 W., about 9 miles southeast of Valier 

and 5 miles south of the dam of the Lake Francis Reservoir. 
Beeords available.— March 19, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area.— ^About 120 square miles. 
Gages. — Bristol automatic and an inclined staff gage on the left bank. The Bristol 

gage baa a range of 8 feet. . 
ChaimeL — Shifting; bed of stream composed of sand and gravel. 
Discharge measorements. — ^At low and medium stages made by wading; during 

high stages it may be necessary to use floats. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Diyendons. — ^Appropiiations amounting to nearly 1,200 second-feet have been filed 

on Dry Fork and its branches. 

Diecharge meaauremenU of Dry Fork of Marias River near Valier, Mont., in 1911. 



Data. ^ HydrographfT. j ^^^ 


Charge.; ^*^«- 


nydrographcr. ^^^ 


Dia. 
charge. 


V]|r \^ 


C. 8 Heidel 


Feet. 
<i2.60 


Sec.^. 
82 1 flnnt. 7 


R.M.Temptoton.... 


Feet. 
3.30 
2.60 
2.20 
2.20 

«2.50 


Sec.'ft. 
6228 


19 


do 

do 

do 

B.Ricbarda 


13.80 
1.47 
1.74 
1.74 


153 
0.99 
9.8 
10.3 


Oct. 5 
9 
9 

Nov. 24 


58 


May 11 
Jane 27 
Ang. 5 


do 

do 

R. M. Templeton 


17.9 
18.7 
28.0 









a Ice present. 



b Float measuremeiit. 



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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Dry Fork of Marias River near Valier, Mo7U,,for 1911. 

[ W. R. Hunt, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 




1.9 
1.9 


1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.47 
'*4.'6" 

2.0 
1.9 

"i'i" 


'"i.*5" 
1.5 

1.6 
1.7 
1.9 
1.8 
1.6 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.3 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
2.0 

1.8 

1.7 

1.65 

1.55 

1.5 


1.6 
1.9 
1.9 
1.65 
1.56 

1.4 
1.3 
1.2 
1.15 
1.1 

1.0 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 


0.9 
1.7 
2.76 
2.4 
1.9 

1.7 
1.9 
2.0 
1.9 
2.0 

1.9 
1.8 
1.6 
1.55 
1.5 

1.45 

1.4 

1.35 

1.3 

1.25 

1.25 
1.26 
1.25 

i:i 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.6 
3.8 

4.3 
3.3 
3.8 
2.8 
2.6 

2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
2.35 
2.3 

2.25 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.4 
2.4 

2.36 
2.3 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 


2.2 
2.2 
3.2 
3.2 
2.9 

2.4 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.1 
2.1 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.2 

2.3 
2.3 
2.2 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.2 
2.1 
2.3 
2.2 
2.0 


2.2 
2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.4 

2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.1 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.3 

2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.3 
2.2 


2.2 


2 




2.2 


3 




2.3 


4 






2.3 


5 






2.2 


6 - 






2.2 


7 i 




2.2 


8 




2.2 


9 . 1 


1.8 
1.8 

1.7 
1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.7 

1.6 
1.6 
* 1.6 
1.6 
1.5 

1.5 

1.55 

1.55 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 


2 2 


10 1 


2.2 


u t 


2.2 


12. 1 


2.2 


13 


2.2 


14 


2.2 


15 - 


2.2 


16 

17 


2.6 


2.2 
2.2 


18 


2.2 


19 

20 


3.3 
3.1 

2.6 
2.1 
2.0 
2.4 
2.0 

2.0 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 


2.2 
2.2 


21 


2.3 


22 


2.3 


23 


2.3 


24 


2.2 


25 


2.2 


26 


2.2 


27 


2.2 


28 


2.1 


29 


21 


30 


2.1 


31 

















Note.— Gage heights distorted by ice Mar. 16 to 22 and Nov. 5 to Dec. 30. 
Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Dry Fork of Marias River near Valier, Mont,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




24 
24 
23 
22 
21 

19 
18 
16 
15 
15 

8 
15 
15 

8 

8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
1.3 

1.3 
2.6 
2.6 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
8.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 


3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

.9 
1.0 
1.0 
50 
366 

238 
110 

91 

72 

53 

35 
33 
31 
28 
26 

24 
35 
46 
40 
33 
27 


20 

14 
8 

1.3 
1.3 

3.8 

8 
24 
15 

3.8 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
.0 
.0 

' .0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

35 

15 
8 

5.9 
2.6 
1.3 


3.8 

24 

24 
5.9 
2.6 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 

8 
133 
83 
24 

8 
24 
35 
24 
35 

24 

16 
3.8 
2.6 
1.3 

.6 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 

3.8 
325 

429 
230 
326 
141 
110 

46 
36 
36 
32 
27 

23 

19 
19 
19 
19 

19 
19 
27 
36 
36 

32 
27 
27 
19 
19 


19 

19 
139 
139 

97 

36 
19 
19 

^ 

12 
12 
19 
19 
19 

19 
19 
12 
12 
19 

27 
27 
19 
12 
12 

12 
19 
12 
27 
19 
6.5 


19 


2 




19 


3 




12 


4 




12 


6 




12 


6 




12 


7 




12 


8 




12 


9 




12 


10 




19 


11 




19 


12 




19 


13 




19 


14 




19 


15 




20 


16 


32 
72 
112 
153 
134 

84 
35 
35 
83 
35 

35 
15 
15 
15 
15 
24 


•20 


17 


21 


18 


22 


19 


23 


20 


24 


21 


25 


22 


26 


23 


27 


24 


28 


25 


25 


26 


20 


27 


20 


28 


15 


29:::: : :.: : 


15 


30 


10 


31 









Note.— Daily discharee determined from two rating curves: Mar. 23 to Sept. 10, well-defined, and Sept. 
11 to Nov. 30. fairly well defined. Discharge estimated Mar. 16 to 22 and Nov. 5 to 30. Dischaige inter- 
polated on other days for which gage heights are missing. 



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Monthly discharge of Dry Fork of Marias River near Valier, Mont, j for 1911. 



Montb. 



Discharge in sooond-feet. 



M&xixnuni. Minimuiii. Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-ieet}. 



Aoca- 
ncy. 



March 16-31. 

is?:::::::: 

Jane 

July 

AogDst 

Septambff.. 



November. 
December.. 



153 
24 
366 
35 
24 
133 
429 
139 



15.0 

1.3 

0.9 









6.5 

10 



55.9 
10.0 
44.5 
5.91 
1.96 
13.6 
70.1 
38.4 
18.6 
10 



1,770 

595 

2,740 

352 

120 

836 

4,170 

1,750 

1,110 

615 



The period. 



14,100 



Note.— Mean for December estimated. 

TXTOV BZVZ& AT BT&ABAVS.i MONT. 

Location.^In the 8E. i NE. i eec. 35, T. 25 N., R 7 W., I mile north of Peeble's 
ranch, 16 miles above Chouteau, Mont., at Strabane poet office. 

Records available.— November 26, 1904, to December 31, 1906; January 16, 1908, 
to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 140 equare miles. 

Qage. — ^The original gage was spiked to a post on the left bank about 40 feet above the 
bend of Kroff's irrigation ditch. On March 9, 1905, it was moved by the observer 
to a point 250 feet upstream to avoid the effect of the dam erected at the head of 
the ditch below. On May 8, 1905, the gage was referred to the bench marks and 
it wae found that the datum had been raised 0.7 foot in moving; the difference 
between the level of the water surface at the old site and that at the new was 0.20 
foot; on May 8, 1906, the gage was again moved 1) miles upstream to Mr. Bjom- 
stad's ranch and set at an entirely different datum. The station was discon- 
tinued during 1907, and when it was reestablished in 1908 a standard chain gage 
was installed on the left bank. On March 23, 1911, a new station was established 
one-half mile downstream from old gage. 

ChaaneL — Shifts at high stages; current swift. 

Diaeharge 2neaaurenienta.—At flood stages, made from cable one-fourth mile above 
the gage; at low stages, by wading at various sections. 

Winter flow. — ^Not affected by ice. 

Diveniozi8 and atorage. — PtacticaUy no water is diverted above the station, but 
the ordinary flow below the station is appropriated and used for irrigation. An 
irrigation project now being constructed under the Carey Act will store the flood 
water of Teton River in the reservoir about 5 miles north of the gaging section. 
The capacity of the reservoir is 90,000 acre-feet, and it can be increased to 210,000 
acre-feet by raising the top of the dam 20 feet. The reservoir will serve 120,000 
acres of land on the north side of the river. The water will be diverted hall a 
mile above the gage. 

Aocoracy. — ^Accurate determination of dischaige during high stages is difficult because 
of the shifting channel. 



iStatioa waa deacrfbed in earlier reporta aa "Teton Riyer near BeUeview, Mont." 
moved from BeUeview to Strabane in 1910. 

8173*^— wsp 306—14 7 



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Dtkhargt meoMuremenU of TeUm River at Strabane, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


HydrograpiiBr. 


liel^ 


Dlt- 

diarge. 


Date. 


Hydiographer. 


bei^ 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feb. 21a A. S. Hrfdri 


Jtet. 


46 

196 
618 


June 21 
Aug, 8 
Oct, 10 


W. A iMtib 


FeeL 
3.90 
3.56 
8.48 


177 


Mar. 23 


do. 


8.05 
3.96 
4.66 


n nv*himi. 


128 


May 13 
May 17 


B. E. JODM 


B. £. Jonea 


110 


... do 











a Ice oonditkniB. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Teton River at Strabane^ Mont., for 191 1, 
[Belle Peebles, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 


3.05 
3.05 
3.00 
2.95 
2.96 

2.95 
2.90 
2.95 
2.95 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
2.95 
2.95 
2.95 

2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
3.00 
3.00 

3.05 
3.05 
3.10 
3.25 
3.22 

3.55 
3.55 
3.55 
3.45 
3.45 


8.40 
3.40 
3.46 
3.45 
3.90 

4.10 

4.15 
4.10 
4.00 

4.00 
3.05 
4.00 
4.30 
4.60 

5.00 
4.70 
4.50 
4.40 
4.30 

4.30 
4.30 
4.20 
.4.25 
4.25 

4.25 
4.25 
4.20 
4.11 
4.05 
4.15 


4.30 
4.40 
4.00 
4.80 
4.50 

4.35 
3.30 
4.30 
4.40 
4.40 

4.50 
4.40 
4.30 
4.20 
4.35 

4.30 
4.32 
4.25 
4.20 
3.06 

3.90 
3.95 
4.00 
4.00 
4.06 

4.00 
S.OB 
8.92 
3.90 
3.80 


3.80 
3.80 
3.70 
3.70 
8.66 

3.66 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.85 

3.85 
8.90 
3.90 
3.85 
3.86 

3.80 
3.76 
3.75 
8.75 
3.70 

8.70 
8.70 
8.65 
8.65 
8.66 

3.60 
8.60 
8.66 
8.65 
3.70 
8.70 


8.76 
3.75 
3.76 
3.80 
3.76 

8.70 
3.60 
3.55 
3.50 
3.50 

3.50 
3.40 
8.46 
3.45 
3.40 

3.40 
3.46 
3.46 
8.46 
3.40 

8.40 
3.36 
8.86 
8.36 
8.30 

8.80 
8.26 
8.26 
8.25 


3.30 
3.30 
3.36 
3.40 
3.40 

8.40 
3.46 
8.46 
8.46 
3.50 

3.50 
8.60 
3.56 
3.55 
3.50 

8.60 
3.60 
3.56 
8.66 
3.60 

8.50 
3.66 
8.66 
8.60 
8.66 

8.66 
8.50 
8.50 
8.46 
8.46 


8.50 
3.50 
3.45 
8.46 
8.46 

8.60 
3.50 
8.65 
8.66 
8.50 

3.50 
3.45 
8.46 
8.45 
8.46 

3.46 
8.46 
8.50 
3.60 
3.60 

8.66 
8.60 
8.60 
8.00 
3.60 

8.60 
8.66 

8.66 
8.65 
8.60 
3.50 


8.46 
3.45 
3.50 
3.50 
3.45 

8.46 

3.40 
8.40 
8.36 
3.36 

3.30 
8.30 
8.20 
8.20 
8.16 

8.06 
8.06 
8.10 
8.20 
8.30 

3.10 
3.30 
8.40 
8.46 
8.46 

8.40 
8.80 
8.30 
8.26 
8.26 


3.20 


2 


3.20 


3 


3.20 


4 


8.15 


5 


8.15 


« ' 


S.15 


7 


3.15 


8 


3.10 


9 


3.06 


10 




3.06 


u ' 


3.06 


12 


3.10 


13 


3.15 


14 


3.15 


15 


3.15 


16 


3.10 


17 


3.10 


18 


3.10 


19 


3.10 


20 


3.06 


a ' 


3.05 


22 


3.06 


23 


3.05 
3.05 
3.10 

3.10 
3.06 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.05 


3.05 


24 


3.00 


25 


3.00 


26 


3.00 


27 


8.00 


28 


8.00 


29 


2.96 


30 


2.90 


31 


2.00 







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Daily ducharge, in iecond-fiet^ of Teton River at Strabane, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



8«pt. 



Oet. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



2 




8 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




U 




12 




13 




M 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




21 


47 


M 


47 


26 


53 


26 


53 


27 


51. 


28 


41 


29 


41 


20 


41 


31 


47 



47 
47 
41 
36 
86 

36 
30 
36 
36 
41 

41 
41 
86 
86 

86 

30 
80 
30 
41 
41 

47 
47 
53 
78 
flO 

121 
121 
121 
104 
104 



96 
96 
104 
104 
190 

337 
387 
354 
337 
213 

313 
301 
313 
815 
490 

750 
555 

425 
365 
315 

815 

815 
373 
304 



304 
204 
373 
340 
324 
354 



315 
365 
490 
630 
425 

840 
815 
315 
365 
365 

425 
365 
315 
273 
340 

815 
385 
304 
373 
301 

190 
301 
213 
213 
334 

313 
301 
194 
190 
168 



168 
168 
148 
.148 
189 

130 
ISO 
130 
139 
179 

179 
190 
190 
179 
179 

168 
158 
166 
158 
148 

148 
148 
139 
139 
139 

130 
130 
189 
139 
148 
148 



158 
158 
156 
168 
158 

148 
130 
121 
112 
113 

112 
96 
104 
104 
96 

96 
104 
104 
104 

96 

96 



80 
80 
88 

96 
96 

96 
104 
104 
104 
113 

112 
112 
121 
121 
112 

112 
112 
121 
121 
112 

112 
121 
121 
130 
121 

121 
112 
112 
104 
104 



112 
112 
104 

104 
104 

112 
112 
121 
121 
112 

112 
104 
104 
104 
104 

104 
104 
112 
112 
112 

121 

130 
130 
130 
130 

130 
121 
121 
121 
112 
113 



104 
104 
113 
112 
104 

104 
96 
96 



80 
80 
66 
66 
60 

47 
47 
53 
66 
80 

80 
80 
96 
104 
104 

96 
80 
80 
73 
73 



66 
66 
66 
60 
60 

60 
60 
68 

47 
47 

47 
53 
60 
60 
60 



53 
53 
53 

47 

47 
47 
47 
41 
41 

41 

41 

41 
86 
30 
30 



NoTK.— Dafly dtacharge determined from a rating ourve fairly well defined below 215 second-feet 
MontXLy diacharge of Teton River at Strabanef Mont, y for 1911. 
(Drainage area, 140 sqnara miles.) 





Dlschaige to seoond-lMt. 


Run-off. 




Month. 


U<iT{i^ii|n. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth In 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-feet. 


Aoca- 
racy. 








January 






a35 
adO 
88.4 
53.6 

280 

301 

154 

108 

100 

114 
84.0 
50.5 


0.250 
.214 
.274 
.383 
2.00 
2.15 
1.10 
.771 
.779 
.814 
.600 
.361 


0.29 
.32 
.32 
.43 
2.31 
3.40 
1.27 
.89 
.87 
.94 
.67 
.42 


2,150 
1,670 
2,360 
3,190 
17,200 
17,900 
9,470 
6,640 
6,490 
7,010 
5,000 
8,110 


D. 


Februsy 






D. 


Mareh... 






C. 


April 


121 

750 
630 
IfO 
168 
110 
110 
112 
66 


80 
96 
168 
130 

IS 

104 
47 
30 


B. 


11^ 


B. 


jni.. ::...: 


B. 


July 


B. 


Amust 


B. 


Scptembv 


B. 


October 

November 


B. 
B. 


December 


B. 






Thevear 






113 


.807 


11.03 


82,200 













A Estimated. 
Kon.-Mean dlKhargefor period Mar. 1 to 22, eatJmated at 35 seoond-feet. 



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SUBFACB WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



DXZP CBXSK ITBAX OKOTXAU. XOVT. 

Location.— At Hugh Robiiwon's ranch, in the SW. J NW. J eec. 15, T. 15 N., R. 5 W., 

5 miles Bouthwest of Ghoteau, Mont. 
Beoords available.— March 24, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage.— Standard chain on right bank. 
Channel. — Glean and fairly permanent; bed composed of gravel; gravel bar about 50 

feet below the gage forms the control. 
Discharge measurementB. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Diversions. — ^A few small ditches divert water from the creek. 
Accuracy. — Records fair. 

Discharge measurementa of Deep Creek near ChoteaUy Mont., in 1910 — 11, 



Date. 


nydrographer. 


Oace 
hei^t. 


Dto- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Die- 
charge. 


1910. 
Oct. 2 


U. 8. R. 8. Engineers. 

do 

do 

J. C. Beebe 


Feet. 
1.10 
1.10 
1.05 

6.87 


25.1 
24.4 

76 


May 14 
18 
June 21 
Aug. 7 
Oct. 19 
25 


B.E.Jones 


Feet, 
5.91 
6.60 
6.10 
6.04 
6.70 
6.70 


atc.-jt, 
»4 


10 
17 


do 

W. A.T/ftmb . 


259 
117 




R.Richard!!.... 


96 


1911. 


B.E. Jones 


43 


Mar. 24a 


W.A.Lamb 


42 











a New gage— new datum. 

Daily gage height^ infeet, of Deep Creek near CJtoteau, Mont. ^ for 1911. 
[Hugh Robinson, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




6.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.6 
5.0 

5.6 
5.6 
6.7 
5.7 
5.7 

5.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.6 

5.6 
5.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.6 

5.6 
5.7 
5.7 
6.7 
6.8 

5.8 
5.8 
5.9 
6.8 
6.8 


6.8 
5.7 
6.7 
6.8 
6.8 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.9 
6.9 
6.8 
6.6 

7.3 
6.9 
6.6 
6.4 
6.3 

6.3 
6.3 
6.2 
6.3 
6.2 

6.3 
6.4 
6.3 
6.2 
6.1 
6.1 


6.1 
6.2 
6.3 
6.4 
6.4 

6.3 
6.3 
6.4 
6.5 
6.3 

6.4 
6.2 
6.3 
7.0 
6.6 

6.7 
6.3 
6.2 
6.1 
6.1 

6.1 

6.16 

6.2 

6.4 

6.35 

6.2 

6.1 

6.16 

6.06 

6.2 


6.86 

6.16 

6.2 

6.15 

6.0 

6.05 
6.9 
6.0 
6.0 
6.8 

6.8 
6.8 
6.8 
6.8 
6.8 

6.4 
6.1 
6.0 
6.9 
6.96 

6.9 
6.8 
6.9 
6.8 
6.8 

6.8 
5.8 
6.7 
5.8 
6.7 
6.76 


5.8 
6.8 
6.0 
6.0 
6.05 

6.3 

6.1 

6.1 

6.05 

5.9 

6.0 
5.8 
6.8 
6.8 
6.8 

6.7 

6.8 

6.65 

6.76 

6.6 

6.7 
5.6 
5.7 
6.6 
6.6 

6.6 
6.7 
5.6 
6.7 
5.6 
5.6 


6.6 
6.6 
6.6 
6.8 
6.3 

6.8 
6.3 
6.0 
6.0 
5.85 

5.9 

6.8 

5.76 

6.76 

6.7 

6.8 
6.7 
6.8 
6.7 
6.8 

6.7 
5.8 
6.7 
6.76 
5.76 

6.76 
6.8 
6.7 
5.7 
6.7 


6.7 

6.75 

5.85 

5.75 

6.8 

6.7 
5.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.8 

6.65 
6.65 
5.65 
6.65 
6.76 

6.65 
6.65 
6.66 
6.66 
6.76 

6.65 
6.65 
6.66 
6.7 
6.75 

6.6 

6.66 
5.65 
6.7 
6.76 
5.65 


6.6 


2 V 




6.55 


8 




5.55 


4 




5.55 


6 




5.7 


6 




5.75 


7 


5.7 


8 




5.7 


9 




5.9 


10 




6.0 


11 




5.9 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 


6.9 
6.8 

6.8 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




80 




31 









NoTE.*Oage heights, Nov. 9 to 11, distorted by ice. 



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Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Deep Creek near Chateau, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




43 
43 
43 

ao 

30 

30 
30 
43 
43 
43 

43 
43 
43 
43 
30 

30 
43 
43 
43 
30 

30 
43 
43 
43 

58 

58 

58 
76 
58 
68 


58 
43 
43 

58 
58 

96 
96 
96 
96 
96 

96 
76 
76 
58 
260 

582 
878 
260 
196 
162 

162 
162 
M2 
162 
142 

162 
196 
162 
142 
118 
118 


118 
142 

162 
196 
196 

162 

162 
196 
227 
162 

196 
142 
162 
425 
227 

296 
162 
142 
118 
118 

118 
130 
14^ 
196 
176 

142 
118 
130 
107 
142 


176 
130 
142 
130 
96 

107 
76 
96 
96 
58 

58 
58 
58 
58 
58 

196 
118 
96 
76 
86 

76 
58 
76 
58 

58 

58 
58 
43 
58 
43 
50 


58 
58 
96 
96 
107 

162 
118 
118 
107 
76 

96 
58 

58 
58 
58 

43 
58 
36 
50 
30 

43 
30 
43 
30 
30 

80 
43 
30 
43 
30 
30 


30 
18 
30 
58 
162 

162 
162 
96 
96 
67 

76 
58 

50 
50 
43 

58 
43 
58 
43 
58 

43 
58 
43 
50 
50 

50 
58 
43 
43 
43 


43 
50 
67 
50 
58 

43 
43 
43 
43 
58 

36 
36 
36 
36 
50 

36 
36 
36 
36 
50 

36 
36 
36 
43 
50 

30 
86 
36 
43 
50 
36 


30 


2 




24 


3 




24 


4 




24 


5 




43 


6 




60 


7 




43 


g 




43 


9 






10 






u 






12 






13 






M 







15 






16 






17 






18 






» 






» 






21 






22 






2J 






24 


76 
58 

58 
43 
43 
43 
43 
43 




25 




25 




27 




28 




» 




30 




31 









NoTX.— Dafly dlschaige detenoined from a wdlnlaflned curre. 

Monthly discharge of Deep Creek near Chateau, Mont., for 1911. 



Montb. 


DisohargB in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-teet). 


Aoco- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Man:h24« 


76 
76 
582 
425 
196 
162 
162 
67 
50 


43 
30 
43 
107 
43 
30 
18 
30 


51 
43.1 

147 

170 
84.0 
62.0 
63.3 
42.5 
27.7 

a 15.0 


810 
2,560 
9,040 
10.100 
5,160 
3,810 
3,770 
2,610 
1,650 
922 


B. 


April 


B. 


Jfiy....:::: : ::::::::::::::::::::::::.::.:: 


B. 


June 


B. 


Inly 


B. 


August 


B. 


SqrtanbflT 


B. 


October 


B. 


Korember 


C. 


Dnember .< 




D. 










The period 








40,400 















a Estimated. 
Koix.>-Mean discbarge for period Nov. 12 to 30 estimated at 25 seoond-ieet. 



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BfTTSSELSHSLL Biy£B BASIK. 
VOSTS FORK OV MTrSSELSSBLI. SZVX& VBAX DSLPZHX, KOVT. 

Iiocation.— In the SE. i SW. i sec. 35, T. 10 N., R. 9 £., at a proposed dam site 3 

miles above Delpine, Mont., and about 16 miles northeast of Martinsdale, Mont. 
Beoords available.— May 19, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Oage. — ^A staff near left bank nailed to foot log which spans the stream; datum 

imchanged. 
ChanxxeL— Gravel. 

Discharge xneasurementa. — ^Made from foot log or by wading. 
Diversions and storage. — Several ditches take water for irrigation. The drainage 

area above the station affords an excellent reservoir site; 28,000 acre-feet of water 

may be stored with a 130-foot dam at the station. 

Discharge mecuuremenU of North Fork of Muuelshdl River near Delpiru^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


A 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


hel^ 


Dto- 
chaige. 


Feb. 16 


C. 8. HeideL 


1.76 
L77 


18.9 
17.9 


Jtme 6 


C.8. Heidel 


1.80 
1.57 
1.64 


^••^g- 


Apr. 9 
Hay 6 


do 

do 


do 

do 


9.5 
7.9 



Daily gage height, in feet, of North Fork of MutteUheU River near Ddpine, Mont,, 

for 1911. 





[Thomas Harbor, obsenrer.] 










Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




2.06 
1.80 
1.75 
1.75 
1.80 

1.80 
1.70 
1.68 
1.76 
1.71 

1.70 
1.73 
1.71 
1.70 
1.60 

1.62 
1.66 
1.68 
1.65 
1.68 

1.71 
1.74 
1.71 
1.80 
1.72 

1.81 
1.90 
1.74 
1.72 
1.70 


1.71 
1.72 
1.70 
1.70 
1.70 

1.71 
1.78 
1.78 
1.80 
1.80 

1.75 
1.78 
1.76 
1.75 
1.90 

1.75 
1.78 
1.76 
1.75 
1.66 

1.09 
1.71 
1.71 
1.91 
2.09 

2.04 
1.96 
1.81 
1.84 
1.79 
1.77 


1.97 
1.81 
1.77 
1.91 
1.89 

1.81 
1.88 
1.96 
1.99 
1.83 

1.86 
1.82 
1.83 
1.86 
1.91 

1.88 
1.81 
1.76 
1.77 
1.76 

1.69 
1.69 
1.61 
1.61 

1.66 
1.66 
1.66 
1.66 
1.69 


1.64 
1.62 
1.62 

**T62' 

1.60 
1,67 
i:65 
1.52 
1.52 

1.52 
1.52 
1.52 
1.47 
1.62 

1.65 
1.57 
1.57 
1.57 
1.67 

1.69 
1.57 
1.57 
1.57 
1.66 

1.49 
1.49 
1.52 
1.62 
1.62 
1.62 


1.52 
1.66 
1.67 
1.62 
1.67 

'"i.*57' 
1.57 
1.66 
1.62 

1.53 
1.50 
1.50 
1.60 
1.48 

1.46 
1.46 
1.43 
1.43 
1.43 

1.48 
1.43 
1.43 
1.44 
1.45 

1.44 
1.43 
1.44 
1.43 
1.43 
1.43 


1.43 
1.43 
1.43 
1.43 
1.41 

1.38 
1.38 
1.38 
1.36 
1.33 

1.33 
1.33 
1.34 
1.33 
1.33 

1.33 
1.83 
1.33 
1.33 
1.33 

1.34 


1.34 


2 




1.34 


3 ' 




1.39 


4 . 




1.39 


6 




1.39 


6 




1.39 


7 




'1.39 


8 




1.39 


9:;.;..;:::::::::::::::::::::::::.:.:i:::::::; 


1.39 


10 L. 


1.39 


11 




1.99 


12 




1.39 


13 1 


1.41 


14 ; 




1.41 


15 




1.89 


16 


1.60 
1.60 
1.40 
1.85 
2.07 

2.15 
2.30 
2.45 
2.25 
2.20 

2.15 
1.73 
1.70 
1.75 
2.05 
2.10 


1.39 


17 


1.39 


18 


1.39 


19 


1.39 


20 


1.39 


21 . 




22 




23 


1.34 
1.34 
1.34 




24 




25 




26 




27 


1.34 
1.34 
1.34 
1.34 




28 




29 




30 




31 











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Daibf dMarge, in teeond-feet, of North Fork of Muuelshell River near Delpine, Mont., 

for 1911. 



DUT. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Auj. 


Sept 


Oct. 


1 1 


36 
20 
18 
18 
20 

20 
IS 
14 
18 
16 

15 
16 
16 
15 
10 

11 
IS 
14 
12 
14 

16 
17 
16 
90 
16 

21 
26 

17 
16 
15 


16 
16 
15 
15 
15 

16 
19 
19 
20 
20 

18 
19 
18 
18 
26 

18 
19 
18 
18 
13 

14 
16 
16 
27 
39 

35 
31 
21 
22 
20 
18 


30 
21 
18 
27 
25 

21 
25 
30 
31 
22 

24 

21 
22 
24 
27 

25 
21 

18 
18 
18 

14 
14 
10 
10 
12 

11 

13 
13 
14 


12 

11 
11 
11 
11 

10 
9.1 
8.5 
7.6 
7.6 

7.6 
7.6 
7.6 
6.4 
7.6 

8.5 
9.1 
9.1 
9.1 
9.1 

9.7 
9.1 
9.1 
9.1 
8.5 

6.8 
6.8 
7.6 
7.6 
7.6 
7.6 


7.6 
13 
9.1 

11 
9.1 

9.1 
9.1 
9.1 
8.5 
7.6 

7.9 

7 

7 

7 

6.6 

6.2 
6.2 
5.6 
5.6 
5.6 

5.6 
5.6 
5.6 
5.8 
6.0 

5.8 
5.6 
5.8 
5.6 
5.6 
5.6 


5.6 
5.6 
5.6 
5.6 
5.2 

4.7 
4.7 

4!l 


4.1 


2 


4.1 


3 


4.8 


4 


4.8 


S 


4.8 


6 


4.8 




4.8 


g 


4.8 


9 


4.8 


10 


4.8 


11 


4.8 


IJ 


4.8 


13 


5.2 


14 


5.2 


15 


4.8 


16 


10 
10 
5 
23 
38 

44 

57 
71 
52 
48 

44 
16 
15 
18 
36 
40 


4.8 


17 


4.8 


18 


4.8 


19 


4.8 


30 


4.8 


21 




22 

23 





2t 




25 




26 

27 

» 

39 

30 

31 






I 



N0TI.--IM17 diMbarffe determined from a rating curve fairly well deOned below 32 eeoond-feet. 
Intopokted for days for whicli gage hetghts are mieaiog. 



Pi*. 



Monthly dUekarge of North Fork of Muuelshell River near Delpiru, Mont,, for 191 1, 



Month. 



J Amur}-... 
Fefaraary.. 
Mareh. 
An 



"&:: 



Jtum 

July 

AoBort 

September. 
October. 



Deember 

The year. 



Discharge in fieoond-feet. 



Vi^-gininin Minimum. Mean. 



71 

36 

30 

31 

12 

13 
5.6 
5.2 



10 

13 

10 
6.4 
5.6 
4.0 
4.1 



7.0 
6.0 
17.5 
17.0 
19.8 
19.8 
8.71 
7.11 
4.37 
4.67 
4.5 
4.5 



10.1 



Run-off 
(total in 
aere-feei). 



430 

333 

1,080 

1,010 

1,220 

1,180 

536 

437 

260 

287 

268 

277 



7,320 



nicy. 



KoTL—Meana for January, Febmary, November, and December estimated. 
'^ — ^ 1 at 5 aeoond-feet per day, and Oct. 21 to 31 at 4.5 eeoond-feet. 



Discharge Mar. 1 to 15 



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SUBPAOE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



NORTH FORK OF KVSSELSHZLL RIVER HEAR KARTZHSDALE, KOHT. 

XjQcation. — ^In sec. 6, T. 8 N., R. 12 E., half a mile above the junction of the North 

and South Forks, at the ranch of Martin J. Settle, 4 miles north of Martinsdale. 
BeoordB available.— May 10, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 
Oage. — Chain attached to left bank just above observer's private wagon bridge; 

datum unchanged. 
ChazineL — Composed of gravel; may shift somewhat during high-water, as current b 

swift. 
Diacharge zneasurements. — ^Made from the private wagon bridge or by wading. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Storage. — ^Under a Carey Act project the water of the North Fork, which is practically 

all appropriated, will be stored at a point about 20 miles above the station and 

used to irrigate land between Martinsdale and Harlowton. 
Accuracy. — Records obtained during oi>en season are very good. 

Discharge measurements of North Fork of Musselshell River near Martinsdale^ Mont,, 

in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^. 


Dls. 
ch&rge. 


Date. 


Hydrogrephier. 


hei^ 


Dto. 
charge. 


Feb. 17 


CS.Heldel 

do 

do 


Feel 
3.78 


37 

74 


June 4 
July 28 
Oct. 27 


CS.Heldel 


FeeL 
4.28 
3.15 
3.66 


8ec.'jL 
152 


Apr. 8 
May 6 


do 

do 


9.4 
55 



a Ice conditions. 



Daily gage heighty in feet, of North Fork of Musselshell River near Martinsdale, Mont,, 

for 1911. 

flfartin J. Settle, observer.] 



D»y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Got. 


Nov. 


: 1 


3.6 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.6 
3.65 

3.65 

3.5 

3.5 

3.5 

3.5 

3.6 

3.65 

3.65 

3.6 

3.6 

3.7 

3.75 

3.7 

3.65 

3.7 

3.7 
3.8 
3.9 
3.8 
3.7 


3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.7 

4.0 
3.8 
3.8 
3.75 
3.7 

3.65 

3.6 

3.65 

4.0 

4.65 

4.6 
4.45 
4.3 
4.3 

4.3 
4.25 


4.4 
4.8 
4.5 
4.4 
4.25 

4.15 

4.1 

4.0 

4.0 

3.85 

3.85 

3.8 

3.75 

3.75 

3.7 

3.85 

3.7 

3.7 

3.65 

3.6 

3.65 

3.7 

3.6 

3.45 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 

3.45 

3.5 

3.45 


3.45 

3.6 

3.45 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.3 

3.3 

3.25 

3.2 

3.5 

3.5 

3.1 

3.25 

3.25 

3.25 

3.15 

3.2 

3.25 

3.25 

3.2 

3.15 

3.15 

3.15 

3.15 

3.1 

3.45 

3.3 


3.3 

3.45 

3.45 

3.45 

3.65 

3.9 

3.75 

3.55 

3.5 

3.65 

3.5 

3.45 

3.4 

3.35 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 
3.35 
3.35 
3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.25 


3.25 

3.25 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.25 

3.25 

3.25 

3.3 

3.25 

3.25 

3.25 

3.25 

3.25 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 
8.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 


3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.4 

3.4 
3.35 
3.35 
8.35 
3.35 

3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.45 

3.55 

3.55 

3.55 

3.7 

3.45 

3.45 


3.6 


2 


8.6 


3 i 


3.55 


4 ' 


3.45 


5 




3.4 


6 




3.45 


7 




3.45 


8 ' 


3.45 


9 ' 


3.65 


lo! : 1 :. 


3.9 


11 




4.2 


12 




3.9 


13 




3.85 


h::::::::::...:.: ::•;:::::: 


3.9 


15 


4.5 


16 




4.5 


17 




3.95 


18 .:::::; 




19 




20.: 


3.9 

4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
4.0 
3.8 

3.6 
3.6 
3.4 
3.0 
3.7 
3.7 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




*" / 

26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Oage heights Nov. 9 to 17 distorted by ice. 



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105 



Daily diicharge, in 9econd'feet, of North Fork of MuuelMll River near MartinedaU, Mont, , 

for 1911, 



©•y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




48 
60 
48 
48 
37 

37 
37 
87 
48 
64 

64 

87 
37 
37 
37 

48 
64 
64 

48 
48 

60 
67 
60 
64 
60 

60 
74 
80 
74 
60 


60 
60 
60 
60 

74 

74 
74 
74 
60 
60 

48 
48 
48 
48 
60 

106 

74 
74 
67 
60 

64 
48 
64 

106 
218 

200 
183 
166 
166 
166 
146 


173 
248 
491 
173 
146 

120 
121 
105 
105 
82 

82 
74 
67 
67 
60 

82 
60 
60 
64 

48 

64 

60 
48 
82 
27 

27 
27 
33 
87 
82 


82 
87 
32 
27 
27 

27 
23 
23 
23 
10 

10 
16 
12 
37 
37 

7 
16 
16 
16 

0.6 

12 
16 
16 
12 
0.6 

0.6 
0.6 
0.6 
7 

32 

10 


10 
32 
32 
32 
64 

80 
67 
42 
37 
64 

37 
32 
27 
23 
27 

27 
27 
28 
23 
10 

10 
10 
28 
28 
28 

23 
23 
10 
10 
10 
16 


16 
16 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
16 

16 
16 
10 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
10 
10 

10 
10 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 


23 
23 
23 
23 
27 

27 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

23 
23 
23 

27 
27 

27 
27 
27 
27 
32 

42 
42 
42 
60 
82 
32 


48 


2 




48 


3 




42 


4 




33 


5 




27 


6 




82 


7 




82 


8 




82 


9 






10..::: :.:.:::.:...::::. 







12 






13 






14 

15 







16 






17 






18 






19 






20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 


80 

106 
80 
80 

105 
74 

48 
48 
27 
8 
60 
60 




20 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NoTK.~-Dafly dlscbaiKO determioed from a felrly well Oefliied rating curve. 
Monthly dieduxrge of North Fork of Mueeelehell River near MartinedaU, Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 


DlBcbaige in aeoond-fcet. 


Run-ofI 
(total in 
acre-leet). 


Accu- 


Maximum 


Mtotanin. 


Mean. 


racy. 








January 






20 

18 

41.0 

62.2 

80.3 

83.4 

10.6 

30.6 

10.1 

27.0 

28.1 

20 


1,230 
1,000 
2,620 
3,110 
6,490 
4960 
1,210 
1,880 
1,140 
1720 
1,670 
i;230 


D. 


FeljtxMury 






D. 


Marrti. 


106 
80 
218 
248 
37 
80 
23 
60 




C. 


April 


87 
48 
27 
7 
16 
16 
23 


B. 


M^ ............ .. 


B. 


jSbV...::. :...::. .:::...: : 


B. 


July 


B. 


Ang^::::::::::.:::.: :.:.::: : :. 


B. 


September 


B. 


Octobo" 

November. 


B. 
C. 


Deoomber r . . . . 






D 










Tbe vear 


248 




37.6 


27,200 











Note.— Means tar January, February, and December estimated; mean for period Mar. 1 to 10 estimated 
at 26 seooDd-feet; mean for period Not. to 30 estimated at 26 seoond-l^t. 



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BUEFAOB WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



KVB8XLBKBLL BIVX& AT HABLOWTOV, KOVT. 

Location.— In sec. 26, T. 8 N., R. 15 E., at the highway bridge 1 mile south of Har- 
lowton. Takes place of station formerly maintained at Shawmut. 

BecordB available.— July 11, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oages.— The original gage was destroyed in October, 1908; on April 10, 1909, a tempo- 
rary staff gage was installed which read 0.73 foot too l^gh. On May 24, 1909, a 
standard chain gage was placed on the upstream side of the new public highway 
bridge at a datum 0.52 foot higher than the bench mark and the datum of the 
bench mark was raised 0.52 foot. All gage heights for 1909 were corrected to the 
new datum. 

ChanneL — ^Bed of stream composed of sand and gravel; will probably shift in flood. 

Discharge zneasurements. — Made from bridge or by wading. 

Diversions. — ^A large part of the valley is irrigated and many small ditches take water 
from the Musselshell; practically the entire flow of the stream is appropriated. A 
minimum discharge of 2 second-feet is recorded during the irrigation season at 
thb station. 

Discharge jMosfuremenU of Musselshell River at HarlowUm, Mont.y in 1911. 



Date. 


Dydiographer. 


he^t. 


Dia- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrogiapher. 


belis^t. 


Di9- 

chaiige. 


Feb. 140 


C. S. Heidel 


Fen. 

aso 

.91 
4.10 


118 
2,580 


July 27 
Oct. 26 


C. B. HeideL 


Feet 
-a 02 
.81 


Sec-ft. 
11 


Apr. 7 
June 3 


do 

do 


do 


» 









a loe at gage. 

Daily gage height j in feet, of Musselshell River at Harlowton, Mont, y for 1911. 

[W. O. Yamamoto, observer.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




0.02 
.96 
1.08 
1.10 
1.10 

1.00 
.98 
.95 
.98 

1.01 

1.04 
1.01 
1.00 
.95 
.95 

.90 
.92 
.98 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.02 
1.18 
1.20 
1.15 

1.15 
1.28 
1.40 
1.40 
1.30 


1.25 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.25 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.68 

1.58 
1.45 
1.40 
1.45 
1.96 

2.40 
2.20 
2.05 
1.95 
1.75 

1.68 
1.60 
1.70 
1.96 
2.35 

2.65 
2.00 
2.40 
2.30 
2.30 
2.30 


2.70 
3.55 
4.05 
3.75 
3.30 

3.06 
2.85 
2.70 
2.60 
2.50 

2.40 
2.30 
2.26 
2.20 
2.30 

2.20 
2.15 
2.00 
1.95 
1.80 

1.75 
1.70 
1.65 
1.65 
1.48 

1.28 
1.20 
1.18 
1.15 
1.15 


1.12 

1.06 

.96 

.92 

.88 

.80 
.80 
.80 
.80 

.78 

.75 
.68 
.64 
.60 
.54 

.50 
.48 
.45 
.40 
.36 

.30 
.22 
.15 
.10 
.06 

.00 
-.02 
-.04 
-.05 
-.10 
+.55 


0.35 
.52 

.55 
.58 
.72 

1.15 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

.95 
.96 
.90 
.82 
.78 

.75 
.75 
.72 
.70 
.70 

.66 
.65 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.55 
.55 
.50 
.50 


0.44 
.35 
.32 
.52 
.66 

.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.60 

•2 

.65 
.64 
.62 

.60 
.59 
.52 
.49 
.45 

.59 
.68 
.66 
.66 
.68 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 


0.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.72 
.74 
.75 
.75 
.78 

.78 
.78 
.80 
.80 
.80 

.80 
.82 
.82 
.72 
.65 
.56 


48 


2 ' 


.55 


3 ' 


65 


4 


.65 


5 




72 


6 




75 


7 

8 





.75 
.52 


9 ' 


.65 


10 1 


55 


1 
11 1 


50 


12 


0.90 
.90 
.90 

.go 

.90 

.90 

1.00 

1.12 

1.18 

1.30 
1.50 
1.50 
1.40 
1.38 

1.25 
1.20 
1.10 
1.08 
1.02 
.96 


.50 


13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









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Daihf dueharffe, in ieeond-feet, of 3iu$»elahell River at Harlowton, Mont., for 1911. 



Digr. 


Ite. 


Apr. 


Itof. 


,««. 


July. 


Aug. 


8«pt. 


Got. 


Nov. 


1 




110 
12S 
164 
160 
160 

130 
136 
118 
118 
133 

143 
133 
130 
118 
118 

106 
110 
136 
130 
130 

130 
136 
132 
300 
180 

180 
232 
280 
280 
340 


230 
200 
200 
200 
200 

220 
370 
370 
370 
413 

300 
300 
280 
800 

616 

940 
780 
666 

606 
460 

412 

870 
430 
606 
300 

1,160 
1,110 
940 
860 
860 
860 


1,200 
2,010 
2,640 
2,210 
1,760 

1,620 
1,340 
1,200 
1,110 
1,030 

940 
860 
820 
780 
860 

780 
740 
630 
696 
490 

460 
430 
400 
345 
312 

232 
200 

103 
180 
180 


168 
154 
125 
110 
101 

86 
85 
85 
85 
83 

76 
66 
60 
65 

48 

44 

42 
39 
34 

30 

27 
22 
18 

16 
14 

12 
11 
10 
10 
8 
50 


30 
46 
50 
53 
71 

180 
130 
130 
130 
130 

118 
118 
106 
89 
82 

76 
76 
71 
68 
68 

63 
62 
55 
55 
55 

55 
55 
50 
50 
50 
50 


38 
30 
28 
46 
63 

68 
68 
68 
68 
68 

67 
62 
62 
60 
58 

55 

54 
46 
43 
39 

54 
66 

62 
62 
65 

68 
68 
68 
68 
68 


68 
68 
68 
68 
68 

68 
68 
68 
66 
68 

68 
68 
68 
68 
68 

71 
75 
76 
76 
82 

82 
82 

85 
85 
86 

85 
89 
89 
71 
62 
51 


42 


2 




60 


3 




62 


4 




62 


5 




71 


$ 




76 






76 


8 




46 


9 




50 


10 




50 


U 




44 


B 


106 
106 
106 
106 

106 
106 
ISO 
168 

lie 

MO 

330 
890 
280 
373 

330 
200 
160 
154 

IS 


44 


U 




14 




IS 




16 




17 




W 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




2S 




» 




27 




28 




29 




ao 




11 









NoTB.— Daily dJaebarge detennJned from a lattng curve fairly well defined below 320 seoond-feet. 
Monthly diMcharge of MuaeUheU River at HarUmton, Mont., for 1911. 



Montfa. 



Itamtf 

labniuy... 
MinIi...... 

fS*::::::: 

My 

^npBat 

October., 



The year. 



Diacharge In aeoond-feet. 



M aT^wnip ICininmoi. 



I 



I 



320 

280 

1,160 

2,540 

168 

180 

68 

89 



105 

200 

180 

8 

30 
28 
51 



Mean. 



a 45 

a50 

131 

154 

534 

878 
57.1 
78.1 
58.0 
73.1 
46.0 

a 40.0 



179 



Bun-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



2,770 
2,780 
8,060 
9,160 
32,800 
62,200 
3,510 
4,800 
3,450 
4,490 
2,740 
2,460 



129,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



aEetimated. 
Non.— DlKbarge Mar. 1-11 estimated at 65 eeoond-feet and Nov. 13 to 30 at 40 aeoond-feet. 



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SUEFAOE WATBE SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



OHECHE&BOASO CBSSK VBAX DSLPXHS, KOHT. 

Location.— In the SW. i SW. } sec. 4, T. 9 N., R. 9 E., 2) miles above liie junction of 

Checkerboard Creek with MuaBelahell River, 8 miles from Delpine post office, and 

21 miles from Martinsdale, Mont. 
BecordB available.— May 26, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Staff, nailed to a foot log near the right bank. This was superseded on April 

9, 1911, by a vertical staff set at a different datum about 40 feet downstream at 

a better section. 
Channel. — Gravel . 

Diacharge measureznents. — ^Made from foot log or by wading. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — It is proposed to divert the water from this creek over a small divide 

into the reservoir on the North Fork of Musselshell River. The creek is about 12 

miles long and has no tributaries. 

Discharge measurements of Checkerboard Creek near Delpine , Mont,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height. 


Di»- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Dia- 
chargfi. 


Feb. 10 


C. 8. Heidel 


Fe«L 

0.30 

.62 

2.34 

2.47 


7.4 
7.7 
13.1 


June 5 
Aug. 8 
Oct. 28 


C. 8. Heidel 


Ftet. 
3.00 
2.18 
.. 2.08 


41 


Apr. Oa 
Apr. 9 
May 6 


do 

do 

.. ..do 


do 

do 


5.6 
3.7 







a Last measiUBinent at old gage. 

Daily gage height , in feet, of Checkerboard Creek near Delpine, Mont., for 1911. 
[Thomas Harbor, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 








3.80 
3.16 


2.20 
2.20 


2.19 
2.30 
2.18 


2.15 

"""2.15* 
2.15 
2.16 

2.15 
2.15 


2.15 


2 




0.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 

.60 

.60 

2.34 


2.28 
2.31 
2.30 
2.47 

2.66 
2.60 
2.70 
2.71 
2.76 

2.61 
2.60 
2.47 
2.50 
2.80 

2.76 


2.15 


3 






4 




3.20 
3.00 

2.98 
2.98 
2.96 
2.97 
2.80 

2.72 
2.76 
2.71 
2.62 
2.68 

2.62 




2.12 


6 




2.18 

2.18 
2.18 
2.18 
2.20 
2.20 

2.22 
2.23 
2.25 
2.26 
2.25 

2.26 
2.25 
2.26 
2.25 
2.23 

2.23 
2.22 
2.22 
2.22 
2.21 

2.20 
2.20 

'i'.ii' 


'**2."i8* 
2.18 
2.18 
2.18 

21.8 
2.18 
2.18 
2.18 
2.16 

2.16 

"'iii' 

2.15 




6 




2.10 


7 




2.10 


8 




2.12 









10 




2.15 


2.12 


11 




2.20 
2.23 
2.25 
2.22 
2.21 

2.22 
2.26 
2.23 
2.18 

2.18 
2.20 
2.23 
2.18 
2.24 

2.26 
2.33 
2.25 
2,27 
2.26 




12 




2.15 


2.12 


13.. 






14 




2.15 


2.12 


16 






15 

17 . 


0.30 
.30 

:ig 

.40 

.40 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.50 
.50 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 


2.15 
2.15 


2.12 


18 


2.70 
2.70 
2.71 

2.62 

"i'.io 

2.76 
2.80 

2.86 
2.83 
2.80 
2.80 
2.83 
2.86 


2.60 
2.62 
2.60 

2.60 
2.55 
2.60 
2.40 

2.37 
2.87 
2.38 
2.40 
2.38 


2.12 


19 




20 


2 10 


21 


2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 

2.15 
2.15 
2.16 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 


2.15 




22 




23 


2.15 
2.15 




24 




26 




26 


2.15 




27 




28 


2.15 
2.15 
2.15 


2.06 


29 




30 




81 















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Daify di9tkarg€, in ucond-feet, of Checkerboard Creek near Delpine, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


1 




7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
9.0 
7.4 

6.8 
6.6 
6.9 
6.2 
6.0 

6.3 
6.9 
6.6 
6.4 
6.4 

6.4 
6.8 
6.6 
6.4 
6.7 

7.1 
8.8 
6.9 
7.3 
7.1 


7.4 
7.6 
8.2 
6.0 
13 

16 
18 
22 
23 
26 

18 
18 
13 
14 
28 

25 
24 
22 
22 
23 

15 
16 
18 
26 
28 

31 
30 
28 
28 
30 
81 


64 
62 
64 
66 

41 

40 
40 
38 
39 
28 

23 
25 
23 
19 
21 

19 
18 
18 
19 
18 

18 
16 
14 

10.6 
9.9 

9.8 
9.8 
10.5 
10.5 
10.5 


6.8 
6.8 
5.6 
6.6 
6.4 

5.4 
5.4 

5.4 
5.8 
5.8 

6.2 
6.5 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 

6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.6 

6.6 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.0 

5.8 
5.8 
5.7 
5.6 
6.6 
5.6 


5.6 
8.0 
5.4 
6 4 

5.4 

5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 

5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.1 

5.1 
5.1 
5.1 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 


4.0 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 




4.0 
4.9 
4.6 
4.4 

4.2 

4.0 
4.0 
4 4 


2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 




4.4 
4.4 

4.4 


10 




11 




12 




4 4 


13 




4.4 


14 




4.4 
4.4 


15 




16 


8.0 
3.0 
3.0 
4.0 
6.0 

5.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 


4 4 


17 


4.4 
4.4 


18 


19 


• 4 2 


20 


4.0 


21 


4.0 


22 


4.0 


23 


3 9 


24 


8.9 


25 


3.8 


26 


8.8 


27 


8.7 


28 


3.7 


29 


3.7 


30. 


8.7 


31 


s!? 







Note. — Dally discharge detemUned as foUows: Har. 16 to Apr. 8 (old Bectkm) and Apr. 9 to Oct 28 
(new section) Cram rating currosfalrly well defined. Discharge interpolated for days for whjch gage heights 



Monthly discharge of Checkerboard Creek near Delpine, Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-Off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


ya-HTn^^nt- 


inninmnn. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Tsnnary .....tt. 






8.0 
3.0 
4.5 
6w71 
20.5 
25.8 
6.09 
5.24 
4.90 
4.18 
3.5 
8.5 


184 
167 
277 
399 
1,280 
1.-540 
374 
822 
292 
267 
206 
215 


D. 


FebroKy 






D. 


March 


7.0 
9.0 
31.0 
64.0 
6.9 
8.0 
4.9 
4.9 




C. 


April 


5.4 
7.4 
9.8 
6.4 
4.9 
4.9 
3.7 


B. 


M^ : : : 


B. 


jSsIv;::::::::::;::::::::::::::::::::::::::.::..: 


B. 


July 


B. 


Angost 


B. 


September 


B. 


October 


C. 


November. . ^^.... 


D. 


]>ecember. 






D. 










Thii year ..r. ....... 


64 




7.58 


5,500 











Note.— Means for January, Fetruary, November, and December estimated; mean for period Mar. 1-15 
tstimated at 8.0 seoond-liBOt 



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SUBFAOB WATEB SUPPLY, 1011, PABT VI. 



soxrra wobjk or inrsasLSHxix vrvza, itxab iiAKTnreoALx. xojit- 

Location.— In the S. i aec. 12, T. 8 N., B. 11 £., near the public highway, li miles 

northeast of Martintdale, near the blacksmith's ahop of the Martinadale Sheep Co., 

at a point about 1^ miles above the original site, which was near the ranch of M . J . 

Settle. 
Becords available.--june 19, 1907, to April 28, 1908 (old station); April 28, 1906, to 

December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Oage.— Staff nailed to tree on the right bank; datum unchanged. The datum of this 

gage bears no determined relation to the datum of the gage at the original station. 
Channel. — ^Bed of stream is chiefly gravel and is clean and nonshifting. 
Discharge measurements.— Made by wading near the gage or from a bridge 150 

feet below. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — ^Many small ditches take water from the creek and during the iirigating 

season all the water is diverted. 
Aocuxaoy.— Open season records good. 

Ditcharge measuremenU of South Fork of Musselshell River near Martinsdale, Moni., 

in 1911. 



Pate. 


Hydrograplw. 


hfi^t. 


Dis- 
cbargs. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hS^t. 


Dl9- 

chargB. 


Feb. 17 


C a Hridd.. . . 


/to. 
. 8.01 


41 
174 


June 4 
July 28 
Oct 27 


C. 8. Heidd 


6.76 
1.66 


Sec,-n. 
25 


Apr. 8 
ifiy 6 


do 

do 


do 

do 



aiceoonditioDS. 

DaiUi gage height, in feet, of South Fork of Musselshell River near MartmsdaUt Mont,, far 

1911. 





[J.O. 


WaUaoe, 












Pay. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Get. 


1. 





2.05 
2. .35 
2.05 
1.66 
1.5 

1.66 
1.66 
1.75 
2.0 
2.0 

2.15 
2.0 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 

2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.8 
2.3 

2.4 

2.46 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.4 
2.4 
2.3 
2.5 

2.6 

Z6 
3.3 
8.2 
3.6 
3.3 

3.8 
3.0 
3.3 
3.8 
4.0 

4.9 
4.2 
4.0 
8.7 
6.6 

8.3 
8.2 
8.3 

8.6 
4.8 

4.6 
4.6 
4.4 
4.3 
4.2 
4.0 


4.6 
6.8 
6.8 

6.8 
6.7 

6.1 
4.9 
4.8 
4.8 
4.4 

4.2 

4.0 
4.0 
4.2 
3.9 

8.9 
3.7 
3.0 
8.1 
8.1 

8.0 
2.9 
ZO 
2.8 
Z5 

2.4 

2.36 

2.8 

2.2 

2.16 


2.1 

2.0 

1.06 

1.9 

1.8 

1.26 

1.4 

1.8 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
a95 

as 

0.8 

as 
as 
as 
a85 
as 

as 
as 
as 
as 

1.5 
1.0 

a9 
a9 
a9 
a 86 
a 86 


as 
a9 
a9 

1.6 
L6 

L6 
L8 
1.4 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
L66 
1.6 
1.65 
1.6 

1.6 
1.4 
L4 
1.4 
1.45 

1.46 

1.3 

1.85 

1.86 

1.8 

L2 
1.3 
1.26 
1.2 
1.16 
1.15 


1.15 

1.6 

1.6 

1.3 

1.3 

1.86 

1.3 

L8 

1.8 

L8 

L36 
L3 
L3 
1.2 
L3 

LS 

hi. 

1.26 
1.25 

1.85 
L3 
1.25 
1.25 
L25 

1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.35 
1.3 


1.3 


2 


1.4 


3 




L4 


4 




1.4 


5 




L45 


6 




L45 


7 




1.5 


8 




LS 
l.S 


ft:::::;::::::::::::::.::::.:...: f:::::::: 


10 




i!* 


11 




LS 


13 




LS 


13 




L5 


14 




LS 


15 




1.5 


16 




1.5 


17 




1.55 


18 




1.55 


19 


2.05 
2.1 

2.65 
2.76 
2.05 
2.05 
2.0 

1.05 

1.05 

1.55 

1.86 

1.4 

1.55 


1.55 


20 


1.5 


21 * 


1.5 


22...: 


1.5 


23 


1.5 


24 


L4 


26 


L4 


26 


L45 


27 


1 55 


28 


1.55 


29 


L55 


30 


1.6 


31 


1.75 







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Ill 



Daihf dMiarge, in uoofnd-Jui^ of South Fork of Mustel^ll River near Martinedale, 

Mont,, for 1911, 



Day. 


Var. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juoa. 


/uly. 


Au«. 


Qt^U 


Oct. 


1 




66 
96 
66 
27 
24 

84 
84 

41 

62 
62 

76 
62 
58 
45 

45 

45 

58 
68 
62 
62 

81 
81 
92 
92 
92 

104 
110 
116 
116 
116 


104 
104 
98 
116 
116 

i» 

SI 
214 
368 

231 

231 
183 
3S1 
231 
890 

740 
447 
800 
812 
1,080 

231 
214 
214 
289 
090 

597 
597 
516 
480 
447 
390 


656 

1,180 
1260 
1260 
1)200 

846 
740 
600 
080 
616 

447 
390 
890 
447 
863 

863 
812 
183 

198 
198 

183 
168 
62 
154 
116 

104 
98 
92 
SI 
76 


71 
62 
68 
68 
46 

18 
19 
15 

2l5 

24 

2.5 
2.5 


3 

8 

8 
24 
84 

34 

16 
19 
34 
30 

80 

34 
34 

34 

19 
19 
19 
22 

22 

15 
17 
17 
15 

11 

11 

13 

11 
9.5 
9.5 


0.6 
34 
34 

iS 

17 
16 
15 
16 

16 

18 

\i 

11 
11 

11 
11 
13 
13 
13 

18 
11 
13 
18 
13 

18 
13 
13 
13 
15 


15 


2 




19 


3 




19 


4 




19 


5 




» 


« 




32 


7 




24 


8 




34 


9 




34 


10 




34 


11 




34 


12 




34 


u 




34 


14 




34 


14 




34 


16 




34 


17 




37 


18 




37 


19 


66 

n 

134 
148 

66 

66 

62 

6.6 
6.6 

r 

49 
19 

27 


37 


20 


34 


21 


34 


2t 


34 


23 


34 


24 


19 


25 


19 


2S 


33 


27 


27 


28 


27 


2» 


27 


10 


80 


31 


41 







Nofs.— DaUy disobaxge datarmiiMd from 1910 rating cnrre that Is well defined. 
Monthly diadiarge of South Fork of MtueeUhell River near MarHnedale, MorU,, for 191 J. 



Month. 

• 


Difldherse in Beorad-feet. 


Runoff 
(totolin 
acr».feet). 


AOOD- 


Mt-rfiy^iTP 


Minimuni. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 






• 10 

• 7 
35.8 
69.0 

339 

448 
13.7 
18.5 
13.8 
24.0 

18.0 

•12.0 


616 

388 
2,200 
4,110 
20,800 
26,700 

843 
1,140 

821 
1,480 
1,070 

738 


D. 


Vebrovy 






D. 


ifaS!?..:.:: :...:...; 


148 
116 
1,080 
1 260 
71 
84 
24 
41 




C. 


AuU 


63 

2 

2 

9.5 
16 


A. 


M^.. ... ... .. 


A. 


jni::::::::::::::::...: :.:.:...::::...::.. 


A. 


Joly 


A. 


Anjmft 


A. 


Swumber..:. 


A. 


Oi4obff 


A. 


iJS^bi... ;:::::;:...!...:...::.....:..:.:..:. 


D. 


DiiimBlnr . ..•. 






P. 










The year 


1,360 


2 


84.1 


60,900 









Nan.— DtaobarfB Mar. 1 to 18 estUaated 



A Estimated. 
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SXJBFAOE WATBB SUPPLY, 19U, PABT VI. 
AXXSIOAV rO&K HEAR HARLOWTOV, MOVT. 



IiOcatioxi.^At the Shaw & Elliott ranch, 5 miles southeast of Hailowton, Mont., a 
few miles above the junction of the American Fork with the Musselshell. 

Becords available.— July 28, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Qa^e. — Chain fastened to upper rail of small wagon bridge; datum unchanged. 

Ghasnel. — Bed composed of sand and clay; shifts only at extremely high stages. 

Discharge zneasurementa. — ^Made from the bridge or by wading. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Storage.— The basin of the American Fork affords some good storage sites and by 
holding back the spring flood waters, which are derived from the melting snow on 
the mountains, much more land can be put under irrigation. 

Accuracy. — Open season records good. 

Discharge measurements of American Fork near HarlowUm, Mont,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hfdrographer. 


height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feh. 14 


C. 8. Heidel 


Feet. 
(•) 
1.32 


3.2 


June 3 
Oct. 26 


C. 8. Heidel 


Fut. 
8.77 
1.20 


See.-fl. 
544 


Apr. 7 


do 


do 


2-5 



a Ice oonditiona. 

Daily gage height , in feet y ofAmaiean Fork near HarlowUm^ Mont., for 1911. 
[Jesse Cunningham, observer] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.25 
1.3 

1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
1.25 
1.26 

1.2 
1.25 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.25 

1.3 

1.36 

1.35 

1.3 

1.25 
1.35 
1.4 
1.36 
1.3 


1.3 

1.3 

1.25 

1.25 

1.25 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.25 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.25 
1.45 

2.65 

2.55 

2.4 

2.1 

1.9 

1.86 
1.8 
1.65 
1.8 
2.6 

2.65 
2.85 
2.6 
2.6 
2.4 
2.66 


2.9 

3.66 

3.76 

3.7 

3.6 

3.56 
3.66 
2.76 
2.76 

2.4 
2.66 
2.35 
2.4 
2.36 

2.4 
2.2 

2.0 
1.85 
1.86 

1.8 
1.85 
1.75 
1.76 
1.1 

1.1 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.2 


1.16 
1.15 
1.15 
1.05 
1.45 

0.95 
1.05 
1.15 
1.45 
0.96 

0.95 
0.95 
0.95 
0.9 
0.9 

0.9 
0.9 
1.0 
0.95 
0.96 

0.9 
0.8 
0.85 
0.8 

'"o.T" 






1.2 
1.2 
1.16 
1.2 
1.25 

1.2 
1.25 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.2 

1.1 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.1 

1.2 
1.2 
1.15 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.15 


1.15 


2 




1.15 
1.05 
1.15 
1.15 

1.1 

1.05 

1.15 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.05 

1.05 

0.96 
0.9 
0.9 
0.86 

■"6.'9"' 

0.95 
1.05 
1.06 
0.96 
0.86 


1.45 

1.05 

1.1 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 

1.05 

1.05 

1.05 

0.95 
0.95 
1.46 
1.46 
1.06 

1.05 

1.06 

1.1 

1.1 

1.16 

1.2 
1.16 
1.16 
1.2 
1.2 


1.15 


3 




1.15 


4 




1.15 


5 : 




1.16 


6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 


' 




34 






26 






26 


1.35 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.36 




27 




28 




29 




ao 




31 

















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Daily discharge, in second-feet, of American Fork near Hwrlowton, Mont,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


M.y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




8.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.6 

3.6 
3.5 
2.0 
2.8 
3.5 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 

2.0 
2.8 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 

2.8 
3.6 
4.8 
4.8 
3.6 

2.8 
4.8 
6.0 
4.8 
3.6 


3.5 
3.5 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.8 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
2.0 
2.8 
8.0 

160 
140 
112 

67 

42 

37 
.32 

13 

32 
130 

160 
208 
150 
150 
112 
140 


220 
490 
635 
610 
470 

450 
450 
182 
182 
130 

112 
140 
104 
112 
104 

112 
81 
' 84 
37 
37 

32 
37 
28 
28 

1.6 

1.5 
2.0 
2.0 
3.5 
2.0 


1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.2 
8.0 

.8 
1.2 
1.8 
8.0 

.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.7 
.7 

.7 
.7 
1.0 
.8 
.8 

.7 
.5 
.6 
.6 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.9 
1.8 
1.2 
1.8 
1.8 

1.6 
1.2 
1.8 
2.0 
1.8 

1.8 
1.5 
1.6 
1.2 
1.2 

.8 
.7 
.7 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.6 
.7 
.7 
.7 

.8 
1.2 
1.2 
.8 
.6 
.6 


1.8 
3.0 
4.2 
6.4 
6.7 

8 0. 
1.2 
1.6 
1.8 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

.8 

.8 

8.0 

8.0 

1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.5 
1.5 
1.8 

2.0 
1.8 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 


2.0 
2.0 
1.8 
2.0 
2.8 

2.0 
2.8 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.8 
2.0 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 

1.6 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.6 

2.0 
2.0 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
1.5 
1.6 
L6 
1.6 
1.8 


1.8 


2 




1.8 


3 




1.8 


4 




lis 


5 




L8 


6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20. 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 


4.8 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
4.8 




27 




28 




39 




30 




31 









NoTK.^DaU7 dbcharge determined from a rating curve that is fairlj-well defined. Diaobarge inter- 
yHsOMA for days for wbion gage heights are missing. 

MonnMy discharge of American Fork near HarlowUm, Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total In 
acr»-feet). 


AOOO- 


wffi^Tiiim^t^ ^ 


KMI^iTW^^^fW - 


Mean. 


racy. 


jaooary 






«1.00 
a. 90 
1.57 
3.45 

65.9 

155 
1.20 
1.13 
2.58 
1.S5 

a 1.00 

ol.OO 


61 

50 

97 

206 

3,440 

9,220 

74 

69 

154 

120 

60 

61 


D. 


Febroiv 






D. 


Mwrh 


4.8 
6,0 

208 

635 
8.0 
2.0 
8.0 
2.8 




D. 


AMfl 


2.0 
2.0 
1.5 
.0 
.6 
.8 
1.5 


C. 


^ : : ... 


C, 


jto.;: :::::::::::::::::::::::.:::::...::...:..: 


c. 


July. 


c. 


AncoBt 


c. 


B^ur...::;:..:.: 


c. 


October 


c. 


November 


D. 


December r 






D. 










The year ..... - 


636 




18.8 


13,600 











o Estimated. 
Non.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 25 estimated at 1 second-foot. 
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flUEPAOE WATBB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT 71. 



LKBO C&BXK HXAR KA&LOWTOIT, MOVT. 

Location.-- Near the Shaw & Elliott ranch, 5 miles southeast of Hailowton, half a 

mile above the junction of the creek witli American Fork. 
Records available.— July 28, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage.— Staff on the right bank, nailed to the pile of the small wagon bridge; its datum 

is the same as that of the gage on the American Fork. 
Ohannel. — Contains growth of grass. 
Diacharge nxeaaurementB. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 

DiverBiona.— The water of the stream is used for irrigation. 
Accuracy. — Records only fair as gage heights are affected by backwater caused by 

grass in the stream bed. 

Lebo Creek is about 20 miles long, is fed by springs, and its flow is nearly imiform. 
DtBcharge measurements of Lebo Creek near HarlowtoUj Mont.f in 1911. 



Dau. 


Hydn^rapher. 


Gage 
height. 


charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


h^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feb. 14a 


C. 8. Heidel 


Feet. 


See,'ft, 
21 
24 
42 


July 27 
Oct. 20 


C.S. Heidel 


Ftet. 

.98 
1.40 


Sec-fi. 
7.3 


Apr. 7 
June 3 


do 

do 


1.28 
1.85 


do 


22 



a Creek frosen at gage. 

Daily gage height ^ in feet ^ of Lebo Creek near Harlowton, Mont. ^ for 1911. 
[Neva Clark, observer.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.15 

1.25 

1.3 

1.25 

1.2 

1.2 

1,1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

1.15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

1.2 

1.2 

1.1 


1.15 

1.1 

1.5 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.1 
1.15 

1.5 
1.5 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.25 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.2 
1.3 
2.6 

2.6 
2.1 
2.5 
1.8 
1.8 
1.6 


1.9 

2.15 

1.85 

1.7 

1.65 

1.6 

1.55 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.3 

1.35 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.55 

1.5 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.35 

1.35 

1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.1 

1.0 

1.5 


1.0 
1.0 

.95 

.9 

.9 

.9 
.96 
1.0 
.95 
.9 

.9 

.9 
1.5 
1.0 
1.5 

1.0 
.95 

.8 
.8 
.8 

.75 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.7 

.75 
1.0 
.95 
.95 
1.45 
1.25 


1.16 
1.16 
1.15 
1.2 
1.2 

1.25 
1.15 
1.3 
1.46 
1.4 

1.35 

1.45 

1.4 

1.46 

1.45 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.36 

1.35 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.35 

1.35 

1.35 

1.36 

1.3 

1,3 

1.3 


1.25 
1.3 
1.35 
1.35 
1.3 

1.4 

1.36 

1.36 

1.3 

1.26 

1.26 
1.26 
1.25 
1.26 
1.25 

1.26 
1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
1.2 

1.26 
1.26 
1.3 
1.8 
1.25 

1.26 
1.2 
1.2 
1.25 
1.26 


1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
L26 

1.25 
1.26 
1.26 
1.16 
1.15 

1.16 
1.16 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 

1.16 
1.26 
1.26 
1.26 
1.26 

1.25 
1.25 
L25 
1.8 
1.8 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.36 


1.45 


2 




1.35 


3 




1 25 


4 




1.25 


5 




1.15 


6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






Ifi 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






26 -- 




26 


1.4 

1.3 
1.3 
1.25 
1.3 
1.2 




27 




28 




29 




ao 




81 









NoTS.— Daily discharge determined a.s follows: Mar. 20 to May 24, from curve poorly defined; May 25 to 
June 2, by indirect method for shifting channels; June 3 to Nov. 6, from curve uirly well defined. 



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Daily digtharge, in second-feetf ofLebo Creek near HarhwUm^ Mont, y for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


* 
May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




21 
21 
19 
21 
19 

23 

25 
23 
21 
21 

17 
17 
17 
17 
17 

14 

14 
14 
14 
17 

17 
19 
19 
19 
17 

17 
19 
21 
21 
17 


19 
17 
33 
17 
17 

17 
17 
14 
17 
19 

33 
33 
17 
17 
17 

23 
19 
17 
17 
33 

83 
33 
21 
26 

88 

88 

e4 

80 
45 
45 
34 


50 
64 
40 
34 
32 

30 
28 
22 
22 
20 

18 
20 
22 
22 
24 

28 
28 
22 
22 
22 

24 
22 

20 
20 
14 

14 
12 
11 
8 
26 


8 
8 
7 
6 
6 

6 
7 
8 
7 
6 

6 

6 
26 

8 
26 

8 
7 
4 
4 
4 

3 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

2 

3 
8 

7 

7 
24 
16 


12 
12 
12 
14 
14 

16 
12 
18 
24 
22 

20 
24 
22 
24 
24 

22 
22 
22 
22 
20 

20 
18 
• 18 
18 
20 

20 
20 
20 
18 
18 
18 


16 
18 
20 
20 
18 

22 
20 
20 
18 
16 

16 
16 
16 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
16 
14 

16 
16 
18 
18 
16 

16 
14 
14 
16 
16 


16 
16 
16 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
12 
12 

12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

12 
16 
16 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
18 
18 

22 
22 
24 
24 
22 
20 


24 


2 




20 


3 




16 


4 




16 


5 




12 


6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






u 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






ao 






21 






22 






23 




24 1 




25 






25 


29 
25 
26 
23 
26 
21 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Monthly discharge ofLebo Creek near Harlowtonj Mont., for 1911. 



Discbarge in woond-feet. 



Month. 



January.... 
February. . . 
March 

is?.::::::: 

June. .» 

July 

August 

September. 
October.... 
November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



Mft y*inuTi i Minimum. Mean. 



14 
14 

8 

1.6 
12 
14 
12 



a 10 

a 15 

020 
18.6 
31.3 
24.6 
7.82 
18.9 
16.9 
16.3 

a 12 

a 10 



16.8 



Run-off 
(total in 
aore>feet). 



615 

633 

1,230 

1,110 

1,920 

1,460 

481 

1,160 

1,010 

1,000 

714 

615 



12,100 



Accu- 
racy. 



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FLATWILLOW GBEEK HSAB FLATWILLOW, XOHT. 

Location. — ^At Flatwillow Ranch Oo.'s ranch, 8 miles above Flatwillow and 30 miles 

north of Roundup. 
Becords available. — ^May 3 to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measiured. 
Gage. — Staff gage, marked to tenths of feet, nailed to a timber driven into bed of 

stream and braced to the banks; below the wagon bridge near the ranch buildings. 
Channel. — Likely to shift; current very sluggish. 
Discharge meaeureniente. — At high stages made from a footbridge behind house; 

at low water made by wading around a bend below house. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — ^Much water is diverted above the gage during the irrigating season. 

A canal to divert water into the storage reservoir of the Flatwillow Carey project 

heads about a mile above the station. 

Discharge measwrementa of Flatwillow Creek near Flatwillow , Mont., in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t. 


Dls- 
cfaargB. 


May 3 


C 8 Heidel 


Fui, 
8.15 
6.71 
2.59 
3.15 


5«.^ 


. ..do 


253 


July 26 
Oct. 25 


do 


4.5 


do 




29 









Daily gage height^ in feet, of Flatwillow Creek near Flatwillow , Mont., for 1911. 

[Lee Akers, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




6.8 
7.1 
7.2 
7.2 
6.9 

6.6 
6.2 
5.9 
5.8 
5.8 

5.6 
5.5 
5.3 
5.2 
6.1 

6.1 
4.8 
4.6 
4.4 
4.2 

4.1 
4.2 
4.2 
4.1 

4.0 

4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
3.7 


3.6 
3.6 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 

3.1 
3.1 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.2 
2.9 
2.9 
2.8 
2.9 

2.9 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.9 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 


2.8 
2.9 
8.1 
3.2 
3.2 

3.3 
3.5 
3.6 
3.7 
3.7 

8.6 
3.6 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 

3.2 
3.2 
3.6 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.2 
3.1 
3.1 
2.8 


2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.8 
2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 


2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.8 

2.8 

2.9 
2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
3.0 
2.9 
3.0 
3.2 

3.2 
3.3 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.2 
8.1 
3.0 
3.1 
3.0 

3.1 
2.9 
2.9 
2.8 
2.9 
3.0 


3.1 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
8.1 
8.1 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
8.0 
3.1 
3.1 

3.8 
8.8 
3.3 
8.8 
8.3 


3.2 


2 




3.2 


3 


3.13 
3.10 
3.11 

3.11 
3.08 
3.12 
3.18 
3.12 

3.11 
3.00 
3.02 
2.86 
3.85 

6.2 
4.3 
4.0 
3.9 

3.8 

3.8 
3.9 
3.8 
4.3 
5.2 

6.6 
6.6 
6.2 
6.2 
6.1 
6.2 


3.3 


4 


3.3 


5 , 


3.3 


6 


3.2 


7 


3.3 


8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 


3 2 


18 


3.2 


19 


3 2 


20 


3.1 


21 


8,1 


22 


S-1 


23 


sli 


24 


3 1 


25 


3.1 


28 


3,1 


27 


3 1 


28 


8.1 


29 


3 1 


30 


3.1 


31 


3 1 







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Daily dMiarge, in second-feety of Flattoillow Creek near Flattvillow Mont.yfor 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


25 
26 
25 
24 
24 

24 
23 
25 
27 
25 

24 
20 
21 
14 
14 

312 

86 
07 
62 
67 

67 
62 
67 
86 
142 

244 
244 

212 
212 
205 
212 


260 

284 
292 
202 
268 

236 
212 
191 
184 
184 

170 
163 
140 
142 
136 

136 
115 
103 
91 
79 

73 
79 
79 
73 
67 

67 
62 
67 
67 
62 


47 
47 
37 
32 
32 

24 
24 
32 
32 
32 

28 
16 
16 
12 
16 

16 
12 
12 
12 
16 

12 
12 
12 
12 
8 


12 
16 
24 
28 
28 

32 
42 
47 
52 
62 

47 
47 
37 
37 
32 

28 
28 
47 
37 
37 

37 
37 
32 
32 
32 

33 
33 
28 
24 
24 
12 


12 

12 
8 
8 
8 

12 
12 
16 
16 
16 

16 
12 
12 
8 
6 

5 
6 
6 
8 
12 

12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

12 

8 
8 
8 
8 


8 
8 
8 
12 
12 

16 
12 
16 
16 
16 

16 
20 
16 
20 
28 

28 
32 
37 
37 
37 

28 
34 
20 
24 
20 

24 
16 
16 
12 
16 
20 


24 


2 


20 


3 


20 


4 


30 


5 


20 


Q . 


20 


7 


20 


8 


20 


9 


20 


10 


20 


11 


20 


12 


20 


13 


20 


14 


24 


16 


24 


16 


16 


17 


16 


18 


16 


19 


16 


20 


20 


21 


20 


22 


20 


23 


20 


24 


20 


25 


20 


38 


20 


27 


20 


28 


20 


39 


20 


30 


20 


31 









Note.— Daily disehai^e determined from a rating curve not well defined. Diacbarge estimated for 
days for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly discharge of Flatwillow Creek near FhUwillow^ Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 



M»y 

June 

Joly 

August 

September. 

October 

November.. 
December. . 



Discharge In seoond-feet. 



W ft-y<m^ iin, Minimum. Mean. 



244 
292 

47 
52 
16 
37 
24 



The period. 



82.4 
145.0 
19.0 
83.3 
10.4 
19.8 
19.0 
«20.0 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



6,070 
8.630 
1,170 
2,050 
619 
1,220 
1,180 
1,230 



21,200 



Accu- 
racy. 



a Estimated. 

MILK RIYEB BASIN. 
SOTTTK FORK OF MILK UVZ& HSAK BROWVIKO, MOKT. 

Location. — At Richard Croff's ranch, about 40 miles northeast of Browning, Mont., 

and about 6 miles south of the Canadian boundary line. 
Beeords available.-- April 28, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area.— 283 square miles. 
Oaga. — Chain. During the high water of June, 1908, the gage was washed out and 

was not replaced untO July 81, 1908, when the new chain gage was installed at the 

original site and datum. 



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GhaaneL— Pennanent. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from a cable installed at the time of the installa- 
tion of the new gage. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Flood discharge.— The river oveiflows its banks at gage height of 12 feet; hig^water 
marks show that the flood of June, 1908, reached a stage of 15.4 feet on the gage. 
The flood width was 850 feet and the cross section about 2,600 square feet. 

BivendoDS. — A number of small ditches divert water to irrigate meadow lands in the 
river bottom; a considerable amount of this water returns to the stream as seepage 
and waste. No storage is used above the station. 

Accuracy. — Records excellent except during the winter months. 

Discharge meamreTnents of SotUh Fork of Milk River near Browning, Mont., in 1912. 



Date. 


Hydiognplier. 


liei^t. 


Dto- 
ohwgo. 


Ifey 

Aug. 29 


B.B.Jones .. . 


Fea. 
S.54 
2.71 


aec-ft: 

180 


do 


44 









Daily gage height, in feet of South Fork of Milk River near Browning, Mont., for 1911. 

[ R. J. Croff, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


1 


3.42 
3.45 
3.56 
3.55 
8.76 

3.0 

3.75 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.42 
3.48 
4.2 
4.75 

6,3 

5.15 

4.2 

3.95 

3.8 

3.7 

3.7 

3.76 

3.7 

3.8 

3.9 

3.9 

3.9 

3.75 

3.6 

3.56 


8.5 
3.6 
8.6 
3.6 
3.5 

8.6 
3.4 
3.6 
8.7 
3.45 

3.39 
3.34 
8.29 
3.29 
3.27 

3.21 
3.19 
3.14 
3.09 
2.99 

3.18 

3.55 

3.3 

4.3 

5.95 

4.8 
8.85 
8.9 
3.8 
3.55 


3.9 

3.55 

3.5 

3.4 

3.38 

8.32 
3.16 
3.03 
2.98 
398 

2.97 
2.95 
2.89 
2.87 
2.87 

2.89 
3.22 
3.07 
3.27 
3.22 

2.97 
2.97 
2.95 
2.96 
2.89 

2.82 
2.77 
2.77 
2.72 
2.79 
2.99 


3.01 
2.96 
3.26 
3.06 
3.21 

3.04 
3.16 
8.21 
8.16 
3.08 

8.12 
2.94 
2.94 
2.76 
2.76 

2.71 
2.71 
2.69 
2.64 
2.61 

2.63 

2.6 

2.65 

2.63 

2.6 

2.6 
2.65 
2.65 
2.6 
2.67 
2.55 


2.55 

2.5 

2.45 

3.25 

4.35 

4.35 

4.25 

4.15 

8.8 

8.65 

3.27 
8.15 
3.05 
8.0 
2.95 

2.95 
3.95 
2.95 
2.95 
2.93 

2.9 

3.0 

8.05 

8.17 

3.26 

8.2 

3.18 

2.97 

8.05 

2.95 


2.96 


2 


2.95 


3 


2.05 


4 


8.05 


6 


3 1 


. 1 


3 05 


7 


2.05 


8 


2.95 





2.9 


10 


2 9 


u 1 


2 


12 


2 9 


13 


2.9 


14 


2 9 


16 


2 9 


i« 1 


2.9 


17 


2 9 


18 


3 9 


19 


2 9 


20 


2.9 


21 1 


2 9 


22 


2 05 


23 


3.9 
3.9 
4.0 

4.16 

4.0 

3.66 

3.5 

3.42 


2 05 


24 


2 05 


26 


2 9 


26 


2 45 


27 


2 45 


28 


2 55 


29 


2 7 


30 


2.65 


31 


2.65 









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Daily dUcharge^ in ucond-feety of South Fork of MiXk River near Browning , Mont., 

for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jtme. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




154 
161 
184 
184 
133 


17? 
195 
195 
195 
172 

172 
150 
195 
220 
161 

148' 
138 
128 
128 
124 

113 
109 
101 
92 
78 

108 
184 
130 
886 
918 

536 
260 
273 
246 
184 


273 
184 
172 
150 
140 

134 
104 
84 
76 
76 

75 
72 
64 
61 
61 

64 
116 

90 
124 
116 

76 
75 

72 
72 
64 

55 
49 
49 
44 

51 

78 


80 
73 

122 
88 

113 

85 

104 
113 
104 
91 

97 
71 
71 
48 
48 

43 
43 
41 
86 
33 

35 
32 
37 
35 
82 

32 

37 
37 
32 
89 
28 


28 
23 
20 
120 
400 

400 
»72 
342 
246 
184 

134 
102 
86 
79 
72 

72 
72 
72 
72 
60 

66 
79 
86 
106 
120 

111 
90 
75 
86 
72 


72 


2 




72 


3 




72 


4 




86 


5 




94 


6 




273 
133 
172 


86 


7 




72 


8 




72 


9 




195 
172 

172 
154 
168 
357 
520 

1,040 
648 
357 
286 
246 

220 
220 
233 
220 
246 

273 

273 
278 
233 
195 
184 


65 


10 




66 


U 




66 


12 




66 


18 




65 


14 




65 


15 




65 


16 




65 


17 




66 


18 




66 


19 




66 


20 




66 

65 


21 




22 




72 


23 


273 
273 
300 

342 
300 
208 
172 
154 


72 


24 


72 


25 


66 


26 


20 


27 


20 


28 


28 


29 


42 


ao 


87 


31 


87 









Note.— Daily discharge determined from a well-defined rating curve. 

Monthly ditcharge of South Fork of Milk River near Browning , Mont., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 283 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge in seoond-iint. 



M fpifn uin. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
Inches on 
drainage 



Total in 
acre-fset. 



Aoca- 
racy. 



A];>rfl23-«). 

June....!... 

July 

August , 

fieptember... 
October 



The period. 



1,040 
. 918 
273 
122 
400 
94 



133 
78 
44 
28 
20 
X 



253 

207 

207 
94.3 
60.6 

128 
62.5 



.894 
.943 
.731 
.333 
.214 
.452 
.221 



0.27 
1.09 
.82 
.38 
.25 
.50 
.25 



4,010 
16,400 
12,300 
5,800 
3,730 
7,620 
3,840 



I 



53,700 



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MILK RZVS& AT HAVBJE, MOHT. 

Location.— In SE. i SE. J sec. 5, T. 32 N., R. 16 E., at the highway bridge over Milk 
River at Havre, Mont. 

BecordB available.— May 15, 1898, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^About 7,300 square miles. 

Gage. — Chain &stened to bridge rail on the downstream side; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Shifts . 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from bridge or by wading. 

Winter flow. — From the last part of November to the first part of April the river at 
Havre is frozen entirely over and in portions of the cross sections it is usuaUy 
frozen to the bottom. 

DiversionB. — ^An irrigation company in southern Alberta, Can., haa been granted an 
appropriation of 500 second-feet of the low-water flow and 1,500 second-feet of the 
high-water flow, and a canal of 330 second-feet capacity has been partially con- 
structed but no water has been diverted. There are no other important irriga- 
tion rights above Havre, but farther downstream are five laige canal systems sup- 
plied directly from Milk River and irrigating about 22,000 acres. Preliminary 
steps tow£rd the adjudication of the water rights of these various systems have 
been taken. A suit in behalf of the Fort Belknap Indians was decided in their 
favor with the result that they were given a prior right over the other canals to 
125 second-feet, the priority of the other rights not being touched upon. Al- 
though no provision for storage has been made by the above claimants, the entire 
unappropriated flow of the stream has been filed upon by the United States 
Reclamation Service in connection with its Milk River irrigation project now 
under construction. 

Accuracy. — Frequent discharge measurements are necessary to properly define the 
rating curve, and even with these the estimates are subject to considerable error. 
In years of low precipitation the flow ceases entirely and the water stands in pools 
for several months. 

Discharge measuremenU of Milk River at Havre^ Mont.j in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Di»- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hel^^t. 


Db- 
charge. 


Apr. 15 


W. A. Lamb 


Feet. 
6.98 
7.29 
06.30 
«6.60 
6.16 
7.13 
6.72 
6.11 


657 
135 
304 
244 
579 
366 
174 


June 26 

28 

July 4 

27 
Aug. 2 

31 
Oct. 12 


J.C.Beebe 


Feet. 
7.22 
0.11 
7.30 
6.70 
6.83 
6.72 
6.48 
6.50 


««-^i, 


28 


J.C.Beebe 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

R. Richanis 


334 
86 
78 
42 


May 3 

3 

. 6 

23 

30 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


June 17 


W. A. Lamb 


253 









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Daily gage heigJUf in feet, of MUk River at Havre, Mont., for 1911, 
[U. 8. Weatlier Bureau, observer.] 



Day. 


M^. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




6.8 
6.8 
6.7 
6.7 
6.6 

6.2 
6.1 
6.8 
6.6 
6.5 

6.3 
6.4 
6.4 
6.8 
7.1 

6.9 
6.6 
6.5 
6.5 
6.4 

6.3 
6.3 
6.3 
6.2 
6.8 

6.5 
7.0 
7.3 
6.9 
7.0 


7.1 
6.9 
6.8 
6.3 
6.1 

6.4 
6.1 
6.1 
6.1 
6.4 

6.3 
6.5 
6.3 
6.2 
6.3 

6.4 
6.5 
6.6 
8.5 
8.2 

7.4 
7.2 
7.1 
6.8 
6.9 

6.8 
6.9 
6.8 
6.7 
6.9 
6.7 


6.6 
6.G 
6.7 
6.7 
6.6 

6.5 
6.3 
6.4 
6.6 
6.7 

6.3 
6.3 
6.3 
6.1 
6.1 

6.3 
6.2 
6.2 
6.1 
6.1 

6.3 
6.2 
6.3 
6.2 
6.3 

6.7 
7.5 
9.5 
8.3 

7.8 


7.3 
8.3 
&3 
7.4 
7.1 

7.1 
7.1 

6.8 
6.7 
6.6 

6.4 
6.3 
6.3 
6.3 
6.1 

6.1 
6.1 
6.0 
6.0 
5.9 

6.0 
5.9 
5.9 
5.9 
5.8 

5.8 
5.8 

5.8 
5.7 
5.7 
5.6 


6.7 

5.7 
5.8 
5.8 
5.7 

5.9 
5.9 
6.0 
6.1 
6.1 

6.1 
6.3 
6.7 
6.4 
6.3 

6.4 
6.1 
6.0 
6.0 
5.9 

5.7 
5.7 
5.7 
5.6 
5.6 

5.6 
5.6 
5.5 
5.5 
5.4 
5.4 


5.4 
5.4 
5.4 
5.4 

8.7 

9.6 
10.3 
9.0 
8.5 
8.1 

7.2 
6.9 
6.7 
7.3 
7.2 

7.0 
6.9 
6.7 
6.7 
6.6 

6.5 
6.6 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 

6.6 
6.7 
6.4 
6.5 
6.8 


6.3 
6.5 
6.6 
6.6 
6.9 

7.2 
7.1 
6.5 
6.5 
6.4 

6.6 
6.5 
6.6 
6.5 
6.5 

6.4 
6.5 
6.4 
6.5 
6.3 

6.4 
6.4 
6.5 
6.4 
6.5 

6.4 
6.3 
6.3 
6.3 
6.1 
6.3 


6.3 


2 






3 






4 




6.1 


5 




6.3 


6 




6.1 


7 




6.3 


8 






9 


0.2 
5.9 

6.7 
5.7 
6.7 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 





15 






16 






17 






18 


6.2 
6.6 
6.7 

6.8 

7.2 
6.8 
7.8 
7.8 

7.6 
7.5 
7.3 
7.3 
7.1 
7.0 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Daily discharge. 


in uoond'feet, 


of Ma 


h River tU Havre, M<mL, for 1911. 




Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


J 


10 
30 
50 
70 
90 

110 
130 
150 
180 
106 

70 
70 
70 
90 
110 

130 
150 
180 
275 
360 

410 

640 

410 

1,060 

1,060 

930 
850 
710 
640 
675 
615 


410 
410 
360 
360 
315 

180 
155 
410 
315 
275 

210 
240 
240 
410 
575 

460 
315 
275 
275 
240 

210 
210 
210 
180 
210 

275 
515 
640 
400 
615 


575 
460 
410 
210 
155 

240 
155 
156 
155 
240 

210 
375 
210 
180 
210 

240 

275 

315 

1,570 

1,340 

780 
640 
575 
410 
460 

410 
400 
410 
860 
460 
800 


315 
315 
360 
360 
315 

375 

210 
240 
315 
360 

310 
210 
180 
156 
155 

210 
180 
180 
155 
155 

180 
180 
210 
180 
210 

360 

860 

3,880 

1430 

1,000 


710 

1,420 

1340 

780 

575 

576 
575 
410 
360 
315 

240 
210 
210 
180 
155 

156 
166 
130 
130 
105 

180 
105 
105 
106 
86 

85 
85 
85 
70 
70 
55 


70 
70 
85 
86 
70 

105 
106 
130 
156 
155 

155 
210 
360 
240 
210 

240 
155 
130 
130 
106 

70 
70 
70 
56 
56 

55 
55 

46 
46 
85 
85 


86 
86 
85 
85 
1,720 

J'SS 
2,960 

1,940 

1,570 

1,370 

640 
400 
800 
710 
040 

615 
400 
800 
800 
316 

376 
815 
860 
860 
800 

816 
860 
340 
375 
310 


310 
275 
815 
815 
400 

040 
575 
275 
275 
240 

815 
375 
815 
375 
275 

340 
375 
240 
275 
310 

340 
340 
375 
340 
375 

340 
310 
180 
310 
165 
180 


180 
171 
163 
156 
180 

156 

180 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 




10 




11 /. 




12 


■■"••••• 


13 


******"^" 


14... 




15 




16 




17.... .. .. 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22... 




23 




24 




25 




95 




27 .... 




28 '"..■ 




29 




30 ;.;..* 




81 









NoiE.~Dafly dJsehflrge determined from a rating carve fairly well defined below 860 seoond-feet* Db> 
ted for days for which gage heights are mining. 



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122 SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 19U, PART VI. 

Monthly discharge of MUk River at Havre, Mont., for 1911. 



month. 



Discharge in seoond-feel. 



Vftirininm . Minimom. Mean. 



Ron-oil I J 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November.. 
December. . 



1,060 

640 

1,570 

2,330 

1,420 

360 

2,980 

640 

180 



155 
155 
155 
55 
35 
35 
155 



330 
829 
416 
394 
313 
115 
664 
281 
97 
140 



20,300 
19,600 
25,000 
23.400 
19,200 
7,070 
39,500 
17,300 
6,770 
2,460 



The period. 



180,000 



a Estimated. 
NoTB.— Dischaige Nov. 8 to 30 estimated at 75 second-feet per day. 

MILK &ZVER AT MALTA, MONT. 

Location.— In the NW. J sec. 17, T. 30 N., R. 30 E., at the highway bridge at MalU, 
Mont. 

BecordB available.— July 31, 1902, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^About 14,000 square miles. 

Oage. — Chain fastened to handrail on downstream side of bridge; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Sandy; shifts during floods. 

Discharge zneasurementB. — ^Made from bridge or by wading. 

Winter flow. — More or less ice present during winter months. 

DiversionB. — ^The entire run-ofif from the drainage area above does not pass the station, 
for between Havre and Malta seven irrigation canals, which irrigate about 25,000 
acres of land, divert water from Milk River and its tributaries. The United States 
Reclamation Service ha^i under construction a diversion dam at Dodson about ir 
miles above the station, which will divert water for the irrigation of about 108,000 
acres of land in Milk River valley. East of Malta there are two canals, one on 
each side, the combined discharge being 1,000 second-feet. 

Discharge measurements of Milk River at Malta, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
heiSit. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 




he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 14 


J. C. Beebe 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Feet. 
1.75 
1.62 
1.47 
2.05 
1.02 


115 

67 
208 

17.9 


July 1 

2 

3 

31 

Oct. 10 


J. C. Beebe 


4.38 
4.13 
3.56 
1.24 
2.98 


See.-fi. 
1,560 
1880 

9T2 
34 

557 


29 
May 18 

June 13 
80 


do 

do 

do 

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MILK BIVEB BASIN. 



123 



DaUy gage Jteightf in feet, of MUk River at MdUa, MorU.^for 1911. 
fH. P. Clark, obaerrer.) 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.85 
2.45 
3.25 
2.15 
2.05 

1.95 
1.90 
1.85 
1.75 
1.75 

1.75 
1.75 
1.85 
1.75 
1.70 

1.70 
1.70 
1.55 
1.55 
1.00 

1.45 
1.25 


1.27 
2.40 
2.40 
2.45 
2.35 

3.20 
2.06 
1.06 
1.83 
1.75 

""i.'fio" 

1.50 
1.50 

1.47 
1.40 
1.57 
1.63 
1.85 

1.80 
8.30 
3.45 
3.10 
2.85 

2.75 
8.90 
4.0 
4.0 
3.35 
3.05 


3.75 
2.60 
3.55 
3.40 
3.35 

3.35 
2.25 
2.30 
3.15 
3.06 

3.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.90 
1.80 

1.67 
1.50 
1.37 
1.20 
1.13 

1.10 
1.06 
.96 
1.66 
1.45 

1.35 
•1.25 
1.15 
1.00 
3.20 


4.4 

3.9 

3.35 

3.1 

3.5 

3.45 
2.95 
2.85 
2.85 
3.75 

3.60 
3.10 
1.90 
1.57 
1.86 

1.30 
1.37 
1.30 
1.33 
1.35 

1.30 
1.30 
1.15 
1.35 
1.30 

1.15 
1.10 
3.10 
1.50 
1.30 
1.25 


1.20 
1.13 
1.10 
1.07 
1.05 

1.06 
1.03 
1.80 
a97 
1.00 

0.97 
1.03 
1.10 
1.15 
1.15 

1.70 
3.00 
3.07 
2.00 
1.90 

1.96 
1.80 
1.66 
1.63 
1.00 

1.63 
2.05 
1.87 
1,50 
1.35 
1.33 


1.20 
1.15 
1.15 
1.25 
1.45 

5.2 
7.0 
10.3 
13.3 
13.8 

11.4 
8.4 
6.3 
5.0 
4.6 

4.4 

4.0 
3.75 
3.40 
3.15 

8.06 
3.05 
3.90 
3.75 
2.80 

2.85 
3.15 
3.15 
3.05 
3.90 


2.76 
2. TO 
2.70 
2.65 
2.65 

2.70 
2.85 
2.80 
2.95 
3.05 

3.85 
3.70 
3.70 
3.65 
3.65 

3.55 
3.55 
3.45 
3.50 
3.35 

3.85 
2.36 
2.35 
130 




2 




1.80 


3 

4 




"i.'w 


5 




2.15 


6 










1.55 


% 

9 







10 

11 







12. . 






13 






14 






13 






16 






17 






11:-:-:-::::::::::::::::::: 


"''*■' 




a:::::::::::::::::::::.:..:.:::: ::: 




a 






22.. 






23 






24 


:::::::::::::::: 




2S 


3.25 

3.05 
2.65 
3.25 
8.15 
2.26 
1.75 


1.15 

1.35 
1.45 
1.55 
1.63 
1.63 




26 


2.25 
2.30 




27 




2S 




29. 


2.35 




30 




31 


2.20 









I>aily discharge. 


in second'/eety 


o/Mil 


h River at Malta, M&ni.Jor 


1911. 




Bay. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




309 
346 
274 
241 
210 

181 
167 
154 
129 
129 

129 
129 
154 
129 
117 

117 


44 
827 
327 
346 
300 

257 
210 
181 
149 
129 

112 
94 
76 
76 
76 

71 
GO 
80 
102 
154 

141 
790 
896 
660 
520 

472 

1,210 

1,280 

1,280 

825 

630 


472 
406 
385 
327 
309 

274 
274 
291 
241 
210 

106 
195 
195 
167 
141 

110 
76 
44 
36 
29 

26 
32 

15 
106 
68 

64 

42 
31 
18 
725 


1,540 

1,210 

825 

660 

930 

805 
572 
520 
520 
472 

365 

225 

167 

80 

54 

47 
44 
36 
39 
42 

36 
36 
31 
42 
47 

31 
26 
225 
76 
47 
43 


36 
39 
26 
34 
22 

22 

20 
141 
16 
18 

16 
20 
26 
31 
31 

117 
195 
216 
195 
167 

181 
141 
106 
102 
95 

102 

210 

159 

76 

64 

51 


36 
31 
31 
42 
68 

2,100 
8,320 
5,250 
6,540 
6,860 

5,980 
4,160 
2,780 
1,960 
1,620 

1,540 

1,280 

1,100 

860 

602 

630 
572 
546 
472 
495 

520 
602 
692 
680 
545 


472 

448 
448 
436 
426 

448 
520 
495 
572 
630 

520 
448 
448 
426 
426 

385 
385 
346 
865 
300 

309 
309 
800 
291 
282 

274 
291 
300 
300 
283 
257 


199 
141 
161 
181 
241 

164 
86 


2 




3 




4 




5 




6 

8 -::::::::.::.:: 




9 






10 

u 

12 







13*' 1 




It :: 1 




15 




IS 




17 




117 
86 
86 




IH 






19 






20 


95 

68 
42 
30 
35 
31 

54 
68 
86 
102 
102 




21 






22 

23 

24 






25 


758 

630 
426 
758 
692 
274 
129 




26 




27 




28 




29 




ao 




31 









NOTB.— 1 



DaOy dlacbaige determined from a rating curve well defined below 2,500 second-feet. Discharge 
^ fat dsyi tOft Whloh gage heights are mis^. 



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124 SUKPAOE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 

Monthly diicharge of Milk River at Malta, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre^eet). 


Aoco- 


If ft-riiTi^^in , 


l»| IfiifTi^m . 


Mean. 


racy. 


March 


758 
346 

1,280 
725 

1,540 

216 

-6,860 

630 

199 


129 
31 
44 

15 
26 
16 
31 
257 


246 
131 
384 
183 
319 
85.3 
1,730 
392 
104 
aSO 


15,100 
7,800 
23,600 
10,900 
19,600 
5,240 
103,000 
24,100 
6,190 
3,070 


C. 


April 


B 


MSy.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::: 


B. 


Jfln^. 


B 


July 


B. 


August 


B 


September 


C. 


October 


B 


November 


c 






D 










The period 








219,000 













a Estimated. 
Note.— Discharge estimated Mar. 1 to 24 at 165 second-feet per day. 



Nov. 8 to 30 at 85 second-feet. 



MILK BIVB& HSA& KOrSDALE, MOVT. 

Location. — ^At the highway bridge over Milk River about 1 mile from Hinadale, 
Mont.y a point 46 miles from the junction of Milk River with the Missouri. 

Becords •available.— May 13, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Oage. — Chain fastened to upstream side of highway bridge; datum unchanged. 

Discharge nxeasurementB. — Made from bridge or by wading. 

Winter flow. — Stream frozen entirely across and to a considerable depth from late 
in November until the first of April. 

Diversiona. — No water is diverted between the station at Hinsdale and that at Malta. 
The flow of the stream has, however, been appropriated by the United States 
Reclamation Service in connection with the Milk River project, and will be 
diverted at a point 9 miles east of Hinsdale to irrigate land in lower Milk River 
valley. 

Discharge meatwrements of Milk River near Hinsdale, Mont,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gaee 
hei^^t. 


Dls- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hS^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr.« 
May 17 


J.C.Be^be 


3.48 
2.92 
2.00 
2.42 


480 
180 
254 


July a2 
Oct. 9 


J.CBeebe 

do 

W.A.Lamb 


FeA. 
3.06 
4.51 
4.06 


633 


do 

do 

do 


1,400 
1,020 


June 16 





• Water Just beginning to rise. Meaaurement of no use for discharge curve. 



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125 



DaUy gage height, in feet, of MUk River near Hinedale, Mont., for 1911. 
[Ooidie Wooldrid^, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.6 

3.7 

3.26 

3.3 

3.46 

3.36 

3.4 

3.35 

3.4 

3.26 

3.36 

3.4 

3.26 

3.3 

3.46 

3.86 
4.16 
3.86 
3.16 
2.9 

2.9 
2.9 
3.0 
3.0 
2.96 

2.8 

2.7 

2.6 

2.56 

2.6 


2L6 

2.46 

2.7 

2.8 

2.8 

2.76 

2.7 

2.7 

2.65 

2.3 

2.86 

2.4 

2.2 

2.0 

2.06 

2.05 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.7 

1.7 

1.65 

1.8 

2.16 

2.16 

2.0 

3.3 

3.96 

6.0 

6.96 

6.2 


3.96 

3.0 

3.26 

3.26 

3.26 

3.26 
3.26 
3.2 
3.06 
2.85 

2.66 
2.66 
2.76 
2.65 
2.65 

2.36 
2.15 
2.16 
2.16 
2.16 

2.16 
2.16 

■"i*3" 

6.6 

4.6 

3.3 

8.1 

2.86 

2.7 


2.6 
4.4 
4.6 
4.2 
4.2 

4.1 
3.9 
3.4 
3.4 
3.2 

2.9 

2.6 

2.36 

2.26 

2.06 

2.06 
2.06 
2.66 
2.36 
1.86 

1.36 
1.26 
1.86 
1.86 
1.86 

1.46 
1.36 
1.36 
1.35 
2.46 
2.36 


2.1 
1.7 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.1 

1.1 
1.0 
1.6 
1.3 
1.3 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
2.3 

2.0 
1.96 
1.96 
1.86 
1.75 

1.7 

1.66 

1.66 

1.66 

1.46 

1.7 


1.6 
1.66 
1.66 
1.35 
8.15 

10.8 
20.2 
18.2 
16.6 
14.4 

12.1 
11.3 
9.6 
9.6 
8.2 

6.8 
6.6 
6.9 
5.1 

4.7 

4.6 
4.1 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 

8.6 
8.3 
8.1 
3.8 
8.6 


6.7 
8.2 
9.1 
14.6 
9.4 

6.1 
6.4 
4.3 
4.0 
3.9 

3.7 
3.6 
3.4 
3.3 
3.26 

3.3 

3.16 

3.1 

3.0 

3.0 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.76 

2.7 

2.6 

2.6 


2.0 


2 




2.6 


3 




2.65 


4 




2.56 


5 




2.6 


6 




2.6 


7................... 




2.45 


8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






ao 






21 


3.06 

3.0 

3.65 

4.0 

3.66 

3.66 
4.0 
4.16 
4.2 
3.66 
3.7 




22 




23 




24 




35 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Daily disduarge, in seccmd-feet, of MUk River near Hinsdale, Mont., for 1911, 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




825 
880 
640 
665 
742 

600 
715 
600 
716 
640 

090 
715 
640 
666 
742 

962 
1,140 
962 
600 
475 

475 
476 
520 
520 
406 

435 
306 
365 
335 
315 


815 
206 
806 

435 
435 

415 
305 
806 
335 
246 

262 
280 
210 
147 
162 

162 
147 

147 
147 
78 

78 
66 
97 
194 
194 

475 
665 
1,020 
3,400 
2,300 
1,830 


1,020 
990 
640 
640 
640 

640 
640 
616 
642 
456 

335 
335 
415 
335 
335 

262 
194 
194 
194 
194 

194 
194 
220 
246 
2,850 

1,430 
665 
566 
465 
896 


366 
1,300 
i;430 
1,170 
1,170 

1,110 
990 
716 
716 
616 

475 
355 
262 
228 
162 

162 
162 
335 
262 
108 

36 
28 
36 
36 
36 

45 
36 
36 
36 
208 
262 


177 
78 
82 
82 
82 

32 
24 
24 
24 

18 

18 
13 
60 
32 
32 

24 
24 
24 
24 
245 

147 
134 
134 
106 
88 

78 
70 
70 
66 
45 
78 


63 
66 
66 
86 
4,000 

6,210 
13,700 
12.100 
10,800 

0,000 

7,260 
6,610 
6,170 
6,260 
4,130 

3,010 
2,770 
2,320 
1,740 
1,460 

1,320 

830 
830 
775 

726 
580 
535 
625 
775 


2,170 
4,130 
4,860 
0,260 
5,000 

2,470 
1,040 
1,180 
1,000 
040 

880 
776 
676 
925 
602 

680 
558 
636 
400 
400 

460 
450 
450 
450 
460 

410 
410 
300 
870 
330 
295 


830 


2 




tSi 


3 




812 


4 




813 


5 




296 


6 




206 


7 




276 


s::::;;:::::;::;:. ..::.. ::..:::::::; 




9 




10 






11 






12 ' 




13 






14 






15 






Ifl 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 


496 
520 
852 
1,060 
862 

852 

1,060 

i;i40 

1,170 

862 

880 




22 




23 




34 




25 




25.. 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NoTB.— Dafly discharge determined as follows: Mar. 21 to Sept. 6, well-defined rating curve; Sept. 7 to 
Nov. 7, tnm, poorly deilned curve. 



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126 SUEPACE WATBB SUPPLY, 1»U, PART VI. 

Monthly discharge of Milk River near Hinsdale, Mont:, for 1911. 



Month. 



DiachBrge In seoond-feet. 



V ft.T<in^iTn liinimum. 



Meui. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



Mareh 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September,. . 

October 

November... 
December... 



1,140 
2,400 
2,850 
1,430 
245 
13,700 
0,250 



315 
56 
194 



295 



507 

687 

477 

561 

418 
63.5 
i,470 
,410 

220 
050 



31,200 
37,900 
29,300 
33,400 
25,700 

3,900 

206,000 

88,700 

13,100 

3,070 



The period. 



470,000 



a Estimated. 
NoTB.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 20 estimated at 300 seoond-feet per day; Nov. & to 30 estimated at 150 second- 

VO&TH FO&K OF MILK BIVX& HXAB B&OWHnra, KOVT. 

Location. — ^At Alexander Dubray's ranch, 35 milee north of Browning, and about 2 

milee south of the Canadian boundary line. 
Becorda available.— Afay 8, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Qage. — Staff gage nailed to a post on right bank. 
Channel. — Liable to shift. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made by wading at convenient sections near the gage. 
Winter flow. — Stream freezes over during the winter; winter gage heights have no 

value. 
Accuracy. — Results are only &ir. Estimates of daily and monthly discharge are not 

published, as no high-water measurements have been jnade. 

Discharge measurements of North Fork of Milk River near Browning, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oafse 
height. 


Dto- 
charge. 


Date. 




h^t. 


DI». 
charge. 


lay 8 


B. E. Jones 


Feet. 
4.93 
4.97 
4.87 


34 
30 


June 25 
Aug. 28 


W, A. T.i^mh. . .. 


Feet. 
5.12 
4.74 


^-•^M 


do 


B. E. Jones 


20 


June 8 


do 













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127 



Daibf gaffe height, in feet, of North Fork of MUk River near Browning, Mont, for 1911. 

[B. F. Lowry, observer.] 



Day. 


M«y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




5.0 

4.95 

4.95 

4.0 

4.9 

4.95 
4.0 

4.85 
4.95 
4.8 

4.8 

4.8 

4.85 

4.8 

4.8 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 

4.8 

4.85 
5.0 
5.1 
5.1 

5.15 

5.15 

5.1 

5.05 

5.05 


5.0 
4.9 
4.0 
4.9 
4.85 

4.85 

4.7 

4.7 

4.7 

4.7 

4.7 

4.65 

4.05 

4.6 

4.6 

4.6 

4.7 

4.75 

4.75 

4.8 

4.8 
4.8 
4.75 
4.75 
4.7 

4.7 

4.65 

4.65 

4.7 

4.95 

4.85 


4.85 
4.85 
4.85 
4.85 
4.93 

4.9 
4.95 
4.95 
5.0 
4.95 

4.85 

4.7 

4.7 

4,7 

4.66 

4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.55 
4.55 

4.65 
4.6 
4.5 
4.5 

4.55 

4.55 

4.5 

4.55 

4.55 

4.5 

4.5 


4.5 
4.55 

5.1 

5.45 

6.9 

6.9 
6.85 
6.8 
5.8 
5.75 

5.65 

4.9 

4.9 

4.9 

4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

6.1 
5.1 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 


4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 


4.9 


2 




4.9 


3 




4.9 


4 




4.9 


5 




4.9 


6 




4.9 


7............................. 




4.9 


8 


4.95 
5.0 
4.93 

4.9 

4.95 

5.0 

5.1 

0.26 

5.35 

5.0 

5.1 

5.0 

4.95 

4.96 

4.05 

5.0 

5.0 

5.05 

5.05 

5.0 

4.05 

4.0 

4.0 

4.95 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




IS 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




34 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









VO&TH FO&K OF MZLK BIVX& HXAB CHXHOOS. KOITT. 

Location. — In sec. 3, T. 33 N., R. 19 E., at a point about 4^ miles north of Chinook, 
Mont., about 7 miles above the junction of the North Fork with the main stream. 

Eecords available.— April 22, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

(lage. — Chain on the left bank near the house of the observer. 

ChaoneL — Sandy and shifting. 

Dischargre meaaurementB. — ^Made by wading or at the cable near the gage. 

^Hnter flow. — Ice present; gage readings impracticable. • 

IHverBiona. — ^Three canals, which divert in the aggregate about 20 second-feet, take 
out above the station; several small pumping plants, which supply water for irri- 
gating the bottom land along the river valley, also operate above the station. 
Below the station the Matheson and Cook canals divert water for irrigating land in 
Milk River Valley near the mouth of the North Fork. The aggregate appropria- 
tion for these canals is 78 second-feet. 

Accuracy. — ^Results may be considered reliable as a fttir rating curve has been con- 
structed. The greater part of the run-off occurs during floods caused by heavy 
rains in the spring and early summer. In the fall the channel is often dry. 



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Discharge meaguremerUs of North Fork of Milk River near Chinook^ Mont.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographcr. 


hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
heli^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 11 

22 

May 1 

12 
22 


J.C.Beebe 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Feet. 
0.80 
1.83 
1.19 
1.24 
1.06 
.70 


8ec.'ft. 
34 
190 
63 
79 
59 
24 


lCay27 
June 12 
20 
26 
July 8 
Oct. 12 


J.C.Beebe 


Feet. 
0.89 
.46 
.29 
.23 
.27 
.80 


Sec.^. 


do 

do 

do 

do 

W. A. Lamb 


9.9 
3.4 
2.0 
3.5 
44 









Daily gage height, in feet, of North Fork of Milk River near Chinook, Mont., for 1911. 

[Mrs. R. B. Snedecor, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.36 
1.18 
1.08 
1.02 
.95 

1.00 
.92 
.72 
.86 
.80 

.85 
.89 
.92 
.99 
.96 

1.50 
1.60 
1.89 
1.22 
1.20 

1.60 
1.90 
1.60 
1.70 
1.50 

1.60 
1.32 
1.30 
1.28 
1.20 


1.12 
1.08 
1.02 
1.00 
1.05 

1.06 
1.05 
1.20 
1.20 
1.19 

1.16 

1.08 

.96 

.91 

.95 

1.04 

1.08 

.91 

.88 

.81 

.76 
.74 
.79 
.81 
.84 

.90 
.90 
.88 
.86 
.85 
.84 


0.82 
.85 
.84 
.82 

.78 

.72 
.70 
.68 
.59 
.54 

.50 
.50 
.48 
.45 
.44 

.42 

.41 
.38 
.30 
.29 

.28 
.26 
.25 
.24 
.23 

.22 
.20 
.19 
.18 
.20 


0.20 
.19 
.18 
.18 
.16 

.15 
.15 
.35 
.48 
.51 

.45 
.34 
.28 
.24 
.20 

.19 
.16 
.15 
.14 
.11 

.08 


'"6.'85* 
4.6 

9.6 
10.0 
5.8 
4.2 
3.2 

2.60 
2.20 
1.85 
1.65 
1.45 

1.28 
1.18 
1.12 
1.08 
.99 

.92 

.94 

.98 

1.65 

2.00 

1.90 
1.80 
1.60 
1.30 
.95 


0.90 
.94 
.91 
.88 
.84 

.81 
.80 
.84 
.85 
.85 

.84 
.81 
.80 
.79 

.78 

.76 
.74 
.72 
.70 
.70 

.72 
.74 
.74 

.72 
.70 

.60 
.68 
.66 
.65 
.64 
.62 


0.62 


2 




.64 


3 




.66 


4 




.68 


5 *. . . .4 




.70 


6 




.71 


7 




.72 


8 




.73 


9 




.72 


10 




.72 


11 




.72 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 


0.55 
.61 
.52 

.70 

.90 

.85 

1.25 

1.28 

1.40 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




80 




31 .• 










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Daily diacharge, in second-feet , of North Fork of Milk River near Chinook, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


Mar. 


June. 


July. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




05 
72 
60 
53 
46 

51 
43 
27 
38 
33 

37 
40 
43 
50 
47 

117 
135 
100 
77 
74 

135 
206 
185 
156 
117 

135 
90 
87 
84 
74 


64 
60 
53 
51 
56 

56 
56 
74 
74 
73 

60 
60 
47 
42 
46 

55 
60 
42 
39 
34 

80 
28 
82 
84 

86 

41 
41 
89 
38 
37 
36 


35 
37 
36 
35 
31 

27 
25 
24 
18 
15 

13 
13 
12 
10 
10 

9 

8.5 

7.2 

4.0 

8.8 

8.6 
8.2 
8.0 
2.8 
2.6 

2.4 
2.0 
1.9 
1.8 
2.0 


2.0 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.6 

1.5 
1.5 
6 

12 

14 

10 
5.6 
3.6 
2.8 
2.0 

1.9 
1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.1 

.8 



















48 

1,040 

3,060 

3,220 

1,500 

'805 

560 

392 
285 
200 
156 
120 

94 
82 
74 
70 
60 

54 
56 
59 
156 
235 

211 
188 
146 
97 
56 


52 
56 
53 
50 
47 

44 

43 
47 
48 
48 

47 
44 
43 
42 

41 

40 
38 
87 
35 
35 

37 
38 
38 
37 
35 

34 
34 
32 
32 
31 
29 


29 


2 




81 


3 




32 


4 




34 


5 




35 


6 




86 


7 




37 


8 




87 


9 




37 


10 




37 


11 




37 


12 






13 






14 






IS 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 


16 
19 
14 

25 
41 
87 
80 
84 
101 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Daily discharge determined from rating curves as follows: Mar. 23 to July 21, fUrly well defined 
bdov 115 second-feet; Sept. 4 to Nov. 11, poorly defined. 

MimQily discharge of North Fork of Milk River near Chinook, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. 


Run-off 
(votal In 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


TAtkrriynnm. 




Mean. 


racy. 


January 






aO 
oO 
19.1 
81.9 
48.5 
13.3 
2.46 
0.0 
437 
40.9 
28.6 
rtlO.O 






1,170 

4,870 

2,980 

791 

151 



26,000 

2.510 

1,700 

•615 




February 








Uaw»h 


101 

206 

74 

87 

14 



3,220 

56 

87 




C. 


AnrH 


27 

28 

1.8 







20 


B. 


Hay!:::::;:::::::::::.::.:.:..::.::::..: 


B. 


Jimp. . ....-..-r-. r ,-,--^,,-^^- 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 




S^tember 


C. 


October 


C. 


November 


c. 


Pemmber . r - r 














The year 


3,220 





56.4 


40,800 









« Estimated. 

Note.— Dbcharge Mar. 1 to 22 estimated at 8 second-feet per day; Nov. 12 to 30, 258eoond-feet. Stream 
dry July 22 to Sept. 3. 

BBAVX& OBBBX RAB 8AC0,* KOBT. 

Location. — In sec. 35, T. 31 N., R. 32 E., at Craig's ranch, 3 miles south of Ashfield, 

Mont., near 8aco, the nearest post office, and about 18 miles from Malta. 
Seoords available .-^uly 5, 1903, to November 4, 1911. 

> station described in earlier reports as "Beaver Creek near Aahfleld, Mont," 
8173o_w8P 30e— 14 9 



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Drainage area.^Not measured. 

Oage.—^taff . The gage was first established at bridge No. 455 of the Great Northern 
Railway, half a mile west of Ashfield ; it was moved to its present location, 2} miles 
forther upstream, December 31, 1903. 

OhanneL— The stream carries little water except at the times of the spring floods or 
heavy rains; during the summer months the channel is obstructed by a dense 
growth of weeds and willows, which have to be cleared out occasionally. At 
medium and high stages a second channel, known as Beaver Creek Overflow, 
receives the stream above the station, fills a depression to the west of the main 
channel, and reenters at a point some distance below the gage. 

DiBeharge measurementB. — ^Made from a cable or by wading. 

^Hnter flow.— Ice present during the winter months. 

Divendons.— Water is diverted from Beaver Creek by small ditches leading from the 
stream and by small pumping plants near the banks. 

▲ccuracy. — ^Results are only fair, as the growth of weeds and willows in the channel 
makes the construction of a permanent rating curve difficult. DaUy discharge 
given for days with gage heights only; no monthly estimates have been made. 

Discharge measurements of Beaver Creek near Saeo, Mont.^ m 1911. 



Date. 




he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrograpber. 


bei^t. 


Di§- 
(diarga. 


Apr. 14 

June 13 

24 


J.C.Beebe 


Fta. 

2.42 
2.30 
3.00 


15.8 
10.8 
30 


June 30 
July 81 
Oct. 10 


J.C.Beebe 


Fta. 
4.00 
2.78 
8.40 


Se.^. 


do 

do 


do 


81 
61 









Daiiy gage height^ in feet, of Beaver Creek near 8aco, Mont., for 1911. 
[Mis. W. p. Craig, observer.] 



Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Not. 


1 












2.60 
2.25 
2.15 
2.00 
1.00 

1.86 
1.75 
1.70 
1.65 


'"2.W 

8.25 

4.3 
0.6 
10.2 
0.8 

8.2 
7.5 
7.2 
6.4 
6.0 

5.6 
5.2 
4.8 
4.2 
3.8 

3.35 
8.05 
2.00 
2.85 
2.70 

2.45 
2.80 
3.20 
2.15 
1.06 


1.00 
1.80 
2.50 
2.05 
3.0 

4.8 


1.55 


2 












1.55 


3 












1.55 


4 












1.55 


6 














6 














?: 














8 





















2.32 
2.22 

2.07 
2.02 












10 










3.20 

2.75 
2.55 
2.35 
2.15 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.90 
1.00 
1.80 
1.76 

1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 




11 














12 














13 






2.38 
2.23 
2.13 

2.06 
2.06 
1.08 
1.08 
1.08 

1.06 
1.88 
1.88 
3.00 
2.12 

3.15 

4.8 

6.6 

5.3 

4.0 








14 




2.42 










16 











16 














17 














18 














10 














20 














21 














22 














23 


5.7 
4.0 
4.1 

8.8 

3.6 

8.40 

3.10 

2.75 

2.70 












24 












25 












26 












27 












28 




3.00 
0.00 
11.40 
12.00 


2.05 
8.10 
3.15 
2.00 






20 




30 




31 













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Daily dMiarge^ in tetmdrfeet, of Beaver Creek near Saco, MorU.yfar 1911, 



D«y. 


lUr. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 : 












21 

14 

11 
8.0 
6.0 

5.0 
3.2 
2.5 
1.8 


io 

49 
97 


6.0 
4.0 
21 

77 

122 


0.5 


2 












.6 


3 












.5 


4 












.5 


5 














6 














7........................... 




............. 








g 








1 


438 

486 






9 




16 
13 

9.0 

8.4 











10 










454 

339 
290 
269 
214 
190 

166 
142 
122 
92 
72 

53 
41 
85 
33 
27 

20 
16 
12 
11 

7 


47 

29 
22 
16 
11 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
4.0 
8.2 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 




11 














12 














n 






17 
13 
11 








14 




19 










u 










II 






• 


9.6 
9.6 
7.6 
7.6 
7.6 

7.6 
6.4 
5.4 

39 

10 

46 
122 
227 
148 

82 








17 














18 














19 














ao 















21 














2 














23 


172 
137 
87 

72 
68 
66 

43 
29 
27 












34 












25 













36 












27 












28 


;•;•;;;; 


77 
896 
682 
630 


37 
43 
45 
35 






2» .• 




30 




31 






1 





BXAVXB OXSEK OVEBTLOW VXAA BOWDOIV, KOBT. 

Loeatkni.— In the SW. \ eec. 17, T. 30 N., R. 32 E., at John Turmell'a ranch, 14 miles 

irom Malta, Mont. 
BeeordB availaUe.-^ime 29, 1903, to August 30, 1906; May 2, 1908, to December 31, 

1910; March 20 to November 11, 1911. 
Oa^.— ^taff; datum unchanged. 
GhazmeL — Water flows in this channel only when Beaver Creek is high; during the 

remainder of the season the water is standing in pools and fluctuations in water 

level are due wholly to local ndns and to evaporation. 
IHaehaxge jneaanrementB.— At flood stages made at a bridge half a mile below the 

gage; low-water measurements are made by wading near the gage. 
Aocnracy. — ^Records poor. Lack of measurements in 1911 has prevented the making 

of estimates of daily and monthly discharge. 

DMusrge meaeurements of Beaver Creek overflow near Bowdoin, Mont.f in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiognpher. 


hei^t. 


oh&rge. 


lone 13 


J.C.Beebe 


Ftet. 
4.46 
4.47 


Sec-fL 



Oct 10 


W. A.lAfnb , , . 


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Daily gage height, infect, of Beaver Creek overflow near Bowdoin, Moni.,for 1911. 
[Henry Tormell, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jtme. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


! Nov. 


1 




3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.5 
3.4 
3.6 
3.5 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.7 
3.8 

4.0 
3.9 
3.7 
3.6 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.2 
3.1 


3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.8 
2.8 
4.7 
8.6 
9.0 
9.2 


9.0 
7.9 
6.8 
6.6 
5.3 

4.8 
4.3 
4.2 
4.2 
4.1 

4.0 
4.3 
4.5 
• 4.6 
4.4 

4.3 
4.1 
4.0 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
6.5 
6.0 

8.1 
7.1 
5.7 
5.3 
4.8 


4.9 
4.8 
4.7 
4.5 
4.3 

4.1 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.6 

3.6 
8.6 
3.5 
3.5 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.2 
3.2 
3.2 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
2.9 
4.3 
4.3 


4.1 
4.0 
3.9 
3.8 
3.8 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.5 

3.5 
3.6 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
8.3 
3.2 

3.2 
3.2 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 


3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3-0 

3.3 
4.1 
7.1 
9.2 
9.1 

9.1 
9.1 
8.4 
7.9 
6.6 

6.3 
6.1 
5.8 
6.4 
5.0 

4.9 
4.7 
4.5 
4.3 
4.1 

4.0 
3.9 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 


3.7 
3.6 
4.4 
4.7 
4.1 

5.7 
5.3 
4.9 
4-7 
4.4 

4.3 
4.1 
3.9 
3.8 
3.8 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


3 3 


2 




3.5 


3 




3.4 


4 




3.4 


5 




3.4 


6 




3.4 


7 




3.4 


8 




3.4 


9 




3.4 


10 




3.3 


11 




3.3 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 


2.4 

2.4 
4.2 
5.2 
5.1 
4.9 

4.5 
4.4 

4.3 
4.1 
4.0 
3.9 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 ; 









POBCTTPZNE C&EEX AT VASHTTA, MOVT. 

Location.— In the center of the NW. \ sec. 25, T. 28 N., R. 40 E., at the road croeBing 

at Nashua, Mont. 
Becorda available.— July 11, 1908, to October 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Qage. — Staff, nailed to tree on right bank at the road crossing. 
Channel. — Dry in late summer and in winter. 
Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading near gage. 
Diversions and storage. — ^The water of this stream is neither diverted nor stored. 

Discharge measurements of Porcupine River at Nashua, MorU., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hdglt. 


Dis- 
(diargB. 


Apr. 19 
Mfty 16 

7une I'k 


J.CBeebe 


Feet. 
3.61 
3.20 
3.01 
6.55 


Sec.-rt 
14.5 


...do 


1.5 


do 


0.4 


Oct. 8 


W. A , T /ftmb 


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DaU^ gage height^ xn/eet^ of Porcupine Creek at Nashudj Mont,, for 1911. 
[Mn. B. n. Burger, oboerver.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jtme. 


July. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.9 
1.9 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.0 
1.9 

4.5 
3.5 
4.3 
3.4 
3.1 


3.3 

3.3 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 

3.35 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.16 
3.16 
3.15 
3.15 
3.1 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.1 
8.1 

3.1 
8.1 
3.1 
8.3 
3.3 

8.35 
8.3 
3.7 
3.6 
8.6 
8.6 


3.45 

3.4 

3.5 

3.45 

3.4 

3.3 
3.8 
3.35 
3.3 
3.15 

3.1 
8.1 
8.05 
3.06 
3.06 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.05 
3.05 

3.9 
3.9 
2.0 

3.85 
3.8 

3.8 

3.66 

3.5 

3.5 

2.6 


2.7 
3.6 
3L6 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
3.4 




3.8 
8.8 
4.0 


4.0 


3 




3.8 


3 ' 




4 






5 










6 




8.0 

""q/o 

7.6 

6.0 
5.3 
4.8 


8.1 
6.4 
5.8 
5.1 
4.9 

4.6 
4.4 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 

tl 

4.0 
3.0 
3.8 

3.8 
8.8 
8.8 
3.8 
8.8 

8.8 
3.7 
8.7 
8.7 
3,7 
8.7 




7 :-. 






8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






15 










16 






7.0 
6.0 
6.3 
4.8 
4.6 

4.4 

4.3 
4.2 
4.3 
4.1 

4.0 
8.9 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 




17 








18 








19 


3.4 
3.4 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

• 3.0 
3.3 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 
3.1 


■'3.6*' 

3.6 

3.7 

3.6 

8.45 

3.4 

8.4 

8.35 

8.3 

8.8 

3.35 




20 




21 




22 




23 




34 




25 




26 




27 




28 




» 




ao 




31 















DaHy discharge, in uoomd-fui, of Porcupine Creek at Nathua^ Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


JUXM. 


Sept. 


Oct, 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


Sept. 


Oct. 






1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

.5 

.5 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

.6 

.5 

83 
43 
74 
89 
38 


4.0 
4.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.0 


7.8 
6.5 
9.0 
7.8 
6.5 

4.0 
4.0 
8.0 
3.0 
1.5 

1.0 
1.0 
.8 
.8 
.8 








183 
847 
347 
334 
167 

101 
68 

365 


18 
18 
24 
847 
265 

187 

117 

73 

64 

56 

45 
38 
84 
81 
81 


16 


' 


25 
23 

19 
16 
12 

12 

15 

13 
7.8 
6.5 

6.5 
5.3 
4.0 
4.0 
3.0 


3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
4.0 

15 

13 

12 

12 


0.5 
.5 
.5 
.3 

.3 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


143 
101 
68 
53 
45 

38 
31 
81 
31 
38 

34 

31 
18 
18 
18 


38 






17 




34 






18 




34 






19.... 
30.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

36.... 
27.... 
28.... 
39.... 
30.... 
31.... 


8.5 
8.5 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
4.0 
4.0 

1.0 
4.0 
8.5 
6.0 
4.0 
2.0 


31 






18 






18 






18 






18 






18 


10.... 




18 


11.... 




18 


12 




15 


13.... 




15 


H 




15 


15.... 




15 






15 











NoTK.— Dafly discharge determined from two rating curves that are fairly well defined, applicable 
Mar. 19 to Apr. 16 and Apr. 30 to Oct. 81, reQ>ectlvely. 



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Monthly discharge of Porcupine Creek at Nashua^ Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 



DiBcbtfge in Beoond-feet. 



IfRT^Tniim ThTfalmptn- MOAD. 



Rnn-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Aoca- 
r»cy. 



Mar. 10-31 . 

April 

May. 



- ^y 

June...^... 

July 

August 

September. 
October 



8.6 
83 
16 
9.0 
.0 
.0 
347 
347 



1.0 
.6 

1.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
16 



5.3 
14.8 
3.48 
1.05 
.00 
.00 
89.5 
63.1 



137 

881 

214 

116 





6,830 

3,280 



a Maximum crest Oct. 4, 401 second-feet. 
Note.— Stream dry June 21 to Sept. 6. 

PBIVATB CAITALS ZV MILK SIVXB VAIXXT. 
GENERAL FEATURES. 

Since 1905 a number of stations have been maintained on private 
canals in Milk River valley for the purpose of ascertaining the extent 
of private water rights. With the exception of Rock Creek Canal, 
which is near Hinsdale, in Valley Coimty, these canals are located in 
Chouteau County and are used to irrigate lands in the vicinity of 
Harlem and Chinook. 

The canals are all built on small grades and in soil which is easily 
eroded. In many of them silt has been deposited, and nearly all of 
them contain a growth of weeds and moss. At low stages, the water 
is uniformly sluggish. In order to divert water into the laterals 
checks are erected in the main canals, and these checks often produce 
back-water effects for long distances above. They were put up imder 
a great variety of conditions, and as a result velocities are found to 
differ widely at the same gage height during the season. In order to 
establish the correct relation between gage height and discharge it 
is necessary to make several rating curves for the same canal station. 
Frequent discharge measurements are necessary to obtain reliable 
results. Staff gages are located on all canals and most measurements 
are made by wading. 

PARADISE VALLEY CANAL NEAR CHINOOK, MONT. 

Location. — ^Near the head gate at Rudolph Friede's ranch; reached by driving along 

the south river road from Chinook. 
Becorda available.— June/ 1903, to August 31, 1911. 
BiBcharge xneasurementB. — ^Made by wading. 



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DtKharge meanartmmU of Paradise Valley canal near Chinook^ Mant.y in 1911. 



Dttoi 


HydrognpSMr. 


Oace 


I>ii». 


Bate. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


Apr. » 

13 
20 
26 


J.C. Beebe. 


1.41 
1.38 
1.51 
1.77 
1.42 
1.25 


"-If. 

12 

15.7 

21 
8.6 
9.3 


June lU 
22 
20 

July 5 
28 

AOR. 1 


J. C. Beebe . . 


1.26 
0.91 
1.83 
1.30 
1.32 
1.71 


^""fs^ 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


0.6 
6.0 
8.0 
1.8 
7.1 



• Oag» beigbt distorted by cbanglDg stage. 

DaHy gage heightj in feet j and diatfuxrge^ in eeeond-feety of Paradise Valley eanal near 

Chinook, Mont., for 1911. 

[Radolpb Friede, obBerYor.) 





Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Bay. 


h^l 


DIs- 
cbarge. 


hei^t. 


Die. 
cbarge. 


hei^t 


Di». 
cbazge. 


Oaee 
beight. 


DIs. 
cbarge. 


bejgbt. 


Dls- 
cbaige. 


bei^t 


Die. 
cbarge. 


1 






1.31 
1.31 
1.50 
1.51 
1.52 

1.50 
1.40 
1.19 
1.50 
1.60 

1.58 
1.49 
1.81 
1.63 
1.72 

1.72 
1.71 
1.65 
1.74 
1.92 

1.38 
1.45 
1.42 
1.44 
1.27 

1.26 
1.22 
1.25 
1.24 
1.21 
1.21 


9.3 
9.3 

15 

15 

16 

15 
12 
6.9 
15 
18 

13 
11 
22 
15 
19 

19 
18 
16 
20 
28 

7.6 
9.5 
8.6 
9.2 
5.4 

5.2 
4.4 
5.0 
4.8 
4.2 
4.2 


1.20 
1.20 
1.18 
1.20 
1.21 

1.20 
1.09 
1.21 
1.26 
1.21 

1.25 
1.57 
1.50 
1.51 
1.36 

1.52 
1.52 
1.74 
1.52 
1.34 

0.96 
0.92 
1.17 
1.63 
1.70 

1.61 
2.04 
1.63 
1.85 
1.61 


4.0 
4.0 
3.7 
4.0 
4.2 

4.0 
2.4 
4.2 
5.2 
4.2 

5.0 
13 
11 
11 

7.2 

12 
12 
20 
12 

6.8 

.6 

.5 

3.6 

15 

18 

12 
32 
13 
22 
12 


1.44 
1.25 
1.70 
1.60 
1.26 

1.41 
1.42 
1.08 
0.64 
1.68 

1.82 
1.72 
1.68 
1.88 
1.72 

1.76 
1.64 
1.70 
1.76 
1.72 

1.62 
1.83 
1.65 
1.56 
1.56 

1.73 
1.58 
1.35 
1.46 
1.53 
1.09 


7.5 
3.8 

16 

12 
3.9 

6.8 
7.0 
1.3 
.0 
11 

21 
17 
15 
19 
12 

13 
9.2 
11 
13 
12 

8.6 
16 
9.6 
7.0 
7.0 

12 
7.5 
2.5 
4.5 
6.2 

11 


1.79 
1.66 
1.66 
1.57 
1,57 

1.56 
1.51 
1.59 
1.58 
1.49 

1.33 
1.19 
1.29 
1.13 
1.15 

1.15 
1.12 
0.50 
0.43 
0.35 

0.24 
0.22 
0.20 


10 
6.0 
6.0 
3.9 
3.9 

3.7 
2.7 
4.3 
4.1 
2.4 

.8 


.4 


























2 










3 










4 










6 






1.05 

1.29 
1.18 
0.79 
0.52 
0.42 

0.34 
0.31 
0.30 
0.28 
0.26 

0.24 
0.24 
0.22 
0.20 




6 








7..... ... 








8 ::.... 








9 '■ 






10 1 






11 






12 






U 






14 








15 








16 








17 








18 








19 








20 








a 










22 




6 
11 
14 
15 

15 
15 
22 
23 
18 






23 








24 


1.48 
1.50 

1.51 
1.50 
1.71 
1.72 
1.50 






2S 






» 






27 






28 






29 






30 






« 


















KoTX.— Dally diacbarge determined from a series of parallel curves. Discbarge estimated Apr. 22 and 23. 
Monthly discharge of Paradise Valley canal near Chinook, Mont., for 1911, 



liontb. • 


Discbarge in second-feet. 


Run-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Maximum. 


Wf ill iTimTH , 


Mean. 


ABil23-30 


23 
28 
32 
21 
10 


5 

4.2 
.5 
.0 
.0 


15.3 
12.3 
9.29 
9.78 
1.55 


273 


SS^rr^ 


756 


jSe"ir::ii:!::i::::!!:::!:!:::;:::! :::::!::: 


653 


Jaly 


601 


iomat. 


95.8 






The TMTi. .... X ..... J 








2,280 











NoTB^--CaDal head gates open Apr. 22 and closed Aug. 14. 
Dk.81. 



No flow Jan. 1 to Apr. 21 and Aug. 15 to 



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SUHFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT YI. 

COOK CANAL NEAR CHINOOK, MONT. 



Location. — ^About half a mile above a small wooden highway bridge on the road 

running parallel to the Great Northern Railway, about 3 miles east of Chinook. 
Becords available.— April 10, 1905, to July 31, 1911. 
Gagre.-^taff. 
Diaoharg^ measorexnenta. — ^Made from highway bridge. 

Discharge meaturemenU of Cook canal near Chinook, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


• Dto- 
charge. 


Date. 




hSSTt. 


Dis- 


Apr. 12 
23 

May 2 
9 
13 
20 


JohnC. Boebe 

do 

do 


Feet. 
2.19 
3.97 
3.89 
2.16 
3.88 
3.83 


51 
39 
1.3 
42 
30 


May 26 

June 11 
22 
29 

July 5 


John C. Beebe 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Feet. 
3.98 
8.16 
2.17 
2.43 
1 "i 


12.8 
2.8 


do 

do 

do 


3.4 

.0 



Daily gage height, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Cook carud ne^xr Chinook, 

Mont., for 1911. 

[Adam Jamison, obsener.] 





, April. 


■ « ■ " 

May. 


June. 


July. 


Day. 


he^t 


Dis- 
charge. 


he®. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oage 

height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oa0D 
hei^t 


Dls- 

charge. 


1 






3.75 
3.95 
4.05 
3.88 
3.82 

8.90 
2.18 
3.15 
2.15 
3.20 

2.13 
3.98 
3.88 
3.95 
3.95 

3.85 
3.85 
3.85 
3.78 
3.72 

3.70 
3.65 
3.65 
3.85 
3.90 

3.95 
3.98 
3.98 
3.97 
4.07 
4.00 


34 
46 
54 
"42 
38 

43 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
. 2.2 

1.8 
49 
42 
44 
42 

35 
33 
32 
28 
25 

24 
22 
22 
30 
32 

• 34 
38 
38 
37 
47 
41 


3.93 
3.92 
3.95 
3.92 
3.89 

3.75 
8.65 
3.50 
3.40 
3.30 

3.20 
3.00 
2.95 
2.85 
2.76 

2.63 
2.50 
2.35 
2.30 
2.25 

2.21 
2.23 
3.90 
2.20 
2.45 

2.52 
2.80 
2.78 
2.30 
2.09 


37 
38 
40 
38 
38 

30 
26 
22 
20 
17 

15 

11 

10 
8.8 
7.2 

5.8 
4.3 
3.1 
2.8 
3.5 

2.3 

2.4 
9.5 
2.2 
3.8 

4.5 
8.0 
7.7 
2.8 
1.6 


1.95 
1.97 
1.91 
1.83 
1.75 

1.65 
1.65 
1.9D 
1.69 
2.00 

2.45 
2.43 
2.29 
2.15 
2.01 

1.81 
1.62 
1.55 
1.72 
1.70 

1.65 
1.50 
1.45 
1.30 
1.31 

1.25 
1.32 


1.0 


2 






1.0 


3 







.8 


4 






.4 


5 






.2 


6 






.0 


7 






.0 


8 







.0 


9 




.0 


10 






1.2 


11 






3.8 


12 






3.6 


13 






2.7 


14 


1 


2.0 


15 






1.2 


16 






.3 


17 






.0 


18 






.0 


19 






.1 


20 






.0 


21 






.0 


22 






.0 


23 


3.98 
4.00 
3.93 

3.85 
3.83 
4.02 
3.73 
3.75 


49 
50 
45 

40 
39 
52 
34 
34 


.0 


24 


.0 


25 


.0 


26 


.0 


27 


.0 


28 




29 






30 






31 








1 


1 







NoTE.—Dally discharge determined from a series of parallel curves and the indirect method for shifting 
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Monthly discharge of Cook canal near Chinooky Mont.yfor 1911. 



137 



Month. 


Discharge in aeoond-fBet. 


Run-on 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Maxinmm. 


Minimum. | Mean. 


March 30-31 








a 15 


April 







642.0 

81.0 

14.0 

.50 


al.goo 


M?v 


54 1.8 
40 1.6 
3.8 


1,910 
833 


Julie X 


July 


36 






Th* year. . , , 


I 




4,600 




1 







a Estimated by ditch rider aa follows: Mar. 30-31, 15 acre-feet. Apr. 1 to 22, 1,220 acre-feet. 
b Mean Apr. 23 to 30. 

Note.— Canal gates opened April 23 and dosed July 17. 

MATHE80N CANAL NEAR CHINOOK, MONT. 

Location. — ^At a footbridge 200 feet below the headgate of the canal near the main 

road, 3^ miles east of Chinook. 
Kecords available.-'April 10, 1905, to July 31, 1911. 
Qa^.— Staff. 
Diflcfaarge zneasurexnents. — ^Made from footbridge or by wading. 

Discharge measurements of Matheson canal near Chinook^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 



Apr. 12 
14 

Mav 2 
9 
13 



Hydrographer. 



. C. Beebe 

...do 

...do 

...do 

...do 



Oage 
height. 


Dia- 
charge. 


Dale. 


Fed. 


3ec.-ft. 




(«) 


May 20 


3.6 


9.3 


26 


3.19 


6.9 


June 11 


3.42 


7.1 


22 


3.00 


4.5 


28 



Hydrographer. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


J.C. Beebe 


Feet. 
3.10 
2.90 
2.70 
2.29 
2.32 


Secf.^ 


....do 

....do 

....do 


8.8 

»1.3 

h.5 


....do 


1.8 



« No gage. 



b Estimated. 



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DaUy gage Mj^At, tn feet^ and diidiarge, in Hoond-feet, of Maiheton oamdl near Chinool^ 

Mont.JorlSU, 







[Adftm JamiBOiiy obaanrw.] 












ApriL 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Day. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Die. 
charge. 


hel^. 


Bis- 
charge. 


Qage. 
height 


Dia. 
charge. 


1 






3.35 
3.15 
8.25 
3.25 
3.18 

3.15 
3.50 
3.48 
3.42 
3.47 

3.45 
3.20 
3.01 
2.95 
2.50 

2.42 
3.32 
3.20 
3.15 
3.12 

3.95 
2.95 
2.80 
2.80 
2.76 

3.85 
3.15 
3.15 
3.10 
3.20 
8.20 


7.2 
5.6 
6.4 
6.4 
5.8 

5.6 
7.8 
7.6 
7.2 
7.6 

7.4 
6.0 

4.6 

4.2 

.0 

1.0 
4.4 
8.4 
8.0 

2.8 

1.7 
1.7 
8.7 
3.1 
2.8 

8.4 
5.6 
5.6 
5.2 
6.0 
6.0 


3.15 
3.12 
3.10 
8.15 
3.13 

3.09 
3.11 
2.93 
2.95 
2.70 

2.65 
2.71 
2.48 
2.40 
2.81 

2.30 
2.30 
2.30 
2.30 
2.30 

2.20 
2.29 
2.21 
2.25 
2.25 

2.22 
2.21 
2.30 
2.80 
2.32 


5.6 
5.4 
5.2 
5.6 
5.4 

5.1 
5.8 
4.0 
4.2 
2.5 

2.2 

2.6 

1.3 

.0 

.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 

.8 
.6 
.3 
.4 
.4 

1.4 
1.3 
1.7 
1.7 
1.8 


3.30 
3.35 
2.21 
2.15 
2.21 

2.25 
2.21 
2.19 
2.15 
2.30 

2.51 
2.50 
2.39 
2.32 
2.29 

2.80 
2.25 
2.20 
2.15 
2.25 

2.13 
3.15 
2.23 
2.30 
2.21 

2.20 


1.7 


2 






1.5 


8 






1.3 


4 • 






1.2 


5 






1.8 


6 






1.5 


7 






1.8 


8 






1.3 


9 






1.2 


10 






1.8 


11 






S.6 


12 






2.6 


13 






2.1 


14 






1.8 


15 






1.7 


16 






1.7 


17 






1.5 


18 






1.3 


19 






1.2 


20 






1.5 


21 






1.1 


22 






1.2 


23 


8.65 
3.67 
3.50 

8.60 
3.53 
8.48 
3.45 
3.40 


9.8 
0.0 
8.4 

9.3 
10.0 
8.2 
8.0 
7.6 


1.4 


24 


1.7 


25 


1.S 


26 


1.3 


27 





28 





29 





30 





81 


















Note.— Dally discharge determinted from a series of parallel curves. 

Monthly discharge of Matheson canal near Ckinooly Mont, for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-ieet. 


RmHtff 

(total In 

WSfe*et). 




Minimum. 


Mean. 


March37-81 .. 








adO 


April 






5 8.0 
4.88 
2.20 
1.28 


401 


1^::::::::::::::::::::::::::. ..::.: : 


7.8 
5.6 
2.6 


0.9 
.8 
.0 


2B7 


June - - - 


136 


July 


78.7 







a Estimated by ditch rider as follows: Mar. 27-31, 30 acre-feet; Apr. 1-22, 850 acre-feet. 
» Mean Apr. 23-30. 

HARLEM CANAL NEAB ZURICH, MONT. 

Location. — ^About 500 feet below the headgates of the canal, 1} milee Boutheast of the 
Great Northern Railway section house at Zurich ; reached by driving from Chinook. 
Gki^.— Staff. 
Discharge meaBurementB. — ^Made by wading. 



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DMusrge meatwrementt of Harlem canal near Zurich, MonL^ in 1911. 



Date. 




hSSt. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Bate. 




Gaga 
height. 


Dia- 
charga. 


13 
20 
26 


J.C.BMhe 


Meet, 
2.12 
8.79 
3.85 
8.70 
3.94 
8.90 
2.65 


Bee.'ft. 
24 
67 
70 
69 
88 
72 
28 


June 11 
22 
29 

July 5 

Aug. 1 


J. C. Beebe 


1.61 
2.79 
3.31 
8.14 
1.78 
1.06 


^*iS- 


^'S^^^^ 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


88 

60 

40 
5.2 
2.9 









DaUif gage height, in feet, and ditcharge, in second-feet, of Harlem canal near Zurich, Mont, , 

for 1911. 

[Joel Lean, ohMrrer.] 





Mai«h. 


AprIL 


itoy. 


Tmia. 


July. 


Angart. 


Day. 


h^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hSgSl 


Dia. 
charge. 


Gage 


Dia- 
ctaarga* 


hdS^t. 


charge. 


he^ 


Dis- 
charge. 


hel^. 


Dls- 
cfaarga. 


1 






3.80 
8.60 
3.00 
2.70 
2.00 

2.00 
8.60 
3.60 
3.80 
3.75 

3.70 
3.70 
3.60 
8.40 
8.35 

8.75 
8.80 
8.80 
8.75 
8.80 

3.80 
8.85 
8.80 
8.80 
3.80 

8.85 
8.90 
8.90 
8.80 
3.85 


78 
70 
40 
40 
22 

22 

70 
70 
78 
76 

74 
74 
70 
56 
61 

78 
76 
75 
73 
72 

72 
74 
72 
69 
69 

n 

73 

72 
68 
70 


8.85 
8.90 
3.90 
3.90 
3.80 

3.80 
8.85 
8.80 
8.70 
8.80 

8.80 
8.80 
3.94 
8.85 
8.86 

3.90 
3.80' 
3.80 
3.80 
8.89 

8.75 
3.70 
3.68 
3.60 
8.55 

2.65 
2.55 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
3.00 


70 
72 
72 
72 
70 

70 
71 
73 
68 
78 

73 
78 
82 
79 
79 

77 
78 
68 
68 
72 

66 
64 
64 
61 
59 

80 
27 
81 
31 
31 
40 


2.98 

"3.66' 
3.00 

2.96 
8.00 
2.96 
2.70 
2.70 

2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
8.05 
3.00 

3.00 
2.95 
8.20 
8.25 
8.15 

2.95 
2.79 
2.75 
8.00 
3.10 

3.60 
8.50 
3.46 
3.31 
3.55 


88 
88 

89 
89 
48 

41 

48 
41 
86 

86 

84 

30 
80 
42 
40 

40 
38 
47 
48 
45 

38 
34 
32 
40 
43 

61 

57 

% 

59 


8.64 
8.70 
8.64 
8.60 
8.14 

8.10 
1.00 
1.00 
2.70 
3.11 

3.20 
3.20 
3.04 
2.47 
2.25 

2.10 
2.13 
2.15 
2.18 
2.20 

2.20 
2.19 
2.19 
2.20 
2.18 

2.00 
1.50 
1.29 
1.28 
1.25 
1.20 


60 
62 
58 

56 
40 

37 


25 
87 

40 
88 
82 
19 
14 

12 
14 
14 
15 
15 

15 
17 
17 
17 
16 

13 
7 
6 
6 
4 
4 


1.14 
1.15 
1.11 
1.11 
1.10 

1.05 
1.06 
1.20 
1.30 
1.30 

1.35 
1.42 
1.45 
1.48 
1.35 

1.34 
1.32 
1.30 
1.29 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 




2 








S 








4 








5 








6 








7 








8 









9 






6 


10 






6 


11 






6 


12 






6 


13.... 






6 


14 






6 


15 






6 


16 






5 


17 






s 


13 






5 


19 


1.50 
2.50 

2.70 
2.80 
2.80 
2.90 
8.40 

8.40 
8.50 
8.70 
8.70 
8.80 
8.80 


18 

34 

89 
42 
42 
46 
63 

63 

67 
74 
74 
78 
78 


5 


20 


4 


21 


4 


22 


6 


23 




21 






25 






26 






27 






28 






29 






ao 






11 





















NoTB.— Dally discharge determfaied from a series of parallel cunres. 

Monthly discharge of Harlem canal near Zurich, Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-lieet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 




Minimum. 


Mean. 


¥irfh 19-81 , .. 


78 
78 
82 
61 
62 
6 


13 
22 
27 
30 

3 


64.8 
66.3 
63.2 
41.9 
22.8 
4.3 


1,410 
3,950 
3,890 
2,490 
1,400 
188 


April 


ifi^:::; 


jtme...:: :::::::: 


July 


AngOBt 1-22 






The year 


1 




13,300 




i 1 



NoTB.— Canal headgates opened Mar. 10 and closed on Aug. 22. No flow for periods Jan. 1 to Mar. 18 
and Aug. 88 to Dec. 8l7 



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AGBNCY DITCH NEAR HARLEM, MONT. 

Location. — ^At the highway bridge about one-fourth mile below the headgate of the 

ditch, reached by driving southward from Harlem, Mont. 
Records available.— July 14, 1905, to July 31, 1911. 
Oagre.— Staff. 
Diacharge xneasurementB. — ^Made by wading. 

DUcharge measwements of Agency ditch near Harlemy Mortt.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he&t. 


Dto. 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^l 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 13 
2d 

May 5 


J.C.Beebe 


3.59. 
3.21 


•74 

aO.4 
49 


June 27 

July 3 

28 


J.C. Beebe 


Feet. 
4.12 
4.10 
0.55 


*"-^- 


do 

do 


do 

. ...do 


.8 


JuiM 22 


do 


3.98 







a Estimated. 



Daily gage height, in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Agency ditch near Harlem, Mont,, 

for 1911. 





IJ.E. 


Stevens, obserrer.] 












AprU. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Day. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


helSK. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Qage 


Dla- 
chaise. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 











. 









































4.20 
4.20 
4.08 
4.00 
3.75 

3.70 
3.90 
8.90 
8.90 
8.85 

8.64 
8.60 
8.52 
3.80 
8.50 

3.40 
8.30 
3.46 
2.70 


77 


2 








81 


3 








82 


4 








79 


5 








000 


71 


6 








71 


7 








77 


8 








77 


S::::::!:::::::::::"::::::::::::.:.:! :: 






3.85 
4.08 
4.09 

3.95 
3.80 
3.80 
3.90 
4.00 

4.20 
4.20 
3.95 
3.90 
3.02 

8.94 
4.20 
4.40 
4.80 
4.50 







67 

74 
70 

66 
61 
67 
60 
60 

62 
62 
48 
46 
47 

50 
50 
70 
89 
82 


77 


10 








78 


11 








71 


12:::::;::::::::::::::::::::::: ::.:.: 








70 


13 


3.50 






67 


14 






78 


15 








68 


16 








65 


17 








63 


18 








69 


19 








45 


20 ... 










21 












22 ! 












23 .... 












24 













25 .... 












26 


3.21 
3.23 
3.24 
3.31 
3.43 


74 
75 
75 
73 
77 








27 






28 


0.55 




29 




30 






31 























NoTB.~Dally dlicharge determined by the 'ndlrect method for shifting channels. 



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Monthhy discharge of Agency ditch tmot Harlem^ Mont,, for 1911. 



141 



Monih. 


Discharge in aeoond-feet. 


Run-off 
(totalln 
acre-feet). 




M*«i*T"^im- 


Mean. 


M«T«h «V-?>t 








238 


Auril 


• 


75.0 

.0 

87.7 

44.4 


4,M« 


^::::: 



89 
82 






jm»;\i. ..:::..:::::::. .:::.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


2,240 
2,730 


July 







Note.— Discharge estimated, Apr. 1 to 25, as 76 seoond-feet, and as 1 seoond-foot per day July 20 to 81, 
on account ol toakaeo through gates. Oanal gates opened Mar. 26 and closed July 19. 

FOBT BELKNAP CANAL NBAB CHINOOK, MONT. 

Locatiozi. — ^At the highway bridge'about 500 feet below the head gates of the canal, 8 

miles west of Chinook. 
Beooids available.— June 21, 1903, to September 30, 1911. 
Oa^es.— ^The high water of June, 1908, washed out both the bridge and the gage; a 

new gage was installed June 27, 1908, at a different datum within a few feet of the 

site of the old gage; a new bridge was built about one-fourth mile upstream from 

the site of the old one. 
Discharge xr.eaaurexnenta. — Made by wading at a section about 300 feet below the 

gage. 

Discharge meaaurementa of Fort Belknap canal near Chinook, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
h^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 11 
22 


W. A. Lamb 


Feet. 
2.14 
2.96 
3.00 
2.86 
2.71 
2.16 
2.11 
1.74 


104 
110 
97 
94 

51 
45 


June 20 
26 
29 

July 8 
27 

Aug. 1 
81 


J.C. Beebe 


Feet. 
2.43 
2.20 
1.66 
1.87 
2.23 
2.08 
1.66 


See.'fi. 
09 


J.C. Beebe 


do 

do 

do 

do 


66 


H.y 1 


do 


26 


....do 


83 


12 


do . . 


48 


a 

27 


do 

do 

do 


do 

R. Richards 


44 

90 


June 12 







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Daily gage heig/Ut in feet, and diecharge. in eeeond-feet, of Fort Belknap canal near 

Chinook, iiont., for 1911, 











[C.W 


Hainan, obaorw.) 














Aprfl. 


Itoy. 


June. 


July. 


Aagnst 


September. 


Day. 


^. 


Dto- 
ofaarge. 


•2®. 


Dis- 
charge. 


b!^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


bei^t. 


Dto- 
charga. 


bei^t. 


Die- 
charge. 


bS^t. 


DiB. 

charge. 


1 






3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 

2.70 
2.70 
2.86 
3.00 
3.00 

3.00 
2.71 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
2.70 
2.70 

2.80 
2.16 
2.56 
2.56 
2.66 

2.66 
2.11 
2.11 
2.11 
2.11 
2.21 


110 
110 
110 
110 
110 

i 

110 
110 

116 
95 
94 
94 
94 

116 
116 
110 
86 
86 

94 
51 
76 
76 
80 

80 
45 
45 
45 
45 
51 


2.21 
2.21 
2.22 
2.22 
2.22 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

1.70 
1.70 
1.00 

1.60 
2.00 
2.00 
2.40 
2.40 

2.50 
2.50 
2.60 
2.62 
2.62 

2.00 
2.10 
1.70 
1.70 
1.60 


51 
51 
51 
51 
51 

43 
43 
43 
43 
38 

34. 
30 
80 
80 
27 

27 
43 
43 
65 
65 

72 
72 
79 
80 
80 

43 
48 
30 
30 
27 


2.06 
2.18 
2.30 

2.28 
2.28 
2.23 
2.18 
2.26 

2.38 
2.46 
2.40 
2.41 
2.38 

2.40 
2.36 
2.30 
2.34 
2.34 

2.28 
2.24 
2.22 
2.18 
2.10 
2.04 


28 
29 
30 
31 
83 

33 
33 
42 
49 

56 

55 

65 
52 
49 
54 

61 
66 
58 
59 
57 

58 
56 
52 
54 

54 

51 
48 
47 
45 
48 
45 


2.00 
2.13 
2.15 
2.10 
2.02 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.08 
1.90 

2.00 
1.70 
1.80 
1.80 
1.78 

1.77 
1.50 
1.80 
1.66 
1.70 

1.70 
1.78 
1.84 
1.00 
1.87 

1.88 
1.90 
1.70 
1.20 
1.21 
1.15 


43 
50 
50 
48 
44 

43 
43 
43 
44 

38 

43 
80 
84 
34 
80 

30 
21 
81 
26 
27 

27 
30 
83 
35 
34 

34 
36 
27 
16 
16 
16 


1.16 
1.60 
1.30 
1.30 
0.40 

0.30 
0.30 
0.20 

aoo 


16 


2 






21 


3 






17 


4 






17 


5 






8 


6 






5 


7 






2 


8 


















10 








11 










12 











13 










14 










15 










16.. ... 










17 










18 










19 1 








2o;:::::::::::::'::::::: 








21 


2.9V 
2.97 
2.97 
2.80 
2.70 

2.60 
2.80 
2.70 
2.60 
2.80 


158 
158 
158 
94 
86 

79 
94 
86 
79 
•4 






S:::::::::::?:: 






28 






24 






26 






26 






27 






28. .... 






29 






80 .... 






81 





















Monthly discharge of Fort Belknap canal near Chinook, Mont,, for 1911. 



Month. 


Dlschaige in seoond-feet. 


Ron^yfl 
(total in 

aer»-feet). 


liaximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


MArch2f?-31 


• 






a450 


April 






MOO 
88.3 
47.3 
48.0 
84.0 
2.9 


b 4,260 
6 430 
2,810 
2960 
2000 
171 


i£y.:ii":::::::::::::::::::::::. :!:.:::::!:::::::::: :: 


116 
80 
66 
50 
21 


45 
27 
28 
16 



JVIIA. ,....-,, ..,-.-,..,-,.r---r T ........ . 


July 


Aagnst 


fleptwn^flr 






The year. 








18,200 











a Estimated. 

b Mean given is mean from Apr. 21 to 30. Flow, Apr. 1 to 20, estimated 2,090 acre4Bet. 

Non.— Canal opened Mar. 25 and closed Sept. 8. No flow Jan. 1 to Mar. 24 and Sept. 8 to Dee. 31. 



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LrrTLE PORCUPINE CREEK BASIN. 
LZTTLS POBGUPDn OmXSK HXA& VRAZSR. XOITT. 

Location.— In 8. E. i N. E. } sec. 28, T. 27 N., R. 44 E., above the intake of the res- 
ervoir, about 1) miles above the site of the station maintained from 1008 to 1910 
and about one-half mile north of Frazer. 

BecordB available.— July 13, 1908, to September 30, 1910, at the original station; 
April 14, 1911, to October 31, 1911, at present site. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oage. — Staff; and about 2 miles farther upstream than that originally used. 

ChanneL — Shifting. On the date on which the station was reestablished in 1911 the 
channel was dry at the new gage but the stream was dischaiging 0.3 second-feet 
at the old gage, the water coming from springs near the gage. The channel was 
dry or water standing in pools until September 6. 

Difleharge measorementa. — ^Made by wading. 

Ducharge meanarenunU of LittU Porcupine Creek near Frazer, Mont.f in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrogxftphff . 


«. 


Dis- 
oiiarge. 


Apr. 19 
May IS 


John n. -R^h^ 


Feet. 
2.97 
2.80 
8.98 


8ee.-/L 
0.73 


do ^ 


a0.1 


Ceil 6 


W. A. TAmb 


40 









a Estimated. 



DaUy gage height, in feet, and diecharge, in eeot/nd-feet, of Little Porcupine creek near 

Frazer, iiorU. , for 1911. 

[Dan Martin, obsenrer.] 





September. 


October. 


Day. 


September. 


October. 


Day. 


Oaoe Dis- 
bei^Lt. charge. 


bS^t 


Dto- 
ofaargB. 


taei^t 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


li^t 


Dto- 
ofaarge. 


1 










10 
116 
196 
129 

59 

66 

80 
8.6 
8.6 
8.6 


8.25 
8.16 
8.» 
8.20 
8.40 

3.90 
8.60 
8.60 
8.46 
8.40 

8.46 
3.66 
8.46 
3.40 
8.60 


7.0 
4.1 
6.4 
6.4 
12 

85 
20 
16 
14 
12 

14 
22 
14 
12 
20 


16 


6.2 
4.1 
3.8 
3.6 
8.80 

3.80 
3.80 
3.30 
3.30 
8.30 

3.30 
3.30 
3.80 
8.80 
8.30 


122 
47 
30 
20 
&6 

&6 
&6 
&6 
8.5 
&6 

8.6 
8.5 
8.6 
&5 
&6 


3.45 
8.46 
8.40 
8.35 
3.25 

8.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
8.80 

8.30 
3.30 
3.30 
8.30 
3.30 
3.30 


14 


a 




17 


14 


S::::::::::::::: :::::::: 


18 


12 


4 




19 


10 

7.0 


6 




20 


6 


a. 35 

£.1 

6.1 

6.3 

4.3 

4.4 

3.8 

3.30 

8.80 

3.80 


21 


&6 


7.. . 


22 


8.6 


8 


23 


a6 


9 


24 


8.5 


10 


25 


8.5 


n 


26 


8.5 


12 


27 


8.6 


IS 


28 


ti 


14 


29 


8.5 


15 


80 


&6 




31 


8.6 













NoTB.~Daay discharge determined lh>m a poorly defined rating curve. 

Monthly disdiarge of Little Porcupine Creek near Frazer, Monl.,foT 1911. 





Month. 


Discharge hi second-feet. 


Rtm-ofl 
(total hi 
aore-feet). 


Aooo- 




■ijl^fi^l^^lHI 


mtilmnm 


Mean. 


racy. 








fl#l>t«nb4W T . 


196 
36 



4.1 


81.4 
11.7 


1,870 

no 


c. 


oSober 


B. 







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WOLF CBEEK BASIN. 
WOLF OBBXK HXA& WOLF FOIHT, MOVT. 

Locatlon.--In the S£. i SW. i sec. 8, T. 27 N., R. 47 E., at William Smith's lanch, 

2) miles northwest of Wolf Point, Mont. 
Becords available.— August 15, 1008, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 
Oage. — ^A staff near the house of the observer. 
GhazmeL— Shifting. 

Discharge meaaurementa. — ^Made by wading near the gage. 
Divendona.— A small izngation ditch diverts water above the gage. 

Dudiarge meaaureTnents of Wolf Creek near Wolf Point, Mont., in 19 11, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


bei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height. 


Dis- 
chHTge, 


Apr. 18 

18 

May 17 


J.C. Beebe 


Feet. 
2.04 
2.04 
1.83 


8.1 
1.8 


May 17 

June 15 
Oct. 8 


J.C.Beebe 


1.83 
1.81 
2.20 


See.-ft. 
1.9 


do 

do 


do 

W.A.Lamb 


.6 
7.2 











Daily gage height, in feet, of Wolf Creek near Wolf Point, Mont., for 1911. 
[W. H. Smith, obeenrer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


' 1 




2.05 
2.06 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

3.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 


2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 

1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 

1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 

1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
2.25 
2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 


2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 

1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 

2.45 

2.4 

2.45 

2.4 

2.45 

2.45 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 


2.45 

2.4 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.05 

2.0 

1.65 

1.6 

1.66 

1.65 

1.6 

1.66 

1.6 

1.65 

1.65 

1.6 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.46 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 


1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.2 
1.25 
1.2 
1.25 
1.25 

1.2 
1.25 
1.2 
1.25 
1.25 

1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.25 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 

1.46 

1.4 


1.45 

1.45 

3.5 

3.55 

8.5 

3.55 

3.55 

3.5 

3.55 

3.8 

3.85 
3.85 
3.8 
3.85 
3.8 

3.85 

3.65 

3.6 

3.65 

2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 
2.25 
2.2 
2.25 
2.2 


2.25 
2.25 
2.2 
2.05 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.2 
2.25 
2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 

2.25 

2.2 

2.26 
2.25 
2.2 
2.25 
2.2 

2.25 
2.25 
2.2 
2.25 
2.2 
2.25 


2.25 


2 




2.2 


3 




2.25 


4 




2.2 


5 




2.25 


6 




2.25 


7 




2 2 


8 




2.25 







2 2 


10 




225 


11 




2.25 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 


4.4 

4.45 

4.4 

4.45 
4.45 
4.2 
4.25 

4.0 

4.05 

3.05 

3.0 

8.05 

2.05 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




rr * 

31 









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Daily discharge, in ucond-feet, of Wolf Creek 'Mar Wolf Pointy Mo7U.,for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jiins. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




8.5 
8.5 
7.5 
8.5 
7.5 

8.5 
8.5 
7.5 
8.5 
7.5 

8.5 
8.5 
7.5 
&5 
7.5 

8.5 
8.5 
7.5 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
7.0 
6.5 

7.0 
7.0 
6.5 
0.0 
5.5 


6.0 
6.0 
5.5 
6.0 
5.5 

6.0 
3.5 
3.0 
3.5 
3.0 

3.5 
2.5 
2.0 
3.5 
3.0 

3.5 
2.5 
1.3 
1.6 
1.3 

1.6 
1.6 
1.3 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 


8.0 
70 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 

8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 

1.6 
1.3 
1.6 
1.3 

1.6 

1.6 
1.8 
1.6 
1.3 
1.6 

14 
12 
14 
12 
14 

14 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 


14 

13 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 

8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 

4.2 

3.5 

.6 

.5 

.6 

.6 

.5 
.6 
.5 
.6 

.6 
.5 
.2 
.2 
.2 

.2 
.2 
.2 
.3 
.3 
.3 


0.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.3 

.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 
.3 

.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 
.2 


0.2 
.2 
79 
83 
79 

88 

83 
79 
88 
103 

107 
107 
103 
107 
103 

107 
98 
87 
93 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 


8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
4.3 
3.6 

4.3 

4.3 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 

&0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8,0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 

8.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 
7.0 
8.0 


8.0 


2 




7.0 


s 




8.0 


4 




7.0 


5 




8.0 


6 




8.0 


7 




7.0 


8 




B.0 


9 




7.0 


10 




8.0 


u 




8w0 


12 






13 






M 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 


150 
154 

180 
154 
154 
134 

138 

110 
123 

52 

49 

53 
8.5 




20 




21 




22 




28 




24 




25 




S::::::::r.::::::::::::::::: 




28 




29 




30 




SI 









Nor.— Daily discharge determined as follows: Mar. 10 to Apr. 18, from a curve poorly defined; Apr. 19 
to May 17, by bidireot laetbod for shifting channels; May 18 to Nov. 11, from curve well diftned. 

MoTiOdy disduarge of Wolf Creek near Wolf Point, MotU., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in secood-feet. 


Runoff 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 




j^if^^mTifw - 


Mean. 


racy. 


isnnary , 


0.0 
.0 
154 
8.5 
8.0 
14 
14 

.2 
107 
8.0 


ao 

.0 


0.00 
.0 

60.9 
7.65 
4.33 
6.66 
3.29 
.11 

55.4 
7.13 
5.97 
2.00 






3,740 

455 

266 

396 

202 

6.8 

3,300 

438 

355 

123 




February 




Muth... 


D. 


April 


5.5 

1.3 

1.3 

.2 

.0 

.2 

3.5 


C. 


Mjy.. ....... . 


C. 


jS:.::::::::::::::::. :.::::::::::::;::::::::::::: 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


8sptemb« 


B. 


October 


B. 


November 




December 
















The year 


154 





12.8 


9,280 









None.— Means for January, February, and December, estimated; mean forperiod Mar. 1 to 18, estimated 
at 25 second-feet; mean fn- period Nov. 13 to 3Q, estimated, at 6 seoond^set. 

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SUEFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



POPLAR RIVER BASIN. 
POPLAR BIVX& HEAR POPLAR, XOVT. 

Location.— At the United States reclamation camp in the SWJ SE. i sec. 5, T. 21 N., 
R. 51 E., 12 miles upstream from the station formerly maintained at Buerahia's 
ranch, 6 miles north of Poplar, Mont. 

Bocords available.— August 15, 1908, to Jime 30, 1911, at old site; May 2, 1911, to 
September 30, 1911, at present site. 

Drainage area.-^Not measured. 

Gage. — Staff on right bank; datum unchanged at the present station. 

OhanneL— Shifts. 

Discharge meaBurements. — ^Made by wading. 

^(^ter flow. — Ice present. 

Discharge meaaurements of Poplar River near Poplar j Mont.j in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t. 


Db- 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Die- 
Charge. 


Apr. 16 
16 

May 15 
15 


J.C.Beebe 


Fea. 
3.85 
4.01 
2.66 
2.67 
2.05 


284 
31 
36 
64 


June 15 
80 
30«» 

Oct. 9a 


J.C.Beebe 


Fed. 
2.95 
2.57 
3.72 
4.55 


Sec.'ft. 
65 


do 

.... do 


do 

do 


21 
22 


do 

do 


W. A . I/ftmh . 


147 


June 15 













o Measurements at new station . • 

Daily gage height, in feet, and dischargey in second-feet, of Poplar River near Poplar, 

M<mt., for 1911. 

[ Louis Obershaw, observer.] 





April. 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


April. 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oage 

height. 


Dls- 
diaige. 


heiS^t 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hei^t. 


DIs- 
chaige. 


OaflB 
height. 


DIs- 
ofaarge. 








3.35 
3.35 
3.25 
3.25 
3.25 

3.15 
3.05 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 

2.75 
Z75 
2.75 
2.85 
2.76 


136 
136 
117 
117 
117 

99 
82 
52 
52 
52 

40 
40 
40 
52 
40 


3.15 
3.25 
4.15 
4.35 
3.45 

3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
3.25 
3.25 

3.25 
3.15 
3.05 
3.05 
2.95 


99 
117 
308 
358 
155 

136 
136 
136 
117 
117 

117 
99 
82 
82 
66 


16 






2.85 
2.75 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 

2.75 
2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.56 

2.55 
2.85 
3.16 
3.15 
8.16 
3.15 


52 
40 
53 
52 
52 

40 
30 
22 
22 
22 

22 
52 
99 
99 
99 
99 


2.95 

2.75 
2.65 
2.65 
2.66 
2.65 


66 








17 






62 








18 






58 








19 






64 








20 






52 








21 






48 








22 






46 


8 






23.... 
24.... 
25.-.. 

28.-.. 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


8.75 
3.85 
3.65 

8.65 
3.55 
3.45 
3.45 
8.35 


215 
235 
195 

195 
175 
155 
155 
136 


44 


9 






42 


10 






40 


11*. . . . 






40 


12 




30 


13 




30 


14 




30 


15 




30 




1 





















NoTB.— Daily discharge determined from a well-defined rating curve. Discharge interpolated June 
17to24. • *~ 

Monthly discharge of Poplar River near Poplar, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge fn seoond-fBet. 


(total In 


Maximum. 


ll'lninmifi, 


Ifaan. 


acre-lBet). 


April 23-30 


235 
136 
358 


136 
22 
80 


183 
65.7 
93.2 


2,900 
4 040 
5,550 


May 


June 





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DaUy ffoge height, in feet, and discharge, in uoond-feet, of Poplar River at United States 
Reclamation Service camp near Foplar, Mont., for 1911, 

[B. H. Connflr, obaflnrv.] 





May. 


June. 


July. 


Augait. 


September. 


IMy. 


he^t. 


Dfa>. 
charge. 


hdi^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


^i. 


Dls- 


Gase 
height 


Dis- 
charge. 


Oase 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 




125 
126 
106 
108 
M 

M 
82 
74 
66 
66 

50 
62 
62 
46 
46 

63 
62 
46 
46 
40 

40 
40 
40 
40 
40 

66 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 


4.30 

4.40 

4.0 

4.6 

4.6 

4.6 

4.5 

4.45 

4.45 

4.40 

4.30 
4.30 
4.25 
4.20 
4.15 

4.10 
4.10 
4.05 
4.06 
4.00 

3.05 
4.05 
3.05 
8.00 
8.00 

8.00 
3.00 
3.85 
3.85 
8.00 


00 
117 
215 
155 
155 

165 
136 
126 
126 
117 

00 
00 

00 
82 
74 

66 
66 
60 
60 
53 

46 
60 
46 
40 
40 

40 
40 
35 
35 
40 


4.00 
4.00 
4.50 
4.30 
4.20 

4.06 
4.00 
4.00 
3.00 
3.00 

3.85 
3.85 
8.85 
8.85 
8.80 

8.80 
3.80 
8.75 
3.70 
3.70 

8.70 
8.70 
3.80 
8.80 
3.75 

3.70 
3.75 
3.75 
3.75 
3.75 
3.70 


62 
62 
136 
00 

82 

60 
62 
62 
40 
40 

35 
35 
35 
35 
30 

80 
30 
26 
21 
21 

21 
21 
30 
30 
26 

21 
26 
26 
26 
26 
21 


3.70 
3.70 
3.90 
3.00 
4.00 

4.00 
3.05 
8.90 
4.30 
4.10 

4.06 
4.00 
3.05 
3.90 
3.00 

8.85 
3.80 
3.80 
3.80 
3.80 

8.80 
3.80 

"'8.' 76* 
8.70 
8.70 


21 
21 
40 
40 
62 

62 
46 
40 
90 
66 

60 
62 
46 
40 
40 

35 
30 
30 
30 
30 

30 
30 
30 
20 
28 

28 
27 
27 
26 
21 
21 


8.70 
8.65 
8.65 
8.65 
3.00 

5.6 
5.0 
5.6 

*4.'6" 
4.6 
4.6 

***i"26" 
4.16 
4.10 


21 


2 


4.35 
4.85 
4.25 

4.25 
4.20 
4.15 
4.10 
4.10 

4.06 
4.00 
4.00 
3.06 
3.06 

4.00 
4.00 
3.«5 
8.«5 
3.90 

3.80 
3.90 
3.90 
3.90 
3.90 

4.10 
4.30 
4.25 
4.25 
4.30 
4.30 


17 


3 


17 


4 


17 


5 


40 


6 


300 


7 


465 


8 


390 


9 


365 


10 


340 


U 


315 


12 


^ 


13 


14 


240 


15 


215 


16 


100 


17 


156 


Ig 


155 


19 


155 


20 


147 


21 


130 


22 


131 


23 


123 


24 


115 


25 


107 


28 


00 


27 


01 


28 


82 


29 


74 


80 


66 


31 















NoTB.— Dally discharge determined from carve baaed on two meaauremeats and slope data. Discharge 
interpolated for days for which gage helghtB are mlsa^. 

MoTithly discharge of Poplar River at United States Reclamation Service camp near 

Poplar, Mont,, for 1911, 



Month. 



Discbarge in seoond-feet. 



IfAxJTnpm. IftnltniiTn- Mean. 



Run-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Aocn- 
racy. 



M^y 

Jane 

Jnly 

Aognst — 
September 



126 
215 
136 
00 
465 



70.0 
86.6 
39.0 
87.6 
174 



4,300 
6,090 
2,450 
2,310 
10,400 



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SUBFAGE WATBB 8UPPLT, 1911, PABT VI. 



BZO KITBDY CBBBX SXA& CT7LBS&T80V, MOVT. 

Locatioii.— In the SW. } sec. 17, T. 29 N., R. 54 £., at Gustave Sholtz's ranch, 11 ndles 
ahove the mouth of the Btream and 8 miles above the site of the original station, 
which was discontinued because gage heights were affected by backwater from 
the Missouri. 

Becorda available.— July 14, 1908, to July 19, 1909, at original station; July 19, 1909, 
to December 31, 1911, at present station. 

Gage. — ^An inclined rod on left bank of stream near residence of observer; datum 
unchanged. 

ChanneL — ^Mud. 

Discharge ineaaurementa.— Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Little if any flow during months of January, February, October, 
November, and December. 

Accuracy.— Results at new station are good. 

Ducharge measwemmts of Big Muddy Creek near Cfulbertton, Mont., in 1911. 



Bate. 




tael^t. 


Dis- 
eharge. 


Date. 




iSSl 


Dl»- 
obar^gBb 


Apr. 17 

17 

May 14 


J C Beebe 


4.74 
4.77 
2.40 


160 
16.7 


June 14 
July 27 
Oct. 5 


J. C. Beebe 


Jte. 

S.66 
2.65 


'"t 


do 

do 


do 

w. A, T^^mb.... 


5,6 
12 







Daily gage height ^ infeei, of Big Mvddy Creek near Cvlbertson, Mont,, for 1911. 
[Thoe. Shields, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juntw 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


1 




3.45 

3.45 

4.35 

4.7 

6.8 

5.3 
5.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.7 

4.6 
4.3 
4.3 
4.5 
4.5 

4.7 
4.7 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.5 

4.15 

2.0 

2.8 

2.8 

2.7 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 


2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
3.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.3 
2.3 

2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 

2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.4 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.6 
2.8 


2.8 
2.8 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 

3.35 

3.35 

8.45 

3.55 

3.55 
3.65 
8.65 
3.65 
8.65 

3.55 
3.55 
3.45 
8.35 
3.35 

3.35 
3.45 
3.75 
3.76 
3.75 

3.76 
8.76 
3.76 
3.76 
3.76 


3.75 
8.65 
8.65 
8.65 
8.46 

8.45 
8.45 
3.36 
8.35 
8.25 

8.25 
8.25 
8.25 
3.25 
8.25 

""iS* 

2.0 


2.06 
2.06 
3.15 
8.26 
8.26 

8.45 
8.36 
8.36 
8.36 
8.36 

8.36 

3.3 

8.25 

8.26 

8.25 

8.26 
3.16 
8.16 
8.16 
8.16 

8.15 
8.05 
2.06 
2.86 
8.0 

2.06 
3.86 
3.85 
3.76 
3.76 
3.66 


8.66 
8.66 
8.6 
8.65 

8.66 

8.7 

8.66 

8.66 

8.66 

8.26 

3.26 
3.16 
3.16 
8.06 
4.36 

4.45 
4.26 
3.96 
3.75 
3.66 

3.36 
3.16 
3.06 
2.06 
2.85 

2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 


2.5 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 

2.06 
8.05 
3.36 
3.76 
4.46 

4.66 
4.25 
8.05 
3.45 
3.16 

3.05 
2.05 
2.86 
2.8 
2.7 

2.7 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 


2.4 


2 




2.4 


3 




2.4 


4 




2.3 


5 




2.3 


6 




2.3 


7 




2.3 


8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






16 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 






27 


3.35 
3.35 
3.35 
8.35 
3.45 




28 




29 




ao 




31 









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Daily digekarge, in 9eeond'fe€t, of Big Muddy Creek near CwlherUon, Mont.^ for 1911, 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 , 




33 

33 
112 
151 
220 

220 
280 
162 
102 
151 

140 
107 
107 
120 
129 

151 
151 
173 
173 
173 

120 
106 
14 
13 
12 

10 
10 
10 
10 
8 


8 
8 
8 
S 
8 

8 
14 

14 
14 
14 

14 
IS 
18 
14 
12 

12 
12 





7 
7 
7 


8 
8 
8 
8 
8 
12 


12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

12 
23 
28 
29 
84 

27 
33 
33 
33 
83 

27 
27 
22 
18 
18 

18 
22 
39 
39 
30 

30 
80 
39 
89 
30 


30 
33 
33 
33 
22 

22 
22 
18 

18 
14 

14 
14 
14 
14 
14 

14 
IB 
IB 
15 
13 

10 
8 
6 
6 
5 

5 

5 

5 

4.5 

4.5 

5 


6 
6 
12 
18 
18 

28 
24 
24 
24 
24 

24 
21 
18 

18 
18 

18 
15 
19 
10 
10 

10 
15 
12 

14 

12 
64 
64 
56 
56 
48 


58 
48 
52 
58 
58- 

70 

58 
68 
48 
28 

28 
23 
23 
102 
132 

144 

121 
00 
82 
55 

40 
28 
24 
18 
16 

14 
14 
11 
14 
11 


8 
8 
8 
11 
14 

24 
28 
48 
83 
160 

172 
136 
108 
56 
34 

28 
24 
10 
17 
14 

14 
11 
11 
8 
6 

6 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 




2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 






9 






10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






IS 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 






27 


27 
27 
27 
27 
33 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note. 

ing 



Daily dlnharge detennined from a series of parallel curves and by the indirect method for shift* 
sla. XNsctaaqBe interpolated for days for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly dMiarge of Big Muddy Creek near Culberteont Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. 


Rnn-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aoeo- 


Maximum. 


v^nhwu"'- 


Mean. 


racy. 


Jnmary . 










26.5 

100 

10.4 

26.8 

14.7 

23.0 

60.9 

34.9 

3.4 








1,670 

6490 

640 

1,590 

904 

1,470 

8,030 

2,150 

203 






Fetmary 








KS^ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::... 






D. 


Aucfl 


280 
18 
99 
39 
64 
144 
172 


8 

7 
12 

4.5 

6 
11 

6 


C. 


^ ; . . 


C. 


jSv.::::;:::::: 


C. 


My 


C. 


Aogvt 


C. 


SeDtsmber 


C. 


October 


C. 




D. 


pfimibtr . 
















Thfl year . . 


280 





24.0 


18,000 









Nob.— Dtacbtf8» Mar. 1 to 26 estimated at 26 seooiid4eet per day, and Nor. 8 to 80 at 3 seoond-feet. 



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SUBFACE WATBB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



TELLOWBTOKB BIVEB BASIN. 
YBLLOWSTOVB BIVSB AT OOBWIH SPBIVOg. XOVT. 

liocation. — ^In the NE. | sec. 30, T. 8 S., R. 8 £., in the canyon at Oorwin Springs, 
Mont., 8 miles below Gardiner, the northern entrance to Yellowstone National 
Park. 

Becords available. — September 2, 1910, .to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 2,630 square miles. 

Oage. — Staff gage nailed to wooden pier (right bank) on lower side of highway bridge. 

Channel. — Bed of stream rocky; free from vegetation. 

Discharge meaaurementB. — ^Made from the lower side of highway bridge. 

Diyersiona. — No water is diverted from the Yellowstone above this station. 

Discharge measurements of Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hdgo^ 


Dis- 
ohazgs. 


Jnly 10 
Aug. 17 
Oct. 26 


R. Richards 


Fed. 
6.31 
3.40 
1.60 
1.56 


a€C.-ft. 
10.200 


B.E. Jones 


3 450 


.do 


1> 
1,400 


26 


do 







Daily gage height^ in feet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Yellowstone River at Corwin 

Springs, Mont., for 1910, 





[C. H. WilkB, Jr 


., oheerrer.] 












September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


Day. 


Oage 
height. 


Dto. 
charge. 


Oaee 
heiSit. 


Dto. 
charge. 


hei^t. 


Dto* 
charge. 


hei^t. 


Dto- 
charge. 


1 




1,600 
1,620 
1,530 
1,630 
1,530 

1.530 
1,530 
1,530 
1460 
1,370 

1,460 
1,460, 
1,460 
1 460 
1,460 

1,460 
1,460 
1,460 
1,370 
1.370 

1,870 
1,460 
1,460 
1,370 
1,370 

1,370 
1,370 
1.370 
1,370 
1,300 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.6 
1.6 

1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.6 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.3 

1.8 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


1»300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,370 
1,870 

1.370 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 

1,300 
1,300 
1,370 
1,300 
1,300 

1,300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,230 

1,230 
1,230 
1,230 
1,230 
1,230 

1,230 
1,160 
1,160 
1,160 
1,160 
1,160 


1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.2 
1.2 

1.3 
1.1 
1.2 
1.1 
1.0 

1.0 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.0 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.2 
1.0 
1.0 
1.1 
1.1 


1»160 
1,160 
1,160 
1,160 
1,100 

1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1,160 
1,160 

1,160 
1,100 
1,160 
1,100 
1,040 

1,040 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1,040 

1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 

1,160 
1,040 
1,040 
1,100 
1,100 


1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.0 

1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 


1,100 


2 


I's 

L5 


1,100 
1,100 
1,100 
1040 


3 


4 


6 


6 


1,100 
1040 

ilott 

1,040 
i;040 

1,040 
1,040 


7 


8 


g 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 






16 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 


. 




21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 






27 






28 






29 






30 






31 





















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151 



DmXy goQe height^ in feet, of YeUotnUme Biver at Corwin Springs^ UonX.yfor 1911. 

[C. H. Wflto, Jr., obeerver.] 



Day. 



Har. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dee. 



Oct. 


Nov. 


2.0 




2.1 




2.2 




2.1 




2.0 




2.0 




2.0 




2.0 




1.0 




1.9 




1.9 




1.9 




1.9 




1.9 




2.0 




1.0 




1.0 




1.8 




1.8 




1.7 




1.7 




1.7 




1.7 




1.7 




1.7 




1.6 




1.6 




1.6 




1.5 




1.6 




1.5 






1 




2 




3 




4 




5 




e 




7 




8 


0.8 


9 


.8 


10 


.8 


11 


.8 


12 


.8 


u 


.8 


u 


.8 


15 


.8 


16 


.9 


17 


.9 


18 


1.0 


19 


1.0 


ao 


l.l 


21 


1.2 


22 


1.2 


a .• 


1.2 


24 


1.3 


25 


1.3 


38 


1.2 


27 


1.2 


38 


1.2 


29 


1.2 


30 


1.3 


31 


1.4 



1.4 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 

1.5 
1.6 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 

1.3 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 
1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.7 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 



1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.2 

2.6 

3.8 
3.3 
3.5 
4.2 
3.7 

3.3 
3.2 
3.0 
4.1 
4.7 

4.9 
4.2 
4.0 
3.7 
3.4 

3.8 
3.7 
8.9 
4.6 
5.0 

5.6 
4.7 
4.3 
4.1 
4.5 
5.4 



6.6 
7.2 
6.7 
7.0 
7.4 

7.6 
7.6 
8.2 

8.4 
8.0 

8.4 
9.2 
10.2 
9.8 
9.4 

0.4 
9.0 
9.0 
9.2 
9.2 

9.4 
9.7 
9.4 
9.0 
8.2 

7.9 
7.8 
8.2 
7.8 
7.8 



7.8 
7.4 
7.4 
7.5 
7.2 

7.2 
7.2 
7.2 
7.0 
6.3 

6.2 
6.0 
6.1 
6.0 
5.9 

6.7 
5.6 
5.6 
5.4 
6.4 

5.3 
5.2 
5.1 
4.9 

4.8 

4.7 
4.9 
4.8 
4.7 
4.6 
4.7 



4,5 
4.5 
4.4 
4.3 
4.3 

4.2 
4.2 
4.1 

4.0 
3.0 

3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.6 
3.5 

3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.2 

3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
2.9 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 



2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 

2.6 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 

2.4 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.2 

2.2 

2.1 
2.1 
2,1 
2.0 



1.6 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.1 
1.3 

1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.2 

1.2 

1.4 
1.2 
1.2 



1.4 

1.6 



Daily discharge, in seamd-feetj of Yellowstane River at Corwin Springs, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 



Mar. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 



1 




2 . 1 




3::..::.::::::::::::i:;:::::: 


4 


5 


« 




7 




8 


950 


9 


950 


10 


950 


11 


950 


12 


950 


13 


950 


14 


960 


IS 


950 


16 


090 


17 


090 


IS 


1,040 


19 


1,040 


20 


1,100 

1,100 
1,160 
1160 
1 230 


21 


22 


23 


2« 


25 


i;»o 

1,160 
1,160 
1,160 


26 


27 


28 


29 


1,160 


30 


1,230 
1,300 


31 



1,300 
1,370 
1,870 
1,370 
1,800 

1,370 
1,450 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 

1,300 
1,300 
1,230 
1,160 
1,160 

1,230 
1,300 
1,300 
1,370 
1,370 

1,450 
1,530 
1,450 
1,460 
1,450 

1,530 
1,710 
1,800 
1,800 
1,710 



1,710 
1,710 
1,800 
1,990 
2,410 

4,130 
3,320 
3,630 
4,890 
3,960 

3,320 
3,170 
4,310 
4,690 
5,970 

6,450 
4,890 
4,500 
3,960 
3,470 

3,330 
3,960 
4,310 
5,740 
6,700 



5,970 
5,000 
4,600 
5,520 
7,710 



11,100 
12,900 
11,400 
12,300 
13,500 

14,200 
14,200 
16,100 
16,700 
15,400 

16,700 
19,400 
22,800 
21,400 
20,100 

20,100 
18,700 
18,700 
19,400 
19,400 

20,100 
21,100 
20,100 
18,700 
16,100 

15,100 
14,800 
16,100 
14,800 
14,800 



14,800 
13,500 
13,500 
13,800 
12,900 

12,900 
12,000 
12,900 
12,300 
10,200 

9,870 
9,300 
9,580 
9.300 
9,090 

8.490 
8,230 
8,230 
7,710 
7,710 

7,450 
7,200 
6,050 
6,450 
6,210 

5,970 
6,450 
6,210 
5,970 
5,740 
5,970 



5,520 
5,520 
5,300 
5,090 
5,090 

4,800 
4,890 
4,690 
4,500 
4,310 

4,130 
4,130 
3,960 
3,790 
3,630 

3,630 
3,470 
3,470 
3,320 
3,170 

3,170 
3,030 
2,900 
2,900 
2,900 

2,900 
2,770 
2,650 
2,650 
2,650 
2,530 



2,410 
2,410 
2,410 
2,410 
2,410 

2,530 
2,530 
2,530 
2,530 
2,410 

2,300 
2,190 
2,190 
2,190 
2,190 

2,190 
2,090 
1,990 
1,990 
1,990 

1,800 
1,890 
1,890 
1,800 
1,990 

1,990 
1,800 
1,800 
1,890 
1,800 



1,800 
1,890 
1,990 
1,890 
1,800 

1,800 
1,800 
1,800 
1,710 
1,710 

1,710 
1,710 
1,710 
1,710 
1,800 

1,710 
1,710 
1,620 
1,620 
1,530 

1,530 
1,530 
1,530 
1,530 
1,530 

1,450 
1,450 
1,450 
1,370 
1,370 
1,370 



1,300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,370 
1,370 

1,370 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 

1,230 
1,160 
1,300 
1,370 
1,450 

1,450 
1,370 
1,370 
1,370 
1,450 

1,370 
1,370 
1,300 
1,300 
1,300 

1,370 
1,370 
1,230 
1,300 
1,300 



1,450 
1,230 
1,230 
1,230 
1,230 

1,230 

i,2;w 

1,230 
1,230 
1,230 

1,230 
1,230 
1,160 
1,160 



1,230 
1,160 
1,160 
1,100 
1,230 

1,160 
1,160 
1,230 
1,160 
1,160 

1,300 
1,160 
1,160 
1,100 
1,100 
1,100 



Non.— Dafly diacfaarge determined from a rating curve that is fairly well defined below 12,300 second- 
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SUBFACB WATER SUPI*LY, 1911, PABT VI. 



Monthly diteharge of YdUnostone River at Corwin Spnng$, Mont., for 1910-11. 
• [Drainage area, 2,830 square mil«B.] 



MoDtH. 



Diacbarge In 8ecxmd4B8t. 



Tlf ft .T |p^^»in- 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



Rmwiff* 



in 
on 
dzainage 



Total in 



Aocn- 
ney. 



Septenibv. 

October 

November. 
December.. 



1910. 



1,620 
1,370 
1,160 
1,100 



1,300 
1,160 
1,040 



January. 
February.. 
Maidbi.... 
April 



1011. 



iC. 



June 

July 

August 

September . 
October.... 
November. . 
December.. 



1,300 
1,800 
8,230 
22,800 
14,800 
5,&20 
2,630 
1,090 
1,450 
1,460 



950 
1,160 
1,710 
11,100 
6,740 
2,530 
1,800 
1,370 
1,160 
1,100 



1,440 

1,270 

1,110 

995 



0900 
0900 
1,060 
1,400 
4,370 
16,900 
9,280 
8,790 
2,160 
1,660 
1,330 
1,200 



0.548 
.483 
.422 
.378 



.342 
.342 



1.60 
6.43 
3.53 
1.44 

.821 
.627 
.506 
.456 



0.61 
.56 
.47 
.44 



.86 

.46 

.50 

1.91 

7.17 

4.07 

1.66 

.92 

.72 

.56 

.53 



85,700 
78,100 
66,100 
61,200 



55,800 

50,000 

64,600 

83,800 

269,000 

1,010,000 

671,000 

283,000 

129,000 

101,000 

79,100 

73,800 



B. 
B. 
B. 
C. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 



The year. 



8,740 



1.42 



19.84 



2,720,000 



a Estimated. 
Note.— Means for periods Dec IB to 31, 1910, and March 1 to 7, 1911, estimated at 950 second-feet. 
TSLLOWSTOVB KTTEB AT XUHTLST, XOVT. 

Locatioii.—In the SW. i sec. 24, T. 2 N., R. 27 E., at the new steel highway bri^ 1 
mile below Huntley, Mont., 1 mile below Pryor Creek. Station replaces that 
formerly maintained at Junction. 

Becorda available.— October 1, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 12,000 square miles. 

Oage.— Chain fastened to bridge rail; datum unchanged. 

Channel.— Shifts. 

Discharge meaaurements. — Made from downstream side of bridge. 

Winter flow. — River frozen entirely over in places during the winter, but during 
the coldest seasons open channels with floating ice are not of unconunon occur- 
rence. 

DiyendonB.— The Huntley canal, built by the United States Reclamation Service, 
takes water from the river about 2 miles above the gaging station; its normal 
capacity is 400 second-feet, and it supplies the water for 29,000 acres of land. 
Near Laurel are the headgates of the Billings Land & Irrigation Co. 's canal, which 
carries about 305 second-feet and irrigates 28,000 acres. Many small ditches take 
water from the tributaries of the Yellowstone, but few from the stream itself, 
owing to the variation of the stage of the water surface and consequent di£ScuIty 
of diversion. 

Accuracy.— Conditions for obtaining accurate data at this station are only fair and 
many dischaige measurements are necessary to define a good rating curve. 



Ducharge measurements of Yellowstone River 


at HmUley, MwU., 


in 1911 




Date. 


Hydrographer. 


^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrogr^iber. 


^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 17 


W.A.Lamb 


rtet. 

6.40 
10.02 

4.62 


'8ec.-ft. 
15,800 
47,200 , 
12,100 


Aug. 10 
Sept. 11 


B. E. Jones 


4.14 
2. 83 


6,010 


June 15a 


R.RIchai^ 


R.Richards.. .. 


July 25 


B. 15. Jones 











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158 



Daily gaffe height, infiet, of Yellowiione River at Huntley, Mont., for 2911. 
[Arthnr Foster, obaenrw.] 



D«j. 


J«IL 


Feb. 


Mw. 


Apr. 


Umy, 


Jtme. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 


2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.4 

2.5 

3.3 
8.0 
8.0 
2.8 
2.7 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.7 
8.0 
8.1 
4.2 
4.0 

3.1 
3.8 
3.5 
8.7 
4.2 

4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 


4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.2 
4.8 
4.0 
4.0 

8.0 
8.0 
8.8 
3.7 
8.7 

3.0 
8.5 
8.5 
8.0 
3.8 

8.8 
8.8 
8.8 


8.8 
3.8 
8.8 
8.8 
8.8 

8.0 
4.2 

4.7 
4.8 
5.0 

4.4 

4.1 
8.8 
8.6 
8.8 

8.6 
8.4 
8.0 
2.8 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 
2.4 

2.4 
8.5 
2.4 
2.5 
2.6 
2.6 


2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.8 

2.8 
2.4 
2.8 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
8.1 
8.0 
2.8 

2.6 

2.7 

8.10 

8.10 

3.0 


2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.8 
2.7 

2.7 
8.6 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.4 
4.0 
8.9 
8.8 
4.4 

5.0 
5.5 
5.1 
4.6 
4.2 

42 
4.1 
4.0 
8.8 
4.4 

5.8 
6.3 
5.8 
5.8 
5.1 
5.1 


5.9 
8.2 
9.2 
9.0 
&8 

9.2 
8.9 
9.0 
9.6 
9.2 

9.8 
10.6 

las 

11.0 
11.0 

10.6 
10.1 
9.80 
9.7 
10.0 

10.2 
9.6 
9.1 

8.8 
8.1 

7.9 
7.6 
7.4 
7.1 
7.0 


7.0 
7.0 
6.9 
6.6 
6.8 

6.8 
6.9 
7.0 
6.5 
6.4 

6.0 
5.8 
5.7 
5.4 
5.4 

5.8 
5.2 
5.2 
5.8 
5.2 

5.1 
5.1 
5.0 
5.0 
4.7 

4.4 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 


44 

44 
44 

48 
43 

43 

"'i:h' 

8.5 
8.8 
8.6 
8.6 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
3.9 
3.9 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 


2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.4 

2.4 
2.5 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.4 

2.4 


3.5 

2.45 

2.4 

2.4 

2.35 

2.85 

2.8 

2.3 

2.3 

2.25 

2.25 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 
2.80 

2.80 
2.30 
2.26 
2.25 
2.25 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.26 

2.3 
2.2 

2.15 
2.16 
2.1 
2.1 


2.15 
2.15 
2.16 
2.15 
3.2 

2.2 
2.4 
2.5 
3.3 
8.4 

8.6 
8.7 
8.7 
41 
45 

47 
5.5 
5.8 
5.3 
48 

45 

tl 

2.46 
2.4 

2.8 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.05 


2.06 


2 


2.0 


3 


2.0 


4 


1.95 


5 


1.9 


6 


L9 




1.9 


8 


1.9 


9 


1.9 


10 


1.9 


11 


1.9 


12 


1.7 


13 


1.7 


14 


1.66 


15 


1.6 


16 


1.6 


17 


n 


18 


19 


1.6 


20 


L6 


21 


1.6 


22 


1.6 


23 


1.6 


24 


1.6 


25 


1.6 


2S 


1.6 


27 


\:l 


28 


29 


1.96 


30 


2.0 


31 


2.0 







NoTX.— Gage hdghts distorted by ice J«o. 1 to Har. 13 and Nov. 7 to Deo. 81. 

DaUy distkarge, in $econd'feet, of Ydiow$tone River at Huntley, Mont,, for 1911. 



Day. 



Har. 



Apr. 



May. 



Juna. 



July. 



Aa8. 



Sipt. 



Oot. 



Nov. 



1.. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 
5.. 

•.. 

7.. 
8.. 
».. 
10.. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
U.. 

16.. 
17.. 
18.. 
19.. 

ao.. 

21. 
22.. 
23. 



28.. 
27.. 
28.. 
29.. 
10. 
31. . 



2,500 
3,000 
3,000 
4,000 
4,000 

5,600 
5,000 
6,000 
6,000 
6,000 

7,000 
7,000 
7,000 
8,000 
8,700 

8,000 
7,320 
6,100 
5,500 
4,900 

4,900 
4,900 
4,600 
4,600 
4,320 

4,320 
4,600 
4,320 
4,600 
4,900 
4,900 



4,900 
4900 
4,900 
4100 
4900 

4900 

4900 
4900 
4600 
4,820 

4320 
4820 
4320 
4320 
4060 

4060 
4330 
4,050 
4,320 
4820 

4,320 
4320 
6,400 
6,100 
5,500 

4,900 
5,200 
6,400 
6,400 
6,100 



5,500 
5,500 
5,200 
5,500 
5,200 

6,300 
8,000 
9,400 
9,400 
0,400 

11,000 
9,400 
9,050 
8,700 

11,600 

13,800 
16,300 
14800 
11,900 
10,200 

10,200 
9,800 
9,400 
8,700 

11,000 

17,800 
20,400 
17,800 
15,300 
14,300 
14300 



18,300 
81,300 
87,000 
85,800 
84600 

87,000 
35,200 
35,800 
30,800 
37,000 

£;% 

46,700 
47,900 
47,900 

45,400 
42,800 
40,500 
89,900 
41,700 

43,900 
30,300 
36,400 
34,600 
80,600 

29,400 
27,700 
26,500 
24800 
24200 



24200 
34,200 
23,700 
22,000 
28,100 

28,100 
23,700 
24,200 
21,500 
21,000 

18,800 
17,800 
17,800 
15,800 
15,800 

15,300 
14ttO 
14800 
15,800 
14 800 

14300 
14300 
18,800 
18,800 
12,400 

11,000 
11,000 
11,000 
11,000 
11,000 
11,000 



11,000 
11,000 
11,000 
10,600 
10,600 

10,600 

10,000 

10,000 

9,000 

9,000 

9,000 
8,000 
8,000 
8,000 
7,650 

7,650 
8,700 
8,000 
8,000 
6,100 

6,100 
6,100 
5,800 
5,800 
5,500 

5,500 
5,600 
5,200 
5,200 
5,200 
4,900 



4,600 
4,600 
4,600 
4600 
4830 

4330 
4600 
4900 
4900 
4900 

4900 
4,900 
4900 

4,600 
4,330 

4330 
4,840 
4360 
4380 
4400 

4420 
4,440 
4460 
4,480 
4,500 

4,630 
4,640 
4,560 
4580 
4,600 



4,600 
4460 
4320 
4320 
4,190 

4190 
4050 
4 060 
4060 
8,010 

8,910 
8,780 
8,780 
8,780 
4O8O 

4 060 
4O6O 
8,910 
8,910 
3,910 

3,780 
8,780 
3,780 
8,780 
8,910 

4,060 
3,780 
8,640 
8,640 
8,500 
8,500 



3,640 
3,640 
8,640 
3,640 
3,780 

8,780 



Note.- 



Dafly discharge determined from a rating carve fairly well defined between 2JX0 and 4SSX30 
Dlsdiarge eatimated Har. 1 to 13, Aug. 7 to 14, and Sept. 17 to 80. 



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ManOdy dMiarge of YeUowsUme River at Huntley, Mont., for 2911. 
[Dninage area, 13,000 square xnilee.] 



Month. 



DJschargB In second-fleet. 



M uttm^ in^, 



TtfititTimyti . 



January 

February.. 

March 

AprU 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



8,700 
6,400 
20,400 
47,900 
24,200 
11,000 
4,000 
4,600 
3,780 



47,000 



2,600 
4,050 
6,200 
18,300 
11,000 
4,900 
4,320 
3,500 



Mean. 



a 2, 000 

a 2, 200 

5,320 

4,870 

10,700 

36,500 

17,000 

7,8)0 

4,660 

3,950 

3,140 

a 2, 300 



8,370 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.167 
.183 
.443 
.406 
.882 
3.04 
1.42 
.662 
.880 
.329 
.262 
.192 



.696 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
fncbeson 



a 19 
.19 
.61 
.46 
1.08 
3.38 
1.64 
.76 
.42 
.38 
.28 
.23 



9.46 



Total In 
acre-faet. 



128,000 
122,000 
327,000 
290,000 
658,000 
2,170,000 
1,060,000 
481,000 
271,000 
243,000 
187,000 
141,000 



6,060,000 



Aocn- 

racy. 



a Estimated. 
Non.— Mean discharge Nov. 7 to 30 estimated at 3,000 second-feet. 

TEIXOWSTOVE &IVXB AT LOWXR TSIXOWSTOVB DAM, AT XHTAKB, MOVT. 

Location. — At the Lower YellowBtone diversion dam, at Intake and 18 miles 
below Glendive, Mont. 

Becorda available. — ^Records by War Department and Department of Agriculture, 
1893 to 1903; August 1, 1903, to December 31, 1911, by United States Geological 
Survey. Records January 1 to December 31, 1911, from observations at the pres- 
ent station, which replaces the one formerly maintained at Glendive. 

Gage. — ^A chain gage on the north abutment of the dam. The gage readings show the 
depth of water on the crest of the dam. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

The dam. — ^The dam, a rock-filled timber-crib structure on a pUe foundation, was 
completed January 29, 1910. It is 700 feet long, crosses the stream at right angles 
to the current, and will raise the low-water level of the river about 4 feet. The 
dam is specially designed to resist the destructive effects of ice by having an 
approach on a slope of 3 to 1, and the downstream foce is ogee-shaped and pro- 
tected by a heavy rock apron. 

Diversiona. — ^The Lower Yellowstone canal, which diverts water to irrigate 66,000 
acres of land, has its headworks at the north abutment. 

Accuracy. — A curve showing relation of gage heights at Glendive and at Lower 
Yellowstone dam was constructed. Using this curve of relation and dischaige 
measurements made at Glendive, a dischaige curve was constructed which is 
applicable to the gage heights of Lower Yellowstone dam, and should give fair 
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166 



DaSfy gage hm/n^^in fiet^ of TelUmttone River over Lower TellowsUme cUan, at Intake, 

Mont., for 1911. 









[T. F. Hansford, obearw.] 










Day. 


Jul 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 








1.8 
1.85 
1.85 
1.86 
L9 

1.86 
1.86 
1.86 
1.9 
2.0 

2.2 
2.4 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 

2.8 

2.96 

8.1 

3.4 

3.8 

8.6 
3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
2.8 

8.3 
3.8 
8.4 
8.8 
4.2 
4.4 


4.6 
4.7 
6.0 
6.6 
6.6 

6.6 
6.6 
6.7 
6.8 
0.6 

0.8 
6.6 
6.3 
0.1 
6.6 

7.1 
7.4 
7.7 
7.7 
7.6 

7.4 
8.0 
7.9 
7.7 
7.66 

7.3 
6.9 
6.4 
6.0 
6.8 


6.6 
6.6 
6.4 
6.8 
6.2 

6.0 
4.9 
6.0 
4.9 
4.9 

4.9 
4.8 
4.6 
4.2 
4.1 

4.1 
3.9 
3.9 
8.8 
8.8 

8.8 
4.0 
4.0 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.6 
8.6 
3.6 

3.7 
8.6 


- 3.4 
8.8 
8.5 
3.6 
8.6 

3.4 
3.4 
3.9 
4.1 
4.0 

3.9 
8.6 
8.4 
3.3 
3.1 

8.0 

2.96 

2.9 

2.8 

3.0 

8.0 
2.8 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.86 


2.3 

2.26 

2.2 

2.16 

2.16 

2.6 
3.3 
4.1 
8.7 
8.0 

2.8 
2.6 
2.3 
2.3 
2.2 

2.16 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 
1.9 

1.86 
1.86 
1.86 
1.8 
1.8 


1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

2.0 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.86 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.76 
1.76 
1.7 
1.7 
1.76 

1.76 

1.76 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.66 

1.66 


1 6 


2 






1.7 
1.T 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.66 

1.66 

1.65 

1.66 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.66 

1.6 

1.6 

1.46 

1.46 

1.6 

1.6 

1.66 

1.6 
1.76 
1.76 
1.8 

1.8 


1.6 


3 






1 6 


4 






1.6 


5 


0l6 




1.66 
1.66 


6 


7 






1 66 


8 




2.8 
8.0 
3.4 

7.6 
8.6 
11.6 
4.2 
8.3 

Z9 
3.8 
2.6 
2.6 
3.6 

2.6 
Z6 
2.4 
2.2 
2.0 

ZO 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 




9 


1.0 




10 




11 






12 


1.3 




13 




14 






15 






16 


1.6 




17 




18 


H 




19 




ao 






21 


1.4 




22 




23 






24 






25 


1.7 




26 




27 






28 






29 


2.0 




90 




31 













Non.— Gage heights distorted by ice Jan. 1 to ICar. 16. 

Daily diseharffe\ in eeeoni-feet^ of YelhwaUme River over Lower Yellowstone dam, at 

Intake, Mont., for 1911. 

[T. F. Hansfbrd, observer.] 



Day. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept 



Oct. 



Nov. 



2 




8 




4 




6 




«.... 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 . . 




16. . . . 


13,600 
12,900 


17 


18 


11,500 


19 


11,500 
11,600 

11,600 
10,800 
10,200 
8 940 


20... 


21 


22 


23 


24 


25 


7,800 

7,800 
7260 
6,740 
6,740 
6,740 
6^740 


28 


27 ... . 


28 


29 


30 


a 



6,490 
6,210 
6,240 
6,240 
6,240 

6,240 
6,240 
6,000 
6,000 
6,000 

6,000 
6,760 
5,760 
5,760 
6,760 

6,760 
6,760 
6,630 
5,300 
6,300 

6,060 
6,000 
6,300 
6,800 
6,630 

6,760 
6,400 
6,400 
6,740 
6,740 



6,740 
7,000 
7,000 
7,000 
7,260 

7,000 
7,000 
7^000 
7,260 
7,800 

8,040 
10,200 
11,500 
11,500 
12,200 

12,900 
14,000 
15,200 
17,700 
21,400 

18,600 
16,000 
15,200 
14,400 
12,900 

16,000 
16,800 
17,700 
21,400 
26,400 
27,500 



29,600 
80,800 
34,300 
40,800 
42,200 

42,200 
40,800 
48,600 
46,000 
56,800 

59,800 
55,200 
52,200 
40,400 
55,200 

64,400 
60,100 
73,800 
73,800 
70,600 

60,100 
78,400 
76,800 
73,800 
71,400 

67,600 
61,400 
53,800 
47,000 
45,000 



42,200 
42,200 
30,400 
88,100 
36,800 

34,300 
83,100 
34,800 
33,100 
33,100 

83,100 
32,000 
28,600 
25,400 
24,400 

24,400 
22,400 
22,400 
21,400 
21,400 

21,400 
28,400 
23,400 
21,400 
21,400 

21,400 
10,500 
18,600 
18,600 
20,400 
10,500 



17,700 
16,800 
18,600 
18,600 
18,600 

17,700 
17,700 
22,400 
24,400 
23,400 

22,400 
18,600 
17,700 
16,800 
15,200 

14,400 
14,000 
13,600 
12,000 
14,400 

14,400 
12,000 
12,200 
11,500 
10,800 

10,800 
10,200 
10,200 
10,200 
10,200 
0,850 



0,540 
0,240 
8,040 
8,650 
8,650 

11,500 
16,800 
24,400 
20,400 
14,400 

12,900 
10,800 
9,540 
9,540 
8,940 

8,650 
8,360 
7,800 
7,800 
7,800 

7,800 
7,800 
7,800 
7,260 
7,260 

7,000 
7,000 
7,000 
6,740 
6,740 



6,740 
6,740 
7,260 
7,260 
7,260 

7,800 
7,260 
7,260 
7,260 
7,260 

7,260 
7,000 
6,740 
6,740 
6,740 

6,400 
6,400 
6,240 
6,240 
0,400 

0,400 
6,400 
6,240 
6,240 
6,240 

6,240 
6,240 
6,240 
6,240 
6,000 
6,000 



5,760 
5,760 
5,760 
5,300 
5,630 

5,530 
5,530 



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Monthly discharge of YeUowstone River over TeUowetone dam, at Intake, Mont. , for 1911 . 



Month. 



Dbdiarge In aeoand-faot. 



V ft-rltn^ im . Vlnimiim. MOSD. 



Biinmff 
(total in 
acre-faet). 



January.... 
FiBbniary.. 
Maroh 

June 

July 

August 

September. 
October.... 
Novembflr., 
December.. 



13,<XW 


6,740 


6,740 


5,080 


27.500 


6,740 


78,400 


29,600 


42,200 


18,600 


34,400 


9,850 


24,400 


6,740 


7,800 


6,000 


5,760 





3,500 
4,000 
9,270 
5,900 
12,800 
65.800 
27,500 
15,500 
9,900 
6,680 
4,750 
4,000 



215.000 
222,000 
570,000 
351.000 
787.000 
8,320,000 
1,600,000 
953.000 
580,000 
411,000 
283.000 
246,000 



The period. 



78,400 



13,300 



9,040,000 



Note.— Means for January, Febroary, and Deoembar esUmsted. DaAy diKbarge Mar. 1 to 15 ertfanated 
at 9,000 seoond-feet; dJacbaifa Nov. 8 to 30 at 4,500 SBoand-fHt. 

Daily discharge, in second-feel, of Lower YeUowstone earud at Lower Yellowstone dam, 

at Intake, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Day. 


May. 


JQM. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


1.... 




148 

148 








180 
180 
97 
97 

97 
127 
210 
265 
256 


417 
417 
417 
440 
440 

455 

466 
466 
466 
466 

468 
468 
455 

468 
482 


227 
202 
196 
185 
170 

155 
148 
103 
103 


04 
95 
95 
95 
95 


48 
47 
40 
50 
57 

66 
66 








• 


66 
66 
45 
42 
42 

147 
147 
90 
99 
40 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
».... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
26.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 

80.... 
31.... 


175 
100 
106 
106 
192 

192 
192 
192 
187 
184 

181 
111 
111 
111 
111 
118 


274 
185 
295 
206 
296 

295 
843 
353 
365 

377 

313 
123 
877 
363 
300 


482 
482 
482 
482 
402 

296 
296 
265 
265 
265 

265 
266 
296 
227 
235 
227 


95 
45 
45 
45 
57 

40 
40 

.46 
84 
74 

49 
49 
49 
40 
45 
57 



30 
30 
30 
48 

53 
53 
53 
66 
66 

66 
66 
66 
66 
75 




2.... 






8 






4 






5 






6.... 






7 






8.... 
9.... 
10.... 

11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
16.... 


168 
168 
168 

95 
95 
168 
168 
168 











Note.— Eetlnuttes of dally dtacham off 
opened May 8 and dosed Oct. 10. No wa 



ftamlAed by United States RedamatianServka. Canal 
10 water in canal June 3 to 6, Aug. 10, and Sept. 8 to 16. 



Monthly discharge of Lower TeUowstene oanal at Lower Yellowstone dam, at Intake, 

Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 



Discbarge in seoond-feet. 



Bun-otr 

(total in 

acre-feet). 



May 8-31 

June 

July 

August 

September... 
October 1-10. 



192 
390 
482 
227 
76 
147 



95 

227 



40 



146 

214 

888 
92.0 
38.0 
79.3 



6,950 
12,700 
23,900 
6,660 
2,300 
1,570 



The year.. 



58,000 



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VORTa TOSS or bio tmSXR QMEMK JKZSlM BIQ TOaXR, XOVT. 

Location.— In the S£. ^ S£. i aec. 26, T. 8 N., R. 13 E., 1 mile above the Tintinger 

nnch, 15 miles lUHrthweflt of Big Timber, Mont., just above the junction with the 

South F(»rk. 
Beeordi available.— May 6, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 40 Bquare miles. 
Oage. — Staff on left bank; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Bed composed of bowlders and coazee gravel; probably permanent. 
Disehazge xneaaiirenieinta. — ^Made by wading, 
^^ter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Divezaioiui. — Several ditches above the station divert water to irrigate approximately 

300 acres of land; a laige ditch appn^riating 50,000 inches of water (including 

both forks) heads just below the gage. The water rights of Big Timber Creek 

have never been adjudicated. 
Storage. — ^Two lakes at the head of the North Fork offer excellent reservoir sites. 

It is proposed to utilize the flow of the North Fork in connection with a project 

under the Carey Act. 
Accuzacy. — ^Results obtained during the open season good. 

Discharge measuremenU of North Fort: of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont., in 

1911. 



Data. 


Hydrognphw. 


height. 


Dto- 
diaige. 


ir^, Qo 


C. S. Hi^ldPl 


Feet. 
0.91 
1.68 
1.48 
1.04 


See.-ft. 
17 1 


May 37 


do 


80 


JqIt 18 


R. Richards 


07 


Aug.U 


C, n, Wftidfli 


34.5 







J>ai1y gage height, in feet, of N<»ih Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont., 

forl9U. 

[S. J. Tlntfaiger, obflsrver.l 



i>«y. 


Mar. 


Apf. 


M»y. 


Ju2ie. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Cot. 


Not. 


1 




a9o 

.95 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.00 

:S 

.95 
l.«9 

1.00 
.05 
.90 
.85 
.85 

.85 
.85 
.90 
.00 
.05 

.06 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.06 
1.05 
1.05 
1.00 
1.00 


1.00 
.00 
.90 
1.00 
1.00 

1.10 
1.40 

Lao 

1.50 
1.40 

1.40 
1.80 
1.90 
1.80 
3.70 

3.50 
3.50 
3.40 
2.30 
1.60 

1.40 

LflO 
1.50 
1.40 
1.60 

1.70 
1.61 
1.61 
1.70 
1.70 
1.70 


8.0 
3.1 
3.7 
8.0 
3.7 

3.40 
3.00 
3.00 
3.10 
3.00 

3.5 
3.5 
8.0 
3.8 
3.5 

3.40 
3.40 
3.00 
3.00 
2.40 

3.40 
3.30 
3.30 
3.15 
3.00 

1.85 
1.70 
1.70 
1.65 
1.45 


1.40 
1.80 
1.80 
1.20 
1.80 

1.40 
1.40 
L80 
1.80 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.80 
1.40 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.47 
1.45 
1.40 

1.40 
1.10 
1.35 
1.30 
1.35 

1.15 
1.10 
1.20 
1.80 
1.10 
1.00 


1.06 
1.10 
1.10 
1.30 
1.30 

1.80 
1.80 
1.40 
1.40 
1.45 

1.50 
1.45 
1.40 
1.80 
1.80 

1.30 
1.35 
1.35 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.15 
1.15 
1.10 
1.05 

1.05 
1.05 
1.06 
1.06 
1.05 
1.00 


1.00 
1.06 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1.05 
1.05 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
.95 
.95 
1.00 
1.00 

.95 
.06 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.96 
.96 
.95 


a9o 

0.90 
a86 
0.86 
0.86 

a85 
0.85 

aso 

0.80 

aso 

aso 
aso 
aso 
aso 
a 80 

aso 
aso 
aso 
aso 
aso 

aso 
aso 
aso 
aso 
as5 

a85 
aoo 
aoo 
aoo 
ao6 
ao5 


0.96 


2 




a95 


3 




a96 


4 




a95 


5 




a95 


6 


a86 
.85 
.70 
.75 
.75 

.80 
.85 
.86 
.80 
.85 

.80 
.85 
.85 
.90 
.90 

.85 
.85 
.90 
.90 
.90 

.86 
.86 
.86 
.91 
.91 
.90 


a96 


7 


a95 


8 


ao5 


9... 


a96 


10 


ao5 


11 


a90 


12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




28... . 




M 




25 




26 




27 




28... . 




20 




ao 




81 









KonL-OtCd iMi^ts dMorted by ioe Oct 35 to Nov. 11. 



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BTJRFAOE WATBB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



Daily dUcharge, in second-feet , of North Fork of Big Timber CreeknearBig Timber, Monl., 

for 1911, 



. Day. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




17 
20 
17 
17 
17 

17 
17 
17 
20 
22 

22 
20 
17 
15 

15 

15 
15 
17 
17 
20 

20 
22 
22 
22 
22 

25 
25 
25 
22 
22 


22 
17 
17 
22 
22 

28 
53 
43 
66 
68 

53 
43 
35 
43 

370 

310 
310 
280 
220 
80 

53 
80 
80 
53 
80 

97 
82 
82 
97 
97 
97 


460 
490 
370 
460 
870 

280 
166 
166 
190 
166 

810 
310 
460 
400 
810 

280 
280 
166 
165 
280 

280 
250 
220 
205 
165 

128 
97 
97 
88 
69 


53 
43 
48 
85 
43 

53 
53 
43 
43 
53 

53 

63 
43 

63 
53 

53 
63 
61 
69 
53 

63 
53 
48 
43 
39 

32 
28 
35 
43 
28 
22 


26 
28 
28 

35 
85 

43 
43 
63 
63 
69 

65 
69 
63 
43 
43 

43 
39 
39 
35 
35 

35 
32 
32 
28 
25 

25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
22 


22 
25 
28 
28 
28 

28 
25 
25 
22 
22 

22 

22 
22 
22 
22 

22 
20 
20 
22 
22 

20 
20 
17 
17 
17 

17 
17 
20 
20 
20 


17 


2 




17 


3 




15 


4 




15 


5 




15 


6 


15 
15 
10 
12 
12 

13 
15 
15 
13 
15 

13 
15 
15 
17 
17 

15 
15 
17 
17 
17 

15 
15 
15 
18 

18 
17 


15 


7 


15 


8 


13 


9 


13 


10 


13 


11 


13 


12 


13 


13 


13 


14 


13 


15 


13 


16 


13 


17 


13 


18 


13 


19 


13 


20 


13 


21 


13 


22 


13 


23 


13 


24 


13 


25 


15 


26 


15 


27 


15 


28 


15 


29 


15 


30 


15 


31 


15 







Note.— Daily discharge determined from a foirly well defined rating curve; diseharge eitimated Oct. 25 
to 31. 

Monthly discharge of North Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont,, for 1911, 



Month. 



Diaoharge in second-feet 



Mft-rimnm . If fnfinmn . | f^ ^[ ^. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-fDet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



January 

February. . . 
March 

X\::::::: 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November. . 
December. . 



18 
25 
870 
490 
61 
65 
28 
17 



alO 

a 10 
16.0 
19.4 
96.3 

256 
45.8 
37.3 
21.8 
14.0 

a 12 
a9 



616 
666 

022 

1,160 

5,920 

U,200 

2,820 

2,290 

1,800 

861 

714 

663 



The year. 



490 



46.4 



82,900 



a Estimated. 
Note.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 6 estimated at 15 seoond-feet per day. 



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SOITTH FOKX OF BIQ THEBSB CBXXK inCAB BIO TI1EBS&, XOBT. 



159 



Location.— In the SE. ^ SE. I sec. 26, T. 3 N., R. 13 E., 1 mile abovd Tintinger's 
ranch, juBt above the junction with the North Fork, and 15 miles northwest of 
Big Timber, Mont. 

Becords available.— May 6, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 10 square miles. 

Qa^. — Staff; datum unchanged. 

GhaimeL — Practically permanent. 

Diflchaxg^e measarexnenta. — ^Made by wading near gage. 

^nter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

DivezmoDS. — ^A few ditches divert water from the creek, and practically all the water 
is appropriated. 

Aecnracy. — Open-season results fairly good. 

Ditduaye measuremenU of South Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber ^ Mont., in 

1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gaffe 
height. 


charge. 


Mat. 29 


C. 8. H«id«l 


Ftet, 

0.51 

.09 

.75 

.64 


atc-ft 
8.S 


May 27 

July 18 


. .do 


60 


K l^h>h^in)^ . , 


31 


Aug. 24 


C. 8. Heidel 


15.4 







Doxbf gage height, in feet y of South Fork of Big Timber Creek near Big Timber, Mont., for 

1911, 







[N. J. Tlntlnger, observer.] 










Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




0.55 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.5 
.55 

.55 

.5 

.45 

.45 

.45 

.46 

.6 

.6 

.5 

.65 

.66 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.65 

.66 
.6 
.6 
.66 
.6 


0.5 
.6 
.6 
.65 
.65 

.66 

.7 

.7 

.75 

.7 

.65 
.6 
.6 
.65 
1.4 

1.0 
.9 
.8 
.7 
.7 

.6 
.75 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.1 

1.1 

1.05 

1.16 

1.1 

1.05 


i!o 

.95 
.05 
.9 

.85 
.85 


0.85 
.8 
.8 
.7 
.8 

.85 
.85 
.8 
.7 
.8 

.7 
.65 
.7 
.7 
.7 

.65 
.65 
.75 
.7 
.7 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.6 

.55 
.55 
.6 
.6 
.55 
.5 


0.5 
.5 
.55 
.6 
.6 

.66 
.8 
1.0 
.0 
.85 

.8 
.8 
.75 
.75 
.65 

.65 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.65 
.6 
.65 
.65 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.55 


0.6 
.6 
.65 
.65 
.65 

.65 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.6 

.6 

.55 

.55 

.5 

.5 

.6 

.55 

.55 

.55 

.55 


0.55 
.55 
.55 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.5 

.5 

.5 

.55 

.5 

.5 
.6 
.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 


0.5 


2 






3 '..... 






4 






5. 






6 


0.6 
.6 
.6 
.5 
.65 

.6 
.6 
.55 

.5 
.5 

.65 

.5 

.66 

.05 
.6 

.56 
.66 
.66 

.66 
.6 

.66 
.66 
.55 

.61 
.61 
.6 




7........................... 




8 




9 




10 




11 


.5 


12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




w 




19 




20 




21 




23 




25 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




81 









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Daily dischargey in seoond-feety of South Fork of Big Tvniber CreeknearBig Timber, Msmt.^ 

for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Xov. 


1 


7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
9.6 

7.0 
7.0 
9.6 
7.0 
7.0 

9.6 
7.0 
9.5 

16 

13 

9.5 
10 
16 
16 
13 

9.6 
9.5 
9.5 
7.6 

7.6 
7.0 


9.5 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
9.5 

9.5 
7.0 
5.2 
5.2 
5.3 

5.3 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
9.5 

9.6 
12 
13 
13 
16 

16 
13 
12 
16 
13 


7.0 
7.0 

13 

16 

16 

16 
20 
30 
34 
20 

16 
13 
13 
16 
136 

54 
40 
20 
20 
30 

13 
34 
54 
54 
54 

73 
73 
63 
88 
73 
63 


162 
163 
190 
190 
220 

190 
162 

136 
136 
136 

163 
190 
190 
190 
163 

163 
136 
54 
54 
113 

113 
91 
91 
73 
54 

47 
47 
40 
34 
34 


34 
30 
39 
30 - 
39 

34 
34 
29 
30 

39 

30 
16 
20 
30 
20 

16 
16 
34 
30 
30 

16 
16 
16 
16 
13 

9.5 
9.5 

13 

13 

9.5 
7.0 


7.0 
7.0 
9.5 
13 

13 

16 
39 
54 
40 
34 

29 
29 
34 
34 
16 

16 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
16 
13 
16 
16 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
9.5 


12 
13 
16 
16 
16 

16 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
9.6 
9.5 
9.5 

13 

13 
9.5 
0.5 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
9.5 
9.6 
9.6 
9.5 


9.5 
9.5 
9.5 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
- 7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
9.5 
7.0 

7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 


7.0 


2 


7.0 


3 


7.0 


4 


7.0 


6 


7.0 


6 


7.0 


7 


7.0 


8 


7.0 





7.0 


10 


7.0 


11 


7.0 


12 




13 




14 




16 




16 




17 




18 




ig 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




20 




30 




31 









Note.— DaOy dJschaiige determizied from a rating curve fairly well defined below 64 seoond-feet. 
Monthly dikharge of South Fork of Big Tirnher Creek near Big Timber , Mont., for 1911, 



Month. 



Diadiarge In eeoond-feet 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean. 



Run-off 
(in acre- 
feet). 



Acca- 
racy. 



January.... 
February. . . 

Mafoh 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



16 

16 

136 

220 

84 

54 

16 

9.5 

7.0 



7.0 
5.2 
7.0 
34 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 
7.0 



a 5. 00 

a 5. 00 

9.16 

9.06 

36.6 

124 

19.8 

17.7 

11.3 

7.33 

7.00 

6.00 



307 

278 

563 

540 

3,250 

7»S60 

1,220 

l.OOO 

672 

450 

417 

807 



The year. 



21.3 



15,600 



Nora, 



a Estimated. 
-Difloharge Mar. 1 to 5 and Nov. 12 to 30 estimated at 7 seoond-feet. 



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161 



BOTTLDSE BIVX& HXAB OOVTAOT, llOirT. 

Location.— In the SE. J see. 14, T. 3 S., R. 12 E., at the ranch of G. W. Baker, about 

8 milee above McLeod po0t office, 4 miles from Contact, Mont., and 2} miles below 

the Boulder Falls. 
Becoxds available.— May 1, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 
Oa^.— ^ta£F, fastened to left abutment of private wagon bridge near the ranch 

buildings. 
Chazmel. — ^Rocky> permanent. 
Diflchars^ measurexnentB. — ^Made from the bridge or by wading just above the 

footbridge, which is some 400 yards above the gage. 
Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 
Aocuraey. — Good. 

Discharge meoiuremenU of Boulder River near Contact j Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrograph«. 


Otfe 
heii^t. 


Dis- 
dufcrge. 


Mtf. 31 


C. B.Heidel 


Feet. 
2.20 
3.6 
4.02 
2.76 


Sec/t. 
61 


lUy 23 

July 14 


do 


504 


R. Richards 


850 


Ang. 25 


C B. H«id«t . . . 




196 









Dcnly gage height, infeety o/BouMer River near Contact, Mont., for 1911. 
(O. W. Baker, obaarrer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


2.15 
2.16 
2.16 
2.15 
2.16 

2.16 
2.16 
2.18 
2.18 
2.21 

2.21 
2.24 
2.24 
2.24 
2.24 

2.24 
2.26 
2.26 
2.26 
2.26 

2.26 
2.26 
2.29 
2.29 
2.29 

2.29 
2.29 
2.29 
'2.29 
2.29 
2.20 


2.29 
2.26 
2.26 
2.24 
2.24 

2.24 
2.24 
2.24 
2.26 
2.26 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 

2.25 

2.26 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 
2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.6 

2.6 

2.65 

2.75 

2.75 

2.76 


2.86 
2.90 
2.92 
2.92 
3.0 

3.1 
3.2 
3.3 
3.4 
3.45 

3.6 

3.7 

3.75 

3.86 

3.85 

3.76 
3.65 
3.65 
3.55 
3.55 

3.6 
3.6 
3.65 
3.75 
3.85 

3.95 
4.0 
4.0 
3.76 
3.75 
3.9 


6.0 
6.8 
6.8 
6.6 
6.1 

6.9 
6.3 
6.7 
7.2 
6.8 

7.5 
8.1 
8.0 
8.3 
8.0 

6.9 
7.2 
6.8 
7.1 
7.4 

7.5 
7.6 
6.8 
6.6 
6.4 

6.2 

6.0 
6.9 
6.8 
6.6 


6.6 
5.6 
6.2 
6.4 
5.4 

5.4 
5.6 
5.5 
4.8 
4.6 

4.4 

4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.0 
4.6 

4.1 
4.0 
3.9 
8.9 
3.9 

3.85 
3.75 
3.75 
3.65 
8.65 
4.0 


3.76 

3.65 

3.55 

3.5 

3.4 

3.4 
3.3 
3.3 
3.2 
3.2 

3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
2.8 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.65 

2.65 

2.6 

2.6 

2.6 

2.6 

2.6 


2.65 
2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.55 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.46 

2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.45 

2.46 

2.5 

2.5 

2.5 

2.52 

2.54 
2.55 
2.55 
2.64 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.62 
2.62 


2.6 

2.65 

2.65 

2.65 

2.66 

2.66 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.7 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.65 

2.66 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.6 

2.6 

2.55 

2.66 

2.5 

2.5 

2.5 

2.5 

2.6 

2.46 

2.45 

2.45 


2.45 


2 


2.46 


3.. 


2.46 


4 


2.46 


5 


2.46 


ft 


2.4 


7 


2.4 


8 


2.4 


9 


2.4 


10 


2.4 


11 


2.4 


12 




13. 




14 




15.. 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









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DcaHy discharge, in second-feet, of Boulder River near Contact, Mont., for 1911, 



Day. 



Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


52 


78 


228 


1,520 


1,870 


675 


138 


150 


52 


72 


246 


2,080 


1,940 


615 


138 


165 


52 


72 


263 


2,080 


1,660 


658 


138 


165 


52 


68 


263 


1,940 


1,800 


530 


138 


165 


52 


68 


285 


2,290 


1,800 


475 


138 


165 


54 


68 


330 


2,150 


1,800 


475 


125 


165 


54 


68 


375 


2,430 


1,940 


425 


125 


165 


67 


68 


425 


2,720 


1,870 


425 


126 


186 


57 


70 


475 


3,070 


1,380 


375 


125 


165 


e2 


70 


502 


2,790 


1,240 


375 


112 


180 


02 


60 


585 


3,290 


1,100 


330 


112 


180 


68 


60 


646 


3,710 


960 


330 


112 


180 


68 


60 


675 


3,640 


960 


286 


112 


100 


68 


60 


735 


3,860 


960 


285 


112 


180 


68 


60 


735 


8,640 


960 


285 


112 


165 


68 


60 


675 


2,860 


895 


285 


112 


165 


72 


70 


615 


3,070 


895 


285 


125 


165 


72 


70 


615 


2,790 


895 


245 


126 


166 


72 


60 


558 


3,000 


830 


245 


125 


166 


72 


60 


558 


3,210 


1,170 


210 


130 


150 


72 


60 


530 


3,290 


895 


210 


135 


150 


72 


80 


585 


3,360 


830 


180 


138 


13B 


78 


80 


615 


2,790 


765 


180 


136 


198 


78 


100 


675 


2,580 


765 


180 


135 


125 


78 


125 


735 


2,600 


765 


165 


150 


125 


78 


150 


798 


2,360 


735 


165 


150 


125 


78 


166 


830 


21220 


675 


160 


160 


125 


78 


195 


830 


2,150 


675 


150 


160 


125 


78 


195 


675 


2,080 


615 


150 


156 


112 


7R 


195 


675 


1,940 


615 


150 


156 


112 


60 




765 





830 


150 




112 



Xov. 



1 
2 
3 
4. 
6 

6. 
7. 
8 
9 
10. 

11. 
12 
13, 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17 
16. 
19. 
20 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25 

26. 
27. 
28 
29 
30 
31 



Note.— Daily discharge determined from a rating curve well defined below 1,200 second-feet. 
Monthly discharge of Boulder River near Contact, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in aecond-feet. 



MRYim ii m , Mininm m- Mean. 



January 

February... 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



78 
195 
830 
3,850 
1,940 
675 
156 
180 



52 
60 
228 
1,520 
615 
150 
112 
112 



30 

36 

66.5 

88.9 
564 
2.710 
1,130 
308 
131 
153 

96 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



1,840 

1,940 

4,090 

5,290 

34,700 

161,000 

09,500 

18,900 

7,800 

9,410 

5.710 

4,000 



334,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



Note.— Means for January, February, and December estimated, 
at 90 second-feet. 



Discharge Nov. 12 to 30 estimated 



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163 



WEST 70KX OF BOUIJ>XB BlVXm AT XoLSOB, XOVT. 

Location.— In the SE. i sec. 16, T. 2 S., R. 13 £., at Koozer's private bridge, 200 
hundred yards upstream from the highway bridge at McLeod post office. 

Eecords available.— May 4, 1907, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 137 square miles. 

Gage. — Staff, fastened to piling of bridge near right bank; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Composed of bowlders; rough but permanent. 

Discharge measurementB. — Made from bridge or by wading. 

^Hnter flow. — Affected by ice. 

Diversions. — ^Water to irrigate about 800 acres of land is diverted above the station. 
A Carey Act project reclaiming 12,000 to 15,000 acres is now imder investigation; 
the water is to be diverted from the West Fork about 12 miles above the station. 

Aocoracy. — Open-water records good. 

Discharge measurements of West Fork of Boulder River at McLeod, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 



Mar. 31 
Mzj 24 

July 15 
Aug. 25 



Hydrographiar. 



C. S. Heidel. 

do 

R. Richards. 
C. S. Heidel. 



Oace 
heigEt. 


Dto- 
charge. 


1 Feet. 
' 1.48 


51 


2.67 


411 


' 2.48 


345 


' 1.(J7 


70 


1 





Daily gage height, infect, of West Fork of Boulder River at McLeod, Mont., for 1911. 

[Clyde Curtis, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 

2.9 
2.8 
2.7 
2.8 
3.0 

2.8 
3.0 
2.9 
2.5 
2.45 

2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.35 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.35 

2.25 

2.2 

2^2 

2.1 

2.1 

2.5 

2.1 

2.1 

2.0 

2.06 

2.0 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1. 


1.45 
1.4 
1.4 
1.46 
1.5 

1.5 

1.45 

1.5 

1.45 

1.4 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.5 

1.55 

1.55 
1.55 
1.55 
1.6 
1.65 

1.65 
1.7 
1.7 
1.75 
1.8 


1.8 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.9 

2.0 
2.06 
2.2 
2.4 
2.45 

2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.7 

2.5 

2.4 

2.35 

2.3 

2.2 

2.2 

2.25 
2.26 
2.7 
2.8 

2.7 
2.7 
2.8 
3.0 
8.1 
3.0 


3.6 
8.9 
3.7 
3.6 
3.4 

3.4 
3.5 
3.6 
3.5 
3.9 

4.0 
4.2 
4.3 
3.8 
3.0 

3.8 
3.7 
8.7 
3.8 
3.9 

8.8 
3.7 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.2 
3.0 


2.06 

2.1 

2.25 

2.15 

2.15 

2.0 

2.0 
2.15 
2.06 
2.06 

2.0 

1.9 
1.95 
1.85 
1.85 

1.8 

1.7 

1.75 

1.7 

1.75 

1.7 

1.66 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.6 
1.65 
1.6 


1.6 

1.6 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.6 
1.6 
1.66 
1.6 
1.65 

1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.66 
1.65 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.55 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.65 
1.6 
1.6 

1.55 
1.55 
1.65 
1.6 
1.65 




1.6 

1.65 
1.6 
1.6 
1.65 

1.6 
1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.7 

1.66 
1.7 
1.65 
1.65 
1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.6 

1.6 

1.65 

1.6 


1.65 


2 


1.65 


3 


1.6 


4 1 


1.6 


5 ::::: i 


1.6 


6 


1.55 


7 . 


1.55 


8::::: :::::::::::::::. ...j 


1.55 


9 




1.6 


10 . . 




1.55 


11 




1.55 


12 




1.5 


u 




1.5 


14. 




1.5 


15 


1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.35 
1.36 
1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.5 

1.5 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.5 

1.45 

1.4 

1.45 


1.5 


Ifi 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22. 




23 




24. . 




fi 




K 




27 




28.. . 




29 





30 




31 









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8UBFACE WATBE SUPPLY, 19U, PABT VI. 



Daily dMuxrgty in Mctrnd-feet, of West Fork of Boulder River at MeLeod, Mont., for 

1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




50 
45 
45 
50 
56 

56 
60 
56 
50 
45 

56 
50 
50 

45 
45 

50 
50 
56 
56 
G2 

62 
62 
62 
69 

77 

77 
85 
85 
95 
106 


106 
118 
118 
118 
130 

100 
178 
230 
305 
325 

390 
390 
345 
390 
440 

346 
305 
285 
265 
230 

230 
2i8 
248 
440 
490 

440 
440 
490 
600 
660 
600 


1,010 
1,280 
1,100 
1,010 
860 

860 
935 

1,010 
935 

1,280 

1,370 
1,570 
1,670 
1,180 
1,280 

1,180 
1,100 
1,100 
1,180 
1,280 

1,180 

1,100 

935 

860 

860 

860 
860 
790 
725 
600 


546 
490 
440 
490 
600 

490 
600 
545 
345 
325 

325 
325 
325 
325 
285 

230 
230 
230 
230 
285 

248 
230 
230 
195 
195 

345 

195 
195 
160 
178 
160 


178 
195 
248 
213 
213 

160 
160 
213 
178 
178 

160 
130 
145 
118 
118 

105 
85 
96 
85 
95 

85 
77 
86 
77 
86 

77 
77 
77 
69 
77 
C9 


69 
60 

85 
77 
85 

69 
69 
77 
69 
77 

69 
69 
86 
77 
77 

69 
69 
69 
62 
69 

69 
60 
77 
69 
69 

62 
62 

77 
09 
77 


69 
77 
69 
69 
77 

60 

77 

n 
n 

85 

77 
85 
77 
77 
86 

77 
86 
77 
77 
85 

77 
85 
77 
77 
86 

77 
86 
60 
60 
77 
69 


77 


2 






3 




(39 


4 




60 


5 




69 


6, 




62 


7 




62 


8 




62 


9 




69 


10 




62 


11 




62 


12 




56 


13 




56 


14 




56 


15 


36 

36 
36 
40 
40 
45 

15 
50 
56 
56 
56 

50 
50 
56 
50 
4o 
50 


56 


16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




28 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Daily discharge dctcrmiaed from a rating curve well defined below 600 second-feet. 
Monthly discharge of West Fork of Boulder River at McLeody Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 

1,230 
1,110 
2.280 
3,580 
19,900 
63,100 
19,800 
7,810 
4,280 
4.750 
3,250 
2,150 


Accu- 


Maximum. Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 




«20 

a20 
37.0 
60.1 

324 
1,060 

322 
127 
72.0 
77.3 
54.6 

a 35 




Kebruarv 






March . .*. 


56 




c 


April 


105 
660 
1,670 
600 
248 

85 
77 


45 
105 
600 
160 
69 
62 
69 


n 


May 


B 


June 


c 


Julv 


1) 


August 


B. 


September 


B 


October 

November 


B. 
C. 


December 














The year 


1,670 




185 


133,000 










flEst 


Imated. 









Note.— Discharge Mar. 1 to 14 estimated at 25 second-feet per day; Nov. 16 to 30, estimated at 45 
second-feet. 



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165, 



SWBBTQRASS CBXXK ABOYX MXLVUXE, XOVT. 

Location.— In the SW. i eec. 24, T. 5 N., R. 12 E., at 0. M. Rein's ranch, 17 xnilee 
northwest of Melville and 35 miles from Big Timber, at the site of a reservoir pro- 
posed under the Carey Act. 

Records available.— May 5, 1907, to September 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 47 square miles (total for stream). 

Oage. — ^A staff nailed to lower side (right bank) of a footbridge directly behind the 
ranch buildings. When the station was established a secondary staff gage to be 
used during extreme high water was installed about 300 feet below the regular 
gage and at a different datum. The regular gage was undermined during the 
high water of June and July, 1908, and readings were discontinued August 19 of 
that year. The present gage, which is the old secondary gage, has been read since 
October 1, 1908. The gage heights on the new gage are not comparable with those 
read on the old gage. 

Channel. — Composed of rough gravel. 

Ducharge measorenientB. — ^Made by wading near gage at ordinary stages; at high 
stages made from footbridge. 

^^nter flow. — Stream freezes over during winter months. 

Diversions. — ^Two small ditches divert water above the station. 

Discharge measurements of Sweetgrass Creek above Melville, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 



Mar. 29 
May 23 

July 17 
Aog. 8 



Hydrographer. 



C.S.Heidel.. 

do 

R.Richards.. 
C.S.Heidel.. 



Gaca 
height. 


Di». 
charge. 


Feel, 


Bec-ft. 


1.45 


10.7 


2.33 


220 


2.15 


127 


1.90 


59.3 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Sweetgrass Creek above Melville, Mont., for 1911. 
[C. If. Rein, obeenrer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jtuie. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 


1 


1.60 
1.50 
1.50 
1.52 
1.52 

1.52 
1.52 
1.52 
1.52 
1.53 

1.53 
1.53 
1.58 
2.85 
3.55 


3.9 
4.6 
3.9 
3.7 
3.00 

2.90 
3.40 
3.10 
3.00 
3.00 

3.45 

3.65 

3.6 

3.30 

3.10 


i'si* 

2.32 
2.38 
2.38 

2.40 
2.42 
2.46 
2.38 
2.40 

2.32 
2.25 
2.20 
2.20 
2.20 


2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.02 
2.04 

2.01 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.98 


1.85 
1.82 
1.82 
l.HO 

"i.'so 

"i.TO 

1.78 

1.78 
1.75 

**i.'75 


2.... 




1.45 


3.. 




4 


_ 




5 . 






6.... 






7..., 




1.45 
1.45 
1.45 
1.45 

1.45 


8.... 




9.... 




10..-. 




11...- 




12 




13.... 






14 






15 













Day. 



Mar. I Apr. 



1.48 
1.48 
1.48 
1.48 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.49 

1.48 



1.45 
1.45 
1.45 



1.45 
1.43 
1.42 
1.42 
1.45 

1.45 
1.58 
1.55 
1.55 
1.50 



May. 



2.95 
2.50 
2.38 
2.29 
2.18 

2.10 
2.10 
2.12 
2.2 
2.3 , 

2.32 

2.22 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.35 



June, 



2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
3.25 
3.10 

3.05 
3.00 
2.80 
2.70 
^50 

2.38 
2. .38 
2.45 
2.42 

2.38 



July. 



2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 

2.15 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 

2.08 
2.08 
2. Of) 
2.05 
2.05 
2.00 



Aug. 



1.98 
1.97 
1.97 
1.97 
1.96 

1.96 
1.93 
1.93 
1.90 
1-90 

1.90 

1.87 
1.87 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 



Sept. 



1.75 



1.74 



1.74 
1.73 



1.78 
1.73 
1.72 



1.72 



1.72 
1.70 



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Daily dUcharge, in second-feet^ of Sweetgrass Creek above Melville, Mont. , for 1911, 



Day. 



1. 
3. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 



May. June. July. ' Aug, 

I I 



13 
13 
13 
15 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
16 

16 

16 

20 

425 

775 



050 
1,340 
930 
820 
470 

420 
670 
520 
470 
470 

605 
745 
770 
620 
520 



188 
177 
177 
198 
198 

205 
213 
225 
19ft 
205 

177 
155 
140 
140 
140 



79 



S«pt. 



Day. 



ICar. 



Apr. May. 



10 

10 
8.6 
8.6 

10 

10 
20 
18 
18 
13 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 



475 
209 
223 
180 
152 

127 
137 
133 
158 
192 

100 
165 

158 
158 
158 
310 



June. 



420 
430 
420 
595 
620 

405 
470 
375 
330 
345 

108 
108 
335 
313 
108 



July. 



135 
125 
125 
135 
135 

125 
110 
110 
110 
110 

106 
106 
06 
06 
06 
88 



Aug. 



Sept. 



34 
34 



32 
32 
32 
32 
30 



30 
30 
30 
27 



Note.— Daily discharge determined trom rating curves as follows: Mar. 16 to June 2, 1910, curve well 
defined ; June 3 to Sept. 30, curve fairly well defined; discharge interpolated for days for which gage heights 
are missing. 

Monthly discharge of Sweetgrass Creek above Melville, Mont,, for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-fcet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Januarv 






a 12 
al2 
11.8 
11.4 
145 
534 
145 
73.7 
36.0 


738 

666 

736 

678 

8,920 

31,200 

8,920 

4,530 

2,140 


D. 


February 






D. 


March 


13 
20 
* 775 
1,340 
225 
94 
51 




C. 


April 


8.6 
13 
198 
83 
61 
27 


D. 


iiSy::::::::::v^v.::'^::^:.^::v^^^^ 


A. 


June 


C. 


Julv 


B. 


August 


B. 


September 


B. 






The period 








58,500 













a Estimated. 
SWEETO&ASS CRXEK BELOW MELVILLE, XOVT. 

Locatioxi. — At McAllister's ranch, just above the head of the canal owned by the 
Glass-Lindsay Land Co. 

Records available. — May 4, 1907 (at Adam's ranch site), to April 1, 1909; new site 
April 1, 1909, to August 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Total for stream, 47 square miles. 

Qage. — Staff, on left bank near observer's house; the original gage was located 2} 
miles below the headgate of the Glass-Lindsay Land Co.'s canal, 9 miles below 
Melville and 20 miles from Big Timber. The present gage was installed April 1, 
1909, when the old station was discontinued. 

ChanneL — ^Bed composed of clean gravel; nonshifting. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 

Diversiona and storage. — Many diversions are made from this stream. All the 
low- water flow is appropriated, 550 second-feet being held by adjudicated rights. 
The Glass-Lindsay canal will carry 575 second-feet and irrigate 30,000 acres; the 
canal will divert water into two storage reservoirs with capacities of 12,000 and 
6,000 feet, respectively, which will be filled from the spring nm-off. 

Accuraoy. — Records good. 



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DiKharge fneaauremtnts ofSweOgrass Creek helow Melville, Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 



Hydrograpber. 



hdi^t. 



Dis- 
charge. 



Mar. 38 
May 25 

July 17 
Aug. 23 



C. 8. Hddel. 

do 

R. Richards 
C. S. Heldel. 



1.12 
2.24 
1.35 
1.19 



aec^U 
35.8 

83 
57.8 



Dmly gage height, in feet, of Stveetgrass Creek helow Melville, Mont., for 1911, 
{Alexander Harper, observer.] 



Day. 


«„. 


Apr. 


May. 1 June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


1 




1.16 
1.16 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 

1.15 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.16 


1.10 , 2.60 
1.10 3.56 
1.10 3.00 
1.00 2.7^ 
.85 2.60 

1.00 2.40 
1.10 2.35 


1.45 
1.50 
1.45 
1.50 
1.50 

1.45 
1.45 
1.35 
1.35 
1.40 

1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.40 


1.25 
1.26 
1.25 
1.25 
1.28 

1.35 
1.25 
1.32 
1.35 
1.35 

1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.28 

■ 


16 




1.12 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 

1.15 
1.18 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

.05 
1.05 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 


3.90 
3.75 
2.00 
1.50 
1.62 

1.50 
1.45 
1.50 
2.10 
2.25 

2.45 
2.00 
1.62 
1.50 
1.45 
1.50 


2.50 
2.46 
2.50 
2.45 
2.40 

2.38 
2.42 
2.45 
2.50 
2.45 

2.36 

2.06 
1.70 
1.58 
1.50 


1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.30 

1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
1.30 

1.25 
1.25 
1.26 
1.3 
1.25 
1.26 


1.26 


•» 




17 




1.26 


« 




18 




1.28 


4 




19 




1.26 


5 




20 




1.26 


C 




21 




1.25 






22 





1 26 


8 




1.12 
1.16 
1.08 

1.16 
1.16 
1.15 
2.45 
2.65 


2.85 
2.52 
2.40 

2.58 
2.58 
2.55 
2.50 
2.45 


23 




1.20 


9 




34 





1 10 


10 




35 




1.10 


11 




36 




1.10 


12 




27 




13 . . 




38 


1.12 
1.25 
1.23 
1.22 




14 




29 




13 




30 








31 











Daily di»charge, in uocmd-feet, of Sweetgrois Creek helow Melville, Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 1 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


1 




36 
36 
31 
31 
31 

36 
31 
31 
31 
SI 

31 
31 


31 
31 
31 
23 
10 

23 
31 
33 
36 
29 

36 

36 

36 

440 

662 


660 

1,260 
800 
622 
660 

430 
406 
700 
502 
430 

638 
638 
520 
490 
460 


m 

112 
]02 
112 
112 

102 
102 
82 
82 
91 

82 
83 
83 
83 

91 


66 
GO 
66 
66 
70 

t 
82 
60 
77 
82 
83 

82 
82 
8^ 
82 

70 


16 




33 
31 
31 
31 
31 

36 
38 
23 
23 
23 

19 
27 
31 
81 
31 


1,660 

1,430 

250 

112 

117 

112 
102 
112 
290 
355 

460 
360 
140 
113 
103 
112 


490 
460 
490 
460 
430 

420 
442 
460 
490 
460 

406 
370 
161 
130 
113 


83 

82 
82 
83 
73 

66 
66 
66 
66 
78 

66 
66 
66 
73 
66 
66 


66 


3 . ...' 


17 




66 


3 


18 




70 


4 


19 




66 


5 ' 


20 




66 


6 




21 




66 


7 




22 




66 


8 




23 




68 


9 




24 




46 


10 . -. 




36 




46 


11 




26 




46 


12 


27 






13 




31 
81 
36 


28 


33. 
46 
42 
42 




14 




29 




15 


...... 


30 









31 















Note. — ^Diaclian^ determined from rating curves as follows: Mar. 28 to May 17 (1910), curve well defined; 
May 18 to Aas. 1, from rating curve fairly well deOned. 



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Monthly dueharge ofSweetgrau Creek below MdviUe, M(ml,,for 1911, 



Month. 


Diacharge in seoond-feet. 


Run-afl 
(total in 
acre-lBet). 


Aocu- 


Iff-Hmnm 


Junimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January .... 






30 
25 
21.8 
30.8 

223 

482 
82.5 
64.7 


1,840 
1,390 
1,340 
1,830 
13,700 
28,700 
6,070 
3,960 


D. 


Fehrnary , , . , ... 






D. 


March. 






D. 


AprU 


88 

1»660 

1,260 

112 

82 


19 
19 
112 
66 
45 


A. 


May 


B. 


JUI16 .,,--,-. .-.,,-, , , - - 


B. 


July 


B. 


Aumst T . . . , . T - 


B. 






The period 








57,800 















Note.— Means for January and February estimated, 
per day, and Aug. 27 to 31 at 45 seoond-feet. 



Discharge Mar. 1 to 27 estimated at 25 seoond-feet 



STZLLWATXB XIVX& inCAB VYZ, XOVT. 

Locatton.— In W. i SW. J eec. 28, T. 5 S., R. 15 E., directly back of B. F.Wood's 
ranch, 1 mile bolow Woodbine Creek, and 7 miles from the junction of the West 
Fork. 

Records available. — One discharge measurement during 1911. 

Drainage area. — 187 square miles. 

Qage. — Standard chain. 

Chazmel. — Rock, probably permanent. 

Diacharge xneaaurexnentB. — Made by wading or from cable. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Diversion. — None of importance. 

The following discharge measurement was made by G. S. Heidel: 
August 29, 1911: Gage height, 3.98 feet; discharge, 213 second-feet. 



STZLLWATXK RIVXm inCAB ABSABO: 



I, XOITT. 



XiOcation. — On the public highway bridge crossing the stream at the Riverside Road 

house, 13 miles southwest of Columbus, Mont., and about 1 mile northeast of Absa- 

rokee, Mont.; below the mouth of Rosebud Creek. 
Records available.-July 19, 1910, to October 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 

GMige. — Staff gage nailed to right abutment pier on upstream side of bridge. 
Channel. — Bed of stream is very rough, being composed of gravel and bowlders, but 

will not shift. 
Discharge measurements. — Made from the lower side of the bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — ^The territory bordering Stillwater River is well irrigated by water 

taken from the river. 

Discharge Tneasurements of Stillwater River near AhMrohee^ Mont., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


h€^t. 


Dis- 


May 18 

July 13 

Aug. 16 

16 


W. A. T^ftinh 


Feet. 
1.93 
3.00 
2.05 
2.02 


Sec.-ft. 
1,170 
2,350 
1.230 
1,240 


Aug. 30 

Nov. 6 

6 


C. 6. Heidel 


Fta. 

1.18 
.42 
.42 


'"■% 


R. Richards 


B.B. Jonc« 


S18 


B. E. Jones 


do 


318 


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Daily gage heighty in feet j of SHUwaUr River near Ahaarokeej Mont., for 1911, 
[A. B. Tenney, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 




3.68 

4.3 

3.9 

4.2 

3.9 

8.9 
4.1 
4.6 
4.6 
4.2 

4.6 
5.0 
£.9 
6.2 
5.6 


3.6 
3.6 
3.4 
3.5 
3.7 

4.0 
4.0 
4.3 
8.6 
3.1 

3.2 
3.2 
2.9 
3.1 
2.9 


2.6 
2.6 
2.4 
2.2 
2.3 

2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.4 
2.3 

2.4 
2.2 

1.95 
1.85 
1.95 


1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.3 

1.35 
1.35 
1.25 
1.26 
1.1 

1.15 

1.1 

1.0 

1.06 

0.95 


0.75 
.76 
.76 
.65 
.65 

.6 

.65 

.7 

.65 

.55 

.6 
.6 
.6 
•.6 
.6 


a4 

.5 
'".'48 

.48 


16.... 




5.2 
5.1 
5.4 
5.4 
5.1 

5.4 
5.2 
5.1 
4.5 
4.1 

8.9 
3.6 
4.0 
3.7 
3.5 


3.0 
3.2 
3.2 
8.2 
2.9 

3.1 
3.0 
2.9 
2.8 
2.7 

2.8 
2.9 
2.8 
2.6 
2.5 
2.28 


2.0 
1.96 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 

1.85 
1.65 
1.66 
1.6 
1.4 

1.3 

1.2 

1.3 

1.13 

1.15 

1.13 


1.0 
.85 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.85 

.76 

.68 

.8 

.86 

.9 
.8 
.9 
.8 
.7 


a55 
.55 
.6 
.55 
.45 

.65 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.6 

.28 

.55 




2 


17 






3 


18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 

i:::: 

24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 

S:::: 

31.... 


1.9 

1.8 
1.6 

1.43 

1.43 

1.5 

3.0 

3.1 

2.6 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.1 




4 ! 




5 




6 












8 






9 - . 






10 






11 






12.... 






13 






14 ... 






15.... 




1 






1 






1 



Daily digcharge, in second-feet , of Stillwater River near Absarohee, Mont. , for 1911, 



Day. 



May. 



10.. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
15.. 



June. 



3,170 
3,810 
3,430 
8,810 
3,430 

3,430 
3,680 
4,330 
4,330 
3,810 

4,330 
4,860 
6,020 
6,410 
5,630 



July. 



3,070 
3,070 
3,830 
3,950 
3,190 

3,550 
3,550 
3,810 
3,070 
3,470 

2,590 
2,590 
2,230 
2.470 
2,230 



Aug. 



1,760 
1,870 
1,650 
1,430 
1,540 

1,870 
1,870 
1,760 
1,650 
1,540 

1,650 
1,430 
1,200 
1,110 
1,200 



Sept. 



670 
670 
670 
720 
720 

760 
750 
695 
696 
620 

045 
620 
6V0 
595 
545 



Oct. 



445 

445 
445 
398 
352 

375 
398 
420 
398 
352 

375 
375 
375 
375 
375 



Nov. 



290 
330 



322 



322 



Day. 



May. 



1,150 

1,070 

990 

801 

801 

850 

1,240 

1,330 

1,870 
1,540 
1,430 
1,430 
1,430 
1,330 



June. 



5,110 
4,980 
5,370 
5,370 
4,980 

5,370 
5,110 
4,980 
4,200 
3,680 

3,430 
3,070 
3,550 
3,190 
2,950 



July. 



2,350 
2,590 
2,590 
2,590 
2,230 

2,470 
2,350 
2,230 
2,110 
1,990 

2,110 
2,230 
2,110 
1,870 
1,760 
1,520 



Aug. 



1,240 
1.200 
1,240 
1,240 
1,150 

1,110 
955 
955 
920 
780 

720 
670 
730 
635 
645 



Sept. 



570 
495 
520 
520 
520 

496 
445 
411 
470 
495 

520 
470 
520 
470 
420 



Oct. 



352 
352 
375 
352 
310 

352 
375 
375 
375 
375 

375 
249 
352 
340 
330 
320 



Note.— Dafly discharge determined from a fairly well defined rating curve; discharge estimated for 
days for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly discharge of Stillwater River near Absarohee , Mont. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total hi 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


May 18-31 


1,870 
6,410 
3,810 
1,870 
750 
445 


801 
2,950 
1,520 
635 
411 
249 


1,230 

4,330 

2,540 

1,240 

576 

370 

305 

250 


34,100 
258,000 
156,000 
76,200 
34,300 
22,800 
18,100 
15,400 


B. 


June 


C. 


Joly... 


B. 


August 


B. 


Seotemher 


B. 


October 


B. 


November 


C. 


D«c«nbflr. X 






D. 


















615,000 








1 





NoTc—Mean for December estimated. Discharge Nov. 12 to 30 estimated at 300 second-feet. 



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SUEFACE WATER SXTPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 
WOODBINX CBSZK HSA& ITYB, XOITT. 



Location. — Gage is located 7 miles Bouth of Nye, Mont., in the SE. } sec. 32, T. 5 S., 
R. 15 £., approximately a quarter of a mile from the junction of this creek and the 
Stillwat^ River. 

Records available. — ^Two measurements during 1911. 

Qage. — Sloping staff. 

Channel. — Large rocks; very rough. 

Discharge meaaurementB. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Diversion. — None . 

Measurements are made at this station to determine the amount of water available 
for power. In the first mile from its mouth the creek has a fall of 900 feet, and tliere 
is at present an application for development of its power. 

Discharge measvrements of Woodbine Creek ne«ir Nye, Mont., in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gftcre 
height. 


Dfa- 
chaiige. 


1911. 
Aug. 12 
20 


B . E . Jones 


Feet, 
3.05 
2.70 


8ee.'ft 
47 


C.S.Heldel 


31 









ROSEBTTD RIVER AT ABSABOKSS. XOVT. 

Location.— In SW. J SE. J sec. 36, T. 3 S., R 18 W., on the highway bridge just west 
of Absarokee, Mont., and 14 miles from Columbus, about 1 mile above the stream 's 
junction with Stillwater River. 

Records available.— July 19, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Staff, on downstream side of left abutment pier. 

Channel. — ^Bed of stream is composed of gravel and bowlders and is not likely to sh ift. 

I>i8charge measurements. — ^Made from the downstream side of the bridge. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Diversions. — Water for irrigation is diverted above the station. 

Discharge Tneasurements of Rosebud River at AhsaroheCf Monl.y in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Bia- 
ohaige. 


May 18 

July 13 

Aug. 16 

30 


W. A. T.ftmh 


Feet. 
2.60 
8.09 
2.85 
2.44 
1.81 


8ee,-ft. 
4S2 


H. Richards ,.,... ,,,-,,,,. ,,,--^-- 


798 


B. E. Jones 


647 


C. 8. Heidel 


886 


Nov. 7 


B. E. Jones 


147 









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Dmly gagt height, in feet, of Rosebud River at Ahsarokee, Mont,, for 1911, 
[Chris. Oaistois, obswrv.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


J 




2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

2.0 
2.0 
2.1 
2.2 
2.2 


2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.3 

2.4 
2.4 
2.5 
2.7 
3.2 

2.7 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.7 
2.6 
2.9 
3.0 

3.2 
3.25 
3.2 
3.3 
3.4 
4.0 


4.0 
3.9 
8.7 
3.6 
3.4 

3.2 
'3.05 
3.6 
3.8 
3.7 

4.0 
4.2 
4.5 
4.4 

4.8 

5.0 
4.0 
4.4 

4.6 
4.5 

4.5 

4.3 
4.1 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.1 
4.2 
4.0 
4.0 


4.0 
3.6 
3.6 
3.7 
3.2 

4.0 
4.0 
3.9 
3.8 
3.6 

3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.4 
8.4 

3.4 

3.4 
3.5 
3.7 
3.7 

3.9 
4.0 
4.0 
3.8 
3.7 

3.7 
3.6 
3.4 
8.4 
3.4 
3.4 


3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.3 
3.2 
8.2 

3.2 
3.2 
3.1 
3.1 
8.0 

2.86 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.55 
2.55 
2.55 


2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.6 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.7 
2.7 

2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.0 
2.9 


70 


2 




2.9 


3 




2.9 


4 




2.9 


5 




2.9 


6 




2.9 


7 




2.9 


g 




2.9 


9 




2.9 


10 




2.9 


11 


2.9 


12 


1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.7 

1.7 
3.2 
2.1 
2.2 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 




13 




U 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 .... 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Note.— Oage heights Sept. 17 to Oct. 11 believed to be erroaeous. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Rosebud River at Absarolee, Mont,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


AUR. 


Sept. 


1 




190 
190 
190 
190 
190 

190 
190 
190 
135 
135 

135 
160 
160 
160 
160 

135 
135 
135 
135 
160 

160 
160 
160 
160 
160 

190 

190 
225 
260 
260 


260 
225 
225 
225 
260 

260 
260 
260 
300 
300 

350 
350 
410 
550 
1,060 

650 
480 
480 
410 
410 

410 
550 
480 
720 
820 

1,060 
1,120 
1,050 
1,180 
1,320 
2,750 


2.350 
2.150 
1,800 
1,630 
1,320 

1,050 
875 
1,630 
1,970 
1,800 

2,350 
2,760 
3,350 
3.150 
4,020 

4.500 
2,350 
3,150 
3,580 
3,350 

3,350 
2,950 
2,660 
2.350 
2,350 

2,350 
2,550 
2,750 
2,350 
2,350 


2,350 
1,630 
1,630 
l.MOO 
1,050 

2.350 
2.350 
2,150 
1,970 
1,630 

1,320 
1,320 
1,180 
1,320 
1,320 

1.320 
1,320 
1,470 
1,800 
1,800 

2,150 
2.350 
2,350 
1,970 
1,800 

1,800 
1,630 
1,320 
1.320 
1.320 
1,320 


• 
1.470 
1,470 
1,470 
1.630 
1,630 

1.470 
1.470 
1,180 
1,050 
1,050 

i.oso' 

1,050 
930 
930 
820 

675 
630 
630 
630 
630 

650 
650 
550 
480 
480 

480 
480 
480 
445 
445 
445 


410 


2... 




410 


3 




410 


4... 




410 


5 




480 


6 




650 






650 


8 




550 


9 




550 


10.. 




480 


u... . 




480 


12 


90 
90 
100 
115 

115 
300 
225 
260 
225 

225 
225 
190 
190 
190 

190 
190 
190 
190 
190 
190 


410 


13 


410 


14 


410 


15 


410 


16 


410 


17 




18 




19 




20 : 




21 




22 




5::::-;::::-:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 




25.... 




96 




27 




28.... 




29 




80.... 




31 









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Monthly discharge of Rosebud River at Ahaarokee, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 




Run-off 
(total in 
acre-foet). 


AOCQ- 


Maxiouini. 


Minimnm. 


Mean. 


racy. 


Ma rrh 12-^1 


300 
2G0 
2,750 
4,500 
2,350 
1,630 
550 


go 

135 
225 
875 
1,060 
445 
410 


184 

173 

615 

2,500 

1 eoo 

879 
458 


7,aoo 

10,300 
37,800 
149,000 
104,000 
54,000 
14,500 


B. 


April 


B. 


MkyI ::::::: :::::::;:::::.::...::: 


B. 


July 


B. 


Juno 


B. 


August 


B. 


Sflptembcr 1-16 


B. 






The period 








377,000 















CLARK FORK AT FROMBERO, MOITT. 

Locatioxx. — In sec. 21, T. 5 S., R. 23 £., at the highway bridge half a mile east of the 

Northern Pacific Railway station at Fromberg, Mont. 
Becordfl available.— June 3, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 2,500 square miles. 
Oage. — ^A standard chain fastened to upstream side of bridge; datum unchanged. 

The original gage was a staff; its datum was the same as that of the chain gage. 
Channel. — Bed of stream composed of rock and gravel; free from vegetation; perma^ 

nent. Channel divided by middle pier of bridge. 
Biacharge measurements. — ^Aiade from bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice from December to the middle of March. 
Diversions. — Many diversions are made from the river, but only a small portion of 

the total flow is used. 
Accuracy. — Records excellent. 
The following discharge measurement was made by B. E. Jones: 
August 9, 1911: Gage height, 4.63 feet; discharge, 1,170 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Clark Fork at Fromberg, Mont., for 19 U. 







[Mrs. E. 


V. Moran, observer.] 










•bay. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.6 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.0 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.6 
3.7 
4.1 
3.6 
3.6 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.8 


3.9 

;j.9 

4.1 
4.3 
4.3 

4.3 

4.7 
4.9 
5.0 
5.3 

6.3 
6.5 
5.5 
5.8 
6.2 

0.2 
6.2 
6.3 
6.5 
0.3 

6.1 
6.3 
5.9 
5.5 
5.5 

6.4 

6.4 
6.0 
5 9 
6.9 
5.9 


0.0 
6.3 
0.6 
7.1 
7.1 

0.9 
6.9 
7.5 

8.1 
8.2 

8.4 
8.6 
8.9 
8.7 
8.8 

8.9 
8.6 
8.5 
8.5 
8.5 

8.4 
8.3 
8.2 
7.9 
7.6 

7.6 
7.6 

7.8 
7.8 
7.6 


7. 7 
7.7 
7.6 
7.1 
6.7 

6.6 
6.6 
6.7 
6.9 
6.9 

5.8 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 
5.6 

6.5 
6.6 
6.4 
6.1 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
4.9 
6.0 
6.0 

6.0 
6.4 
6.3 
6.0 
6.0 
6.4 


6.4 
6.2 
5.0 
4.9 
6.0 

6.0 
4.5 
4.5 
4.5 
4.5 

4.2 

4.25 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.1 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.0 
3.9 


3.8 
3 8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.75 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 

8.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 


3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.55 
3.7 


3.7 


2 




3.7 


3 




3. K 


4 .. .. 




3 *< 


5 


3.0 

3.55 

3.6 

3.6 

3.6 

3.6 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.4 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


3.75 


6 


3.75 




3.7 


8 


3.7 


9 


3 7 


10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




15 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




TA 




24 




25 




26 




27 




S:;::::::::::;:::::::::::: 




30 

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Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Clark Fork at Fromberg, Mont., for 1911. 



Day, 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


AUR. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


, 


300 
325 
360 
350 
375 

350 
375 
375 
375 
375 

325 
325 
325 
325 
325 

336 
275 
275 
276 
376 

275 
275 
275 
325 
326 

325 
275 
326 
325 
325 
325 


325 
325 
375 
375 
375 

375 
375 
375 
430 
430 

430 
430 
375 
430 
430 

430 
375 
375 
375 
375 

375 
430 
700 
375 
375 

430 
430 
430 
376 
490 


655 
655 
700 
860 
860 

860 
1,230 
1,440 
1,560 
1,920 

1,920 
2,160 
2,160 
2,560 
3,180 

3,180 
3,180 
3,360 
3,700 
3,360 

3,020 
3,360 
2,710 
2,160 
2,160 

3,530 
3,520 
2,860 
2,710 
2,710 
2,710 


2,880 
3,360 
8,880 
4,840 
4,840 

4,440 
4,440 
5,740 
7.330 
7,620 

8,210 
8,»10 
9,710 
9.110 
9; 410 

9, no 

8,810 
8,510 
8.510 
8,510 

8,210 
7,910 
7,620 
6,760 
5; 980 

5.980 
5,9H0 
6,490 
6.490 
5.9W 


6,230 
6,230 
6,740 
4,S40 
4,060 

3,880 
3.880 
4,0fiO 
4,440 
2,710 

2.560 
2,420 
2,420 
3.420 
2,160 

2.160 
2,160 
2,040 
1,680 
1,560 

1,560 
1,560 
1,440 
1,560 
1,560 

1,660 
2,040 
1,920 
1,560 
1.560 
2,040 


2,040 
1,800 
1,560 
1.440 
1,560 

1.560 
1,040 
l,04n 
1.010 
1,040 

780 

S2n 

780 
7«0 

780 

780 
780 

780 
780 
780 

700 
625 
625 
625 
625 

556 

5.^5 
555 
555 

555 


490 
490 
490 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
4.30 
430 
430 
430 

«to 

430 
430 
430 
430 

460 
490 
490 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 


430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 

430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
430 
430 

430 
4^0 
430 
430 
350 
4.30 


430 


2 


430 


3 


490 


4 


400 


5 


460 


fi 


460 




430 


S .. 


430 


9 


430 


ir> 




H 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




IS 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




2fi 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









XfvrE.— Daily di<icharRe detennhied from a latlxig curve well defined between 200 and 8,000 seoond-leet. 
Discbarge Mar. 1 to 4 estimated. 

Monthly discharge of Clark Fork at Fromberg, Mont., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aooo- 


Maximum. 


l&inimu m. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 






a260 

275 

322 

406 

2,280 

6,870 

2,770 

919 

441 

427 

415 

a300 


15,400 
15,300 
19,800 
24,200 
140,000 
409,000 
170,000 
66,500 
26,200 
26,300 
24,700 
18,400 


D. 


^'ebniary, . 




D. 


ilarrh 


375 

700 

3,700 

9,710 

6,230 

2,040 

490 

430 

490 


275 
325 
555 
2,860 
1,440 
555 
430 
350 


A. 


April 


A. 


i6y!::::::::::::::.::.: :: 


A. 


June , 


A. 


July 


A. 


August 


A. 


September 


A. 


October 


A. 


November x . . . 


C. 


Decembv. 




D. 










The year 


9,710 




1,310 


946,000 











a Estimated. 
NoTE.~Discharg» Kov. 10 to 30 estimated at 400 second-feet. 



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PRYOB OBBXK HSAB PRYOB, KOVT. 

Locatioxx. — ^Three hundred feet above head gate of Pryor ditch, in eec. 21, T. 5 S., 
R. 25 E., about 2 miles from Pryor, Mont. 

Records available. — September 12, 1911, to April 1, 1912, when station was dis- 
continued. One measurement in 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Vesical staff gage attached to a tree on the right bank of the stream, 300 feet 
above the headworks of Pryor ditch. 

Channel. — Practically permanent; bottom of the stream is composed of gravel and 
cobblestone. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading at the gage. 

Winter flow. — Stream freezes solid at gage during the winter months. 

Diversion. — No diversion above the gage. 

The following discharge measurement was made by W. A. Lamb: 
September 12, 1911: Gage height, 1.41 feet; discharge, 4.8 second-feet. 

PBYOB CBSEK HXAB COBtnEtlT, XONT. 

Location. — ^At the ranch of John A. Hoyt, near Coburn, Mont., near south line of 

T. 1 S., R. 27 E. 
Records available.— September 13, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 
Gage. — Overhanging chain gage on left bank opposite the farm house of John A. Hoyt. 
Channel. — Permanent. The bed of the stream at the gage is composed of gravel and 

sand, but at the control both above and below it is firm gravel and cobbleetones. 

At low stages the water is deep and sluggiedi at the gage and for several hundred 

feet above and below. 
Discharge measurement. — ^Made by wading above the gage. 
Winter flow. — Channel is blocked with ice during winter months. 
Diversion. — ^W^ater sujSicient to irrigate approximately 1,000 acres near Pryor, about 

30 miles above this station. 

The following discharge measurement was made by W. A. Lamb: 
September 13, 1911: Gage height, 4 feet; discharge, 23 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in/eetj o/Fryor Creek near Cohwrn^ Mont. y for 1911. 
[John A. Hoyt, observer.] 



Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 1 

4.04 1 

4.04 

4.04 

4.04 

4.04 

4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.02 

4.02 
4.02 
4.02 
4.02 
4.02 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 1 

2 


4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 


4.02 
4.02 
4.01 
4.01 
4.01 

4.01 
4.01 
4.01 
4.01 
4.02 

4.02 
4.02 
4.02 
4.02 
4.02 


16 


4.00 
4,00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.01 

4.00 
4.01 
4.01 
4.02 
4.02 

4.01 
4.01 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 


4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.02 
4.02 

4.02 
4.02 
4.01 
4.01 
4.01 

4.01 

4.01 
4.01 
4.03 
4.03 
4.03 


4.02 
4.02 
4.02 
4.03 
4.03 

4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.04 

4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.04 
4.04 


4.02 


17 




3 ; 

4 1 


18 




19 




5 


20 




6 


4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 

4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 


21 




7 


22 




8 


23 


..... 







24 


4.08 


10 




25 


4.08 


11 




26 


4.08 


12 




27 


4.03 


13 




28 


4.03 


14 


4.01 
4.00 


29 


4.03 


d5 


30 


4.03 




31 















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175 



FIEYO& OBSXS AT HTnTTLBT, KOVT. 

Location.— In the SW. J sec. 25, T. 2 N., R. 27 E., at the steel highway bridge half a 
mile from the railroad station at Huntley. 

Eecords available.— August 6, 1904, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 800 square miles. 

Gage. — Chain; installed June 16, 1906, at the highway bridge crossing the new chan- 
nel, into which the creek was at that time turned by the United States Reclama- 
tion Service; datum unchanged since 1906. 

Channel. — ^Bed composed of clay and gravel and may change somewhat; banks steep 
and uniformly graded, clean, and not subject to overflow; current moderate. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from the bridge to which the gage is attached. 

Winter flow. — Stream freezes over during the winter months. 

Diifdunrge measurements ofPryor Creek at Huntley y Mont.j in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrogrspber. 


i^t. 


charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


DIs- 
chargB. 


July % 


W. A, T-fwnh 


Feet. 
1.38 
1.38 
a90 
a90 


Sec.-ft' 

45 

47 
5.5 
6.0 


Aug. 10 

Sept. 11 

j Nov. 16 


B.E.Jon«8 1.31 

R.Richards 1.30 


Sec.'ft. 
36 


do 

B.E. Jones 


18 
23.3 


do 















Ddiy gage height , in feet, ofPryor Creek at HurUleyy Mont., for 1911. 
[Arthur Foster, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.08 
1.05 

1.04 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
0.90 
0.88 
0.88 

0.88 
0.88 
0.88 
0.90 
0.85 

0.92 
0.90 
0.95 
0.98 
0.88 

1.05 
1.00 
1.04 
1.00 
0.05 
0.25 


Aug. 

0.95 
0.88 
1.02 
1.05 
0.96 

1.00 

"i.'is' 

1.20 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.06 

1.10 
1.05 
1.10 
1.05 
1.15 

1.20 
1.15 
1.22 
1.20 
1.15 
1.20 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 

1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.50 
1.50 

1.60 
1.66 
1.66 
1.85 
1.85 

1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 

**i.'36* 
1.40 
1.40 
1.45 

1.50 
1.50 
1.45 
1.45 
1.40 

1.40 
1.35 
1.30 
1.35 
1.40 


Dec. 


1 


1.40 
1.50 
1.50 

i.eo 

1.70 

1.70 
1.90 
2.10 
2.75 
2.76 

2.76 
2.76 
2,76 
2.76 
2.76 

2.76 
2.76 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 

2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 

2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
3.8 
6.7 


4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.6 

4.2 

4.2 

4.2 

4.10 

4.0 

4.0 
4.2 
4.0 
4.2 
4.3 

4.3 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.1 
4.1 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 


4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

4.8 
5.2 
7.2 

"*2.*66' 
2.15 
2.00 
2.00 

1.80 
1.70 
1.50 
1.50 
1.60 

1.50 
1.50 
1.50 
1.60 
1.50 

1.50 
1.50 
1.80 
1.75 
1.70 
1.70 


1.52 
1.48 
1.48 
1.45 
1.46 

1.42 
1.42 
1.42 
1.42 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.38 
1.86 
1.36 
1.35 
1.40 

1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.45 
1.60 

1.60 
1.50 
1.45 
1.40 
1.40 



1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.38 
1.88 

1.38 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 

1.35 
1.32 
1.32 
1.30 
1.30 

1.30 
1.35 
1.30 
1.32 
1.32 

1.30 
1.30 
1.28 
1.28 
1.32 

1.50 
1.80 
2.00 
1.60 
1.15 
1.65 


1.50 
1.75 
1.50 
1.50 
1.46 

1.35 
1.35 
1.30 
3.20 
1.75 

1.55 
1.50 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.40 
1.35 
2.10 
1.45 
1.25 

1.25 
1.20 
1.20 
1.18 
1.15 

1.18 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.05 


1.16 
1.20 
1.15 
1.20 
1.16 

1.20 
1.15 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.18 
1.18 
1.20 
1.18 

1.18 
1.18 
1.25 
1.23 
1.20 

1.20 
1.18 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 


1.10 
1.10 
1.20 

1.31 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.28 

1.28 
1.28 
1.28 
1.28 
1.30 

1.30 
1.31 
1.28 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 


1.40 


2 


1.40 


3 


1.40 


4 , 


1.40 


5 


1.40 


6 


1.40 


7 


1.40 


8 


1.40 


9 


1.38 


10 


1.38 


U 


1.38 


B 


1.35 


13 


1.35 


14 


1.35 


15 

16 


1.35 
1.36 


17 


1.40 


18 


1.42 


19 

20 


1.50 
1.50 


21 


1.63 


22 


1.58 


23 


1.60 


34 

25 


1.70 
1.70 


26 


1.70 


27 

28 

29 


1.70 
1.70 
1.65 


» 


1.65 


31 


1.65 







NoTX.— Oage height distorted by toe Jan. 1 to Mar. 12 and Nov. 4 to Dec. 31. 



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176 SUBFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PAKT VT. 

Daily discharge^ in second-feet j ofPryor Creek at HunUeyy Mont., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 

67 
85 
57 
57 
52 

42 
42 
38 
272 
85 

62 
57 
47 
47 

47 

47 
42 
129 
52 
34 

34 

29 
29 
27 
24 

27 
24 
24 
24 

16 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct, 


Nov. 


1 


22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

30 
60 
100 
126 
150 

175 
194 
136 
116 
116 

91 
79 
67 
57 
68 

57 
67 
57 
57 
57 

67 
67 
91 
85 
79 
79 


69 
66 
56 
52 
52 

49 
42 
49 
49 
47 

47 
47 
47 
47 
47 

46 
42 
42 
42 
47 

47 
47 
47 
62 
67 

57 
57 
62 
47 
47 


47 

47 
47 
45 
45 

45 
42 
42 
42 
42 

42 
40 
40 
38 
38 

38 
42 
38 
40 
40 

38 
38 
36 
36 
40 

67 
91 
116 
68 
24 
62 


20 

20 
18 
16 

15 
12 
12 
12 
12 

12 

12 
6.0 
5.2 
6.2 

5.2 
6.2 
5.2 
6.0 
4.0 

7.2 
6.0 
9.0 
11 
5.2 

15 
11 
14 
11 

6 

6 


6 
2 
9 
6 
3 

5 
10 
16 
20 
26 

23 
21 
19 
16 
13 

17 
9 
9 
9 
6 

9 
6 
9 
6 
13 

17 
13 
19 
17 
13 
17 


13 
17 
13 
17 
13 

17 
13 
17 
17 
17 

17 
16 
16 
16 
16 

16 
15 
15 
16 
15 

15 
15 
19 
17 
15 

15 
14 

11 
11 
11 


8 
8 
15 
15 
15 

16 
16 
17 
17 
18 

18 
19 
19 
20 
21 

22 
21 
21 
21 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
21 

20 
21 
18 
20 
20 
20 


20 


2 


20 


3 


20 


4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




16 4. 

17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NoTE.~I>aIlv discharge detennined as follows: Mar. 12 to July 25. from curve parallel to 1910 curve 
but i)oorly demied; July 25 to Aug. 9 and Sept. 12 to Nov. 3, by Indirect method for shifting channels; 
Aug. 10 to Sept. 11, from curve poorly defined. Discharge inteipolated for days for which gage heights 
are missing. 

Monthly discharge ofPryor Creek at Huntley y Mont. , for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 800 square miles.] 



Month. 



January 

February... 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November.. 
December.. 



The year. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



194 
59 
116 
272 
20 
26 
19 
22 



272 



MinitmiTn . 



Mean. 



a20 

a22 
77 
49.3 
46.6 
53.6 
10.5 
12.4 
15.2 
18.3 

a20 

a20 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.026 
.028 
.096 
.062 
.058 
.067 
.013 
.016 
.019 
.023 
.025 
.025 



.038 



Run-off. 



Depth in 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 



0.03 
.08 
.11 
.07 
.07 
.07 
.02 
.02 
.02 
.08 
.03 
.08 



.53 



Total in 
acie-feet. 



1,230 

1,220 

4,730 

2,030 

2,870 

3,190 

646 

762 

904 

1,130 

1,100 

1,230 



22,000 



Aoco- 
racy. 



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177 



WZH3> BTVZB AT DVBOZS, WTO. 

Location.-^At Dubois, in sec. 7, T. 41 N., R. 106 W., just below the mouth of Horae 

Greek, the nearest tributary. 
Records available. — ^August 4, 1910, to December 81, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 
Gage. — Vertical stafif. 
Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 
Diachazge measurenaents. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Springs keep the river open during the winter months. 
Divendons. — ^A number of irrigation ditches divert water above the station. 
Aiocuracy. — Sufficient dischaige measurements have not been made to afford a basis 

for estimates of flow. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 

Discharge mecuuremenU of Wind River at Dubois ^ Wyo,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Owe 

height. 


Dis- 
ohazKe. 


lur 7 


O. M. Wiminer 


Fut. 
6.15 
6.56 
5.90 


8ee.-/L 
318 


do - 


444 


Nor 5 


'H.*B.Waha 


174 









11. 

12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Wind River at Dubois, Wyo.,for 1910. 
[Earl French, obseryer.] 



Day. 



Aug. 



6.0 
6.0 

5.05 
5.05 
5.05 
5.05 
5.05 

5.0 

6.0 

6.0 

5.05 

5.95 



1 



Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


5.85 


5.8 


5.8 


6.85 


5.8 


5.8 


5.85 


5.8 


6.8 


5.85 


5.8 


6.8 


5.85 


5.8 


6.6 


5.85 


5.8 


5.7 


5.8 


6.8 


6.85 


5.8 


5.8 


6.8 


5.85 


5.8 


5.8 


6.85 


6.8 


6.8 


5.85 


6.8 


6.75 


5.0 


6.8 


6.75 


1 6.0 


6.0 


6.75 


6.85 


6.8 


6.7 


6.85 


5.8 


6.65 



Bay. 



16 
17 
18 
19. 
20 

21 
22 
23 
24 
25 

26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 



Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


5.0 


5.8 


5.8 


5.7 


5.95 


5.8 


5.8 


5.0 


6.0 


5.8 


5.8 


5.05 


5.0 


5.8 


5.8 


5.0 


5.0 


5.8 


5.8 


6.06 


5. 85 


5.8 


5.8 


6.06 


5.0 


5.85 


5.8 


5.86 


5.85 


5.85 


5.8 


6.75 


5.85 


5.8 


5.8 


6.8 


6.8 


6.8 


5.8 


6.8 


6.85 


5.85 


5.8 


6.76 


5.80 


6.85 


5.8 


6.76 


5.85 


5.8 


5.7 


6.7 


5.85 


5.75 


6.7 


6.75 


5.S6 


5.75 


5.65 


6.86 


5.85 




6.7 





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178 SURPAOB WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Wind River at DuboiSf Wyo.,for 1911, 
[Earl Frenofa, observer.] 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



ICar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oet. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

6., 

«. 
7.. 
8.. 
9.. 
10. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
16.. 

16.. 
17.. 
18.. 
19., 
20.. 

21.. 
22.. 
23.. 
24.. 
25.. 

26.. 
27.. 
28.. 
29.. 



6.70 
5.80 
6.70 
6.70 
5.60 



5.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.55 
6.60 

6.50 
6.65 
6.55 
6.56 
5.56 

6.60 
6.50 
6.55 
6.55 
5.56 

6.50 
6.60 
6.55 
6.60 
5.60 

6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
5.60 



5.66 
6.56 
6.60 
6.60 
5.60 

6.60 
6.60 
6.66 
6.60 
6.66 

6.66 
6.55 
6.57 
6.60 
6.66 

6.66 
6.60 
6.50 
6.66 
6.60 

5.60 
6.50 
6.50 
6.60 
6.50 

6.60 
6.60 
6.60 



6.66 
6.56 
6.55 
6.55 
5.66 

5.66 
5.60 
5.66 
6.56 
6.65 

6.66 
6.60 
6.60 
6.65 
6.66 

6.66 
6.66 
5.66 
6.66 
6.66 

6.65 
6.60 
6.66 
6.66 
6.66 

6.60 
6.66 
6.70 
6.66 
6.66 
6.66 



6.66 
6.70 
6.76 
6.70 
6.60 

6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 
6.60 

6.60 
6.60 
6.66 
6.66 
5.65 

5.65 
5.66 
6.65 
6.70 
6.65 

6.70 
6.65 
6.66 
6.65- 
6.66 

6.80 
6.90 
6.80 
6.90 
6.80 



6.70 
6.80 
6.75 
6.80 
6.00 

6.20 
6.15 
6.20 
6.60 
6.32 

6.18 
6.20 
6.42 
6.60 
6.96 

6.06 
6.82 
6.68 
6.55 
6.40 

6.36 
6.60 
6.58 
6.85 
7.05 

7.20 
6.95 
6.70 
6.82 
6.80 
7.12 



7.90 
8.25 
8.16 
8.36 
8.60 

8.66 
8.85 
9.20 
9.05 
8.40 

8.86 
9.30 
9.85 
9.65 
9.70 

10.20 
10.05 
10.60 
9.95 
9.90 

9.86 
9.50 
9.00 
8.85 
8.45 

8.36 
8.20 
8.10 
8.05 
8.16 



8.06 
7.95 
7.76 
7.85 
7.80 

7.80 
7.70 
7.75 
7.45 
7.26 

7.30 
7.26 
7.20 
7.15 
7.18 

7.20 
7.17 
7.10 
7.10 
6.96 

6.92 
6.92 
6.88 
6.76 
6.78 

6.80 
6.75 
6.65 
6.60 
6.58 
6.60 



6.60 
6.46 
6.40 
6.38 
6.36 

6.30 
6.30 
6.32 
6.28 
6.25 

6.26 
6.25 
6.22 
6.22 
6.18 

6.18 
6.15 
6.16 
6.42 
6.10 

6.12 
6.08 
6.05 
6.02 
6.00 

6.02 
6.02 
6.00 
5.98 
6.95 
6.95 



6.95 
6.95 
6.95 
6.95 
6.98 

6.08 
6.05 
6.05 
6.02 
6.00 

6.00 
6.02 
6.15 
6.05 
6.02 

6.00 
6.98 
6.95 
6.96 
6.98 

6.98 
6.96 
6.95 
6.96 
6.95 

6.95 
6.95 
5.95 
5.96 
6.95 



5.98 
6.10 
6.05 
6.02 
6.00 

6.00 
6.00 
6.98 
6.95 
5.95 

5.96 
5.96 
6.95 
6.96 
6.96 

6.92 
6.88 
6.82 
6.72 
6.70 

6.75 
6.80 
6.82 
6.82 
6.86 

6.82 
6.75 
6.70 
6.70 
5.68 
6.68 



6.68 
6.70 
6.82 
6.88 
5.92 

5.80 
6.70 
6.92 
6.88 
6.90 

6.88 
6.88 
6.82 
6.88 
6.90 

6.90 
6.88 
6.90 
6.85 
6.88 

5.85 
6.88 
6.86 
6.85 
6.82 

6.80 
5.75 
6.76 
5.80 
6.80 



6.80 
6. 75 
6.75 
6.W) 
5.85 

5.85 
5.90 
B.90 
S.SS 
5.S5 

5-85 
6.W 
5-M) 
5.80 
5.80 

5.80 
5.88 
5.80 
6.80 
5.80 

5.80 
5.80 
5.80 
5.80 
5.80 

5.80 
5.80 
6.80 
5.80 
5. SO 
5.80 



WUD RIVEK AT RIVEBTON, WTO. 

Location. — At highway bridge in sec. 2, T. 1 S., R. 4 E., three-fourths of a mile east 
of Riverton and three-fourths of a mile above its junction with Little Wind River. 

Becords available. — May 15 to November 11, 1911. From May 14, 1906, to Novem- 
ber 1, 1908, a station was maintained at Walker's ferry, about 1 mile above the 
present station. As no streams enter between, the records at the two points are 
comparable. 

Drainage area. — ^2,090 square miles (measured from Land Office map). 

Oage. — Chain gage. 

ChanneL— Shifting after high water. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diversions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 34 second- 
feet from Wind River above the station, and of 91 second-feet from tributaries 
entering above. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are fovorable for accurate results and the estimates should be 
reliable. 

Ck>operation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 



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Diseharge measurements of Wind River at Riverton^ Wyo.f in 1911. 



179 



Date. 




^x. 


I>l9. 
oharise. 


Date. 


' Hydrographer. 


heS^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 15 

Jane 7 
10 


Fletcher and Klngdon. 

E.O.Chrirttaiiseii 

do 

do 


Feet, 
6.00 
7.90 
8.50 

10.50 


See.-ft. 
1,460 
4,980 
5,920 

11,100 


July 1 

19 

Oct. 16 


R. H. Fletcher 


Feet. 
8.11 
7.80 
4.73 


*1;4 


do 

a. H. Russell 


*'^ 


17 







Daily gage heighty in feet, of Wind River at Riverton, Wyo.,for 1911, 
[Frances Ferls, obserrer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 

7.60 
7.70 
7.80 
7.80 
7.70 

7.60 
7.60 
7.50 
7.30 
7.30 

7.20 
7.20 
7.00 
6.86 
6.65 
6.70 


Aug.] Sept 


Oct. ,Nov. 


1.... 




6.70 
7.30 
7.50 
7.60 
7.90 

8.10 
&20 
&50 
8.60 
8.40 

8.00 
8.30 
9.00 
9.50 
9.50 


8.50 
8.40 
8.10 
8.00 
8.10 

8.30 
8.30 
8.40 

&ao 

8.10 

7.70 
7.60 
7.50 
7.60 
7.60 


6.55 
6.56 
6.45 
6.35 
6.20 

6.36 
6.15 
6.00 
5.90 
5.90 

6.96 
5.96 
6.00 
6.00 
6.96 


6.40 
6.40 
6.46 
6.66 
5.60 

6.56 
5.55 
5.55 
5.40 
5.30 

5.10 
4.90 
4.92 
4.91 
4.98 


4.82 
4.96 
5.06 
4.98 
4.92 

4.96 
4.92 
4.92 
4.82 
4.92 

4.88 
4.80 
4.77 
4.73 
4.73 


4.52 
4.64 
4.60 
4.58 
4.50 

4.50 
4.51 
4.48 
4.48 
4.54 

4.48 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
30.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
26.... 

36.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
81.... 


6.40 
6.25 
6.06 
5.98 
5.70 

5.50 
6.40 
5.50 
5.80 
6.16 

6.40 
6.50 
6.30 
6.10 
6.00 
6.10 


9.80 
10.10 
10.10 
10.30 
10.20 

10.00 
10.00 
9.90 
9.70 
9.40 

8.80 
8.60 
8.60 
8.40 
8.40 


6.06 
0.06 
6.00 
6.10 


4.96 
4.92 
4.88 

4.78 


1 
4.73 1 


2.... 




4.70 ' 


8.... 




4.70 ; 


4.... 




4.68 ' 


5.... 




6. 10 4. 78 


4.68 1 


6.... 




6.10 
6.10 
6.05 
5.90 
5.80 

6.70 
6.60 
6.50 
5.40 
5.40 
6.30 


4.72 
4.62 
4.65 
4.09 
4.68 

4.70 
4.68 
4.68 
4.66 
4.72 


4.66 ' 


7.... 




4.40 ' 


8.... 




4.55 


9 




4.61 


10.... 




4.60 


11.... 




.«,! 


12.... 




4.62 


13.... 




4.61 ' 


14 




4.58 


15.... 6.10 


4.52 

4.ei j 



Daily discharge, in sec/ynd-feet, of Wind River at Riverton, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 

2,470 
3,540 
3,940 
4,150 
4,780 

5,200 
5,410 
6,080 
6,310 
5,850 

4,990 
5,630 
7,270 
8,520 
8,520 

9,280 
10,100 
10,100 
lOJOOO 
10,300 

9,800 
9,800 
9,540 
9,030 
8,270 

6,790 
6,310 
6,310 
5,850 
5,850 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


6,080 
6.850 
5,200 
4,900 
5,200 

6,410 
5,630 
6,850 
5,410 
6,200 

4,360 
4,150 
3,940 
3,940 
3,940 

4,150 
4,360 
4,570 
4,570 
4,360 

4,150 
4,150 
3,940 
3,540 
3,640 

3,350 
3,350 
2,980 
2,720 
2,390 
3,470 


2,240 
2,240 
2,080 
1,940 
1,730 

1,870 
1,600 
1,470 
1,350 
1,350 

1,410 
1,410 
1,470 
1,470 
1,410 

1,540 
1,540 
1,470 
1,600 
1,600 

1,600 
1,600 
1,540 
1,350 
1,240 

1,140 
1,050 
970 
895 
895 
825 


895 

895 

932 

1,100 

1,050 

1,030 

1,030 

1,030 

895 

825 

700 
595 
605 
600 
635 

620 
605 
586 
441 
441 

614 
473 
485 
501 
497 

505 
497 
497 
489 
514 


550 

620 
672 
635 
606 

625 

605 
605 
559 
605 

586 
550 
536 
514 
514 

518 
505 
605 
497 
497 

448 
400 
448 
469 
465 

465 
473 
469 
458 
437 
434 


437 


2 




444 


3 




489 


4 




458 


5 




430 


6 




430 


7 




434 


8 




424 


9 




424 


10 ! 




444 


11 




434 


12 






13 






14 






15 


1,600 

2,010 
1,800 
1,540 
1,350 
1,140 

970 

895 

970 

1,240 

1,660 

2,010 
2,160 
1,870 
1,600 
1,470 
1,600 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22. 




23 




24 




25 




3$ 




27 




28 




25 




30 




31 









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Monthly discharge of Wind River at RiverUm, Wyo.,for 1911, 



Month. 



May 15-31 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 1-11 . 
December 



The period . 



Discharge in second-faet. 



Maximum. 



2,160 
10,600 
6,080 
2,240 
1,100 
672 



Vfailtnnm - 



895 
2,470 
2,390 
825 
441 
400 
424 



1,520 

7,020 

4,310 

1,480 

683 

525 

439 



Run-off. 



Total in 
acre-feet. 



51,300 
418,000 
265,000 
91,000 
40,600 
32,300 
9,890 



908,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



BIOHO&ir RIVER AT TKEBXOPOLIS, WTO. 

Location. — In sec. 19, T. 43 N., R. 95 W., on the public highway bridge between 
Thermopolis and the Thermopolis Hot Springs. 

BecordB available.— May 28, 1900, to December 31, 1905; June 30, 1910, to Decem- 
ber 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 8,180 square miles. 

Oage. — Staff, fastened securely to the downstream side of the middle pier; datum 
unchanged. 

Channel. — ^The bed of the stream is composed of rock and gravel, and is practically 
permanent. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from the highway bridge. 

Winter flow. — Little affected by ice. 

Diversions. — Irrigation is carried on extensively on the tributaries of Bighorn River, 
but not from the river itself. 

Discharge jneasurements of Bighorn River at Thermopolis, Wyo.y in 1911. 
Hydrographer. 



Date. 


May 


24 


June 


23 


Aug. 


2 

3 

28 


Oct. 



W.A.Lamb. 
R. Richards.. 
B.E. Jones... 

do 

do 



Gaee 
heiSt. 


Pis. 
charge. 


Feel. 


Sec.^t. 


2.05 


l,6'.:i) 


10.05 


15.4i'«> 


2.38 


2,3:i<» 


2.39 


2.34(» 


1.10 


74^ 



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181 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Bighorn River at Thermopolis, Wyo.,for 1911, 
[Samuel Ndaon, obaerrer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.8 
1.8 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.1 
l.l 
1.2 

1.2 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.8 
1.3 

1.2 
1.2 
1.0 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 


1.0 
1.0 
0.9 
0.9 
1.0 

1.0 
1.2 
1.0 
0.9 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

0.9 
0.9 
0.9 
0.7 
0.8 

0.8 
1.0 
0.9 
1.1 
1.0 

1.0 
0.9 
1.0 
1.1 
1.1 


1.4 
1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.6 
2.0 
2.0 
2.3 

2.5 

2.3 
2.0 
2.0 
1.8 

1.4 
2.2 
2.8 
2.7 
2.6 

2.4 
2.0 
2.3 
2.0 
2.3 

2.6 

2.7 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 


2.6 
2.8 
4.9 
4.3 
4.3 

6.3 
5.8 
6.0 
6.5 
7.0 

5.6 
5.7 
6.0 
7.6 
8.4 

9.0 
9.9 
10.8 
11.6 
11.0 

10.5 
10.2 
10.1 
9.8 
9.0 

6.G 
5.9 
5.8 
5.6 
5.3 


5.1 
5.4 
5.0 
4.8 
4.7 

4.7 
4.7 
4.8 
5.0 
4.7 

4.3 
8.7 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.6 
3.8 
3.8 
3.9 

3.8 
3.7 
3.5 
3.4 
3.3 

3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
2.9 
2.6 
2.4 


2.2 
2.4 
2.2 
2.2 
2.3 

2.4 
2.3 

2.2 
2.0 
1.95 

1.95 

2.0 

1.95 

2.0 

2.0 

1.95 

2.2 

2.25 

2.3 

2.0 

1.95 

1.9 

1.9 

1.8 

1.7 

1.6 

1.6 

1.55 

1.5 

1.3 

1.2 


1.2 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 
1.5 

1.4 

1.45 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.4 
1.2 
1.0 
1.1 
0.9 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
0.9 
0.9 

0.9 

0.95 

0.8 

0.8 

0.8 

0.75 

0.75 

0.7 

0.7 

0.7 


0.75 

0.75 

0.8 

1.0 

1.0 

1.1 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
. 1.25 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.1 
1.1 

0.9 
0.8 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

1.1 

1.05 

0.95 

9.95 


0.95 


2 




0.95 


3 




0.95 


4 




1.0 


5 


1.0 


6 


1.0 




0.8 


8 . ... 




0.9 


9 




0.9 


10 


0.7 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
0.9 
0.9 
0.9 
0.9 

0.9 
0.9 
0.9 
0.9 
0.9 
1.0 


1.1 


11 


1.2 


12 


1.3 


13 


1.5 


14 


1.2 


15 


1.1 


16 


1.1 


17 


1.1 


18 


1.1 


19 




20 




21 




22 




21 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 





Note.— Gage heights Jan.. Feb., Mar. and Apr. 7 distorted by ice. 
Daily discharge, in eecond-feet, of Bighorn River at ThermopoliSy Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


I 


660 
660 
590 
590 
660 

660 
660 
660 
590 
660 

660 
660 
660 
660 
660 

590 
590 
500 
450 
520 

520 
660 
590 
730 
660 

660 
590 
660 
730 
730 


970 
890 
890 
810 
810 

810 
1,160 
1,660 
1,660 
2,110 

2,430 
2,110 
1,660 
1,6G0 
1,390 

970 
1,960 
2,910 
2,750 
2,500 

2,270 
1,660 
2,110 
1,660 
2,110 

2,590 
2,750 
2,910 
2,910 
2,910 
2,750 


2,590 
2,910 
6,430 
5,410 
5,410 

7,110 
71960 
8,300 
9,160 
10,000 

9,320 
7,790 
8,300 
10,800 
12,400 

13,500 
15,100 
16,700 
18,000 
17,100 

16,200 
15,700 
15,500 
14,900 
13,500 

9,320 
8,130 
7,960 
7,620 
7,110 


6,770 
7,280 
6,000 
6,2C0 
6,090 

6,090 
6,090 
6,260 
0,600 
6,090 

5,410 
4,390 
4,050 
4,050 
4,050 

4,050 
4,220 
4,560 
4,560 
4,730 

4,560 
4,390 
4,050 
3,880 
3,710 

3,550 
3,390 
3,230 
3,070 
2,500 
2,270 


1.960 
2,270 
1,9C0 
1,960 
2,110 

2,270 
2,110 
1,960 
1,660 
1,590 

1,590 
1,660 
1,590 
1,660 
1,660 

1,590 
1,960 
2,040 
2,110 
1,660 

1,590 
1,520 
1,520 
1,390 
1,270 

1,160 
1,160 
1,110 
1,060 
890 
810 


810 
890 
890 
970 
1,060 

970 
1,020 
1,060 
1,060 
1,060 

970 
810 
660 
730 
500 

660 
660 
660 
500 
500 

590 
625 
520 
520 
520 

485 
485 
450 
450 
450 


485 
485 
520 
660 
660 

730 
810 
810 
810 
850 

890 
890 
810 
810 
890 

890 
890 
810 
730 
730 

590 
520 
660 
660 
660 

660 
660 
730 
095 
G25 
625 


625 


2 


625 


3 


625 


4 


660 


5 


660 


6 


660 




520 


8 


500 


9 


500 


10 


730 


11 


810 


12 


890 


13 


1,060 


14 


810 


15 


730 


16 


730 


17 


730 


18 


730 


19... 


720 


20 


710 


21 


700 


22 


690 


23... . ... 


680 


24 


660 


25... . . 


610 


as 


620 


27 


580 


28... 


570 


29 


560 


»-.. 


550 


31 











Note.— Dafly discharge determined from a rating curve fairly well defined between 650 and 17,000 seoond- 
feet Discharge estimated Apr. 7 and Nov. 19 to30. 



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Monthly discharge of Bighorn River at Thermopolitf Wyo.,/or 1911, 
[Drainage area, 8,180 square miles.} 



Month. 



January 

February. . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



Discharge in second-Drat. 



Maximum. 



810 
2,910 
18,000 
7,280 
2,270 
1,060 

800 
1,060 



18,000 



Minimum. 



450 
810 
2,590 
2,270 
810 
450 
485 
520 



Mean. 



500 

600 

a600 

637 

1,900 

10,300 

4,740 

1,640 

727 

718 

678 

a550 



1,970 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.061 
.061 
.073 
.078 
.232 

1.26 
.579 
.200 



.083 
.067 



.240 



Runoff. 



Depth in 

incneson 

drainage 

area. 



a07 
.06 
.06 
.09 
.27 

1.41 
.67 
.23 
.10 
.10 
.09 
.08 



3.25 



Total in 
acre-fleet. 



30,700 
27,800 
36,900 
37,900 
117,000 
613,000 
291,000 
101,000 
43,300 
44,100 
40,300 
33.800 



1,420,000 



Aocu- 
racy- 



a Estimated. 
BiaHOHXr RIVBH NEAB EABBIV, MOBTT. 

Location.— In the SW. J, sec. 13, T. 1 S., R. 33 E., at the bridge of the Burlington & 

Missouri River Railroad, about half a mile above the junction of Bighorn and 

Little Bighorn rivers, 2 miles from Hardin, Mont. 
Becords available.— June 16, 1904, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 20,700 square miles. 
Gage. — ^A chain attached to west span of railroad bridge; datum unchanged since 

August 10, 1905. 
Channel. — Composed of gravel; free from vegetation. 
Discharge measurementB. — Made from railroad bridge. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — Water is diverted a few miles above the station by a private irrigation 

company to irrigate land on the west side of the river. 

Discharge measurements of Bighorn River near Hardin^ Mont., in 1921, 



Date. 



May 16 

July 26 
Sept. 4 



Hydrographer. 



W.A.Lamb. 
B. E.Jones... 
W.A.Lamb. 




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18S 



Daily gagf height, infeet^ of Bighorn River near Hardin, Mont., for 1911, 
[B. R. Kean, observer.] 



I>aj. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


lUXM. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


1 




2.0 

2.85 

8.0 

3.0 

3.0 

2.9 

2.S5 

2.9 

2.9 

3.0 

8.0 
2.95 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 

2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.0 

2.8 
2.9 
2.0 
2.0 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
3.0 
8.0 
2.8 


8.0 
8.15 
3.1 

3.0 
3.0 

2.05 

3.0 

3.0 

3.2 

3.3 

8.56 

8.7 

3.7 

3.7 

3.55 

3.85 

4.3 

4.2 

4.2 

4.1 

4.1 
4.0 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

8.8 
3.1 
4.5 
4.3 
4.2 
4.3 


4.3 
4.6 
4.6 

4.7 
4.8 

5.2 
5.5 
5.3 
5.6 
5.6 

5.7 
5.7 
5.8 
5.8 
6.7 

6.7 
7.3 
7.3 
7.3 
7.5 

7.7 
7.6 
7.6 
7.2 
6.0 

6.8 
6.7 
6.6 
6.2 
5.9 


5.8 
5.8 
5.7 
5.6 
5.5 

5.2 
5.1 
5.1 
5.1 
5.2 

5.2 
5.3 
5.% 

4.? 
4.8 

4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.8 
4.7 

4.8 
4.9 
4.9 
4.8 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.6 


4.3 
4.8 
4.8 
4.3 
4.2 

4.3 
4.4 
4.4 

4.3 
4.2 

4.1 
4.1 
4.0 
4.1 
4.0 

4.0 
3.9 
8.9 
3.05 
3.85 

8.0 

3.85 

3.86 

3.85 

3.75 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.65 


3.65 

8.6 

3.6 

3.6 

3.55 

8.55 

8.5 

3.6 

8.5 

8.45 

3.6 
3.5 
3.5 
3.4 
3.4 

3.3 
3.3 
3.2 
8.2 
3.15 

8.2 
8.1 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.8 


2.05 

2.05 

2.06 

8.0 

8.0 

8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
3.0 

8.0 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
2.8 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.7 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 , 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.0 
2.6 


2.6 


2 




2.6 


J 




2.7 


4 




2.8 


5 




2.8 


f. 




2.8 






2.7 


< 




2.6 







2.5 


M 




2.65 


!I 




2.0 


12 




2.0 


13 




2.3 


14 




2.3 


15....:.::::::::::::...: 




2.5 


:6 




2.7 




3.0 
3.9 
3.15 
3.0 

2,9 

3.1 

3.05 

3.1 

3.1 

3.1 

3.05 

2.06 

2.05 

2.05 

2.05 


2.0 


1* 


3.1 


1? 


3.1 


» 


3.0 


a 


8.4 


22.... 


8.1 


23 


8.0 


24... 


3.0 


25 


2.05 


% 


2.0 


^ 


2.0 


» 


2.85 


a.... 


2.85 


30 


2.8 


31 









Daily dMiarge, in Hamd-feety of Bighorn River near Hardin, Mont., for 1911. 



l^ay. 



Mar. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov, 



17.. 
!«.. 
».. 
2D.. 

a.. 

22.. 

a.. 

34.. 

s.. 

%.. 

r.. 
s.. 
».. 

30.. 

M.. 



1,820 
2,170 
2,080 
2,170 
2,170 

2,080 
1,900 
1,900 
1,900 
1,900 



1,830 
1,740 
1,990 
1,990 
1,990 

1,820 
1,740 
1,830 
1,820 
1,990 

1,990 
1,900 
1,090 
1,990 
1,990 

1,660 
1,510 
1,510 
1,370 
1,370 

1,060 
1,820 
1,820 
1,820 
1,990 

1,990 
1,990 
1,990 
1,990 
1,600 



1,990 
2,270 
2,170 
1,990 
1,090 

1,900 
1,990 
1,990 
2,370 
2,590 

3,480 
3,610 
3,610 
3,610 
3,480 

4,020 
6,380 
5,000 
5,060 
4,760 

4,760 
4,450 
3,880 
3,880 
3,880 

8,880 
2,170 
6,060 
6,380 
6,060 
6,000 



6,380 
6,400 
6,400 
6,700 
7,130 

8,710 
10,000 

0,130 
10,400 
10,400 

10,900 
10,900 
11,300 
11,300 
16,000 

16,000 
10,400 
19,400 
19,400 
20,600 

21,800 
22,400 
22,400 
19,900 
18,100 

17,600 
17,000 
16,400 
14,200 
12,700 



12,200 
12,200 
11,700 
11,300 
10,800 

0,460 
0,020 
0,020 
0,020 
0,460 

0,460 
0,900 
0,460 
8,180 
7,780 

6,980 
6,980 
6,960 
7,780 
7,380 

7,780 
8,180 
8,180 
7,780 
6,980 

6,960 
6,960 
6,220 
6,220 
6,220 
6,980 



6,860 

5,860 
6,800 
5,860 
6,520 

6,860 
6,220 
6,220 
6,860 
6,520 

6,200 
5,200 
4,900 
5,200 
4,000 

4,900 
4,600 
4,600 
4,750 
4,450 

4,600 
4,450 
4,450 
4,450 
4,160 

4,300 
4,300 
4,300 
4,010 
4,010 
3,870 



8,870 
3,730 
3,730 
3,730 
3,500 

3,500 
3,460 
3,450 
3,460 
3,320 

3,730 
3,450 
3,460 
3,180 
3,180 

2,920 
2,920 
2,680 
2,680 
2,570 

2,680 
2,460 
2,260 
2,250 
2,250 

2,000 
2,060 
2,060 
2,060 
1,880 



2,150 


1,660 


2,150 


1,560 


2,160 


1,710 


2,260 


1,880 


2,250 


1,880 


2,250 


1,880 


2,250 


1,710 


2,260 


1,560 


2,250 


1,420 


2,260 


1,490 



2,250 
2,250 
2,250 
2,250 
1,880 

1,710 
1,710 
1,710 
1,710 
1,710 

1,710 
1,560 
1,560 
1,560 
1,500 

1,560 
1,560 
1,560 
1,560 
1,660 
1,660 



870 
870 



Non.-Dai]y discharge determined from two well-defined rating carves, applicable Mar. 21 to June 21 
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SUBFAOB Wak.TEE SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



Monthly discharge of Bighorn River near Hardin, Mont. , for 1911. 
[DnJnage area, 20,700 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet 



Va-rln^iim- 



Vfaj iTnim. 



Per 
square 
xnjle. 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
inches on 
drainaga 



Total hi 
acre-iset. 



Accu- 
racy. 



Jannary 

February. . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



2,170 
1,990 
6,050 
22,400 
12^200 
6,220 
3,870 
2,250 
1,880 



1,370 
1,900 
5,380 
6,220 
3,870 
1,880 
1,560 
870 



1,000 
1,200 
1,690 
1,820 
3,600 
13,900 
8,500 
4,980 
2,960 
1,900 
1,210 
1,000 



a048 
.058 
.082 
.068 
.174 
.672 
.411 
.241 
.143 
.002 
.058 
.048 



ao6 

.06 
.00 
.10 
.20 
.76 
.47 
.28 
.16 
.11 
.06 
.06 



61,500 
66,600 
104,000 
108,000 
221,000 
827,000 
523,000 
306,000 
176,000 
117,000 
72,000 
61,500 



D. 
C. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
C. 
D. 



The year. 



22,400 



3,660 



.177 



2.40 



2,640,000 



Note.— Means for January, February, and December, estimated; mean for iieriod Mar. 1 to 30 esti- 
mated at 1,500 second-feet; mean for period Nov. 13 to 30 estimated at 1,000 aeoond-feet 

, WAKM SPROrOB CBSXS HSAB DX7B0IS, WTO. 

Location.— In sec. 32, T. 42 N., R. 107 W., 150 feet above Wind River, about 6 miles 
above Dubois. The nearest tributary is a small stream entering from the south 
half a milt above. 

Records available. — Fragmentary gage heights May 9 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

G-age. — Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from footbridge at the station. 

Winter flow. — Springs keep the creek open during the winter months. 

Diversions. — There were adjudicated decrees for diversion of 0.6 second-foot from 
Warm Springs Creek prior to July 1, 1912. 

Accuracy. — Owing to insufficient data it is not possible to make estimates of dis- 
charge. 

Cooperation. — Station is maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

Discharge measurements of Warm Springs Creek near Dubois, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heig&l 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 

Nov. 6 


O.M.Wimmer 


Feet. 
0.40 
.20 


Secrfi. 
72.5 


n, R. W^iha 


4S.5 









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185 



Daily gage fieighty in feet y of Warm Springs Creek near Dubois, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[E. S. dark, obearver.) 



Day. May. 


June. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


Day. 


May, 


June. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




0.20 








16 




3.10 






aao 


0.20 


2 






0.16 


0.20 


17 










3 1 








18 














4 1 


2.70 










19 














5..::::::::i: ::: 






.ao 




20 












.19 


6 










21 














7 






.15 








22 


0.60 
.90 












8 










.20 


23 













9 


0.40 
.30 








.20 


24 




, 






10 








25 















11 












26 








0.22 




.19 


12 1 












27 










13... . 














28 


.80 




0.25 






14 










.21 




29 




.20 




15 










30 


























31 































H0K8X CBEEK AT DT7BOIS, WTO. 

Location. — ^At Dubois, in eec. 7, T. 41 N., R. 106 W., 100 yards above the mouth and 
li miles below the entrance of Piney Creek. 

Records available.— August 4, 1910, to November 13, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from bridge at the station during high water 
and by wading at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and records are dis- 
continued. 

Diversions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 14 second-feet 
from Horse Creek above the station. 

Accuracy. — Owing to lack of high water measurements no estimates of discharge have 
been made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

Discharge measurements of ITorse Creek at Dubois, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 



Hydrographer. 



May 7 

9 

Nov. 5 



O. M. Wimmer. 

do 

H. B.Waba 



G«ffe 
height 



Feet. 
9.40 
9.70 
9.10 



Dia. 
chazfe. 



Sec-Zt. 
59.8 
102 
33.0 



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Daily gage height^ xnfeety of Hone Creek at Dvhois^ Wyo.^for 1910. 
[Earl FranBh, obflBrvor.) 



Day. 


Aiig. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Deo. 


Day. 


An«. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dee. 


1 




0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 

0.0 

8.85 

8.85 

0.0 

0.0 

0.0 

0.0 
8.85 
8.8 
8.8 


8.75 

8.8 

8.8 

8.8 

8.8 

8.8 

8.76 

8.0 

8.0 

8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 


8.05 

8.05 

8.06 

8.0 

0.05 

0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
8.05 

8.05 
8.05 
8.85 

8.85 
8.8 


0.46 

0.5 

0.65 

0.6 

0.45 

0.5 
0.7 
0.0 
0.8 
0.7 

0.6 
0.5 
0.56 
0.6 
0.66 


16 


0.0 
0.06 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 

0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
8.0 

8.06 

0.0 

0.0 

0.0 

0.0 

0.0 


8.8 

8.8 

8.86 

8.85 

8.8 

8.86 

0.0 

8.9 

8.85 

8.8 

8.8 

8.8 

8.8 

8.76 

8.76 


0.0 
9.0 
0.0 
8.06 
8.06 

8.06 
8.06 
8.06 
8.05 
8.05 

8.95 
8.05 
8.0 
8.0 

8.8 
8.8 


8.85 
8.86 

8.85 
OlO 

0.3 
0.1 
0.0 
0.0 
8.95 

0.0 
0.2 
0.5 
0.6 
0.6 
0.45 


9.55 


2 




17 


9.9 


3 




18 


9.8 


4 


9.2 
0.2 

0.15 

0.15 

0.15 

0.1 

0.1 

0.1 

0.1 

0.15 

0.1 

0.06 


10 


9.85 


6 


20 


10.25 


6 


21 


9.6 


7 


22 


9.4 


8 


28 


10.1 





24 


10.45 


10 


25 


10.3 


11 


26 


10.5 


12 


27 


10.6 


13 


28 


11.0 


14 


29 




15 


30 






31 











Non.— Gage height distorted by ice after Nov. 25, 1910. 

DaUy gage height, in feet , of Hone Creek at Dubois, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[Earl French, obflBrver.) 



Day. 


May. 


Jtme. 


July. 


Ang. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 . 




laao. 

10.25 

iai6 

10.35 
10.46 

10.50 
10.56 
10.80 
10.85 
10.60 

10.50 
10.30 
11.10 
10.45 

laes 

11.85 
11.76 
12.30 
11.05 
11.85 

11.70 
11.60 
11.40 
11.35 
10.05 

10.00 
10.80 
10.75 
ia75 
ia76 


ia78 

ia80 
laoo 

10.56 

ia75 

10.76 

ia76 
ia70 
ia36 
ia26 

10.90 
10.25 
10.18 
10.18 

iai6 

iai6 
iai2 

10.90 
10.18 

laoo 

0.06 
0.00 
0.88. 
0.82 
0.80 

0.86 
0.82 
0.72 
0.68 
0.68 
0.68 


0.62 
0.68 
9.48 
9.60 
0.46 

0.38 
0.38 
0.38 
0.40 
0.88 

0.38 
9.36 
0.36 
9.88 
9.32 

0.82 
0.28 
0.28 
9.28 
9.26 

9.23 
9.20 
9.18 
9.16 
9.18 

9.12 
9.16 
9.10 
0.08 
0.06 
9.06 


9.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.10 

9.20 
9.15 
0.15 
0.15 
0.16 

0.16 
0.18 
0.18 
9.12 
9.10 

9.10 
0.10 
0.10 
0.08 
0.06 

0.06 
0.06 
0.06 
0.06 
0.06 

0.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 


9.06 
9.15 
9.10 
9.10 
9.10 

9.10 
9.10 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 

9.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 
9.06 

9.00 
9.00 
9.00 
8.98 
&96 

8.98 
8.96 
8.90 
8.93 
&90 

8.92 
8.92 

8.88 
8.90 
8.92 

8.96 


8.98 


2 




8.98 


8 




9.06 


• 4 




9.10 


5 




9.10 


6 




9.00 


7 


0.40 


9.15 


g 


9.28 


g 


0.60 
0.60 

0.35 
0.45 
0.62 
0.66 

iai6 

0.86 
0.68 
0.65 
0.55 
0.60 

0.40 
0.52 
0.58 
0.72 
0.76 

0.82 
0.76 
0.66 
0.72 
0.75 
0.82 


9.23 


10 


9 20 


11 


9.13 


12 


9.18 


13 


9.18 


14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 '. 




22 




23 




24 : 




26 





26 




27 




28 




20 




30 




31 










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187 



UTTLS WIND BIVZ& ABOVE ARAPAHOE, WTO. 

Location. — ^At railroftd bridge in sec. 23, T. 1 S., R. 3 E., oppoeite the Indian sub- 
agency, one-fourth mile above Arapahoe, and one-fourth mile above the mouth 
of Popo Agio River. 

Eeoords available.— May 14 to November 11, 1911. From May 11, 1906, to Decem- 
ber 17, 1909, a station was maintained a short distance above the present site. 
The flow at the two points is comparable. 

Drainag'e area. — Not measured. 

Ga^e. — Chain gage reading approximately 1.6 feet higher than the gage at the former 
site. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting after high water. 

Diflohar^e zneaaurementa. — ^Made from railroad bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and records are 
discontinued. 

Diveraiozia. — There were adjudicated decrees for 4.3 second-feet from Little Wind 
River above the station prior to July 1, 1912. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for accurate results and the estimates should be 
excellent. 

Cooperation. — Station is maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge Tneaturements of LitlU Wind River above Arapahoe, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Ilydrographflr. 


i^^t. 


Dl8- 

chflTKe. 


Date. 




Qaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Ukt 14 

JmM 6 


TIetifliarttidKiD«don. 

E. O.Christtanaen.... 

do 

do 


8.00 
4.46 
4.80 
5.00 


1,260 
1,680 

i,oao 


June 16 

80 

July 19 

Oct. 16 


E. O. Christiansen 

R.H.Fletcher 


Feet, 
6.76 
4.60 
3.85 
2.30 


Sec. ft. 
2,740 
1 300 


9 
13 


do 

O.H. Russell 


79« 
74.3 









Daily gage height^ in feet, of Little WiTid River above Arapahoe, Wyo.^for 1911. 
[J. E. Phimmer, ohecrver.] 



Day. 


May. 


Jtme. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 




3.40 
8.05 
3.70 
3.90 
4.20 

4.40 
4.46 
4.70 
4.80 
4.60 

4.20 
4.60 
4.00 
5.20 
6.80 


4.70 
4.65 
4.60 
4.86 
4.40 

4.45 
4.46 
4.40 
4.40 
4.16 

3.90 
8.80 
3.70 
3.70 
8. TO 


8.06 
2.98 
2.92 
2.88 
2.80 

2.86 
2.78 
2.76 
2.66 
2.60 

2.66 
2.60 
2.66 
2.48 
2.40 


1.08 
1.96 
1.90 
1.96 
2.00 

2.00 
2.02 
2.06 
2.06 
2.02 

2.00 
1.96 
1.90 
1.90 
1.90 


2.36 
2.32 
2.60 
2.62 
2.60 

2.66 
2.62 
2.66 
2.42 
2.40 

2.36 
2.40 
2.32 
2.32 
2.26 


2.16 
2.12 
2.08 
2.20 
2.20 

2.20 
2.16 
2.20 
2.06 
2.30 

2.16 


16.... 

17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
26.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


3.82 
3.00 
2.05 
2.90 
2.80 

2.68 
2.65 
2.82 
3.05 
3.15 

3.20 
3.30 
3.20 
3.12 
3.08 
3.16 


6.80 
6.60 
6.10 
6.80 
6.70 

6.70 
5.80 
6.70 
6.40 
6.20 

4.90 
4.60 
4.60 
4.60 
4.60 


3.80 
3.80 
3.80 
3.90 
8.90 

3.80 
3.60 
3.60 
3.60 
3.60 

3.48 
3.40 
3.38 
3.30 
3.20 
3.12 


2.46 
2.40 
2.40 
2.38 
2.36 

2.30 
2.30 
2.36 
2.32 
2.32 

2.30 
2.28 
2.26 
2.20 
2.16 
2.02 


1.92 
1.92 
1.90 
1.90 
1.90 

1.90 
1.86 
1.80 
1.80 
1.76 

1.76 
1.78 
1.90 
2.12 
2.28 


2.30 
2.30 
2.32 
2.30 
.2.26 

2.22 
2.20 
2.30 
2.30 
2.30 

2.26 
2.20 
2.16 
2.12 
2.15 
2.26 




2.-.. 






3.... 






4 






5.... 






6.... 






7.... 






8.... 






9.... 






10 






11 






12-... 






13 






14.... 
16.... 


8.00 
8.06 





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188 SURFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 19U, PABT VI. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Little Wind River above Arapahoe, Wyo., for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 




470 
628 
660 
805 
1,060 

1,240 
11280 
1,540 
1,640 
1,330 

1,050 
1,430 
1,750 
2,090 
2,210 

2,830 
3,730 
3,210 
2.830 
2,700 

2,700 
2,830 
2,700 
2,330 
2,090 

1,750 
1,430 
1,430 
1,430 
1,330 


1,540 
1,480 
1,330 
1,200 
1,240 

1,280 
1 280 
1,240 
1,240 
1,010 

805 
730 
660 
660 
660 

730 
730 
730 
805 
805 

730 
505 
505 
595 
530 

518 
470 
458 
410 
355 
315 


285 
258 
287 
224 

198 

214 
192 
183 
154 
141 

128 
141 
128 
112 
94 

105 
94 
94 
90 
85 

76 
76 
85 
80 
80 

76 
73 

56 
87 


33 

31 
27 
31 
35 

35 
37 
43 
40 
37 

35 
31 
27 
27 
27 

29 
29 
27 
27 
27 

27 
24 
20 
30 
18 

18 
19 
27 
52 
73 


85 
80 
116 
121 
116 

128 
121 
128 
103 
94 

85 
94 
80 
80 
69 

76 
76 
80 
76 
69 

C5 
62 
76 
76 
76 

69 
62 
56 
52 
56 
09 


56 


2 




52 


3 




48 


4 




62 


5 . 




63 


6 




63 


7 




S6 


8 . 




62 


9 




40 


10 




76 


11 




56 


12 






13 






14 . . 


265 
285 

422 
205 
248 
230 
198 

103 
155 
204 
285 
330 

355 
410 
355 
315 
298 
330 




15 




16 




17 ... 




18 




19 .. 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 ^ 




25 




20 




27:::::::::: 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note. — Daily discharge determmed from a well-defined rating curve. 

Monthly discharge of Little Wind River above Arapahoe, Wyo,,for 1911. 



Month. • 



Discharge in second-feet 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May 14-31 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 1-11 . 



The period. 



422 


165 


3.730 


470 


1,540 


315 


285 


37 


73 


18 


128 


52 


76 


40 



284 
1,820 

830 

127 
31.1 
83.7 
57.5 



11,300 
106,000 

51,000 
7,810 
1,850 
5,150 
1,250 



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189 



LITTLS WIVD RZVXK BXLOW ARAPAHOE, WTO. 

^location. — At highway bridge in eec. 23, T. 1 S., R. 3 E., one-hall mile below Arapahoe. 
Popo Agie River enters 200 yards above. Little Wind River enters Wind River 
6 miles below, and between the station and mouth Beaver Creek enters. 

Records available.— May 11, 1906, to November 27, 1909; May 14 to November 11, 
1911. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Vertical staff; datum unchanged since it was originally placed in 1906. From 
June 19 to July 19, 1911, a temporary gage was used whose datum was 2.95 feet 
higher. This was replaced on the latter date by a gage reading to the original 
datum. All readings are referred to the original datum. 

CSia2ineL — Slightly shifting. 

Discharge xueasureznents. — ^Made from highway bridge. 

Winter flow. — ^The river is frozen over during the winter months and the records are 
discontinued. 

Diversiozis. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 4.3 second- 
feet from Little Wind River and diversions o\ 563 second-feet from the Popo Agie 
and tributaries. 

Accuracy. — ^Although there is a slight shift, frequent measurements have defined this, 
and the estimates should be reliable. 

Cooperatiozi. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge meaturemenU of Little Wind River below Arapahoe , Wye, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiognpher. 


hei^. 


Dto- 
charge. 


Date. 


nydrographer. 


Oace 

height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Hay H 

June 6 
8 


F]0teher snd Klngdon 
K.O.Christiana«n... 
do 


2.00 
6.25 
6.87 


Sec.-n, 
1,050 
3,000 . 
3,840 

1 


June 14 

16 

Oct. 16 


E. 0. Chrlstlanaen. . . 

do 

G.H.Ruasell 


Ft(t. 
6.62 
7.57 
1.48 


See.'ft. 
4,040 
6,980 
231 



Daily gage height j in feet, of Little Wind River below Arapahoe ^ Wyo.^far 1911. 
[J. E. Plummer, observer.] 



Day. j May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 1 Nov. 


1 


3.6 
4.1 
4.2 
4.5 
6.1 

5.2 
5.4 

5.7 
5.8 
5.4 

4.8 
5.5 
6.1 
6.3 
6.6 


4.7 
4.5 
4.4 
4.3 
4.2 

4.4 

4.2 
4.2 
4.1 
3.8 

3.4 
3.2 
3.2 
3.0 
3.1 


2.00 
1.92 
1.88 
1.78 
1.70 

1.78 
1.78 
1.70 
1.62 
1.50 

1.50 
1.55 
1.60 
1.40 
1.38 


a 78 
.75 
.75 
.80 

.85 

.92 
1.05 
1.10 
1.08 
1.00 

1.00 
.90 
.88 
.85 
.88 


1.38 
1.48 
1.72 
1.70 
1.65 

1.70 
1.68 
1.70 
1.60 
1.50 

1.52 
1.52 
1.50 
1.50 
1.42 


1.25 
1.26 
1.12 
1.28 
1}28 

1.28 
1.22 
1.28 
1.35 
1.35 

1.20 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


3.2 

2.95 

2.9 

2.7 

2.5 

2.3 
2.2 
2.4 
2.9 
2.9 

3.2 
3.2 
2.95 
2.8 
2.8 
2.95 


7.6 

"t.'b 
6.5 

6.8 
7.0 
6.5 
6.0 
5.6 

5.0 
4.6 
4.6 
4.5 
4.4 


3.2 
3.3 
3.2 
3.6 
3.4 

3.2 
3.1 
3.0 
2.9 
2.8 

2.7 
2.6 
2.5 
2.4 
2.2 
2.1 


1.38 
1.32 
1.28 
1.25 
1.18 

1.12 
1.15 
1.15 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1. 10 
1.10 
1.02 
.95 
.88 


0.85 

.H5 
.80 
.HO 
.80 

.78 
. 75 
.7.) 
.72 
.70 

.70 
.72 
.90 
1.15 
1.32 


1.42 1 


2 


1.4H 


3 


1.52 1 


4... J 


1.40 


5... J 


1.38 


. 1 


1.38 


"* .. ..... . 


1.35 


8.... 


1.42 
1.42 
1.40 

1.40 
1.38 
1.32 
1.25 
1.25 
1.32 




9 




10.... 






11.... 
12.... 






13 






14.... 

15.... 


2.9 

3.0 





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190 SURFACE WATBB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet , of Little Wind River below Arapahoe^ Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 

1,560 
1,990 
2,080 
2,350 
2.920 

3,030 
3.250 
3,610 
3,740 
3,250 

2,620 
8,370 
4,140 
4,430 
4,920 

7,080 
0,660 
7,840 
4,750 
4,750 

5,270 
5,660 
4,750 
4,000 
3,370 

2.820 
2,440 
2,440 
2,350 
2,260 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 




2,530 
2,350 
2,260 
2,170 
2,060 

2,360 
2,080 
2,080 
1,990 
1,720 

1,400 
1,250 
1,250 
1,110 
1,180 

1,250 
1,320 
1,250 
1,560 
1,400 

1.250 
1,180 
1,110 
1,040 
970 

000 
835 
770 
710 
596 
540 


485 
445 
426 
381 
345 

881 
381 
345 
313 
265 

265 
286 
265 
230 
223 

223 
202 
180 

180 
159 

141 
150 
150 
135 
185 

135 
135 
135 
115 
98 
81 


62 
68 
58 
66 
76 

90 
122 
135 
130 
110 

110 
85 
81 
75 
81 

76 
76 
66 
66 
65 

62 
68 
58 
53 
50 

50 
53 
85 
150 
202 


223 
258 
354 
346 
325 

345 
337 
345 
305 
265 

273 
273 

265 
265 
237 

237 
258 
273 
230 
223 

223 
212 
237 
237 
230 

230 
223 
202 
180 
180 
202 


IflO 


3 




180 


3 




141 


4 




IW 


6 




1S9 


6 




189 


7 :::::::.:...: 




171 


8 




189 


9 




212 


10 




212 


11 




165 


12 






13 






u 


1,040 
1,110 

1,250 

1,080 

1,040 

900 

770 

650 
' 595 

710 
1,040 
1,040 

1,250 
1,250 
1,080 
970 
970 
1,080 




15 




16 




17 *. 

18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Daily discharge determined ^m a fiiirly vr«U>deflned rating carve: discharge estimated June 
17 and 18. 

Monthly discharge of Little Wind River below Arapahoe^ Wyo.yfor 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in second-lDet. 



MftTimnni. Mfatirniin , Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
aore-feet). 



Aooo- 

racy. 



May 14-31 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 1-11. 



The period. 



1,250 


595 


9,660 


1,560 


2,530 


540 


485 


81 


202 


60 


854 


180 


212 


141 



990 
3,890 
1,430 

239 
83.4 

258 

183 



36,300 

231,000 

87,900 

14,700 

4,960 
15,900 

4,000 



394,000 



POPO AGIE RIVER RXAR LAKBZR, WTO. 

Location. — On the Middle Fork, in the Yellowstone National Forest, at the ranger 

station in sec. 24, T. 32 N., R. 101 W. The nearest tributary enters sev^^ miles 

below. 
Records available. — ^April 1 to November 9, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Staff gage used until June 17, 1911, when it was washed out by high water. 

A new staff gage was installed reading 7.86 feet higher than the original gage. 

All readings have been referred to the latter gage. 
Channel. — Apparently permanent. 
Pischarge measuremontB. — ^Made by wading. 



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Winter flow. — ^Ice causee backwater during the winter months and the records are 

discontinued. 
DivexBioxui. — Appropriations amounting to 164 second-feet have been adjudicated 

on this stream prior to July 1, 1912. Very nearly all of this water is diverted 

below the station. 
Aoourapy. — Owing to a lack of high-water measurements, no estimates of discharge 

have been made. 
Cooperation.— Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 





DiMharge meamrements o/JPopo Agie River near Lander^ Wyo. 


, in 1911 




Data. 


Hydiognpher. 


height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Mar. a 


0. ir WlmifiM- 


Feei. 
8.96 
0.06 
9.66 
8.70 


See.-ft. 
63.2 


-ay J 


do 


60.4 


12 


do 


190 


Nov. 2 


F. P. Wah^ 


22.6 









JOaUy gage height^ in/eety ofPopo Agie River near Lander y Wyo. y for 1911. 
{Chao. J. Bayer, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


AUR. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


8.66 
8.68 
8.50 
8.55 


8.95 
8.95 
8.92 
9.80 
9.66 

9.40 
9.45 
9.90 
9.85 
10.00 

10.00 
9.85 
9.80 
9.75 
0.80 

10.50 
0.85 
0.75 
0.45 

0.60 


10.35 
10.40 
10.45 
10.70 
10.85 

10.80 
11.05 






8.80 
8.82 
8.82 
8.85 
8.85 

9.06 
8.95 
8.90 
8.90 
8.80 

8.80 
8 80 
8.80 
8.80 
8.78 

8.80 


9.20 
9.15 
9.30 
0.00 
0.25 

0.20 
0.05 
0.05 
0.05 
0.00 


8.66 


2 






8.76 


3 


'i6."26' 

10.15 
10.20 


9.30 
9.30 
9.26 

9.40 
9.35 
9.28 
9.28 
9.25 

"*9.*26* 
9.20 
9.18 
9.18 

9.20 


8.60 


4 


8.60 


5 


8.66 


6 .' 


8.50 
8.50 
8.48 


8.56 


7 


8.66 


8 


8.65 









8.60 


10 


&50 

8.52 
8.50 
8.48 
8.46 
8.46 


10.36 

10.75 
11.15 
11.15 
11.15 
11.30 

11.45 
11.26 
10.70 
11.00 
11.00 

11.40 


0.80 
9.85 
9.90 
9.80 
9.80 

9.90 
9.85 
9.90 

9.70 
9.75 
9.66 
9.65 
9.62 

9.60 
9.62 
9.60 




11 




12 






13 


8.90 
8.95 
8.80 

8.82 
8.82 
8.80 
8.80 
8.80 

8.78 
8.70 




14 




15 ; 




16 ^... 




17 


8.48 
8.48 
8.60 
8.52 

8.52 
8.50 




18 


9.12 
9.10 
9.10 

9.10 
9.10 
9.08 
9.05 


8.65 
8.65 

8.70 
8.65 
8.65 
8.65 




19 




20 




21 

22 




23 


0.75 
0.80 
10.05 

10.05 
0.00 
0.85 
0.80 
0.85 

10.10 


11.05 
10.75 
10.40 

10.30 
10.25 
10.40 
10.30 




24 


8.68 
8.76 

8.02 
0.10 
0.15 
0.15 






25 


8.70 

8.68 
8.70 
8.72 
8.72 
8.72 
8.65 




26 




8.68 
8.85 
9.05 
9.00 
8.95 




27 




28 




29 




30 


9.66 
9.50 


8.80 
8.80 




31 













ZJTTLX POPO AOIX &ZVX& AT HTTDSOir, WTO. 

Loeatioii.— A short distance below the highway bridge three-eighths of a mile south- 
west of Hudson. No tributary between the station and the mouth of the river. 

Becords available.— August 26, 1907, to December 31, 1909; June 19 to November 
11, 1911. 

J>rai2ia^e area. — ^Approximately 360 square miles. 



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SUBFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



G&ge. — Chain gage. The original gage was located at the highway bridge. On June 

13, 1908, a chain gage was installed at the present site, at a somewhat different 

datum, but was set to read the same as the original gage for the stage at which 

it was installed. 
Channel. — Practically permanent. 
Discharge measurements. — ^Made from the highway bridge during high water and 

by wading during low stages. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 

discontinued. 
Diversions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, adjudicated diversions from Little Pope Agie 

River above the station amounted to 49 second-feet and from the tributaries 20 

second-feet. 
Accuracy. — As the station has not been completely rated no estimates of discharge 

have been made. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 



Discharge measurements of Little Popo Agie River at Hudson, Wyo., in 1911. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


1 
Gaee . Dis- 
heJight chaiKe. 


June 10 


F.. O. rhnVlftTiMfin . , 


Feit, 
4.87 
3.50 
3.50 
2.19 


Sec-fi. 
500 


30 


R. H. Fletcher 


263 


July 19 


do 


276 


Oct. 17 


O.H. Russell 


36.5 









Daily gage height, infect, of Little Popo Agie River ai Hudson, Wyo.,for 1911. 

[L. D. Ladd, observer.] 



Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. Sept. 


Oct. Nov. 


1 . 




3.60 
3.30 
3.15 
3.10 
3.10 

3.10 
3.00 
3.00 
2.90 
2.80 

2.65 
2.60 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 


2.05 
2.02 
2.00 
2.00 
1.98 

2.02 
2.05 
2.10 
2.05 
2.00 

2.02 
2.02 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 


1.80 
1.78 
1.75 
1.75 
1.85 

1.92 
1.95 
2.00 
2.00 
1.98 

1.85 
1.85 
1.80 
1.80 
1.80 


2.0 

2.08 

2.10 

2.10 

2.05 

2.15 
2.15 
2.10 
2.15 
2.15 

2.15 

2.12 
2.18 
2.15 
2.15 


2.27 
2.32 
2.32 
2.32 
2.32 

2.29 
2.25 
2.27 

2.29 
2.45 

2.47 


16 




2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
3.05 
2.80 

2. CO 
2.60 
2.50 
2.60 
2.42 

2.32 
2.30 
2.28 
2.22 
2.15 
2.08 


1.90 
1.90 
1.90 
1.90 
1.85 

1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 

1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 

1.85 
1.85 


1.80 
1.80 
1.75 
1.78 
1.80 

1.80 
1.80 
1.90 
1.80 
1-80 

1.82 
1.90 
1.95 
2.05 
2.00 


2.10 
2.17 
2.19 
2.19 
2.17 

2.17 
2.17 
2.32 
2.29 
2.29 

2.29 
2.32 
2.27 
2.27 
2.32 
2.29 




2 




17 






3.. 




18 







4 




19 


4.87 
4.90 

5.40 
5.70 
4.80 
4.40 
4.10 

3.70 
3.60 
3.00 
3.50 
3.60 




5.. 




20 




6.. 




21 




7 




22 




8.. . . 




23 




9 




24 




10 




25 




11 




26 




12 




27 

28 




13 






14 




29 




15 




30 

31 



















OWL CHEEK inSAK THEKMOPOLIS, WTO. 

Location. — At a highway bridge about 5 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyo., near 

the ranch buildings of the observer, C. H. McCumber. 
Records available.— July 30, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage.^-A staff fastened to upstream side of bridge. 
Channel. — Probably shifting. 
Discharge measurements. — Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — Water is diverted from Owl Creek for irrigation and practically all the 

low- water flow is appropriated. 



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Difdiarge meawremerUs of Owl Creek near Thermopolis, TTyo., in 1911. 



Dste. 






Hyd 


rosraplMr. 


». 


Bis- 
charge. 


May 33a 


W.A.Lam 
R.RiohanU 
B. E. Jones 


b 






FeH. 

1.38 

3.83 

1.66 

*1.67 


Sec-ft. 
1.06 


Jiins 33 


I 




160 


Aac. 1 






5.6 


Oct. 28 




do 






0.6 


1 








Daily dischargey in tecand-feet, of Owl Creek near Thermopolis, Wyo.^for 1910. 


Day. 


J 


uly. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


Bay. 


July, j Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Beo. 


1 




10 
3.5 
3.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 


1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

3.5 
3.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.6 
6.5 


4.0 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
4.0 
8.3 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.6 
6.6 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.6 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.6 
6.5 


6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 


16.... 




1.5 
1.5 


3.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
3.5 

3.5 
143 
76 
197 
131 

10 
6.5 
6.5 
4.0 
4.0 


3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
2.5 
3.5 
2.5 

2.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 


6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.6 
6.5 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
G.5 
6.6 




2... . 




17. .. 






3 




18. - . . 






4 




19.... 






5 




30.... 
21 






6. 










32.... 






8. 




23 






9 




34.... 






10. 




36.... 






11. 




36.... 






12 




37.... 






13. 




38.... 






14 




29.... 






15 




30.... 
81.... 


6.5 
34 





















NoTB.~Oage liaights after Oct. 36, 1910, dtotorted by toe. 

Daily gage height^ in feet, of Owl Creek near Thermopolxa, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[C. H. MbCumber, obflover.) 



Bay. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


1 




1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.5 
1.5 


1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 


1.5 
1.75 
3.3 
3.45 

3.6 

3.55 
3.6 
3.55 
3.55 
3.55 

3.7 
3.8 
3.85 
3.9 
8.0 

"*3.*83' 
3.9 
3.86 
8.7 

3.55 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.1 


3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
1.9 
1.7 
1.7 
1.8 

1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.7 
1.7 
1.9 
3.0 
1.9 

1.8 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 


1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
3.0 
• 1.8 
1.7 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
L4 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 


1.5 


2 




1.6 


3 




1.6 


4 




1.6 


5 




1.6 


6 




1.6 


7 ' 


1.6 


8, 


1.6 


9.... ' 


1.6 


10 ' 


1.6 


11 




1.6 


12 . . ! 


3.0 
3.0 
3.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.3 
8.1 
3.1 

3.0 
3.0 
8.0 
1.9 


1.5 


13 

14.. 


1.5 
1.5 


15 


1.5 


16 


1.5 


17 


1.5 


Ig 


1.5 


19 


L5 


20 


1.5 


21 


1.6 


22 


1.6 


31 


1.6 


24... 


1.6 


25 


1.8 1.5 


1.6 


36 


1.8 

1.8 


1.5 
1.6 


1.6 


27 


1.6 


28 


l.S i 1.5 
1.7 1.5 
1.7 1 1.5 
1.7 1 


1.66 


29 


L66 


ao 


1.6 


31 


1.6 











NofEB.— Gage heights, Oct. 31-^1, 1911, distorted by ice. 
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Daily diachargey in aecond-futj of Owl Creek near Thermopolia, Wyo.jfor 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


1 




6.6 
6.6 
6.6 
2.5 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
8.6 

6.6 
6.6 
6.6 
6.6 
6.6 

6.6 
6.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.6 


2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 

a.5 

6.5 
6.6 

6.6 
2.5 
2.6 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
1.5 
1.6 

IJ 

1.6 
4.0 
2.5 
1.5 
1.5 
2.6 


2.5 
S.2 

46 
84 
111 

108 
111 
102 
IDS 
102 

131 
153 
164 
176 
197 

190 
190 
190 
190 
180 

170 
160 
175 
164 
131 

102 
76 
76 
60 
84 


24 
24 
24 
16 
16 

10 

16 
6.6 
6.6 

10 

6.5 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

6.6 
6.6 

16 

24 

16 

10 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 

4.0 
4.0 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.6 


4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
6.6 
6.5 

6.5 

24 

10 
6.6 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 


1.6 
1.6 
L5 
L5 
1.6 

L5 
2.5 
2.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 
2.6 


2.5 


2 




2.5 


3 




4.0 


4 .' 




4.0 


5 




4.0 


6 




4.0 


7 




4.0 


g 




4.0 


§:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 




15 


10 




15 


11 




15 


12 


24 
24 
34 
34 

34 
84 
46 
34 
34 

24 
24 
24 

16 
10 

10 

10 

10 
6.5 
6.5 
6.5 


15 


13 


15 


14 


15 


15 


IS 


16 


15 


17 


15 


18 


15 


10 


15 


ao 


15 


21 




22 




28 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Note.— Determination of daily discliarge for 1910 has been reyised by measorementa made during 1911. 
Daily disoharae determined* '" ...---- ... . 

inte^xdated June 10 to 21. 



Daily disoharae determined from'a rating curve fairly wdl deftaiBd between and 10 seoond-feet. DiscbareB 
TxdatedJun 



Monthly discharge of Owl Creek n$fLr Thermopolia, Wyo.,for 1910-11. 



Month. 


Discharge in second 


•feet. 


Run-oiff 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 




suninuun. 


Mean. 


racy. 


• 1910. 
August 


10 
197 
6.5 


0.5 
1.5 
2.5 


1.39 
21.9 
4.10 


855 

1,300 

256 


r 


September 


c. 


October 


C. 






1911. 


46 
6.5 
6.5 
197 

24 

24 
2.5 
4.0 


6.5 
15 
1.5 
2.5 

U 

1.5 


18.6 
3.83 
185 
123 
9.63 
3.81 
1.73 
2.44 


1,140 
228 
175 

7,320 
592 
234 
103 
150 


C. 


April 


r 


SSy : .:.. 


c. 


June... ... 


T) 


July 


c. 


August 


r 


September 


r 


October 


r. 








The iwriod 






14.7 


9.940 













NoTE.>-Discharge Oct 27-^1, 1910, estimated at 2.5 second-feet, Mar. 1 to 11, 1911, at 12 8eooDd-feet,aDd 
Oct. 21-31 at 1.5 aeoond-feet. 



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195 



iro WOOD BXVMR AT BOVAMZA, WTO. 

Location.— In the SW. J SW. i sec. 13, T. 49 N., R. 91 W., near the ranch of J. W. 

Graves, one-fourtli mile north of Bonanza poet office. 
Becords available.— July 29, 1910, to November 30, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Chain gage on left bank near public highway. 
ChanneL — Sand and gravel. 
Discharge meaaurements. — Blade by wading 50 feet below the gage; in flood, from 

the public highway bridge one-half mile below. 
Winter flow. — Affected by ice. 
Diversions. — Irrigation is carried on to some extent and water is diverted both above 

and below the station. 

Discharge measurements of No Wood River at Bonanza^ Wyo., in 1911. 



Dtto. 


BydrognplMr. 


Que 
hdSbt. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 20 


w. A . T4i»nh 


FeH, 
3.18 
3.26 
2.14 
2.36 


8€C,-ft, 

473 


Jime 25 


n. Hk»h4in1if 


642 


AOE. 4 


B.E. Jones 


100 


Oct. ao 


do 


176 









Daih/ gage height^ in feet, of No Wood River at Bonanza, 
[Grace E. Tajrlor, observer.] 



yo., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


Aog. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.20 
2.22 
2.82 
2.82 
2.40 

2.41 
2.31 


2.45 

■**i*28' 
2.26 

2.26 
2.00 
8.20 
8.70 
8.60 

3.80 
3.20 
3.00 
3.16 
4.00 

4.00 
4.20 


4.80 
6.20 
4.60 
4.40 
4.40 

4.20 
4.20 
4.40 
4.50 
3.80 

3.80 

'4*46' 

"i'.Qii 

6.70 
5.20 


*"2.'i5' 
2.36 

2.28 
2.40 
2.65 
2.30 
2.20 

2.10 
2.10 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.85 
1.80 

1.80 
1.76 
1.80 
1.80 
1.85 

1.85 
1.80 
1.80 
1.85 
1.80 
1.75 


1.80 
1.80 
1.86 
1.00 
1.06 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
2.05 
2.05 
2.05 
2.05 

2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.10 
2.16 

2.20 
2.20 
2.26 
2.20 
2.25 


2.28 
2.80 
2.82 
2.32 
2.38 

2.34 
2.32 
2.81 
2.80 
2.30 

2.30 
2.30 
2.28 
2.28 
2.35 

2.88 
2.38 
2.64 
2.40 
2.36 

2.30 
2.35 
2.40 
2.35 
2.38 

2.40 
2.35 
2.36 
2.86 
2.34 
2.85 


2.42 


2 




2.86 


3 




2.86 


4 




2.86 


5 




2.88 


6 




2.41 


7 




2.88 


8 




2.35 


9.. , 




i'22 
2.24 

2.24 
2.20 
2.28 
2.20 


2.32 


10 




2.65 


11 




2.56 


12... 




2.52 


13 




2.68 


14... 




2.80 


15 




2.06 


16 




1.70 
2.13 
2.14 
2.14 
2.12 

2.14 
2.24 


2.08 






8.00 


Is 




8.00 


19 


2.36 
2.36 

2.35 
2.44 
2.40 
2.32 
2.30 

2.36 
2.30 
2.28 
2.20 
2.20 


3.50 
8.20 

3.06 




2.08 


20 


2.06 


21 




22 




28. 








24... 










25 




8.80 


8.26 




96 




27 


*"i*66* 


4.00 
3.50 
8.30 
8.60 






28 




29 




30 




31 

















Mors.— GacB beighta after Nov. dMorted by ice. 



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Daily ditdiargey in second-feet, of No Wood River at Bonanza^ Wyo.yfor 1911. 



Day. 

• 


"h„:" 


Apr. 


liay. 


June. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


No\. 


1 




125 
130 
156 
156 
180 

184 
153 
142 
130 
135 

135 
125 
145 
125 
82 

40 
106 
110 
110 
105 

110 
135 
147 
159 
171 

183 
195 
207 
219 
232 


198 
180 
162 
145 
138 

140 
365 
495 
730 
680 

540 
495 
405 

472 
880 

1.330 
980 
805 
630 
495 

428 
516 
604 
692 
780 

830 
880 
630 
540 
680 
980 


1,280 
1,480 
1,180 
1,080 
1,060 

980 

980 

1.080 

1.130 

780 

780 

930 

1,080 

1.280 

1,480 

1,730 
1,480 
1,360 
1,240 
1,120 

1,000 
880 
760 
640 
522 


100 
100 
100 
112 
166 

145 
180 
268 
150 
125 

100 
100 
80 
HO 
80 

65 
65 
65 
58 
50 

60 
45 
50 
50 
58 

58 
50 
50 
58 
50 
45 


60 
60 
58 
65 
73 

80 
80 
80 
HO 
80 

80 
80 
80 
80 
80 

80 
90 
90 
90 
90 

100 
100 
100 
100 
112 

125 
125 
138 
125 
138 


145 
150 
156 
156 
159 

162 
156 
153 
150 
150 

150 
150 
145 
145 
165 

174 
174 
264 
180 

168 

150 
165 
180 
165 
174 

180 
165 
168 
168 
162 
165 


IW 


2 




163 


3 




165 


4 




165 


5 




174 


6 




IM 


7 




174 


8 





ltv> 


9 




l.>(. 


10 






11 






12 






13 






14 






16 






16 ". 






17 






18 






19 


168 
168 

165 
194 
180 
156 
150 

165 
150 
132 
125 
125 
125 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NoTi.— llslly discharge determined from a rating curve well defined below 600 second-feet; discluu^ 
nterpolated for days for which gage heights are missing. 

Monthly dicharge of No Wood River at Bonanza, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. Mhiimunu Mean. 



Run-off 
(total hi 
acre-feet). 



.\ccu- 
rary. 



Maroh l^M . 
April 



t&^ 



^*y 

June , 

August 

September 

October , 

November 1 to 9. 



194 
232 
1,330 
1,730 
268 
138 
264 



125 
40 
138 



45 
50 
146 



154 
144 
675 

88.8 

9ao 

164 
171 



3,970 

8,570 

35,400 

50,100 

5,460 

5,360 

10,100 

3,050 



Note.— Discbarge June 26 to 30, estimated at 600 seoond-feet. 



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197 



¥<irSLSEP CRZZS HBAB TXV8LEZP, WTO. 

Location.— In NW. i NW. } sec. 12, T. 47 N., R. 88 W., 5 miles irom Tensleep poet 
office and 800 feet east of the county bridge, on Burke's ranch, located by a cliff 
80 feet high on north side of creek; just below mouth of Canyon Fork, the prin- 
cipal tributary. 

Becorda available.— September 21, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Inclined and upright staff. 

Channel. — Rocky ledge. 

Diseharge zneaaureznenta. — At low and ordinary stages made by wading; at flood 
stages made from the bridges over Canyon Fork and Tensleep Creek. 

^IHnter flow. — ^Ice will not form at this station except in extremely cold weather. 

Divezaioiis. — ^A small amount of water is diverted from this stream for irrigation. 

IHaeharge measiaremenU of Tensleep Creek near Tensleep, Wyo.j in 1911. 



Dftte. 


Hydrognpher. 


Oace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 21 

Jane 24a 


W A Lamb 


Fed. 
a99 
1.20 
a38 

aoo 


See.^U 
183 


R.Richards 


263 


Aug. 4 
Oct. 31 


B £ Janes 


89 


do 


4fi 









a Measurement made from wagon bridges over Ten Sleep and Canyon Fork Creeks 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Tensleep Cruh near Tensleep, Wyo.^far 19ix 
[Bessie Burke, observer.] 



D.y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


I>eo. 






0.1 
.2 
.2 
.1 
.1 

.0 

.0 

.0 

0.5 

0.6 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.06 

.06 

.1 

.06 

.06 

.1 

.16 

.4 

.4 

.45 

.36 


0.36 
.3 
.3 
.3 
.5 

1.06 
.06 
1.06 
1.0 
1.0 

.05 

.0 
1.1 
1.26 
2.26 

2.26 
l.»5 
1.06 
1.16 
1.0 

1.0 

1.1 

1.16 

1.6 

1.0 

2.3 

1.6 

1.3 

1.16 

1.75 

2.1 


3.06 

2.75 

2.2 

2.3 

2.7 

2.5 

2.15 

2.1 

2.0 

1.7 

2.2 
2.3 
2.4 
2.8 

2.86 

2.8 

2.45 

2.4 

2.2 

2.15 

1.0 

1.06 

1.4 

1.26 

1.15 

1.0 
.0 
.8 
.75 
.05 


1.0 
.0 
.85 
.75 
.66 

.65 
.6 
.55 
.55 
.5 

.5 

.45 

.4 

.3 

.3 

.4 

.45 
.6 
.56 
.4 

.6 
.4 
.3 
.3 
.26 

.26 

.26 

.25 

.3 

.3 

.25 


0.26 
.25 
.25 
.35 
.4 

.35 
.35 
.35 
.35 
.3 

.35 

.35 

.3 

.36 

.2 

.2 

.1 
.1 
.1 
.06 

.06 
.06 
.06 
.06 
.06 

.0 
.05 
.05 
.0 
.06 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.06 

.1 

.06 

.05 

.0 

.0 

.0 
.0 
.1 
.1 
.06 

.06 

.1 

.06 

.1 

.06 

.06 

.06 
.06 
.05 
.05 

.06 

.06 

.1 

.05 

.06 


0.15 
.15 
.15 
.2 
.2 

.15 

.15 

.1 

.15 

.15 

.1 

.1 

.1 

.15 

.15 

.15 

.15 

.15 

.1 

.06 

.1 

!l 
.1 

.1 

.06 
.06 
.06 

:? 

.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.06 
.06 
.06 
.0 

.0 

.0 
.0 
.06 
.06 
.15 

.15 

.1 

.1 

.05 

.1 

!l 
.06 
.06 
.06 

.06 
.06 
.05 
.0 
.05 


ao6 


2 i 


.06 


3....::..:.:; 1:.::.... 


.05 


4 


.0 


5 




.05 


6 




.06 






.06 


8 




.0 


» 




.06 


10 




.06 


11 


0.06 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 

.0 

.0 

.0 

.05 

.10 


.0 


12 


.0 


13 


.0 


14 


.0 


15 


.0 


1« 


.0 


17 





18 


.0 


19 


.0 


» 


.0 


21 


.0 


22 


.06 


23 


.0 


24 


.0 


25 


.0 


26 


.0 


r 


.0 


28 


.0 


2d 


.0 


ao ',,. 


.0 


31 ■ ' " 


.06 







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Daily dMiorgt, in uoomd-ful^ of TeruUep Creek near TensUep, Wyo.,for 1911. 



I>ay. 


Mar. 


.Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


D«c. 


1 




55 
65 
65 
55 

55 

45 
45 
45 
50 
50 

45 
45 
45 

45 
45 

45 
45 
45 

45 

50 

50 
55 
50 
50 
55 

60 
88 
88 
94 
82 


82 
76 
76 
76 
101 

210 
182 
210 
196 
196 

183 
170 
226 
270 
620 

620 
506 
408 
240 
195 

195 
225 
240 
386 
490 

640 
385 
285 
240 
438 
560 


940 
820 
600 
640 
800 

720 
580 
560 
62S 
420 

600 

640 
680 
840 
860 

840 
700 
680 
600 

580 

490 
402 
315 
270 
240 

196 
170 
149 
140 
123 




196 
170 
160 
140 
12S 

123 
115 
106 
106 
101 

101 
94 
88 

76 
76 

88 

94 
115 
106 

88 

101 
88 
76 
76 
70 

70 
70 
70 
76 
76 
70 


70 
70 
70 
82 
88 

82 
82 

82 
82 

76 

82 
82 
76 
82 
65 

65 
55 
56 

55 
50 

50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

45 
50 
50 
45 
50 
45 


45 
45 
45 
45 

50 

55 

50 
50 
45 
45 

45 
45 
55 

55 
50 

50 
55 
50 
55 

50 

50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

50 
50 
56 

50 
50 


60 

Mj 
60 
65 
65 

60 
60 
55 

60 
60 

55 
56 
55 

60 
60 

60 
60 
60 
55 
50 

55 
55 

55 
55 
55 

50 
50 
50 
50 
45 
45 


45 
45 
46 
45 
45 

50 
50 
50 
45 
45 

45 
45 
50 
50 
60 

60 
55 
55 
50 
55 

55 

55 
50 
50 
50 

50 
50 
50 
45 
50 


50 


2 




30 


3 




aO 


4 




i5 


6 




50 


6 




50 


7 




50 


8 




45 


9 




50 


10 




50 


11 


50 
45 
45 
45 
45 

46 
45 
45 
45 
45 

45 
45 
45 

45 
45 

45 

45 
45 
45 
50 
55 


45 


12 


45 


13 


45 


14 


45 


15 


45 


16 


45 


17 


45 


18 


45 


19 


45 


20 


45 


21 


45 


22 


50 


23 


45 


24 


45 


25 


45 


26 


45 


27 


45 


28 


45 


29 


45 


30 


45 


31 


5(1 







Nora.— Daily diaoharge determined fhnn a fairly well-defined rating curve. Discharge estimated Mar. 
ltol0,508eooDd-feet. 

Monthly discharge of Tensleep Creek near Temleep, Wyo.yfor 1911. 



Month. 



January — 
Febnuuy... 
Maroh...... 

April 

Itoy 

June 

July 

August 

September. 
October.... 
November.. 
December.. 



The year. 



Discharge In second-feet. 



55 

94 
640 
040 
195 
88 
55 
65 
60 
50 



940 



45 
45 
76 
123 
70 
45 
45 
45 
45 
45 



50 
50 
47.3 
55.2 

288 

537 

106 
64.1 
51.8 
56.1 
49.8 
46.6 



116 



Run-off 
(total in 
aci»-lDet). 



3,070 
2,780 
2,910 
3,280 
17,700 
82,000 
6,460 
3,940 
3,050 
3,450 
2,960 
2,870 



84,500 



Aoca- 
racy. 



Note.— Means for January and February estimated. 



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PAZVT KOOX CaSZS HEAK HTATTVILLE. WTO. 

Looation.— In the Bighorn National Forost in the NW. { sec. 18, T. 50 N., R. 88 W., 
1^ miles southeast of the Longview ranger station and about 12 miles east of 
HyattviUe; 400 yards below the mouth of the North Fork, the nearest tributary. 

Records available.— October 28 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 81 square miles (measured from topographic sheet). 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — ^Probably permanent. 

Discharge measurementa. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— No data. 

Divexaiozis. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Paint Rock 
Creek amounting to 54 second-feet. Practically all the water is diverted below 
the station. 

Accuracy. — Sufficient data to determine accuracy have not been obtained. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

The following discharge measurement was made by H. B. Waha on October 28, 
1911: Gage height, 0.80 foot; discharge, 26 sscond-feet. 

The foUowlng additional gage heights were observed at this station: November 3, 
1.10 feet; December 23, 0.15 foot. 

PAZVT BOOS OXXZX VXAB BOVAMZA, WTO. 

Location.— In the SE. i N£. i sec. 19, T. 49 N., R. 90 W., near the farmhouse of 

William Paumer, H miles from Bonanza post office and 12 miles from Manderson, 

Wyo. ; about 1 J miles above junction with No Wood River. 
Records available.— July 28, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Chain gage on the right bank of the stream, directly in front of the house of 

the observer. 
GhanneL — ^Bed of stream rocky and clean, probably nonshifting. 
Discharge measurements.— Made by wading at the gage at low and ordinary 

stages, and from the highway bridge, one-fourth mile below, in flood. 
Winter flow. — Ice common at gaging station. 
Diverslozis. — Water for irrigation is diverted above the station. 

Dudtarge meaturemenU of Paint Rock Creek near Bonanza j Wyo., in 1911. 



Dtto. 


HydrogimptMr. 


bdgEt. 


Dto- 
ohaise. 


ICay 20 

June 25 


W A.T4imh 


Ftd, 
3.47 
3.77 
2.91 
2.85 


atc-ft. 

173 


K. Richards 


288 


Acs. 4 
Oct. 30 


B. E. Jonw 


64 


.do 


61 









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Daily gage height ^ in feet, of Paint Rock Creek near Bonanza, Wyo,,for 1911. 
[V. Psomer, olMerver.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


1 




2.57 
2.57 
2.61 
2.61 
2.67 

2.67 
2.59 
2.60 
2.39 
2.39 

2.41 
2.49 
2.49 
2.47 
2.41 

2.37 
2.37 
2.38 
2.31 
2.31 

2.30 
2.39 
2.31 
2.31 
3.20 

2.27 
2.19 
2.27 
2.28 
2.48 


2.48 
2.48 
2.41 
2.38 
2.29 

3.25 
3.30 
3.90 
4.40 
4.35 

3.90 
3.40 
3.40 
3.70 
4.30 

5.10 
4.60 
4.30 
4.05 
8.60 

3.40 
8.45 
3.80 
3.80 
4.30 

5.00 
4.40 
3.90 
3.70 
4.10 
4.65 


6.45 
5.60 
4.90 
5.00 
5.35 

4.80 
4.75 
6.00 
4.70 
4.40 

4.30 
4.90 
6.10 
6.10 
6.10 

5.60 

5.10 

4.60 

4.6 

4.85 

4.50 
4.30 
4.10 
4.00 
3.80 

3.55 
3.45 
3.30 
3.30 
3.20 


3.30 
3.40 
3.20 
3.10 
3.10 

3.10 
3.05 
3.00 
2.01 
2.90 

2.73 
2.63 
2.53 
2.51 
2.60 

2.44 
2.62 
2.62 
2.73 
2.80 

3.92 
2.80 
2.74 
2.72 
3.64 

2.62 
3.63 
2.61 
2.43 
2.44 
2.51 


2.63 
3.63 
3.72 
3.94 
3.00 

3.00 
3.35 
3.10 
3.00 
2.81 

2.71 
2.64 
2.52 
3.54 
3.61 

8.44 
3.42 
3.40 
2.41 
8.34 

2.31 
2.31 
3.34 
3.40 
3.33 

3.30 
8.31 
2.34 
2.40 
3.31 
2.30 


2.24 
2.30 
2.23 
3.22 
2.24 

2.31 
2.32 
3.34 
2.34 
2.34 

2.41 
2.42 
2.42 
2.52 
2.52 

2.53 
3.54 
3.61 
3.61 
3.63 

3.53 
3.54 
3.54 
3.60 
3.61 

3.70 
3.71 

3.n 

2.74 
2.81 


3.81 
2.84 
2.90 
2.02 

2.91 

2.94 
3.00 
2.92 
2.92 
2.84 

2.02 
2.81 
2.81 
2.73 
2.01 

2.82 
2.83 
3.90 
2.82 

2.84 

2.80 
3.83 
3.80 
2.94 
2.92 

2.92 
2.80 
2.90 
2.82 

2.81 
2.81 


2.80 


2 




2.80 


3 




2.74 


4 




2.91 


5 




2.91 


6 




2.84 


7 




2 SO 


8 




%W 


9 




2 81 


10 






11 






12 






13 


2.67 
2.67 
2.61 

2.60 
2.68 
2.59 
2.59 
2.59 

2.60 
2.60 
2.59 
2.59 
2.59 

2.59 
2.58 
2.51 
2.57 
2.51 
2.51 




14 


. 


16 




16 




17 




18 




19 


■ 


20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




96 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Daily discharge . in second-feet, of Paint Rock Creek near Bonama, Wyo.yfor 1911. 



Day. 



8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 

IH. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
Z\. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



Mar. Apr. May. June. July 



34 
84 
19 
17 
13 

130 
140 
280 
490 
472 

316 
165 
165 
250 
455 

750 
560 
455 
368 
230 

165 
178 
280 
280 
455 

710 
490 
315 
250 

385 
578 



890 
950 
670 
710 
850 



612 
710 
595 
490 

466 
670 
750 
750 
760 

050 
750 
525 
560 
650 

526 
455 
386 
350 
208 

205 
178 
140 
140 
120 



140 
165 
120 
100 
100 

100 
91 
82 



Aug. 



130 
100 



54 



Sept. 



Oct. Not 



53 

33 
46 



58 
53 
53 
54 



Note.— Daily discharee determined from a rating curve fairly well defined. Daily discharge Mar. 1 to 
12 estimated at 40 second-feet; Nov. 10 to 30, discharge estimated at 50 second-feet. 



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Monthly dischearge of Paint Rock Creek near Bonanza, Wyo.,foT 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in seoond-Ceet. 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean. 



January.... 
Febroaiy. . . 
Mareh 

^.::::::: 

June 

July 

August 

8Q>tember 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



The year. 



750 
950 
165 
130 
54 
82 



950 



10 
13 
120 
14 
13 
10 
45 



40 
40 
35.3 
21.1 

303 

556 
56.8 
36.5 
25.5 
61.3 
51.9 
35 



Runoff 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



105 



2,460 
2,220 
2,170 
1,260 
18,600 
33,100 
3,490 
2,240 
1,520 
3,770 
3,090 
2,150 



76,100 



Aoco* 
racy. 



Note.— Means January, February, and December estimated. 

OBSYBITLL &ZVXB VBAB XXXTnTBB, WTO. 

Location.— In the NW, J SE. J sec. 15, T. 48 N., R. 101 W., 300 feet from Wilson's 

house, about 5 miles from Meeteetse, Wyo., on the road to Sunshine & Wilson's 

mine. 
Becords available.— September 14, 1910, to December 31, 1910. 
I>rainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Staff gage fastened to south span of the middle pier on the upstream side of the 

bridge; datum unchanged. 
ChanneL — Bed of stream rocky. 
Diacharge measnrenientB. — ^At flood stage made from the upstream side of the 

bridge; low-water measurements are made by wading either above or below the 

bridge. 
DivezBiona. — Irrigation is carried on extensively by water diverted from this stream 

and its tributaries. 

Discharge measureinenU o/Greybull River near Meeteetse, Wyo.^ in 1911. 



Date. 



Uay 26 
June 27 
Aug. 6 

Nov. 3 



Hydrographer. 



W. A. Lamb 
R. Richards. 
B. E.Jones.. 

do 

do 



Gaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 




Feet. 
1.80 
2.55 
1.33 
1.33 
0.83 


aec.-ft. 
382 




1,070 




366 




361 




146 







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DaUy gage heightj in feet, and discharge^ in geocmd-feety of Greybull River near MeeteeUe, 

Wyo. Jar 1910. 

[Katherfaie Wflaon, obserrer.] 





September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


Day. 


Oace 
hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gaee 
height. 


Db- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gaee 

height. 


I>is- 
diarge. 


1 1 




0.98 
1.01 
1.02 
.96 
.97 

1.06 

1.03 

.99 

.97 

.97 

.97 
.97 
.96 
.97 
.97 

.96 
1.01 
.99 
.97 
.78 

.89 
.86 
.90 
.88 
.89 

.99 
.92 
.98 
1.02 
1.00 
.96 


185 
193 
195 
185 
183 

306 
198 
188 
183 
18a 

183 
183 
180 
188 
183 

180 
193 
188 
183 
141 

164 
158 
166 
163 
164 

188 
171 
185 
195 
190 
180 


0.98 
.96 
.94 
.86 
.78 

.96 
.91 
.86 
.79 
.89 

.87 
.84 
.83 
.74 
.72 

.70 
.78 
.85 
.88 
.60 

.76 
.70 
.88 
.85 
.80 

.85 
.65 
.68 
.85 
.88 


185 
180 
176 
158 
141 

180 
168 
158 
143 
164 

160 
158 
149 
134 
131 

127 
141 
166 
162 
126 

136 
127 
162 
156 
145 

156 
130 
134 
156 
163 


0.85 
.85 
.83 
.82 
.79 

.75 
.76 
.82 
.85 
.88 

.85 
.86 
.88 

:K 

.96 
1.04 
1.65 
1.78 

.98 

.98 
3.00 
3.00 
2.68 
3.00 


156 


2 




156 


3 




151 


4 




149 


6 




143 


6 ' 




las 


7 




138 


8 




149 


9 




156 


10 




162 


u 1 




156 


12 




15S 


18 




162 


14 

15 

16 

17 


0.68 
.68 

.81 
1.30 
.86 
.98 
.85 

.88 
2.34 
1.27 
1.06 

.98 

1.07 

1.07 

1.04 

.98 

.98 


124 
124 

147 
280 
158 
185 
156 
162 
889 
270 
206 
186 

209 
309 
301 
185 
185 


166 
176 

180 


18 

19 

30 




21 




22 




23 




24 




35 




» :..::::.:::::::::::::::: 




27 . .. 






28 






29 






30 






81 :: ::.:::.:..::. 





















NoTE.—Oage heights Mar. 13 to 14 and after Deo. 16, distorted by ice. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Greybull River near Meete^tse, Wyo.Jor 1911. 
[Katherlne Wilson, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




0.74 
.74 
.74 
.76 
.76 
.75 
.74 
.74 
.76 
.78 

.76 
.72 
.65 
.57 
.54 

.60 
.63 
.65 
.68 
.71 

.76 
.73 
.78 
.75 
.78 

.81 
1.00 
.93 
.96 
.96 


0.89 

.98 

.98 

.96 

.98 

•1.65 

1.60 

1.60 

1.95 

1.55 

1.55 
l.fiO 
1.50 
l.CO 
3.65 

1.95 
1.70 
1.45 
1.30 
1.35 

1.30 
1.65 
1.45 
1.90 
1.95 

2.05 
1.85 
1.65 
1.85 
1.95 
3.05 


1.55 
1.65 
1.45 
1.90 
3.85 

3.90 
3.05 
3.20 
3.00 
3.90 

2,95 
3.40 
4.85 
3.80 
4.15 

3.85 
3.75 
4.05 
3.55 
3.50 

3.40 
3.30 
2.95 
2.90 
2.75 

2.55 
2.50 
2.55 
2.50 
2.65 


2.30 
2.15 
2.20 
2.25 
2.30 

2.30 
2.50 
2.55 
2.00 
1.90 

1.90 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.90 

1.90 
2.05 
2.00 
1.95 
2.80 

2.00 
2.05 
1.95 
1.80 
1.75 

1.70 
1.70 
1.70 
1.65 
1.56 
1.50 


1.50 
1.50 
1.45 
1.45 
1.35 

1.38 
1.30 
1.35 
1.35 
1.30 

1.30 
1.25 
1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

1.20 
1.15 
1.10 
1.00 
.98 

.98 
.95 
.95 
.95 
.92 

.90 
.92 
.94 
.94 
.92 
.90 


0.94 
.96 
.96 
.95 
.97 

.96 
1.00 
.98 
.97 
.96 

.95 
.97 
.96 
.96 
.96 

.95 
.97 
.96 
.96 
.95 

.95 
.96 
.96 
.97 
.97 

.96 
.95 
.95 
.94 
.94 


0.94 
.92 
.92 
?90 
.88 

.88 
.88 
.86 
.86 
.87 

.86 
.86 
.86 
.86 
.87 

.87 
.87 
.87 
.84 
.84 

.86 
.90 
.88 
.86 
.84 

.83 
.83 
.84 
.84 
.83 
.83 


0.83 
.84 
.83 
.86 
.88 

.86 
.83 
.82 
.82 
.82 

.82 
.82 
.83 
.86 
.86 

.86 
.86 
.88 
.90 
.94 

.94 
.96 
.96 
.96 
.94 

.94 
.88 
.86 
.86 
.84 


0.84 


3 




.84 


3 




.84 


4 




.84 


5 






6 






7 1 




g 1 . . 




9 1 




10 - - - 




11 






13 


1.25 

1.40 

1.60 

.98 

.85 
.88 
.88 
.94 
1.00 

.98 
.84 
.85 
.88 
.76 

.75 

.68 
.65 
.73 
.72 
.74 




13 




14 





15 




16 J 




17 




18 




19 




30 




31 




33 





33 




34 




35 




26 




37 




28 




39 




30 




81 









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Daily ducharge, in second-feet ^ ofQreyhvll River near MeeteeUe, Wyo.jfor 1911, 



Day. 



2 


3 


4 


5 ' 


6 1 


7 


8 


9 


10 .-- 


11 




12 




13 


14^ - 


15 


185 

156 
163 
163 
176 
190 


16 


17 


18 


19 


ao 


21 


185 


22 


153 


23 


156 


24 


162 


2S 


138 


26 


186 


27 


134 


28 


130 


29 


131 


30 


131 


31 


134 



Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


134 


164 


378 


855 


855 


176 


134 


185 


436 


733 


355 


180 


184 


185 


336 


770 


336 


180 


138 


180 


566 


813 


336 


178 


138 


185 


1,340 


855 


296 


183 


186 


435 


1,890 


855 


809 


185 


184 


400 


1,530 


1,030 


280 


190 


184 


400 


1,660 


1,080 


396 


185 


138 


505 


1,480 


635 


396 


188 


141 


378 


1,390 


565 


380 


180 


188 


878 


1,440 


565 


380 


178 


181 


855 


11840 


585 


364 


188 


130 


855 


8,140 


585 


347 


180 


106 


400 


31300 


535 


347 


180 


106 


1,160 


3,530 


565 


347 


180 


113 


505 


3,310 


565 


347 


178 


115 


450 


3,160 


660 


383 


183 


120 


336 


3,430 


636 


317 


180 


124 


380 


1,080 


595 


190 


180 


139 


264 


1,080 


1,300 


185 


178 


138 


347 


1,840 


635 


185 


178 


183 


435 


1,660 


660 


178 


180 


141 


836 


1,440 


505 


178 


180 


186 


565 


1,390 


506 


178 


183 


141 


595 


1,360 


473 


171 


183 


147 


660 


1,080 


460 


166 


180 


190 


535 


1,080 


450 


171 


178 


171 


435 


1060 


450 


176 


178 


180 


535 


1,080 


436 


176 


176 


180 


505 


1,160 


378 


171 


176 




660 




355 


166 





Oct. 



176 
171 
171 
166 
163 

163 
163 

158 
158 
160 

168 
158 
158 
158 
160 

160 
160 
160 
158 
153 

158 
166 
163 
158 
153 

151 
151 
153 
153 
151 
151 



151 
168 
151 
158 
163 

158 
151 
140 
140 
148 

140 
140 
151 
158 
158 



158 
163 
166 
176 

176 
180 
180 
180 
176 

176 
163 
158 
158 
158 



Dec. 



158 

158 
153 
158 



NoTK.- -Daily discharge for 1910 and 1911 detvmined from a poorly defined rating curve. 

Monthly discharge o/Oreybull River near Meeteetse, Wyo.,for 1910-11. 



Month. 


Discharge tai seoond-fMt. 


Run-off 
(totalis 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 


>ffa<"»iifti 


Mean. 


racy. 


1910. 
September 14^30 


880 

306 
185 
180 


134 
141 

130 
135 


228 

181 
151 
158 


7,690 
11,100 
8,990 
9,720 


C. 


October 


c: 


NoviMnber ... 


C. 


December 


D. 






1911. 
Jttoary 






150 
140 
152 
137 
437 
1,510 
646 
239 
180 
159 
160 
140 


9,220 
7,780 
9,350 
8,150 
26,300 
89,800 
39,700 
14,700 

9,780 
9,520 
8,600 




FAbmery 








March... 


190 

100 

1,160 

3,140 

1,300 

365 

190 

176 

180 


120 
105 
164 
336 
356 
166 
176 
151 
140 


D. 


April 


C. 


Ifcy... . 


C. 


JOM.V:::::::::::::;::::::::::::::. :.:.:::::::.::: 


C. 


July 


C. 


August 


C. 


8e^hi^....::::: :::::::::::::.: :.... 


C. 


October 


C. 


November 


C. 


December 












The year 









244,000 















NaTZ.— Discharge Dec. 17 to 31. 1910, estimated at 160 second-feet. Means for January, February, and 
December, 1911, estimated. Discharge Mar. 1 to 14, 1911, estimated at 150 second-i'eet. 



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WOOD UVEB HBAB XXXTXETSB, WTO. 

Loeatioxi.— In the SE. i sec. 22, T. 48 N., R. 101 W., on the highway bridge 800 feet 
above the junction of Wood and Meeteetse rivers, 9 miles from Meeteetse poet 
office, on the road running west to the Pitchfork ranch. 

BeoordB available.— September 15, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Oage.— Staff fastened to the wind brace on the north side of the bridge. 

Channel. — ^Bed of stream, gravel. 

DiBcharge meaaurementa.— Made from the downstream side of bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice present during winter months. 

Divendoxia.— A few ditches, all above the station, divert water from this stream. 

Discharge meagurements of Wood River near Meeteetse, Wyo,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 
l&right. 


Dfa- 
charge. 


May 26 


W.A.Lamb 


Fett. 

1.06 
1.74 
1.24 
1.03 
1.03 


8€C-ft. 

IT! 


June 27 


R. RiohaHs 


323 


Aug. 6 


B.E.Janes 


148 


Nov. 3 


do 


86 


3 


do 


83 









Daily gage height, in feet, and discharae, in second-feet, of Wood River near Meeteetse, 

Wyo., for 1910. 

[Guinevere Irwin, observer.] 





September. 


October. 


November. 


Deoamber. 


Day. 


hei^t. 


Die- 
charge. 


Oace 


Die. 
charge. 


iSS^t. 


Die. 
charge. 


bei^t. 


Dtv 
cfaargei 


1 






0.80 
.85 
.82 
.81 
.80 

.81 
.81 
.78 
.75 
.75 

.75 
.74 
.74 
.73 
.73 

.72 
.71 
.73 
.72 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.68 
.67 
.69 

.72 

.77 
.80 
.77 
.75 
.77 


68 
79 
72 
70 
68 

70 
70 
64 
68 
58 

58 
57 
57 
55 
55 

53 
51 
55 
53 
49 

49 
49 
46 
44 
47 

58 
62 
68 
62 
58 
62 


0.75 
.75 
.75 
.74 
.74 

.78 
.73 
.73 
.72 
.72 

.73 
.72 
.72 
.71 
.71 

.71 
.71 
.71 
.72 
.73 

.71 
.72 
.72 
.70 
.70 

.71 
.71 
.75 
.75 
.75 


58 
58 
58 
57 
57 

55 

65 
65 
53 
53 

65 
53 
53 
51 
51 

51 
51 
51 
68 
55 

51 
53 
53 
49 
49 

61 

61 
68 
68 

58 


0.72 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 


53 


2 






49 


3 






49 


4 






49 


6 






49 


6 






49 


7 






49 


8 






49 


9 






49 


10 






49 


11 








12 










13 










14 










15 


0.78 

.82 
.85 
.84 
.84 
.86 

.84 
.05 
.90 
.85 
.86 

.84 
.80 
.78 
.80 
.78 


04 

72 
79 
77 

77 
79 

77 
102 
90 
79 
79 

77 
68 
64 
68 
64 






16 






17 






Ig . .. 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






26 






26 






27 






28 






29 






30 






81 





















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205 



Daify ffoge height, in feet, of Wood River near Meeteetee, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[Ouinevere Irwin, obserw.] 



Day. 1 Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sq>t. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 ! 


a66 
.66 
.66 
.60 
.62 

.61 
.64 
.66 
.60 
.61 

.61 
.60 
.50 
.66 
.66 

.65 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.68 

.68 
.68 
.68 
.60 
.68 

.66 
.72 
.70 
.70 
.66 


0.66 
.70 
.68 
.70 
.76 

.80 
.86 
.86 
.02 
.86 

.82 
.80 
.80 
.85 
1.10 

:S 

.82 

:S 

.76 
.78 
.76 
.84 
.86 

1.06 
.96 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.06 


1.00 
1.11 
1.00 
1.14 
1.10 

1.24 
1.23 
1.24 
1.40 
1.00 

1.29 
1.34 
1.40 
1.44 
2.30 

2.14 
2.30 
2.40 
2.20 
2.10 

2.00 
1.00 
1.80 
1.79 
1.60 

1.80 
1.60 
1.70 
1.69 
1.69 


1.48 
1.48 
1.46 
1.43 
1.48 

1.43 
1.48 
1.48 
1.38 
1.28 

1.23 
1.20 
1.18 
1.23 
1.28 

1.36 
1.46 
1.38 
1.48 
1.68 

1.48 
1.40 
1.43 
1.41 
1.38 

1.36 
1.38 
1.28 
1.20 
1.26 
1.33 


1.26 
1.26 
1.21 
1.22 
1.21 

1.21 
1.16 
1.16 
1.16 
1.16 

1.16 
1.16 
1.14 
1.06 
1.06 

1.06 
1.04 
1.01 
1.01 
1.01 

.98 
1.01 
1.00 
1.06 
1.06 

1.06 
1.06 
1.06 
1.06 
1.06 
1.06 


1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.02 

.90 
1.00 
1.00 
.95 
.99 

.98 
.97 
.99 
.95 
.95 

.97 
.96 
.96 
.90 
.96 

.96 
.87 
.86 
.90 
.90 

.90 
.87 
.86 
.86 
.86 


0.72 
.89 
.84 
.86 
.80 

.90 
.89 
.88 
.80 
.88 

.86 
.88 
.86 
.86 
.86 

.84 
.86 
.86 
.86 
.86 

.93 

.88 
.84 
.84 
.84 

.81 
.84 
.86 
.80 
.02 
.96 


1.03 


2 




1.04 


3 




1.04 


4 




1.03 


5 




1.03 


6 




1.01 


7 




1.01 


S 




1.04 


9 




.99 


10 




.99 


11 




1.01 


12 


1.39 


13 i 


1.39 


14 ' 


1.41 


15 : 


1.41 


16 


1.69 


17 ' 


1.58 


18 1 


1.39 


19.:..: : :..::::::: 


1.14 


20 




.89 


21 




.89 


22 




.94 


23 ' 


.99 


24 


1.04 


25 ' 


1.04 


27 

28 


0.65 
.72 
.75 




29 


.65 
.65 
.65 




30 




31 













Non.— Gage heights distorted by loe Nov. 12 to 25. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Wood River near Ji^t^tse, Wyo.,/or 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




41 
41 
41 
33 
36 

35 
39 
• 43 
83 
36 

35 
33 
32 
41 
43 

41 
33 
33 
33 
30 

30 
30 
30 
32 
30 

41 
63 
40 
49 
41 


41 
49 
46 
49 
60 

68 
79 
79 
95 
81 

72 
68 
68 
79 
140 

90 
90 
72 
68 
68 

60 
64 
60 
77 
79 

128 
103 
90 
90 
90 
102 


138 
142 
138 
150 
162 

177 
174 
177 
256 
138 

192 
202 
256 
230 
615 

506 
615 
665 
670 
620 

470 
426 
386 
346 
306 

966 
966 

346 
966 
966 




228 
228 
221 
210 
228 

210 
228 
228 
193 
169 

124 
136 
129 
144 
169 

186 
221 
193 
228 

246 

. 228 
200 

210 
204 
198 

186 
198 
160 
163 
163 
176 


153 
163 
138 
141 
138 

138 
123 
123 
123 
128 

123 
123 
117 
06 
96 

96 
90 
82 
82 
82 

76 
82 
80 
95 
95 

96 
96 
96 
96 
95 
95 


80 
80 
80 
80 
85 

78 
80 
80 
70 
78 

76 
74 
78 
70 
70 

74 
70 
70 
60 
70 

70 
54 
60 
60 
60 

60 
64 
60 
60 
60 


28 
68 

68 

60 
68 
56 
68 
66 

52 
56 
62 
62 
60 

48 
60 
62 
60 
62 

to 

66 

48 
48 
48 

42 
48 
62 
58 
64 
72 


88 


2 




90 


3 




90 


4 




88 


5 




88 


6 




82 






82 


8 




90 


9 




78 


10 




78 


11 




82 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22.... 






23 






24 






2$ 






S:::::::::::::-;::::::;:::: 


41 
63 
58 
41 

41 
41 




28 




29 :';:*"*; 




30 




31 . . 









Non.~Dij]7 discharge determined from lE^ly well deftaMd rating curves applicable Sept. 15, 1910, to 
lone 18, 1911, and June 19 to Nov. 11, 1911. 



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206 SUBPACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PAST VI. 

Monthly discharge of Wood River near Meeteetse, Wyo.jfor 1910-11. 



Month. 



Discharge in seeond-fBet. 



Maxhnum. Minimum. Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-fBOt). 



Acscu- 
racy. 



r>. 
r>. 
r>. 

B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 
C. 

r>. 



September 1&-30. 

October 

November. 

December 



1910. 



102 
79 



53 



76 

58.7 
53.8 
46.4 



2,410 
8,610 

3,aoo 

2,850 



January.... 
February. . . 

March 

April 

May 

June- 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



1911. 



53 
140 
666 

246 
163 
85 
72 
90 



30 
41 
188 
129 
76 
50 
28 
78 



a40 
a35 
41.1 
37.2 
77.5 
313 
197 
106 
68.7 
53.2 
72.3 
a50 



2,460 
1,940 
2,530 
2.210 
4,770 
18,600 
12,100 
6,640 
4,090 
3,270 
4,300 
3,070 



The year. 



91.1 



66,000 



a Estimated. 

Note.— Discharge Dec. 11 to 31, 1910, estimated at 45 second-feet per day: Mar. 1 to 25, 1911, estimated 
at 40 seoond-feet; Nov. 12 to 30, 1911; estimated at 65 second-feet. 

LITTLE BIOHOEH UVEB VBAB WTOLA, MOVT. 

Location. — One-fourth mile below proposed headworks of Little Bighorn canal No. 3, 
in the N. ^ SW. } sec. 28, T. 8 S., R. 35 E., about 16 miles above the mouth of 
Lodge Grass Creek. 

Becorda available. — September 7 to October 31, 1911. 

Oage. — Overhanging chain gage on right bank. 

Channel. — Practically permanent; bed of stream is composed of gravel and cobble- 
stones. 

Discharge measurementB. — Made by wading at ford below the gage. 

Winter flow. — Channel filled with ice during the winter months; winter gage heights 
are not reliable. 

DiveraiozL — ^None. 

The following discharge measurement was made by W. A. Lamb: 
September 7, 1911: Gage height, 4.08 feet; discharge, 91 second-feet. 

DaUy gage height, in feet, of Little Bighorn River near Wyola, Mont., for 1911. 
[Charles C. Dillon, observer.] 



Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




3.95 
8.95 
8.95 
4.00 
4.00 

3.96 
8.05 
8.95 
3.95 
8.95 


11 


3.96 
3.97 
3.95 
3.96 
3.95 

8.95 
3.95 
3.96 
3.95 
3:96 


3.95 
3.95 
3.95 
8.95 
4.00 

4.00 
8.96 
8.96 
8.95 
3.96 


21 


3.95 
3.95 
3.95 
4.00 
4.00 

3.96 
3.96 
8.96 
3.95 
8.95 


3.95 
3.96 
4.01 
4.00 
4.00 

3.9S 
8.98 
S.95 
3.95 
3.95 
3 95 


2 




12.: 


22 


8 




13 


23 


4 




14 


24 . . 


5 




15 


25 


6 




16 


26 


7 


4.08 
4.01 
4.01 
3.96 


17 


27 


8 


18 : 


28 


9 :... 


19 


29 


10 


20 


80 .... 






31 











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YELLOWSTONE BIVBB BASIN. 207 

LZTTLB BIGKORH BIVXB HBAB OBOW AOBVOT, MOVT. 

liocatioxi. — At the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Baikoad bridge 2 miles south of 
Oow Agency, Mont., in W. ^ sec. 18, T. 3 S., B. 35 £., about 14 miles above the 
junction with Bighorn River. 

Becoxds available.— March 24, 1906, to June 30, 1906; September 7, 1911, to Decem- 
ber 31, 1911. 

QAge. — ^Vertical staff attached to downstream end of a pile bridge pier. The records 
from March 24, 1905, to June 30, 1906, were obtained from a standard chain gage 
attached to the upstream side of the railroad bridge at Crow Agency, about 2 miles 
farther downstream. No tributaries enter between these two points. 

ChanneL — Permanent, broken by the piers of the bridge. Bed of the stream is coarse 
gravel and pobblestonee. Current is sluggish at the gage. 

Discharge zneaaurementa. — Made from downstream side of the bridge; low-water 
measurements are made by wading at the ford about 75 feet above the bridge. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice, which forms at the control below the bridge. 

DivexaiGii. — ^None . 

Digcharge measuremenU of lAUle Bighorn River near Crow Agency , Mont., in 1911, 



I>»te. 


Hydrographer. 


hS^l 


Dis- 
oharse. 


Sept. 5 


W . A . TiCtmb 


Feti. 
4.0 


61 


Nov. 17 


do 


100 









aloe. 
BHOSKOne BIVXB AT COBBXTT DAM, WYO. 

Location.->In the N£. \ sec. 7, T. 53 N., B. 100 W., at the Corbett diversion dam, 8 
miles below Cody, Wyo. 

Becorda available.— April 20, 1908, to October 25, 1911. 

Bxaina^fe area. — ^Not measured at this station; the drainage area above Cody is 
1,400 square miles. Sage Creek, the only important tributary that enters be- 
tween this station and Cody, drains only about 25 square miles. 

Gage. — ^Forty feet above the crest of the dam; readings represent height of water 
above crest. 

Detezminationa of dlacharge.— The discharge is computed by considering the 
dam as a weir and the sluice tunnel gates as submerged orifices. The dam is of 
reinforced concrete, of the buttressed type, having on the upstream side a deck 
2^ feet thick sloping 1 to 1 and supported by buttresses 2 feet thick spaced 14 
feet on centers; it raises the low-water elevation of the river 10.2 feet; the length 
between abutments is 400 feet. 

Cooperatdon. — Gage heights and gate openings furnished by the United States 
Redamation Service. 

The following dischaige measurement was made by B. E. Jones at the highway 
bridge at Cody: 
August 7, 1911: Gage height, 1.83 feet; discharge, 3,720 second-feet. 



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208 



SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



Daily gage heightf in feet, of Shoshone River at Corbett dam, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[J. A. Fleming, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Har. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 


0.35 
.36 
.46 
.41 
.45 

.51 
.46 
.37 
.35 
.46 

.38 
.46 
.54 
.78 
.60 

.43 
.41 
.43 
.39 
.39 

.40 
.32 
.32 
.45 
.41 

.41 
.41 
.40 
.40 
.42 
.46 


0.47 
.44 
.48 
.37 
.37 

.39 
.38 
.34 
.31 
.33 

.36 
.38 
.41 
.35 
.35 

.35 
.38 
.32 
.36 
.36 

.35 
.32 
.30 
.32 
.35 

.49 
.44 
.36 


0.34 
.35 
.35 
.37 
.30 

.39 
.40 
.43 
.44 
.35 

.42 
.35 
.37 
.41 
.44 

.46 
.48 
.56 
.45 
.51 

.57 
.62 
.63 
.65 
.63 

.55 

.50 
.47 
.56 
.66 
.52 


0.56 
.65 
.65 
.61 
.57 

.53 
.56 
.54 
,67 
.56 

.55 
.51 
.57 
.46 
.50 

.46 
.50 
.55 
.58 
.57 

.58 
.68 
.69 
.55 
.55 

.61 
.68 
.72 
.76 

.77 


0.75 
.70 
.69 
.68 
.72 

.80 
.82 
.85 
.89 
.92 

.90 
.88 
.84 
:89 
.90 

.90 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.93 

.92 
.93 
.93 
.92 
.90 

.94 
1.08 
1.11 
1.05 
1.05 
1.06 


1.14 
1.17 
1.21 
1.20 
1.32 

1.37 
1.20 
1.29 
1.36 
1.38 

1.40 
1.40 
1.43 
1.46 
1.53 

1.59 
1.63 
1.67 
1.70 
1.73 

1.75 
1.78 
1.80 
1.80 
1.80 

1.84 
1.85 
1.83 
1.86 
1.87 


1.90 
1.90 
1.88 
1.88 
1.90 

1.88 
1.88 
1.88 
1.88 
1.88 

1.87 
1.88 
1.88 
1.88 
1.87 

1.87 
1.88 
1.88 
1.87 
1.90 

1.87 
1.87 
1.80 
1.77 
1.73 

1.67 
1.66 
1.66 
1.67 
1.60 
1.60 


1.56 
1.84 
1.84 
1.84 
1.85 

1.85 
1.85 
1.83 
1.84 
1.84 

V83 
1.81 
1.82 
1.80 
1.80 

1.79 
1.79 
1.77 
1.75 
1.74 

1.74 
1.74 
1.72 
'1.71 
1.71 

1.71 
1.69 
1.69 
1.67 
1.66 
1.66 


1.66 
1.64 
1.61 
1.60 
1.58 

1.56 
1-55 
1.56 
1.55 
1.53 

1.50 
1.46 
1.44 
1.43 
1.43 

1.43 
1.41 
1.33 
1.30 
1.28 

1.27 
1.20 
1.09 
1.05 
1.04 

1.04 
1.03 
1.02 
1.01 
1.00 


0.9S 


2 


.99 


3 


.99 


4 


.99 


5 


.96 


6 


94 


7 


.93 


8 


.90 


9 


.88 


10 


87 


11 


.83 


12 


.79 


13 


.70 


14 


.54 


15 


54 


16 


.53 


17 


.4^^ 


18 


.49 


19 


.47 


20 


.40 


21 


.37 


22 


.32 


23 


.35 


24 


.35 


25 


.35 


28 




27 




28 




29 




30 




81 











Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Shoshone River and sluices at Corbett dam, Wyo., 

for 1911. 



Day. 



1.. 
2,. 
3.. 
4.. 

5.. 

6.. 
7.. 
8.. 
9.. 
10.. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
15.. 

16.. 
17.. 
18.. 
19.. 
20.. 

21.. 
22.. 
23.. 
24.. 
25.. 

26.. 
27.. 
28.. 
29., 
30.. 
31.. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. \ May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. 



266 
276 
414 
344 
400 

486 

414 
287 
265 
414 

308 
414 
534 
944 
630 

372 
344 
372 
319 
319 

330 



400 
344 

344 
344 
330 
330 
358 
414 



428 
386 
442 
287 
287 

319 
308 
254 
221 
243 

276 
306 
344 
265 
265 



232 
276 
276 

265 
232 
210 
232 
265 

456 

386 
276 



264 

266 
265 
287 
319 

319 
330 
372 
386 
265 

358 
265 
287 
344 
386 

414 
442 
566 
400 
486 



664 
681 
715 



550 
470 
428 
566 

715 
502 



566 

715 
715 
486 
582 

518 
566 
534 
582 
566 

550 
486 
582 
414 
470 

414 

470 
550 

582 

598 
766 
783 
550 
550 

647 
766 
836 
908 
926 



890 
800 



766 



980 
1,020 
1,080 
1,160 
1,220 

1,180 
1,140 
1,060 
1,160 
1,180 

1,180 
1,180 
1,180 
1,180 
1,250 

1,220 
1,250 
1,250 
1,220 
1,180 

1,270 
1,590 
1,660 
1,520 
1,520 
1,540 



1,740 
1,810 
1,900 
1,880 
2,180 

2,310 
1,880 
2,100 
2,290 
2,340 

2,390 
2,390 
2,470 
2,550 
2,740 

2,910 
3,030 
3,140 
3,230 
3,320 

8,380 
3,470 
3,530 
8,530 
3,530 

3,660 
3,600 
3,630 
3,720 
3,750 



3,850 
3,850 
3,790 
3,790 
3,850 

3,790 
3,790 
3,790 
3,790 
3,790 f 

3,750 
3,790 
3,790 
3,790 
3,750 

3,750 
3,790 
3,790 
3,750 
3,850 

3,750 
3,960 
4,080 
8,940 
3,960 

3,870 
8,840 
3,810 
4,020 
4,110 
4,110 



3,610 
3,660 
3,660 
3,660 
3,600 

8,600 
8,600 
3,630 
8,660 
3,660 

3,630 
3,560 
3,590 
3,580 
8,530 

3,500 
8,500 
8,440 
3,880 
8,850 

8,850 
3,350 
3,290 
3,360 
3,360 

8,260 
8,200 
8,200 
3,140 
8,110 
3,110 



8,080 
3,060 
2,970 
2,940 
2,880 

2,830 
2,800 
2,830 
2,800 
2,740 

2,660 
2,550 
2,500 
2,470 
2,470 

2,470 
2,430 
2,210 
2,180 
2,000 

2,000 
1,880 
1,620 
1,520 
1,500 

1,500 
1,470 
1,450 
1,420 
1,400 



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YELLOWSTONE BIVEB BASIN. 209 

Monthly dittharge o/Shotkone River and sluices at Corbett dam, Wyoming, for 1911. 



DIsehaifsin sMOiMMMt. 



li^-rimitttt icinimuin. Mean. 



Runmff 
(total in 
acr»-feet). 



JtTtiary 

Ff. injarv 

Mairh.; 

KzmH 

^^J 

June 

July 

\n«iist 

'September, . . 
(»fU>b«'l-25- 



044 

456 

715 

936 

1,660 

3,750 

4,110 

3,600 

3,080 

1,380 



210 

354 

414 

766 

1,740 

3,750 

3,110 

1,400 

232 



380 

207 

438 

600 

1,180 

2,820 

3,850 

3,460 

2,290 

805 



23,400 

16,500 

26^900 

36,200 

72,600 

168,000 

237,000 

213,000 

136,000 

30,000 



The period. 



970,000 



Dotty diaduarge, in seeond-feet, of Corbett tunnel at CorbeU dam, Wyoming, for 1911, 


Day. 


Mar. 


... 


M.r. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


flept 


Oct. 


, 






62 
62 
62 
70 
04 

134 
112 
118 
136 
170 

186 
1T2 
164 
176 
186 

172 
158 
IM 
162 
158 

176 
186 
186 
200 
206 

78 
34 
74 
106 
148 
154 


132 
112 
160 
226 


00 
386 
304 
276 
256 

266 
256 
260 
288 
326 

332 
282 
252 
252 
252 

218 
162 
142 
170 
142 



58 

278 

236 

100 


132 
120 
166 
182 
200 

224 
224 
260 
206 
320 

206 

272 
306 
328 
338 

284 
276 
296 
250 
108 

158 
128 
128 
150 
104 

238 
252 
216 
174 
148 
180 


194 
162 
128 
06 
06 

06 
06 
80 
64 
64 

64 
66 
84 
112 
128 

128 
150 
180 
200 
160 

140 
174 

220 
236 
214 

184 


""iio 

158 
138 
58 

64 
64 

94 
102 
120 
122 
116 

120 
122 
118 
122 
120 

116 
116 
110 
08 
88 

78 
66 
62 
04 
114 


114 


2 






88 


3 






84 


4 






00 


5 






100 


6 






104 




15 
51 
51 
18 




116 


8 


130 


9 


140 


10 


144 


11 


132 


12 . 






108 


13 






06 


U 






110 


15 






116 


If. 






132 


17 






146 


18 


15 
51 
51 

40 


8* 



44 

84 
68 
44 
44 

52 
84 
60 
44 
54 


158 


19 


168 


30 


106 


21 


236 


22 




a 






24 






25 






26 






27 






28 






29 






» 






31 



















Monthly discharge of Corbett tunnel at Corbett dam, Wyoming, for 1911. 



Month. 


Dischai^ In second-feet. 


Run-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Ufl-rimnm, 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


ICarrh 7-10, 16-21 


51 
84 
206 
386 
338 
236 
170 
236 


15 

34 

120 
64 
58 
84 


36.5 
48.8 

137 

210 

224 

135 

106 

120 


570 


\pfll 10-30. 


1,160 
8,420 
12,500 
13,800 


iC.r?!:::::;:;::::::::::;::::;::;:::::::::::::::::::: 


Jane... . 


July : 


Aagastl-26 


6060 


September 5-30 


5,470 


October 1-21 


5,370 







Note.— No records available for Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 and after Oct. 21. Dally dischargee were computed 
OQnadering the gate openings as submersed onfloee. Consideilng the uncertainties involved in the 
method of oompatatton, the accuracy of the above monthly means is not better than "C." 



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SOAP OXXSX HEAR 8T. XAVZXR, MOVT. 

Location. — One-fourth mile above the head works of Soap Creek ditch, in the W. 1 
NW. i sec. 2, T. 6 S., R. 32 E., about 11 miles southeast of St. Xavier, Mont. 

Becords available.— September 11 to November 11, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — ^Not measured. 

Gage. — ^An overhanging chain gage on the left bank about 100 feet above the ford. 

Channel. — ^Permanent; bed of stream is gravel and sand at gage and firm gravel and 
cobblestones at the control 50 feet below the gage. 

Diachar^ meaaurementB. — ^Made by wading at the ford 100 feet below the gage. 

Winter flow. — Stream frozen during the winter months; winter gage heighta of no 
value. 

Diversion. — None above gage. 

The following dischaige measurement was made by W. A. Lamb : 
September 11, 1911: Gage height, 3.05 feet; discharge, 13 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Soap Creek near St, Xavier, Mont., for 191 1. 
[W. Q. Waoett, obaerver.] 



Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 






3.U 




li 


3.06 




2.05 


21 




3.15 








12 


22 


8.06 












13 








23 












3.14 


14 


3.06 


3.16 




24 


8.12 












15 


26 














16 


3.10 






26 


3.10 














17 






27 














18 


3.10 






28 


3.12 


2.96 












19 






29 




10 








20 


3.10 






30 












. 



















BOTTXiraBASS CRSXK VXAB 8T. XAVZXB, MOVT. 

Location. — One-fourth mile above the crossing of the Bighorn canal, in the SW i 
SW. } sec. 31, T. 4 S., R. 33 £.; about 4 miles southeast of St. Xavier, Mont. 

Records available. — September 9 to November 11, 1911. 

Ga^. — Overhanging chain gage on left bank. 

Channel. — Liable to change; bed of stream is composed of sand and silt. The chan- 
nel is deep and the current sluggish for several hundred feet above and below the 
gage. 

Diacharge meaaurements. — Made by wading above the gage. 

Winter flow. — Channel freezes during the winter months; winter gage heights of no 
value. 

Diveraiona. — ^None. 

The following dischaige measurement was made by W. A. Lamb: 
September 9, 1911: Gage height, 2.29 feet; dischaige, 0.3 second-foot 



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Daify gage height, inftet, ofRoUengrau Creek at 8L Xavier, Mont. , for 1911. 
[W. H. BrMdtent, obisnrar.] 



211 



Day. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


Sepl. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


D«7. 


8^ 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 








11 






3.16 


21 




2.97 




2 








12 


2.61 


2.96 
2.97 
2.96 


22 






2 




2.70 




18 


23 








4 




14 


2.53 


24 


2.32 


3.02 




5 








15 


35 




9 




2.97 




16 


2.47 


3.37 
3.18 
3.10 
3.23 
2.96 




26 












17 


27 


2.30 


3.10 




s 








18 




38 




9 




2.96 
2.96 




19 




39 








10 




20 




30 




3.18 










31 

















LODOSeBASS CBSBK HXAB LODOSOBAM, MOVT. 

Irfocatioii. — Above road croesing one-fourth mile above headworks of Lodgegrass 

ditch, in the SW. } sec. 29, T. 6 N., R. 35 £., about 6 miles aouthweet of Lodge- 

grass, Mont. 
Kecordfl available. — September 9 to December 31, 1911. 
Dzaina^ area. — Not measured. 

Oage. — Overhanging chain gage on left bank, 50 feet above the road crossing. 
ChanneL — ^Permanent at control below the gage. Bed of stream is composed of mud 

and silt at the gage, but of firm gravel and cobblestones at the ford below the gage. 

Current sluggi^ at gage at low stages. 
Dfachar^ xneasarenienta. — ^Made by wading at the ford below the gage. 
Winter flow. — Stream freezes over during winter months; winter gage heights of no 

value. 
Diversion. — ^None. 
The following dischaxge measurement was made by W. A. Lamb: 
Septembers, 1911; Gage height, 3.22 feet; dischaige, 16 second-feet. 

TONGUE RIYEB BASIN. 

TOVOXni BIVXB VBAB DATTOV, WTO. 

Ix>cation«— At the edge of the Bighorn National Forest, in the N£. i sec. 11, T. 56 N., 
R. 87 W., 3 miles southwest of Dayton; 3} miles below the mouth of Sheep Creek . 

Records available.— October 24 to December 16, 1911. From May 3 to October 31, 
1903, a station was maintained at Dayton. 

I>rBlna^ area. — ^214 square miles (measured from topographic sheets). 

Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 

CbanneL — ^Apparently permanent. 

Discharge measurenientB. — ^Made from highway bridge 2 miles below station 
during high water, and by wading at the gage at ordinary stages. 

^^BHnter flow. — Ice causes some backwater during the winter months. 

Diversions. — The only diversion above the station is a log flume which heads 15 miles 
above. One hundred feet below the station is the intake for the Highline Com- 
munity ditch. Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from 
Tongue River amounting to 213 second-feet in Wyoming. 

Aoenracy. — Owing to a lack of discharge measurements no estimates of flow have been 
made. 

Cooperation. — Station is maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 
The following discharge measurement was made by H. B. Waha: 
October 24, 1911: Gage height, 1.50 feet; dischaige, 63 second-feet. 



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Daily gage height^ infect, of Tongue River near Dayton^ Wyo^.for 1911, 
[H. E. Anderaon, observer.] 



Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


P«v. 


1 








11 








21 




1.5 
1.4 




2 






12 








22 






3 






13 






1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 


23 






4 








14 






24 


1.5 
1.6 


1.4 




5 






16 






25 




6 






16 






26 






7 






17 






27 








8 






18 








28 




02.0 

a2.0 

1.5 




9 






19 








29 






10 






20 




1.5 




30 


















31 

















a Ice caused backwater. 
TONOVS BIVXB AT OAKHSTVILLE, WTO. 

Location. — At the highway bridge at Cameyville, Wyo., about 2 miles above the 
mouth of Big Goose Creek. 

Becorda available.— -May 25, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Ghige. — Standard chain gage on highway bridge. 

Channel. — ^Believed to be permanent; bed of stream is composed of gravel and cobble- 
stones. 

Diaoharge measurements. — Made from bridge at high stages and by wading at low 
and medium stages. 

Winter flow. — Gage heights affected by ice during the winter months. 

DiTeraion. — See Tongue River near Dayton, Wyo. 

Discharge measurements of Tongys Ri7>er at Cameyville, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 5 

June 17 


W. A. Lamb 


FeH. 
3.44 
3.82 
2.77 
2.70 
3.15 


Sec.-//. 

2K5 


R . Richards 


436 


July 31 
Sopt. 7 
Nov. 18a 


B. K. Jones 


K2 


H. Richards 


73 


W.A.Lamb 


84 









a Ice conditions. 

Daily gage heightj in feet, of Tongue River at Cameyville, Wyo., for 1911. 

[John Bone, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 
2.... 
3.... 
4 




4.2 
4.2 
4.0 
4.0 
4.1 

3.9 

3.8 

3.85 

3.75 

3.7 

3.6 
3.6 
3.5 
3.6 
3.85 


3.2 

3.05 

3.15 

3.0 

3.0 

2.9 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 

2.8 

2.85 

2.85 

2.8 

2.85 


2.85 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
3.1 

2.9 

2.85 

2.9 

2.9 

2.85 

2.85 

2.9 

2.9 

2.9 

2.7 


2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.65 

2.75 

2.65 

2.7 

2.95 

2.8 

2.7 

2.65 

2.6 

2.5 

2.55 

2.6 


2.75 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 

2.85 
2.85 
2.8 
2.8 
2.85 

2.8 

2.75 

3.05 

2.85 

3.0 


2.85 

2.85 

2.9 

2.9 

2.85 

2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
2.75 
2.95 

3.05 

3.2 

3.25 

3.25 

3.25 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


4.15 

3.65 

3.7 

3.6 

3.5 

3.45 

3.6 
3.55 
3.6 
3.65 

3.85 

3.75 

3.65 

3.65 

3.7 

3.7 


3.95 

3.7 

3.65 

3.65 

8.5 

3.4 

3.4 

3.65 

3.45 

3.3 

3.35 

3.35 

3.2 

3.05 

3.0 


2.75 

2.8 

2.85 

2.8 

2.85 

2.85 

2.85 

2.8 

2.8 

2.8 

2.75 
2.6 
2.6 
2.65 
2.65 
2.7 


2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

2.5 

2.7 

2.65 

2.8 

2.8 

2.65 

2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.65 

2.7 


2.7 

2.7 

2.75 

2.9 

2.95 

2.9 

2.9 

2.9 

2.95 

2.9 


2.95 
2.85 
2.95 
2.9 
2.8 

2.8 

2.9 

2.9 

2.85 

2.95 

2.9 

2.65 

2.7 

2.8 

2.75 

2.85 


3.15 
3.35 
3.05 
3.1.5 


5.... 




3.1 


6.... 




3.05 


7.... 




3.0 


8.... 
9.... 

10.... 

11.... 




3.0 
3.0 
2,95 

3.0 


12.... 




2.9 


13.... 




3.05 


14.... 
15.... 


"3.'7' 


3.1 
3,25 



N0TE.--Gage heights distorted by Joe Nov. 10 to 30. 



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Daily disehar^, in geeond-feety of Tongue River at CameifvUle, Wyo.ffor 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


S«pt. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


itoy. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sep.. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 


200 


603 


200 


101 


72 


81 


101 


16.... 


680 


490 


81 


72 


72 


126 




2.... 


220 


e03 


153 


90 


72 


101 


101 


17.... 


365 


384 


90 


72 


72 


101 




3.,.. 


240 


513 


184 


90 


72 


101 


112 


18.... 


384 


366 


101 


72 


81 


126 




4.... 


260 


613 


138 


90 


65 


101 


112 


19.... 


345 


365 


90 


68 


112 


112 




5.... 


285 


558 


138 


168 


81 


101 


101 


20.... 


307 


307 


101 


49 


125 


90 





6.... 


295 


468 


112 


112 


66 


101 


101 


21.... 


288 


270 


101 


49 


112 


90 




7.... 


305 


425 


101 


101 


72 


101 


101 


22.... 


346 


270 


101 


72 


112 


112 




8.... 


315 


446 


101 


m 


126 


90 


101 


23.... 


326 


366 


90 


06 


112 


112 




9.... 


325 


404 


101 


112 


90 


90 


81 


24.... 


345 


288 


90 


90 


125 


101 




10.... 


335 


384 


101 


101 


72 


101 




26.... 


365 


234 


90 


90 


112 


125 




11.... 


345 


345 


90 


101 


65 


90 




26.... 


446 


252 


81 


06 


107 


112 




12.... 


355 


345 


101 


112 


58 


81 




27.... 


401 


252 


58 


72 


102 


05 




13.... 


365 


307 


101 


m 


49 


153 




28.... 


805 


200 


58 


72 


97 


72 




M.... 


375 


345 


90 


112 


54 


101 




29.... 


366 


153 


66 


72 


92 


90 




15.... 


384 


446 


101 


72 


58 


138 




30,... 
31.... 


384 
384 


138 


06 
72 


66 
72 


87 


81 
101 






Note.— Dafly discharge detennJned f^om a rating curve fairly well defined between 60 and 500 second-feet: 
diaoharge estimated May 1 to 4, May to 14, andSept. 26 to 30. 

Momihly dUcharge of ToTig^ie River at Ccameyrille. Wyo.^for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-lieet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 




Mean. 


racy. 


Mav 


580 
603 
200 
108 
125 
153 
112 


200 
138 
68 
49 
49 
65 
75 


342 
368 

101 
80.9 
86.3 

101 
82.9 

afiO 


21,000 
21,900 
0,210 
6,340 
6,140 
6,210 
4,930 
3,070 


C. 


wv :::::;:;:.::::::::.::::::::.::.:.::..:.:,. 


C. 


July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 


C. 
C. 
C. 
C. 
C. 

c. 












The period 




1 


73,H00 






1 





a Estimated. 
Note.— Estimated discharge Nov. 10 to 30, 75 second-feet. 



0008B OBXBX AT BKXRXDAir, WTO. 

Location. — ^At footbridge in city park at Sheridan, Wyo. 

BecordB available.— From April 10, 1896, to August 1, 1897, and from May 14 to 
December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

Oage. — Vertical staff attached to under pier of the footbridge. The gage readings 
from April 10, 1896, to August, 1897, were made from a gage at the Fifth Avenue 
Bridge, below the mouth of Little Goose Creek. 

ChaxmeL — ^Practically permanent; bed of 'stream is composed of gravel and cobble- 
stones. 

Discharge xneaanrexnents. — ^Made from the footbridge at high stages and by wad- 
ing at low stages. 

Winter flow. — Gage heights during winter months are affected by ice at the gage. 

Bivendon. — ^During the irrigation season the greater part of the flow is diverted for 
irrigation above the gage. About 7,500 acre-feet of water are stored in the moun- 
tains on the headwaters of the stream and diverted in the Little Goose Creek 
drainage area. There are also a number of smaller diversions into the Little 
Goose Creek drainage area after the stream leaves the mountains. The records 
at the station show the amount of water that is not used in the Big Goose drainage 
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Dtaeharge meaauremenU ofOoose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.j in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydragrapher. 


hJSSt. 


Dia- 
cbarge. 


May 14 
June 16 


W.A.Lamb 


Fed. 
4.06 
6.02 


^^ 


R. RiehaxxlB 


483 


July 81 
Sept. 10 
Nov. 18a 


B, E. JOfin. ,.■.,.» . , . . r , r r . T . . . , r , , . , 


2.95 
3.20 
3.55 


5.5 


R.Rlotaaids 


18.2 


W. A. T/ftmb 


38 









a Ice conditions. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.,far 1911, 
[H. A. Loacks, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 1 July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




4.60 
4.80 
5.00 
4.70 
4.80 

4.70 
4.85 
4.50 
4.60 
4.60 

4.20 
4.17 
4.42 
4.65 
5.05 


3.19 
3.20 
3.32 
3.44 
3.12 

3.18 
3.28 
3.28 
3.15 
3.18 

3.14 
3.19 
3.06 
2.91 
2.92 


8.06 
3.04 
3.28 
3.24 
3.48 

3.62 
8.43 
3.40 
3.40 
3.42 

3.40 
3.34 
3.38 
3.18 
3.10 


3.00 
2.99 
2.98 
3.02 

3.06 

3.15 
3.20 
3.36 
3.24 
3.20 

3.19 
3.14 
3.00 
3.16 
3.14 


3.26 
3.26 
8.30 
3.26 
3.30 

3.28 
3.29 
3.22 
3.20 
3.19 

3.20 
3.20 
3.28 
3.36 
3.27 


3.35 
3.50 
3.49 
3.43 
3.38 

3.42 
3.40 
3.40 
3.38 
3.42 

3.60 
3.60 
3.65 
3.66 
3.68 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


4.60 
4.80 
4.00 
4.46 
4.42 

4.38 
4.42 
4.14 
4.02 
4.00 

4.26 
4.34 
4.09 
3.94 
4.02 
4.23 


5.10 
4.80 
4.32 
4.45 
4.37 

4.50 
4.38 
4.18 
4.11 
4.04 

3.90 
3.64 
3.55 
3.39 
3.24 


2.88 
2.86 
2.85 
2.87 
2.88 

2.88 
2.84 
2.88 
3.20 
3.30 

3.30 
3.82 
8.32 
3.26 
3.15 
2.98 


3.07 
3.05 
3.05 
3.06 
3.10 

2.96 
2.90 
2.88 
2.04 
3.03 

3.00 
3.01 
3.02 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 


3.12 
3.19 
3.17 
3.20 
3.24 

8.26 
3.24 
3.25 
3.26 
3.22 

3.25 
3.16 
3.20 
3.23 
3.30 


3.32 
3.38 
3.37 
3.32 
3.42 

3.31 
3.26 
8.27 
8.44 
3.48 

3.50 
3.30 
3.27 
3.34 
3.42 
3.44 


3.60 


2.... 
3 




3.64 

3.51 


4 




3.46 


5.... 
6 




3.46 
3.41 


7.... 




3.40 


8 




3.46 


9.... 




3.40 


10 






11.... 
12.... 






13 






14.... 
16.... 


4.05 
4.45 





NoTB.^Gage heights distorted by ice after Nov. 11. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 




255 
380 
480 
335 
380 

335 
205 
255 
295 
295 

165 
158 
227 
315 
505 


17 
18 
27 
37 
13 

17 
24 
24 
15 
17 

14 
17 
10 
4.4 

4.8 


10 
9.6 
24 
21 
41 

58 
36 
33 
33 
35 

33 
28 
31 
17 
12 


8.0 
7.6 
7.2 
8.8 
10 

15 
18 
30 
21 
18 

17 
14 
12 
16 
14 


22 
22 
25 
22 
25 

24 
24 
19 
18 
17 

18 
18 
24 
30 
23 


29 
43 
42 
36 
31 

35 
33 
83 
81 
35 


16,... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.-.. 
20.... 

21.,.. 
22..., 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
81.... 


295 
380 
295 
241 
227 

214 
227 
150 
123 

119 

180 
202 
138 
109 
123 
172 


530 
380 
196 
238 
211 

265 
214 
160 
142 
127 

101 
61 
49 
32 
21 


3.6 
8.2 
3.0 
3.4 
3.6 

3.6 
2.8 
3.6 

18 

25 

26 
27 
27 
22 
15 
7.2 


11 
10 
10 
11 
12 

6.4 
4.0 
3.6 
6.6 
8.8 

8.0 
8.4 
8.8 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 


13 
17 
16 
18 
21 

22 
21 
22 
22 
19 

22 
16 
18 
19 
25 


27 
31 
31 
27 
35 

26 
22 
33 
87 
41 

43 
25 
23 
28 
35 
37 




2.... 






8.... 






4 






6.... 






6.... 






7.... 






8.... 






9.... 






10.... 






11.... 






12 






13 






14.... 
15.... 


130 
238 





NoTE.--Dally discharge determined from a fairly well defined rating curve. 



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Monthly diadiarge o/Ooose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.,/or 1911. 



215 



Discharge in seoond-feet 



>f frifi^n iT* , VfailmnTn , 



Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-iBet). 



AOOQ- 

racy. 



Hay 14-31.. 

June 

July 

Aogost 

Sq>tember. 
October.... 
November.. 
Deoeinber. . 



J»0 
530 
37 
58 
30 
43 
43 



119 

21 
3.8 
3.6 
7.2 

17 

20 



108 

343 
14.6 
17.8 
16.0 
36.6 
31.6 
• 26 



7,060 

"'222 
896 

1,000 

1|010 

1,630 

1,880 

1,640 



Tbe period. 



39,600 



Note.— DiaobaDKe Nov. 11 to 30 estimated at 30 8aoQnd4iBat. 

LXTTLS 0OO8X OXSSK AT SRXRXDAir, WYO. 

Location. — ^At the footbridge about 200 yards above the point where the stream 

parallels the Chicago, Burlington & Qtiincy Railroad and about one-fourth mile 

above the junction with Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo. 
Becords available.— May 1, 1896, to August 1, 1897; May 14 to December 31, 1911. 
Gage. — ^A staff attached to the downstream end of the right abutment of the footbridge. 

The gage read from May 1, 1896, to August 1, 1897, was at the Broadway Bridge, 

600 feet below the site of the present gage. 
ChanneL — ^Liable to shift; bed of stream is composed of sand and gravel. 
lyischarge zneaauramentB.— Made from the downstzeam side of the footbridge; 

low-water measurements are made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Stream freeses solid at the control below gage. 
Divendona. — ^During the irrigation season, from May to September, the greater part 

of the stream is diverted for irrigation above the station. The records at this 

point show the amount of water that is not being used for irrigation. 
Aeeozacy. — ^Results for 1911 are believed to be good. The shifting character of the 

channel may affect future results. 

Discharge meamremenU of Little Ooo$e Creek at Sheridan^ Wyo.y in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydncrapber. 


Oace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Hay 14 


W A Lamb r 


Feet. 
2.76 
3.42 
2.66 
2.72 
8.66 


*--ft 




86 


July 31 
Sept 10 
Not. Ifr 


R E Jones.. 


1.10 


R.KIohardff 


2.9 


W. A.T^amb 


36 









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Daily gage hdght, in feet, of Little Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.yfor 1911. 
[W. fe. HammoDtrae, obflervef.] 



Day. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



8«pt. 



Oct 



Nov. 



Day. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
6.. 

6.. 
7.. 
8.. 
9.. 
10.. 



11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
16.... 



2.76 
8.06 



2.86 
2.96 
2.86 
2.80 
2.70 

2.80 
2.66 
2.70 
2.66 
2.66 

2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
2.60 
3.00 



2.72 
2.72 
2.66 
2.62 
2.62 

2.60 
2.70 
2.66 
2.75 
2.62 

2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.62 



2.70 
2.65 
2.70 
2.65 
2.66 

2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.70 
2.70 

2.90 
2.90 
2.88 
2.88 
2.90 



2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.80 
2.80 

2.88 
2.80 
2.80 
2.78 
2.78 

2.78 
2.80 
2.80 
2.75 
2.72 



2.96 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3. DO 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
8.00 



3.00 
3.02 
3.02 
3.02 
3.02 

8.02 
3.02 
3.05 
3.05 
3.05 

3.05 
3.05 
8.05 
3.05 
3.42 



3.40 
3.26 
3.16 
3.08 
2.96 

2.90 
2.80 
2.75 
2.70 
2.85 

3.00 
3.10 
3.06 
2.86 
2.70 
2.70 



3.46 
3.10 
2.96 
2.90 
2.80 



2.62 
2.62 
2.70 
2.76 
2.72 



2.86 


2.70 


2.90 


2.70 


2.86 


2.70 


2.70 


2.70 


2.60 


2.70 


2.66 


2.70 


2.62 


2.70 


2.66 


2.70 


2.65 


2.62 


2.65 


2.62 





2.60 



2.82 
2.86 
2.82 
2.76 
2.70 

2.70 
2.70 
2.80 
2.75 
2.80 

2.80 
2.75 
2.80 

2.80 
2.80 
2.80 



2.75 
2.80 
2.85 
2.90 
2.90 

2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
2.90 
2.90 

2.02 
3.00 
2.05 
2.06 
2.96 



3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.02 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
8.00 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.00 



3.50 
3.50 
3.50 
3.45 
3.40 

3.40 
3.40 
3.40 



Non.— Oage belghts distorted by ioe after Nov. 14. 

Daily discharge, in second-fut, of Little Ooose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


<^ 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


OcL 


Nov. 


1.... 




9.0 
17 
9.0 
6.0 
1.9 

6.0 
1.0 
1.9 
1.0 
1.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
22 


2.7 

2.7 

1.0 

.4 

.4 

.0 

1.9 

1.0 

4.0 

.4 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
.4 


1.9 
1.0 
1.9 
1.0 
1.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
1.9 
1.9 

12 
12 
11 
11 
12 


6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 

11 
6.0 
6.0 
6.2 
5.2 

6.2 
6.0 
6.0 
4.0 
2.7 


20 
22 
22 
22 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 


22 
24 
24 
24 
24 

24 

24 
28 
28 
28 

28 
28 
28 
28 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
26.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
81.... 


82 
56 
41 
32 
20 

12 
6.0 
4.0 
1.9 
9.0 

22 

34 

28 
9.0 
1.9 
1.9 


92 
84 
17 
12 
6.0 

9.0 
12 
9.0 
1.9 
.0 

1.0 
.4 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 


0.4 
.4 
1.9 
4.0 
2.7 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
.4 
.4 
.0 


7.2 
9.0 
7.2 
4.0 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
6.0 
4.0 
6.0 

6.0 
4.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
6.0 


4.0 
6.0 
9.0 

12 

12 

12 

12 
12 
12 
12 

14 
22 

17 
20 
20 


22 
22 
22 
22 
24 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 




2.... 






8.... 






4.... 






8.... 






6 






7.-.. 






8.... 






9.... 






10.... 






11..-. 






12.... 






13.... 






14.... 
16.... 


4.0 
29 





Note.— DaUy discharge detwmined from a fairly well defined rating curve. 

Monthly discharge of Little Goose Creek at Sheridan, Wyo.,for 1912. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


AOCQ- 


B4^ltTllTlfim ■ 


Uinlffiyiin- 


Mean. 


raey. 


May 14-31 


82 
92 
4.0 
12 
i 22 
24 
28 


1.9 

.0 

.0 

1.0 

2.7 

20 

22 


21.9 

9.11 

1.43 

6.47 

6.66 

22.0 

25.4 

fll5 


782 

542 
87.9 

336 

397 
1,360 
1,510 

'922 


C. 


7une 


C. 


July 


c. 


August 


C. 


September 


C. 


October 


c. 


Noverabfff. ... . ^ ... 


D. 


December 










The period 









6,390 













o Estimated. 
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FOWDEB BIYEB BASIN. 
BOVTK 70BK OV POWDSB BlVn VXAJl SATOXl, WTO. 

Location. — ^At Z. W. French's ranch, about 7 miles southeast of Kaycee, Wyo. 

Becords available.— May 11 to December 31, 1911. 

Oag«. — ^An overhanging chain gage on left bank of the stream opposite the ranch 

buildings. 
ChanneL — Liable to change; bed composed of gravel and sand. 
Di8char;g^ meaaurexnenta. — ^Made by wading near the gage. 
Winter recorda.~<jrage heights are affected by ice during the winter months. The 

stream freezes solid at times. 
IMversion. — Small diversions for irrigation are made above the stations. 
Aocoraey. — On account of the shifting channel results are only &tir. 

DiKharge measurements of South Fork of Powder River near Kayeee, Wyo,y in 1911. 



Date. 


"" Hydrograpber. 
W. A. TAmh 


heSi^. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 11 

Jnne 20 


Feet. 

6.88 
5.39 

4.eo 


aee.-ft. 
110 


R RicTilirHfl , , 


30 


Sept. 8 


do 


1.5 







Daily gage height y in feet ^ of South Fork of Powder River near Kaycee, Wyo., for 191 1, 

[Z. W. Franoh, oboeryer.l 



Day. 


May. 


June. 

5.0 
5.0 
6.0 
5.0 
5.9 

5.9 
6.7 
5.6 
5.5 
5.3 

5.2 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 

5.3 

5.3 
5.2 
5.3 
5.2 

... 

5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
5.1 

5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 


June. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 






6.8 
6.1 
6.4 
5.4 
7.1 




8.5 

5.05 

5.3 

5.1 

5.0 

5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
4.0 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
5.0 
5.5 


4.9 

4.9 
5.2 
5.0 
5.0 

5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.3 
5.1 

5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
5.2 
5.1 


16 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 


4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.8 

4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.0 
4.9 

4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.0 


5.06 

5.0 

5.1 

5.1 

4.9 

4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.95 

4.96 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 


5.2 











5.5 










6.3 

















5.4 

5.4 
5.0 
5.0 
0.0 
0.0 

0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 
0.0 




























4.6 
4.6 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 


23 






24 




10 


5.8 
5.6 
6.4 
6.2 
6.5 


26 




11 


26 




12 


27 




13 


28 




14 


29 




15 


........... 


30 










31 

















XIDDLX FO&X OF POWDXB RIV2& AT KATOXX, WTO. 

Location.— At highway bridge at Kaycee, Wyo. 

Becorda available.— May 11 to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

Ga^. — Vertical staff attached to the middle pier of the highway bridge. 

Channel. — Permanent at control but shifting at gage. The bed of the stream is com- 
posed of gravel and cobblestones. Current sluggish at low water. 

Diachar^ measnrementB. — ^Made from bridge at high stages and by wading at 
low stages. 

Winter flow. — Gage heights during the winter months are affected by ice. 

Diversion. — ^The greater part of the flow is diverted above the gage during the irriga- 
tion season. 



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Ditcharge mMiurmnents of Middle Fork of Powder River at Kaycu, Wyo.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographcr. ^ 


beJ^t. 




lUTjO 


W.A.Titmh 


Fed. 
4.10 
8.56 
3.13 
2.77 
3.06 


^t 


do 


162 


June 20 


H. H»fHft»^^ 


64 


July 20 
Sept. 8 


B.E. Jones 


7.4 


R. Richardf 


45 







Daxly gage height, in feet, of Middle Fork of Powder River at Kaycee, Wyo.y for 1911. 

[P. A. Qatoihell, Jr., obsarver.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oet. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


OoL 


Nov. 


L... 




3.4 


3.0 


2.96 


3.0 


3.4 


3.25 


16.... 


3.66 


3.7 


2.8 


3.0 


3.0 


3.1 




2.... 




3.4 


3,0 


2.9 


3.0 


3.2 


3.25 


17.... 


3.5 


3.35 


2.8 


3.0 


3.0 


3.2 




t.... 




3.4 


2.05 


2.9 


3.0 


3.2 


3.3 


18.... 


8.45 


3.3 


2.8 


3.0 


3.05 


3.2 




4.... 




3.4 


2.95 


2.86 


3.0 


3.15 


3.3 


19.... 


3.45 


3.2 


2.8 


3.0 


3.05 


3.2 




6,... 




3.4 


2.9 


2.8 


3.0 


3.1 


3.2 


20.... 


3.45 


3 1 


2.8 


3.0 


3.05 


3.16 




6.... 




3.35 


2.9 


4.0 


3.2 


3.1 


3.2 


21.... 


3.5 


8.1 


2.8 


3.0 


3.1 


3.1 




7.... 




3.3 
3.3 
3.2 


2.9 
2.9 
2.9 


3.9 
3.1 
3.1 


3.1 

3.05 

3.0 


3.1 
3.2 
3.1 


3.2 
3.2 
3.2 


22.... 
23.... 
24.... 


3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


3.2 
3.1 
3.1 


2.8 
2.8 
2.8 


3.0 
3.0 
3.05 


3.1 
3.1 
3.1 


3.1 

3.15 

3.15 




8 






9.... 






10.... 




3.2 


2.85 


3.1 


3.0 


3.1 


8.15 


26.... 


3.5 


3.15 


2.8 


3.05 


3.1 


3.16 




11.... 




3.2 


2.85 


3.1 


3.0 


3.1 


3.16 


26.... 


8.5 


3.1 


2.8 


3.05 


3.1 


3.15 




12.... 


3.5 


3.15 


2.85 


3.0 


3.0 


3.1 




27..,. 


3.6 


3.1 


2.8 


3.05 


3.1 


3.2 




13.... 


3.5 


3.1 


2.8 


3.0 


3.0 


3.1 




28.... 


3.5 


3.1 


2.8 


3.0 


3.1 


3.2 




14.... 


3.48 


3.0 


2.8 


3.0 


3.0 


8.1 




29.... 


3.45 


3.0 


2.8 


3.0 


3.1 


3.2 




16.... 


3.7 


3.2 


2.8 


3.0 


3.0 


3.2 




30.... 
81.... 


3.46 
3.45 


8.0 


2.8 
3.1 


3.0 
3.0 


3.1 


3.2 
3.2 






Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Middle Fork of Powder River at Kaycu, Wyo.,for 19 lU 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nor. 


1...J 


120 
120 
120 
120 
120 

108 
95 
95 
73 
78 

73 
63 
63 
36 
73 


36 
36 
29 
29 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22 
16 

16 
16 
10 
10 
10 


29 
22 
22 

16 
10 

325 
285 
63 
63 
53 

53 
86 
36 
36 
36 


86 
86 
86 
86 
36 

78 
63 
44 

86 
86 

86 

36 
36 
36 
36 


120 
73 
73 
63 
53 

63 
68 

78 
63 
63 

63 
58 
58 
53 
73 


84 
84 
06 
06 
78 

73 
73 
78 
78 
63 

63 


16.... 
17.... 
W.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 

23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
80.... 
31.... 


194 
147 
134 
134 
134 

147 
147 
147 
147 
147 

147 
147 
147 
134 
134 
134 


210 
108 
96 
73 
68 

68 

73 
58 
58 
63 

68 
53 
68 
36 
36 


10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
63 


86 
86 
36 
36 
36 

86 
86 
86 
44 
44 

44 
44 

86 
36 
36 
86 


36 
86 
44 
44 
44 

68 
68 
63 
63 
53 

53 
53 
63 
53 
53 


63 
73 
73 
73 
63 

63 
63 
68 
63 
63 

63 
78 
73 
73 
73 
73 




2 i 




8 ' 




4 




5 






6 






7 






8....' 




9 i 




10.... 






11.... 






M.... 
13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


147 
147 
142 
210 





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Monthly dikhwrge of MiddU Fork of Powder River at Kaycee, Wyo,, for 1911. 



Discbarge in sooond-fBet. 



Mudmnm. MtotwB nm. 



Run-off 
(total In 
- t). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November.. 



210 
210 

53 
835 

78 
120 

95 



134 
36 
10 
10 
36 
53 
50 



144 

80.2 
16.8 
54.0 
44.5 
64.8 

oao 



8,850 
4,770 
1,030 
3,320 
2,650 
3,080 
3,570 



The period. 



28,200 



Non.— DiBCsharge May 1 to 11 estimated at 135 seoond-feet. Not. 12 to 80 estimated at 50 seoond-feet. 
VO&TK FOKK 07 POWDUt BZVBm STSAB SATOU, WTO. 

Locataon. — ^At Jacob Afblter's ranch, on the county rood 4 miles north of Kaycee, Wyo. 

Records available.— May 11 to Dumber 31, 1911. 

Diajna^ area. — Not measured. 

Gkkge. — ^An overhanging diain gage on the left bank one-fourth mile above the high- 
way bridge. From May 11 to July 28, 1911, the gage was located 200 feet farther 
upstream and at a different datum. It was moved because it was within the 
influence of backwater from beaver dams. 

ChaxmeL — Practically permanent. The bed of the stream at the point of control 
below the gage is composed of permanent gravel and cobblestones, but at the gage 
it is composed of sand and gravel and is liable to shift during high stages. 

Discharge meaaurementa.— Made from the highway bridge one-fourth mile below 
the gage at high stages and by wading near the gage at low and medium stages. 

Winter flow. — Gage heights are affected by ice during the winter months. The 
channel water is frozen solid at times. 

Diverdona. — During the irrigation season the greater part of the flow of the stream is 
diverted above the station. 

Accnraoy.— Fair. Gage heights before July 28 were affected by backwater from a 
beaver dam below the gage. After July 28 the records are considered good. 

DMuBrge meamuemenU of North Fork of Powder River near Kaycee, Wyo., for 1911, 



Bate. 


Hydrograpber. 


Gase 
beicbt. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


May 11 


"W. A.i^inb 


Feet. 
4.72 
4.08 
3.25 
3.51 


'"t 


Jane 20 


R,-Rk4i«nH 


6.8 


July 2^ 


■R. ^'.Ivmrn 


0.92 


Sept 8> 


R. Richards. . 


12.0 









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Daily gagk, height, in feet, of North Fork of Powder River near Kaycee, Wyo.,for 1911. 

[Jaoob Aifalter, observer.] • 



Day. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 




4.50 
4.45 
4.42 
4.36 
4.35 

4.08 
3.06 
3.88 
3.85 
3.85 

4.06 
4.10 
3.08 
4.08 
4.15 


4.00 
4.15 
4.10 
4.08 
4.00 

4.06 
4.00 
4.00 
4.05 
4.00 

4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 


3.80 
3.40 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 

3.40 
3.30 
3.30 
3.20 
3.20 

8.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.40 
3.30 


3.82 
3.32 
3.36 
3.35 
3.35 

3.35 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 

3.30 
3.30 
8.30 
3.30 
3.30 


4.30 
4.00 
4.00 
3.80 
3.70 

3.60 
3.60 
3.60 
3.60 
3.60 

3.58 
3.58 
3.58 
3.58 
3.58 


3.70 
3.70 
3.75 
3.86 
3.86 

3.82 
3.80 
3". 80 
3.80 
3.70 

3.80 
3.90 
3.00 
3.85 
3.85 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


5.45 
4.81 
4.66 
4.64 
4.65 

4.64 
4.50 
4.54 
4.50 
4.45 

4.50 
4.58 
4.60 
4.58 
4,78 
4.56 


4.16 
4.20 
4.20 
4.15 
4.10 

4.10 
4.10 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 

4.00 
4.10 
4.10 
4.05 
4.00 


4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.00 
4.06 

4.00 
4.00 

'3.25' 
3.25 
3.30 
4.00 


3.32 
3.35 
3.30 
3.35 
3.40 

3.40 
3.40 
3.32 
3.35 
3.32 

3.36 
3.38 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.32 


3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 

3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.40 
3.45 

3.45 
3.45 
3.50 
3.60 
3.60 


3.58 
3.60 
3.68 
3.70 
3.70 

3.70 
3.70 
3.70 
3.70 
3.70 

3.70 
3.68 
3.68 
3.68 
8.70 
3.70 


3.00 


2.... 
3.... 




3.90 
3.90 


4 




3 00 


6.... 




3.90 


«.... 




3.90 


7.... 




3 90 


8.... 




8 H5 


«.... 




3. K5 


10. . . . 




3 MO 


11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


4.72 
4.52 
4.50 
4.51 
6.18 


3.« 

8.80 
3.80 
3.80 



CLEAB CSEEK NZAB BUFFALO. WTO. 

liOcation. — In the Bighorn National Forest, at Camp Comfort, in the SW. \ eec. 8, 
T. 50 N., R. 83 W., II miles west of Buffalo; three-fourths of a mile below the 
junction of the North and South forks. 

Beoords available.— October 22, to December 31, 1911. From May 1, 1896, to 
March 11, 1900, a station was maintained by the State engineer at a point 4 miles 
west of Buffalo, where a measuring flume was built. From October 24, 1902, to 
December 31, 1904, a station was maintained at Buffalo. The records at the two 
points are not directly comparable, as a number of irrigation ditches divert water 
between and a few intermittent tributaries enter. 

Drainage area. — 110 square miles (measured from topographic sheets.) 

Qa^. — Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

DiBcharg^e meanirementa. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diveiaiona. — ^There are no diversions above the station and the records at this point 
represent the natural run-off. Below the station, however, there were adjudi- 
cated diversions amounting to 333 second-feet prior to July 1, 1912. 

Accuracy. — Owing to a lack of discharge measurements no estimates of flow have been 
made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 
The following discharge measurement was made by H. B. Waha. 
October 22, 1911: Gage height, .90 feet; discharge, 26 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Clear Creek near Buffalo, Wyo.,for 191 U 
[A. Hettinger, observer.] 



Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. Dec. 


Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 






11 








21 








2 








12 




.90 




22 


.95 






3 






.90 


13 




23 






4 






14 








24 






1 30 


A 




.88 




16 









25 








6 




16 








26.. . . 




1.05 




7 








17 






l.GO 


27 






8 








18 






28 








9 








19 




1.00 




29 


.80 






10 






1.00 


20 




30 


















31 






1.00 













NoTE.~Ice caused backwater Nov. 5 to Dec. 31. 



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OLXiJt OBXBK AT BUFFALO, WTO. 

LocatiozL — ^At concrete bridge at Buffalo, Wyo. 

Beeords available.— May, 1896, to March 11, 1900; October 24, 1902, to November 
30, 1904; May 8 to December 31, 1911. Tbe records from May, 1896, to March 11, 
1900, were obtained at a point 4 miles above Builab. All records since November 
30, 1904, have been obtained at BufibJo. 

Draina^ area. — Not measured. 

(}age. — Staff; set at a different datum from the gage used October 24, 1902, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1904, but approximately the same site. 

GhanneL — ^Practically permanent; bed of stream is composed of cobblestones and firm 
gravel. 

Diachar^ meaaorementa. — ^Made from bridge at high stages and by wading at low 
stages. 

Winter flow. — Gage heights affected by ice during the winter months. 

DivexaioiiB. — ^The flow of the stream is appropriated and a large part is diverted for 
irrigation above the gage. 

DUcharge measurements of Clear Creek at Buffalo^ Wyo,, in 1911. 



Date. 



H7drogrspli«r. 



Owe 
height. 



Dis- 
charge. 



Hay 8 

June 21 
July ao 
Sept 9 



W. A. Lamb 

Raymond Richards. 

B.£. Jones 

Raymond Richards. 



Fed, 
1.90 
2.49 
1.28 
1.22 



178 
12.6 
12.8 



Didly gage height, in feet, of Clear Creek at Buffalo^ Wyo., for 1911. 
[John H. Rice, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


I.... 
2.... 




2.8 
3.0 
2.65 
2.5 
2.5 

2.4 

2.36 

2.6 

2.45 

2.3 

2.2 
2.3 
2.7 
2.8 
3.3 


1.4 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 
1.1 
1.2 
1.2 
1.15 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.26 

1.36 


1.3 

1.35 

1.35 

1.4 

1.35 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.35 
1.36 

1.4 

1.36 

1.3 

1.3 

1.3 


1.26 

1.25 

1.2 

1.26 

1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.26 

1.2 

1.2 

1.26 

1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.2 


1.2 

1.26 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.2 

1.26 

1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.2 


1.15 
1.26 
1.15 
1.16 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


2.86 
2.66 
2.45 
2.15 
1.95 

1.9 

1.8 

1.8 

1.95 

2.2 

2.5 
2.4 
2.1 
1.9 
1.9 
2.0 


3.4 
2.86 

2.6" 
2.56 

2.6 
2.5 
2.3 
2.2 
2.0 

1.9 
1.76 
1.6 
1.5 
1.3 


1.46 

1.76 

1.7 

1.4 

1.56 

1.46 

1.5 

1.56 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 
1.3 
1.3 

i'.i" 

1.3 


1.2 

1.25 

1.3 

1.3 

1.25 

1.25 

1.3 

1.25 

1.3 

1.26 

1.3 

1.26 

1.3 

1.26 

1.3 

1.25 


1.25 

1.2 

1.16 

1.2 

1.15 

1.16 
1.2 
1.15 
1.2 
1.15 

1.2 

1.15 

1.2 

1.16 

1.16 


1.16 

1.2 

1.06 




3.... 






4.... 






5.... 








6.... 








7.... 




'i.'is" 

1.16 
1.2 

1.2 




8.... 
9.... 
10.... 

11.... 
12.... 
13 


1.9 
2.2 
2.2 

1.96 
1.85 
1.9 
2.06 
3.35 




14.... 






15.... 


*i.*26' 





NoTK.— Gage heights dJrtorted by Ice Nov. 6 to 8. 



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Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Clear Creek at Buffalo, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1.... 




285 
865 
198 
180 
180' 

160 
138 
215 


18 
14 
10 
10 
10 

10 
7 
10 


14 
16 
16 
18 
16 

18 
18 
18 


12 
12 
10 
12 
10 

12 
10 
12 


10 
12 
10 
8.6 
10 

10 
12 
10 


8.5 
12 
8.6 
8.5 


16.... 
17..-. 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 


802 

232 

165 

91 

60 

54 
44 
44 


505 
302 
241 
180 
198 

215 
180 
125 


20 
40 
36 
18 
26 

20 
23 
26 


10 
12 
14 
14 
12 

12 
14 
12 


12 
10 

8.5 
10 

8.5 

8.5 
10 
8.5 


8.5 




2.... 




10 


3 ... 




5.5 
6.0 
7.0 

7.0 
8.0 
8.5 




4.... 






6.... 






«.... 






7.-.. 






8..,. 


64 




9.... 


101 


166 


10 


16 


10 


12 




24.... 


60 


101 


20 


14 


10 


8.5 




10.... 


101 


125 


8.6 


16 


10 


10 




25.... 


101 


^ 


18 


12 


8.5 


10 




11.... 


W 


101 


10 


18 


12 


8.5 




26.... 


180 


54 


18 


14 


10 


10 




12.... 


49 


125 


8.5 


16 


10 


la 




27.... 


160 


40 


14 


12 


8.5 


10 




13.... 


64 


250 


10 


14 


12 


8.5 




28.... 


81 


29 


14 


14 


10 


10 




14.... 


74 


285 


12 


14 


10 


8.5 




29.... 


54 


23 


14 


12 


8.5 


11 




15.... 


485 


466 


16 


14 


10 


10 




80.... 
31.... 


54 
66 


14 


14 
14 


14 
12 


8.5 


11 
13 





MmMy discharge of Clear Creek at Buffalo, Wyo.Jar 1911. 



Month. 


Discbarge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(totalin 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 






Mean. 


racy. 


!*»▼,....,......., 


485 
506 
40 
18 
12 
12 


44 

14 
7 

10 
8.6 
6.6 


98.9 
183 
16.1 
14.4 
10.1 
9.45 
8.00 
a 6. 00 


6,080 

10,900 

990 

885 

eoi 

681 
476 
309 


C- 


June 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


September 


B. 


October 


B. 


November 


D. 


December 






D. 










The period 








20,900 















a Estimated. 
NoTS.— Discbarge May 1 to 7 estimated at 60 seoond-feet. 

Note.— Daily dlsobarge determined from a Iblily well defined rating curve; discharge Interpolated for 
days on which gage heights are missing. 

PZHXT CBEZK AT KEABJTST, WTO. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge 300 yards south of the post office at Kearney, Wyo. 
BecordB available.— September 6, 1902, to June 30, 1906; May 13 to December 31, 

1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage.— Chain gage on highway bridge. The gage used from September 6, 1902, to 

June 30, 1906, was at the same site but at a different datum. 
Channel. — Liable to change; bed composed of gravel and cobblestones. Ctureni 

swift at high and medium stages. 
Discharge measurements. — At high stages measurements are made from the bridge 

and at low stages by wading. 
Diversions. — ^The greater part of the flow of this stream during the irrigation i 

is diverted for irrigation above the gage. 

Discharge measurements ofPiney Creek at Kearney, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiographer. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 13 


W. K.lMmh.. 


Feet. 
2.10 
2.06 
1.52 
1.37 


'"■ti 


June 18 


R. Riobards 


93 


July 27 


B . E . Jones 


20 


Si^t. 9 


n. WfthftTd" 


17 8 







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Daily gage heightt in feet, o/Piney Creek at Kearney, Wyo,,fcT 1911. 
[Mrs. R. D. Noyot. obflvw.] 



D«y.Jjtor. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


, L.... 


8.16 
3.00 
2.75 
2.76 
2.70 

2.45 
2.28 
2.45 
2.55 
2.20 

1.05 
2.10 
2.21 
2.28 
2.37 


1.70 
1.68 
1.70 
1.68 
1.55 

1.56 
1.55 
1.52 
1.50 
1.50 

1.42 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 


1.67 
1.61 
1.74 
1.71 
1.71 

1.69 
1.69 
1.69 
1.67 
1.54 

1.54 
1.49 
1.44 
1.40 
1.38 


1.23 
1.22 
1.22 
1.19 
1.17 

1.25 
1.27 
1.27 
1.80 
1.80 

1.35 
1.80 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 


1.80 
1.33 
1.33 
1.80 
1.80 

1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.26 

1.30 
1.30 
1.20 
1.20 
1.80 


1.66 
1.62 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 

1.60 
1.66 
1.70 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

31.... 
33.... 
33.... 
34.... 
35.... 

36.... 
37.... 
88.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


3.16 
8.00 
3.76 
3.56 
3.63 

3.88 
3.33 
3.30 
2.40 
2.50 

2.75 
2.50 
2.45 
2.36 
2.36 
2.50 


8.00 
3.46 
3.20 
3.16 
3.30 

3.80 
2.16 
2.00 
1.96 
1.86 

1.76 
1.66 
1.70 
1.70 
1.62 


1.42 
1.43 

1.65 
1.63 
1.62 

1.60 
1.60 
1.56 
1.50 
1.60 

1.60 
1.60 
1.43 
1.40 
1.43 
1.58 


1.38 
1.38 
1.88 
1.36 
1.36 

1.88 
1.80 
1.83 
1.33 
1.88 

1.33 
1.82 
1.29 
1.27 
1.27 
1.22 


1.30 


1.38 
1.30 
1.30 
1.80 
1.80 

1.26 
1.25 
1.75 
1.65 
1.65 

1.66 
1.66 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 
1.60 




2.... 






30 
30 
30 
30 

80 
30 
80 
80 
80 

30 
SO 
30 
30 
32 




3.... 






4.... 






5,... 






8.... 






7 . ' 




8 




9 




10 




U...I 

12 




13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


i'io' 

3.55 




Daily diecharg 


€, in eeconi 


i'/eet, 


ofPihey Creek at Kearney, Wyo.,/or 1911. 


Day. j May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Day. 


H... 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 ' 


895 
830 
240 
240 
225 

160 
126 
160 
182 
110 

68 
90 
112 
128 
144 


89 
87 
89 
29 
28 

26 
26 
24 
23 
23 

18 
17 
17 
17 
17 


86 
81 
48 

40 
40 

88 
38 
88 
86 
36 

36 
32 
19 
17 
16 


8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
7.6 
6.8 

10 
11 
11 
12 
13 

10 
13 
12 
12 
13 


12 
18 
13 
12 

12 

12 
12 
13 
13 
10 

8 
8 
8 
8 
12 


87 
88 
80 
80 
80 

80 
84 
89 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
30.... 

31..'.. 
23.... 
33.... 
34.... 
36.... 

96.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29..,. 
80.... 
31.... 


896 
880 
340 
182 

176 

146 
134 
110 
160 
170 

340 
170 
160 
140 
140 
170 


880 
160 
110 
100 
180 

180 
100 
74 
68 
55 

44 
84 

89 
89 
32 


18 
18 
84 
83 
83 

80 
30 
36 
33 
33 

33 
33 

18 
17 
18 
29 


16 
16 
16 
16 
16 

14 
12 
14 
14 
14 

14 
13 
12 
11 
11 
9 


13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
12 
13 
13 

13 
12 
12 
12 
13 


11 
13 
13 
13 
13 

10 
10 
44 
84 
84 

84 
84 
30 
30 
30 
30 




2.... 




3.... 






4 






5.... 






«.... 






7.... 






8.... 






».... 






10. . . . 






11.... 






12.... 






13.... 






14.... 
15.... 


150 
508 











NoTE.--D8il7 diaoharge determined from a rating curve that la fairly well daflned below 150 second-feet. 
Monthly discharge ofPvney Creek at Kearney, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Month. 


Diaeharge in seoond-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre>feet). 


Accu> 


MaTtmnm. 


Uintmntn 


Mean. 


racy. 


Ifar 14-31 


506 
39S 
39 
43 
13 
44 
39 


110 
32 

17 

9 

6.8 

8 
30 


311 

138 
24.9 
22 
11.2 
17.5 
32.8 


7,530 
8,210 
1,530 
1.350 

666 
1,080 

520 


C. 


June 


B. 


July 


B. 


Aogost 


B. 


SStmher 


B. 


^ober 


B. 


Noramber 1-8 


B. 






Tlwperfcxl 


20,900 















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LITTLE MISSOUBI BIYEB BASIN. 
UTTLX XISSOTmi RIVB& HXAB ALZAOA, XOVT. 

Location. — At Wsilker's ranch, 2 miles below the mouth of Thompeon Creek, near 
the southwest comer ofT.8N.,R.60E., 300 yards below a proposed dam site and 
4 miles below Alzada, Mont. Alzada is most conveniently reached by stage or by 
automobile from Belle Fourche, S. Dak. 

Records available.— April 30, 1904, to November 30, 1906; Jime 18 to December 31, 
1911. 

Drainage area. — About 780 square miles. 

Oa^. — Vertical staff on left bank. 

ChanneL — ^May shift during high water. Stream, sluggish; banks cut 5 to 15 feet in 
the sandy soil. 

Discharge xneasureznents. — At ordinary stages made by wading; at flood stages 
must be measiued by making one measurement of the Little Missouri from the 
bridge at Alzada and one of Thompson Creek from the bridge 2 miles above its 
mouth, and adding the results. 

Winter flow. — Probably affected by ice. 

The following discharge measurement was made by Mahon and Heidel: 
June 18, 1911: Grage height, 0.6 foot; discharge estimated, 1.5 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Little Missouri River near Alzada, Mont., for 1911. 

[John Walker, observer.] 



Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dee., 

• 1 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1.... 




0.55 
.55 
.5 
.5 
.45 

.4 

.4 

.3 
.3 
.3 

.3 
2 
.2 
.1 
.1 


-0.25 

- .25 

- .25 

- .'25 

- .25 

- ,25 

- .25 
2.75 
3.1 
1.45 

1.2 

.8 
.6 
1.0 

.8 


0.6 
.6 
.55 
.55 
.5 

.5 
.7 

.7 

.75 

.75 

.9 
.8 
.7 

1.6 

2.4 


0.45 
.45 
.5 
.5 
.45 

.6 

.45 

.45 

.45 

.45 

.45 
.4.5 
.45 
.4 
.35 


0.55 
.5 
.5 
.55 
.6 

.6 

.55 

.5 

.55 

.55 

.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 


0.7 
.7 
.7 
.7 

.65 

.ft 

.55 

.5 

.5 

.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 


16 . 




0.05 
.05 
.0 
.0 

-.05 

-.05 

-.1 

-.1 

-.15 

-.2 

-.2 

-.2 

-.2 

-.2 

-.2.5 

-.25 


0.7 

.6 

.56 

3.8 

3.95 

3.15 

1.45 

1.1 

1.0 

1.1 

1.05 
.9 
.75 
.65 
.65 
.65 


2.45 

1.25 

1.0 

.0 

.75 

.7 
.6 
.6 

.55 
.M 

.5 

.45 

.5 

.5 

.45 


0.35 
.3 
.3 

1.1 
.9 

.85 
.8 
.7 
.6 
.6 

.6 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.55 


0.55 
.55 

.6 
.65 
.7 

.7 

.7 

.7 

.75 

.75 

.7 

.7 
.7 
.7 
.7 


0.6 


2.... 




17 




.65 


3.... 
4 




18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28. . . . 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


0.6 
.6 
.5 

.5 
.9 
.95 

.8 
.6 

.5 
.8 
.7 
.7 
.6 


.65 
.65 


5.... 

7.... 
8.... 




.65 
.65 


10.... 
U.... 






12.... 






13.... 






14.... 






16... 





















Note.— Gage height Nov. 18 to Dec. 31 distorted by loe. 



KNIFE RIVER BASIN. 



BariFE RIVER HEAR BRONCHO, V, DAK. 

Location.— At C. D. Smith's ranch, in the SE. i sec. 4, T. 142 N., B. 90 W., at the 
former site of the poet office of Broncho; the present post office is about 6 miles from 
the old site. Spring Creek enters about 15 miles below the station and Elm Creek 
one-half mile above. 

Becords available.— May 29, 1903, to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 1,260 square miles; the drainage area at the present site is practi- 
cally the same as at the original site, 2 miles farther downstream, the area at the 
lower point belog perhaps 5 square miles greater. 



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Oa^. — Chain, on left bank just below observer 'b house; datum unchanged since 

March 23, 1905, when the station was moved from the original site about 2 miles 

farther downstream. 
ChanneL — ^Ftactically permanent. 
jyisctMrge meaanrementB.— At high stages made from car and cable 600 feet below 

gage; at low stages by wading. 
Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 
Accuracy. — Sufficient discharge measurements at high stages have not yet been made 

to satiabctorily check the rating curve. 

Disdutrge metuturemmta of Knife River mar Broncho, N. Dal., in 1911. 



Dftte. 


HydiQgraph«r. 


Qace 
bd^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 8 
Aug. 16 


7. W. Bliss 


Fed. 
3.70 
3.90 


See,-fi, 
31 


F F, rhM^dl«»- 


20 







Daily gage height, in feet, of Knife River near Broncho , N. Dak., for 1911, 
[C. D. Smith, observer.] 



Day. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




8.9 
4.0 
4.0 
4.2 
4.2 

4.4 
4.4 

4.3 
4.3 
4.8 

4.0 
8.9 
8.9 
4.2 
4.3 

4.1 
3.9 
3.9 
8.9 
3.9 

3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
8.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
8.8 


8.8 
8,7 
8.7 
8.7 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 

8.0 
3.0 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 

8.5 
3.5 
8.4 
8.4 
8.4 

8.4 
8.4 

3.5 
3.9 
8.9 

3.8 
3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
3.9 
4.0 


4.7 

4.45 

7.0 

0.5 

7.4 

5.8 
4.7 
4.3 
4.1 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

8.9 
3.9 
4.0 
4.0 
8.9 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
4.45 
3.75 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.0 
3.0 


4.1 
4.5 
3.9 
3.8 
8.8 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
8.0 

3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.8 

8.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 


3.4 
8.4 
8.5 
3.6 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
5.1 
4.4 
4.7 

4.7 
4.8 
4.4 
4.4 
4.7 

'"'i's' 

4.9 
4.4 
3.8 

8.7 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
8.5 
4.2 

6.5 
5.1 
5.0 
5.7 
5.8 

5.2 
4.9 
4.4 
4.1 
4.1 

4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
• 3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 
3.5 


3.5 


2 




3.5 


3 




3.6 


4 




8.5 


5 




8.5 


6 




8.5 






3.5 


8 




3.5 


9. 




3.5 


10 




3.5 


11 




8.6 


12 




3.5 


13 




3.8 


14 




3.7 


15 




3.7 


10 




3.0 


17 




3.0 


18 




3.8 


19 




4.0 


20 


5.9 

0.0 
0.4 
5.2 
6.2 
4.8 

4.0 
4.5 
4.3 
4.3 
4.1 
4.0 


4.0 


21 


3.8 


22 


3.7 


23 


3.0 


24.. 


3.0 


25 


3.0 


26 


3.0 


27 


3.0 


28 


3.0 


29 


3.0 


30 


3.0 


31.... 


3.0 









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Daily discharge^ in tecond-feet, of Knife River near BronchOy N. Dak., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




31 
39 
39 
58 
58 

80 
80 
69 
69 
60 

39 
31 
31 
58 
60 

48 
31 
31 
31 
31 

31 
31 
24 
24 
24 

24 
31 
31 
24 
24 


24 
18 
18 
18 
13 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
9 
9 
9 

9 
9 
6 
6 
6 

6 

6 

9 

31 

31 

24 
18 
9 
9 
31 
39 


119 
86 
641 
411 
597 

197 
108 
59 
40 
32 

32 
32 
32 
32 
32 

25 
25 
32 
32 
25 

14 
14 
14 

76 
16 

14 
14 
14 
10 
10 


40 
82 
25 
19 
19 

19 
19 
19 
14 
10 

7 
4 
4 
2 
2 

\ 

I 

2 

2 
2 
2 
2 
2 

2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
2 


4 
4 
7 
10 
7 

7 
7 

166 
70 

106 

108 
122 
70 
70 
108 

115 
122 
136 
70 
19 

14 


7 
7 
7 
7 
49 

230 
166 
151 
264 
282 

181 
136 
70 
40 
40 

32 

25 
25 
19 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

7 
7 

7 
7 
7 


7 


2 




7 


3 




7 


4 




7 


5 




7 


6 




7 


7 






8 




7 


9 




7 


10 




7 


11 




7 


12 




7 


13 




19 


14 




14 


15 




14 


16 




10 


17 




10 


18 




19 


19 




33 


20 


316 

335 
411 
194 
194 
133 

105 
92 
69 
69 

48 
39 


32 


21 


19 


22 


14 


23 


10 


24 


10 


26 


10 


26 


10 


27 


10 


28 


10 


29 


10 


30 


10 


31 


10 







Note .—Dally discharge determined from rating curves as follows: Mar. 20 to June 2, curve poorly defined; 
June 3 to Oct. 31 (1905 to 1910 curve), fairly well defined. 

Monthly discharge of Knife River near Broncho, N. Dak. , for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 1,260 square miles.] 



Discharge In second^feet. 



Month. 



January 

February. . . 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September.. 

October 

November. . 
December. . 



The year. 



Maximum. 



411 
80 
31 

641 
82 

106 

282 
32 



Minimum. 



Mean. 



5.0 
4.0 
83.1 
42.0 
14.8 
92.8 
10.2 
45.6 
61.1 
11.5 
8.0 
5.0 



31.9 



Per 

square 
mile. 



0.0040 
.0032 
.066 
.033 
.012 
.074 
.0081 
.036 
.048 
.0091 
.0064 
.0040 



.025 



Rtm-K)fl 



Depth in 

incnea on 

drainage 

area. 



0.005 
.003 
.08 
.04 
.01 
.08 
.009 
.04 
.05 
.01 
.007 
.005 



.34 



Total in 
acra-fset. 



307 

222 

5.110 

2.500 

910 

5,520 

627 

2.800 

3,640 

707 

476 

307 



23,100 



AocO" 
racy. 



Note.— Means for January, February, November, and December estimated; discharge Mar. 1 to 15 
estimated at 30 seoond-feet. 



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HEABT BIYEB BASIN. 
HEAKT BIVEB HBAB BICKABBTOB. B. DAB. 

Location.— In or near sec. 21, T. 138 N., R. 92 W., about 11 xmlee south of Richardton, 
opposite the observer's house, which is 1 mile below the highway bridge at which 
the station was formerly maintained. 

BecordB available.— May 18, 1903* to September 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 1,250 square miles. 

Gage. — Readings in 1911, up to September 4, were obtained from a staff gage set in 
the margin of the chamiel at the ford about 30 rods above observer's house and 
about 1 mile below the highway bridge. This staff gage and the chain gage at the 
highway bridge were found to give identical readings untU about May 15, when 
slides into the river below the highway bridge caused the gage heights at highway 
bridge to be worthless. On September 4, 1911, an overhanging chain gage was 
installed opposite the observer's house, its zero being set so that a reading of 3.3 
on the rod gage 30 rods above is 23.3 on the chain gage. On account of a beaver 
dam below the gage, readings during October are uncertain. 

ChanneL — Not permanent. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^At high stages, made from bridge; at ordinary and low 
stages, by wading. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Accuracy. — Sufficient high and medium stage measurements have not yet been 
made to define the upper part of the rating curve. 

Discharge measuremenU of Heart River near Richardton^ N. Dak., in 1911. 



Date, 




liydrographer. 




GafG 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 9 
Aug. 14 

Sept. 4 


J. W. BUss 


Feet. 
3.90 
8.49 


Sec-ft, 
29.3 


E. F. Chandler 


2.0 


. .. do - 


/ 6 3.27 
\ C23.27 


} 0.05 




b From old staff gage. 


c From new cl 




alcepresont. 


lain gage. 





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Daily gage Jieight, in feet, of Heart River near Richardton, N. Dak., for 1911, 
[W. F. Church, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 




4.1 
4.6 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 

8.9 
3.9 
4.0 
4.0 
4.1 

4.1 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
3.9 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 

3.9 
3.9 
.3.9 
3.9 
3.8 




3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
8.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
8.7 
3.7 

3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.9 
4.0 
3.9 
3.9 

3.9 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 


4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
4.6 
5.4 

4.7 

4.45 

4.3 

4.1 

4.1 

4.0 
4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
3.9 

3.9 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 
3.7 

3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.5 
4.0 


3.8 
3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 

3.6 
3.5 
3.6 
3.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
8.4 
8.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 


3.3 
3.3 
3.8 
3.4 
3.4 

4.0 
3.9 
3.9 
3.8 
3.8 

3.7 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 

3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.6 
8.6 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
8.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 


3.3 


2 




3.3 


3 




3.3 


4 




a23.3 


5 




23.35 


6 




23.4 


7 




23.4 


8 




23.4 


9 




23.65 


10. 


4.6 

4.7 
4.8 
4.8 
4.9 
5.0 

6.1 
5.2 
6.3 
6.7 
6.0 

4.9 
4.5 
4.6 
4.6 
4.5 

4.6 
4.6 
4.5 
4.5 
4.2 
4.1 


23.95 


11 


23.82 


12 


24.25 


13 


24.28 


14 


24.28 


15 


24.18 


16 


24.10 


17 •. 


24.00 


18 


2400 


19 


23.95 


20 


23.90 


21 


23.85 


22 


23.80 


a::::...::....:..::..::.: :::.:.:.:.:::.. 


23.72 


24 


23.70 


25 


23.70 


26 


23.65 


27 


23.65 


28 


23.60 


29 


23.60 


30 


23.55 


31 









a New gage Sept. 3, 1911. 

CANNONBALL BIVEB BASIN. 
CAmOirBALL RIVER ITEAR STEVEXTSOIT, IT. DAK. 

liocatdon. — On the west side of the river near the south side of sec. 23, T. 133 N., R. 
82 W., at M. H. Burdick's house, immediately above the ford, about 1 mile south- 
east of the Stevenson schoolhouse and about 5 miles above Timmer, N. Dak. 
This station is about 1 mile above the gage at the old Stevenson station, at which 
observations are still occasionally made. 

Records aTailable.-June 10, 1903, to November 30, 1908; August 9 to December 31, 
1911. 

Drainage area.— 3,670 square miles. 

Oages. — Standard chain on projecting cantilever timber; a temporary rod gage on the 
left bank was used until the chain gage was ready. 

ChanneL — Bed of stream composed of gravel and stones, in places covered with eilt 
to the depth of 1 foot. At the rapids 600 feet below the gage the bed is of clean 
gravel and stones. During floods the silt may be washed away and later rede- 
posited at some points. 

IMscharge measurexnents. — ^At low and medium stages made by wading at the 
ford 15 rods below the gage or at the riffle 55 rods below; at medium and high stages 
measurements may be made by use of the car and cable at the old Stevenson 
station, about 1 mile farther downstream. The discharge is practically the same 
at the two points, except that a small draw, which enters midway between the 
gage and the cable on the north side, carries a small flow for a few hours after a 
rain. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 



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Diiduxrge measurements of Carmonhall River near Stevenson, N. Dai,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiographer. 


Gage 
heliht. 


Dia- 
chaige. 


Mar. 23 


Joy W. Bliss 


Fut, 
3.48 
8.32 
12.63 
12.71 


Beo.^ 


Ang. 


F. F, Chandler 


74 


Sept 6a 


do 


3.0 


Not. 3a 


0*0. Ffbner. x 


1.6 









a New gage; different datam. 
Daily gage height, in feet, of Cannonball River near Steveneon, N, Dak., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 




3.03 
3.03 
3.03 




12.6 
12.6 
12.5 
12.6 
12.7 

13.3 
13.5 
13.3 
13.0 
12.9 

12.8 

12.76 

12.8 

12.9 

12.8 

12.86 

12.8 

12.8 

12.75 

12.7 

12.7 

12.7 

12.65 

12.6 

12.6 

12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 


12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 

12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 
12.6 

12.6 
12.7 
12.7 
13.2 
13.0 

12.9 
12.9 
12.8 
12.8 
12.8 

12.7 
12.7 
12.7 
12.7 
12.7 


12.7 
12.7 
12.7 
12.7 
12.7 

12.7 
12.7 
12.7 
12.8 
12.8 

12.7 
12.8 
12.8 
12.8 
12.8 

12.8 
12.8 
12.8 
12.8 
12.8 

12.9 




2 _ 






3 






4 






5 










6 








12.0 


7 










8 

















13.6 
13.9 

13.76 

13.46 

13.3 

13.05 

13.0 

12.9 

12.8 

12.85 

12.85 

12.85 

12.8 

12.76 

12.7 

12.76 

12.7 

12.7 

12.65 

12.7 

12.65 

12.65 

12.65 




10 








11 








12 








13 








U 








15 








16 








17 








18 








19 








20 









21 








23 


3.48 
3.56 
3.30 
3.05 

3.05 
3.05 
3.04 
3.04 
3.04 
3.04 






33 






34 






2S 




ii.6 


26 




27 


12.7 

12.7 

12.7 

12.65 

12.6 






28 






20 







30 






31 













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GRAND RIVEE BASIN. 
irORTH B&AHCH OF QRAKD RIVER AT HALEY, IT. DAS. 

Location. — ^About 20 rods south of the post office at Haley, N. Dak., near the north- 
east comer of sec. 36, T. 129 N., R. 100 W. 

BecordB available.— May 17, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 500 square miles. 

Gage.— Staff. 

Channel. — Bed of stream composed of gravel and silt. 

Discharge measurements. — At high stages made from car and cable 200 feet below 
gage; at low stages by wading. 

Winter flow. — ^Affected by ice. 

Accuracy.— The gage heights obtained at this station are not of sufficient value to 
publish as the observer did not read the gage so long as there was no visible change 
in the flow, but recorded the same gage height day after day. However, he states 
that he kept close watch of the stream and that there was no perceptible change 
during the spring until the last of June, when it dropped suddenly about 0.2 in 
gage height, as he had recorded. The flow during the rest of the season after 
August 13, when a hydrographer visited the station, probably varied only slightly. 

Digcharge measurementa of North Branch of Grand River at Haley, N. Dak., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heiglil 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 6 


J.W.Bliss 


Feet. 
1.00 
0.66 


Sec^t. 
2 27 


Aug. 13 


F., T?. rhftTiHlftr 


0.16 









GRAND RIVER ITEAR WASIPAUl, S. DAR. 

Location. — ^At the new steel highway bridge 4 miles south of Wakpala, S. Dak., a 
station on the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway, in or near sec. 8, T. 
19 N., R. 29 E. 

Records available. — September 9 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 5,300 square miles. 

Gage. — Standard chain on the foot-guard rail at the downstream side of the bridge. 

Channel. — Probably shifts somewhat; bed composed of sand; current medium; banks 
steep. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from highway bridge; at very low stages meas- 
urements may be made by wading at the ford 40 rods below the bridge. 

Discharge meaawrements of Grand River near Wakpala, S. Dak., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Sept. 9 


E. F. Chandler 


Feet. 

2.73 
2.52 


See.-ft. 
11.8 


Nov. 2 


Geo. Eboer 


2 3 









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WHITE RIVEE BASIN. 



WHITB BZVB& inBAB ZHTBBIOB,, S. DAK. 



Location. — ^At the steel highway bridge near the southwest comer of sec. 7, T. 4 S.» 
R. 18 E., where the county line between Stanley and Pennington counties inter- 
sects White River, 3 miles southwest of Interior, S. Dak., a station on the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. 

Records available.— June 24, 1904, to November 30, 1906, at old station in T. 3 S., 
R. 18 E.; August 24 to November 30, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 4,090 square miles. The area above the present site is about 15 
square miles less than the area above the station maintained during 1904-1906 
near Westover. 

Gage. — A vertical rod attached to the lower side of the first pier (nearest the shore) at 
the left end of the bridge, installed August 31, 1911, and supposed to read the same 
as the temporary rod gage which was placed August 24 on a tree on the left bank 
at the turn of tiie river near the southwest comer of NW. i sec. 17. 

GhanneL — ^Probably changes gradually; bed composed of sand and some quicksand; 
left bank steep and clean; ri^t bank gently sloping and clean; current, medium. 
At low stages all the water may pass under one span (67-foot); at the highest stage 
the water passes under two 67-foot spans and 120 feet of trestle approach, but prob- 
ably two-thirds of the flow passes under the two spans. 

Discharge meaaurenientB. — ^Made from the highway bridge. 

Ditcharge meaturements of White River near Interior, S. Dak., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 


Dis- 
charge. 


Aug. 24 
31 


E. F. Chandler- - - . -, , , , 


Feel. 
10.46 
8.66 
3.75 


See.-ft. 
6,548 
38.3 


.. .do 


Nov. 10 


QorieMonley 


98 









Daily gage height, in feet, of White River near Interior, 8. Dak., for 1911. 
p. M. WaDer, observer.] 



Day. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




8.65 
8.65 
8.7 
8.76 
8.8 

0.2 
7.0 
7.6 
6.4 
6.35 

6.0 

5.6 

5.45 

5.8 

5.25 


4.7 

4.65 

4.0 

4.5 

4.7 

4.7 
4.7 
4.65 
4.65 
4.7 

4.7 
4.7 
4.75 
4.75 
4.9 


4.1 
4.0 
5.8 
5.7 
5.6 

5.56 
4.0 
4.0 
4.06 
4.1 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 


16 




5.2 
5.15 
5.05 
5.0 
4.9 

4.7 

4.65 

4.7 

4.85 

4.8 

4.75 

4.7 

4.8 

4.75 

4.7 


5.6 
5.1 
4.3 
4.5 
5.5 

4.8 
4.66 
4.5 
4.4 
4.4 

4.1 

5.4 

4.0 

4.1 

4.15 

4.2 


4.1 


2 




17 




4.6 


3... . 




18 




4.75 


4 




19 




4.8 


5 




20 




4.9 


6 




21 




5.0 


7 




22 




5.8 


8 




23 




5.2 


9..., 




24 


10.5 
8.2 

5.2 

3.9 

8.7 

8.7 

8.65 

8.66 


4.8 


10 




25 


4.7 


11 




26 


4.75 


12.... 




27 


4.8 


13 




28 


5.0 


14 




29 


4.8 


15 




30 


4.7 






31 











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WHITS BIVX& AT WX8T0VS&, 8. DAK. 



Location.— Near the east side of sec. 32, T. 3 S., R. 29 E., 12 miles south and slightly 
east from Muido, S. Dak., a station on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway; 
about 1 mile below the entrance of Little White River. 

Becords available. — August 25 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainag^e area. — ^7,850 square miles. 

Oage. — ^A series of vertical rods. When the bridge is completed a permanent rod or 
chain gage will be placed. 

ChanneL — Likely to scour and fill in flood seasons; bed composed of sand and quick- 
sand with some gravel and stones. 

Dischargee measurexnentB. — ^At low stages made by wading at the ford near the 
gage; at higher stages by the use of the ferry cable and a boat. 

Winter flow.— Affected by ice. 

Diseharge measurements of White River at Westover, 8. Dak.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t. 


Dl9- 

chaise. 


Aug. 25 
80 


B. F. Chfindlor.. 


Feei, 
11.50 
8.52 
&35 


7,370 
397 


do 


Nov. 8 


OoriBMonley 


135 









NIOBBABA BIYER BASIN. 
HIOB&ABA BIVXB AT HIOBBABA, NZBR. 

Location. — ^At the Grovemment highway bridge spanning the main channel in the 
SE. i sec. 18, T. 32 N., R. 56 W., half a mile from the depot at Niobrara. The 
station is 1} miles above the mouth. No tributaries enter below. 

Records available.— August 19, 1910, to October 5, 1911. From May 11 to October 
25, 1902, a station was maintained at a highway bridge 1 mile southwest of Niobrara. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gtege.— Vertical staff. 

ChanneL— Shifting and within the influence of backwater from Missouri River. 

Discharge meaaurementB. — ^Made from bridge. 

Winter flow. — ^During the winter months ice causes backwater for short periods. 

Diversions. — ^Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 561 
second-feet for irrigation and 2,755 second-feet for power from Niobrara River 
above the station. There were also approved diversions of 180 second-feet for 
irrigation and 453 second-feet for power from tributaries entering above. In 
Wyoming there are adjudicated diversions of 24 second-feet from the Niobrara and 
tributaries. 

Accuracy. — Owing to the shifting channel and insufficient discharge measurements, 
no estimates of discharge have been made. 

Oooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer, by whom 
the field data are furnished. 

Discharge measurements of Niobrara River at NiobrarOf Nehr,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


h^l^t. 


DIa- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hd^t. 


Dls- 
charge. 


Mar 31 


A.A.Dob«)n 

A. B. Price 


Feet. 
0.85 
1.30 
1.40 
1.40 


Sec.-fl. 
2,240 
1,860 
1,960 
1,140 


Aug. 4 

26 

Sept. 25 

Oct. 6 


A. B. Price 


Fift. 
1.50 
1.50 
1.40 
1.30 


See.-ft. 
1,060 


Apr. 26 
May 27 
June 22 


do 

do 


1.150 


do 

do 


1,100 
1,210 



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Daihf gage height, in feet, o/Niobmra River at Niohrtara, Ndn,,far 1911. 
[A. F. Reid. observtf.] 



238 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1.... 


ag 

1.0 

1.1 
1.1 

1.2 

1.3 
1.1 
LI 
1.0 

.8 

.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.8 


1.8 
1.6 
1.6 
L6 
1.5 

1.5 
L5 
1.5 
1.5 
L5 

1.4 
L4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.4 


1.4 
L3 
1.3 
L2 
L3 

L3 
1.4 
L4 
1.3 
L3 

1.3 
L2 
1.2 
1.3 
1.4 


■"Li' 

LI 
L2 
L3 

1.8 
L2 
1.2 
L4 
1.2 

L2 

1.3 
L8 
L8 
L4 


1.3 
1.3 
1.4 
L5 
1.5 

1.6 
L6 
1.6 
1.7 
L6 

1.6 
1.6 
L6 
L6 
1.5 


L2 
L3 
L3 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
L4 

1.4 
L4 
L3 
1.4 
L4 


1.3 
1.4 
1.3 

""hi 


16.... 




1.6 
1.0 
.9 
.9 
1.0 

1.2 
L2 
1.2 
1.2 
L2 

1.3 
1.2 
1.3 
L2 
L4 


1.4 
L4 
L5 
L4 
L3 

L3 
L5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
L4 
1.8 
1.4 
1.3 
1.2 


L3 
L3 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.5 
L4 
1.4 
1.3 
1.8 

1.4 
L6 
L4 
1.2 
LO 
1.0 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.5 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
L5 
L5 

1.5 
L4 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 


1.5 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 

1.5 
1.4 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 

1.5 
1.4 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 
1.4 


1.5 


2.... 


17 




1.4 


3.... 


18.... 




1.4 


4.... 

5 


19.... 
20.... 




1.5 
1.8 


«.... 


21.... 




L4 


7.... 


22.... 




L4 


8,... 


23.... 
24 




1.4 
L4 


10.... 


26.... 




1.3 


11.... 
13.... 


86.... 
27 




1.4 
1.4 


13.... 


28.. 




1.4 


14.... 

15.... 


29.... 
80.... 
31.... 


"dw 


L4 
1.8 



BIG SIOUX BIVEB BASIN. 
BOOK BIVBB AT LXTTXXn, Mm. 

Locatioxi. — ^At the Bock Island Railroad bridge at Luveme, Minn., 3} miles above 
the mouth of Elk Greek. 

Records available.— August 23, 1911, to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 440 square miles. 

Oa^. — ^Votical staff. 

ChanneL — Plobably permanent; small rapids just below gage; severe floods will cause 
a change. 

DiMhar^ xneaaureznents. — ^Made from the railroad bridge at flood stage, from the 
highway bridge at medium stage, and at a wading section in low water. 

Winter flow.— From December to March the river is frozen over at the station and 
measurements are made through the ice to determine the winter discharge. 

Artificial controL — ^The flow of the river is not artificially controlled above Luveme, 
ae there are no dams except a low rock dam a short distance above the station, 
which does not regulate the flow but simply raises the water level about 2 feet. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State Drainage Com- 
mission. 

Diieharge meaewremenU of Rock River at Luveme, Minn., in 191 U 



Dftte. 


Hydnen^khar. 


Otfe 
hei«ht. 


Dto- 
charge. 


Aug. 23 
Sept. 23 

P«e. 10 


KolMrt TollaDsbw 


FeH. 
1.04 
2.15 
1.96 


aec.-fU 
16.fi 


8. B.Sool^ 


a03.O 


C J. Emarson 


»37 









a DiacbargiB does not Include overflow channel, estimated flow about 10 second-feet. 
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Daily gage heighty in feet, and di9charge, in second-feetj of Rock River at Luvetne, J/inn., 

for 1911. 

[C. W. Piokflrton, olnervw.] 





Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


D«x 


Day. 


h^t. 


cbarge. 


he&l 


Dis- 
diarge. 


h?5Sl 


Dis- 
charge. 


h?^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hSSTt. 


(siaigs. 


1. 






1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
3.3 
2.75 

2.4 
2.0 
1.9 
1.0 
> 3.25 

3.6 

3.1 

2.45 

2.2 

2.1 

1.9 
1.9 
2.6 
2.9 
3.0 

2.9 
2.4 
2.2 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 


13 
13 
13 
211 
130 

81 
40 
32 
32 
208 

246 
180 
88 
58 
48 

32 
32 
109 
151 
166 

161 
81 
58 
40 
40 

32 
32 
32 
25 
25 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.2 

6.6 

7.0 

6.36 

5.4 

4.5 

3.8 
3.3 
3.5 
4.0 
3.5 

3.7 
4.9 
5.4 
6.2 
4.5 

4.0 
8.5 
3.2 
3.1 
2.96 

2.S8 

2.8 

2.76 

2.7 

2.62 

2.6 


32 
32 
32 
40 
58 

976 
1,080 
911 
667 
456 

303 
211 
246 
346 
246 

283 

647 
667 
618 
466 

346 
246 
196 
180 
158 

148 
137 
130 
123 
112 
109 


2.40 
2.35 
2.30 
2.38 
2.32 

2.35 
2.40 
2.45 
2.50 
2.42 

2.35 
2.10 
2.30 
2.20 
2.15 

2.10 
2.06 
2.02 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
1.90 
1.95 
1.90 

1.95 
1.95 


81 
75 
69 
79 
71 

75 

81 
88 
95 
84 

Z5 
48 
69 
58 
53 

48 
44 

42 

40 
40 

40 
40 
32 






2 










3 










4 






1.90 




5 








fl. 










7 






1.90 




8. 








9 










10 






1.94 

1.92 
1.92 
1.90 
1.90 
1.92 

1.82 




11 








12 








13 








14 








15 








16 








17 








18 






1.82 




19 








20 










21 






1.80 




22 








23 


1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 


16 
16 
16 

16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
13 






24 






25 




1.80 




26 




27 








28 




1.80 




29. 








30 


1.90 








31. .... 























Note.— Relation of gage height to discharge affected by ice about Nov. 24 to Dec. 31. Daily di9cliar|t 
computed from a rating curve well defined between 16 and 346 seoond-feet (gage heights 1.6 and 4 feet). 
Discnarge Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 estimated, because of ice, lh>m observer's notes, dimatdogic records, and one 
disdiarge measurement; mean discharge Nov. 24 to 30 estimated 26 second-net, varying from about 30 to 
24 seoond-feet; mean disdiarge Dec 1 to 31 estimated 23 second-feet, varying from about 37 to 10 second- 
feet. 



Monthly discharge of Rock River at Luveme, Minn., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 440 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



liaximum. 



M^HllTTH'^Tn - 



Mean. 



Pw 
square 
mile. 



Run-off 
(depth in 
incneson 

drainage 
area). 



Accu- 
racy. 



August 23-31. 
September... 

October 

November 

December 



16 

246 

1,080 

95 



16.7 
79.8 

326 

53.6 

»23 



0.086 
.181 
.741 
.122 
.062 



0.01 



.14 
.06 



Non. 



a Partially estimated, 
footnotes to table of daily discbarge. 



b Estimated. 



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PLATTE BIVEE BASIN. 
HO&TH PLATTE RIVmB AT SA&ATOOA, WTO. 

Location. — ^At hi^way bridge in Saratpga, 2 miles below the mouth of Spring Greek. 

BeeordB available.-June 9, 1903, to October 31, 1906; April 1 to December 17, 1909; 
April 27 to November 10, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 2,920 square miles. Measured from Land Office maps. 

Gage. — A chain gage was installed at the bridge in 1911. The original gage was a 
vertical staff located 100 yards beloy the bridge. The relation between the two 
gages has not been determined. 

Channel. — Practically permanent, except that tie drives may cause backwater for a 
few days. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and the records are 
discontinued. 

Divezsiona. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 86 second- 
feet, from the North Platte above Saratoga, in Wyoming, and 934 second-feet from 
tributaries entering above. In the Colorado portion of the drainage area there are 
adjudicated decrees for diversions of 3,060 second-feet from the headwaters of the 
North Platte. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for accurate results and the estimates should be 
reliable. 

Cooperatioii. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Diathotrge meagwreiMnis of North Platte River at Saratoga^ Wyo.y in 1911, 



Bate. 




be^. 


DiB- 

chaige. 


Data. 


Hydrognpher. 


height. 


oharge. 


'"51 


FtetchflraDdKlngdoiL.. 
do 


6.00 
5.15 
6.40 
7.04 


1,640 
4,090 
5,280 


Jono 10 

19 

July 10 

Oct. 5 


R. H. Ftotchtf 


Fut. 
7.60 
7.22 
5.10 
4.57 


aec.-n, 
6,780 


do 

do 

Q.H. Russell 


5 710 
1,440 


lose 1 


do 


796 









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Daily gage height^ in feet, of North PlatU River at Saraloga, Wyo.yfor 1911. 
[Oarrett Price, obsenrer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




5.6 

6.25 

6.2 

5.16 

6.3 

6.8 
6.0 
6.4 
6.8 
6.8 

6.6 
6.4 
6.2 
6.3 
6.7 

6.8 
6.9 
6.8 
6.7 
6.6 

6.4 
6.3 
6.1 
6.3 
6.4 

6.8 
6.6 
6.4 
6.4 
6.6 
6.8 


6.9 
7.6 
7.3 

» a7!6 

sio 

6!5 

6.4 

6.2 
6.2 
6.8 
6.45 
6.46 


6.3 
6.3 
6.46 
6.6 
6.6 

6.35 
6.36 
6.4 
6.2 
5.16 

4.96 
4.79 
4.71 
4.71 
4.71 

4.61 
4.76 
4.73 
4.71 
4.79 

4.79 
4.73 
4.76 
4.76 
4.60 

4.63 
4.46 
4.41 
4.43 
4.33 
4.23 


4.21 
4.16 
4.11 
4.01 
8.96 

3.96 
4.01 
3.99 
8.81 
8.79 

3.71 
3.73 
8.79 
3.79 
8.78 

3.71 
8.73 
3.86 
3.89 
3.89 

3.91 
3.93 
4.09 
4.11 
4.11 

4.06 
4.01 
3.91 
3.86 
3.81 
3.83 


3.73 
3.73 
3.73 
3.79 
3.81 

3.81 
3.71 
3.73 
3.73 
3.69 

3.09 
3.66 
8.66 
3.69 
3.66 

3.66 
3.73 
3.61 
3.66 
3.66 

8.63 
3.61 
3.63 
3.66 
3.71 

8.81 
8.86 
8.81 
3.91 
4.01 


4.31 
4.31 
4.41 
4.31 
4.30 

4.95 
4.8 
4.6 
4.45 
4.4 

4.35 

4.2 

4.15 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.15 

4.05 

3.8 
3.85 
4.0 
4.15 
4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.0 

4.06 

4.05 

4.05 


4.0 


2 




3.9 


3 




3.S5 


4 




3.S5 


5 




4.0 


6 




3.S6 


7 




3. to 


8 




3.«< 


9 




3 k5 


10 




4.0 


41 






12 






13 






14 






16 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 *. 






21 






22 






23 






24 




25 


6.0 

6.2 
6.4 
5.5 
5.6 
6.6 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











a liaximum stage reached during this flood was at a gage heic^t of 11 feet. 
Daily discharge, in second-feet, of North Platte River at Saratoga, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2,240 
1 800 
1,720 
1,630 
1,890 

2,800 
3,180 
3,990 
4,830 
4,830 

4,200 
3,990 
3,580 
3,780 
4,620 

4,830 
6,040 
4,830 
4,620 
4,200 

3,990 
3,780 
3,380 
8,780 
8,990 

4,880 
4,410 
8,990 
8,990 
4,410 
4,830 


6,040 
6,570 
6,910 
6,130 
6,130 

6,910 
6,910 
6,570 
7,030 
6,130 

6,910 
6,690 
6,690 
6,910 
6,690 

6,130 
7,490 
7,030 
6,130 
6,910 

6,180 
6,130 
6,250 
4,200 
8,990 

8,680 
1,720 
2,800 
2,160 
2,160 


1,800 
1,890 
2,160 
2,420 
2,240 

1,960 
1,980 

?'SS2 
1,720 

1,640 

1,330 

1,090 

988 

983 

988 

862 
1,050 
1,010 

983 
1,090 

1,090 
1,010 
1,060 
1,060 
968 

773 
700 
660 
670 
677 
494 


478 
442 
407 
846 
818 

818 
846 
336 
243 
234 

200 
208 
234 
234 
208 

200 
208 
267 
281 
281 

291 
802 
894 
407 
.407 

876 
846 
291 
267 
243 
252 


208 
208 
206 
234 
243 

243 
200 
208 
206 
192 

192 
182 
182 
192 
182 

182 
208 
164 
182 
182 

171 
164 

in 

182 
200 

243 
267 
243 
291 
346 


559 
559 
650 
559 
550 

1,320 

1,100 

850 

600 

640 

596 
470 
435 
400 
400 

400 
400 
400 
435 
370 

238 
262 
340 
435 
400 

400 
400 
840 
870 
870 

m 


a40 


2 


2"* 


3 1 


2«.2 


4 




•2^2 


5 




340 


6 




313 


7 




178 


8 




238 


9 




313 


10 




340 


11 






12 






13 






14 






16 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 . 






21 . 




. 


22 






23 






24 




25 


1,300 

1,720 
2,000 
2,240 
2,420 
2,420 




26 




27 




28 

29 

30 




31 









Note.— Dally discharge determined fk'om a rating curve that is fairly well defined above 750 seoond-ltot. 



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PLATTE BIVEB BAfilN. 

Monthly ditcharge of North PlatU River at Saratoga, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[Dralna^ ares, 2,920 square miles.] 



237 





Discharge In seoond-feet. 


Run-off. 




Moatb. 


^f f^^ Iff 1^1 Wl - 


luiiioiiiiu* 


Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth in 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-feet. 


racy. 


April 2S^30 


2,420 

5,040 

7,400 

2,420 

478 

840 

1,320 

340 


1,300 

i\m 

1,720 
404 
200 
164 
238 
178 


2,090 

8,810 

6,370 

1,270 

302 

200 

607 

287 


0.006 
1.30 
1.84 
.436 
.103 
.072 
.174 
.008 


0.16 
1.60 
2.06 
.60 
.12 
.08 
.20 
.04 


24,200 

234,000 

320,000 

78,100 

18,600 

12,400 

31,200 

6,000 


B. 


ilAT 


B. 


Jane... 


B. 


julv 


B. 




C. 


Bemember 


C. 


Oc^tober 


C. 


NoTcmber 1-10 


C. 






Tbe period 












724,000 



















VO&TK PULTTS BIVX& AT PATKYIVDZB, WTO. 

Location. — ^Half a mile Bouth of Pathfinder, 800 feet below the mouth of the canyon, 
in sec. 24, T. 29 N ., R. 84 W. The nearest tributary is Canyon Creek, which enters 
2 miles above. 

Beoords available.— May 9, 1905, to December 3, 1911. 

Brainag'e area. — ^About 12,000 square miles. 

Oage. — Chain gage; datum unchanged. 

ChanneL — Condition not known, as only final results are furnished. 

Discharge meaenrements. — ^Made from car and cable. 

WinteT flow. — Ice causes slight backwater for short periods. 

Controlled flow. — ^The Pathfinder dam, one-fourth mile above the station, forms a 
reservoir of 1,025,000 acre-fpet capacity. This reservoir materially changes the 
natural nm-off of the river, as is seen by a comparison with the records of inflow. 

DivezBioxxa. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 58 second- 
feet from the North Platte between Samtoga and Pathfinder, and 1,550 second-feet 
from intervening tributaries. Near Whalen, 150 miles below, the water from the 
Pathfinder reservoir is diverted by the interstate canal and used to irrigate land 
in Nebraska and Wyoming. Further canals are contemplated by the Reclama- 
tion Service. 

Cooperatiozi. — Station maintained in cooperation with United States Reclamation 
Service, by which the records are furnished. 

The following discharge measurement was made by H. D. Comstock: 
May 25, 1911: Gage height, 3.40 feet; discharge, 1,640 second-feet. 



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SURFACE WATEB BUPPLT, 1911, PABT VX. 



DaUy gage heightj in feet, of North Platte River at Pathfinder, Wyo.,for 1911, 
[United States Reclamation Servloe Engineers, observers.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


Dec 


1 


1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.25 

1.25 
1.2 
1.2 
1.15 
2.3 

1.15 

2.1 

1.4 

1.6 

1.5 

1.4 
1.35 
2.25 
2.2 
1.3 

1.5 
1.9 
2.4 
2.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.6 
1.5 
1.6 
1.7 
1.9 


2.3 

2.5 

2.55 

2.1 

2.55 

2.2 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.1 

2.15 

2.1 

2.05 

2.0 

1.8 
2.2 
2.2 
2.15 
1.8 

2.3 
2.7 

1.8 
1.9 
1.7 

1.8 
1.9 
1.55 


1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

2.0 

2.6 

2.96 

3.1 

3.2 

3.3 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
5.1 

5.3 
4.0 
3.0 
1.7 
1.8 

1.9 
1.95 
2.0 
2.0 
2.05 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 


2.1 

3.05 

3.05 

2.8 

2.8 

4.05 
3.2 
3.2 
3.2 
3.2 

3.2 
3.2 
8.2 
3.2 
3.6 

3.6 

3.55 

3.5 

4.0 

4.0 

3.05 

3.9 

3.76 

3.9 

4.15 

4.15 

4.16 

4.1 

4.0 

4.1 


4.0 

4.05 

2.1 

2.1 

2.15 

2.2 
2.2 
2.25 
2.25 
2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.4 

3.65 

3.65 

3.65 
3.7 
8.5 
3.5 
3.45 

3.5 
8.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 

3.4 
3.4 
3.6 
3.9 
4.2 
4.2 


4.8 
4.2 
4.2 
4.25 
4.3 

4.1 
4.3 
4.2 
4.2 

4.65 

4.65 
4.7 
5.05 
5.4 
5.75 

5.75 
5.2 
5.15 
5.16 
5.1 

V85 

6.25 
5.3 
5.3 
5.3 

5.3 
2.0 
2.0 
5.0 
5.45 


5.45 
5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
5.2 

5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
4.95 
4.96 

4.95 
6.0 
6.0 
4.76 
4.75 

4.75 
4.75 
4.75 
4.75 
4.75 

4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 

4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 
4.7 


4-7 

4.65 

4.65 

4.65 

4.65 

4.66 
4.65 
4.65 
4.6 
4.6 

4.6 
4.6 
4.55 
4.55 
4.65 

4.6 
4.5 
4.5 
4.5 
4.45 

4.45 

4.4 

4.4 

4.35 

4.35 

4.35 
4.0 
4.0 
3.95 
3.95 
3.9 


3.9 
3.9 
8.9 
3.9 
3.9 

3.85 
3.85 
3.8 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 

4.25 

4.2 

4.15 

4.15 

4.1 

4.15 

4.1 

4.2 

4.15 

4.15 
4.2 

4.55 
4.45 
4.55 

4.50 

4.3 

1.5 

1.6 

1.0 


1.6 
2.3 
8.0 
2.9 
2.8 

2.8 
2.6 
3.3 
3.3 
2.2 

2.3 

2.3 

2.35 

2.35 

2.3 

2.35 

2.35 

2.8 

2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.15 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 


2.05 
2.0 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.8 

1.6 
1.4 
1-0 
1-15 
1.3 

1.5 

1.65. 

1.8 

1.9 

2.0 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.05 

2.0 
2-0 
1.8 
1.6 
1.4 


1-4 


2 


1.4 


8 


1.4 


4 


1.45 


5 


1.5 


6 


1.55 


7 


1.55 


8 


1.5 


g 


1.5 


10 


1.5 


11 


1 5 


12 


1.5 


13 


1.4 


14 


1.4 


16 


1.3 


16 


1.3 


17 


1.4 


18 


1.4 


19 


1.4 


20 


1.4 


21 


1.35 


22 


1.3 


23 


1.2 


24 


1 % 


25 


1.2 


28 


1.2 


27 


1.2 


28 


1.15 


29 


1.2 


80 


l.l 


81 


1.15 



Note.— loe present Jan, 23 and 24, Feb. 17 to 27, and Dec 15 to 27. 
Daily discharge, in aecond-feet, of North Platte River at Pathfinder, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct, 



Nov. 



Dec. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

28. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



294 
294 
294 
294 
294 

294 
276 
276 
259 
760 



661 
354 

438 



354 
333 
735 
710 
313 



569 
720 
720 
354 

354 
438 
896 

438 
481 
569 



760 
880 
915 
661 
915 

710 
760 
710 
710 
710 

661 
685 
661 
638 
615 

525 
610 
560 
560 
500 

500 
500 
450 
569 
481 

525 
460 
300 



438 
438 
438 



615 

950 

1,215 

1,346 

1,435 

1,526 
1,61'i 
1,615 
1,615 
2,740 

3,940 

3,290 

1,400 

675 



669 



616 
615 



661 
661 
661 
661 
661 
661 



661 
1,220 
1,300 
1,096 
1,096 

1,000 
1,765 
1,435 
1,435 
1,436 

1,435 
1,435 
1,435 
1,435 
1,755 

1,816 
1,790 
1,740 
2,080 
2,250 

2,220 
2,170 
2,060 
1,945 
2,270 

2,430 
2,420 
2,360 
2,250 
2,360 



2,250 

2,305 

1,210 

661 



710 
710 
735 
735 
760 

760 

760 

820 

1,720 

1,865 

1,866 
1,920 
1,715 
1,715 
1,665 

1,715 
1,615 
1,615 
1,615 
1,616 

1,616 
1,615 
1,855 
2,140 
2,470 
2,500 



3,200 
2,470 
2,470 
2,525 
2,580 

2,360 
2,580 
2,470 
2,470 
2,900 

3,005 
3,070 
3,310 
3,810 
4,630 

4,645 
4,230 
3,730 
3,680 
3,650 

3,160 
3,530 
3,860 
3,900 
3,900 

3,900 

890 

615 

3,440 

4,110 



3,730 
3,890 
3,760 
3,760 
3,750 

3,700 
3,750 
3,750 
3,470 
3,400 

3,400 
3,450 
3,450 
3,450 
3,160 

3,135 
3,135 
3,135 
3,135 
3,135 

3,070 
3,070 
3,070 
3,070 
3,070 

3,070 
3,070 
3,070 
3,070 
3,070 
3,070 



8,070 
3,005 
3,005 
3,006 
3,005 

3,005 
3,005 
3,005 
2,940 
2,940 

2,940 
2,940 
2,880 
2,880 
2,880 

2,820 
2,820 
2,820 
2,820 
2,760 

2,760 
2,700 
2,700 
2,640 
2,640 

2,640 
2,250 
2,250 
2,195 
2,105 
2,140 



2,140 
2,140 
2,140 
2,140 
2,140 

2,085 
2,085 
2,030 
2,030 
2,030 

2,030 
2,480 
2,470 
2,415 
2,415 

2,860 
2,415 
2,360 
2.470 
2,415 

2,415 
2,470 
2,710 
2,760 
2,880 

2,880 

2,800 

1,800 

438 

660 



188 
1,320 

755 
1,125 
1,005 

1,006 
1,020 
1,237 
1,525 
770 

736 
760 
700 
700 
775 

775 
700 
775 
748 
722 

710 
698 
685 
673 



615 
638 
661 
661 
661 
661 



«50 
826 
692 
592 
815 

815 
602 
669 
569 
547 

481 
896 
284 
237 
286 

354 

427 
482 
647 



661 
661 
861 
850 

826 
815 
570 
481 
806 



3S4 
354 
354 
364 



406 
417 
406 

396 

396 

396 
396 
375 
354 



313 
333 
354 
354 
354 

344 
323 
294 
285 



276 
276 
268 
268 
243 
243 



NoTB.~Daily discharge represents the outflow from the Pathfinder reservoir. 



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289 



MofUMy diidiarge of North PlalU River at Pathfinder, Wyo,,for 1911 . 
piBinage ana, I2fi00 square mileB.] 



Dlaeharge In Beoond-feet. 



MazimuxiL 



MMn. 



square 
mile. 



Run-off. 



Depth in 
incneson 
drainage 



Total in 
acre-feet. 



January 

February 

March 

Aprtt 

py 

June 

July 

Aufnist ,... 

September 

October 

November. . . . . 
imber , 

The year 



760 

015 

8,040 

2,430 

2,600 

4,040 

3,800 

3,070 

2,880 

1,520 

661 

417 



260 
300 
438 
661 
661 
615 
8,070 
2,140 
438 
188 
237 
243 



430 
626 
1,000 
1,770 
1,480 
8,170 
8,330 
2,760 

634 



a036 
.062 
.001 
.147 
.124 
.264 
.278 
.230 
.185 
.067 
.044 



ao4 

.06 

.106 

.16 

.14 

.20 

.32 

.26 

.21 

.06 

.06 

.03 



26,400 
34,800 
66,800 
106,000 
01,100 
188,400 
205,000 
170,000 
132,000 
40,700 
81,800 
20,800 



4,640 



188 



1,560 



.13 



1.75 



1,120,000 



XoTE.— Table shows outflow from Pathfinder r es e rvoir. 

Ikdly inJUno, in aecond-feetj to Pathfinder ruervoir at Pathfinder, Wyo.,/or 1911. 
[United States Reolamation Servioe engtness, observers.] 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 

7. 
8. 
0. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
20. 
30. 
31. 



334 
334 
334 
334 
334 

334 
316 
316 
200 
400 

450 
461 
354 
438 
806 

354 
333 
785 
710 
313 

806 
500 

720 
720 
354 

354 
438 
416 
460 
530 
613 



1,085 
030 
865 
470 

1,066 

544 

785 
780 
760 
760 

611 
670 
616 
668 
506 

400 
610 
520 
556 

475 

500 
500 
430 

610 
502 

540 
385 
234 



554 

438 
438 
443 
402 

685 
1,320 
2,320 
2,000 
2,500 

3,200 
2,770 
2,540 
2,290 
1,180 

763 

307 

1,260 

1,410 

1,620 

1,360 
1,080 
1,400 
1,440 
1,700 

1,520 
1,460 
l,2t0 
785 
731 
1,220 



1,260 
1 230 
1,120 
1,770 
2,000 

3,300 
2,100 
2,670 
1,820 
1,815 

1,460 
1,460 
1,450 
1,360 
1,060 

872 

1,070 

1,210 

610 

701 

731 

078 

1,180 

1,450 

1,600 

1,820 
1,060 
1,070 
2,200 
2,740 



3,160 
8,180 
3,080 
2,800 
2,400 

2,500 
2,210 
3,080 
4,100 
5,150 

5,320 
5,600 
5,410 
4,270 
4,800 

4,780 
5,320 
5,660 
6,200 
6,230 

5,770 
4,800 
4,840 
4,410 
8,700 

8,720 
4,260 
8,770 
3,810 
4,140 
5,560 



5,200 
5,060 
6,060 
6,840 
6,700 

6,600 
6,000 
7,040 
7,530 
8,000 

0,080 
8,570 
6,020 
6,700 
6,630 

7,180 
7,230 
10,140 
10,740 
0,100 

8,600 
6,830 
7,160 
6,780 
0,340 

5,430 
4,320 
8,610 
4,090 
2,760 



2,380 
2,070 
1,050 
2,200 
2,200 

2,400 
2,220 
2,2«0 
2,100 
1,800 

1,680 

1,310 

045 

055 

1,010 

1,010 
810 
830 
870 
800 

1,070 
1,070 
1,000 
1,110 
1,140 

750 
810 
8«0 
830 

478 
527 



570 
525 
548 
576 
526 

412 
853 
422 
420 
485 

638 
646 
415 
488 
342 



377 
440 
474 
613 

542 
457 
506 
441 
484 

524 
420 
447 
451 
401 
430 



306 
428 
350 
204 
318 

302 
246 
226 
266 
807 

837 

878 
438 
688 
681 

878 
250 
250 
250 
260 

250 
250 
250 
250 



250 
250 
250 
271 
576 



760 

760 

000 

1,030 

1,005 

1,200 
804 
1,870 
1,440 
1,350 

1,350 
048 

1,010 
706 
684 

664 
650 
645 
653 
644 

660 

668 
530 
618 
662 

658 
605 
661 
661 
661 
661 



560 
510 
435 
642 
681 

615 
380 
614 
560 
501 

356 
200 
128 
277 
372 

384 
523 
532 
668 
804 



703 
661 
566 
615 

626 
408 
318 
315 
258 



354 
354 
354 

406 



502 
417 
310 
306 



402 
300 
375 
354 
200 

813 
375 
354 
354 
854 

802 
323 
204 
267 
285 

276 
276 
212 
268 
243 
243 



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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 

Monthly inflow to Pathfinder reservoir at Pathfinder, Wyo,,for 1911. 
[Drainage ana, 12,000 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge In seoond-feet. 



M*^"*""^- 



Mean. 



Per 

square 

mile. 



RtOHlff. 



Depth in 
incoeson 
drainage 



Total in 



Janoary 

Febrofury 

Mawh 

fc:::::: 

June 

July 

August 

8eptemb«r 

October 

Novembw 

Deoembw 

The year 



736 

1,060 

8,200 

3,300 

6,290 

10,700 

2,400 

64e 

688 

1,870 

885 

£03 



313 
234 

307 
610 
2,210 
2,750 
478 
342 
226 
630 
128 
212 



434 

637 

1,370 

1,670 

4,320 

6,840 

1,350 

476 

332 

850 

507 

336 



a086 
.052 
.114 
.131 
.360 
.670 
.112 
.040 
.028 
.071 
.042 



a04 
.05 
.13 
.15 
.42 
.64 
.13 
.06 
.03 
.08 
.05 
.08 



25,700 
34,800 
84,300 
93,500 
266,000 
407,000 
82,900 

2»,at» 

19,800 

52,aoo 

30,300 
20.700 



10,700 



128 



1,580 



.132 



1.79 



1,150,000 



VORTH PLATTX RXVZR AlTD ZHTXR8TATE CAJTAI. AT WHALEH, WYO. 

Location.— At the head of the Interstate canal at Whalen, in sec. 11, T. 26 N., R. 65 
W. The nearest important tributary is Cottonwood Canyon Creek, an intennittent 
stream which enters 1} miles below. 

Becords available.— May 1, 1909, to December 31, 1911. These records represent the 
dischaige passing the over&ll weir at Whalen and also the amoimt of water passing 
the head gates of the canal, which are located just above the Whalen weir. From 
June 14, 1900, to November 17, 1908, a station was maintained at Guernsey. The 
flow between the two points is very nearly comparable, as only a few intermittent 
tributaries enter between the two points. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oage. — ^To determine the flow over the weir a vertical staff is used, its zero being at 
the weir crest. The discharge is then computed by a weir formula. There are 
also four sluice gates in the dam, through which the discharge is computed . There 
is also a second gage in the river 75 feet downstream from the crest gage, having 
its zero 10.00 feet below that of the weir gage. This latter gage is only used in 
computing the dischaige through the gates when the openings are submerged. 
The discharge through the head gates of the canal is computed from the nine gate 
openings. There is a vertical staff located in the canal 1,000 feet below the head 
gates, which is used in computing the discharge when the head-gate openings are 
submerged. 

Discharge measurementB.— In order to check the coefficients used in the discharge 
computations, a car and cable have been erected 1 mile downstream. Sufficient 
measurements have not yet been made to complete the checking. 

Artificial control.— The discharge represents largely the effect of the Pathfinder 
reservoir which stores water for use in the Interstate canal. 

DiTersions.— Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from North 
Platte River of 319 second-feet between Pathfinder reservoir and the Wyoming- 
Nebraska line, exclusive of the diversion by the United States Reclamation 
Service. It is not known what percentage of these diversions is above the stations. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained by the United States Reclamation Service, by 
which the records are furnished. 



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241 



Ditdiarge meotur&nenU of North Platte River and InteralaU canal at WhaUn, Wyo., 

in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


&i. 


Dto- 
charge. 


Date. 




he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


18 
22 


PaulRothI 


2.02 
Z19 
Z60 
2.60 


8ec-{L 

721 

686 

828 

1,330 

1,212 


Apr. 28 
May 4 

80 
Jiine 17 
Sept. 19 


PaulRothi 


Feet. 
2.71 
3. 63 
1.82 
4.71 
2.55 


See.'ft. 

1,390 

2,550 

533 

4.760 


do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 


2S 


do 


do 


1,180 







Daily discharge^ in Mcond-feety of North Platte River and Interstate canal at JVhalen, 

Wyo.y for 1911. 

[United States Reclamatloxi Serrioe enghiaas, obserycrs.] 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Bfar. 



Apr. 



May. 



Jane. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
U. 
14. 
15. 

1«. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
21. 
25. 

25. 

r. 

28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



170 
160 
175 
578 

521 
621 
621 
521 
521 

521 
575 
619 
759 
820 

al,296 

al,260 

810 

766 

675 

525 
625 
470 
470 
470 

540 
675 
675 
675 

997 
1,150 



1,871 
1,919 
1,273 
1,206 
1,022 

1,140 
916 

1,079 
911 
713 

741 
821 
783 
961 



918 
945 
901 
682 



250 
234 

157 
875 
519 

691 
519 
564 



667 
615 
601 
642 
607 

622 

697 

774 

1,311 

1,224 

1,400 
1,407 
1,497 
1,512 
1,552 

1,599 
17« 
3,479 
3,469 
2,410 

1,714 

1,289 

952 

952 

785 

918 
1,015 
894 
808 
826 
836 



771 
802 
893 



1,626 
1,494 
1,313 
2,025 
1,697 

1,580 
1,568 
1,598 
1,506 
1,607 

1,584 
1,559 
1,821 
1,849 
1,696 

1,682 
2,127 
2,100 
2,100 
2,100 

2,102 
2,132 
2,332 
2,375 
2,739 



2,722 
2,838 
2,838 
2,838 
2,872 

2,142 
1,637 
1,636 
1,427 
1,499 

1,486 
1,601 
1,601 
1,484 
1,323 

1,265 
1,803 
2,011 
2,011 
1,953 

1,961 
1,965 
1,936 
1,942 
1,821 

1,741 
1,630 
1,620 
1,638 
1,675 
2,344 



2,450 
2,650 
2,322 
2,508 
2,309 

2,182 
2,309 
2,329 
2,282 
2,417 

2,347 
2,486 
2,718 
2,729 
2,943 

4,384 
5,872 
5,766 
4,796 
4,181 

4,073 
3,965 
3,425 
3,658 
3,788 

3,661 
3,758 
8,758 
2,734 
1,634 



1,774 
3,682 
3,523 
3,626 
8,474 

3,474 
3,474 
3,425 
3,425 
8,425 

8,327 
3,248 
3,275 
3,202 
3,212 

3,944 
3,585 
3,585 
3,585 
3,513 

3,507 
3,426 
3,306 
3,012 
2,955 

2,985 
2,965 
2,930 
2,838 
2,843 
2,848 



2,848 
2,848 
2,868 
2,883 
2,883 

2,883 
8,245 
8,179 
2,883 
2,796 

2,796 
2,796 
2,797 
2,756 
2,791 

2,791 
2,709 
2,709 
2,709 
2,745 

2,745 
2,745 
2,745 
2,665 
2,665 

2,665 
2,620 
2,505 
2,517 
2,306 
2,177 



2,177 
2,119 
2,115 
2,115 
2,068 

2,068 
2,006 
1,978 
2,005 
2,006 

1,963 
1,981 
1,976 
2,070 
2,280 

2,295 

2,294 
2,218 
2,218 
2,294 

2,204 
2,294 
2,294 
2,295 
2,373 

2,707 
2,707 
2,838 
2,924 
2,606 



1,269 

1,012 

879 

954 

1,163 
1,290 
1,247 
1,218 
1,218 

1,147 

1,533 

1,216 

781 



1,079 

1,079 

1,014 

950 

950 

950 
950 
950 
950 
950 

950 
950 
950 
892 
835 
835 



835 



646 
730 



950 
835 
835 
835 
835 

862 
280 
808 
340 



448 
448 
481 
656 
765 

823 

1,093 

1,093 

890 

828 

711 
642 
324 
317 
230 



239 
249 
503 
539 

648 

606 
556 
556 
556 
556 

498 
498 
498 
498 
496 

496 
498 
498 
496 
496 

441 

441 
441 

441 

441 

441 
441 
ft400 
5350 
5350 
5330 



a Disohaige too high on account of backwater. 
^Partly estimated. 
NoTK.~Dafly diaeharga has been computed by engineers of the United Statra Ueclamation Service 
md Is pufaUshed without change or ycrlflcatioo. 



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Mfmthly discharge of North Platte River and Interstate canal at WhdUn^ Wyo.^for 2911. 



Month. 



January , 

February , 

March 

^:::::::::: 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December..... 

The year, 



Discharge in seoond-feet 



Maximum, jfitiintmn. Mean. 



1,300 
1,920 
3,4S0 
2,740 
2,870 
5,870 
3,680 
3,240 
2,020 
2,000 
1,090 
648 



5,870 



100 

157 

601 

771 

1,260 

1,630 

1,770 

2,180 

1,960 

781 

230 

239 



167 



617 
830 
1,250 
1,700 
1,910 
3,220 
3,250 
2,750 
2,250 
1,060 
• 647 
471 



1,670 



Rnn-oir 
(total In 

aoB^set). 



37,900 
40,600 
76,900 
101,000 
117,000 
193,000 
200,000 
109,000 
134,000 

05,aoo 

38,500 
29,000 



1,210,000 



Note.— Monthly discharge computed by engineers of the United States Geological Survey flrom data 
ftmished by the United States Reclamation Service and published herewith. 



Daily discharge, in second-feet, of Interstate canal at Whalen, Wyo.y/or 1911. 


Day. 


Mar. Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 ' 


448 

461 


740 
469 
469 
469 
400 

73 
101 
341 
350 
549 

502 
645 
703 
698 
712 

715 
723 
713 

ns 

732 

811 
815 
920 
990 
1,035 

1,050 
1,080 
1130 
1,130 
1,130 
1,130 


1,165 
1,200 
1,225 
1,225 
1,230 

1,230 
1,230 
1,250 
1,270 
1,270 

1,270 
1,270 
1,270 
1,200 
1,240 

1,260 
1,285 
1285 
1,285 
i;285 

1,285 
1285 
1,260 
1,190 
1,110 

1,080 

1080 

1,080 

850 

2S0 


175 

674 

050 

1,160 

1,210 

1,210 
1,210 
1,260 
1 260 
1,260 

1,200 

1,300 
1320 
i;330 

560 





52 

416 

624 

943 

1,070 

1,100 
1,170 
1225 
1,240 
1,245 
1,250 


1,250 
1,250 
1,270 
1,285 
1,285 

770 

910 

1,180 

1,200 

1,200 
1200 
1200 
1,225 
1,280 

1,260 
1260 
1260 
1,260 
i;295 

1,295 
1295 
1295 
i;205 
1,295 

1,295 
1260 
1225 
1225 
1,225 
i;225 


1,226 
1 225 
1,225 
1,225 
1,226 

1,225 
1225 
1 145 
1,115 
1,116 

1,010 
900 
886 
920 
985 

1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

i;ooo 

1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

950 

751 

238 


304 


2 


51 


8 ' 


478 
482 
535 

601 
667 
680 
822 
862 

956 
944 
974 
974 
1,009 

1,040 
1,063 
1,090 
1120 
1,065 

1,040 
1050 
i;090 
1,090 
1,090 

1,090 
1,120 
1186 
1,160 
860 





4 


195 


5 




270 


e 




275 


7 




280 


g 




170 


9 






10 






11 






12 ' 




13 




14 ' 




15 




xe 1 




17 




18 




19 




20 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 






26 






27 






28 


20 
178 
346 
414 




29 




30 




31 












Note.— Determination of daily discharge published as furnished by the United States Redamation 
Service without change or veriflcatioD. 



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Month. 



JaniBiy... 
Fabruvy. 
Mttch.. 
Ap 



^:. 



Jime. 

July. 

Aagast 

Stptember. 
October.... 
November. 
December.. 



The year.. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maxinram. Minimum. Mean. 





414 
1,180 
1,130 
1,280 
1,330 
1,300 
1,220 







448 
73 

250 


770 



1,330 






30.9 

900 

714 

1,180 

896 

1,230 

1,020 

46.6 







602 



Ron-off 
(total in 
acre-fBet). 







1,900 

63,000 

43,900 

70,200 

66,000 

76,000 

00,700 

2,870 







364,000 



Note. — Monthly discharge oompated by engineers of the United States Geological Survey from data 
famished by the IJnited States Redamatlon Service and published herewith. 

VO&TK PLATTB BIVUl VZAB MXTCKBLL, NZBK. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge 1 mile south of Mitchell, on line between sees. 27 and 

28, T. 23 N ., R. 56 W. The nearest tributary is Spottedtail Creek, an intermittent 

stream entering just below the station . The only important tributary between the 

station and the Wyoming line is Horse Creek. 
KecorcUi aTaUable.-^June 3, 1901, to December 23, 1911. From May 29, 1897, to 

October 31, 1900, a station was maintained near Gehring. Although no tributaries 

enter between the two points, the records are not directly comparable during the 

irrigation season, as water is diverted for irrigation. 
Draina^ area. — 24,400 square miles. 

Oage. — Chain gage; datum lowered 1 .00 foot on May 3, 1902, to avoid negative readings. 
Channel. — ^Very slightly shifting. 
Diflchari^ meaaurementB.— Made from bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^The river is frozen over during the winter months and records are 

discontinued. 
Artiflclal control. — ^The Pathfinder reservoir of the United States Reclamation 

Service controls the flow at this station to a certain extent. 
Diversioiia.— Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 2,188 

second-feet from the North Platte between the Wyoming-Nebraska line and 

Mitchell, and 75 second-feet from intervening tributaries. 
Accuracy. — Conditions are fovorable for accurate results and the estimates should be 

reliable. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer, by whom 

the field data are furnished. 

Diaeharge meaeurements of North Platte River near Mitchell, Nebr,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heiS^t. 


Db- 
charge. 


7"Wi S 


R. H. WIDfr , 


Fed, 
1.00 
2.00 
2.35 
2.38 


'"■Hi.. 


18 


do 


1,000 


Aqc. 4 


do - - 


710 


Sept. 17 


B H Fletcher 




710 









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Daily gage height, in feet, of North Platte River near Mildiellf Nebr.ffor 191i. 
[B. H. Newbold, obaerrer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nor. 


I>ec. 


1 


2.6 
2.7 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

3.1 


1.8 
2.1 
2.0 

" "2.'3' 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

■■ *2.'6" 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 

2.6 
2.8 

""z.K 

3.3 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.0 

3.1 
3.1 
3.2 
2.9 
2.8 


2.2 

■*2.*7* 

2.7 
2.7 

2.5 
2.4 
2.5 

"'2.1' 

2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.3 

3.0 
8.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 

"**3.6* 
2.7 

2.6 
2.5 
2.5 
2.4 


2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

"■■'2.'4* 
2.4 
2.0 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 

*'*'2.'5" 
2.5 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.3 

2.2 

•*"2.*2* 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 


2.2 
2.1 

"i'i" 

2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.2 

2.2 
2.4 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 

2.3 
2.3 
2.4 

2.4 

2.5 

2.6 

2.65 

2.7 


"'2.7* 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 

2.5 
2.4 

"""2.5' 
2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 

2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 

"'2.'h 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.5 

"*'2."5* 
2.5 


2.5 
2.5 
2.4 
2.4 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 

*'i'5" 
2.6 

2.7 

2.6 
2.6 
2.5 

"ii' 

2.4 
2.5 
2.7 
2.6 
2.5 


2.6 


2 


2.6 


3 




4 


2.S 


5 


2-7 


6 


2-7 


7 


2-7 


8 ::::::::::::::.: ....,:. 


2.9 
2.6 
2.5 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 


2.7 


9 


2.7 


10 




11 


2.6 


12 


2.6 


13 


2.6 


14 


2.5 


16 


2.3 

2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 


2.5 


16 


*» 6 


17 




18 .' 


2.6 


19 


2.5 


20 


2.0 


21 


2-5 


22 


2.3 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 

2.2 
2.2 


2-5 


23 


2.5 


24 




25 




26 




27 


2.5 
2.6 
2.6 

2.7 




28 




29 


2.1 
2.0 
1.9 




30 




31 











Daily discharge, in second-feet, of North Platte River near MitcheUy Nebr.yfor 1911. 



Day. 



May. June. July. 



090 
1»230 
1,830 
1,830 
1,830 



6 2,560 

7 2,200 

8 1,830 

9 ; 990 

10 ! 780 



11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
15.. 

16.. 
17. 
18.. 
19.. 
20.. 

21.. 
22.. 
23.. 
24.. 
25.. 

26.. 
27., 
28.. 
29.. 
30. 
31.. 



I 600 

; 60D 

600 

525 

450 

' 450 

I 320 

I 320 

! 320 

I 320 



450 
450 
320 
320 

320 
320 
265 
210 
130 
80 



50 
210 
130 
290 
450 

210 
130 
130 
130 
130 

560 
090 
090 
990 
780 

090 
1,510 
3,060 
4,600 
3,300 

2,570 
2,570 
2,670 
2,200 
2,380 

2,570 
2,570 
2,900 
1,900 
1,580 



360 

840 

1,320 

1,320 

1,320 

850 
750 
930 
930 
930 

930 
730 
730 
730 
530 

1,220 
1,900 
2,200 
2,200 
2,200 

2,200 
2,200 
2,200 
3,200 
1,410 

1,150 
930 
930 
730 
730 
730 



Aug. 



730 
730 
730 
730 
730 

730 

730 

730 

1,920 

1,140 

1,140 
020 
920 
920 
020 

730 
730 
730 
730 
730 

730 
730 
730 
730 
570 

440 
440 
440 
440 
440 
440 



Sept. 



440 
340 
340 
340 
340 

340 
340 
440 
440 
44Q 

440 
440 
440 
570 
440 

440 
730 
570 
670 
570 

570 
570 
730 
730 
730 

730 

920 

1,140 

1,260 

1,380 



Oct. 



1,380 
1,380 

930 
1,140 

920 

020 
730 
825 
930 
1,140 

1,140 
1,140 
1,140 
1,380 
1,260 

1,140 
920 
920 
920 
020 

920 
030 
020 
920 
030 



030 
920 

mo 

030 
020 



Nov. 



920 
730 
730 
825 

920 
920 
920 
920 
920 

920 

020 

920 

1,140 

1,380 

1,140 

1,140 

920 

825 

730 

TM 

930 

1,380 

1,140 

020 

920 

020 

1,140 

1,140 

1,380 



Dec. 



1,140 
1,140 
1,380 
1,640 
1,380 

1,380 
1,380 

i,a<« 

1.380 
1,260 

1,140 

1,140 

1.140 

930 

920 

1.140 

1.140 

1,140 

920 

930 

MO 
930 
930 



Note.— Daily discharge determined as follows: May 1 to June 13, from a fairly well defined rating curr4»; 
June 14 to Aug. 4, by indirect method for shifting channels: Aug. 5 to Dec. 23, from weU-deflned curve 
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Month. 



Discharge in Moond-feet. 



Maximam. Minimam. Meon, 



RoD-off 
(total m 
acre-CMt). 



Aeon- 
racy. 



May 

June 

July 

Aiifnut 

S^tember. 

October 

November. . 
December.. 



2,560 
4,600 
2,200 
1,920 
1,380 
1,380 
1,380 
1,640 



80 
60 
360 
440 
340 
730 
730 



769 
1,460 
1,230 

758 

602 
1,010 

978 
1,090 



The period. 



47,300 
86,300 
76,600 
46,600 
36,200 
62,100 
58,200 
67,000 



478,000 



VOBTH PLATTX RIVER AT VORTH PLATTX, HBBR. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge half a mile north of North Platte, in sec. 28, T. 14 N., 

R. 30 W., 1 mile below mouth of Scout Creek and 4J miles above the junction with 

the South Platte. 
Records available.— February 25, 1895, to December 23, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^28,500 square miles. 
aage.— A staff gage installed October 15, 1910. From October 5, 1894, to May 31, 

1910, the gage was a vertical staff at the railroad bridge 2 miles east of North Platte. 

On March 25, 1910, the station was moved 2 miles upstream to its present site and 

a chain gage reading to a different datum was installed. This gage was stolen 

July 1, 1910, and the records interrupted until October 15, 1910, when the present 

gage reading to a different datum was placed in position. 
Channel. — Very shifting. 

Diacharge xneaaurementa. — ^Made from highway bridge. 
Winter flow. — ^The river frequently freezes to the bottom during the winter, as it is 

very shallow. 
Diversiona. — Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 3,626 

second-feet from the North Platte between Mitchell and North Platte, and 927 

second-feet from intervening tributaries. 
Accuracy. — Owing to the very shifting channel the estimates have been obtained by 

the indirect method and can be considered only fair. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer, by whom 

the field data were furnished. 

IHacharge TMogwremente of North Platte River at North Platte, Nehr., in 1911. 



Date. 


Ilydrognpber. 


Oaee 
hel^t. 


Dto- 
ebarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Mar. 24 


A.A.I>ol)flon 

A. B. Price 


Fiet. 
3.86 
2.00 
ZOO 
2.40 
a. 00 
3.20 


89.2 
647 
416 
891 
909 


Aug. 24 

Sept. 24 

Oct. 6 

28 


A.B. Price 


2.80 
2.50 
4.00 
3.40 
3.10 


Sec.-ft. 
610 


25 


do 

R.H.Fletcher 

A.B.Price 


222 


do 

do 

do 

do 


3,500 
1 420 


Jnne 31 
Aug. 11 


Nov. 26 


do 


1,200 



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Daily gage height, in feet, of North Platte River at North Platte, Nehr.Jor 1911. 

[Zack Cuter, obseirer.] 



Day. 


reb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Bept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


I>er. 


1 




3.1 
3.2 
3.35 
3.2 


2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.7 
2.7 
2.6 

2.4 

2.25 

2.1 

2.0 

1.95 

2.25 

2.4 

2.3 

2.2 
2.0 

2.0 

2.0* 
2.0 
2.2 
2.3 


2.8 
2.9 
8.1 
3.3 
3.4 

3.5 

■"is" 

3.65 
3.5 

3.7 
3.7 
3.3 

'"s'os" 

3.0 

3.1 

2.8 

2.55 

2.4 

""i'i" 

2.4 
2.5 
2.5 

2.3 
2.45 

""2.8 " 

2.65 
2.0 


2.5 
2.5 
2.45 

"*2.'3" 

2.1 

1.95 

1.95 

2.0 

1.95 

"'i'ds' 

1.75 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
2.55 

"'2.65* 
2.0 

2.05 
2.7 
3.6 
3.6 

3.66 

3.4 

3.3 

3.05 

2.75 


2.7 

"'i'ss' 

2.85 
2.8 

2.7 
2.6 
2.25 

"'i*7" 

2.6 
2.5 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

""i'o" 

2.6 
2.5 
2.5 

2.4 

2.55 

"3.5" 
3.45 

3.3 
3.35 
3.2 
3.15 

"2.' 85" 


2.7 

2.7 

2.65 

2.55 

2.5 

"'3.65' 
3.55 
3.5 
3.35 

3.05 
3.0 

"3.25' 
3.45 

3.3 
3.1 
3.1 
3.05 

3.15 

2.95 

2.9 

2.8 

2.75 

2.7 

"i"7" 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.5 
2.5 

"i*65' 
2.6 

2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 

2.5 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 
2.65 

2.6 

"ii" 

2.55 
2.5 

2.4 

2.45 

2.5 

2.5 

2.6 

2.6 
2.7 
2.75 
2.8 

2.8 


""i"9" 
3.05 
3.25 
3.55 

3.85 
3.65 

"3.5" 
3.35 

3.3 
3.35 
3.3 
3.35 

3.6 
3.55 
3.6 
3.55 
3.45 

3.4 

"i's" 

3.45 
3.45 

3.45 

3.4 

3.4 

"*3.'3" 
3.25 


3.15 
3.15 
3.63 
4.0 

3.53 

3.4 

3.55 

3.6 

3.55 

3.45 

"i's" 

3.2 
3.35 

3.45 
3.55 
3.6 

"'3*6" 

3.6 

3.6 

3.35 

3.2 

3.0 

3.1 

3.0 

3.1 

3.25 

3.35 


3.45 


2 




3.55 


3 






4 




3.6 


5 




3.6 


6 


4.45 

4.4 

4.35 

4.3 

4.2 

4.0 


3.4 
3.4 
3.5 
8.3 
3.2 

3.2 


3.65 


7 


3.7 


8 


3.6 


9 


3.65 


10 




11 


3.65 


12 


3.6 


13 


3.9 
3.8 
3.8 

3.8 
3.7 
3.7 


8.2 
3.2 
3.3 

3.3 
3.1 
2.d5 


3.55 


14 


3 4o 


15 


3.45 


16 


3. -4 


17 




18 


3 4 


19 


3 4 


20 


3.6 

3.55 

3.4 

3.5 

3.45 

3.5 


3.0 

3.1 
3.2 
3.4 

3.75 
3.85 


3.45 


21 


3 5 


22 


3 6 


23 


3 7 


24 




25. .. . 




26 





27 


3.3 
3.4 


3.75 

3.5 

3.35 

3.1 

2.95 




28 




29 




30 






31 
















Note.— River free from ice Feb. 13; frozen over Dec. 24 to 31. 

Daily discharge, in second-feet, of North Platte River at North Platte, Nebr.,for 1911. 



ray. 


Feb. 


1 


2 ' . 


3 


4 




5 




6 








8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 


3,550 
3,200 
3,200 

3,200 
2,850 
2,850 
2,680 
2,500 

2,350 
1,900 
2,200 
2,050 
2,200 

1,920 


14 


15 


16 


17 


18.. 


19 


20 


21 


22 


23 


24 


25 


26 


27 


1,650 
1,900 


28 


29 


;i() 




:.l 





Mar. 



1,200 
1,400 
1,780 
1,400 
1,650 

1,900 
1,900 
2,200 
1,650 
1,400 

1,400 
1,400 
1,400 
1,400 
1,650 

1,650 

1,200 

975 

988 

1,050 

1,200 
1,400 
1,900 
3,020 
3,250 

3,060 
2,900 
2,050 
1,650 
1,050 
900 



Apr. 



850 
850 
850 
750 
750 

650 
650 
550 
525 
500 

•375 
275 
225 
175 
165 

170 
175 
275 
375 
300 

250 
175 
132 
90 
90 

90 
90 
160 
200 
400 



May. 



600 

650 

925 

1,300 

1,750 

2,000 
2,320 
2,650 
2,150 
1,750 

2,150 

2,150 

1,200 

988 

775 

700 
850 
475 
275 
200 

185 
170 
225 
300 
375 

350 
450 
610 
770 
600 
560 



June. 



480 
480 
440 
370 
300 

200 
150 
150 
175 
150 

175 
200 
110 
100 
100 

100 
495 
338 
180 
160 

825 

360 

2,150 

2,150 

2,080 

2,000 

1,600 

1,380 

925 

540 



July. 



480 
565 
650 
650 
590 

480 
870 
160 
305 
450 

370 
300 
450 
450 
450 

410 
370 
370 
300 
300 

225 

300 

975 

1,650 

1,530 

1,200 

1,300 

1,130 

950 

750 

550 



Aug. 



400 
400 
370 
300 
270 

1,110 
1,950 
1,700 
1,570 
1,240 

740 

670 

860 

1,050 

1,600 

1,250 
900 
900 
825 
938 

1,050 
750 
675 
550 
540 

480 
480 
480 
400 
400 
400 



Sept. 



320 
320 
360 
400 
350 

350 
300 
300 
300 
300 

300 
300 
300 
250 
350 

325 
325 
325 
300 
250 

200 
230 
260 
250 
280 

280 
360 
400 
500 
500 



Oct. 



562 

625 

925 

1,300 

1,850 

3,000 
2,300 
2,080 
1,850 
1,500 

1,400 
1,500 
1,400 
1,400 
1,720 

2,080 
1,900 
2,030 
1,900 
1,630 

1,400 
1,520 
1,650 
1,530 
1,530 

1,630 
1,430 
1,430 
1,290 
1,150 
1,050 



KOY. 



900 

900 

1,950 

3,080 

2,390 

1,700 
1,550 
1,900 
2,050 
1,900 

1,650 
1,480 
1,300 
1,100 
1,300 

1,650 
2,100 
2,250 
2,250 
2,250 

2,250 
2,000 
1,600 
1,250 
900 

1,060 
1,050 
1,200 
1,530 
1,780 



Dec. 



3.050 
2,350 
2,430 
2,500 
2,500 

2.680 
2,KS0 
2,500 
2,680 
2,680 

2,680 

2,350 
2,0f0 
2,050 

1,900 
1,900 
1,900 
1,900 
2,050 

2,200 
2,500 
2,850 



Note.— Dally discharge determined fh>m a aeries of parallel rating curves and by the indirect method 
for shifting channels. Discharge interpolated for days for which gage heights are mlsshig. 



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247 



Monthly diacharge of North PlaUe River at North PUdUf Nebr.,/or 1911. 
(Dxaiiiace azw, 38|600 square mfles.] 



Month. 



DfaohaiSB in seoond-feet. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mUe. 



Run-off. 



Depth in 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 



Total in 
acre4Bet. 



Febnury 13-28. 
Match... 

^:::::— 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

Norember 

December. 



3,650 
8,260 

850 
2,660 
2,160 
1,660 
1,060 

600 
8,000 
8,080 
2,860 



1,660 
000 
OO 
170 
100 
160 
400 
200 
662 
000 

1,000 



2,510 

1,680 

370 

062 

620 

614 

814 

310 

1,660 

1,680 

2.390 



.060 
.013 
.084 
.022 
.022 
.020 
.011 
.065 
.050 
.064 



0.05 
.07 
.01 
.04 
.02 
.08 
.08 
.01 
.06 
.07 
.10 



79,600 

103,000 

22,000 

60,400 

37,400 

37,800 

60,100 

19,000 

05,000 

100,000 

147,000 



The period. 



752,000 



Discharge estimated at 2,500 second-feet Dec. 24 to 31. 

PLATTE BIVX& VSAB COLXTMBITS, BBBB. 

Location. — ^At Meridian bridge 3 miles south of ColumbuB on line between sec. 36, 
T. 17 N., R. 1 W., and sec. 31, T. 17 N., R. 1 £., about 10 miles below the mouth 
of Prairie Creek and 5 miles above the mouth of Loup River. 

BeeoidB available.— June 4, 1895, to December 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 56,900 square miles. 

Gage. — ^A chain gage installed July 25, 1910. The bridge and the original gage pre- 
viously used were washed out early in 1910. The new gage is at the same point as 
the old, but its datum is possibly slightly different. The datum of the original 
gage was unchanged up to the time of its destruction. 

Chaxmel. — Extremely shifting; at this point the river flows in the channels known as 
the main, middle, and south channels. The gage is located in the main channel. 

I>i8ehaxge xneaanrementa. — ^Made from bridges spanning each channel. 

Winter flow. — ^The river freezes over during the winter and records are discontinued. 

Direnioiia. — Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 4,888 
second-feet for irrigation and 1,500 second-feet for power from Platte River 
between the junction of the two branches and Columbus, and this diversion, 
together with the evaporation from the wide shallow channels, frequently causes 
the flow to cease at this point during the late summer and fall. 

Aecozaey. — ^The extremely shifting channel makes it impossible to make estimates 
of daily discharge without almost weekly discharge measurements, as the gage 
heights are little if any index of the flow. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer, by whom 
the field data were furnished. 

Discharge meaauremente of Piatt River near Columbus, Nebr., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


hel^L 


charge. 


Date. 

Aug. 25 
Sept. 11 
Sept. 24 
Oct. 4 
Nov. 10 


Hydrographer. 


hel^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Ifur 23 


A.A.Dob0on 

A. B. Price 


Ful. 

L46 



L15 

.30 


Sec.-ft. 

803 

73.1 

1090 

387 


A. B. Price 


Feet. 

a90 

.10 

-.30 

1.80 

3.15 


See.-ft. 
781 


Apr. 25 
Miy 18 


do 

do 

do 

do 


93 


do 

do 


29.7 
36.9 
1,400 



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Daily gage height, in feet, ofPlaUe Rvoer near Columbus, Nehr.,for 1911. 
[W. D. Beneon, observer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


I>oc. 


1 




1.8 

1.8 

1.85 

1.7 

1.6 

1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.6 


0.5 
.8 
.2 
.5 
.65 

.7 
.7 
.7 
.8 
.9 

.7 
.5 






+0.8 
+ .15 


■■'iw 


3.05 


2 










3 :.. 










4 








1.8 
2.15 

3.0 

2.85 

2.7 

3.4 

3.5 

3.66 

3.5 

3.45 

3.35 

3.2 

3.1 

3.0 

2.9 

3.05 

3.0 

3.15 

3.05 

2.8 

3.0 

8.0 

2.95 

3.05 

3.2 

8.1 

8.2 

3.15 


2.8 
2.75 

2.95 
8.0 
3.8 

2.65 
2.45 


3.35 


6 








3 1 


6 










7 










8 










9 










10 








3.3 


11 




1.55 
'**i."2 ' 




+0.1 
+ .35 

- .05 

- .26 
+ .95 

+ .8 
+ .7 
+ .45 
.35 
.25 

.15 

- .05 


3 1 


12 


2.1 


3.15 


13 


3 05 


14 


1.8 
1.55 

1.6 

1.35 

1.3 

1.3 

1.3 

1.2 

1.2 

1.45 

1.65 

1.65 

1.4 

1.5 

1.65 

1.8 

2.05 

1.85 


1.65 
1.3 




3.0 


16 


2 95 


16 


3 1 


17 




1.3 
1.15 




3 


18 




19 


"3.' is' 

8.8 
8.3 


2 8.> 


20 










21 


.2 
.2 

■ '.'75' 
.4 


1.0 
.9 
.8 
.75 
.65 

.8 

.75 

.5 

.45 

.2 




2 9 


22 


2. 7r» 


23 


2 Rii 


24 


•■".'i * 


- .8 




25 


3.36 


2 S*5 


26 




27 










28 










29 










30 


.05 
1.15 








31 

















> Sand bar under gage. 
NoTis.— Channel dry Apr. 17 to 25, May 31 to Aug. 24, and Sept. 25 to 30. lee caused backwater at ga; <? 
from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31. 

PLATTE BIVE& HSA& LESEABA, NSBB. 

Location.— At highway bridge 2 miles southeaat of Leahara, about sec. 34, T. 16 N., 

R. 9 E. ; 7 miles above the entrance of Otoe Creek. 
Records available.— May 19 to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Chain; datum unchanged. 
Channel. — Extremely shifting. 

Discharge measurements.- Made from the highway bridge. 
Winter flow. — Data too meager to determine. 
Diversions. — Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 2,500 

second-feet for power and irrigation and 4,000 second-feet for power from Platte 

River between the mouth of Loup River and this station. Below there were 

approved diversions of 2,500 second-feet for power. 
Accuracy. — ^Daily records can be considered only approximately accurate. 
Cooperation.— Station maintained by the State engineer, by whom the field data 

are furnished. 

Discharge measiirements 0/ Platte River near Leshara, Nebr,, in 1911. 



Date. 


ITydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Dat6. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height. 


Di»- 
diarge. 


May 19 


A. B. Price 


Fed, 
2.85 
2.70 
2.20 
2.30 
2.05 
2.20 


See.'fl. 
4,070 
2,880 
1,510 
1,170 
1,110 
1,320 


Aug. 10 
27 
Sept. 11 
Oct. 3 
Nov. 9 


A "R PrirA 


2.60 
2.80 
4.00 
2.90 
3.00 


2,250 
2,730 
7,710 
2.950 
4,220 


^ 30 
June 12 

23 
July 8 

31 


do 

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do 

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Daily ffoge height, in feet, ofPlaUe River near Leehara, Nebr., for 1911. 
[H. IL Eggen, obaenrer.] 



Dsy. 



May. Jane. July. Aug. Sept. Oct Nov. 



Dee. 



1.- 
2.. 
3.. 

4.- 
5.. 

«.. 
7.- 
8.. 
».. 
10.. 

11.. 
12.. 
13.. 
14.. 
15.. 

16.. 
17.. 
18.. 
19.. 
20.. 

21.. 
22.. 

23.. 
24.. 
25.. 

26.. 
27.. 
28.. 
29.. 
30.. 
31.. 



2.85 



3.25 
3.06 

2.70 
2.60 
2.72 
2.60 
2.65 
2.62 



2.50 
2.52 
2.55 
2.60 
2.44 

2.30 
2.25 
2.40 
2.52 
2.40 

2.35 

2.22 

2.3 

2.40 

2.30 

2.39 
2.30 
2.29 
2.30 
2.35 

2. .54 

2.32 
2.30 
2.28 
2.25 

2.13 
2.13 
2.20 
2.60 
2.43 



2.28 
2.28 
2.05 
1.80 
2.05 

1.05 
2.05 
2.00 
2.35 
2.26 

2.38 
2.36 
2.56 
2.46 
3.16 

2.72 
2.78 
2.90 
2.30 
2.20 

2.20 
2.40 
2.30 
2.40 
3.50 

3.30 
3.89 
2.87 
2.51 
2.50 
2.33 



2.25 
2.25 
2.40 
2.88 
2.62 

2.47 
2.60 
2.66 
2.75 
2.60 

2.58 
2.70 
2.75 
2.60 
2.58 

2.53 
2.60 
2.68 
2.85 
2.90 

2.85 
2.80 
2.60 
8.25 
8.15 

2.20 
2.70 
2.68 
2.67 
2.55 
2.52 



2.48 
2.39 
2.38 
2.40 
2.40 

2.38 
2.39 
2.50 
2.55 
2.01 

2.60 
3.60 
2.83 
3.23 
2.60 

2.57 
2.80 
2.70 
2.62 
2.58 

2.57 
2.70 
2.60 
2.50 
2.58 

2.50 
2.55 
2.03 
2.45 
2.85 



2.80 
2.90 
2.90 
2.80 
2.85 

3.08 
5.20 
4.26 
3.65 
3.42 

8.30 
3.23 
3.20 
3.35 
3.21 

3.06 
3.00 
3.10 
3.15 
2.95 

3.12 
3.10 
3.07 
3.00 
3.05 

3.00 
3.05 
2.95 
3.15 
3.10 
3.16 



8.30 
8.00 
2.9^ 
2 60 
2.86 

2.20 
2.60 
3.00 
3.05 
3.20 

3.15 
3.10 
8.30 
3.10 
3.00 

2.80 
2.65 
2.45 
3.40 
4.00 

8.70 
8.00 
2.90 
2.60 
2.64 

2.80 
3.00 
3.10 
3.30 
3.29 



8.15 
8.06 
3.00 
8.20 
8.60 

3.40 
3.30 
3.35 
3.42 
8.35 

3.65 
3.40 
3.30 
8.25 
8.20 

3.15 
3.06 
3.00 
2.80 
2.85 

2.96 
3.10 
3.00 
2.90 

2.85 

2.95 
2.80 
2.70 
3.10 
3.00 
3.05 



Daily diafharge, in Mcand-ftei, of PlatU River near Leshara, Nebr.^for 1911. 



Day. 



May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 



! 


2 


3 


4 


5...:::::::::::::::;::::::::::::.:::::::::::: 


1. 


i 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13.... 




14 




15 




16 








UJ 




19 


4,070 
4,350 

4,620 


30 


21 


22 


4,900 
6,170 

4,300 

3,060 
2,750 
2,810 
2,450 
2,600 
2,510 


23... 


24 


25 


26... 


27 


28 


29 


30.... 


31 



2,200 
2,250 
2,320 
2,200 
2,050 

1,760 
1,650 
1,950 
2,250 
1,960 

1,600 
1,400 
1,550 
1,750 
1,300 

1,610 
1,300 
1,280 
1,300 
1,380 

1,700 
1,170 
1,150 
1,140 
1,060 

1,060 
1,050 
1,140 
1,750 
1,430 



1,350 
1,350 
1,050 
820 
1,060 

1,000 
1,120 
1,060 
1,590 
1,420 

1,650 
1,610 
2,050 
1,820 
8,900 

2,470 
2,500 
8,020 
1,490 
1,310 

1,810 
1,690 
1,490 
1,690 
5,300 

4,600 
7,150 
2,920 
1,930 
1,910 
1,550 



1,400 
1,400 
1,690 
2,960 
2,200 

1,840 
1,910 
2,310 
2,560 
2,150 

2,100 
2,410 
2,560 
2,150 
2,100 

1,080 
1,910 
2,360 
2,860 
8,020 

2,860 
2,700 
2,150 
4,300 
8,900 

1,310 
2,410 
2,360 
2,060 
2,030 
1,960 



1,870 
1,670 
1,650 
1,690 
1,090 

1,660 
1,670 
1,910 
2,030 
2,180 

2,150 
5,750 
2,800 
4,220 
2,150 

2,080 
2,700 
2,410 
2,200 
2,100 

2,0B0 
2,410 
2,150 
1,910 
2,100 

1,910 
2,030 
1,980 
1,800 
2,860 



2,700 
3,020 
3,020 
2,700 
2,860 

3,630 
14,300 
9,100 
5,520 
5,300 

4,750 
4,450 
4,350 
5,000 
4,430 

3,780 
3,600 
3,950 
4,400 
3,660 

4,300 
4,200 
4,050 
3,850 
4,000 

3,850 
4,000 
3,850 
4,650 
4,400 
4,700 



5,300 
4,050 
3,8o0 
2,700 
3,500 

1,740 
2,860 
4,220 
4,420 
4,610 

4,800 
4,600 
5,450 
4,600 
4,200 

3,500 
3,000 
2,420 
5,900 
8,850 

7,350 
4,200 
3,850 
2,850 
2,970 

3,500 
4,200 
4,600 
5,450 
5,400 



4.800 
4,400 
4,200 
5,000 
6,850 

6,900 
5,450 
5,680 
5,990 
5,680 

6,600 
5,900 
5,450 
5,220 
5,000 

4,800 
4,400 
4,200 
3,500 
3,680 

4,020 
4,600 
4,200 
3,850 
3,680 

4,020 
3,500 
3,160 
4,600 
4,200 
4,400 



^ Norr—Dally discharge dstermiDBd from several poorly defined rating curves and by indirect method 
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Monthly dUdiarge of Platte River near Leehara, Nebr,, for 1911, 



Month. 



Discharge In seoond-feet. . 



MiMrtmiim Vinfynnm - Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre4Bet). 



racy. 



Maylft^l.. 

June... 

July 

Auinist 

September.. 

October 

November.. 
December.. 



5,4fi0 
2,820 
7,160 
4,300 
6,7£0 
H300 
8,850 
6,850 



2,450 
1,050 
820 
1,310 
1,650 
2,700 
1,740 
8,150 



8,770 
1,500 
2,100 
2,820 
2,260 
4,530 
4,300 
4,740 



100,000 
04,600 
120,000 
143,000 
134,000 
279,000 
256,000 
291,000 



The period. 



1,430,000 



BIO OBBBK VXAR DOWHOrGTOV, WTO. 

Locatioxi.— In the NE.J SW.J eec. 32, T. 13 N., R. 81 W., below aU important tribu- 
taries. One email creek enters below the gaging station. This station is in the 
Hayden National Forest. 

Beeords available.—- Gage heights, May 7 to Jime 17, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oage.— Staff. 

Accuracy. — ^As no dischaige measurements have been made, no estimates of dis- 
charge can be made. 

Cooperation. — ^This station is maintained in cooperation with the United States 
Forest Service. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Big Creek near Doumington, Wyo,, for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


Day. 


May. 


Tune. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


1 




2.6 
8.0 
8.1 
3.1 
8.2 
8.3 
4.0 
3.5 
3.3 
3.2 1 


11 


2.2 
2.2 
2.4 
2.4 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 
2.4 
2.3 
2.4 


8.1 
8.2 
8.2 
8.1 
8.1 
4.1 
8.2 


21 


2.3 
2.3 
2.2 
2.4 
2.6 
2.4 
2.4 
2.5 
2.6 
2.6 
2.8 




2 




12 


22 








13 


23 








14 


24 








16 


25 








16 


26 






2.7 
2.4 
2.4 
2.2 


17 


27 




8 


18 


28 




9 


19 


29 




10 


20 


80 








31 











MTTLLBir CBBBK SXAB FBBITCH, WTO. 

Location.— At old highway bridge in sec. 33, T. 15 N., R. 80 W., 10 miles east of 
French post office. There is no important tributary between the station and the 
junction with the South Fork, 6 miles below. This station is in the Cheyenne 
National Forest. 

Records available. — ^Fragmentary records, June 21 to September 24, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Chaxmel. — Data too meager to determine condition. 

Discharge xneasurementB. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— No information. 

Diversions. — ^No water is diverted above the station, and therefore the records repre- 
sent the natural run-off. 



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Aocuraey. — Owing to insufficient data no estimates of flow can be made. 
Coop«raiioii. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

The following dischaige measurement was made by R. H. Fletcher: 
June 21, 1911: Gage height, 1.90 feet; discharge, 72 second-feet. 

Daily gage height , in feet, of Mullen Creek near Frendi, Wyo.,/or 191 J. 
[Martin Farrell, observer.] 



1« 
17 

IH 

19 
20 

I 21 
22 
23 
24 
25 

2A 
27 
2H 
29 
30 
31 



I>ay. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. , 


1 










2 




1.4 






3 . 








1.05 


4 






5 








6 


1 


1.1 






1 


i '":"::::':::: :::::::!::::;::::::::::::: ::: i 


9 ! 1.3 

10 ' 









1.0 


u 1 1 


I) 1 < 1 1 1 


13 . ' .J 


1.05 1 


14 ::::::: :::::::::::::::::::: 


1 


ij 1 1 













Day. 1 June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 


1.25 










.9 
















1.1 




i 1.9' 




1 






' 1 






^•^1 


.9 






I 1 


M 




I 1.6 




t 









1.1 



FBXirCH O&SBK VZAR FRSHCH. WTO. 

Location. — In sec. 4, T. 14 N., R. 81 W., about 3) miles southeast of French. The 
station is 2 miles above the mouth, and is below all tributaries. This station is 
in the Cheyenne National Forest. 

Records available.— April 30 to July 15, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — ^Fifty-seven square miles (measured from Forest atlas). 

Oage. — Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Diflcharge meaaurenxents. — Made by wading. 

Diveroiona. — ^No water is diverted above the station, and therefore the records repre- 
sent the natural' flow. Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions 
for 3 second-feet below the station. From North French Greek there is an adju- 
dicated diversion of 4 second-feet. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for good results, and the estimates should be 
reliable. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

T>\»eharge meagurements 0/ French Creek near French y Wyo.y in 1911. 



Date. 



H.vdrographer. 



Apr. ao 
May 31 

June 11 

21 , ^. 

July 12 dc. 



Fletcher and Kliigdon . 
R.H.Fletcher 

do 

do 



Oafe 
heiifat. 


DLs- 
charge. 


Feet. 


See.-feft. 


1.60 


46.6 


2. do 


453 


2.50 


385 


2.65 


429 


1.82 


85.9 



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Daily cage hnghtj in feetj and diachargey in second-feet, of Frendi Creek near FrtnA, 

Wyo. Jot 1911, 

[Mn. J. W. JenUns, observer.) 





April. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Day. 


Gaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis. 
charge. 


Gage 
height. 


Db. 
dia^. 


1 






1.55 
1.52 
1.60 
1.55 
1.72 

1.92 
2.00 
2.20 
2.35 
2.25 

2.12 
2.00 
2.20 
2.28 
2.45 

2.50 
2.55 
2.55 
2.35 
2.18 

2.12 
2.20 
2.30 
2.35 
2.48 

2.45 
2.35 
2.45 
2.55 
2.70 
2.75 


44 
40 
38 
44 
60 

114 
140 
225 
300 
250 

189 
140 
225 
265 
352 

380 
408 
406 
300 
216 

189 
225 
275 
300 
369 

352 
300 
352 
406 
490 
520 


2.90 
2.90 
2.85 
2.85 
2.80 

2.90 
3.05 
3.35 
2.95 
2.90 

3.00 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
3.00 

3.25 
2.95 
2.85 
2.85 
2.95 

2.00 
2.80 
2.70 
2.60 
2.50 

2.40 
2.32 
2.30 
2.25 
2.20 


610 
610 
580 
580 
550 

610 
702 
898 
640 
610 

670 
580 
580 
580 
670 

832 
640 
580 
580 
640 

610 
550 
490 
4.35 
380 

325 
285 
276 
260 
225 


2.20 
2.15 
2.10 
2.10 
2.06 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.95 
1.90 

1.85 
1.80 
1.80 
1.80 
1.80 


225 


2 






20: 


3 






1«0 


4 






i« 


5 






160 


6 






110 


7 






110 


8 






140 


9 






124 


10 






107 


11 






95 


12. . . 






8S 


13 






83 


14 . 






S3 


15 






^3 


16 








17 










18 








19 .... 








20 








21 








•!•> 








2,1 








•>A 








25 






1 


20 










27 








28 










29 










30.. 


1.62 


53 






31 






















Note. — Daily dkjcharge determined from a rating curve that is fairly well defined at all gage height- 
Monthly discharge of French Creek near French^ Wyo.Jor 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum.. Minimum. Mean, 



Rnn-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May I 520 

June ! 898 

July 1-15 1 225 



38 
225 

83 



256 
552 
135 



15,700 

32,800 

4,020 



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BaUBH OBISX nXAB 8A&ATOOA, WTO. 

Location. — On the county bridge hall a mile above the mouth, about sec. 8, T. 15 N.. 

R. 82 W. It is 18 miles souUieaat of Saratoga. There is no tributary below the 

station, and none for several miles above. 
LecordB available. — April 28 to October 15, 1911. 
Drainag^e area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Chain gage type. 
Channel. — ApparenUy permanent. 
Dischar^ meaaurenientB. — ^Made from bridge. 
Diveraions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Brush 

Creek amounting to 87 second-feet, and from its tributaries 27 second-feet. Nearly 

all the diversions are above the station. 
Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for accurate results, and the estimates of flow 

should be reliable. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with State engineer. 

Discharge ineagurementa of Brush Creek near Saratoga^ Wyo.^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


be^t. 


charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hS25. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Apr. 28 

June 1 

11 


Fletcher and Kinsdon 

R.H.Fletcher 

do 


Feet. 
2.75 
4.35 
3.80 


769 
339 


June 22 
July 12 
Oct. 7 


R.H. Fletcher 

do 

O.H. Russell 


Feet. 
3.80 
1.05 
2.23 


See.-ft. 
110 
17.7 
42.3 













Daily gage heighty in feet, of Brush Creek near Saratogay Wyo.yfor 1911. 
{Garland Oroes, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


J 1 


2.6 
2.6 
2.7 
3.0 


4.3 

4.45 

4.1 

4.1 

3.7 

4.1 
4.1 
4.2 
4.4 
3.7 

4.1 
4.2 
4.1 
4.2 

4.8 

4.6 
4.6 
4.6 
4.25 
4.35 

4.2 

4.2 

4.06 
8.95 
3.06 

3.55 

2.3 

2.05 

3.0 

2.0 


2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

2.1 

1.96 

2.06 
2.0 
1.85 
1.65 
1.65 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.7 

1.75 

1.6 
1.6 
1.65 
1.55 
1.55 

1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.65 
1.6 

1.5 

1.6 

1.45 

1.35 

1.26 

1.3 


1.2 
1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.15 

1.15 
1.25 
1.25 
1.35 
1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.3 

1.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.15 
1.25 

1.4 

1.5 

1.6 

1.65 

1.56 

1.46 

1.4 

1.3 

1.3 

1.4 

1. 1 


1.35 

1.3 

1.35 

1.25 

1.25 

1.2 

1.25 

1.2 

1.35 

1.3 

1.35 

1.35 

1.3 

1.2 

1.25 

1.25 
1.2 
1.2 
1.35 
1.3 

1.35 
1.35 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 

1.5 

1.25 

1.25 

1.55 


2.35 


2 


2 45 


3 


2 65 


\ 


2.55 


5 


2.5 


6 


3.15 

3.7 

3.85 

3.85 

3.5 

3.45 

3.55 

3.4 

3.65 

3.9 

3.95 

4.05 

4.0 

3.6 

3.4 

3.3 

3.35 
3.65 
3.45 
3.35 

8.15 

8.8 

3.6 

3.76 

4.1 

4.3 


2.55 




2.4 


S ' 


2.25 


9 > 


2.5 


10 


2.4 


u 


2.15 


12 


1.95 


n.. 1 


1.8 


H ' 


1.85 


15 ' 


1.65 


1 
16 ' 




17. ' 




IS ' 




19 1 




20 




21 






22 






23 






34 






25 






26 






27 




28 2.78 

29 2.5 

30 2.0 

%\ 













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DaUy diaehargey in seeond-feety ofBruth Creek near Saratogay Wgo.,for 1911. 



iHy. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jnne. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




88 
88 
103 
154 
170 

186 
345 
406 
406 
280 

265 
205 
250 
328 
430 

455 

510 
480 
310 
250 

223 
236 
328 
265 
236 

186 
385 
310 
365 
540 


690 
815 
540 
540 
345 

540 
540 
610 
770 
345 

540 
610 
540 
610 
1,140 

950 
050 
950 
650 
730 

610 
610 
510 
455 
164 

81 
52 
32 
20 
29 


32 
35 
82 
35 
26 

32 
20 
22 
14 
14 

16 
14 
16 
16 
18 

13 
13 
14 
12 
12 

90 
20 
16 
14 
13 

10 
10 
9 

7 
5 
6 


4 
5 
5 
5 
3 

3 
5 
5 
7 
9 

9 
9 
9 
8 
6 

5 
5 
5 
3 
5 

8 
10 
13 
14 
12 

9 

8 
6 
6 
8 

8 


7 
6 
7 
5 
5 

4 
5 
4 
7 
6 

7 
7 
6 

4 
5 

5 
4 
4 
7 
6 

7 
7 
13 
13 
13 

13 
10 
5 
5 
12 




57 


•• 




« 


3 




9S 


4 




SI 


5 




74 


6 




n 


7 




63 


8 




^ 


9. 




U 


10 




62 


11 




n 


12 




» 


L3 




30 


14 




23 


15 




u 


16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 






23 






^;::::::::::::::::::;:::::::;::::;::::;::::::::::::': 




26 






27 






28 


116 
74 
29 




39 




30 




31 




690 









Note.— Daily discharge deteimined from a rating oanre fairly weU-deflned between 10 and 860 second- 
feet. Dbcharge estimated Oct. 15 to 81. 

Monthly discharge of Brush Creek near Saratoga, Wyo.y/or 1911, 



Month. 



April 28-30. 

June*..!!.!.. 

July 

August 

September.. 
October.... 
November. . 
I>ecember.. 



The period. 



Diachaige in seoond-Ieet. 



Maxlmom. Minim um. 



090 
1,140 
35 
14 
13 
96 



73 
309 
533 
17.6 
7.0 
7.0 
33.8 
a 15.0 
a 10.0 



Run-off 
(totalis 
aa»4eet). 



434 

19,000 

31,700 

1.080 

430 

417 

2,060 

892 

615 



56,000 



Accu- 
racy. 



a I>iachaiges estimated. 

xvcAicPMXirr bivxr at ekcampmxvt. wto. 

Location. — ^At the lower end of the smelter grounds at Encampment, in sec. 6, T. 14 
N . , R. 83 W. The nearest tributary is the North F<vk, which enters 1 mile above. 

BecordB available .—May 2 to November 10, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 235 square miles (measured from topographic sheets and King's 
Atlas). 

Gag^e. — Chain gage type. 



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ChamiaL — ^A abort dutance below the etatioii is a low divenion dam which may cause 
backwater whenever additional brush or drift collects on its crest. 

I>iBchaxgB measurementB.— Made from car and cable. 

Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and the records are 
discontinued. 

BxrezBloiiis. — ^Three large irrigation ditches divert water at a point 1 mile above the 
station. The smelter company has a pipe line which diverts water above the sta- 
tion, but as the tailrace of the power plant which the pipe line supplies is located 
just above the station, the amount diverted passes the gage. Water is also diverted 
below the station. Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from 
Encampment River amounting to 61 second-feet and from tributaries entering 
above 31 second-feet. 

Aoearacy. — ^The lodging of debris on the point of control makes the conditions some- 
what uncertain, and therefore the estimates of flow can not be considered better 
than fair or possibly good. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Di9dwrge meaturemenU of Encampment River at Encampment^ Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrograplicr. 


0«« DIs- 
heliht. eharS». 

1 


Date. 


nydrographff. 


heSSt- 


charge. 


Mat 2 


R. H. FtetdMrlT!: 


FM, 
4.00 
6.80 
5.55 


1,540 
1,450 


JmM 20 
July 11 
Oct. 7 


R. H. Fletcher 


5.35 
3.50 
3.00 


aee.-fl. 
1,250 


30 


do 

0. H. Russell 


200 


June 10 


do 


177 









DaUy gage height, infeeiy of Encampment River at Encampvfientj Wyo.,for 1911. 
[Paul N. EklerUii, obeerver.J 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 






6.4 
6.3 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

6.0 
6.0 
6.6 
5.6 
5.5 

5-7 
5.3 
5.2 
5.4 
C.3 

6.2 
6.4 
5.4 
5.2 
5.4 

5.4 

5.2 
5.2 
5.0 
4.8 

4.6 
4.6 
4.46 
4.36 
4.25 


4.20 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.0 

3.8 
3.7 
3.6 
3.5 
3.5 

.3.6 

3.5 

3.06 

3.6 

3.75 

3.5 

3.4 

3.4 

3.55 

3.4 

3.5 
3.4 
3.4 
8.4 
3.4 

3.2 
3.1 
8.0 
2.8 

2.8 
2.85 


2.80 

2.8 

2.8 

2.7 

2.7 

2.7 
2.8 
2.7 
2.8 
2.0 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 

8.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
8.1 
3.1 

3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
3.1 


3.10 

3.3 

8.2 

8.3 

3.25 

3.3 

3.15 

8.1 

8.1 

3.15 

3.15 

3.15 

8.1 

3.15 

3.15 

3.15 
3.0 
2.05 
3.0 
3.1 

3.06 

3.1 

3.3 

3.2 

3.2 

3.1 
3.1 
8.2 
3.1 
4.1 


4.15 
3.65 
3.85 
3.6 
4.5 

4.0 
8.0 
3.8 
3.8 
3.75 

8.7 

3.65 

3.65 

8.6 

3.0 

8.5 
8.6 
3.6 
3.6 
3.4 

3.5 

3.5 

3.5 

3.46 

3.45 

3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
3.35 


8.4 




4.00 
8.85 
3.05 
4.5 

5.0 
5.1 
5.6 
5.5 
5.4 

5.2 
5.3 
6.6 
5.8 
5.0 

6.8 
6.6 
5.5 
5.4 
5.2 

5.0 
5.0 
5.1 
5.2 
5.4 

6.0 
6.0 
5.0 
5.8 
5.8 
6.2 


8.8 




8.15 




8.2 




3.35 




3.2 




8.35 




3.5 




3.35 


10 


3.35 


11 




12 




U 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 . ... 




25 




26 




27 . . ... 




26 




28 _ 

30 





31 









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Daily discharge^ in second-feet, of Encampment River at EncampTnent, TTyo., for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


Juxw. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


300 
344 
289 
325 
595 

935 
1.030 
1.440 
1,360 
1,260 

1.100 
1/180 
1,440 
1,640 
1,730 

1,640 
1,440 
1,360 
1,260 
1,100 

935 

935 

1,020 

1,100 

1,260 

1,830 
1,830 
1,730 
1,640 
1,640 
2,030 


2.240 
2,130 
2,030 
2,0S0 
2,030 

1,830 
1.830 
2,460 
1,440 
1,360 

1.540 
1,180 
1,100 
1,260 
2,130 

2,030 
2,240 
1,260 
1,100 
1,260 

1,260 

1,100 

•1,100 

935 

790 

655 
655 
566 
510 

457 


432 
380 
386 
388 
344 

272 
242 
215 
192 
192 

192 
192 
228 
216 
257 

192 
171 
171 
204 
171 

192 
171 
171 
171 
171 

132 
114 
98 
72 
72 
78 


72 
72 
72 
62 
63 

62 
72 
84 

114 
114 
114 
114 
114 

114 
114 
98 
98 
98 

114 
114 
114 
114 
114 

114 
114 
98 

SI 

114 


114 
151 
182 
161 
142 

151 
123 
114 
114 
123 

123 
123 
114 
123 
123 

123 
98 
91 
98 

114 

106 
114 
151 
133 
132 

114 
114 
132 
114 
375 


385 
180 
230 
150 
440 

220 
190 
150 
150 
140 

180 
122 
122 
113 
113 

98 
113 
113 
113 

85 

08 
08 
98 
02 
92 

85 
85 
85 
85 
74 
80 


8S 


2 


71 


3 


62 


4 


65 


6 


80 


6 


65 


7 


« 


8 


9h 


9 


80 


10 


a» 


11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




If. 








18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




20 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Daily discharge detennined as follows: May 2 to Sept. 29, from curve fairly well defined; Out. S 
to Nov. 10, from poorly defined curve; Sept. 30 to Oct. 7, by indirect method for shlntng chamiels. 

Monthly discharge of Encampment River at Encampm^nty Wyo.^ for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. mn<mnni Mean, 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 1-10. 



The period. 



2,030 
2,460 
432 
114 
375 
440 
98 



289 

457 
72 
62 
91 
74 
62 



1,220 
1,420 
209 
96.5 
131 
140 
76.9 



75,000 
84,500 
13,900 
6,030 
7,800 
8,610 
1,530 



196,000 



OOW CREEK NEAR SARATOOA, WTO. 

Location.— At highway bridge in sec. 36, T. 16 N., R. 84 W., and 9 miles south of 
Saratoga. There are no tributaries between the station and the mouth, 4 miles 
below. Calf Creek enters about 2 miles above. 

Records available.— May 3, 1911, to October 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measiired. 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel.— Shifting. 

BiBcharge measurements.— Made from bridge during high water, and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 



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Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter moBths and the records are 

discontinued. 
DxvezBlQns. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Cow 

Creels of 84 second-feet and from its tributaries, 27 second-feet^ nearly all above 

the station. 
Accuracy. — Owing to the shifting channel the estimates have been obtained by the 

indiifict method and can only be considered fair. 
Coopesation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge measurements of Cow Creek near Saratoga, Wyo., in 1911. 



Dftte. 


Hydiograpber. 


bei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


>."^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 3 


Fletcher tnd Klngdon. 
ILH. FleCchtf.rr:..... 


Feet. 
2.30 
2.75 
3.10 


8ee.-ft. 
34.1 
06.6 

. 140 


June ao 
July 11 
Oct. 6 


R. H. Fletcher 


Feet. 
3.00 
2.00 
2,34 


"\t 


» 


do 

G. H. Russell 


2.1 


June 10 


do 


24.4 









Daxbf gage height, in feet, of Cow Creek near Saratoga, Wyo.,for 1911, 
[Margaret Sullivan, observer.] 



D.X.; 


^y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 


liiy. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1...J 


2.06 
2. 90 


2.30 
2.22 


2.0 
2.0 


2.05 
2.06 


2.2 
2.2 


16.... 
17.... 


3.00 
2.95 


3.45 
3.35 


2.06 
2.05 


%0 
2.0 


2.0 

2.0 


2.2 


2-..!..:.... 


2.3 


3....I 


2.30 


8.15 


2.22 


2.0 


2.06 


2.2 


'18.... 


2.95 


8.25 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


4... 


2.30 


3.25 


2.28 


2.0 


2.06 


2.3 


19.... 


2.96 


8.00 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


5.... 


2.30 


3.18 


2.30 


2.0 


2.0 


2.32 


20.... 

1 


2.92 


3.00 


2.05 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


6.... 


2.55 


3.20 


2.40 


2.0 


2.02 


2.36 


,21.... 


2.90 


2.95 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


7.... 


2.65 


3.28 


2.15 


2.0 


2.0 


2.25 


'22.... 


2.75 


2.92 


2.0 


2.06 


2.0 


2.2 


8.... 


2.80 


3.38 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.23 


23.... 


2.«f5 


2.80 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


9.... 


3.05 


3.40 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


24.... 


2.76 


2.75 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


10.... 


3.06 


3.10 


2.0 


2.06 


2.0 


2.2 


26.... 


2.85 


2.70 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


11.... 


2.70 


2.08 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


26.... 


3.00 


2.68 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


12.... 


2.60 


2.95 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


27...- 


2.85 


2.60 


2.06 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


13.... 


2.48 


3.00 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


28.... 


2.90 


2.40 


2.0 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


14.... 


2.78 


3.05 


2.1 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


29.... 


2.75 


2.45 


2.0 


.2.05 


2.0 


2.2 


15.... 


2.98 


3.15 


2.15 


2.0 


2.0 


2.2 


30.... 
31.... 


2.70 
2.66 


2.45 


2.06 
2.0 


^06 
2^06 


2.05 


2.2 
2.2 



Daify discharge, in second-feet, of Cow Creek near Saratoga, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 
16. . . . 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1.... 


26 


129 


30 


2 


5 


16 


143 


218 


5 


2 


2 


8 


2.-.. 


25 


116 


20 


2 


5 


16 


17. . . . 


134 


204 


5 


2 


2 


8 


3.... 


30 


147 


20 


2 


5 


14 


18.... 


134 


184 


2 


2 


2 


8 


4.... 


30 


180 


28 


2 


5 


25 


19.... 


139 


143 


2 


2 


2 


8 


5.... 


30 


162 


30 


2 


2 


25 


30.... 


129 


143 


5 


2 


2 


8 


6.... 


66 


184 




2 


3 


24 


21.... 


125 


134 


2 


2 


2 


8 


~ 


82 


183 




2 


2 


13 


22.... 


98 


129 


2 


5 


2 


8 


8.... 


107 


193 




2 


2 


10 


23.... 


82 


107 


2 


2 


2 


8 


9... 


152 


197 




2 


2 


8 


24.... 


98 


98 


2 


2 


2 


8 


10... 


152 


142 




5 


2 


8 


25.... 


116 


90 


2 


2 


2 


8 


11.... 


90 


126 




2 


2 


8 


26.... 


143 


87 


2 


2 


2 


8 


12... 


74 


121 




2 


2 


8 


27.... 


116 


74 


5 


2 


2 


8 


13... 


56 


129 




2 


2 


8 


28.... 


125 


44 


2 


2 


2 


8 


14... 


104 


143 




2 


2 


8 


29.... 


98 


62 


2 


5 


2 


8 


IS..., 


139 


160 


13 


2 


2 


8 

1 


30.... 
31.... 


86 

78 


52 


5 
2 


5 
5 


«. 


8 
8 



Note.— Daily discharge determined as follows: May 3 to 29 and June 21 to Sept. 30 from curve liairly well 
defined at all gage heights; Oct. 7 to 31, from poorly-defined curve; May 30 to June 20 and Oct. 1 to 6 by 
indirect method for shifthig channels. 



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258 SUBFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PAET VI. 

Monthly dUcharge of Cow Creek near Saratoga, Wyo.,/or 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in seoond-feot. 



ICaximnm. Mlntmnm. Mean, 



Ron-ofl 
(total in 
acra-feet). 



Aocu« 
raey. 



May 

June 

July 

August 

September. 
October 



152 
218 
44 
5 
5 
25 



07.0 
136 
8.5 
2.5 
2.5 

10.5 



5, goo 

8,000 
523 
154 
140 
646 



The period. 



15,500 



SPRIKO CREEK NEAR SARATOGA, WTO. 

liocation.— At highway bridge, in sec. 23, T. 17 N , R. 84 W., and 2 milee southwest 
of Saratoga. There is no tributary between 'the station and the mouth, three- 
fourths of a mile below. 

Records available.— May 3 to October 31, 1911, 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

Diveraiona.— Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 5 second-feet 
from Spring Creek, 85 second-feet from North Spring Greek, and 104 second-feet 
from South Spring Creek. These diversions are all above the station. 

Accuracy. — Omng to the somewhat shifting channel the estimates of dischaxge can 
not be considered better than fair or possibly good. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Dicharge measurements of Spring Creek near Saratoga, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oa« 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


a. 


Di«. 
charge. 


May 3 


Fletcher and Klngdon . 
R.H.Fletcher 


Feet. 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 


8ec.4t. 
41.3 
176 
356 


June 20 
July 11 
Oct. 6 


R.H.Fletcher 


2.05 
.52 

1.23 


Stc-ft, 
219 


29 


do 

Q H Rwflell 


a 1.5 


June 10 


do 


56.0 









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Daihf gage height j in feeiy and discharge, in wxfnd-Jui, of Spring Creek near Saratoga^ 

Wyo., for 1911. 

[Vada LyoiiB, observer.] 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


Day. 


hi^^l 


Dto- 
cbaige. 


b^t. 


charge, heigbt. 


Dis- 
charge. 


^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


helgS. 


Di». 
charge. 


bei«?t. 


Dia- 
charge. 


1 




35 
36 
41 
41 
46 

63 
87 
100 
136 
167 

151 
107 
107 
136 
175 

167 
191 
191 
183 
175 

143 
114 
114 
107 
128 

151 
150 
151 
143 
143 
167 


2.0 

2.3 

3.2 

2.35 

2.25 

3.35 
2.35 
3.6 
3.0 
2.7 

2.3 

2.25 

3.15 

3.4 

3.45 

3.4 
3.9 
3.6 
3.3 
3.15 

3.25 

3.1 

1.95 

1.8 

1.55 

1.45 

1.3 

1.1 

1.16 

1.1 


176 
325 
208 
216 
216 

232 
233. 

278 
356 
297 

217 
327 
210 
263 
371 

363 
368 
310 
237 
236 

354 
228 
192 
168 
130 

115 
95 
70 
70 
62 


1.1 
1.15 
1.0 
.9 

.8 

.8 

.75 

.65 

.6 

.5 

.5 
.6 
.6 

.7 
.7. 

.7 

.7 

.66 

.6 

.6 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 

.55 

.5 

.5 

.5 

.5 

.5 


62 
70 
50 
40 
25 

25 
21 
13 

7 
7 

6 

6 

6 
13 
13 

13 
13 
11 

9 

9 

9 
9 
9 
9 
9 

7.6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 


0.5 

.45 
.4 
.4 
.4 

.4 
.4 

.6 
.5 
.4 

.6 

.6 

.6 

.46 

.46 

.5 
.5 
.6 
.5 
.55 

.5 

.6 

.46 

.4 

.25 

.2 


7.6 
1.5 


0.3 

.2 

A 

.65 


1 
1 













9 
9 

11 
13 
13 
9 
9 

9 
9 
9 
9 
9 

9 
9 
13 
13 
13 


0.9 

i!o 

.95 

1.2 
1.0 


27 


2 


27 


3 


1.0 
1.0 
1.05 

1.2 

1.4 

1.5 

1.75 

1.95 

1.85 
1.55 
1.55 
1.75 
2.0 

1.95 

2.1 

2.1 

2.05 

2.0 

1.8 
1.6 
1.6 
1.55 
1.7 

1.85 

1.9 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.95 


37 


4 


25 


5 


29 


6. 


52 




31 


8 . 


21 


9 


21 


10 


21 


11 


21 


12 


21 


13 


21 


14 


21 


15 


21 


16 


21 


17 


21 


18 


21 


19 


21 


20 


21 


21 


21 


22 


21 


23 


21 


24 


21 


25 


21 


2j 


?l 


27 


21 


A 


21 


2» 


21 


:w 


21 


ol 


21 




1 


1 





Note.— DaOy diacharn determined as follows: May 3 to June 10, JuIy 12 to Sept. 30, and Oct 7 to 31 
from rating curves poony defined; all other periods by indirect method for shiftmg channels. Channel 
dry AugT? to 11 and Sept. 3 to 13. 

Monthly discharge of Spring Creek near Saratoga, Wyo,, for 1911. 



Month. 


Diaoharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accii- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


lUv 


191 
368 
70 
9 
13 
52 


35 
62 
6 


21 


124 
214 
16.2 
4.7 
6.2 
23.6 


7,620 
12,700 

99() 

289 

369 

1,4:)0 


r. 


June 


('. 


July 


r. 


August 


r. 


Septembo' 


(\ 


October 


('. 






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JACK OBSXX VEMJBL SABATOOA. WTO. 

Location.— At Burdick's ranch, in sec. 28, T. 18 N., R. 84 W., about 5 miles north- 
west of Saratoga. There is no tributary between the station and the mouth, 1 
mile below. There is no tributary for a distance of several miles above. 

Records available.— April 26 to October 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — Vertical staff. 

Chaxmel. — Apparently permanent. 

Discharge meaaurexnentB. — ^Made from private bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and the records are 
discontinued. 

Diveraiona. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there wero adjudicated diversions of 92 second- 
feet from Jack Creek. These diversions are all above the station. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge measwrements of Jack Creek near Saratoga^ Wyo.y in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


^t. 


Dis. 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hd^t 


DLi- 
cfaarge. 


Apr. 26 
May 28 
Juno 9 


Fletcher and KJnedon . 
R. H. Fletcher 


Feet. 
1.56 
1.65 
2.20 


45.2 
100 


June 20 
July 13 
Oct. 6 


R. H. Fletcher 


Fett. 
1.72 
.78 
1.50 


Sec-fL 
54.1 


do 

G.H RuswU 


1.7 


do 


31.9 











Daily gage height^ in/eet^ of Jack Creek near Saratogay Wyo.^for 1911. 
[Mrs A. E. Dahl, observer.] 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
6. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



Day. 



Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. ' Ot-t, 



1.58 
1.65 
1.68 
1.72 
1.70 



1 



1.68 
1.62 
1.60 
1.62 
1.72 

1.92 
2.05 
2.00 
2.30 
2.30 

2.00 
1.90 
1.90 
2.05 
2.15 

2.15 
2.05 
1.95 
1.90 
1.86 

1.80 
1.65 
1.60 
1.65 
1.66 

1.70 
1.75 
1.68 
1.65 
1.60 
1.65 



1.70 
1.70 
1.78 
1.72 
1.70 

1.70 
1.70 
1.70 
2.10 
2.05 

1.80 
1.72 
1.62 
1.65 
1.85 

2.30 
2.60 
1.95 
1.80 
1.70 

1.72 
1.68 
1.62 
1.62 
1.50 

1.48 
1.32 
1.15 
1.10 
.92 



0.92 
.92 
.98 
.92 
.95 

.92 
.90 
.90 
.82 
.80 

.78 
.72 
.68 
.65 
.66 

.66 
.65 
.68 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.68 
.65 
.62 
.60 
.60 



0.60 
.60 
.55 
.55 
.55 

.55 
.56 
.55 
.55 
.55 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.66 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.72 
.70 
.68 

.00 
.60 
.00 
.60 
.60 
.60 



0.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.6a 

.65 
.65 
.66 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.00 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.66 
.66 
.66 
.66 

.65 
.66 
.65 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.90 
.85 
.80 

.86 



0.95 
1.00 
LOO 
1.00 
1.10 

1.50 
1.30 
1.20 
1.10 
1.10 

1.10 
1.10 
1.05 
1.05 
1.06 

1.10 
1.06 
1.05 
LOS 
LOS 

LOS 
LOS 
1.06 
LQ5 
LOS 

LIO 
Lie 
LIO 
Lie 
LlO 
LIO 



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Daily discharge, in ucondfiet, qfJadt Cfieek near Swnioga, Wyo,, for 1911. 



Day. 



May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


47 


40 


4.0 


0.5 


0.5 


43 


40 


4.0 


.5 


.5 


41 


50 


0.4 


.2 


.5 


43 


51 


4.0 


.2 


.5 


51 


40 


5.6 


.2 


.5 


09 


40 


4.0 


.2 


.8 


82 


49 


4.0 


.2 


.8 


77 


40 


4.0 


.2 


.8 


HI 


06 


2.4 


.2 


.5 


111 


82 


2.0 


.2 


.5 


77 


58 


1.8 


.5 


.5 


«7 


51 


1.2 


.5 


.5 


«7 


43 


.0 


.5 


.5 


82 


45 


.8 


.5 


.5 


94 


02. 


.6 


.5 


.5 


04 


Ill 


.8 


.6 


.5 


82 


140 


.8 


.8 


.8 


72 


72 


.0 


.5 


.8 


«r 


58 


1.0 


.5 


.8 


62 


40 


1.0 


.5 


.8 


58 


51 


1.0 


.5 


.8 


46 


47 


1.0 


.5 


.8 


41 


43 


1.0 


1.2 


.8 


45 


85 


1.0 


1.0 


1.0 


45 


34 


1.0 


.0 


1.0 


40 


33 


1.0 


.5 


1.0 


54 


22 


.0 


.5 


4.0 


47 


14 


.8 


.5 


3.0 


45 


a 


.6 


.5 


2.0 


41 


4.0 


.5 


.5 


3.0 


45 




.5 


.5 





Oct. 



16. 

17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
M. 
25. 

96. 
27. 
28. 
2». 
30. 
31. 



40 
46 
47 

51 
40 



11 
0.0 
9.0 
0.0 
0.0 

0.0 
9.0 
9.0 
9.0 
0.0 

11 
11 
11 
11 
II 
11 



XoTB.— Daily diacfaarge determined from a fairly well-defined rating curve. 

Monthly di»eharge of Jack Creth near Saratoga, Wyo,,for 191 1. 



Month. 


Discharge ki second-feet. 


Run-ofr 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy 


April 30-30 






40.4 

03.0 

52.1 

2.00 

.48 

.08 

10.0 

8.00 

a6.00 


400 

3,870 

3,100 

123 

30 

58 

670 

476 

369 


B. 




Ill 

149 
0.4 
1.2 
4.0 

34 


41 

4.0 
.6 
.2 

.5 
6.5 


B. 


jum;;;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;::::::::::; 


B. 


July 


C. 


Aosust 


C. 


8^tember 


C. 


October 


B. 


November 


D. 


T)«cMnb«r^ ., , 






D. 










The period 








9,160 















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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



PASS CWMMK WEMM WAUXm, WTO. 

Location. — ^At Crone's ranch, 4 miles soath of Walcott. There is no important tribu- 
tary between the station and the mouth, several miles below. 

Records availsble.— >£ay 4 to October 4, 1911. 

IhnaiiiB^ area. — ^Xot measured. 

QtLge, — ^\'ertical suiff. 

ChanneL — ^Apparently permanent. 

Biflcharge measuxeinenta. — ^Made by wading. 

Diveraiona. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated divosions from Pass Creek 
of 155 second-feet, and from tributaries, 33 second-feet. It is probable that the 
greater part of the diversions is above the station. 

Aeeuracj.— Conditions are bvoiable for accurate results, and the estimates should be 
reliable. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Diadhorge measuremtnU of Past Creek near WalcoUj Wyo., in 1911, 



I>ate. , Hydrofiapher. \^^ 

1 1^^ " 


1 




chsTgp. 


ICay 4 


Fletcher and Kingdon . 
R. H.Fletcher 


Feet. 
2.06 
2 30 


Stc-ft. Ij 

20.6 : June 19 

39.9 II July 10 
17.3 j Oct. 4 


I FetL 
R. H. Fletclier 3.00 


See.-ft. 

6S.9 


2S 


do 1.28 

O.H.RosseU 1.39 


«1.0 


June 9 


do 


1.90 


1.0 



« Estimated. 



Daily gage height, in/eet, and discharge, in second-feet, of Pass Creek near Walcott, Wyo. 

for 1911. 

[A. Croae, observer.] 



Day. 



May. 



height. 



Db- 
charge. 



C. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 

16. 



2. 05 



June. 



Giisc I Dis- 
heignt. charge 



2.10 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.0 

1.95 
1.95 
1.9 
1.9 
2.3 

2.05 ! 

1.95 

2.25 

2.2 

1.6 



25 
31 

31 
28 
20 

18 
18 
15 



22 
18 
34 
31 
5.5 



July. 

Gace 
height. 



1.35 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.25 
1.2 
1.25 

1.25 
1.25 ' 
1.2 I 
1.2 ' 
1.2 



Dis- 



Day 



Gage 
height. 



May. 

I Dis- 



1.0 1 

.5 i 



16....I 


17. . 1 . 


18::::!::::::: 


19 ' 


20. ...1 


21 


22 


23 


24 


25 



? 


26.... 




7 


27 







28.... 


2.25 





29.... 


2.1 





30.... 


2.0 




31.... 


2.0 



height, charge. 



Jane. 



Gaee Dis- 
hei^t. charge. 



July. 



» 



3.35 


118 


1.2' 


.0 


4.7 


241 


1.2' 


.0 


4.25 


198 


1.2 j 


.0 


2.9 


81 


1.2 


.0 


2.75 


69 


1.2 


.0 


2.46 


48 


1.2 


.0 


2.46 


48 


1.2 


.0 


2.26 


34 


1.2 


.0 


2.4 


44 


1.2 


.0 


2.25 


34 


1.2 


.0 


1.65 


6.8 


1.1 


.0 


1.6 


5.5 


1.1 


.0 


1.6 


3.5 




.0 


1.45 


2.5 




.0 


1.45 


2.5 




.0 
.0 



«i,?^«TSSS^.2?^^*^®^®'^^ '"'^ ^ ^^'^^S curve fairly weU defined below 90 sooond-fwt. His. 
charge Interpolated May 1 to 3 and May 5 to 27. No flow during August and Sentember. 



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Monthly discharge of Pass Creek near WalcoU, Wyo.yfor 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge In seoond-teet. 



liaximum. Minimum. Mean. 



Run-ofl 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May 

June 

July 

August 

S4rptember. 



34 
241 

1 



20 

2.5 I 
.0 ' 



26.1 
42.8 
.15 







1,600 
2,550 

9.2 







The period. 



4,160 



MZDIOnrB BOW BIVXB HXAB MZDICIHE BOW, WTO. 

Location.— At JTohoflon's ranch, in sec. 7, T. 20 N., R. 79 W., 14 miles southwest of 

Medicine Bow. The nearest tributary enters 3 miles below. 
Becorda available. — June 4 to November 4, 1911. 
Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 
Gage.— Vertical staff. 
Channel. — Slightly shifting. 

Discharge meaaurementa.— Made from bridge and by wading. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records arc 

discontinued. 
Diversions. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Medicine 

Bow River of 230 second-feet, a large portion of which are above the station. 
Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for good results and the estimates should be 

reliable. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer and with 

Johnson & Crownberg. 



IHacharge meaauremenis 


of Medicine Bow River near Medicine Bow, Wyo., in 


1911. 


Date. 




heigSt. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


June 4 
13 
23 


Fletcher and Whiting. 

R.H.Fletcher 

do 


Feet. 
6.90 
6.87 
6.50 


Sec.-ft. 
676 
637 
492 


June 28 
July 14 
Oct. 8 


J. A. Whiting 

R.H.Fletcher 

G.H.Russell 


Fed. 
5.80 
5.05 
5.39 


8n^. 

7.3 

28.0 



haily gagt height, in feet, of Medicine Bow River near Medicine Boil\ Wyo.^ for 1911. 

[Mrs. S. W. Johnson, observer.] 



Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 

6.27 
5.27 
5.27 
5.27 


Day. 

16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 

5.52 
5.47 
5.42 
5.42 
5.42 


Nov. 


, 


5.7 

5.76 

5.7 

6.7 

5.6 


5.0 
6.0 
5.0 
4.96 
4.96 




5.22 
5.22 
5.32 
5.32 
5.42 


7.6 
7.8 
7.6 
7.1 
6.9 


6.16 
6.15 
5.15 
5.15 
5.25 


4.8 
4.8 
4.8 
4.75 
4.75 


4.82 
5.32 
5.32 
5.32 
4.92 




2 -- 




1.... 
4.... 

5.... 


*6."5" 
7.2 




6.... 
7.... 
8.... 
9.... 
10.... 


7.2 

7.1 

7.06 

7.8 

6.7 


6.55 
5.45 
5.35 


4.96 
4.95 
4.9 
4.9 
4.9 


"i'si" 

4.82 

4.82 


6.47 
5.72 
5.67 
5.67 
5.62 




21 ... . 
22.... 
'23.... 
24.... 
25.... 


6.9 
6.8 
6.55 
6.45 
6.3 


5.25 
5.25 
5.25 
5.25 
5.2 


4.75 
4.75 
4.75 
4.85 
4.85 


4.92 
4.92 
4.92 
4.92 
4.97 


5.37 
5.37 
5.37 
5.37 
5.37 




11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


6.96 


5.35 
5.3 
5.25 
5.3 
6.15 


4.9 
4.86 
4.86 

tf 


4.82 
4.82 
4.82 
4.82 
4.82 


5.62 
5.62 
5.57 
5.57 
5.57 




1 26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31 


6.15 
6.0 
5.9 
5.8 
5.75 


5.15 

5.15 

5.1 

5.1 

5.05 

5.06 


4.85 
4.85 
4.95 
4.9 


5.07 
5.17 
5.27 
5.27 
5.27 


5.32 
5.32 
5.32 
5.32 
5.32 
5.27 

















NoTK.—Channel dry Aug. 30 to Sept. 7. 



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Daily diKharge, in 


woorvd-feet, 


of Mmicvne S(yw Rwif near 


MedieineBow, Wyo,Jorl9U, 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




128 
145 
128 
128 
98 

85 
61 
41 
41 
41 

41 
82 
26 

19 
14 


5.0 
5.0 
5.0 
8.5 
3.5 

3.5 
3.5 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 
1.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 

.0 

1.2 

1.2 

1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 


18 
18 
25 
25 
35 

40 
95 
70 
70 
60 

60 
60 
50 
50 
50 


10 
10 
ID 
10 


16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
28.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
81 


1.080 

1.200 

1,080 

790 

680 

680 
626 
496 
445 
372 

304 
240 
200 
162 
145 


14 

14 
14 
14 
26 

26 
26 
26 
26 
19 

14 

14 

10 

10 
7.6 
7.5 


1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
1.5 
1.6 

1.5 
1.5 
3.5 
2.0 
.0 
.0 


1.2 
86 
36 
36 

2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.0 
4.1 

8.5 
16 
28 
28 
28 


42 
35 
28 
28 
28 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
10 




2 






3 






4.... 
6.... 

6.... 

7.... 
8.... 
9.... 
10.... 

11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
15.... 


680 
845 

845 
790 
762 
1,200 
573 

663 
653 
680 
680 
708 













Note.— Dally discharge determined as follows: June 4 to Sept. 30 from fiairly well defined rating curve; 
Oct. 9 to Nov. 4, curve poorly defined; Oct. 1 to 8, by indirect method for shifting chan&Bb. 

Monthly discharge of Medicine Bow River near Medicine Bow, Wyo.^ for 1911. 



Month. 




Run-off 
(total in 
acre-teet). 


.\ocu- 






Mean. 


nicy. 


Juno 4-30 


1,200 

145 

5.0 

36 

95 


145 
7.6 
.0 
.0 
10 


651 
41.8 
1.84 
8.15 
85.1 
«10 
a 10 


34,900 

2,570 

113 

485 

2, MO 
595 
615 


B. 


July 


B. 


August 


B. 


September. 


B. 


October 


C. 


November 


D. 


December 




■ 


D. 










The period 








41,400 















a Estimated. 
AOCK CREEK NEA& ABLnrOTOH, WTO. 

Location.— At highway bridge in eec. 25, T. 19 N., R. 79 W., 1} miles upstream from 
Arlington post office; 1 mile below the mouth of Overiand Greek, the nearest 
tributary. 

Becords available. — ^April 22 to November 4, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — 70 square miles (measured from Forest Service Atlas). 

Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Shifting. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 
discontinued. 

Diversions. — One small ditch diverts water above the station for irrigation. 

Accuracy. — As the channel shifts the estimates have been obtained by the indirect 
method and can be considered only fair except for those months when the meas- 
urements indicated no shift, when they are probably good. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer and the 
Rock Creek Conservation Co. 

Discharge measurements of Rock Creek near Arlington, TTyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. ' 


helX- 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


haS^t. 


Dis- 
chanee. 


liay 26 

June 3 


Fletcher and Whiting.. 

.....do 

Fletcher and Cum- 
mlngs 


Feet. 
2.80 
3.10 

3.45 
2.60 
2.30 


686 

995 
465 
200 


July 9 

23 
Aug. 22 
Nov. 3 


Fletcher and Com- 
mtnn. x , 


Fett. 

1.00 
1.40 
1.90 
1.30 


See.^. 
96.5 


7 


F. T. CummlBgs 

do 

do 


61.8 

28.8 


18 
27 


Fletcher and Whittoiff. . 
J. A. Whiting 


23.5 









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DaifyyagBhets/ht, mfett, of Rock Creek near AtHn^on, Wyo.,firr 1911. 
[ Leon Clearwater, observer.] 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


JuDe. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 




1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 

1.6 
1.9 
2.0 
3.4 
2.5 

3.0 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

2.5 
3.0 
3.7 
3.8 
3.4 

3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.4 
3.5 

3.8 
3.9 
3.5 
8.6 
3.9 
3.0 


3.1 
S.4 
3.1 
3.3 
3.3 

3.5 
8.9 
3.6 
3.1 
3.9 

3.8 
3.7 
3.9 
3.0 
3.1 

3.3 
3.6 
3.8 
3.8 
3.0 

3.1 
3.8 
3.6 
8.5 
8.4 

3.3 
3.3 
8.4 
3.5 
8.3 


3.3 
8.1 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.7 
1.8 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 

1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.6 
1.6 

1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1:5 

1.4 


1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.8 
1.4 

1.4 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.8 
1.3 

1.3 
1.1 
1.3 
l.l 
1.3 

1.1 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 

1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 
1.3 


1*1 


1.1 
1.3 
1.1 

1:1 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 
1.4 

1.3 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1:J 

1.3 


1.4 


2 




1.4 


3 




1.4 


4 




1.3 


5 






6 






7 






8 






9 






10 






11 






« 12 






13 






14 






IS 






16 






17 






18 * 






19 






20 






21 






22 


1.1 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.8 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 




2S 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Daily diaeharge, in eeeond-feet, of Rotk Creek near ArUngtan, 


Wyo,, for 1911. 


Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oet. 


Nov. 


1 




73 

57 
57 
73 
89 

89 
148 
171 
394 
335 

171 
326 
326 
258 
868 

385 
380 
430 
490 
394 

358 
236 
358 
394 
335 

400 
560 
385 
380 
560 
080 


690 
950 
090 
770 
860 

1,060 

1,450 

1,160 

690 

590 

530 
400 
600 
700 
780 

1,000 

1,310 

590 

590 

640 

730 
510 
840 
300 
370 

175 
175 
330 
365 
820 


195 
170 
140 
130 
130 

137 
107 
137 
89 
89 

89 
107 
89 
89 
73 

89 
89 
73 
89 
72 

57 
57 
57 
57 
57 

57 
57 
57 
44 
57 
57 


57 
57 
57 
44 

57 

57 
44 
44 
44 

57 

44 
44 

83 
44 
44 

33 
84 
33 
34 
83 

34 
33 
44 

33 
33 

33 
28 
34 
34 
24 
33 


83 
34 
33 
33 
84 

44 

83 
34 
34 

17 

17 
17 
17 
17 
17 

34 
84 

33 
24 
34 

84 
17 
84 
84 
34 

34 

17 
17 
17 
34 


24 
33 
34 
84 
84 

33 
44 
44 

57 
57 

40 
53 
53 
53 
53 

68 
53 
53 
64 
58 

43 
43 
43 
43 
43 

43 
43 
43 
33 


35 


2 




35 


3 




35 


4 




26 


5 






6 






7 






8 






9 






M 






n 






12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 


34 
33 
33 
44 

44 

57 
73 
89 
78 




23 




24 




25 




28 




27 




28 




22 




30 ;.' ' 




31 











Note.— DaOy disdiaige deCermlned as follows: Apr. 33 to June 7 and July 10 to Oct. i 
eftned lating curve; June 8 to July 9 and Oct' 6 to Nov. 4, by indirect method for shifting 



to June 7 and July 10 to Oct. 5, from poorly 
. bv indirect method for shiftinc channels. 



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Monthly discbarge of Rock Creek near ArlingUmj Wyo.,foT 1911. 



lionth. 



Disohaige in seoond-feet. 



Maximum. MtnimTim , Mean, 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



Apr.22-n30.. 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September., 
October 



80 
620 
1,450 
106 
57 
44 
64 



24 
57 
175 
44 
24 
17 
24 



52.0 

282 

643 
88.0 
38.0 
23.8 
43.5 



17,300 
38,300 
5,470 
2,300 
1,420 
2,670 



The period . 



08,500 



ROCK CREEK NEAR ROCK RIVER, WTO. 

Ix>cation.~At Phelan's ranch, in sec. 6, T. 20 N., R. 76 W., 1 mile Boutheast of 

Rock River. No important tributary between the station and the mouth, several 

miles below. 
Records available.— March 25 to December 31, 1911. 
Draina^ area. — ^Not measured. 
Oage. — ^Vertical staff. 
Channel: — Shifting. 
Discharge measurenxents. — Made from private bridge during high water and by 

wading at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Divertdona. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Rock 

Creek of 232 second-feet, and from tributaries, 73 second-feet, chiefly above the 

station. 
Accuracy. — ^As the channel shifts the estimates have been obtained by the indirect 

method and can be considered only fair. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer and the 

Rock Creek Conservation Co. 

Discharge measurements of Rock Creek near Rock River, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Gage 
height 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


>;^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 26 

June 2 

8 

17 


Fletcher and Whiting.. 

do 

Fletcher and Cummlngs 
Fletcher and Whiting. . 


Feet. 
1.60 
2.40 
2.80 
3.30 


508 
762 
896 


June 25 

July 8 

22 

Nov. 4 


Whiting and Cummlngs 

F. T. Cummlngs 

do 


Feet. 
1.60 
.70 
.50 
.80 


"J- 

212 

18.0 

a 10.0 



a Esthnated. 
Daily gage height, inject, of Rock Creek n/ear JfJoct River, Wyo.,far 1911. 







[E.E 


. Clark, observer.) 












I»y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


Juiy. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dee. 


1 




0.8 
.8 
.8 
.7 
.7 

.7 
.6 
.5 
.5 
.5 


0.4 


2.0 
2.3 
2.2 
2.45 
2.5 

2.4 
3.0 
3.0 
2.0 
2.5 


1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.1 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 

.0 

.8 


0.2 
.2 


....... 


0.3 
.8 


o.» 

.} 

.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 


0.9 


2 






3 






4 






5 






6 






6 .'. 






8 













10 







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Daily gage height, infeetf of Rock Creek near Rock River, Wyo.,for 1911 — Continued. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


8,p.. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


11 




0.6 


1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.1 
1.1 

i.3 
1.4 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 

1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 
1.4 

1.6 
1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
2.0 


2.0 
2.0 
2.1 
2.1 
2.0 

3.0 
3.3 
3.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.96 

2.86 

2.0 

1.5 

1.6 

1.5 
1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 


.8 


0.4 
.4 
.3 
.3 
.2 

.4 
.3 
.2 




0.4 
.4 
.4 
.4 
.4 

.4 
.4 
.3 


0.8 
.8 
8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 


0.9 


12 






13 






14 






15 






16 






17 






IS 






19 






7Q 




0.1 

.1 

.2 
.3 
.3 


.3 

.4 
.4 
.5 
.5 
.5 

.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 
.6 




21 






22 






23 






24 






25 


1.3 

1.3 
1.4 
1.5 
1.3 
1.0 
.8 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 


.2 
.2 






31 













NcvrE.— Channel dry July 36-29 and Aug. 29 to Sept. 25. River frocen over Nov. 2 to Dec. 81. 
heights were read to top of ice and do not represent the discharge. 

Daxty discharge, in eeco/nd-futy of Rock Creek near Rock River ^ Wyo.^for 1911, 



Gage 



D«y. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


, 1 


37 
37 
37 
26 
26 

25 
15 
8 
8 
8 

3 


8 
3 
3 
8 
3 

3 

3 

3 

16 

37 

67 
67 
67 
85 
85 

127 

151 
176 
176 
176 

151 
151 
151 
151 
151 

202 
229 
190 
190 
230 
360 


383 
515 
470 
584 
607 

560 
857 
857 
800 
580 

360 

360 
380 
380 
340 

780 
900 
305 
330 
330 

780 
730 
870 
200 
210 

210 
140 
140 
120 
120 


110 
110 
110 
110 
90 

67 
67 
67 
51 
37 

37 
45 
45 
30 
30 

37 
37 
52 
37 
85 

25 
25 
25 
25 
7 


4 
4 
7 
11 
11 

11 
11 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 

7 
7 

4 

11 
25 
25 
25 
25 

25 
25 
17 
17 
11 

11 
7 

4 



































1 
1 

4 
7 
7 


7 
7 
7 
11 
11 

7 
7 
7 
11 
11 

11 
11 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 
7 

7 
7 

11 
11 
17 
17 
17 

17 
17 

17 
17 
17 
25 


25 


2 ' 




3 ' 




4 ' 




5 




! 




7 1 




8 ' 




9 




10 




n 1 




12 




13 




11 




15 '-- 




16 






17 






18 






19 






30 






21 






22 






23 






24 






25 


127 

m 

161 
176 
127 
67 
37 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Dafly discharge determined as follows: June 3-8 and July 23 to Nov. 1, from fairly well defined 
rating curve; Mar. 25 to May 26 ttom a poorly defined rating curve; all other periods hy indirect method 
for »nif^ fn g (flannels. 



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MonOily diMcharffe of Rock Cnek near Rock River, Wyo.Jor 1911. 



Month. 


DtadMOBeln aeoond-feet. 


Ba]H>ff 
(total in 

aei<»4Betj. 


Wg^irm^TH- 


If JTtifniiTn ■ 


Mean. 


If areh 85-31 


170 
87 
360 

goo 

110 

25 

7 

25 


37 

1 

3 
120 

4 


7 


116 

8.9 

110 

457 

43.2 

1L6 

.7 

XL 8 


1,610 


April 


$») 


SC^i;: . ... . 


6,760 


jSe::::::::::::::::.:...: : 


27, »i 


July 


2.6611 


August 


7U 




42 


October 


7» 






The period 








40, no 











BOZXLDBa CRBXK HXAK OA&EYHU&ST, WTO. 

Location.— -At highway bridge in sec. 7, T. 33 N., R. 73 W., 1 mile aouth of Carey- 
hurst. No tributary between the station and the mouth, 1 mile below. The 
nearest tributary is a small stream about 2 miles above. 

Records available.— May 17 to October 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Oage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Discharge meaMirementa. — ^Made from bridge. 

DiveralonB. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Boxelder 
Creek of 51 second-feet, and from the tributaries, 46 second-feet. All these diver- 
sions are above the station. 

Accuracy. — ^As only three discharge measurements have been made the estimates of 
flow can be considered only fair. 

Cooperati<m.— Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge meaewrements of Boxelder Creek near Careykurst, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t 


Dis- 
change. 


May 18 
June 21 


R.H. Fletcher 


Feet. 
3.00 
2.81 
2.06 


'"t 


E.O.Christiansen 


800 


Got. 13 


O.II. RiLSsell 


2.7 









Daily gage heighij in feet, of Boxelder Creek near Careyhuret^ Wyo. ^ for 1911. 
[ R. D. Moffett. observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


D.y. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Au,. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 




2.6 
2.0 
2.55 
2.35 
2.25 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.2 

2.15 

2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 


2.26 

2.1 

2.05 

1.05 

1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.0 
1.9 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

2.0 
1.95 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.95 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
2.05 
2.05 
2.06 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.1 


16 




2.5 
3.15 
2.9 
2.75 
2.75 

2.8 

2.75 

2.7 

2.65 

2.6 

2.6 

2.5 

2.45 

2.85 

2.3 


1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.3 

2.1 

2.05 

1.95 

1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.0 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.9 

1.9 
1.0 
1.0 
1.9 
1/9 
1.9 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 


2.1 


2 




17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

2.9 
2.9 
2.8 
2.7 
2.65 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.1 


3. .. 




2.2 


4 




2.2 


5 




2.2 


'6 




2.2 


7 




2.2 


8 




2.2 







2.2 


10.... 




2.3 


11 ... 




2.3 


12 




2.3 


13 




2.3 


14 




X3 


16 




2.3 






2.3 



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Dtdhf diteharge, in second-feet, ofBoxelder Creek near Careykuni, Wyo^,for t^U. 



Di^. 


K«y. 


Jqim. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oot. 1 


Day. 


Ki^r. 


JUM. 


July. 


Aug. 


B«pt. 


OH. 


I 




54 
64 
48 
26 
16 

7.8 
4.5 
4.5 
11 
7.8 

4.6 
1.5 
1.6 
1.5 
1.6 


16 

4.6 

3.0 

.8 

.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

1.5 
.8 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.8 
.0 

.0 

.0 

3.0 

3.0 

3. a 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
4.5 


16 




42 

126 
92 
72 
72 

79 
72 
66 
60 
64 

64 

42 
36 
26 
20 


0.0 
.0 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 

20 

4.6 

3.0 

.8 

.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


0.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 

.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


4.5 


2 




17.... 
18.... 
19.... 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
28.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


106 
105 
105 
105 

92 
92 
79 
66 
60 

64 
64 

64 

54 
54 

54 


4.6 


3 




11 


4 




11 


5 




11 


6 




11 


7 




11 


1.... 
9 




U 
11 


10 




20 


u 




20 


U 




20 


13 




20 


14 




20 


15 




20 




20 



Note.— Daily diachaige determined from a flUriy well-defined rating curve. 

Monthly diecharge of Boxelder Creek near Caryhursi, Wyo,,for 1911. 



Month. 


DisdHuve in seoend-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
aore.feet). 


Accu- 




Vfnfntpni 


Mean. 


racy. 










May 17-31 


106 
126 
20 
1.6 
.0 
20 


64 
1.5 
.0 
.0 
.0 
.0 


76.5 
38.6 
1.84 
.07 
.00 
7.92 
«12 
a8 


2,260 

2,300 

113 

4.3 

.0 

487 

714 

492 


C. 


j™ 


C. 


July 

September.'.'.'.' ! '. 

October 


C. 
C. 
C. 
C. 

D. 


December 




D. 










The period 


1 




6,360 




'^ 1 1 





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LA&AMIB &IVBK AT OLEHDEVBT, COLO. 



Locatioii. — ^At highway bridge one-eighth mile weet of Glendevey in sec. 36, T. 10 N., 
R. 76 W., in the Medicine Bow National Forest; Mclntyre Creek enters a short 
distance below and Spring Creek above. 

Beoords availaUle.— June 24, 1904, to October 31, 1906; August 18, 1910, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1911. 

Brama^^ area. — 102 square miles ^ (measured from Clason's 1911 sectional map of 
Colorado). 

Gage. — ^Automatic gage installed by the State engineer November 17, 1910, replaced 
vertical staff previously used. The datum of the gages has remained constant. 

ChajuieL — Permanwit. 

Diaeharge m eawireTnentii. — ^Biade from cable at bridge during high water and by 
wading at oidiaary stagesv 

Wmter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

DivenriMiB. — ^There are court decrees for diveraions of 65 second-feet from Laramie 
River above the station and for 749 second-feet from tributaries entering above. 
Of this latter amount 688 second-feet are for diversion into the Cache La Poudre 
basin. 

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Aocaxacy. — Conditions are tiivorable for exceUent results, and the estimates flhould 
be reliable. 

Cooperation. — Since its reeetablishment the station has been maintained in coopera- 
tion with the State engineer and the United States Forest Service. 

Discharge measurements of Laramie River at Glendevey, Colo., in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


be^t. 


DLv 
charge. 


Data. 


Hydrographer. 


Gaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charje. 


May 14 

July 8 
18 
23 

Aug. 18 


C. E. Turner 


Feet. 
2.90 
2.78 
2.30 
2.35 
2.00 


232 
88.2 
96.0 
36.1 


Aug. 20 
Sept. 17 
Oct. 7 

18 


C. E. Turner 


Fta. 
2.04 
1.84 
2.12 
1.95 


Stc.-fi. 
41 4 


do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 


23.1 
53.4 

aai 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Laramie River at Glenndevey, Colo., for 1911. 
[Albert L. FaJrhuret, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan, 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


1.76 
1.8 
1.9 
1.85 
1.75 

1.85 
1.8 
1.7 
1.65 
1.65 

1.6 
1.7 
1.8 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.75 
1.7.5 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.76 
1.75 
1.75 

1.75 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 
1.73 
1.65 


1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.8 
1.8 

1.75 
1.7 
1.6 
1.65 
1.75 

1.8 
1.75 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.55 
1.75 
1.85 
1.7 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.65 
1.7 

1.65 
1.6 
1.6 


1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.75 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
2.0 
1.95 
1.95 

1.8 
1.75 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.7 
1.8 
1.85 

1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 
1.85 
1.7 


1.85 
1.0 
1.95 
1.95 
1.9 

1.9 
1.75 
1.8 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.85 
1.76 
1.65 
1.7 

1.85 
2.0 
1.95 
2.05 
2.0 

2.1 
2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.25 

2.3 
2.3 
2.25 
2.2 
2.2 


2.3 
2.25 
2.25 
2.3 
2.6 

2.5 

2.65 

2.85 

3.0 

2.9 

2.65 
2.7 
2.8 
2.85 
3.06 

3.15 

3.15 

3.1 

2.85 

2.6 

2.6 
2.6 
2.65 
2.85 
2.9 

2.85 
3.0 
3.0 
3.05 
3.05 
3.16 


3.25 
3.36 
3.26 
3.25 
3.3 

3.3 
3.45 
3.35 
3.65 
3.25 

8.2 
3.2 
3.2 
3.26 
3.4 

3.6 
3.5 
3.3 
3.2 
3.4 

3.8 
3.7 
3.7 
3.6 
3.2 

2.9 
2.9 
2.75 
2.7 
2.65 


2.6 

2.86 
2.86 
2.9 
2.86 

2.85 
2.85 
2.7 
2.7 
2.45 

2.3 
2.25 
2.35 
2.55 
2.4 

2.35 

2.35 

2.3 

2.46 

2.36 

2.3 
2.26 
2.36 
2.3 
2.25 

2.25 
2.25 
2.26 
2.2 
2.16 
2.1 


2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.06 
2.06 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.05 
2.05 
2.0 
2.0 
1.96 

1.96 
2.0 
2.0 
2.06 
2.0 

2.06 
2.0 
2.16 
2.0 
2.0 

1.06 
1.0 
1.0 
1.9 
1.85 
1.85 


1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.95 
1.9 

1.96 
1.0 
1.9 
1.9 
1.85 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.85 
1.9 

1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
1.85 

1.86 
1.9 
2.16 
1.06 
1.9 

1.85 
1.9 
1.06 
1.05 
2.05 


2.3 

2.16 

2.1 

2.06 

2.15 

2.3 

2.25 

2.2 

2.1 

2.06 

!:S 

1.9 
1.7 

1.85 
1.95 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.0 
1.9 
1.8 

1.75 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.75 
1.75 


1.7 


2 


1.73 


3 


1.75 


4 


1.8 


5 


1.8 


6 


1.7S 


7 


1.S5 


8 


1.85 


9 


l.S 


10 


1.9 


11 


1.9 


12 


1.9 


13 


1.9 


14 


1.85 


15 


1.85 


16 


1.9 


17 


1.85 


18 


1.85 


19 


1.85 


20 


1.8 


21 


1.8 


22 


1.75 


23 


l.S 


24 


1.75 


25 


l.S 


26 


l.S 


27 


1.7 


28 




29 




.TO 




31 









DaiUj discharge, in second-feet, of Laramie River at Glendevey, Colo., for 1911. 



Day. 


Ian. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


16 
19 
26 
22 
16 

22 
19 
14 
12 
12 


10 
10 
14 
19 
19 

16 
14 
10 
12 
10 


10 
19 
14 
16 
19 

19 
19 
19 
19 

19 1 


22 

26 
31 
31 
26 

26 
16 
19 
26 
26 


84 
74 
74 

84 
135 

135 
184 
264 
3.^2 


461 

517 
461 
461 

488 

488 
576 
517 
705 
461 


166 
264 
264 
285 
264 

264 
264 
201 
201 
122 


40 

49 
49 
49 
49 

42 

42 

36 
36 
36 


26 

26 
26 
31 
26 

31 
26 
26 
26 

22 


84 
57 
49 
42 
57 

84 
74 
65 
40 
42 


14 


2 


1« 


3 


1« 


4 


19 


5 


19 


6 


16 


7 


22 


8 


22 


9 


32 


10 


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Daily diadiarffe, in woomdrfui, of Lananit River at Qlmdeoeyy Colo, ^ for 19/i— Contd. 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


11 


10 
14 
10 
14 
14 

14 
14 
16 
16 
14 

14 
14 
16 
16 
16 

16 
19 
22. 
19 
16 
12 


19 
16 
10 

8 
8 

9 
16 
22 
14 
10 

10 
10 
10 
12 
14 

12 
10 
10 


19 
19 
36 
31 
31 

19 
16 
19 
10 

19 

19 
19 
14 
19 
22 

26 
19 
19 
26 
22 
14 


26 
22 
16 
12 
14 

22 

36 
81 
42 
36 

49 
65 
49 
49 

74 

84 
84 
74 
65 
65 


184 
201 
242 
264 
357 

406 
406 
382 

264 
166 

135 
166 

184 
264 
285 

264 
332 
332 

367 
357 
408 


434 
434 
434 
461 
546 

606 
606 
488 

434 

646 

812 
740 
740 
670 
434 

285 
285 
222 
201 
184 




84 
74 
96 
150 
108 

96 
96 
84 
122 
96 

84 
74 
96 
84 
74 

74 
74 
74 
65 
67 
49 


42 
42 
36 
36 
31 

31 
36 
36 
42 

36 

42 
36 
67 
42 
36 

31 
26 
26 
26 
22 
22 


19 
19 
19 
22 
26 

22 
22 
19 
22 
22 

22 

26 
57 
31 
26 

22 
26 
31 
31 
42 


31 
26 
26 
26 
14 

22 
31 
26 
26 
26 

26 
26 
26 
26 
19 

16 
10 
10 
10 
16 


26 


12 


26 


13 


26 


n 


22 


15 


22 


16 


26 


17 


22 


18 


22 


19 


22 


20 


10 


21 


19 


22 


16 


23 


19 


24 


16 


25 


19 


28 


10 


27 


14 


28 


15 


29 


15 


30 


15 


31 









Note.— Dally dlsdharge determlnedfrom a rating curve well defined between 5 and 460 seoond-feet . 
charge estimated Nov. 27 to 30. Ice present Nov. 27 to Deo. 31. 

Monthly dlKharge of LaramU River at GUndevey, Colo., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 102 square mfles.) 



Dis- 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. 


Riin^off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 


Maximum. 




Mean. 


racy. 


January . - 


26 
22 
36 


10 
8 
14 


16.2 
12.0 
20.3 


008 

607 

1,250 

2,310 

15,100 

20,200 

8,140 

2,320 

1,570 

2,150 

1,170 

738 


A. 


FebniaiT 


A. 


iSSS!7:::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::. :::::::.:.:: 


A. 


April 


84 1 12 i 38.8 
408 74 : 240 


A. 


mK:::;::.:.: 


A. 


Jnne 


812 1 184 
285 ' 40 
57 22 
67 10 
84 14 
26 14 


400 
132 

37.8 

26.4 

35 

10.7 


A. 


Jnly 


A. 


August 


A. 


S^tember 


A. 


October... 


A. 


November. 


A. 


Tkipftniber ■ ....... 




«12 


D. 








Tbt^yftflT 


812 


8. 1 08. 


66,600 













a Estimated. 



TA^AMTK BIVZB HXAB JBLK. WYO. 



Location.— At highway bridge in aec. 15, T. 12 N., R. 77 W., 4 milefl south of Jelm 
post office, one-fourth mile below the Colorado- Wyoming line. 

BeeordJi available.— May 7 to November 30, 1911. From June 22, 1904, to October 
31, 1905, a station was maintained at Decker's ranch, half a mile south of the 
State line. The records at the two statioim are practically comparable bs there 
are no tributaries nor diversions of any amount between. 

Drainagre area. — 365 square miles (Clason's 1911 sectional map of Colorado). 

Gage. — In 1911 an automatic recording gage was installed by the State engineer of 
Colorado. This is referred to the same datum as the vertical staff used at first. 

Chazinel. — Practically permanent. 

Diflchax]ge measurements. — Biade from bridge. 



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Winter flow.— Ice causea backwiiter ducing the wmter moiitb» and thia nooidA aw 

discontinued. 
DivezBions. — Between this station and that at Glendevey, Colo., there are court 

decrees for diversions of 236 second-feet from Laramie River and 204 second-feet 

from intervening tributaries. These diversions are all in Colorado. 
Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for accurate rasults, and the estimfttee should be 

excellent. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation ¥dth the State engineers of Colo- 

radcTand Wyoming. 

D%9charge mea$urements of Laramie River near Jelm, Wyo.f in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 

iMBjJht. 


cbarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t 


Dis- 
charge 


iCay 7 

15 


FletcherandKingdon 
C. E. TuTDer 


Feet. 
2.16 
2.60 
3.00 
2.80 
2.35 
1.76 
1.99 


^«-4 

677 
1,060 
890 
666 
226 
309 


20 
Aug. 19 

22 
Sept. 19 
Oot. 8 


0. E. Turner 


Feet. 
1.83 
1.60 
1.60 
L14 
1.19 
1.00 
1.31 


aec,-ft. 
254 


R.H.rietch«r 

C- E. Turner 


197 


June 6 


B.H.Fletcher 

do 

do 

C. E. Tuiuer 


182 


15 


do 


65.2 


24 

.July 10 

14 


do 

B.S.Clayton 

C. E. Turner 


75.1 
45.9 


do . 


93.0 











Daily gage height^ in feet, of Laramie River near Jelm, Wyo.,/or 1911. 
[aCra. C. D. Oviatt, obeerrer.) 



Day. 



May. 



7. 

8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
26. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



2.15 
2.35 
2.50 
2.60 

2.20 
2.20 
2.40 
2.55 
2.66 

2.70 
2.75 
2.80 
2.70 
2.50 

2.39 
2.25 
2.26 
2.46 
2.60 

a75 

2.55 
2.55 
2.60 
2.65 
2.75 



June. 



2.80 
2.M 
2.00 
2.85 
2.96 

2.90 
2.85 
2.95 
8.15 
2.80 

2.75 
2.75 
2.70 
2.70 
2.70 

8.00 
3.00 
2.65 
2.55 

2.85 

2.86 
2.75 
2.50 
2.40 
ZZO 

2.16 
2.06 
2.00 
1.95 
1.90 



July. 



1.85 
2.30 
2.30 
2.10 
2.20 

2.20 
2.06 
2.00 
1.86 
L70 

1.40 
1.60 
1.55 
1.85 
1.70 

1.60 
1.66 
1.60 
1.55 
1.60 

1.66 

1.60 
1.55 
1.60 
1.46 

L46 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 
1.35 
1.36 



Aug. 



1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 

1.26 
1.20 
1.20 
1.16 
1.20 

1.25 
1.30 
L20 
LIO 
LOO 

1.10 
1.20 
1.20 
1.15 
1.15 

1.20 
1.20 
1.35 
1.29 
1.16 

1.16 
1.06 
1.00 
1.06 
1.00 
1.09 



Sept. 



1.00 
LOO 
LOO 
L06 
L06 

LOO 
LOO 
LOO 
LOO 
LOO 

.95 
.96 
.96 
.95 
LOO 

LOO 
LOO 
LOO 
.96 
.95 

LOO 
LOO 
L16 

Lao 

LOO 

.91 
.90 
.90 
.90 
LOO 



Oct. 



L30 
L30 
L15 
LIO 
L» 

L45 
L36 
L25 
L20 
L20 

L90 
L15 
LIO 
LM) 
L16 

LIO 
L15 
L15 
LIO 
LIO 

L16 
L15 
LIO 

Lie 

klO 

Ll<^ 

L15 
LIO 
LIQ 
LIO 
Llj9 



Not. 



LOS 
LOS 
LIS 

Lao 

L20 
LSI 

1:1 

L3Q 
L30 

LOS 
1.19 

i.ie 

1.26 



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DotZy dueharge^ in seoond-feet, of Laramie River near Jelm^ Wyo.,for 191 L 



Day. 



May. 



Jane. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept 



Oct 



Nov. 



1.. 
2.. 
3.. 

4.. 
5.. 

6.. 
7.. 
8.. 
9. 
10. 

13. 
14. 

15.. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 

ao. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



387 
497 
602 
666 

412 
412 
627 
628 
700 

746 
790 
833 
760 
610 

486 
468 
460 
600 
706 

820 
670 
673 
712 
768 
833 



877 
965 
970 
972 
1,020 

978 

933 

1,020 

1,210 



846 
846 
808 

803 



1,070 

1,070 

766 

090 



983 

846 
663 
683 
616 

425 
870 
346 
323 
800 



278 
499 
488 

378 
428 

423 

348 
323 
260 
207 

118 
146 
160 
260 
198 

194 
205 

184 
165 
175 

160 
175 
160 
145 
132 

132 

118 
118 
118 
106 
106 



04 
94 
94 
94 
94 

84 
74 
74 
66 
74 

84 
94 
74 
56 
43 

66 
74 
74 
66 
66 

74 

74 
106 
74 
66 

65 
50 
43 
50 
43 
43 



04 
94 
66 
56 

74 

132 
106 
84 
74 
74 

74 

66 
56 
66 
65 

66 
65 

66 

66 
56 

66 
65 

56 
56 

56 

56 
65 
66 
56 
56 
56 



60 
50 
66 
74 

74 

04 
04 

84 
74 
74 

60 
66 
66 

00 
00 

60 
00 
00 
60 
00 

00 
66 
66 
66 
66 

66 
66 
66 
66 
66 



Non.— Dally diKharge determined from two rating enryei well deflned between 26 and 1,260 seoond- 
fe0t: indirect method for ahifting channels wae used from May 16 to June 6, June 26 to July 10, and July 
15-20; diBdiaige estimated Nov. 16 to aOi loe present Nov. 16 to Deo. 81. 

Monthly dieeharge of Laramie River near Jelmt Wyo.,f€r 1911. 
(Drainage area, 366 square miles.] 







Run-off. 




Month. 


U&-r|mnm 


Ifiwlmnm. 


Mean. 


Per 
square 
mile. 


Depth in 

inches on 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-fBet. 


Acco. 
racy. 








May 7-^1 


833 
1,210 

492 
106 

74 
132 

04 


387 
300 
106 
43 
S3 
66 
50 


620 

792 

223 
71.4 
43.1 
68.1 
62.3 
a60 


1.72 
2.17 
.611 
.196 
.118 
.187 
.171 
.137 


1.60 
2.42 
.70 
.23 
.13 
.22 
.19 
.16 


81,200 
47,100 
13,700 
4,390 
2,660 
4,180 
3,710 
3,070 


A. 


Jane 


A. 


July 


A. 


Aogost 


A. 


September 


A. 


October 


A. 


November ...... 


B. 


IDwrnibw 


D. 










The period 












110,000 



















a Esthnated. 



8173*'— wsp 306—14- 



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ULRAMJE BIVBR AT WOODS LAITDZirO, WTO. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge at Woods Landingi in sec. 11, T. 13 N., R. 77 W., a 
short distance below the mouth of Wood Creek, the nearest tributary. 

Records available.— May 7 to November 11, 1911. During 1889, 1890, and 1891 a 
station was maintained at Woods Landing by the State engineer, and the results 
were published in his reports. From April 12, 1896, to September 30, 1900, a 
station was maintained at a point 400 feet above the present site, and as no streanis 
intervene nor ditches divert water the records at the two points are comparable. 

Draina^s^ area. — Not measured. 

Gage. — ^Vertical staff; no determined relation between present gage and gagee used 
prior to 1900. 

Channel. — A short distance below the bridge there is a diversion dam which is the 
control point for the station. As this dam is not permanent conditions are some- 
what changeable. 

Discharge nxeasurenxents. — ^Made from bridge during high stages and by wading 
at ordinary stages . 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 
discontinued. 

Diversions. — ^Practically no water is diverted between the stations near John and 
Woods Landing. 

Cooperation. — During 1911 station was maintained in cooperation with the State 
engineer. 

Discharge measxirements of Laramie River at Woods Landing^ ^o., in 1911. 



Date. 


llydrographer. 


Oafje 
height. 


Difl. 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


M«E1 


Dis- 
charge. 


May 7 


Fletcher and Kingdon. 
R.K. Fletcher 


Feet. 
2.35 
2.74 
2.54 


8ee.-ft, 

427 

1,060 

927 


June 24 
July 15 
Oct. 9 


R. K. Fletcher 


Feel, 
2.14 
1.54 
1.06 


"t^' 


JUIM^n ^ 


do 

G.H.Russell 


196 


15 


do 


84.5 









Daily gage height, in/eet^ of Laramie River at Woods Landing, Wyo,,far 1911, 
[Bessie Summers, observer.] 



Pay." 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.80 
2.82 
2.80 
2.78 
2.92 

2.86 
2.96 
3.06 
3.12 
2.76 

2.76 
2.58 
2.68 
2.60 
2.58 

2.76 
3.20 
2.66 
2.42 
2.62 


1.55 
1.62 
1.90 
1.90 
1.86 

1.90 
1.90 
1.86 
1.76 
1.68 

1.42 
1.60 
1.66 
1.72 
1.58 

1.58 
1.70 
1.78 
1.72 
1.62 


1.58 
1.60 
1.42 
1.40 
1.40 

1.48 
1.40 
1.36 
1.30 
1.20 

1.82 
1.38 
1.32 
1.28 
1.20 

1.30 
1.40 
1.36 
1.30 
L20 


1.05 
1.02 
1.10 
1.20 
L26 

1.15 
1.10 
1.10 
1.00 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
LIO 

1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.00 
1.00 


1.S2 
1.92 
1.82 
1.68 
1.58 

1.68 
1.78 
1.62 
1.75 
1.68 

1.42 
1.46 
1.40 
1.40 
1.40 

1.36 
1.45 
1.46 
1.68 
1.46 


1.35 


2 




1.22 


8 




1.20 


4 : 




1.18 


6 




1.62 


6 




1.75 


7 


2.30 
2.60 
2.70 
2.66 

2.28 
2.18 
2.36 
2.52 
2.72 

2.76 
2.80 
2.76 
2.75 
2.60 


1.62 


8 


1.52 


9 


1.42 


10 


1.26 


11 


1.34 


12 




13 




14 




16 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 





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Daily gage height, in feet, of Laramie River at Woods Landing, Wyo.,for 1911— -Contd. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


21 


2.40 
2.30 
2.32 
2.52 
2.05 

2.78 
2.00 
2.58 
2.68 
2.05 
2.75 


2.92 
2.08 
2.48 
2.16 
2.36 

2.00 
1.90 
1.85 
1.80 
1.75 


1.60 
1.42 
1.32 
1.38 
1.32 

1.32 
1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.55 


1.30 
1.38 
1.70 
1.52 
1.32 

1.35 
1.35 
1.30 
1.22 
1.12 
1.10 


1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.68 
1.55 

1.25 

1.10 
1.30 
1.24 
1.32 


1.30 
1.65 
1.86 
1.45 
1.40 

1.42 
1.42 
1.46 
1.48 
1.42 
1.40 




22 




23 




U 




25 




28 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Daily discharge, in seeond-feet, of Laramie River at Woods Landing, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




1,060 
1,090 
1,060 
1,060 
1,180 

1,170 
1,260 
1,340 
1,410 
1,090 

1,090 
943 
943 
960 
043 

1,090 

1,480 

1,000 

811 

892 

1,230 

1,030 

859 

505 

755 

480 
410 
375 
340 
310 


200 
236 
410 
410 
876 

410 
410 
375 
810 
269 

139 
175 
200 
292 
215 

216 
280 
328 
292 
236 

176 
139 
98 
96 
75 

75 
215 
216 
216 
215 
195 


165 
140 
110 
100 
100 

186 
100 
70 
60 
46 

66 
80 
66 
56 
46 

60 
80 
70 
60 
46 

60 
80 
180 
100 
55 

60 
60 
50 
40 
35 
32 


30 
28 
32 
40 
46 

85 
23 
23 

18 
18 

18 
18 
18 
18 
23 

23 
23 
23 
18 
18 

18 
18 
17 
110 
70 

34 
29 
37 
33 
31 


170 
220 
170 
115 
80 

80 
200 

70 
110 

86 

42 
45 
40 
40 
40 

30 
45 
46 
62 
45 

32 
78 
162 
45 
40 

42 
42 

45 
48 
42 

40 


36 


2 




26 


3 




25 


4 




24 


6 




70 


6 




110 


7 


410 
550 
710 
670 

335 
386 
406 
620 
780 

810 
906 
865 
866 
660 

580 
656 
570 
730 
835 

045 
890 
836 
920 
890 
P76 


70 


g 


53 


9 


42 


10 


29 


11 


35 


12 




13 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 





21 




22 




23 




24 




25 


M 


20 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









Note.— Dafly diaobarge determined as follows: May 7 to June 6 and July 16 to Oct. 7, by indirect method 
Ibr shifting channels; June 6 to July 15 and Oct. 8 to Nov. U, from fairly well-deflned rating curves. 

Monthly discharge of Laramie River at Woods Landing, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Month. 




Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Accu- 




Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


]£sy7-^l 


975 
1,480 
410 
180 
110 
220 
110 


336 
310 
75 
32 
17 
32 
24 


711 

943 

242 
77.5 
29.6 
75.7 
47.3 


36.400 
66,100 
14,900 
4,770 
1,760 
4,6.50 
1,030 


C. 


June.. r rr..,. 


C. 


Joly 


C. 


August . » 


C. 


September.. .'.'. 


r. 


October 


C. 


November 1-1 1 r ,-- - 


c. 








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120,000 






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TiAHAMTTt &ZVEB AT TWO BIVEB8, WTO. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge at Two Rivers poet office, in sec. 5, T. 17 N., R. 74 W. 

The nearest tributary is Little Laramie River which enters one-fourth mile below 

the station. 
Becords available. — ^May 6 to November 4, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 
CQiannel. — Slightly shifting. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from the bridge. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 

discontinued. 
Diversions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Laramie 

River of 460 second-feet between Woods Landing and Two Rivers. 
Accuracy. — Results are only fair. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge meaaurements of Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


' Hydrographer. 


hS^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he£?t 


Dls- 

chaTKe- 


May 6 


Fletcher and Kingdon . 
R.H.Fletcher 


Feel. 
2.10 
3.60 
3.40 


4S8 
451 


June 25 
Oct. 11 


R.H.Fletcher 


Feet. 
3.50 
1.85 


aec,-ft. 
439 


June 5 


G.H.RusseU 


31.6 


14 


do 







Daily gage height, in feet of Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo.,for 1911. 
[A. R. Peters, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




3.3 
3.65 
3.65 
3.5 
3.5 

3.0 

3.55 

3.65 

3.75 

4.0 

3.85 

3.6 

3.45 

3.3 

3.4 

3.5 

3.95 

4.4 

4.3 

3./ 

3.5 

3.75 

4.1 

3.75 

3.5 

3.25 

3.0 

2.85 

2.6 

2.4 


2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.3 

2.35 

2.4 

2.36 

2.3 

2.15 

2.1 

1.9 

1.8 

1.8 

1.8 
1.55 
1.9 
1.9 
1.75 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.4 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
l.V 
1.7 
1.. 


1.66 

1.6 

1.6 

1.55 

1.5 

1.5 

1.46 

1.4 

1.4 

1.3 

L25 
1.3 
1.4 
L4 
1.4 

1.4 
1.4 
1.3 
1.3 
1.5 

1.5 

1.55 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.55 
1.55 
1.6 


1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 

1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.36 
1.3 

1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.25 

1.3 

1.4 

1.5 

1.5 


1.55 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 

1.65 

1.7 

1.7 

L75 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.85 

1.8 
1.85 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
2.0 
2.05 
2.1 

2.1 
2.2 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 


2.2 


2 




2.25 


3 




2.3 


4 




2.4 


5 






6 


2.1 




7 




8 






9 . . .. 






10 






11 






12 


2.26 
2.65 
3.05 
3.05 

3.25 
3.6 
3.8 
3.75 
3.85 

3.75 

3.5 

3.4 

3.2 

3.15 

3.0 

3.15 

3.2 

3.0 

3.1 

3.2 




13 




14 




16 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




26 




26 . 




27 




28 




29 




.30 




31 









Note.— Ice present Oct. 23 to Nov. 24. 



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DaUtf dueharge, in second-feet, of Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo.^for 1911. 



Day. 



May. June. , July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Day. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. 



1 
2 
3 
4 
5 

6. 

7, 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 



101 
107 
113 
119 

125 
132 
232 
335 
335 



410 
515 
515 
470 
470 

500 
485 
515 
545 
620 

675 
500 
455 

410 
440 



141 
141 
141 
141 
141 

117 
129 
141 
129 
117 

85 
75 
S9 
27 
27 



16 
17 
18 
19 
20 

21 
22 
23 
24 
25 

26 
27 
28 
29 
30. 
31. 



395 
500 
560 
545 
575 

545 
470 
440 
380 
365 

320 
365 
380 
320 
350 
380 



470 
605 
740 
710 
498 

440 
512 
615 
512 
440 

370 
300 
258 
165 
141 



27 
33 
27 
27 
27 

27 
27 
25 
25 
25 

25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
26 



Note.-: 
carves not 



Daflv discharge determined as follows: May 6 to June 19 and June 20 to Oct. 22 from rating 
( well defined; discharge estimated May 1 to 5, May 7 to 11, and Oct. 23 to 31. 

Monthly discharge of Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge In second-feet. 



Maximum. Minimum 



Mean. 



Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



M^y 

June 

July....;... 

August 

September. 
October 



675 
740 
141 
16 
13 



90 

141 

4 

1 

10 



291 

473 

61.1 

8.0 

7.7 

23.0 



17,900 

28,100 

3,760 

492 

458 

1,410 



The period. 



52,100 



UTTLB T.ARAinE EZTXE HXAB IILXOBX, WTO. 

Location. — At May's ranch, in sec. 9, T. 15 N., R. 77 W., IJ miles south of Filmore 
post office; 4 miles below the junction of the North, Middle, and South Forks; 8 
miles above the mouth of Mill Creek, the nearest tributary below. 

Becords aTailable.— May 14 to October 31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — ^Not measured. 

Gage. — Vertical staff. 

ChanneL — Slightly shifting. 

DiBcharge meaaurexuents. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

Bivezsiozia. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions of 450 second - 
feet from the Little Laramie, both above and below the station. 

Accoxacy. — ^The shifting channel makes the estimates of discharge only fair. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with State engineer. 



Discharge measurements of Little Laramie River near Filmore, Wy 


0., in 1911. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height. 


DIs- 
charge. 


IwoB 6 


R.H Fl*t4»hfT 


Feet. 
3.10 
2. SO 


aec.-ft. 
620 


15 


do 


424 


25 


do 


2.30 
1.00 


285 


Oct. 10 


. H. Russell 


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Daily gage height, in feet, and dischargejin seoond'/eet, of Little Laramie River near 

Filmore, Wyo., for 1911. ' 

[Ralph May, obserrer.] 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


Day. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


i^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


be^. 


Dis- 


1.... 






3.25 

3.3 

3.25 

3.4 

3.35 

3.45 
3.35 
3.9 
3.85 
3.7 

3.5 

3.45 

3.2 

2.0 

2.06 

a3.5 
3.4 
3.0 
2.75 
2.75 

2.7 
2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.45 

2.4 

2.26 

2.05 

2.05 

2.05 


638 
660 
638 
705 
682 

728 
682 
930 
908 
840 

750 
728 
615 
200 
212 

750 
705 
635 
438 
438 

420 
402 
368 
368 
333 

816 
270 
212 
212 
212 


2.05 

2.05 

2.1 

2.06 

2.0 

2.0 
1.95 
1.95 
1.85 
1.75 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.56 
1.5 
1.65 
1.6 

1.56 

1.5 

1.5 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.35 

1.35 

1.3 

1.3 


212 
212 
225 
205 
200 

200 
188 
188 
166 
144 

114 
114 
114 
114 
114 

114 
106 
97 
124 
114 

106 
97 
97 
82 
82 

82 

. 75 
75 
75 
68 
68 


1.3 

1.25 

1.25 

1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.1 

1.06 

1.0 

1.06 

1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.06 

1.06 
1.06 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 

.96 

.96 

.9 

.8 


68 
62 
62 
55 
55 

49 
43 
38 
32 
38 

49 
49 
49 
49 
38 

38 
38 
32 
32 
32 

32 
32 
32 
32 
32 

32 
32 
27 
27 
22 
12 


.06 
.85 
.85 
.95 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.85 

.86 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.86 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 

.9 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.95 


12 
17 
17 
27 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22. 
22 

17 
17 
12 
12 
12 

12 
12 
12 
12 
17 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

22 
22 
22 
22 
27 


1.2 

1.15 

l.l 

1.15 

1.35 

1.35 

1.2 

1.1 

1.1 

1.1 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 

1.0 
.9 
.9 
.85 
.85 


ss 


2.... 






49 


3.... 






43 


4 






49 


6.... 






75 


6.... 






75 


7.... 






5S 


8.... 






43 


9.... 






43 


10. . . . 






43 


11.... 






32 


12 






32 


13.... 






X 


14.... 
15.... 

16.... 
17.... 
18.... 
19. . . . 
20.... 

21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


1.9 
2.15 

2.15 

2.2 

2.3 

2.2 

2.1 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.15 
2.2 

.2.5 
2.46 
2.5 
2.6 
2.7 
3.06 


177 
240 

240 
256 
285 
255 
226 

200 
200 
200 
240 
255 

• 350 
332 
350 
385 
420 
555 


32 
32 

32 
43 
43 
32 
32 

32 
32 
32 
32 
32 

32 
32 
22 
22 

i: 

17 















a The maximum gage height on June 16 was 4.2 feet. 
Note.— Dafly discharge determined from a fairly well defined rating curve. 

Monthly discharge of Little Laramie River near Filmore, Wyo.,for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



M'ftTim^ m. Mlnlmam. Mean, 



Run-off 
(total in 
aore-feet). 



Accu- 
racy. 



May 14-31.. 

June 

July 

August 

September. 
October 



555 

830 
225 



177 
212 
68 
12 
12 
17 



287 
530 
128 
39.4 

18.8 
37.9 



The period. 



10p200 
31,500 
7,870 
2,420 
1,120 
2,830 



55,400 



LITTLE LARAMDE &IVSB AT TWO &IVEB8, WTO. 

Location. — ^At highway bridge on section line between sees. 5 and 6, T. 17 N., R. 74 
W., half a mile Bouth of Two Rivers post office; nearest tributary, Mill Creek, 
enters about 12 miles above; no tributary between the station and the mouthy 
one-half mile below. 

Records available.— May 6 to November 4, 1911. 



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Drainage area. — 421 square miles (measured from Hayden's Atlas). 

Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Discharge measurementa. — ^Made from bridge during high water, and by wading 

at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 

discontinued. 
Diversions. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Little 

Laramie River of 450 second-feet, and from the tributaries, 326 second-feet. 

These diversions are all above the station. 
Accuracy.— As the station has not been completely rated no estimates of discharge 

have been made. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with State engineer. 

Diicharffe meamremenU of Little Laramie River at Two Rivers^ Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 




hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge 


May 6 

Juiic 5 


Fl9t4>hAr <M»d Khigdon - . - . , , 


Feet. 
1.90 
3.05 
2.80 
2.80 
1.25 


aec.'ft. 
5.6 


R H FtetchPT -^-- ■ 


188 


14 


.do 


101 


25 


do 


128 


Oct 11 


G. H. Russell 


aO 









« Water standing in pools. 

Daily gage height, in feel, of Little Laramie River at Two Rivers, Wyo., for 1911. 

\K. R. Peters, observer.] 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Oct 


Nov. 


1 




2.26 
3.55 

2.7 
2.7 
3.0 

3.15 

3.3 

3.16 

3.6 

3.7 

3.4 

3.05 

2.9 

2.8 

2.7 


3.2 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 
3.3 

3.1 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 
XO 

3.0 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 




2.16 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 


16 


1.0 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.9 

1.65 


2.8 

3.7 

4.16 

3.26 

2.76 

2.7 

3.36 

3.6 

3.0 

2.75 

2.7 
2.55 
2.5 
2.3 
2.3 


1.8 

1.76 

1.7 

1.8 

1.76 

1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.7 
1.6 

1.6 


1.4 

1.56 

1.65 

1.8 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.86 

1.9 

1.06 

2.05 

2.1 

2.1 

2.0 

2.05 

2.1 




2 


17 




3 




18 




4 




19 




5 




20 




6 


1.9 






21 










32 




8 ! 






23 






9 








24 






10 








25 






11 








26 






12. 


1.9 
1.06 
1.5 
1.46 






27 






13 






28 






14 






29 






15 






30 


1.9 
1.9 










31 


















Note. — On days for which gage heights are omitted from May 1 to Nov. 4 the water stood in pools. 
HOBTH T.AIiAin» &ZVBR AT TTVA, WTO. 

Location.— At highway bridge in sec. 20, T. 25 N., R. 67 W., one-fourth mile west of 

TJva; 800 feet above the mouth. 
Kecords available.— May 21 to November 10, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage.— Vertical staff. 
ChanneL— It is probable that the station is within the influence of backwater from 

Laramie River during high water. This is the only section on the lower river 

where an observer can be obtained. 



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DiBoharge zneasnrementB. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the recordB are 
discontinued. 

Divendoxis. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from North 
Lanunie of 59 second-feet, and from the tributaries, 70 second-feet. These diver- 
sions are all above the station. 

Aoouraoy. — ^The station has not been completely rated, and no estimates of flow have 
been made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Dxkharge Tneasurejnents of North Laramie River at Uva, Wyo.^ in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


bei^t. 


chaisa. 


May 22 
Jane 22 


R.H.Fletcher 


Fea. 
0.55 
.09 
.52 
.44 
.G2 


6.2 


K. 0. Chrtrtlaimen 


6.0 


July 2 
21 


R.H.Fletcher 


1.4 


do 


.8 


Oct 19 


Q.H.RuaseU 


a 2.0 









a Diacharge estimated. 

DaUy gjge height^ infeety of North Laramie River at Uva, Wyo.^for 1911. 
pV. H. Ralston, obeerver.J 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct, Nov. 


1.... 




0.50 
.50 
.48 
.45 
.45 

.38 
.28 
.25 
.20 
.20 

.20 
.20 
.20 
.20 
.20 


0.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 

.52 
.55 
.55 
.55 
.52 

.48 
.45 
.45 
(6) 


0.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.48 
.50 
.48 
.50 


0.48 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 

.50 
.45 
.45 
.45 
.45 

.45 
.45 
.45 
.45 
.45 


0.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.48 

.45 
.45 
.45 
.45 
.45 

.45 
45 
.45 
.45 
.45 


0.65 
.65 
.65 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 


16.... 




03.40 

1.10 

1.15 

.95 

.82 

.72 

.70 
.68 
.68 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.58 
.57 
.52 


0.55 
.58 
.55 
.55 
.55 

.48 
.48 
.48 
.50 
.45 

.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 


0.50 
.50 
.45 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.40 
.45 
.48 
.45 
.45 


0.45 
.45 
.45 
.50 
.48 

.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.45 
.48 
.45 

.48 


a45 

.45 
.45 

e.65 
.65 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 

.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 
.65 




2 . 




17. . 






3.... 




18.... 






4 . 




19 ... 






6 




20.... 






6.... 




21.... 
22.... 
23.... 
24.... 
25.... 

26.... 
27.... 
28.... 
29.... 
30.... 
31.... 


0.60 
.58 
.52 
.50 
.50 

.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 
.50 




7.... 
8 






9.... 






10 






11... 






12. . . . 






13.... 
14 






15 













a Maximum, 6.0 feet. 

b Backwater from Laramie River; flow above this influence practically unchanged. 

e Increase due to closing of canal above. 

OHtrOWATER GREEK AT OHITOWATER, WTO. 

Iiocatlon.~At highway bridge in sec. 31, T. 21 N., R. 66 W., one-half mile from 
Chugwater. No important tributaries within several miles of the station. 

Beoords available.— May 22 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — Not measured. 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Reasonably permanent control for the station is formed by a low diveiBion 
dam about 300 feet below the gage. 

Discharge measurements. — Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

^S^ter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 



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Divenioxis. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated dlvenions from ('hug* 
water Creek of 178 second-feet and from the tributaries 72 second-feet. 

Aocaracy. — As the station has not been completely rated, no estimates of dischaige 
have been made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer and with 
the Swan Land & Cattle Co. 

Discharffe measiarements of Chugwater Creek at Ckugwater, Wyo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heSft 


Dto- 
charge. 


"?J,^ 


FlptrNr JUT* JoltiMPton ... 


Feet. 
0.02 
.63 
.56 

.80 
.02 


aee.-ft. 
8.8 


do 


3.4 


July 3 


R.H. Fletcher 


al.5 


22 


Fletcher and Johnston .... 


0.7 


Oct 12 


O.H.RunelL 


2.0 









a Estimated. 
Daily gage height, in feet, of Chugwater Creek at Chugwater, Wyo.,for 1911. 





[A. A. 


Woolwer, oheerver.] 










Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 




0.60 
.50 
.58 
.58 
.58 

.58 
.57 
.57 
.57 
.57 

.57 
.58 
.58 
.58 
.57 

1.16 
.60 
.58 
.58 
.56 

.58 
.58 
.56 
.56 
.56 

.66 
.55 
.54 
.54 
.54 


0.54 
.55 
.55 

"".64" 

.54 

.54 
.54 
.54 
.54 

.55 

.65 

.56 

a 2. 00 

.84 

.68 
.66 
.64 
.62 
.61 

.60 
H.45 
.69 
.62 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 


0.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.80 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.61 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
1.50 
.78 

.71 
.70 
.70 
.72 
.70 

.70 
.68 
.66 
.64 
.62 
.62 


0.62 
.62 
.62 
.62 
.62 

.62 
.64 
.64 
.65 
.61 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 


0.68 
.68 
.68 
.62 
.66 

.66 
.65 
.60 
.60 
.60 

.60 
.62 
.62 
.62 
.69 

.70 

(0 


0.72 
.76 
.75 
.76 
.74 

.78 
.79 
.90 
.85 
.78 

.75 
.72 
.70 
.66 
.82 

( .90 


0.68 


2 


.68 


3 ;::::::::::::::::::::::.::.. 


.60 


4 


.70 


5. 




.70 


6 




.70 






.70 


8 




.70 


9 ' 


.70 


10... ' 


.70 


n 1 


.70 


12 ' 


.70 


13 


.69 


h:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 


.68 


15 ' 


.67 


16 




.66 


17 




.64 


18 




.66 


19.. . 








.66 


20 








.64 


21 




"".'70* 
.72 
.70 
.70 

.71 
.70 
.72 
.72 

.72 
.72 


.86 
.86 
.76 
.70 
.74 

.78 
.70 
.70 
.69 
.65 


.66 


22.. 


0.65 
.64 
.64 
.63 

.62 
.66 
.62 
.60 
.60 
.60 


.65 


2J 


.65 


24 


.64 


25 


.64 


29 


.64 


27 


.63 


28 


.64 


29 


.64 


30.... 


.64 


31 


.65 







12.4. 
HOBSS o: 



h Haximum 2.8. c Temporary backwater. 

VXAB UTTLX HOK8I O&XBK. WTO. 



Location.— -At upper Coad ranch, in sec. 10, T. 18 N., R. 62 W., 1 mile from Little 
Horsecreek post office; 1 mile above mouth of Little Horse Creek, the nearest 
tributary. 

Eecordfl available.— December 1 to 31, 1911. 

I>raina^ area. — Not measured. 



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Oage. — ^Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made by wading. 

Diversions. — Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Horse 

Creek of 1,216 second-feet, nearly all below the station. 
Accuracy. — No estimates of discharge have been made, as base data are insufficient. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with State engineer and Mr. J. A. 

Whiting. 

The following discharge measurement was made by Watson and Whiting: 
December 1, 1911: Gage height, 1.60 feet; discharge, 12 second-feet. 

Daily gage height^ in feet, of Horse Creek r^ear LiUU Horse Creek, Wyo., for 1911. 



Day. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Dec. 


1 


1.60 


6 


1.75 
1.60 
1.60 
1.00 
1.60 


11.... 
12.... 
13.... 
14.... 
16.... 
10.... 




1.60 


2 


7 


l.tiO 


3 


1.82 
1.60 
1.60 


8 


1.70 


4 


g 


l.GO 


5 


10 


1.80 






1.80 



HOBSS CREEK ZTBAS LAORAITOB, WTO. 

Location.— At Wye Cross ranch, about sec. 28, T. 20 N., R. 61 W., 3 miles above 

Lagrange, Wyo., 1 mile below mouth of Bear Creek. 
Becordfl available. — December 1 to 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — ^Vertical staff. 
Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 
Discharge measurements. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 

at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Diversions. — ^Prior to July 1, 1912, there were adjudicated diversions from Horse 

Creek of 1,216 second-feet and of 224 second-feet from tributaries entering above 

the station. 
Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of daily and monthly discharge. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with State engineer. 

The following discharge measurement was made by Watson and Whiting: 
December 1, 1911: Gage height, .40 feet; discharge, 2.2 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Horse Creek near Lagrange, Wyo,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Dee. 


1 


.04 
.4 
.5 
.6 
.5 

.6 
.6 
.8 

.8 
.8 


11 


0.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
1.2 
1.1 


21 


3.1 


2.. . .... 


12 


22 


2.2 


3 


13 


23 


3.1 


4 


14 


24 


3.1 


5 


16 


26 


3.1 


6. 


16 


26 


3.1 


7 


17 


27 


3.1 


8 


18 


28 


3.3 


9. . 


19 


29 


3.7 


10 


20 


30 


3.7 






31 


3.7 









NoTK.—Ice present during the greater part of December. 



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MXDBLB FOBJCi OF SOUTH PLATTE RZVB& AT FAIBPLAY, OOLO. 

Location.— At the highway bridge at Fairplay, in sec. 33, T. 9 S., R. 77 W., 1 mile 
above the mouth of Beaver Greek and about 3 miles below the mouth of Sacia- 
mento Creek. 

Becords available .—October 17, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Draiziage area. — ^Not measured. 

Oage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Disehar^ measurements. — Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diversions. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions from Middle Fork above the 
station, but decrees for diversions of 1,092 second-feet below. There are also 
decrees for diversions of 147 second-feet from tributaries entering above. 

Accuracy. — As the station has not been completely rated no estimates of dischaige 
have been made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

Dikharge measurements of Middle Fork of South Platte River at Fairplay ^ Colo. ^ in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrosnpher. 


he^t 


Dis- 
charge. 


ICar. 1 


O. If . Wlmnwr 


Ftet, 
.76 
1.03 
1.30 


See,-^ 
8.8 


Apr. 24 
8q>t.l6 


....do 


20 6 


do 


28.2 







Dmly gagt height, in feet, of Middle Fork of South Platte River at Fairplay, Colo,, for 1911, 

[E. N. Brown, obeerrer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 


0.60 
.50 
.60 
.40 
.40 

.40 
.40 
.40 
.60 
.60 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 


0.70 

al.60 

.70 

• 1.60 


0.76 
.76 
.62 
.67 


0.79 
.82 

1.00 
.92 
.83 

.79 
.72 
.73 
.83 
.76 

.73 


1.00 
1.02 
1.05 
1.26 

1.4 
1.4 
1.5 
1.5 
1.46 

1.4 
1.36 
1.4 
1.4 
1.6 

1.5 
1.6 

"i.'s" 

1.46 

1.4 

1.36 

1.36 

"i.'i" 

1.66 
1.6 
1.75 
1.85 


1.86 
1.9 
1.9 
1.06 
2.05 

2.05 

2.1 

2.2 

"2.'6" 

2.26 

2.4 

2.15 

2.1 

2.2 

2.1 
2.2 
2.0 
2.2 
2.2 

2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.3 
2.1 

1.8 

1.75 

1.8 

1.76 

1.6 


1.76 
2.2 
2.3 


1.6 
1.46 


1.25 
1.3 
1.36 
1.3 


1.2 
1.26 
1.2 


1.3 

1.16 

1.35 

1.2 

1.2 


1.1 


2 


1.16 


3 


1.1 


4 


1.1 


5 


2.6 

2.65 

2.6 

2.26 

2.2 

2.3 


1.6 

1.45 
1.46 
1.4 
1.5 
1.6 

1.4 
1.4 
1.6 
1.4 


1.2 


6 


1.80 
1.70 
1.90 
1.90 
«1.90 


.68 
.70 
.04 
.68 

.72 


1.25 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.26 




1.1 


7 


1.15 
1.2 
1.15 






8 

9 


1.1 
1.2 


1.0 
1.06 


10 


1.0 


11 






1.0 


12. 


"i.'2" 

"i.*26' 

1.25 
1.2 

"i.'26' 
1.15 

1.3 

"i.'25* 


1.25 
1.25 
1.3 
1.25 

1.2 
1.3 
1.36 
1.2 
1.3 

1.25 

1.3 

1.25 

1.3 

1.4 

1.3 

1.2 

1.4 

1.15 

1.3 

1.35 


1.2 
1.25 


1.06 


13 

14 


'".'Jo" 

.70 

.70 
.70 


.70 
.75 

.78 

.76 
.76 
.70 


.71 
.70 
.72 

.73 

.73 

1.00 

1.02 

1.02 

1.03 
1.30 

"i.'os* 

1.08 

1.08 
1.25 
1.13 
1.30 
1.06 


1.0 


15 




16 


.70 






1.1 


1.0 


17 


1.8 
1.7 
1.75 

1.7 

1.65 

1.6 


"i.'w 

1.55 
1.5 

1.5 
1.6 




18 

19 


.60 


1.25 

"i.'s" 

1.2 


i.o" 

1.06 


20 


.70 
.70 


.70 

.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 
.60 


.73 

.70 
.76 
.76 
.75 
.80 


1.06 


21 

22 


1.0 


23 


al.60 
.70 
.70 


1.16 


1 o' 


24 




25 


"i.'s" 

1.6 
1.6 
1.56 


1.3 

1.3 
1.26 


1.15 

1.2 
1.2 






26 






27 


.70 
.70 


.70 
.70 


.78 
.66 
.71 
.70 
.72 






2S 


1.2 

1.15 

1.25 




29 








30 

31 


.70 






1.35 


.96 
.95 



















a Ice gorge. 

NoTK.~Ice canted backwater Nov. 20 to Dec. 31. and it is probable that gage heights were affected by 
ioe during January, Febraary, and ICaroh; approxunate tliickness of ice during December, 0.3 foot. 

i EzToneoualy called the South Fork in 1910 report. 



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SOUTH FORK OF SOtTTR PLATTX &ZVBK AT ULKM OXOROX. COLO. 

Location.— At highway bridge in sec. 19, T. 12 S., R. 71 W., one-fourth mile below 

Lake Geoige, in the Pike National Foreet, about 2 miles above the mouth of Cay- 

lor Gulch; no tributary between the outlet of the lake and the station. 
Records available.— October 22, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 
Draina^ area. — Not measured. 
Oage. — ^Automatic recording gage installed in 1911, reading to the same datum as 

the original staff gage. 
Ghaxmel. — Conditions in the channel will remain unchanged as long as the control 

for the station— a 2-foot timber-crib dam 50 feet below the gage — remains perma- 
nent. 
Disohax;^ measurements. — UsAe from bridge during high water and by wading at 

ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 

are made to determine the flow. 
Artiflcial control. — ^The discharge at the station is controlled naturally to some 

extent by the regulating effect of Lake George, which has an area of one-half 

square mile. 
Diversions. — ^There are court decrees for diversions of 1,076 second-feet from the South 

Fork above this station and for diversions of 1,816 second-feet from tributaries 

entering above. 
Accuracy. — ^As the station has not been completely rated, no estimates of discharge 

have been made. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with United States Forest Service 

and the State engineer of Colorado. 

Diadiargemeasitrements of South Fork of South Platte River at Lake George, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 




Oace 
height. 


Dis- 


Jan. lla 


RtuhwII Rii<i Wlromw. - 


Feet. 
0.74 
1.20 
3.32 
1.78 


See.^. 
1 6 


Apr. 26 
July 8 
Sept. 25 


O.M.Wlmmer 


12.9 


K. O.ChrlfftiftP«*n .r T ,T 


729 


F.B.Waha , 


41.9 







a Ice oonditioDS. 

Daily gage height^ in feet , of South Fork of South Platte River at Lake George, Colo., for 

1911, 











IF.C. 


Parrett, ohaerrer.] 












Day. 


Jan. 
0.70 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 




0.85 
1.0 
1.0 
.9 
1.1 

1.0 

1.1 

1.2 

1.35 

1.7 

1.75 
1.25 
1.35 
1.55 
1.0 


2.0 
2.0 
1.9 
2.0 
1.85 

1.7 

1.65 

1.35 

1.35 

1.26 

1.4 

1.4 

1.15 

1.06 

1.1 


0.95 
1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.15 

1.15 

1.05 

1.2 

1.2 

1.1 

1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.0 
1.15 


1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.0 
.95 

1.0 

1.5 

1.76 

1.95 

1.9 

1.85 
1.8 
1.85 
2.15 
2.3 


2.2 

2.45 

3.6 

3.4 

3.5 

3.3 

3.26 

3.35 

3.1 

2.8 

2.1 

2.2 

2.1 

2.35 

2.3 


2.3 
2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.15 

2.1 

2.05 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.06 

2.16 

2.1 

2.05 

2.06 


2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.95 
1.9 

1.90 
1.85 
1.86 
1.85 
1.8 

1.8 

1.8 

1.75 

1.75 

1.85 


1.7 
1.7 
L5 
1.3 
1.45 

1.8 
2.0 
1.95 
1.65 
1.6 

1.7 

1.45 

1.15 

1.6 

1.6 


1.55 
1.&6 
1.6 
1.65 
1.65 

1.65 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1-35 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.5 


1.3 


2 




1.25 


3 




1.06 


4 


1.05 


5 




1.15 


6 


.6 




1.15 


7 


1.15 


8 


.7 

.08 

.72 

.74 




1.1 


9 


1.15 


10 


1.05 


11 

12 


.95 
.95 


13 






1.0 


14 1 




16 : 


1.0 



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Daily gaff9 height, in feet, dfSotUh Fork of South PlcUU River at Lake George, Colo.Jor 

idii—Gontinued. 



Dmy. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


Dee. 


18 






1.05 

1.6 

l.flS 

1.5 

1.6 

1.7 
1.6 
1.66 
1.8 
1.96 

1.6 

1.6 

1.65 

1.95 

1.7 

1.45 


1.05 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.1 

1.3 
1.3 
1.1 
1.2 
1.25 

1.3 

1.35 

1.3 

1.15 

1.06 


1.8 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.85 

1.45 

1.50 

1.5 

1.4 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 

1.3 

1.3 

1.06 

1.1 


3.4 

3.46 

3.45 

3.7 

3.75 

2.75 

3.75 

3.85 

2.7 

3.4 

2.3 

2.2 

2.25 

2.25 

2.2 


3.4 

2.15 
2.05 
2.15 
2.2 

2.45 

2.5 

2.55 

2.6 

2.65 

2.7 
2.6 
2.45 
2.3 
2.35 
2.3 


3.0 

2.06 

2.1 

2.06 

2.0 

2.05 

2.1 

2.25 

2.35 

2.3 

2.05 
2.06 
2.05 
2.06 
2.0 
2.0 


1.9 
1.9 
1.8 
1.7 
1.7 

1.75 
1.8 
1.8 
2.0 
2.16 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 


1.55 

1.55 

1.5 

1.5 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 
1.6 
1.9 
1.9 

1.65 
1.65 
1.65 
1.4 
1.25 
1.5 


1.5 
1.4 
1.4 
1.3 
1.3 

1.4 

1.5 

1.6 

1.55 

1.55 

1.6 
1.45 
1.35 
1.4 
1.3 


.90 


17 




1.06 

1.0 

1.06 

.95 

.8 
.8 
.8 
1.0 
1.0 

.S5 
.75 
.8 




1« 


.8 


.90 


19 




2D 




1.00 


21 






22. 




23 ' .- 




24 






25 






a« 






27 






28 






2» 






30 






31 








1 







Kon.— Iceiveaeiit Jan. 1 to Feb. 16 and Dec. 3 to 31. 

SOUTH FOKK OF SOUTH PLATTE EIVSB AT SOUTH PLATTE, COLO. 

Loeatum.— In sec. 25, T. 7 S., R. 70 W., in the Pike National Forest, half a mile east 
of South Platte, 600 feet aboye junction with the North Fork. 

Becoids available.— May 8, 1905, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^2,160 square miles. 

Gage. — Inclined staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Bisehaige measuremezita. — ^Made from car and cable during highwater and by 
wading at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 
are made to determine the flow. 

Artiflcial controL — ^The flow is controUed to a certain extent by the Cheeeeman 
reservoir, 20 miles upstream, which has a capacity of 79,000 acre-feet. No very 
important tributaries enter between the reservoir and this station. 

Divendona. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions from the South Fork between 
this station and the one at Lake Geoige; but decrees for diversion of 1,400 second- 
feet from intervening tributaries. 

Accuracy. — ^Although the channel is somewhat shifting, sufficient discharge measure, 
ments iiave been made to enable reliable estimates of discharge to be made. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

DvKharge meaerxremenU of South Fork of South Platte River at South Platte, Colo., in 

1911. 



Date. 


Hydrofcnpher. 


Gage 


Dl». 
cliarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oace 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jin. 10b 


Ti. F. TTfltAhT 


Feet. 

1.M 
1.50 
1.87 
a. 80 
2.00 


8ee.4t. 
75.6 
77.3 
46.7 
71.9 
344 
93.9 


July 11 
Aug. 18 
29 
Sept. 8 
Nov. 4 
Deo. 165 


G.H.RuasoU 


Feet. 
3.95 
2.35 
2.55 
2.40 
1.92 
1.80 


See.-ft. 
944 


Feb. 22i> 


do 

do 

Miles and Turner 

R.C.HUes 


R. F. Flflt<?b«r.a ., 


200 


Uv. 16 

May 10 

23 


do 

Waha and Fletcher 

O.H. Russell 


237 
196 
71.6 


June 12 


J.B.Stewart 


R. H. Fletcher 


73.4 











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SURFACE WATEE SUPPLY, 19U, PABT VI. 



Daily gage height, in feet, of SoiUh Fork of SotUh PlatU River at South PUUU, C6lo., 

for 1910-11. 

(MiB A. Vermfllion, obsenrv.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


Dec. 


1910. 
1 


2.25 

2.3 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2,4 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 

23 

2.3 

2.3 

2.26 

2.3 

2.3 
2.4 
2.4 
2.6 
2.45 

2.5 

2.5 

2.45 

2.3 

2.25 

2.15 
2.2 
2.2 
2.15 
2.2 
2.2 

2.0 
1.85 
1.9 
1.9 
2.0 

1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
1.8 
2.1 

2.05 
2.0 
1.9 
1.8 
1.9 

2.0 
1.85 
1.65 
1.7 
1.75 

2.0 
1.8 
1.8 
2.05 
2.0 

1.95 
1.9 
1.9 
1.85 
1.85 
1.7 


2.2 

2.15 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 
1.9 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 . 

1.76 
1.65 
1.7 
1.76 
1.9 

1.9 
1.95 
1.95 
2.0 
2.1 

2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.7 
1.8 

1.65 
1.8 
1.7 
1.76 
1.7 

1.7 
1.75 
1.75 
1.76 
1.76 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.65 
1.36 

1.66 

2.1 

2.05 

2.1 

2.1 

2.0 
1.85 
1.9 


2.0 
2.1 
2.2 
2.2 

2.6 

2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.75 

3.6 

3.56 

3.4 

3.3 

3.2 

3.2 

3.1 

3.15 

8.2 

3.2 

3.2 

3.2 
3.2 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

1.85 
1.65 
1.75 
1.8 
1.75 

1.75 
1.7 
1.75 
1.7 
1.76 

1.7 
1.65 
1.6 
1.45 
1.5 

1.55 

1.5 

1.45 

1.6 

1.5 

1.56 

1.6 

1.5 

1.55 

1.5 

1.5 

1.4 

1.55 

1.5 

1.5 

1.45 


.2.6 
2.6 
2.65 
2.6 
2.6 

2.6 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.6 

2.65 

2.66 

2.7 

2.86 

2.8 

2.6 
2.65 
2.65 
2.65 
2.7 

2.8 
2.85 
2.86 
2.86 
2.9 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
3.0 
3.0 

1.6 
2.0 
2.6 
2.7 
2.75 

2.75 

2.65 

2.6 

2.3 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.05 

2.05 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

1.95 

1.96 

1.9 

1.8 
1.95 
2.0 
1.85 
1.9 

1.85 

1.7 

1.76 

1.9 

2.4 


8.1 
8.1 
8.1 
8.2 
8.25 

3.05 
8.0 
2.9 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.8 
3.0 

2.95 
8.06 
8.25 
8.15 
2.95 

2.96 

3.0 

8.1 

8.2 

3.2 

3.1 
2.9 
3.0 
2.85 
2.7 
2.7 

2.2 
2.1 
2.06 
2.0 
1.96 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.85 

1.85 
1.9 
1.8 
1.85 
1.85 

1.9 
1.85 
1.9 
1.9 
2.1 

2.7 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 
2.75 

2.75 
2.75 
2.45 
2.15 
2.1 
2.1 


2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 

2.7 

2.95 

2.85 

2.8 

2.76 

2.8 

2.7 

2.75 

2.65 

2.76 

2.8 
2.8 
2.9 
2.9 
2.7 

2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.2 

2.2 

2.1 

2.16 

2.2 

2.2 

2.05 
2.05 
2.25 
2.25 
2.1 

2.0 
1.96 
1.95 
1.96 
1.95 

L96 
1.96 
1.95 
1.95 
2.1 

2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 

2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 
2.7 

2.7 
2.8 
2.8 
2.9 
3.0 


2.45 
2.7 
2.9 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.36 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
2.0 
2.06 
2.0 
2.1 

2.1 
2.U 
2.1 
2.1 
2.75 

2.76 
2.76 
2.8 
3.6 
2.8 
2.76 

3.0 
3.0 
3.1 
3.0 
3.0 

2.76 

3.26 

4.1 

4.1 

4.1 

4.06 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 

4.0 
4.0 
2.4 
2.25 
3.3 

3.3 
3.3 
3.6 
3.6 
8.6 

3.5 
8.3 
8.0 
3.0 
2.8 
2.75 


2.26 
8.U 
3.4 
8.3 
3.1 

8.06 
8.0 
2.9 
2.86 
3.3 

3.3 

3.3 

3.4 

3.25 

2.36 

2.0 
2.65 
2.55 
2.55 
2.3 

2.6 

2.56 

2.56 

2.55 

2.0 

2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

3.05 

2.0 

2.1 

2.6 

2.25 

2.25 

2.26 

3.0 

8.1 

8.06 

2.3 

2.3 

3.0 

2.6 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.35 

2.3 
2.3 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.3 
3.3 
3.2 
3.3 
3.3 

3.2 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 
2.6 


2.06 
2.05 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
1.85 
1.85 
1.95 
1.85 

L9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
2.0 
1.96 
t9 
1.9 

2.06 

2.1 

3.35 

3.15 

2.16 

3.W 
3.15 
3.15 
3.15 
3.15 

2.6 
2.7 
2.7 
2.6 
2.6 

2.5 
2.5 
2.4 
2.4 
2.4 

2.3 

3.3 

3.35 

3.2 

3.1 

2.1 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 
3.1 
3.1 
%l 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 


2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.96 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.95 
1.96 

1.96 
1.96 
1.9 
1.95 
1.95 

1.95' 

3.0 

3.0 

2.0 

2.0 

lo 

2.15 
2.15 
2.15 
2.15 

2.15 

2.1 

Zl 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.1 
3.0 
ZO 

1.8 

1.8 , 

1.78 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
L7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.8 


1.9 

1.8S 

1.8 

1.86 

1.96 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.06 
2.1 

3.1 

3.06 

2.0 

3.05 

3.05 

3.06 
2.0 
3.0 
1.95 
L9 

1.9 
1.8 
1.85 
1.8 
1.75 

1.86 
1.86 
1.7 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
L9 
L9 
1.9 
L9 

1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
3.0 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
L8 
1.8 

L8 
1.8 
1.75 
1.75 
3.0 

3.0 
1.8 
1.6 
1.8 
3.0 


1.7 


2 


1-7 


3 


1.7 


4 


1.7 


5 


1.6 


6 


1.65 


7 


1.7 


8 


1.7 


9 


1-76 


10 


1.7 


11 


1 7 


12 


1.7 


13 


1.66 


14 


1.66 


15 


1.65 


15 


1.6S 


17 


1.65 


18 


1.8 


19 


1.8 


20 


L7 


21 


1.8 


22 


1.9 


23 


1.86 


24 


1.86 


26 


L9 


26 


1.9 


27 


L9 


28 


2.1 


29 


3.0 


30 


2.0 


31 


2.06 


1911. 
1 


2.0 


2 


2.0 


3 


2.0 


4 


2.1 


5 


2.0 


6 


2.0 


7 


2.0 


8 


2.0 


9 


1.7 


10 


1.6 


11 


1.6 


12 


2.0 


13 


2.1 


14 


1.8 


16 


L8 


16 


1.8 


17 


1 8 


18 


1.8S 


19 


1.86 


20 


1 8S 


21 


1.75 


22 


1.8 


23 


2.1 


24 


2.0 


26 


19 


26 


1.8 


27 


1.7 


28 


37 


29 


4.0 


30 


2.7 


31 


2.5 







Note.— Ice present Jan. 1 to 10 and Dec. 18 to 31, 1910; gage heights for 1910. pubUahed In Water Supply 
Paper No. 286, were partly in error as necessary corrections were not applied; corrected gage heights gi^to 
in above table. Ice present Jan. 1 to Feb. 26, and Nov. 36 to Dec. 31, 1011. 



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Daify diMcharge, m $€eond-feety ofSoiUh Fork of South PUUU River at SaiUh PUUU, Colo,^ 

for 191(hll. 



Day. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. lUy. June. July. Aug. Bept Oct. Not. Deo. 



191L 



110 
110 
110 
115 
lU 

120 
]» 
125 
130 
135 

142 
142 
143 
133 
143 

143 

102 
108 
184 
173 

184 
184 
173 
143 
133 

113 
122 
122 
113 
122 
122 



122 
113 
104 
88 
88 

88 

75 
58 
53 



58 

40 
53 
58 
78 

78 
80 
85 
M 
114 

148 
130 
130 
IM 
•4 

•4 
94 
04 



04 
114 
130 
130 
214 

274 
242 
V4 
291 



030 
550 
500 
402 



430 
441 
402 
402 
408 

402 
408 
342 
343 
342 

306 
306 

274 
274 
242 
342 



342 

242 
258 
242 
343 

243 

94 
94 
94 
343 

258 
258 
274 
825 



242 
258 
258 
258 
274 

808 
325 
S25 
325 
342 

342 
842 
338 
378 
380 



823 
284 
233 
170 
120 

110 
110 
106 
105 
04 

94 

94 
86 
86 
78 

60 

80 
94 
72 
78 

72 
50 
01 
78 
200 



425 
430 
434 

476 
508 

420 
405 
370 
335 

837 

830 
380 
880 
340 
425 

403 
445 
540 
400 
406 

410 
430 
476 
520 
522 

480 
395 
435 

875 
814 
316 



142 
116 
105 
94 
86 

78 
78 
78 
78 
72 

72 
78 
66 
72 
72 

78 
72 
78 
78 
116 

802 
323 
323 
323 
328 

323 
323 
316 
129 
116 
116 



317 
818 
310 
320 

818 

815 
406 
302 
335 
317 

830 
296 
805 

270 
.300 

315 
312 
343 
340 
274 

214 
242 
242 
242 
136 

136 
114 
125 
136 
136 



105 
105 
150 
156 
116 

94 
86 
86 
86 
86 

86 
86 
86 
86 
116 

170 
170 
170 
170 
170 

302 
302 



302 

302 
344 
344 
386 
432 



300 

374 
843 



306 
173 
78 

78 
78 
78 
78 
78 

78 
94 

104 
94 

114 

114 
125 
114 
114 
292 

308 
322 
362 
550 
350 
322 



432 
432 
480 
432 
432 

323 

555 
1.040 
1.040 
1,040 

1,010 
975 
975 
975 
975 

975 
975 
200 
130 
585 

585 
585 
750 
750 
755 

700 
545 
445 
445 
355 



170 
455 

580 
530 



410 
382 
840 
315 
564 

564 
564 

610 
541 
173 

114 
246 
246 
246 
182 

240 
256 
256 
256 

136 

125 
136 
125 
125 
114 
136 



242 
165 
165 
165 
448 

500 
472 
170 
170 
442 

283 

215 
215 
215 
200 

182 
182 
200 
198 
198 

175 
175 
540 
540 
540 

540 
260 
260 
260 
254 
254 



126 
126 
114 
114 
114 



88 

406 

88 

96 
96 
96 
96 
96 

96 
114 
106 
96 
96 

125 
136 
170 
147 
147 

147 
147 
147 
147 
147 



264 
290 

290 
254 
254 

220 
220 
188 

188 
188 

158 
158 
144 
130 
106 

106 
118 
106 
106 
106 

106 
106 
106 
106 
106 

106 
106 
106 
106 
106 



114 

114 
114 
114 
96 

96 
96 
96 
106 
106 

106 
106 
106 
106 
105 

105 
114 
114 
114 
114 

114 
147 
147 
147 
147 

147 
136 
136 
136 
136 
136 



106 
106 
106 

1K8 
188 

188 
106 
86 
86 
58 

58 
53 

48 
48 
48 

48 
48 
48 
48 
48 

48 
48 
48 
48 
48 

48 
48 
48 
48 
48 
58 



05 
88 

80 
86 
110 

109 
108 
106 
117 
127 

125 
115 
103 
112 
110 

110 
100 
96 
90 
82 

80 
70 
70 
64 
59 

70 
70 
54 
64 
64 



54 
54 
54 
54 
46 

50 
54 
54 
59 
54 

54 
54 

50 
50 
50 

60 
50 
45 
45 

45 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 

55 
55 
55 
55 
55 
55 



85 
86 
85 
86 
85 

86 
85 
85 
75 
75 

75 

75 
75 
75 
75 

75 
75 
75 
80 
80 

80 
80 
80 
90 
90 

90 
90 
100 
100 
100 
100 




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288 SUBFACB WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PAST VI. 

Monthly dUcharge of South Fork of South PlatU River at South PlaUe, Colo., for 1910-11. 
[Drainage area, 2,160 square miles.] 



Month. 



DJschaiKe in seoond-feet. 



yftfj m ^ ni. Minimum. Mean, 



RoiHiff 

(total in 
acre-feet). 



Aoco- 
xBcy. 



1910. 

Janoaryt 

February 

March 

April 

MJty 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

Novembn 

December 

The year 

1911. 

January 

Februuy 

March 

April 

Ifoy 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

Novembo' 

December 

The year 



184 
148 
044 
380 
640 
408 
560 
610 
170 
147 
127 
fiO 



110 
49 
94 
94 

314 

114 
78 

114 
88 
96 
64 
45 



137 

80.3 
860 
270 
418 
271 
208 
310 
117 
118 

91.2 

60 



8,410 
4,960 
21,600 
I&IOO 
2^700 
16,100 
1^800 
19,000 

7^270 
6,430 
8,060 



644 



86 

94 

72 

323 

323 

432 

1,040 

640 

290 

188 

86 

100 



46 



65 

60 
42 
46 
66 
86 
180 
165 
106 
48 
42 
75 



204 



Tao 

64.8 
61.4 

132 

146 

186 

663 

286 

166 
72.6 
62.2 
83.6 



147,000 



4,340 
8,600 
8,160 
7;880 
8,980 
11,000 
40,100 
17,500 
0,210 
4,460 
8,700 
6,140 



1,040 



42 



165 



119,000 



NoTB.— Monthly estimates for this station for 1910, as published in Water Supply Paper 286, an in error, 
and the revised values are published herewith. 

SOUTH PLATTE BZVEB AT SOUTH PLATTX, OOLO. 

Location.— In sec. 25, T. 7 S., R. 70 W., in the Pike National Forest, three-fourths of 
a mile east of South Platte; about 300 feet below junction of the North and South 
forks; no tributary between the forks and the station, and none for several miles 
below. 

Becorda available.—March 28, 1902, to December 31, 1911. Records at Platte 
Canyon and at Deansbury, a few miles below, extend back to 1887 with the excep- 
tion of the years 1893 and 1894. The earlier records, 1887-1892, were taken by 
the State engineer, and the records from 1895 to 1898 were taken under the direc- 
tion of the Denver Power & Irrigation Co. 

Drainage area. — 2,610 square miles. 

Gage.— An automatic recording gage, installed by the State engineer March 14, 1910. 
From March 28, 1902, to May 7, 1905, the gage was at the highway bridge. On the 
latter date it was moved to its present site, 150 feet below. It is probable that the 
new gage read to a somewhat different datum. The recording gage is referred to 
the datum of the gage established in 1905.' 

Ohaimel.-— Shifting. 

Discharge measurements. — ^Made from car and cable during high water, and by 
wading at low stages. 

^C^ter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during a portion of the winter months and 
measurements are made to determine the flow. 

Artifldal control.— The flow is controlled to a certain extent by the Cheesman 
reservoir which is on the South Fork about 20 miles above the forks. 



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Divendons.'-No water is diverted between this station and that on the South Fork 
at South Platte nor between this station and that on the North Fork at Gaasells. 

Aoenzm^. — ^Although the channel is shifting, sufiicient discharge measurements have 
been obtained to enable fair estimates of discharge to be made. 

Cooperation.— Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

DiMhar^e metuwrementM of South PlaUe River at South Platte, Colo., in 1911, 



Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


beim- 


Dto- 
cbarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


be^t. 


Die- 
charge. 








Jan. 1(¥ 


B. H. Ftoteber 


FttL 
2.08 
1.88 
1.48 
1.60 
3.58 
S.7i 


106 
73.2 
98.0 

861 

445 


July 11 
Auj.18 

Sept 8 
Nov. Z 
Deo. 16a 


O.H.Ronell 


Ftel, 
4.28 
3.87 
2.00 
3.04 
L66 
L80 


Stc-fU 

1,190 

808 


Feb. Xto 




R.H. Fletotaer 


Mar. 16 

16 

May 10 

Jviw 12 


do 

do 

Turner and HIlBi 

J. B.Stewart 


iietoliOTMMiWahk*:::: 
O.H.RuneU 


834 
384 
04.1 


R. H, Flf^tohor 


116 











e Ice ooodttions. 

Daa§ gage hma^ in feet, of South PlaUe River at South PUOU, Colo., for 191(hll. 

[Mies A. V^rmmian, obBerver.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


ino. 
1 


3L6 
3.4 
3.5 
3.3 
3.3 

3.5 
3.6 
3.7 
3.7 
3.5 

3.5 

3.6 

3.6 

3.45 

3.5 

3.8 
3.4 
3.5 
3.5 
3.6 

3.6 

3.56 

3.6 

3.3 

3.3 

3.3 
3.0 
3.1 
3.3 
3.1 
3.15 


10 

3.1 
3.0 
1.9 
1.9 

1.0 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.66 

1.7 

1.7 

1.75 

1.8 

1.0 

3.0 
1.0 
1.96 
3.0 
3.1 

3.3 
3.35 
3.3 
3.3 
3.0 

3.1 
3.1 
2.0 

1.6 

1.55 

1.55 

1.55 

1.6 

1.56 

1.6 

1.55 

1.55 

1.55 


1.9 

3.0 
2.2 
3.3 
3.5 

3.6 

3.55 

3.65 

3.7 

3.55 

8.55 

8.4 

8.3 

8.3 

8.3 

8.8 

3.35 

8.3 

8.35 

3.3 

3.36 
3.3 
3.26 
3.3 
3.05 

3.0 

2.85 

2.76 

2.75 

3.6 

3.56 

1.66 

1.6 

1.55 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.65 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 


3.6 

3.66 

366 

3.5 

3.5 

3.45 

2.6 

2.6 

2.6 

2.6 

3.56 

2.6 

2.7 

3.86 

3.8 

2.65 

3.7 

3.7 

3.76 

3.8 

2.96 

2.9 

2.05 

3.0 

8.05 

3.06 

8.1 

3.16 

3.26 

3.3 

1.6 

1.0 

3.3 

2.35 

3.4 

14 

2.26 

2.1 

3.06 

1.9 


8.8 
8.8 
8.8 
8.4 
3.4 

8.35 

3.2 

8.15 

8.15 

3.3 

3.2 

3.25 

3.36 

3.45 

3.45 

3.4 

3.35 

3.56 

3.5 

3.3 

3.36 

3.35 

3.56 

3.6 

3.55 

3.4 

3.4 

3.45 

8.45 

3.4 

3.4 

3.15 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 

2.1 

2.2 

2.3 

2.4 

2.45 

2.65 


8.4 

8.4 
3.4 
3.4 
8.25. 

3.36 

8.85 

8.3 

3.25 

3.3 

3.16 

3.3 

3.1 

3.2 

3.1 

3.16 

3.2 

3.15 

8.1 

3.9 

3.7 

2.75 

2.7 

2.66 

2.66 

2.5 

2.45 

2.4 

2.4 

2.76 

2.75 
2.86 
2.85 
2.86 
2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.75 

2.85 

2.75 


2L8 

2.8 
3.9 
2.86 
2.86 

3.8 

3.75 

2.66 

2.55 

3.1 

3.05 
3.0 
10 
2.0 
3.05 

2.06 
2.06 
2.06 
1.9 
1.96 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.2 
2.6 

2.56 

2.55 

2.6 

3.3 

3.25 

3.4 

3.15 

3.4 

8.75 

3.4 

3.65 

3.9 

3.05 

4.3 

4.26 

4.2 


3.65 

3.35 

3.4 

3.3 

3.15 

3.3 
8.1 
3.0 

3.76 
3.35 

3.35 

3.45 

3.4 

3.26 

2.35 

2.26 

2.4 

2.5 

2.45 

2.45 

2.66 

2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.26 

2.06 

2.06 

2.06 

2.1 

2.0 

2.0 

2.35 

2.3 

2.35 

2.45 

2.95 

3.9 

3.75 

3.85 

2.8 

2.85 


2.0 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 

1.9 

1.85 

1.85 

1.95 

1.95 

1.85 
1.85 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.95 
2.05 
2.06 
2.05 
2.0 

3.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

2.1 

2.25 

2.2 

2.15 

2.15 

11 

2.05 

2.0 

2.0 

1.95 


* 1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 
1.85 

1.9 
1.9 
1.95 
1.9 
1.9 

1.96 
1.9 
1.8 
1.86 
1.95 

2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

2.06 

2.1 

3.1 

2.15 

2.16 

2.1 

2.1 

2.06 

2.0 

2.0 

2.05 

2.0 

1.05 

2.0 

1.05 

1.85 

2.05 

2.1 

2.3 
2.0 
1.9 
1.8 
1.7 


1.9 

1.86 

1.85 

1.85 

1.95 

1.9 
1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
3.0 

3.06 

3.05 

2.0 

1.05 

2.0 

2.0 

1.9 
1.95 
1.95 
1.85 

1.85 

1.8 

1.75 

1.85 

1.85 

1.75 

1.7 

1.55 

1.6 

1.55 

1.65 

1.6 

1.65 

1.75 

1.75 

1.65 

1.65 

1.7 

1.7 

1.75 


1.5 


3 


1.5 
1.6 


8 


4, 


1.6 


5 


1.4 


6 


1.4 


7 


1.45 


8 


1.6 


9 


1 6 


10 


1.65 


U 


1.6 


12 


1.6 


U 


1.7 


14 


1.55 


15. 


1.65 


16 


1.65 


17 


1.7 


18, 


1.8 


19 


1.9 


n 


1.8 


21 


1.9 


22 


1.9 


S 


1.8 


24 


1.96 


25 


2.0 


26 


1.05 


27 


1.9 


28 


1.9 


29 


1.9 


30 


1.9 


31 


1.9 


1011. 
1 




2 






a 


2.05 
2.0 
3L05 

1.0 

1.7 

1.65 

1.75 

XO 




4 




5 


1.26 


6 


1.7 


7 


1.75 


8 


1.3 


9 


1.1 


10 


1.1 



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Daily gage height, in feel, of South PlaUe River at South PlaUe, Coh.Jor 1910-11— Con. 



Day. 


Jan. 


Fab. 


Iter. 


Apr. 


M.y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Not. 


Dec. 


1911. 
11 


2.0 

1.95 

1.85 

1.7 

1.66 

1.65 

1.65 

1.55 

1.6 

1.6 

1.65 

1.7 

1.55 

1.65 

1.7 

1.7 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.66 

1.6 


1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.55 

1.55 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.55 

1.45 

1.45 

1.8 

2.0 

2.05 

2.0 

1.7 
1.6 
1.65 


1.65 

1.5 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.55 

1.55 

1.5 

1.55 

1.45 

1.5 
1.55 
1.5 
1.5 
1.56 

1.5 

1.4 

1.5 

1.45 

1.5 

1.55 


1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
1.8 
1.7 

1.75 

1.8 

1.75 

1.8 

1.8 

1.8 

1.9 

1.95 

2.1 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.1 

2.2 

2.3 


2.2 

2.05 

2.36 

2.35 

2.55 

2.6 

X6 

9.65 

X75 

2.7 

2.9 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.05 

2.95 

2.8 

2.75 

2.65 

2.6 


2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.65 

2.7 

2.85 

2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.8 

8.0 
2.9 
3.0 
8.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.05 
8.05 
8.16 


4.2 

4.15 
4.2 
4.2 
4.15 

4.15 

4.2 

3.2 

2.85 

3.5 

8.5 

8.65 

3.6 

3.55 

3.55 

8.6 

3.35 

3.15 

8.1 

9.85 

2.45 


2.9 

2.45 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.35 

2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.45 

2.75 

2.7 

2.7 

2.6 
2.1 
2.1 
2.0 
2.0 
2.06 


1.9 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 

1.8 

1.8 

1.85 

1.85 

1.85 

1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
1.8 
1.8 

1.85 
1.85 
1.86 
1.86 
1.96 


1.65 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

L6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.55 

1.55 

1.65 

1.6 

1.65 

1.65 

l.» 

1.65 

1.65 

1.7 

1.66 

1.66 


1.75 
1.6 
L55 
1.75 
1.65 

L85 
1.6 
1.6 
1.66 
L6 

1.6 
1.65 
1.5 
1.5 
1.6 

1.7 
1.65 




12 




18 




14 




16 




16 




17 




18 




19 




90 




21 




22 




2S 




24 




26 




26 




27 




28 




29 






80 






81 













NoTS.— loepreseot Jan. 1 to 28 and Dec. 16 to 81» 1910. Case heights for 1910, published in Watfr-flopply 
Paw 286«aro in enrar as neoeBsaryoorrections were not applied; comcted gage nelgbts presented in sbore 

Ice present Jan. 1 to Feb. 26 and Nov. 96 to Dec. 81, 1911. 
Daily dMiarge, in eeoond-feet, ofSotUh Platte River at South Platte, Colo., for 1910-1.1. 



Day. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Ifay. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dee. 



1910. 

1. 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

18 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

» 

21 

22 

28 

24 

25 

96 

27 

28 

29 

30 

31 

1911. 

1 

2 

3 

4 

6 



200 
200 
20O 
200 
200 



225 
226 
225 



215 
215 
215 
215 
215 

210 
210 
210 
210 
210 

205 
205 
205 
205 
208 

212 
170 
190 
218 
195 
205 



100 

100 
100 
105 
105 



182 
206 
182 
160 
160 

160 
120 
120 
120 
111 

120 
120 
130 
140 
160 

182 
160 
171 
182 
206 

234 
248 
234 
234 
182 

206 
206 
182 



160 
182 
234 
234 
322 

354 
338 
370 
386 
710 

710 
650 
610 
610 
610 

610 
590 
610 
590 
610 

590 
570 
590 
570 
513 

404 
440 
404 
404 
354 
838 



106 
95 

95 
95 



854 
870 
370 



306 
822 
822 
322 
322 



354 
886 
440 
422 

370 
386 
886 
404 
422 

476 
458 
476 
494 
513 

513 
532 
652 
590 
605 



95 
160 
240 
283 



605 
600 
600 
635 
630 

570 
560 
530 
530 
548 

648 
560 
600 
630 
625 

615 
590 
665 
650 
572 

555 

590 
660 
680 
660 

605 
605 
620 
620 
602 
602 



226 
212 
185 
185 
212 



600 
60O 

508 
508 
640 

540 
576 
658 
640 



606 

622 
488 

522 
488 

605 
622 
506 
488 
420 

358 
373 
358 
343 
343 

298 
284 
270 
270 
373 



438 
480 
480 
480 
500 



888 
888 

420 
404 
404 



373 
343 
313 
197 

186 
175 
175 
175 
186 

186 
186 
186 
153 
164 

175 
175 
175 
220 
375 

365 
380 
410 
670 
640 
690 



617 
782 
908 
732 
807 



400 
610 
660 
610 
546 

560 
610 
430 
365 

630 



670 
650 
590 
276 

248 
290 
323 
306 
306 

370 
386 



248 

194 
194 
194 
206 
182 
182 



303 
286 
303 
337 
529 



183 
194 
182 
194 
183 

160 
160 
150 
171 
171 

160 
150 
160 
100 
160 

160 
160 
160 
160 
160 

171 
194 
194 
194 
180 

ISO 
180 
178 
178 
178 



340 
390 



335 



162 
162 
160 
100 
150 

155 
156 
160 
155 
163 

158 
153 
130 
140 
160 

180 
195 
178 
176 
190 

190 
200 
200 

186 
186 

175 
160 
160 
170 
160 
145 



237 
290 
190 
245 
260 



138 
136 
126 
126 
146 

136 
136 
156 
156 
166 

167 
167 
156 
146 
156 

156 
136 
14A 
146 
126 

126 
116 
107 
126 
126 

107 
96 
76 
83 

76 



100 
90 
95 
115 
115 



68 

68 



68 
68 
83 

8S 

n 

83 
83 

08 
76 
70 

70 
70 
70 
70 
70 

75 
76 
75 
75 
80 

80 
80 
80 
85 
85 
8S 



100 
100 
106 
106 
106 



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291 



Dmfy diidiar^, in ieocmi-feet, of South Platie River <U South PlatU, Colo., for 

i9iO-ii— Continued. 



Day. 



>aa. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May. 



Jnne. July. 



Aug. 



Bept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Deo. 



1907-8. 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

2S 

26 

27 

2B , 

29 

80 , 

31 



110 
116 
105 
106 
110 

110 
110 
110 
115 
105 

106 
105 
85 
05 
95 

105 
115 
85 
105 
115 

115 
05 
96 
06 
96 
95 



86 
96 
86 
86 
86 

96 
96 
05 
80 
86 

96 
96 
96 
100 
100 

106 
106 
106 
110 
110 

115 
05 
106 



95 
86 
05 
05 
96 

105 
77 
70 
70 
70 

86 
86 
77 
86 
70 

77 
86 
77 
77 
80 

77 
03 
77 
70 
77 
86 



254 
312 
198 
160 

148 
148 
187 
187 
116 

126 

187 
126 
187 
187 

187 
160 
172 
212 
240 

240 
226 
213 
240 
368 



340 
368 
308 

814 
847 

338 
196 
383 
383 
855 

870 
870 
893 

430 
413 

490 

685 
685 
635 
685 

660 
515 
455 

435 
400 
880 



460 
460 
440 
486 
445 

438 
428 
436 
406 
436 

487 
506 

466 
466 
466 

660 
506 

650 
650 
650 

660 
660 
573 
673 
617 



066 
1,010 
1,300 
1,180 
1,160 

1,150 
1,120 
1,150 
1,150 
1,130 

1,130 

1,150 

640 

487 

783 

783 
807 
833 
807 
807 

883 

709 
617 
604 
487 
837 



803 
466 

487 

506 

837 
303 
286 
280 

280 
286 
808 
280 
280 

290 
890 
525 
515 
535 

510 
336 
345 
326 
335 
333 



310 
390 
370 
370 
350 

385 
310 
206 

206 
200 

200 
200 

310 
310 
310 

310 
305 
305 
190 
190 

300 
300 
300 

196 
320 



830 
325 
195 
170 
140 

130 
115 
116 
110 
110 

106 
106 
105 
103 
05 

02 

92 
100 
110 
110 

110 
106 
106 
115 
105 
105 



95 
95 
105 
105 
115 

115 
85 
77 

115 
95 

96 
85 
85 
95 
85 

85 
05 
70 
70 
85 

85 
90 
95 
95 
100 



106 
115 
115 
115 
116 

115 
115 
115 
115 
115 

116 
110 
110 
110 
110 

110 
110 
110 
106 
106 

106 
105 
106 
106 
106 
105 



Non.— Dally dlschars* 'or tfaii station for 1910, as pubUahed In Water-Supply Paper 286, In error becaoee 
of nonoarrectlon off gage heigbte and method of oompatlng; corrected determmatlon presented herewith: 
Ddly diMharga Jan. T to 33 and Dec. 16 to 81, 1910, estimated beoause of Ice; discharge Feb. 16 to Apr. 
27, June 6 to July 19, Aug. 13 to Sept 34, and Nor. 1 to 23, 1910, determtaied from fairly welUdeflned corves; 
indirect method for shifting ^baniiiilff used for the remaining periods of 1910. 

Deny dtacharge Jan. 1 to Feb. 36 and Nov. 36 to Dec. 81. 1911. estimated because of ice; discharge Feb. 
37 to Aug. 18, 1911, determined fh)m a carve fslrly well deflned between 50 and 1,300 seoond-feet; nidlreot 
method for shlfttaig channela used f^om Aug. 19 to Nov. 36, 1911. 

MwUhly diKharge of South Platte River at South Platte, Colo., for 1910-11. 
[Drainage area, 3,610 square miles.] 



Month. 




Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aoco- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


raoy. 


1910. 

JmQaiy 


326 
348 
710 
005 
660 
600 
600 
670 
194 
300 
167 
96 


170 
111 
160 
306 
530 
370 
153 
182 
150 
130 
76 
68 


209 
173 
437 
415 
602 
464 
312 
404 
171 
167 
131 
77.3 


12,800 
9,560 
36,900 
84,700 
37,000 
37,600 
19,200 
24,900 
10,300 
10,300 
7,800 
4,750 


C. 


February 


B. 


itaSf^:::::::::!:;;.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::. 


B. 


April 


B. 


May. ..:::::::;;:;: :. 


B. 


S;: : 


B. 


iSy..;::::: ::::.. 


B. 


ififcrt:::::;;::::::::;;::::::::::::::::::;:::::::: 


B. 


September 


B. 


oSoS?^::::;::;::;:::;:::::::::::::::::::::::: 


B. 


November 


B. 


December 


B. 






Th# Tfar 


710 


68 


206 


216,000 








mi. 

J«fmiiry . 


115 
115 
106 
396 
660 
617 
1,300 
635 
890 
830 
115 
115 


85 
85 
63 
96 
185 
408 
337 
280 
190 
92 
70 
100 


103 
96.4 
83.6 

188 

361 

493 

865 

373 

242 

144 
94.4 

109 


6,300 
5,300 
5,140 
11,200 
22,200 
29,200 
53,100 
22,900 
14,400 
8,830 
5,620 
6,700 


B. 


FeSSZy.::: . ... .. . 


B. 


itoS^...:......... 


B. 


AprfL :...... 


A. 


ll5^...: 


A. 


JSe:;:::::::::::::::::::::::::.:::::::::::.: 


A. 


July 


A. 


August 


A. 


se^biv;; :...... 


A. 


ocCS^T!;;:::;:::::;;::::::::::::;:::::::;....:. 


A. 


November. 


B. 


December 


C. 






The year 


1,200 


63 


264 


191,000 









Non^Monthly estimates for this station, for 1910, as published hi Water Supply Paper 286, are in 
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SOUTK FLATTE RZVXR AT DSWBR. COLO. 

Location. — ^At the Sixteenth Street viaduct in Denver; 500 feet below mouth of 
Cherry Creek. 

Records available.— May 7, 1895, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 3,840 square miles. 

Gkkge. — ^Automatic recording gage installed August 12, 1909. The original gage was 
located at the Twenty-third Street viaduct. In July, 1895, a new gage was 
installed at the Fifteenth Street bridge. In August, 1898, an inclined staff gage 
was placed on the opposite side of the river, but referred to the same datum. 
This gage was destroyed by high water in June, 1900, and for the remainder of the 
year the gage installed in July, 1895, was used. This gage was stolen, and a new 
one was placed between the Fifteenth Avenue and Sixteenth Avenue bridges 
May 15, 1901, reading to the same datum. This gage also was stolen and was 
replaced on June 10, 1903, by a vertical staff near the same place and having the 
same datum. The automatic gage is referred to practically the same datum as 
the preceding verticalstaff. 

Channel.— Shifting. 

DiBcharge measurements.— Made from the Fifteenth Street bridge during high 
water and by wading at low-water stages. 

Winter flow.— The flow at this point is seldom affected by ice. 

Diversions. — Between this station and the one at South Platte there are court decrees 
for diversion from South Platte River of 2,226 second-feet and from intervening 
tributaries of 1,466 second-feet. 

Cooperation. — Since 1907 station has been maintained by the State engineer, by 
whom the records are furnished. 

Discharge mecmureiTients ofSotUh Platte River at Denver, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hei^t. 


Di*. 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


^u 


Di». 
charge. 


Jan. 17 
Feb. 24 


Turner and Clayton. . . . 
Thos. Grieve 


Feet. 
1.18 
1.08 
1.10 
1.33 
1.62 
1.09 
1.72 

1.78 
1.03 

2.16 


"it 

110 
110 
177 
254 
331 
396 

463 
591 

750 


July 31 

Aug. 7 

14 

21 

28 

Sept. 11 

16 

Oct. 2 

30 
Dec. 4 


Bundy and Bunger. ... 

do 

Grieve and Bundy 

Bundy and Bunker 

ff«r 


FteL 
1.46 
1.15 
1.28 
1.35 

1.40 
1.21 
1.00 

1.03 
.89 
.74 


8ec.^U 
341 
216 


Mar. 11 


F.Cogswell 


216 


June 19 


Turner and Clayton .... 

Thoe. Grieve 

C C. Hezmalhalch 

F.Cogswell 

Bunffer and Uezmal- 


230 
242 


24 

July 6 


...!!do..:: :..:::: 

F.Cogswell 


160 
114 


Hesmalhalch and Bun- 
ijer 




11 


Bundy and Bunger — 
Bunger and Ilezmal- 


HI 


24 


...fdo,::..:::::::::.;: 

Grieve and Bunger 


89.0 
71.0 









Daily gage height, in feet, of South Platte River at Denver, Colo,, for 1911. 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


D«^ 


1 


0.85 

.8 

.8 

.85 

1.0 

1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

l.I 

1.15 


0.95 
.9 
.9 
.8 
.95 

1.0 
.9 
.9 
.9 
.95 


1.1 

1.15 

1.2 

1.06 

1.0 

1.0 

1.1 

1.05 

1.0 

1.06 


0.9 
.8 
1.0 
1.3 
1.35 

1.4 

1.5 

1.5 

1.26 

1.15 


1.4 
1.35 
1.3 
1.2 
1.25 

1.25 

1.3 

1.35 

1.4 

1.45 


1.55 

1.7 

1.65 

1.6 

1.55 

1.6 
1.45 
1.55 
1.6 
1.6 


1.65 

1.9 

2.4 

2.35 

1.75 

1.8 

2.3 

2.1 

2.15 

2.0 


1.25 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.25 

1.25 
1.15 
.95 
1.05 
1.05 


1.2 
1.2 
1.45 
1.45 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.15 


1.1 

.96 
1.0 

.9 
1.1 

1.26 
1.2 
1.06 
1.0 
.96 


a95 

.9 
.9 
.85 
.85 

.85 
.90 
.0 
.0 
.85 


0.96 


2 


1.1 


3 


.» 


4 


.8 


5 


95 


6 


.9 


7 


105 


8 


1 IS 





M 


10 


.95 



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PLATTE RIYEB BASIN. 293 

DaUy gage height, in feet, of South PlaUe River, at Denver, Colo., for /Pi 1— Continued. 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


11 


1.1 

1.05 

1.06 

1.1 

1.06 

1.0 

1.06 

1.05 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
.0 
1.0 
1.06 

1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


.06 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

.06 
1.0 
1.0 
1.06 
1.0 

.85 
.75 
.75 
1.1 

i.a 

1.26 
1.2 
1.1 


1.1 

1.0 
.0 
.96 

.85 

.9 
.0 
.9 
.8 
.9 

.85 
.86 
.85 
.0 
.9 

.8 
.0 
.85 
.85 
.8 
.9 


1.15 
1.06 
1.0 
1.05 
1.05 

1.0 

1.0 
.06 
.06 
.9 

.05 
.95 
1.0 
1.05 
1.15 

1.1 

1.1 

1.15 

1.2 

1.45 


1.45 

1.4 

1.35 

1.4 

1.4 

1.5 
1.5 
1.5 
1.4 

1.6 

1.5 

1.5 

1.86 

1.4 

1.35 

1.4 

1.45 

1.35 

1.4 

1.5 

1.45 


1.6 

1.5 

1.45 

1.5 

1.3 

1.75 
2,05 
2.2 
1.7 
1.7 

1.7 

1.9 

1.85 

1.8 

1.7 

1.65 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.6 


1.C5 
1.85 
1.0 
1..5 
1.95 

2.2 
2.35 
2.25 
1.55 
1.55 

1.7 
1.66 
1.65 
2.15 
2.2 

2.2 
2.1 

1.95 
1.8 
1.65 
1.45 


2.25 

2.0 

1.05 

1.3 

1.35 

1.3 

1.25 

1.25 

1.3 

1.3 

1.3 

1.3 

1.5 

1.85 

1.9 

1.95 

1,7 

1.4 

1.3 

1.3 

1.2 


1.05 
1.05 
1.05 
1.0 
1.05 

1.1 
.95 
.9 
.95 
.96 

.06 
.9 
.9 
.86 
.9 

.85 
.9 
.95 
.96 
1.0 


1.0 
.96 
.85 
.85 
.9 

.95 
.95 
.95 
.95 
1.0 

.9 

.85 
.95 
.9 
.9 

.85 
.05 
.9 
.9 
.95 
.9 


.8 

.8 
1.0 
1.06 
1.06 

1.05 

1.1 
.96 
.9 
.85 

.85 
.75 
.75 
.8 
.9 

.85 
.85 
.75 
.75 
.85 


.06 


12 


.9 


13 


.8 


14 


.8 


15 


.9 


16 


.9 


17 


.06 


18 


1.0 


19 


1.0 


20 


.06 


21 


.9 


22 


.0 


a 


.96 


24 


.05 


25 


.9 


26 


.85 


27 


.7 


28 


.75 


29 


.9 


30 


.0 


31 


.9 







Daily dMcharge^ in eeocmd-feet^ of South Platte River at Denver ^ Colo, ^ for 1911, 



Day. 



Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juna. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


78 


102 


116 


70 


906 


368 


890 


250 


165 


135 


100 


65 


85 


128 


65 


188 


335 


510 


230 


165 


100 


90 


65 


86 


140 


90 


170 


312 


815 


215 


250 


110 


90 


78 


60 


102 


170 


140 


290 


780 


215 


260 


90 


82 


115 


95 


90 


188 


155 


268 


450 


250 


105 


135 


82 


150 


110 


90 


205 


155 


290 


475 


250 


195 


180 


82 


150 


80 


115 


346 


170 


226 


760 


215 


195 


165 


90 


168 


80 


102 


346 


188 


268 


640 


145 


165 


122 


90 


150 


80 


90 


155 


205 


290 


680 


165 


165 


110 


90 


168 


90 


102 


132 


226 


290 


630 


160 


150 


100 


82 


150 


90 


115 


132 


226 


245 


602 


650 


122 


110 


75 


132 


105 


90 


102 


206 


245 


540 


570 


122 


100 


75 


133 


106 


70 


90 


188 


226 


570 


520 


122 


82 


110 


150 


105 


80 


102 


205 


245 


602 


105 


110 


82 


122 


132 


100 


62 


102 


206 


245 


602 


212 


122 


90 


122 


115 


85 


70 


90 


245 


360 


770 


195 


135 


100 


122 


182 


96 


70 


90 


245 


532 


800 


180 


100 


100 


135 


132 


96 


70 


80 


245 


630 


810 


180 


90 


100 


100 


115 


110 


55 


80 


205 


335 


378 


105 


100 


100 


90 


115 


90 


70 


70 


290 


345 


378 


195 


100 


110 


82 


115 


55 


62 


80 


245 


350 


455 


195 


100 


90 


82 


115 


50 


62 


80 


245 


470 


428 


195 


90 


82 


68 


90 


50 


62 


90 


188 


455 


428 


270 


90 


100 


68 


115 


115 


70 


102 


205 


435 


735 


432 


82 


90 


75 


132 


170 


70 


128 


188 


390 


770 


460 


90 


90 


90 


150 


155 


* 55 


116 


206 


370 


770 


490 


82 


82 


82 


150 


140 


• 70 


115 


226 


400 


700 


355 


90 


100 


82 


115 


115 


62 


128 


188 


400 


602 


230 


100 


90 


68 


115 




62 


140 


206 


400 


510 


195 


100 


90 


68 


115 




55 


225 


245 


365 


42ft 


195 


110 


100 


82 


115 




70 




226 




332 


Itio 




90 





Dec. 



100 
135 
100 
75 
100 

90 
122 
150 
135 
100 

100 
90 
75 
75 
00 

90 
100 
110 
110 
100 

90 
90 
100 
100 
90 

82 
62 
68 
90 
90 
90 



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294 SURFACE WATBE SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 

MoTiihly discharge of South Platte River at Denver^ Colo.f/or 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in aeoond-feet. 


Rmi-ofl 
(total in 
acre^eet). 


HaTimiim 


>■ luiiiwim , 


Mean. 


January . - 


168 
170 
140 
246 
200 
630 
800 
650 
650 
180 
136 
160 


65 
50 
65 
65 
140 
226 
382 
146 
146 
82 
68 
62 


123 
06 
81 
123 
207 
343 
695 
270 
132 
104 
89 
96 


7,580 


FflbPiary . 


5,350 


\rJtt!ir^' 


5,010 


April. 


7.330 


ifo!v:;;:;:::::::::::::::::.:.: : : 


12,700 


Jane ,.,....,. ^^ ^. . ^ 


20 400 


July 


s6,eoo 


August r ,, T , T r r r - , X . r - - 


16,600 


September 


7;8« 


October 


6,400 


November 


5,310 


December 


5.050 






The year 


800 


50 


180 


137.000 







SOUTK PLATTE &ZVXR HSAB KKBSEY, COLO. 

Locatloii.— At highway bridge in sec. 9, T. 5 N., R. 64 W., If miles north of Kersey, 
2 miles below the entrance of Lone Tree Creek, an intermittent stream, and 3 
miles below the mouth of Cache la Poudre River. 

Becorda available.— April 27, 1901, to October 31, 1903; March 1, 1905, to December 
31, 1911. 

Draina^ area. — ^9,500 square miles. 

Oag^.—A chain gage, placed in the fall of 1906 in each of the two channels in which 
the river flows. These gages were referred to a datum slightly difierent from that 
of the original gage, but have remained permanent since. The original gage, a 
vertical staff, was used imtil Jime 14, 1906, when the observer moved it 20 feet 
south. This gage was placed 0.30 foot too high, and all readings were corrected 
by that amount until the chain gages were placed in position. 

Chaimel.— Shifting. 

Discharge meaaurements.— Made from the bridge during high water and by wad- 
ing at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow.— Ice causes slight backwater for a few days during the winter. 

Divendona.— Between this station and Denver there are court decrees for diversions 
of 3,764 second-feet from the South Platte, and 17,000 second-feet from interven- 
ing tributaries, besides numerous flood-water decrees. 

Accuracy.— Although the channel is shifting, sufficient diachaige measurements have 
been obtained to enable estimates of flow to be made which may be regarded as 
reliable. 

Oooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 

Discharge measwremenU of South Platte River near Kersey, Colo., in 1911. 





Hydrograpber. 


QageNo.2. 


Date.' 


Hydrograpber. 


Gage No. 1. 


Date. 


iS^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


^Sl^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 80 
Feb. 25 
Mar ^ 


R.H.netohflT 

E. O. Cbrlstlanaen 

R H Fletcber. .. . 


Feet. 
2.74 
2.66 
8.04 
2.30 
1.36 
1.40 
1.74 
1.90 
2.25 
1.63 
2.90 
2.82 


277 

838 

149 
26.9 
32.4 
55.2 
78.5 
96.0 
87.7 

234 

197 


Jan. 80 
Feb. 25 
Mar. 4 

27 
Apr. 20 
MSy 27 
June 27 
July 13 
Aug. 14 
Sept. 14 
Oct. 81 
Dec. 13 


R.H. Fletcber 

E. 0. Christianaen 

R, H. FI)Pt<*w 


Feet. 
2.78 
2.58 
2.98 
2.88 
1.98 
1.96 
2.11 
2.15 
2.27 
2.13 
2.80 
2.80 


125 
188 


27 
Apr. 20 
MAy 27 
June 27 
July 13 
Aug. 14 
Sept. 14 
Oct. 31 
Dec 13 


do 

do 

R.C.Milee 


do 

do 

R.C.MUea 


81. S 
37.0 
43.3 


E. O. Christiansen 

G. H. Russell 


E. O. Christianaen 

G.H.RusseU 


47.2 

58.8 


R H Fletcher 


R. H. Fletcher 


67.5 


G.H.Russell 


G.H.RcnseU 


53.6 


do 

R H. Fletcher 


do 

R. H, FlfltcWsr 


140 
154 











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PLATTB BIVX& BASIN, 

Daily gage height, in feet, of South Platte River at gages No§. 1 < 

for 1911. 

[Mrs. J. C. Maimer, observer.) 

Oagt iro. 1. 



295 

Itnear Kersey^ Colo,, 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 


2.75 
2.85 
8.25 
3.42 
3.52 

3.35 
2.96 
3.0 
2.9 
3.3 

3.2 

3.12 

3.5 

3.2S 

2.9 

2.9 
2.85 
2.85 
2.85 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2,75 
2.75 
2.8 


2.8 

2.8 

2.75 

2.72 

2.7 

2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.66 

2.6 

2.52 

2.5 

2.5 

2.5 

2.45 

2.4 

2.4 

2.42 

2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.55 

2.65 
2.7 
2.8 


2.85 
2.9 
2.95 
2.95 
2.95 

2.9 

2.7 

2.02 

2.55 

2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.45 
2.4 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.35 
2.35 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.35 

2.4 

2.4 

2.4 

2.4 

2.35 


2.25 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 
2.3 

2.18 

2.2 

2.2 

2.18 

2.1 

2.08 

2.15 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.2 
2.5 
2.5 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
2.0 
2.5 
2.1 
2.1 


2.03 
2.06 
2.03 
2.0 
2.1 

2.1 

2.12 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.2 
1.9 
2.4 
2.2 
2.3 

2.25 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 

1.9 
1.9 
2.4 
2.4 
2.5 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.15 


2.4 
2.4 
2.4 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.25 
2.26 
2.02 

2.4 
2.2 
2.4 
2.5 
2.68 

2.6 

2.45 

2.58 

2.35 

2.15 

2.18 
2.3 
2.3 
2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.15 

2.15 

2.18 

2.21 


2.18 

2.2 

2.22 

2.25 

2.6 

3.2 

2.88 

2.82 

2.8 

2.72 

2.56 

2.28 

2.14 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.22 

2.55 

2.18 

2.15 

2.12 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.25 

2.5 

2.25 


2.0 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.0 
2.5 

2.3 
2.3 
2.28 
2.22 
2.3 

2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 

2.3 
2.3 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.3 

2.2 

2.3 

2.22 

2.1 

2.3 


2.0 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.5 
2.3 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.3 
2.1 
2.1 
2.12 

2.1 

2.12 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.3 

2.55 

2.5 

2.5 

2.1 

2.1 


2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.35 
2.55 
2.82 
2.92 
2.95 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
3.0 

3.0 
3.0 
3.0 
2.9 
2.7 

2.7 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.82 


2.78 

2.68 

2.6 

2.6 

2.65 

2.65 

2.65 

2.7 

2.8 

2.9 

2.9 

2.96 

3.25 

3.1 

3.15 

3.15 

3.1 

8.5 

3.25 

3.0 

3.5 
3.5 
2.98 

2.88 
2.85 

2.8 
2.82 
2.88 
2.85 
2.85 


2 9 


2 


2 9 


8 


2.9 


4 


2 9 


5 


2.9 


6 


2.88 




2 82 


8 


2.85 


9 


2 85 


10 


2.8 


11 


2.8 


12 


2.78 


13 


2.8 


U 


2.8 


15 


2.9 


16 


2.8 


17 


2.8 


18 


2.8 


19 


2.8 


20 


2.8 


21 


2.82 


22 


2.92 


23 


2.9 


21 


2.85 


25 


2.85 


36 


2.82 


27 


2.8 


28 


3.75 


29 


3.58 


30 


8.3 


31 


3.22 







Oaga ITo. t. 



1 




2.9 
2.0 
2.85 
2.86 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.75 

2.7 

2.62 

2.6 

2.58 

2.52 

2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.55 

2.6 

**2.'fl2* 
2.75 

*2.'95' 


3.0 
8.0 
3.32 
3.32 
3.0 

2.96 

2.7 

2.68 

2.6 

2.45 

2.45 

2.4 

2.35 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 

2.28 

2.26 

2.28 

2.26 

2.26 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.26 

2.3 

2.32 

2.35 

2.35 

2.3 


2.3 

2.22 

2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

2.18 

2.1 

2.1 

2.5 

2.0 

1.92 
1.8 
1.62 
1.66 
1.62 

1.6 

1.55 

1.5 

1.46 

1.42 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.3 

1.3 
1.3 
1.3 
1.4 
1.5 




1.68 

1.6 

1.52 

1.5 

1.5 

1.5 

1.42 

1.38 

1.3 

1.32 

1.3 
1.8 
1.8 
1.3 
1.32 

1.36 

1.3 

1.28 

1.85 

1.85 

1.46 

1.4 

1.52 

1.65 

1.55 

1.4 
1.4 
1.45 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 


1.5 
1.52 
1.5 
1.5 
1.5 

1.6 

1.6 

1.52 

1.52 

1.T2 

1.58 

1.6 

1.55 

1.55 

2.2 

2.68 
2.48 
2.62 
2.25 
2.0 

2.15 

2.28 

2.3 

2.22 

1.88 

1.85. 

1.7 

1.68 

1.65 

1.R2 


1.85 
1.85 
1.92 
1.98 
2.4 

3.32 
2.86 
2.75 
2.75 
2.68 

2.45 
2.32 
1.95 
1.88 
1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.8 

2.05 

2.28 

2.02 

1.98 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.82 

1.78 

1.78 

1.72 

l.?2 

1.68 


1.65 

1.68 

1.68 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.65 

1.62 

1.7 

1.75 

2.22 

2.15 

1.78 

1.7 

1,72 

1.72 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.72 
2.02 
2.28 
2.22 
2.25 
1.85 


1.7 

1.7 

1.75 

1.75 

1.7 

1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.68 
1.65 
1.62 
1.6 
1.62 

1.6 
1.62 
1.6 
1.6 
1.65 

1.66 

1.66 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.75 

1.72 

1.75 
1.75 


1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.8 
1.9 

1.95 
1.92 
1.9 
1.92 
1.92 

2.45 

2.8 

3.0 

3.0 

3.0 

3.0 

3.0 

3.5 

3.6 

3.5 

3.5 

3.5 

3.0 

2.88 

2.68 

2.65 

2.8 

2.8 

2.85 

2.9 

2.9 


2.85 

2.75 

2.7 

2.66 

2.65 

2.65 

2.7 

2.78 

2.92 

3.0 

3.0 
3.5 
3,1 
3.2 
3.25 

3.25 

3.18 

3.1 

8.1 

3.1 

3.1 

3.3 

2.06 

2.9 

2.8 

2.8 

2.78 

2.85 

2.8 

2.82 


2.9 


2 




2.92 


3 




2.9 


4 




2.85 


5 




2.85 


<$ 


3.4 

3.3 

3.18 

3.22 

3.22 

3.3 

3.25 

3.2 

3.15 

3.1 

3.3 

2.95 

2.9 

3.0 

2.92 

2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 
2.9 

2.9 

2.9 

2.9 

2.85 

2.86 

2.88 


2.85 


7 


2.8 


8 


2.8 


9 


2.8 


10 


2,8 


11 


2.8 


12 


2.78 


13 


2.8 


14 


2.75 


15 


2.06 


16 


2.78 


17 


2.8 


18 


2.8 


19 


2.85 


20 


2 86 


21 


2.86 


22 


2.96 


23 


2.92 


24-. 


2,0 


25 


2.85 


26 


2.9 


27 


2.9 


28 


3.96 


29 


3.95 


30 


3.R5 


31 


3.72 







NoTB.— Cage No. 1: loe present Jan. 1 to 14 and Dec. 28 to 31. 
Dec 28 to 31. 



Oage No. 2: Ice present Jan. I to lb and 



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Daity dUeharge, in iecond-feety of South Platte River at gages No. 1 and No. t near 

Kereeyy Colo,, for 1911, 

Gag* Vo. 1. 



Day. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sipt. Oct. Kov. I>«c. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
6. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 

23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 

27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



154 
178 
180 
180 
180 

180 
180 
180 
185 
185 

185 
185 
185 
185 
190 

190 
178 
178 
178 
167 

167 
167 
167 
167 
167 

167 
167 
167 
156 
156 
167 



167 
167 
156 
144 
144 

144 
144 
144 
144 
134 

125 
108 
108 
108 
108 

102 
95 
95 
98 

108 

108 
108 
108 
108 
116 

130 
140 
158 



167 
177 
187 
183 
163 

170 
128 
112 
104 
92 

92 
92 
87 
80 
80 

81 
82 
82 
75 
75 

76 
71 
71 
72 
72 

77 
85 
85 
85 
85 
78 



77 
77 
77 
46 
46 

46 
46 
62 
62 
47 

77 
57 
77 
90 
107 

103 

84 
100 
72 
54 

66 
67 
67 
62 
57 

57 
54 
54 

56 
58 



56 
57 
59 
68 
103 

257 
165 
148 
143 
127 

98 
65 
53 

50 
50 

50 
60 
50 
59 
96 

56 
64 

51 
60 
50 

50 
50 
50 
62 
90 
62 



60 
60 
60 
50 
60 

60 
50 
50 
50 
60 

72 
96 
148 
176 
184 

197 
197 
197 
197 
197 

197 
197 
197 
170 
123 

123 
143 
143 
143 
143 
148 



130 
119 
103 
103 
113 

113 
113 
123 
143 
170 

170 
192 
272 
226 
342 

242 
226 
356 
272 
197 

856 
356 

192 
165 
156 

143 

148 
165 
156 
156 



iTa 

170 
1710 
170 

i:o 

16S 
148 
15« 
156 
143 

143 
139 
143 
143 
170 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 

148 
175 

170 
156 
156 

148 
143 
143 
143 
143 
143 



Oagtt Vo. I. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 

10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



250 


802 


335 


146 


42 


86 


72 


42 


40 


47 


211 


250 


302 


335 


131 


44 


88 


72 


45 


40 


47 


188 


250 


286 


465 


127 


38 


36 


81 


45 


44 


47 


177 


250 


286 


465 


127 


36 


36 


90 


45 


44 


47 


167 


250 


271 


335 


127 


36 


36 


167 


45 


40 


55 


167 


250 


271 


318 


123 


86 


86 


465 


48 


»0 


60 


167 


250 


271 


242 


109 


31 


36 


286 


43 


40 


57 


177 


250 


271 


237 


109 


29 


88 


256 


43 


40 


55 


195 


250 


271 


190 


190 


26 


38 


256 


41 


40 


57 


228 


275 


256 


178 


93 


27 


56 


237 


85 


40 


57 


250 


275 


242 


178 


81 


26 


42 


178 


42 


89 


130 


250 


275 


220 


167 


66 


26 


44 


150 


46 


36 


199 


430 


275 


215 


156 


46 


26 


40 


86 


08 


34 


250 


280 


275 


210 


156 


49 


26 


40 


75 


84 


83 


250 


315 


275 


195 


146 


46 


27 


127 


72 


46 


84 


250 


832 


275 


190 


146 


44 


28 


237 


65 


40 


83 


350 


S32 


318 


190 


142 


40 


26 


190 


65 


41 


84 


250 


806 


302 


190 


136 


86 


25 


220 


65 


41 


83 


430 


280 


335 


190 


142 


33 


28 


137 


96 


40 


83 


430 


280 


309 


202 


136 


81 


28 


93 


138 


40 


36 


430 


280 


302 


190 


136 


26 


33 


118 


80 


40 


86 


430 


880 


302 


203 


127 


26 


80 


142 


80 


40 


86 


430 


862 


302 


225 


127 


26 


88 


146 


65 


40 


40 


250 


236 


802 


250 


127 


26 


40 


131 


60 


40 


40 


218 


223 


302 


267 


127 


26 


40 


76 


58 


40 


40 


173 


199 


302 


290 


136 


26 


30 


72 


60 


41 


40 


167 


199 


802 


805 


146 


26 


30 


54 


55 


67 


44 


199 


195 


802 


815 


150 


26 


83 


52 


55 


102 


41 


199 


211 


286 




156 


30 


86 


49 


50 


94 


44 


211 


199 


286 




156 


36 


36 


68 


50 


98 


44 


223 


204 , 


296 




146 




36 




45 


51 




223 


I 



223 

228 
223 
211 
211 

211 
199 
199 
199 
199 

199 
195 
199 
188 
173 

195 
199 

199 
211 
211 

211 
245 
228 
223 
2JJ 
233 
223 
223 
223 
223 



Jan 

seoond-feet; 

Gage No. 2: uauy oocnarga Jan. i to lo ana ueo. 28 to 9i estimatea Deoause or loe; aiactkugt Jan. 17 fio 
Feb. 21, Mar. 1 to July 13, and Aug. 15 to Dec. 27 determined from a rating curve fairly weUdfiOiMd between 
20 and 400 seoond-feet; dJacbargeTeb. 22 to Feb. 28 and July 14 to Aug. 14 computed by Indlnot metbod 

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Daily discharge^ in aecond-feet, of South Platte River ne(xr Kersey , Colo.y/or 1911. 



Day. 


Tan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


Bept. 


Oct. 


NW 


Deo. 




404 
438 
430 
430 
430 

430 
430 
430 
436 
400 

4flO 
4<» 
480 
460 
465 

465 
496 
480 
513 
476 
. 
460 
469 

469 

469 
469 
469 
442 
442 
463 


469 
460 
442 
430 
415 

416 
415 
415 
416 
390 

367 
338 
323 
318 
303 

292 
285 
286 
288 
310 

208 
311 
383 
368 
383 

420 
446 

473 


602 
612 
652 
648 
618 

488 
370 
3«» 
294 
270 

270 
259 
243 
236 
226 

227 
224 
218 
217 
211 

212 
196 
196 
199 
199 

213 
381 
336 
241 
241 
324 


213 
203 
199 
200 
200 

183 
170 
170 
240 
146 

132 
121 
07 

99 
94 

97 
126 
121 
73 
60 

«3 
64 
64 
64 
64 

62 
64 
110 
75 
81 


82 
86 
79 
76 
81 

81 
76 
91 
88 
89 

80 
66 
100 
79 
89 

95 
68 
67 
71 
71 

76 
72 
111 
113 
126 

76 
76 
70 
82 
82 
00 


118 
116 
113 

82 

82 

82 

82 
100 
100 
103 

119 

101 

117. 

130 

234 

340 
274 
320 
209 
147 

174 
209 
213 
193 
133 

130 
108 
106 
105 
126 


128 
120 
140 
162 

270 

722 
461 
404 
300 
364 

276 
216 
130 
126 
122 

116 
116 
116 
166 
220 

180 
184 
116 
110 
106 

110 
106 
106 
112 
140 
107 


88 
186 
136 
135 
136 

133 
183 
133 
87 
125 

109 
112 
168 
143 
113 

102 
103 
103 
102 
102 

107 
107 
130 
130 
130 

108 
124 
169 
153 
148 
118 


86 
130 
134 
134 
130 

130 

130 
107 
90 
90 

89 
103 
84 
83 
86 

83 
86 
83 
83 
86 

86 
86 
90 
90 
107 

136 
134 
131 
94 
94 


97 
97 
97 
07 
105 

110 

107 
106 
107 
107 

202 
206 
308 
425 
434 

447 
447 
427 
427 
427 

437 

427 
447 
388 
206 

290 
842 
842 
364 
366 
371 


860 
807 
280 
270 
280 

280 
200 
318 
871 
420 

420 
622 
662 
641 
674 

674 
634 
636 
652 
477 

686 

718 
428 
388 
865 

842 
843 
376 
356 
360 


803 




396 




393 




381 




381 




376 




847 




866 




366 


10 


842 


11 


842 


12 


834 


13 


842 


14 


831 


15 


343 


16 


338 


17 


342 


18 


342 


19 


864 


20 


864 


21 


860 


22 


420 


28 


896 


24 


870 


25 


867 


26 


871 


27 


866 


28 


360 


29 


360 


30 


866 


21 


366 







XoTE.~D0termiiiatlcxns of datty disohaige pneented In above table represent the combined flow In the 
twochanneb. 

Monthly discharge of South Platte River near Kersey ^ Colo, j for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in aeoond-feet. 


Run-ofl 
(total In 
acre-feet). 




Mininnun. 


Mean. 


iMinery.. . . , r w , - - 


613 
473 
652 
240 
126 
340 
722 
160 
136 
447 
718 
420 


404 
285 
108 
62 
66 
82 
105 
88 
83 
07 
270 
331 


466 
871 
801 
122 
83.7 
140 
105 
123 
102 
291 
432 
363 


28,000 


"S^ebniary . 


20,600 


loS!^;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::. ::.... 


18,500 


Aprfl. 


7 280 


1^ . 


6,150 


jni;::::: :::::::.:::.: 


8 840 


July 


12,000 


AUKQSt. 


7,560 


se^Mobi^:::::::::::::::::::::. ..:.:...: : 


6,100 


October 


17,900 


Nnvwnbflf.. . 


25,700 


p«cnnbf!ra . ^ --^ - - 


22,300 






The rear , . . . , , ^ r , 


722 


62 


349 


180,000 







NoTS.— The^e estimates reprtfent the oomUned flow of both ehannds. 

SOITTK PLATTB SIVZB AT JTTLSSBTrBG, OOLO. 

Location.— At highway bridge 1 mile south of Julesburg, about sec. 83, T. 12 N., R. 

44 W. No important tributaries between the station and the Coloiado-Nebraeka 

State line, 1 mile distant. All the tributaries for 100 miles or more above the 

station are intermittent. 
Reeoxda avadlable.— April 2, 1902, to November 16, 1906; May 12, 1908, to December 

81, 1911. 
Drainage area.— 20,600 square miles. 



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Oage.—When the station was reestabliflhed in 1908 a gage was placed in each of the 
two main channels; both gages read practically the same as the original gage on 
the lower bridge 2,000 feet below the present site. The datum of the gages has 
remained unchanged. 

ChaimeL— Shifting. 

Diflchar^ measurementa. — ^Made from the pile bridge during high water, and hy 
wading at low-water stages. 

Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 
are made to determine the flow. 

Divendons.— Between Kersey and Julesbuig there are court decrees for diversions 
of 5,316 second-feet from the South Platte, and diversions of 1,240 second-feet 
from intervening tributaries including Lodgepole Greek in Wyoming and Nebraska 
and Grow Greek in Wyoming, besides numerous flood decrees. Between the State 
line and the mouth diversions of 206 second-feet from the South Platte have been 
granted in Nebraska. 

Aoouraoy. — Although the channel ia shifting, sufficient measurements have been 
made to give fairly reliable discharge estimates. 

Cooperation. — During 1911 this station was maintained in cooperation with the State 
engineer. 

Discharge measurements of South PlatU River at JuUshurg^ Colo,, in 1911. 



Dato. 


Hydrographer. 


heigSL 


Dls- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


bd^t 


Die- 
charge. 


Tan. 81a 


W. H. FlfttchflT 


Feet, 
2.46 
1.10 
.96 
.90 
.90 


80.0 
16.6 
17.9 
7.6 


July U 
Aug. 18 
Sept 16 
Oct 81 
Dec. 14a 


a. H. WufflrtL 


Feet. 

ass 

^.86 
.82 
1.07 
1.04 


Swc-ft. 
4^G 


Mar. 28 


do 

do 

R.C.MItoB 

E. 0. Chrlstiaiiaen 


R. H. Fletoher 


7.2 


Apr. 21 
June 28 


n. H. KnmmU. 


12 7 


do 

R.H. netober 


29.6 
17.1 









a Ice present. 

ft Cage height to gronod-water level caused by seepage. Oage40lBetflN>medgeoffliBtohaiinBL 

Daily gage height, in feet, of South Platte River at Julesburg, Colo,, for 1911. 
[EIte McSparian, obMrver.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 


2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.3 
2.4 

2.4 
2.4 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 

2.8 
2.8 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.7 
2.5 


2.3 
2.2 
2.2 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.9 
2.0 

19 
1.9 
1.9 
1.8 
1.8 

1.7 
1.7 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.5 
1.8 

2.0 
20 
2.0 


2.0 
2.3 
2.2 
2.0 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 


1.1 
1.1 
1.1. 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

.9 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
.9 

"*i."3* 


1.3 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.1 
1.1 

i!o 

1.0 


1.0 
1.0 

i!o 

1.8 
1.2 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 

.8 
.8 


0.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 

.8 
.8 
.8 
.8 
.9 

'"'i.6' 

1.0 
1.0 


0.8 

.8 

....... 

1.7 

1.6 
1.6 
1.4 


1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


0.8 
.8 
.8 
.9 
.9 

.9 

.9 

.9 

1.0 

1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
l.l 


1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

1.1 
l.l 
1.1 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 

1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 
1.0 


1.0 


2 


1.0 


8 




4 




6 




6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13- 




14 




16 




16 




17 


1.0 


18 


1 


10 


I.O 


20 

21 


1.0 
1.0 


22 


1.0 


23 


1.0 


94 


1.0 


85 


1.0 


20 


1.0 


27 


1.0 


28 


1.0 


29 


.8 


.8 

.76 

.8 


1.0 


30 


1 


31 











Nora.— Ice present Jan. 4 to Feb. 1. Feb. 19 to Mar. 3, and Deo. 17 to 31 



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DoOiff di$diarge, in teeondjut^ of South Platte River at JtUeiburg, Oolo.,/or 1911. 



DV. 


Jan. 


Peb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


JUIM. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 


330 
280 
330 

aoo 

300 

350 
360 
700 
700 
700 

700 
700 
700 
700 
700 

700 
700 
700 
700 
700 

700 
700 
700 
TOO 
700 

TOO 
685 
685 

685 
686 
685 


680 
675 
670 
670 
670 

670 
670 
670 
510 
670 

610 
510 
510 
875 
876 

370 
370 
106 
105 
106 

' 106 
143 
143 
143 
376 

6T0 
670 
670 


670 
670 
670 
670 
163 

210 
310 
210 
153 
113 

113 
81 
81 
67 
67 

67 
38 
38 
88 

38 

88 
88 
88 
88 
34 

88 
34 
53 
63 
53 
84 


84 
34 
34 

34 

34 

84 
84 

31 
31 
21 

31 
31 
31 
31 
31 

31 
31 
31 
31 
31 

13 
31 
31 
31 
31 

31 
31 
13 
40 

76 


76 
53 
63 
63 
63 

34 
34 
84 

34 

31 

31 
31 
31 
12 
13 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
13 
21 
31 
31 


31 
31 
13 
13 
13 

13 
13 
13 
12 
13 

13 
13 
13 
12 
31 

76 
63 
84 

81 
81 

13 
13 
12 
8 

8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 


8 
8 
8 
8 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
13 

31 
31 
31 
31 
31 

31 
13 
13 

8 
7 
8 


8 
8 

8 
8 
8 

8 
8 

35 

370 
370 

105 
143 
105 
105 
106 

106 
76 
63 
63 
34 
31 


31 

31 
31 
21 
31 

21 
13 
12 
12 
13 

12 
12 
13 
13 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 

8 
8 
8 
8 
8 


8 
8 
8 
13 
13 

12 
13 
12 
21 
21 

21 
21 
31 
31 
31 

31 

31 
31 
31 
31 

31 
31 
31 
31 
21 

21 
34 
34 
84 

34 
34 


34 
34 
34 

34 
34 

34 
34 
34 
34 
34 

34 
34 
34 
31 
31 

21 
31 
31 
21 
31 

31 
31 
31 
31 
21 

31 
21 
31 
31 
31 


31 


2::::::::::::::: 


31 


3 


31 


4 


31 


6 


31 


6 


21 


7 


19 


8 


10 


9 


19 


10 


19 


11 


10 


12 


19 


13 


10 


14 


18 


15 


18 


16 


18 


17 


18 


18 


18 


19 


18 


20 


18 


21 


18 


22 


18 


23 


18 


24 


18 


25 


18 


26 


18 


27 


18 


28 


18 


29 


18 


30 


18 


31 


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.— DaOy discharge Jan. 4 to Feb. 1, Feb. 19 to Mar. 3, and Deo. 17 to 31, estimated from a mean 
ith a very small range; diaofaarge interpolated for days for which gage readings are missing. 

Monthly discharge of South Platte Rivdr at Juleshurg, Colo. ^ for 1911. 



Month. 


DJsdharge In aecond-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aooo- 


Mft-rlfnqtq, 


Jaltlilllfim, 


Mean. 


raoy. 


luniary 


700 

680 

670 

75 

75 

75 

31 

370 

31 

84 

84 

31 


330 
142 
34 
12 
12 
8 
7 
8 
8 
8 
21 
18 


60S 

463 

168 
36.9 
34.1 
16.7 
10.9 
64.6 
11.7 
30.4 
36.6 
18.2 


37,200 

36,700 

0430 

1640 

1 480 

996 

668 

3,360 

694 

1,250 

1,580 

1,120 


C. 




c. 


itorS!^;:::::;;::::::::::::::::::::::::::. ..::::: 


c. 


Ajril 


c. 


ifiS.:: ; 


c. 


JK: 


c. 


j^:::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::: 


c. 




c. 


BvObinnhnt 


c. 


October 


c. 


NovoDber 


c. 


December 


c. 






The year. 


700 


7 


118 


85,000 









TA&&TALL OBXZX HXAR COMO, OOLO. 

Loeation.— At highway bridge in eec. 26, T. 8 S., B. 76 W., 

Gomo. No tributary within several miles of the station. 
Heeords available.— July 21 to November 21, 1911. 
Draina^ area. — ^Not measured. 
Gage.— Vertical Bta£f. 
ChanneL — Data too meager to determine. 



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Discharge meaBurements.— Made from bridge during high water and by wading 

during low water. 
Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 

discontinued. 
Divendona.— There are court decrees for diversions of 255 second-feet from Tairyall 

Greek above the station. 
Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 

Discharge measurements of TarryaU Creek near Como, Colo,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


tae^t. 


Dis- 


Jxily 28 

Sept. 6 

5 


0. M. Wlimner 


Fea. 
1.23 
.80 
.80 


12.0 


Flfltfihw ftnd Waha , 


9.4 


H.B.Waha .^ 


5.8 



Daily gage height^ in feet, of TarryaU Creek near Como, Colo,, for 1911. 
[Roy Truman, otMrver.] 



Day. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


OoL 


Nov. 


1 












16 








1.0 




2 












17 










3 








.85 


"i.i 


18 












4 








19 












5 






.9 
.86 




20 












6 . . 










21 


2.1 








,7 


7 










22 


1.0 


.9 






8 




.0 








28 




1.2 




9 










24 










10 








.9 




26 












11 








26 






.8 






12 












27 


1.85 








13 










2.3 


28 










14 










29 




.9 








15 




.0 


.9 






30 


















31 


1.0 























Note.— loe caused backwater Nov. 13 to Dec. 31. 

TA&&YALL CBXXX HSAB JXIVXS80V, OOLO. 

Location.— At Robbins's ranch, in sec. 6, T. 9 S., R. 74 W., 10 miles southeast of 

Jefferson, a short distance above the mouth of Rock Creek. 
Becorda available.— October 23, 1910, to June 30, 1911. At the latter date the 

station was discontinued and a new one established near Gomo. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Oage. — ^Vertical staff. 
ChanneL— Shifting. 

Diacharge measurementa. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Diveraiona. — ^There are court decrees for diversions of 309 second-feet from Tarryall 

Creek above the station, and for 898 second-feet from tributaries entering above. 
Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 
Cooperation.— Station was maintained in cooperation with the Uidted States Forest 

Service. 



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Ditdiarge meamtremenU of TanyaU Creek near Jeffereon^ Cah,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrognpher. 


hfii^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jin. 7 




Feet, 

ai.ao 


See.'fL 



Apr. S 


O. M. Wlmniflr 


!.«, 


46uO 







a Oage height to top of loe. River fixMMn to bottom. 

DaUy gage height, infeet, of Tarryall Creek near Jejfereon, Colo, , for 1911. 
[Boy Traotiii, oheenrer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Ffeb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


M»y. 


June. 


iHy. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


M»y 


June. 


1 




2.1 


2.6 




.75 


'".W 


16 














2 




17 








:::::::::::: 


1.6 
* 


3 












18 










.66 




4 














19 








1.0 




5 












1.46 


20 












6 












21 


1.7 












7 


1.3 












22 




::::::::::::::::: 




g 








.75 




23 








1.3 

1.1 
1.1 






9 










24 












10 














25 












11 








1.05 






26 








.9 


1.0 


12 












27 












13 














28 






2.6 






.0 


14 















20 












15 







2.7 








30 


























31 































Non.— Ckeek tmam aolid Jan. 7; water running over loe Jan. 21, Feb 1, and ICar. 1, 16, and 28. 
TABKTAZX OVEXK HXAK XATKAV. 001.0. 

lioeatlon.— At McLaughlin's ranch, in sec. 23, T. 11 S., B. 72 W., 6 miles northeast 

of Hayman post office, in the Pike National Forest. Nearest tributary a smaU 

stream entering from the north just below. 
Beeorda available.— October 23, 1910, to. December 31, 1911. 
Draina^ area. — ^Not measured. 
Gage.— Vertical staff. The datum was raised 0.28 foot in April, 1911, and aU 

previous gage heights referred to the new datum. 
ChaaneL — Apparently permanent. 
Biachar^ meaanrementa.— Made from the bridge during high water and by 

wading at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Biveraioiia.— There are court decrees for diversions of 206 second-feet from Tarryall 

Creek between this station and the one near Jefterson. 
Aoenracy. — ^As the station has not been completely rated, no estimates of discharge 

have been made. 
Coopexatioxu — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 



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Discharge measuremenu of Tarryall Creel near EayTtum, Colo.y in 1910--11. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^^ 


Dis. 


1010. 
Oct. 23 


S. T. Harding 


Fed. 
0.52 
.62 

.S2 
.02 
1.06 
.56 


See.'/L 

9 3 


Nov. 18 


G. H. Russdl 


13 3 


1011. 
Jan. 11a 


O.M. Wlmmer 


1 6 


Apr. 26 
July 
Sept. 26 


do 


S3. 3 


E. O. rbrifltlanfMm 


133 


H. B.Waha 


12 4 







a Ice conditions. 

Daily gage heighty in feet , of Tarryall Creek near Hayman, Colo., for 1910-11. 

[F. C. Parrett, observer.] 



Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1910. 
1 








11. 

12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 


1010. 








1010. 
21 








2 












0.62 
.62 




22 




0.57 
.52 


42 


3 












23 






4 












24 






5 




. 0.72 










0.52 


25 








6 




0.82 








26 








7 






' '.72 










27 


0.52 






8 














.62 




28 



















20 




.72 


.M 


10 
















30 


.47 






















31 


I 




1 








1 


Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1011. 
1 . -. . - 




0.5 






0.04 








0.7 








2 












1.2 








3 
























4 






1.5 








3.2 . 






0.7 






5 


0.4 



















6 


.7 






















7 
















.7 








8 








0.8 





























1.06 . 












10 




















a75 




11 


.3 


1.3 






.3 






.85 

.0 








12 












.8 






13 




















14 




1.5 










1.3 . 




.55 


.75 






15 












.7 




16 






1.7 


















17 












1.2 . 












18 














.8 


*".*55* 


.7 




0.6 


19 


.2 
















ao 


1.0 








O.OO 












21 ,. 




.4 


















S; : . :. 




















.65 

.7 




23 




.8 




















24 


.26 












.0 








25 












1.2 . 






.85 




26 *.... 








.0 






.85 


.55 


.06 




27 


















28 




















.0 






20 






.0 








1.3 . 






.8 




30 


.4 


















31 














.75 



































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303 



JZnXXBOV OKSIX AT JZrTSBSOV. COLO. 

Loeation.— At highway bridge at Jeffenon, in sec. 8, T. 8 S., R. 75 W. Nearest 

tributary enters 1) ndlee below. 
Beeords available.— October 17, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — Vertical staff, which was lowered 0.66 foot. All readings have been referred 

to the latter datum. 
Channel. — Shifting. 
Diaehargre xneaanrementa.— Made from the bridge at high water, and by wading 

at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Dlvenlozia.-— There are court decrees for diversions from Jefferson Creek of 167 

second-feet above the station and 21 second-feet below. There is a decree of 546 

second-feet diversion from Jefferson Lake. 
Aoeuraey. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 

Diiduarge measuremenu of Jeffer$on Creek at Jtfftrwn^ Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrogrmpher. 


hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jan. 6 


R.H.Fleteh«r 


Feet. 

a 2. 10 

b.V7 

.90 

.90 


See.'feet. 


Apr. 22 
8«pt 7 


O. M. wiraniflr 


0.9 


R. H. Fletch«r 


4.2 


H. B.Wfi^i^ , 


8 8 









• Gage hdi^t to top of loe. Rivtr froMn to bottom. b Oage height reduced to new datum. 

DaUy gaqe height, in feet, of Jefferaon Creek at Jefferion, Colo., for 1911. 

[R. M. Tnuuan, obserrer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 








0.96 










0.86 
.96 
.91 
.96 
.91 

.96 

".'96' 
.90 

.80 
.80 
.80 

'".'so* 

.80 
.80 
.80 

*.'86' 


0.90 
.90 
.85 
.80 

1.00 

.95 
.90 
.90 
.90 
.85 

.85 
.85 
.86 
.80 
.86 

.06 

".'so' 

.90 
.90 

.90 
.96 

1.00 
.90 

1.00 

.95 
1.00 
.92 
.90 
.85 
.80 






2 




3.21 


3.21 


0.68 
.71 

.74 
.68 

.66 
.66 
.66 
.67 
.64 

.61 
.51 
.48 
.51 
.56 

.54 
.51 
.54 


0.56 
1.36 
1.41 
1.16 

*".*56' 

'■'.'si* 

.96 
.96 

.68 
.76 
.68 
.68 


0.96 

.86 

"".'76' 

.81 
.66 
.66 
.66 
(•) 
.51 
.51 
.66 
.86 
.76 

.76 
.56 
.51 
.61 


(•) 

0.76 
.76 

1.06 
.76 
.56 

.61 
.61 
1.06 
1.06 
.96 

.96 

"*.*96' 
.96 
.96 


0.90 




3 






4 










.90 

.86 

.85 
1.10 
1.00 

.90 




5 












6 


2.7a 










7 










g 










1.60 


, 9 












10 












U 










1.20 




la 






3.26 






13 






1.05 




14 












15 










1.00 




16 




3.26 








17 


3.06 




1.16 


.90 
1.20 




18 




. 




10 












ao ... 






3.26 






1.10 

1.00 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.20 




21 








.56 
.51 
1.06 
.86 
.91 

.51 
.51 
.53 
.54 


"*.'e6" 

.76 
.66 
.66 

"'.'54' 

.66 
.64 
.64 


.56 
.61 
.61 
.61 
.76 

.76 
.56 
.54 
.56 
.61 
.56 




22 








.97 
.96 
.76 


1.06 
1.06 
.96 
.96 


.80 

'".'so' 

.80 




23 










24 










25 








26 


'. 1 .... 




.81 
.87 
.86 




27 


1 1 


1.20 




28 


r :::!:: :::: 


.90 
.91 


.86 
'".■96' 




29 




1.30 




30.. 


1 






31 






.56 








1 J 













• Creek dry, as water was used above station ftxr irrigation. 

Kon.— Creek Croun over Jan. 1 to Apr. 16 and Nov. 7 to Dec. 31: ftosen solid Jan. 6. A very small flow 
Jul 17. 



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MZCmOAV CBXZK HXAB JB7FBB80V, OOLO. 

Looation.— At the highway bridge at MichigaQ Siding, in 6ec. 13, T. 8 S., R. 76 W., 
2^ miles southwest of Jefferson. No tributary between the station and the mouth, 
3} miles below, and no important tributary for several miles above. 

Becorda available.--October 17, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainagre area. — ^Not measured. 

Oa^.^Vertical staff. 

Chaxmel. — Somewhat shifting. 

Discharge meaBurements. — ^Made from the bridge during high water and by wad- 
ing at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Divendons. — There are court decrees for diversions of 104 second-feet from Hi^^iga-n 
Greek above the station and 40 second-feet below. 

Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 





Discharge measurements of Michigan Creek near 


JefferBon, Colo. 


, in 1911 




Date. 


Hydrographer. 


be^t 


Dis- 
char:ge. 


Jan. 6 


R. H. Flf»tchw 


Feet. 

a2.00 

1.06 

.86 

.96 

.05 


Secft, 


Apr. 22 
July 28 
Sept. 6 


0, M. Wimmer 


25 ? 


..do 


2. 7 


FletclM^r and Waha 


&8 




H. B. Wftha 


8.0 









aloe. 

Daily gage height^ in feet, of Michigan Creek near Jefferson^ CoJc^for 1911. 
[R. M. Tniman, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


ICar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 








2.7 


0.8 




0.85 












2 




2.8 






1.0 








3 




2.8 






.9 






.95 


t 


4. . ., 
















' *i.i I 


6 


::::::::::::: 








1.1 


1.7 


.9 


1.0 
.05 






6 


2.0 








.72 




.. 1 


7 


















8 








.8 






1.3 


1.0 











9 
















* 


.65 


10 




















1.0 


** 




11 














.95 










12 
















.85 








13 






2.9 














.8 




14 


1 








1.0 






.96 




15 












1.12 


1.05 


1.0 






16 




2.8 








1.1 






17 


2.7 




.8 
















18 






















19 













1.0 


1.0 


1.0 










20 






3.0 














21 




















.8 




22 








1.08 






1.1 


1.2 
1.1 


.9 






23 










1.0 


1.2 






24 

















25 


























26 








.9 






.9 




.9 


1.1 






27 








.8 
.86 




.7 




28 












.7 










29 










1.0 










30 
























81 














.7 






1.1 





























Note.— Creek froxen over Jan. 1 to Mar. 31 and Nov. 13 to Dec. 31; frozen solid Jan. 6, 17, and 28. 



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VOBTK 70BX OF SOITTH VLATTX &ZVXB AT OBAVT, OOLO. 

liocatioii.— At Grant poet office, in sec. 9, T. 7 S., R. 74 W., in the Pike NatLonal 
Forest, 250 feet above the mouth of Geneva Greek. 

Records available.— July 18, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drajna^ area.— 61 square miles (measured from Forest Atlas). 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

ChazineL — Shifting. 

Discharge measurexnents. — ^Made from footbridge and by wading. 

'^^nter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 
are made to determine the flow. 

Diversiona. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions from the North Fork above 
the station, but there is a decree for a diversion of 8 second-feet from a tributary. 

Accuracy. — ^Though the channel is somewhat shifting, sufficient measurements were 
obtained to make the estimates reliable. The diurnal fluctuations at this station 
are so great that the mean of two daily readings does not represent the mean dis- 
charge, especially in the spring, when the creek is melting during day and freez- 
ing during night. 

Cooperation. — Statitm maintained in cooperation with the United Stales Forest 
Service. 

Dueharge metuttrements of North Fork of South Platte River at Grant, Colo., in 2911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


i^S^t. 


Dlft- 
charge* 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


QaffB 
height 


Dis- 
charge. 


Mar 14a 


B H.Fletcher . .. . 


Fett. 
1.50 
1.46 
1.85 
2.15 
1.96 


13.0 
22.7 
82.8 
52.1 


Aug. 29 
Sept. 8 

Nov. 8« 


R. H. Flet(Aier 


Feet. 
1.46 
1.44 
1.62 
1.43 


8ee.-fL 
14.2 


Apr 14* 

21 
June 11 


W. B. Preeman 

O. M. Wiminer 

J. B. Stewart 


■wiii^iidJirtJiiwv:;; 

0. H. Roflsell 


15.2 
30.3 
3.5 


July 13 


W. B. Freeman 







a Ice conditions. 

DaUy gage height, in feet, of North Fork of South Platte River at Grant, Colo., for 1911, 

[Edmund Couch, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 














1.80 










1.70 


2 










1.65 


2.20 




1.52 






1.87 


3 
















1.52 




i :*:::::::::: 














1.60 
1.60 






1.86 


5 








1.35 


2.05 














6 . . 








2.20 












7 




1.55 












1.40 
1.44 


1.50 






8 












1.80 


"i.M 
1.50 




1.87 


9. 


1.65 














1.45 




10 


1.55 








2.20 

2.15 
2.15 




1.40 






11 ... 


1.65 






2.05 






1.90 


12 














1.40 






13 












1.94 








2.00 


14 






1.60 


1.46 
1.37 


2.05 












2.00 


15 












1.40 






1.90 


16. 










2.15 




1.55 
1.52 






1.85 


17 














1.40 


1.75 




18. 












2.15 






19 










2.20 
2.20 














20. 








1.45 
1.65 










1.35 




i.ao 


21 














1.40 
1.40 


1.30 


22 




















1.35 


2J. 












2.00 








1.70 
1.70 
1.90 




24 






1.35 








1.52 








25. 












1.82 
1.82 








2S . .. 








1.66 


2.10 


"i.'ss* 










27, 


















28.. . . 


1.65 






1.70 










1.35 


1.67 




29. 






2.05 
2.05 


"'I'm" 


1.65 


1.45 


1.40 




30. 
















31. 
























» 1 










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Daily discharge j in aecond-feet, of North Fork of South Platte River at Grants Colo-^ for 

1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


SepL 


Oct, 


1.... 


5 


23 


80 


36 


22 


14 


15 


16.... 


10 


76 


80 


47 


18 


14 


14 


2.... 


6 


22 


88 


35 


21 


14 


16 


17.... 


10 


80 


80 


45 


17 


14 


14 


3.... 


5 


22 


88 


35 


21 


14 


16 


18.... 


10 


84 


80 


44 


17 


14 


13 


4.... 


6 


24 


88 


35 


21 


14 


17 


19.... 


10 


88 


76 


43 


17 


14 


13 


5..-. 


5 


66 


88 


35 


21 


14 


17 


20.... 


12 


88 


72 


42 


17 


14 


V2 


6.... 


5 


66 


88 


35 


19 


15 


18 


21.... 


22 


85 


68 


41 


17 


14 


12 


7.... 


5 


66 


88 


35 


18 


15 


18 


22.... 


22 


83 


64 


40 


17 


14 


12 


8.... 


5 


66 


88 


35 


17 


15 


17 


23.... 


22 


80 


59 


39 


17 


14 


12 


9.... 


6 


66 


88 


88 


16 


15 


16 


24.... 


22 


78 


55 


38 


17 


14 


12 


10.... 


5 


66 


88 


41 


16 


14 


15 


25.... 


22 


75 


50 


37 


17 


14 


12 


11.... 


8 


66 


80 


44 


16 


14 


14 


26.... 


22 


73 


45 


37 


16 


14 


12 


12..-. 


8 


66 


80 


47 


16 


14 


14 


27.... 


24 


70 


40 


32 


16 


14 


12 


13.... 


10 


66 


80 


51 


17 


14 


14 


28.... 


26 


68 


88 


27 


15 


14 


12 


14.... 


13 


66 


80 


50 


17 


14 


14 


20.... 


24 


66 


37 


22 


14 


14 


12 


15.... 





72 


80 


48 


17 


14 


14 


30.... 
31.... 


24 


66 
73 


35 


22 
22 


14 
14 


15 


12 
12 











Note.— DaUy dladiarge determined as follows: Apr. 1 to 14, estimated; Apr. 15 to July 31, fkom a well- 
defined curve; Aug. 1 to 31, from a curve based on one measurement and shape of previous curves; Sept. 1 
to 8, tbe Indirect method for shiftlDg channels; Sept. 9 to Oct. 31, ttom a poorly defined curve. 

Monthly discharge of North Fork of South Platu River at Grant, Colo,, for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge In seoond-feet. 


Runoff 
(total In 
aore>feet). 


Accu- 


Mayi™^i™- 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 






• 7.0 
O7.0 

• 6.0 
12.7 
66.3 
71.7 
38.0 
17.3 
14.2 
14.0 

• 4.0 


430 
389 
369 
756 
4.06O 


D. 


February 






D. 


March 






D. 


April 


26 
88 
88 
51 
22 
15 
18 


5 
22 
35 
22 
14 
14 
12 


B. 


£5™:....: :: 


B. 


June T T - , 


4.270 B. 


July 


2.340 

1.060 

845 

861 

238 


B. 


August 


n. 


September 


C. 


October 


C. 


November 


D. 










The Doriod 








15,600 















a Discharge estimated. 
NORTH FORK OF SOUTH PLATTE RIVER AT CASSSLL8. GOLO. 

Location.— At Caeeells, in sec. 11, T. 7 S., R. 74 W., in the Pike National Foreet. 

The nearest tributary is a small stream entering from the south, a short distance 

below. 
Becords available.— July 4, 1908, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 128 square miles (measured from topographic sheets and Forest 

atlas). 
Oage. — Chain gage which replaced a vertical staff reading to the same datum. 
Channel. — Shifting . 

DlBcharge meaBurements* — ^Made from bridge. 
Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 

are made to determine the flow. 
Divendona .—There are no court decrees for diversions between this station and that 

at Grant. 



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Aoeuracy. — ^Although the channel is shifting, sufficient measurements have been 
obtained to make the estimates of diachaxge reliable. The diurnal fluctuations 
due to melting during the day and freezing at night are so great at this station 
during the spring and, to a less extent, in the fall, that the mean of two dailygage 
readings does not properly represent the mean stage. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service and the State engineer. 

Dudutrge meawrements of North Fork of South Platte River at Casielh, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydiographer. 


b^t. 


charge. 


Date. 


Hydn^nplMr. 


be^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jftfi A« 


B. H. FlflUrhw 


Feet, 
2.06 
1.84 
1.84 
1.16 
1.16 
1.20 
1.34 


23.2 
26.2 
22.1 

28.5 
26.1 
44.1 


June 10 
July 12 
Aug. 28 
Sept. 8 

Nov. 1 


J. B. Btewart 


FM. 
2.19 
1.82 
1.83 
1.22 
1.22 
1.26 


^-;f. 


Feb. 20 a 


do 

do 

do 

do 

W.B. Freeman 

O. M. Wlminer 


W. B. Freeman 

R. H. Ftotcber 


178 
66.7 


Htf.lSa 

Apr. 13 
22 


do 

Waha A Fletoher 

o. H. Rum^U 


60.3 
62.6 
89.6 







•Iceoondltkma. 

DaiXy gage height, in/eet, of North Fork o/SoiUh Plane River at CauelU, Colo., for 1911, 

[Lulu Caasell, obflonrer.) 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Deo. 


1 


1.5 
1.6 
1.5 
1.9 
1.6 

1.8 

1.8 

1.96 

1.8 

1.65 

2.0 
1.56 
1.56 
1.5 
1.6 

1.75 
1.5 
1.45 
1.5 
1.56 

1.35 
1.25 
1.28 
1.18 
1.28 

1.28 

1.22 

1.25 

1.3 

1.22 

1.15 


1.15 
.95 
.90 

1.1 

1.06 

.95 
1.05 
1.1 
1.06 

.95 

.95 
1.02 
1.06 
1.2 
1.1 

1.1 
1.06 
1.0 
1.1 
.90 

.80 
.90 

1.1 
.90 

1.02 

1.06 

1.1 

1.66 


1.22 

1.18 
1.15 
1.2 
1.15 

1.15 

1.06 

1.06 

1.2 

1.1 

1.05 
1.08 
1.11 
1.23 
1.06 

1.14 
1.06 
1.0 
1.02 
1.06 

1.0 
1.0 
1.04 
1.02 
1.0 

.95 
1.12 
1.0 
1.0 
1.02 
1.05 


1.15 
1.12 
1.15 
1.15 
1.06 

1.18 

1.08 

1.1 

1.15 

1.1 

1.2 

1.06 

1.06 

.96 

.95 

1.06 
1.02 
1.05 
1.12 
1.35 

1.38 
1.36 
1.45 
1.4 

1.35 

1.43 

1.49 

1.5 

1.5 

1.35 


1.48 
1.51 
1.58 
1.55 
1.6 

1.77 
1.75 
1.82 
1.9 
1.9 

1.8 
2.1 
' 2.12 
2.1 
2.1 

2.2 

2.35 
2.45 
2.1 
1.8 

1.88 
1.86 
1.9 
1.82 
1.78 

1.94 
1.88 
1.88 
2.0 
1.89 
2.06 


2.25 

2.28 

2.38 

2.1 

2.2 

2.22 

2.35 

2.32 

2.3 

2.2 

2.25 
2.15 
2.15 
2.08 
2.1 

2.06 
2.08 
2.06 
2.08 
2.11 

2.2 

2.25 

2.1 

2.0 

1.9 

1.98 
1.94 
1.8 
1.75 
1.68 


1.7 
2.18 
2.62 
2.45 
2.73 

2.3 

2.12 

2.06 

1.02 

1.88 

1.9 
1.85 
1.83 
1.83 
1.82 

1.8 

1.85 

1.78 

1.78 

1.60 

1.66 
1.72 
1.65 


1.45 
1.45 

i.7 " 

1.7 

1.82 
1.82 
1.42 
1.43 
1.34 

1.35 
1.34 
1.38 
1.37 
1.38 

1.39 

1.41 

1.4 

1.37 

1.35 

1.28 


1.19 

1.21 

1.2 

1.19 

1.18 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 

1.2 

1.2 

1.2 

1.22 

1.28 

1.2 

1.2 

1.18 

1.18 

1.19 

1.18 

1.19 

1.2 

1.18 

1.18 

1.17 
1.17 
1.16 
1.28 
1.35 


1.45 

1.32 

1.21 

1.2 

1.54 

1.35 

1.25 
1.3 
1.2 
1.19 

1.15 
1.16 
1.18 
1.15 
1.06 

1.18 

1.12 

1.1 

1.2 

1.15 

Ml 

1.1 

1.2 

1.18 

1.15 

1.18 

1.04 

1.1 

1.15 

1.18 

1.2 


1.15 
1.15 
1.17 
1.12 
1.24 

1.2 

1.45 

1.5 

1.4 

1.25 

1.8 

1.5 

1.55 

1.5 

1.06 

1.15 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.5 

1.4 
1.3 
1.7 

1.8 
1.8 

1.8 
2.05 
2.0 
2.05 
2.0 


2.0 


2 


2.0 


3 


1.96 


4 


1.8 


5 


1.75 


6 


1.55 


7 


1.6 


8 


1.5 


9 


1.7 


10 


1.66 


11 


1.7 


12 


1.75 


13 .... 


1.96 


14 


1.96 


15 . ... 


2.02 


16 


1.08 


17 


1.05 


18 


2.0 


19 


1.96 


20 


2.06 


21 


2.2 


22 


1.9 


23 . . 


1.7 


24 


1.2 


25 


1.2 


28 


1.2 


27 


1.2 


28 





1.32 
1.27 
1.24 
1.22 


1.15 


29 


1.16 


30 


1.2 


31 


1.1 











Non.— loe prasent Jan. 1 to Mar. 16 and Nov. 5 to Dec. 31. 



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Daily disidiarge, in second-feet, of North Fork of South Platu River at CasseUs. Colo.y 

for 1911, 



Day. 


Umi, 


Apr. 


May. 


Tune. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


1 


20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

15 
17 
19 
30 
16 

22 
15 
12 
13 
17 

12 
12 
14 
13 
12 

10 
20 
12 
12 
13 
15 


22 
20 
22 
22 
17 

25 
17 
18 
22 
18 

27 
17 
15 
10 
10 

15 
13 
15 
20 
45 

49 
46 
60 
52 
45 

57 
66 
68 
68 
45 


65 
70 
72 
77 
86 

122 
118 
134 
155 
156 

129 
217 
224 
217 
217 

252 
311 
356 
217 
129 

150 
145 
155 
134 
124 

167 
150 
150 
185 
152 
201 


271 
282 
324 
217 
252 

260 
311 
298 
290 
252 

271 
234 
234 
211 
217 

211 
211 
201 
211 
220 

252 
271 
217 
185 
156 

179 
167 
129 
118 
102 


106 
256 
470 
380 
565 

325 
260 
230 
200 
190 

195 
180 
181 
181 
178 

172 
187 
167 
167 
142 

135 
150 
132 
129 
125 

121 
117 
113 
109 
105 
101 


97 
93 
89 
85 
89 

89 
107 
126 
145 
145 

178 
102 
84 
85 
71 

72 
71 
77 
76 
77 

78 
82 
80 
76 
72 

62 
65 
68 
61 
57 
55 


51 
53 
52 
51 
50 

52 
52 
52 
52 
52 

52 
52 
52 
55 

62 

52 
52 
50 
50 
51 

50 
51 
52 
50 
50 

48 
48 
47 
62 
72 


89 


2 


68 


3 


53 


4 


52 


6 


107 


6 


72 


7 J 


58 


8 


65 


9 


52 


10 


51 


11 


40 


12 


40 


13 


40 


14 


35 


16 


30 


16 


33 


17 


27 


18 


35 


19 


35 


20 


30 


21 


26 


22 


25 


23 


35 


24 


33 


25 


30 


26 


33 


27 


20 


28 


25 


29 


30 


30 


33 


31 


35 







Note.— Daily diachargD determined as follows: Mar. 1 to 10, estimated; Mar. 11 to July 1, from a fairly 
well defined curve; July 2 to 12, by the indirect method for shifting channels; July 13 to Oct. 10, from a 
&frly well defined curve; Oct. 11 to 31, by the indirect method for shifting channels. 

Monthly discharge of North Fork of Soiuh PlaUe River at Cassells, Colo., for 191L 
[Drainage area, 128 square miles.) 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



Maximum. 



January 

February. . . 
March 

Jime 

July 

August 

September. 

October 

November. . 



The period. 



30 
68 
356 
324 
555 
178 
72 
107 



Minimum. 



10 
10 
65 
102 
101 
55 
47 
20 



Moan. 



a 24 

a -25 
16.8 
31.5 
162 

225 
196 
87.5 
52.6 
42.8 

• 25 



Per 
square 
mile. 



0.188 
.195 
.131 
.246 
1.27 
1.76 
1.52 
.684 
.410 
.334 
.196 



Run-off. 



Depth in 

inciieson 

drataiage 

area. 



0.22 
.20 
.15 
.27 
1.46 
1.96 
1.75 
.79 
.46 
.39 
.22 



Total in 
acre-faet. 



1,480 
1,390 

i,oao 

1,870 
9,960 
13,400 
12,000 
6,380 
8,120 
2,630 
1,490 



53,800 



Aocu- 



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IK ABOVX JACXWSACKI& OXXSK, HXAE O&AVT, OOLO. 

Location.— In Pike National Forest, 100 feet above Jackwhacker Creek and 12 miles 

above Grant. 
Becords available. — ^Fragmentary records August l?, 1909, to November 9, 1911. 
Draina^ area. — Not measured. 
Gage. — ^Vertical staff; datum unchanged. 
ChanneL — Character not determined. 
Discharge measiirenieiits. — ^Made by wading. 
Winter flow.— No data. 

Diveniona. — ^No water is diverted above the station. 
Accuracy. — Data too meager for estimates of discharge. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 

Dctily gage height^ in feet, 'of Geneva Creek above Jackwhacker Creek, near Grant, Colo,, 

for 1911. 













[Kdmand Couch, obaervtt.] 














D«y. 


ItDM. 


Joly. 


AOg. 


8«pt. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


lone. 


Jnly. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 














16 














2 








0.64 






17 




0.66 




0.60 




3 










0.46 


18 


1 




4 












19 












5 






au 








20 














6 












21 
























0.60 




22 








0.48 






8 










23 












9 






.64 






.43 


24 






.66 








10 










26 












11 














26 














12 










.60 




27 


0.85 










13 




0.90 






28 






1 




14 












29 




0.07 








15 








.60 






«l 






1 














1 








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eZHXYA CBXXK AT OU) OXnYA BMSLTBK, HBAK a&AJTT, COLO. 

Location. — One-fourth mile below Old Geneva smelter, inT.6S.,R. 75W.,10 miles 
above Grant. 

Becorda available.— Fragmentary records from August 17, 1909, to September 2, 
1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Qage. — ^Vertical staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel — Unstable, as the flow is frequently affected by backwater from beaver 
dams. 

Discharge measttrementa. — ^Made by wading. 

^i^ter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diveraiona. — ^No water is diverted above the station, and therefore the records repre- 
sent the natural run-off. 

Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

The following discharge measurement was made by W. B. Freeman: 
July 13, 1911; Gage height, 1.55 feet; discharge, 36 second-feet. 



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Daily ffoge height^ infeety of Geneva Creek at Old Oeneva rnneUer^ near Gram^ Colo., 

for 1911. 









[Edmund Gouoh, obaenrer.] 










Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


1 










16 










2 


2.2 






1.2 


17 






1.2 




3 






18 








4 










19 










5 






1.2 




20 










6 






21 










7 










22 










8 










23 










9 






1.2 




24 






1.2 




10 






25 








11 










26 










12 










27 


1.8 








13 




1.65 






28 








14 








29 




1.2 






15 










30 





























aSHXVA CBXXK AT SITIXXVAirS RAVOH, HXAE aRAVT, COLO. 

Location.— In Pike NationAl Forest in sec. 29, T. 6 S., R. 74 W., 4 miles above Grant, 
at Sullivan's ranch; 40 feet below the mouth of Threemile Creek. 

Records available.-- July 6, 1908, to November 3, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 66 square miles (measured from Forest atlas). 

&age. — ^Vertical staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — ^Fairly permanent except during high water. 

Diacharge xneasurexnentB. — Made by wading. 

Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Divendona. — ^There are no court decrees for diversion of water above this station, and 
therefore the records probably represent the natural run-off. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for good results, and the estimates of diachai^re 
should be reliable. The stream is, however, subject to sharp diurnal fluctuation?, 
especially in the spring and, to a less extent, in the fall, caused by melting during 
the day and freezing at night, so that the mean gage height derived from two daily 
readings may not represent the true stage. 

Cooperation.— Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 



Diecharge measurements of Geneva Creek at Sullivan* s ranch, near Grant, Colo., in 



1911. 



Date. 




iSSR. 


Dia. 
charge. 


Date. 




he^t. 


charjsf. 


Jan. 9a 


Fletcher and Gouoh.... 
R. H. Fletcher 


Feet. 

0.60 

.40 

.48 

.47 


aee.-ft 
14.6 
15.3 
13.7 
14.3 


Jane 11 
July 13 
Auk. 20 
Nov. 2 


J.B.Stewart 


Feet. 

1.50 

1.40 

.80 

.72 


V- 


Feb. 21a 


W. B. Freeman 

R.H.Fletcher 


14S 


Mar. 14a 


do 

W. B. Freeman 


40.6 


Apr. 14 


0. H.RuaaeU 


26.3 









a Ice oonditiona. 



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DaUy gage height, in feet, of Geneva Creek at 8uUivan*a ranth, near Orant, Colo,, for 1911. 

)Cn. IL A. SaUlTan, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


ICtf. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aug. 


8«pt 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 








0.50 
.50 
.50 


0.70 
.68 
.66 
.70 
.05 

.06 
1.10 
1.20 
1.35 
1.10 

.06 
1.08 
1.20 
1.25 
1.25 

1.35 
1.40 
1.55 
1.45 
1.30 

1.28 
1.25 
1.28 
1.35 
1.35 

1.38 
1.45 
1.40 
1.50 
1.45 
1.50 


1.70 
1.80 
1.55 
1.65 
1.65 

1.60 
1.70 
1.70 
1.68 
1.68 

1.62 
1.66 
1.56 
1.60 
1.55 

1.55 
1.55 
1.58 
1.55 
1.55 

1.65 
1.78 
1.72 
1.60 
1.50 

1.45 
1.45 
1.40 
1.30 
1.30 


1.25 
1.80 
1.00 
1.75 
1.06 

1.00 
1.85 
1.70 
1.55 
1.45 

1.45 
1.40 
1.35 
1.30 
1.30 

1.30 
1.40 
1.30 
1.30 
1.30 

1.20 
1.28 
1.20 
1.20 
1.15 

1.15 
1.10 
1.15 
1.10 
1.05 
1.00 


1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
.00 

.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 

1.00 

1.00 

.00 

.88 

.85 

.00 
.88 
.00 
.00 
.88 

.00 
.05 
1.00 
.90 
.00 

.80 
.80 
.80 
.80 
.78 
.75 


0.75 

.78 

.80 

.85 

• .80 

.80 
.75 
.75 
.75 
.75 

.75 
.72 
.70 
.75 
.80 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.75 

.75 
.72 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.80 
.85 


1.00 
.00 
.75 
.70 
.00 

.80 
.75 
.76 
.80 
.70 

.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 
.70 

.70 
.70 

.7a 




2 








0.72 


3 








.80 


4 










5 








.45 




6 










7 








.45 
.45 
.45 
.50 

.50 




S 










9 


a50 








10 








11 










12 










13 








.60 
.50 
.65 

.58 
.50 
.50 
.02 
.64 

.70 
.68 
.70 
.CO 
.66 

.68 
.80 
.80 
.82 
.75 




14 






0.48 




15 








16 










17 










18 










19 










20 












21 




0.40 


.40 






22 








23 










24 










25 






.40 
.40 






26 










27 










28 












29 






.40 


.75 

.75 
.76 




30..:; 








31 






.45 













NoTK.— loe present Jan. 1 to aboat Mar. 21. 

DaUy diecharge, in eecond-feet, of Geneva Creek at Sullivan* a ranch, near Orant, Colo., 

for 1911. 



I>sy. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




15 
15 
15 
14 
12 

12 
12 
12 
12 
15 

15 
15 
15 
15 
38 

81 
15 
16 
35 
37 

33 
31 
3S 
28 
38 

81 
45 
46 

48 


83 
31 
38 
33 

67 

67 
04 
114 
145 
04 

67 
00 
114 
124 
134 

146 

156 
100 
167 
134 

130 
124 
130 
145 
145 

152 

167 
156 
178 
167 
178 


236 
202 
100 
214 
214 

202 
226 
226 
221 
221 

207 
214 
100 
202 
100 

100 

187 
103 

187 

187 

210 
232 
236 
108 
176 

164 
164 
153 
126 
126 


117 
230 
263 
227 
276 

263 
251 
216 
182 
150 

150 
148 
137 
122 
122 

123 
143 

122 
122 
122 

102 
118 
102 
102 
02 

02 
83 
02 

83 
74 
06 


66 
66 
66 
66 
51 

51 
51 
51 
51 
51 

66 
66 
51 
48 
44 

51 

48 
51 
51 

48 

61 
58 
66 
51 
51 

38 
38 
38 
38 
36 
32 


82 
36 
38 
44 

38 

38 
32 
32 
32 
32 

33 
30 
27 
32 
38 

37 

37 
37 
27 
32 

32 
29 
27 
27 
27 

27 
37 
37 
38 
44 


66 
61 
32 
27 
61 

38 
32 
33 
38 
27 

27 
27 
27 
27 
27 

37 

27 
27 
28 

28 

28 
20 
30 
30 
80 

30 
31 
31 
33 
32 
32 


80 


2 




30 


3 




88 


4 






6 






6 






7 






8 













10 






11 






12 






13 






U 


14 




15 




16 






17 






18 






19 






20 






21 






22 


8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 

8.0 
8.0 
8.0 
8.0 

10 

12 




23 




24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 ;.;"!!'.. ..I 




30 




31 '..'.'..'....'. 









Non.— Daily diaofaaife determined as follows : Mar. 22 to June 11 and July 14 to Nov. 3» from two f^ly 
wdMflflned carves ; June 12 to July 13, by indirect method for shifting channels; discharge interpolated 
Oct. 10 to 28. 



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Monthly dikharge of Geneva Creek at Sullivan* s ranch, near Grant, Colo., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 66 square miles.] 





Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-iSff. 


Honth. 




Ifjnlmiifn- 


Mean. 


Per 

square 

mile. 


Depth M 

hicheson 

drainage 

area. 


Total in 
acre-feet. 


Jamiary 




ol5 

a 15 
11.7 
22.7 
119 
195 
146 
51.3 
81.9 
32.2 

a20 


0.227 
.227 
.177 
.344 
1.80 
2.95 
2.21 
.777 
.483 
.488 
.303 


0.26 

.24 

.20 

.38 

2.08 

3.29 

2.55 

.90 

.54 

.56 

.34 


922 


FehriiMy , . 






833 


Mft«>h, 






719 


April 


48 
190 
232 
276 
66 
44 
66 


12 
28 
126 
66 
32 
27 
27 


1,350 


fiSy....::::::::::::::;::. !:!:::::: 


7 330 


June . . 


11.600 


July 


8.980 


Ai^pst 


3,150 


September 


1,900 


October 


1,980 


November 


1,190 


Pec«mbflr 






















The period 












39,900 

















a Estimated. 
NoTB.— Discharge estimated at 14 second-feet Mar. 1-13 and 11 second-feet Mar. 15-21. 

QSHXVA CSZZK AT QRAJIT, COLO. 

Looation.— In the Pike National Forest, at highway bridge in sec. 9, T. 7 S., R. 74 W., 

at Grant post office; 300 feet above mouth of creek. 
Beoords avcdlable. — November 3 to December 31, 1911. 
I>raixiage area. — 74 square miles (measured from Forest Atlas). 
Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — Somewhat shifting during high water. 
Discharge measuremente. — ^Made from bridge during high water and by wading 

at ordinary stages. 
Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 
Divendona. — ^There are no court decrees for divenions above this station. 
Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 

Service. 

The following discharge measurement was made by G. H. Russell: 
November 3, 1911: Gage height, 0.96 foot; dischaige, 12 second-feet. 

Daily gage height, in feet, of Geneva Creek at Grant, Colo., for 1911. 
[Edmund Couch, observer.] 



Day. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Day. 


Nov. 


Dec, 


1 






11 




1.60 


21 




1.70 


2 




12 




22 




1.70 


3 


0.96 


"■'i.'45 


13 




1.76 
1.70 
1.66 

1.66 


28.. . 






4 


14 




24 






5 




15 




26 






6 






16 




26 .. 






7 






17 


1.25 


27 






8 


1.45 


18 


28 






9 


19 






29 . . 






10 






20 




1.70 


80 


















31 
















Note.— Ice present Nov. 16 to Dec. 31; ice 10 Inches thick Dec. 11 and 14 Inches thick Dec. 90, 21, andtt 



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SKZLTSK CBUS HXAE QRAVT. COLO. 

Location. — In Pike National Forest, at Old Geneva smelter, in T. 6 S., R. 75 W., 
10 miles above Grant; one-fourth mile above the mouth of creek. 

Records available.— Fragmentary records August 17, 1909, to November 9, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^Not measured. 

Oag«. — Vertical staff whose datimi has remained unchanged. 

Ghannel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Diachar;^e measuremente. — ^Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and the records are 
discontinued. 

DiveraionB. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions above this station and there- 
fore the records probably represent the natural run-off. 

Accuracy. — Data insufficient for estimates of discharge. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States ForeBt 
Service. 

Discharge meaavremenU of Smelter Creek near Qrant, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrogrspher. 


Oage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Jolv 13 


W. F. Frmnuffi 




Feet. 
0.90 
.52 


""■fii 


Nov. a 


G.H.RuaaeU . 


1.4 











Daily gage height, in feet, of Smelter Creek near Grant, Colo., for 1911. 
[Edmund Couch, observer.] 



Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Day. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 








16 












2 


1.06 




a 62 






17 






0.60 





1.54 




3 


1 




0.50 


18 








4 : : 


, 






19 








, 




5 






aes 








20 








1 ""* 




6 












21 




















1.54 




22 








0.50 






i::::::::::':::::: 


1 




23 












9 




.63 






.45 


24 






.60 






10 








25 










11 














26 








1 

.1 . - 




12 








1.55 




27 


0.95 


. 








13 




0.90 






28 






1 




14 












29 










15 








.56 






30 




0.07 




1 
















31 






1.. . 














1 





DVCK LAKI CBXSK HXAB ORAVT, COLO. 

Location. — At Gordon's ranch, in sec. 12, T. 6 S., R. 75 W., 50 yards above the 
mouth, 7 miles above Grant, in Pike National Forest. 

Becords available.—Fragmentary records August 17, 1909, to November 9, 1911 . 

Drainage area. — 8 square miles (measured from topographic sheet). 

Oa^. — Vertical staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Data too meager to determine. 

Biechaz^e meamirenLentB. — ^Made from footbridge or by wading. 

^^nter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and the records are 
discontinued. 

Diversions. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions above this station and there- 
fore the records probably represent the natural run-off. 



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Aoouracy. — Data insufficient for eBtimates of diachaige. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Foreet 
Service. 

The following discharge measurement was made by G. H. Russell: 
November 2, 1911: Gage height, 0.88 foot; discharge, 1.3 second-feet. 

Daily gage heighty in feet, of Duck Lake Creek near Grant, Colo., for 1911, 
[Edmund Coach, obflerver.] 



Day. 


M.y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept' Oct. Nov. 


Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct 


Nov. 


1.... 
















16.... 
















2 




1.55 






0.95 






17 






0.95 




0.87 




3.... 










a95 


18.... 


1 






4 














19.... 
20 


1.40 














6.... 








1.00 




















6.... 














21.... 














7.... 








1 


0.82 





22.... 








0.80 






8 - 










23 




1.45 










9.... 








.96 
.96 






.87 


24 






.95 








10. . . . 




1.55 








25.... 














11.... 


0.95 








26.... 
















12.... 










.90 




27.... 




1.30 












18 




1.30 






28.... 














14 










, 


29 






1.03 










15....' 








.80 






30.... 


























31 





































SCOTT 001EZ& CSZZKi HXAE GRAVT. COLO. 

Looation.— Near Sullivan's ranch, in sec. 19, 1". 6 S., R. 74 W., in the Pike National 
Forest, about 5 miles above Grant, one-fourth mile above mouth of creek. No 
tributary enters between mouth and station. 

Records available. — Fragmentary records August 16, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — ^21 square miles (measured from topographic sheet). 

Oage. — ^Vertical staff, moved to its present location, 2} miles below original site, 
September 4, 1909. Datum imchanged in new location, but has no determined 
relation to datum of original gage. 

Channel. — Slightly shifting. 

Discharge measurements. — Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diversions.— There are no court decrees for diversions above this station, and there- 
fore the records probably represent the natural rim-off. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for fairly accurate results and the estimates of 
flow should be reliable. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the United States Forest 
Service. 

Discharge meagurements of Scott Oomer Creek near Grant, Colo., %n 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrograpber. 


hel^t 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


^%. 


Di*- 
charge. 


Jan. 9i> 


Fletcher and Couch 

R. H. Fletcher 


Feet. 
1.10 
.90 
1.10 
1.20 
1.20 


Sec.-ft 
4.7 
4.8 
5.9 
3.2 
7.3 


June 11 
July 13 
Aug. 29 
Nov. 2 


J. B. Stewart 


Feet. 
2.45 
2.53 
1.68 
1.00 


31.4 


Feb. 21a 


W.B. Freeman 

R.H. Fletcher 


40.' 


Mar. 14a 


do 

W.B. Freeman 

O.M.Wimmer 


12.9 


Apr. 14a 
21 


O.H. Russell 


9.1' 







a loe conditions. 



I Also called East Oeneva Creek. 



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Daily goge height, inject, o/ScoU Oomer Creek near Grant, Colo., for 1911. 
[Edmund Oooch, oboerrer.] 



816 



Day. 


Jen. 


Feb. i Uw. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




1 




















2 




1 




1.30 


3.15 






1.65 




1.60 
1.65 


1.30 


3 















4 








0.95 














1 30 


5 














1.80 










6 
























7 




a70 














1.65 


1.65 






8 












2.80 








9 


aTO 












1.67 
1.67 






1.55 


'****■ 


10 


.70 









8.65 
2.45 








11 








3.60 






1.80 


12 


1 












1.66 






13 












3.54 










14 


.75 




1.10 


1.26 
1.00 








:::::::::::::: 






15 










1.69 








16 










3.85 




1.70 
1.70 








17 


::::::::::::: 










1.60 


1.40 




18 ::::::::::;;::::::::;::: 














19 






3.00 














20 




1.10 

i.ao 












1.86 


« 1 


.«> 




















22 




1 




1.60 








a ::.::::::::::::::::::: 







2.95 













24 


1 


1.00 








1.77 










25 


t 














1.36 




26 










3.00 














27 1 








2.85 














28....:: :::::::::: :;:::: 




1.30 




..... ^. 












29 








1.95 


1.68 










30 1 


















31 ; ! 






















1 























Note.— Ice caused backwater Jan. 1 to Apr. 14 and Nov. 17 to Dec. 31. 

Daily diacharge, in eecond-feet, of Scott Oomer Creek near Grant, Colo., for 1911. 



Day. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




7.5 
.7.5 
11 
14 
17 

31 
35 

29 
33 
37 

41 

43 
46 
49 
52 

55 
58 
61 
63 
63 

63 
63 
63 
63 
63 

63 

64 
65 
66 
67 

68 


70 
72 
75 
78 
81 

84 
88 
92 
96 
100 

34 
35 
36 
37 
38 

38 
41 
44 
47 
50 

53 
56 
60 
58 
56 

55 
54 
54 
64 
53 


53 
53 
52 
52 
52 

51 
51 
51 
48 
45 

42 
40 
38 
36 
34 

32 
30 
29 
28 
27 

36 
25 
24 
23 
22 

31 
20 
19 
18 

18 
17 


16 
16 
15 
14 
14 

13 
12 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 
12 
12 
13 

12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

13 
13 
13 
13 
12 


10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 

11 


11 
11 
11 
11 
11 

11 
11 
11 
11 
11 
11 
11 
11 
11 

10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 


10 


2 




10 


3 




11 


4 





11 


5 ' 


11 


6....:::::::.:: :.:...: i 


10 


7 ' 


10 


8 




10 


9 




10 


10 






11 






12 






tl 






14 







15 


5 

5 

5 

5.5 

5.5 

5.5 

6.5 
6.5 
6.5 
7.0 
7.0 

7.5 
7.5 
7.5 
7.5 
7.5 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




24 




25 




27 




25 




28 




2& 




3D 




81 











Note.— Dafly dIsAiaree detennined from a ratmg curve that is lairly well defined between 5 and I 
seco&d-feet. Dbcharge mterpolated for days for which gage heights are missing. 



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Monthly dikharge ofScoU Gcmer Creek near Qrant, Colo., far 1911. 
[Drainage ana, 31 square miles.] 





DischargB hi 8eoond4tot 


RmKoff. 




Month. 


ICaxImum. 


Mlnimnm. 


Msan. 


Per 
square 
mflB. 


Depth In 

inohflsan 

dratnasB 

area. 


Total In 
acre-rBet. 


Aocu- 
rmcj. 


Jftim<»-ry . . , . , 






• 6.0 

• 6.0 
a6.0 

6.75 
46.5 
60.6 
84.7 
13.3 

ia6 
las 

'8.0 
5.0 


a338 
.338 
.338 
.374 
8.31 
3.84 
1.66 
.686 
.606 
.600 
.381 
.239 


a87 
.35 
.37 
.31 
3.65 
8.17 
1.90 
.68 
.66 
.68 
.43 
.37 


307 

378 

807 

842 

2,960 

8660 

2,130 

7M 

081 

046 

470 

307 




February 








Maroh... 








April 


7.6 
68 
100 
53 
16 
11 
11 
11 




C. 


May 


7.6 
34 
17 
U 
10 
10 


C. 


June 


c. 


July 


c. 


August 


c. 


September 


c. 


October 


c. 


November 


c. 


Dtvember 














The year 


100 




17.4 


.839 


11.34 


12,600 











a Estimated. 
NOTE.— Discharge Apr. 1 to 14 estimated at 6 seoond-feet per day. Nov. 10 to 30 at 7 seoond-feet. 

CLEAR CREEK AT ZDABO BPRZHOfl, COLO. 

Location.— At Idaho Springs, in sec. 36, T. 3 S., R. 73 W., half a mile below mouth 
of Chicago Creek and a quarter of a mile above entrance of Soda Creek and Vir- 
ginia Canyon. "h 

Becords available.— October 8, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

I>rainag6 area. — 239 square miles (measured from Forest Atlas). 

Qage.— A staff gage placed March 23, 1911 , a short distance upstream from the original 
staff gage, which was used until that date. The new gage was referred to a datum 
0.2 foot lower than the original. All readings have been referred to the latter 
gage. 

Channel. — Slightly shifting. 

Discharge meaBurenients. — Made by wading. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

DivendonB.— There are no court decrees for diversions above the station, but the 
records do not represent the natural flow at all times, as water is diverted from 
Eraser River, in the Grand Basin, into Clear Creek by means of a tunnel and 
canal entering the West Fork. This diversion has a court decree for 53 second- 
feet. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for fairly accurate results. 

Artiflcial control. — ^The operation of two power plants some 12 miles above the sta- 
tion causes a daily fluctuation of 0.10 foot or more at the gage during the low- water 
period. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the XTnited States Forwt 
Service. 





Discharge measuremenu of Clear Creek at Idaho Springs j Colo., in 


1911. 




Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hel^ 


Dis. 
Charge. 


Date. 




hel^U 


Dl*;. 
charge. 


Mar. 23 


Fletcher and Mfles 

O.M.Wimmer 

E.O.Christlanaen 

R.H. Fletcher 


Feet. 

0.50 

.82 

2.70 

1.60 


8ec.-lU 
34.5 
74.8 

fi06 

241 


Sept. 22 
Nov. 8a 
Dec. 216 


G. A. Gray 


Fetl. See.-ft. 
0.98 119 


Apr. 27 


O.H.Rusaell 


.80 63.4 


June 29 


R.H.Fletcher 


.80 49.6 


Aug. 12 


a -. 















a Slight ice effect. 



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Ikafy gage height, in feet, of Clear Creek at Idaho Springs, Colo., for 1911. 
[W. B. KflaOyObsflrmr.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 




0.66 






a7 


2.16 

2.3 

2.3 


2.16 

"2.65" 
3.3 

3.35 
3.16 
3.0 










0.8 


2. 








1.36 
1.3 




0.7 


76 




3 














4 
















.7 
.05 


.0 


5 








0.6 


1.1 


2.6 

2.6 
2.7 
2.8 
3.0 
2.76 


1.2 


0.05 


.0 

.0 
1.0 




6 










7 


















8 






0.8 




1.8 
1.8 
1.4 


1.1 
1.1 




.8 


.6 


9 












10 












.8 
.86 


.6 

.7 




11 




.66 

.66 








.76 




12 








1.7 
1.3 


2.9 
2.06 








13 








"2*3* 
2.2 


1.1 
1.1 
1.06 

1.1 
1.1 


.8 


'.*7'* 


.7 




H 












15 








.7 


1.8 

1.4 

1.46 

1.6 


2.8 






16 








.7 
.66 


.6 
.6 


....... 

1.1 


.0 


17 










2.6 






18 










.66 


19 


0.56 








2.6 


2.16 


1.0 


.8 




.76 


20 




.66 


.6 


1.6 








21 




.7 




1.0 


1.2 








.8 


22 .. ..... 








1.4 




1.0 
.6 


*'.'m 


.6 
.6 




23 


» .65 




.6 
.0 




2.8 
2.7 








24 




1.6 


1.76 
1.7 


1.1 




25 






.6 


.66 






26 








.76 
.8 










27 










2.3 
2.2 
2.3 














28 








**L6 " 


1.0 


.66 








29 . .. 










1.8 
1.0 
2.0 








30 


.6 




.65 




.06 
.06 


.05 






1.0 


31 




































Note.— Oage beigbts during January, February, and to Mar. 8 distorted by ioe; loe tram Nov. 17 to 
Dec. 31. 

DaU^ diaduwge, in second-feet, of Clear Creek at Idaho Springs, Colo., for 1911. 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 








61 


372 
410 
410 


372 

**498' 
665 

680 
622 
585 

""m 
















182 
171 


. . 


61 


69 

























61 






46 


131 


460 

460 
610 
636 
5S5 
622 


161 


703 


94 

94 
112 


64 


























171 
192 


131 
131 




77 














10 








77 
86 


46 


U 








09 


61 


12 






260 
171 


560 
572 








13 






*"-'4i6' 

386 


131 
131 
122 

131 
131 


77 


oi" 


61 


14 








15 




61 


171 

192 
202 
236 


535 




16 




61 
40 


46 
46 




17 






485 






18. •. 








19 






485 


372 


112 


77 






20 


40 


46 


213 






21 




310 


161 








22 






192 




112 
40 






23 ^ 


83 
46 




586 
510 






64 




24 




213 


272 
260 


131 




25 


46 


64 




26 : 




60 

77 








27 






410 
385 
410 












2S 




""m 


112 


40 






29 






285 
310 
336 






30 


40 




103 
103 


64 






31 



























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SURFACE WATBB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



0Z4UK ORBXK AT rO&XSOBSXZ; OOLO. 

Location. — ^At Forkacreek, a few hundred feet below the mouth of North Clear Creek, 

Beoords available'.— May 29, 1899, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 345 square milee. 

Qage. — ^A chain gage was installed June 3, 1907, 50 feet upstream from first site. The 

original gage had been moved 30 feet upstream on July 19, 1905, but set to read 

the same as before. The chain gage was also referred to the same datum. 
Channel. — Very shifting. 

Diacharge measurenientB. — ^Made from footbridge and by wading. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements are 

-made to determine the flow. 
Divendons. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions between Idaho Springs and 

Forkscreek. Below there are decrees for diversions of 1,668 second-feet from 

Clear Creek. 
Artificial control. — ^The natural flow is regulated to some extent by storage in various 

ponds and reservoirs above. 
Accuracy. — ^Estimates have been made by the indirect method for shifting ohanneb 

and can be considered in general only fair although the 1911 estimates have 

been rated as good. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with the State engineer. 
DiKiharge mecuurements of Clear Creek at Forhscreekj Colo,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oaee 
height 


Dia- 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


height. 


charge. 


Jan. 3a 
Mar la 


Mltoa and Fletcher 

R.H. Flfitrher 


Feet, 
7.37 
6.73 
7.33 
6.98 
6.94 
6.70 


24.4 
28.4 
41.2 
32.1 
286 


June 29 
Aug. 12 
Sept. 23 
Nor. 8 
Deo. 22 


E.O.Chrtetianaen 

R. H. Fletcher 


FteL 
7.00 
6.10 
5.62 
6.80 

»7.40 


274 


lo 


do 

do 

Mfles and Fletcher 

J. B. Stbwart 


G. A. Gray 


A&2 


24 


G.H. Russell 


81.3 


24 


R.H. Fletcher 


4a7 


May 13 











» Ice conditions. 



b Gage height distorted by ice. Reading to top of ice. 



Daily gage height^ infeei^ of Clear Creek at Forkscreek, Colo., for 1911. 
[C. W. Halsington, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


D«.. 


1 1 


6.2 

6.15 

6.1 

6.15 

6.15 

6.2 
6.2 
6.05 
6.0 
6.3 

6.35 
6.45 
6.35 
6.35 
6.26 

6.25 

6.25 

6.45 

6.4 

6.8 

6.85 

6.86 

7.1 

7.1 

7.25 

7.7 

7.85 
7.86 


7.8 
7.75 
7.75 
7.6 
7.5 

7.45 
7.3 
7.8 
6.9 
6.9 

6.3 
6.26 
6.25 
5.9 
5.8 

5.8 
5.8 
6.86 
6.96 
6.0 

5.85 
6.15 
6.05 
6.0 
6.06 

6.9 

6.8 

6.06 

6.1 

6.15 

6.15 


6.15 

6.1 

6.05 

6.06 

6.15 

6.1 

6.05 

6.0 

6.1 

6.06 

6.1 
6.1 
6.1 
6.0 
5.9 

6.0 

6.0 

6.05 

6.1 

6.1 

6.1 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

6.3 

6.85 

6.4 

6.6 

6.3 


6.25 
6.2 
6.2 
6.3 
6.3 

6.45 

6.7 

6.7 

6.8 

6.9 

6.76 
6.6 
6.7 
6.7 
&8 

6.8 
6.9 
6.9 
7.0 
6.85 

6.8 
6.7 
6.6 
6.7 
&8 

6.9 

&9 

7.0 

7.06 

7.1 

7.1 


7.3 
7.4 
7.55 
7.65 
7.55 

7.65 
7.45 
7.45 
7.4 

7.4 

7.3 

7.45 

7.6 

7.6 

7.45 

7.35 

7.2 

7.1 

7.15 

7.3 

7.56 

7.6 

7.4 

7.3 

7.2 

7.1 
7.0 
7.0 
6.9 
6.85 


6.8 
7.45 
7.65 
7.65 
7.6 

7.7 
7.46 
7.26 
7.15 
7.0 

6.9 
6.9 
6.86 
6.7 
6.7 

6.6 
6.55 
6.56 
6.55 
6.55 

6.5 
6.5 
6.6 
6.5 
6.46 

6.4 
6.4 
6.4 
6.3 

6.3 
6.2 


6.2 
6.1 
6.1 
6.0 
6.0 

5.9 
6.9 
6.86 
6.85 
6.0 

6.1 
6.1 
6.1 
6.1 
6.0 

6.0 
6.0 
6.0 
5.96 
5.9 

6.9 
6.9 
6.9 
6.85 
5.85 

5.8 

6.8 

6.8 

6.75 

6.76 

5.7 


5.7 
6.7 
6.96 
5.86 
5.7 

6.7 

6.65 

6.65 

6.65 

6.6 

6.6 
5.6 
6.6 
6.6 
6.6 

5.6 
6.6 
6.6 
5.6 
5.6 

5.6 
6.6 
5.6 
6.6 
6.6 

6.6 
5.6 
6.6 
6.6 
6.6 


6.75 

5.6 

5.6 

6.6 

5.6 

5.6 
5.6 
5.65 
5.66 
6.6 

5.65 

6.65 

5.7 

5.7 

6.7 

5.5 

5.6 

5.6 

5.66 

6.7 

6.7 

6.66 

5w65 

6.65 

6.66 

5.7 
5.7 
6.7 
5.7 
5.6 
5.7 


5.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.7 
6.66 

5.7 
5.7 
6.8 
6.8 
5.8 

6.6 

5.5 

5.65 

6.65 

5.7 

5.6 
5.7 
5.6 
5.6 
5.7 

&7 

5.7 

6.7 

6.65 

5.66 

5.65 
5.7 
5.7 
5.65 
5.66 


5.63 


2 


5.65 


3 




5. J 


4 


7.85 
7.8 

7.55 
7.55 
7.65 
7.6 
7.4 

7.5 

7.3 

7.56 

6.95 

6.45 

6.35 

6.4 

6.36 

6.36 

6.25 

6.36 
6.55 
6.85 
6.6 
6.4 

6.25 

6.2 

6.15 

6.1 

6.05 

6.15 


5.3 


5 


5.4 


6 


5.55 


7 


5.7 


8 


5. 75 


9 


5.95 


10 


5.95 


11 


5.95 


12 


&4 


13 


6u5 


14 


6.6 


15 


6^7 
6.7 


16 


17 


6.S5 


18 


6.9 


19 


6.9 


20 


7.0 


21 


7.1 


22 


7.1 


23 


7.1 


24 


7.0 


25 


7.0 


26 


7.1 


27 


7.2 


28 


7.3 


29 


7.1 


30 


7.1 


31 









Non.— loe preewt Jan. 1 to Mar. 18 and Dec. 7 to 31. 



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DaUy diKharge, in 9eoond'feet,of Clear Creek at Forktereeky Colo., for 1911, 



Day. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Har. 



Apr. 



Hay. 



June. 



July. 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Deo. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 

8] 
9 

10." 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

H. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



23 



23 



23 



70 
70 
70 
47 
80 

47 
47 
58 
70 
70 

70 
M 
06 
06 
06 

126 
138 
160 
106 
135 



110 
06 
06 
136 
135 

179 
386 
386 

333 
886 

309 
340 
386 
386 



310 
307 
400 
460 
375 

355 
806 
360 
306 
360 

430 
432 
480 
510 
545 
546 



670 
738 
825 
883 
835 

837 
780 

782 
750 
752 

600 
784 
814 
830 
TOO 

730 
640 
580 
610 
708 

865 
000 
770 
713 
652 

500 
533 
535 
480 
455 



433 

883 
966 
970 
945 

1,010 
860 
740 
680 
505 

540 
545 
515 
435 
443 

890 
866 
373 
375 
878 

357 
363 
367 
370 
350 

837 
330 
333 
300 
393 
353 



365 

316 
330 
185 

181 

155 
158 
' 143 
146 
303 

343 
345 
348 
252 

317 

310 
331 
338 
306 

188 

101 
103 
196 
175 
175 

160 
160 
160 
148 
143 
137 



138 
138 
315 
177 
160 

160 
113 
113 
113 
07 

97 
96 
95 
94 
08 

93 
91 
90 
88 

87 

85 
83 

80 
80 
79 

78 
78 
78 
77 
77 



106 
76 
76 
76 

73 

73 
73 
60 
80 
68 

78 
78 
84 
84 
84 

58 
64 

64 
69 

80 

80 
79 
67 
67 
67 

70 
70 
69 
69 
53 
67 



66 
66 

37 
37 
88 

46 
46 
45 
46 
46 

46 
46 
46 

41 
41 

41 
41 
41 
41 

41 

41 
41 
41 
41 
41 

41 
86 
86 
86 
36 
36 



Non.— Daily discharge estimated, beoauae of loe, Jan. 1 to Mar. 13 and Deo. 7 to 81; discharge Mar. 14 to 
May 13 detemimed from a rating curve fairly well defined between 30 and 450 seoond-feet; discharge May 14 
to Dec. 6 oompated by indirect method for shifting cliannels. 

Monthly disdiarge of Clear Creek at Forkeertek, Colo., for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 345 aquara mOee.] 



Month. 


Discharge in seoond-feet. 


Bun-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Aooo- 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


racy. 


January 


23 

25 

83 

198 

545 

900 

1,010 

265 

315 

103 

81 

55 


28 

24 

18 

30 

96 

455 

253 

127 

77 

62 

40 

27 


28 
24.4 
87.3 
81.1 

821 

717 

617 

193 

104 
73.5 
60.6 
40.8 


1,410 

1.360 

2,200 

4,830 

19,800 

42,700 

31,800 

11,800 

6,170 

4,620 

3,600 

2,510 


B. 


FebniaVy 


B. 


ifarS.7: :::.....:::::::.:::...: 


B. 


April 


A. 


M^::::: ::::::::::.:.:.::::: !... 


B. 


June 


B. 


July 


B. 


Ai^mst 


B. 


6eptenil)er 


B. 


October 


B. 


Nwember ,,.-,-..,,, 


B. 


December 


B. 






The year 


1,010 


18 


183 


133.000 









ST. VSAnr CBUK AT LYONS, COLO. 

Location. — ^Three-fourths of a mile below Lyons, in sec. 17, T. 3 N., R. 70 W., one 
fourth mile below the junction of North and South St. Vrain creeks and just below 
Stone Canyon. 

Records avadlaUe.— August 1, 1887, to October 31, 1890; June 13, 1895, to October 
31, 1903; July 1, 1904, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 209 square miles. 



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Gagre. — Inclined staff gage installed August 9, 1909, at practically the same datun 
88 the inclined staff gage used from 1895 to 1903. It is not known whether thi 
gage used prior to 1895 was located at the present site. 

Channel. — Character not known, as only computed records are received. 

Discharge measurementB. — ^Made from car and cable. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during a portion of the winter months. 

DiversionB. — ^There are court decrees for the diversion of 166 second-feet from the 
St. Vrain and tributaries above the station. Below there are court decrees foi 
1,632 second-feet from St. Vrain Creek and flood-water diversions of 190,000 
acre-feet. 

Cooperation.— From 1887 to 1890 and from July 1, 1904, to 1911 the station wa£ 
maintained by the State engineer, by whom the records have been furnished. 

Discharge measurements o/SL Vrain Creek at Lyons, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographcr. 


Oase 
hei^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


i^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Feb. 9 


C, E. TumBT.. 


Feet, 
1.45 
1.93 
1.98 
2.28 
3.12 
3.15 


24.1 
28.6 
67.6 

249 

247 


July 31 
Aug. 21 
Sept. 14 

Oct. 16 
Dec. 15 


C. C. Heimalhalch 

do 

Grieve and Hemial- 
hftlnh 


Feet, 
2.70 
2.43 

2.S4 
2.15 
1.77 


8ee,iL 
151 


l£ar. 9 

Apr. 12 

28 


do 

do 

do 

do 

Tho6. Grieve 


70.0 


Hay 18 

26 


C. E. Turner 


43.6 


do 


10.2 









Daily gage height, in feet, of St. Vrain Creek at Lyons, Colo,, for 1911. 
[Lloyd Heas, obeerver.) 



Day. 



1 


1.7 


2 




8 




4 




5 


1.8 


6 


1.8 


7 


1.8 


8 


1.8 


9 


1.8 


10 


1.8 


11 


1.85 


12 


1.85 


13 


1.85 


14 


1.8 


16 


1.8 


16 


1.76 


17 


1.7 


18 

19 


. 1-7 
1.7 


20 


1.7 


21 


1.7 


22 


1.75 


23 


1.85 


24 


1.8 


25 


1.75 


26 


1.75 


27 


1.7 


28 


1.75 


29 


1.8 


30 


1.9 


31 


1.9 



Jan. 



Feb. 



1.85 
1.8 
1.8 
1.7 



1.0 

1.8 

1.75 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.7 

1.75 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.66 

1.6 

1.75 

1.75 

1.8 

1.8 
1.8 
1.7 



Kar. 



1.7 

1.85 

1.8 

1.8 

1.85 

1.9 

1.9 

1.85 

1.9 

1.9 

1.9 

1.85 

1.9 

1.8 

1.9 

1.9 

1.8 

1.85 

1.9 

1.9 

1.9 
2.0 
1.9 
1.9 
1.9 

1.85 

1.85 

2.0 

1.9 

2.0 

2.0 



Apr. 



2.0 

2.05 

2.1 

2.05 

2.1 

2.06 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.1 

2.05 

2.0 

1.95 

1.95 

1.85 

2.05 

2.1 

2.0 

2.05 

2.1 

2.1 

2.2 

2.3 

2.25 

2.3 

2.15 

2.1 

2.25 

2.5 

2.65 



May. 



2.4 

2.46 

2.55 

2.6 

2.5 

2.8 

2.85 

3.0 

3.0 

2.95 

2.85 
2.85 
3.0 
3.0 
3.1 

3.1 

3.1 

3.05 

3.2 

3.1 

3.0 
2.9 
2.9 
3.0 
3.05 

3.2 

3.2 

3.15 

8.15 

8.25 

3.50 



June. 



3.5 
8.6 
3.5 
3.55 
3.6 

3.6 
3.6 
3.7 
4.0 
3.7 

3.65 

3.7 

3.8 

3.7 

3.8 

3.9 

3.8 

3.5 

3.55 

3.6 

3.8 
4.0 
3.8 
3.6 
3.5 

3.45 

3.4 

3.4 

3.4 

3.35 



July. 



3.3 
3.5 
3.6 
3.6 
3.45 

3.4 

3.45 

3.4 

3.3 

3.1 

3.05 

3.1 

3.05 

3.05 

3.1 

3.05 

3.0 

3.05 

3.1 

3.1 

3.06 

3.06 

3.1 

3.0 

2.9 

2.85 

2.9 

2.85 

2.8 

2.8 

2.7 



Aug. 



2.6 
2.6 
2.8 
2.7 
2.7 

2.7 

2.7 

2.45 

2.4 

2.45 

2.5 

2.65 

2.45 

2.46 

2.4 

2.5 

2.4 

2.45 

2.6 

2.45 

2.46 

2.45 

2.6 

2.65 

2.6 

2.5 

2.4 

2.4 

2.35 

2.35 

2.4 



Sept. 



2.3 
2.3 
2.6 
2.6 
2.5 

2.5 

2.5 

2.46 

2.3 

2.2 

2.15 

2.25 

2.25 

2.3 

2.35 

2.3 

2.25 

2.2 

2.15 

2.0 

2.0 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.05 
2.1 
2.1 
2.25 



Oct. 



2.4 
2.4 
2.2 
2.2 
2.2 

2.45 
.2.45 
2.45 
2.4 
2.3 

2.2 
2.2 
2.2 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 
2.1 

2.1 
2.1 
2.2 
2.1 
2.06 

2.0 

2.0 

1.95 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 



Nov. Dec, 



1.95 
1.95 
2.0 
2.0 

2.0 

2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
2.0 
1.95 

1,75 

1.80 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

2.0 

1.70 

1.80 

1.95 

2.0 

1.7 
1.7 
1.6 
.0 
1.7 

1.75 

1.8 

1.8 

1.75 

1.85 



l.«5 
1.S5 
1.9 
1.85 
1.9 

1.8 
1.75 
1.7 
1.6S 

1.7 

l.tt 
I.tf 
1.7 
1.65 
1.7 

1.65 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

0.0 
0.0 
1.6 
1.6 
1.6 

1.6 
1.6 
00 

1.6 
1.6 
0.0 



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Daily diMtharge^ in uamd-Juiy ofSt. Vrain Creek at Lyons, Colo., for 1911. 



Day. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Aiir. ICay. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Deo. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 

14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
20. 

ao. 

31. 



46 
88 
£9 
98 
108 



82 
90 
106 
98 
98 

160 
172 
210 
210 
197 

172 
173 
210 
210 
238 



238 
224 
268 
238 

210 
184 
184 
210 
224 



253 
263 



872 



372 
372 
872 
891 
410 

410 
410 
450 
576 
450 

430 
450 
490 
450 
490 

532 
490 
872 
891 
410 

490 
676 
490 
410 
872 

864 

830 
836 
336 
319 



302 
872 
410 
410 
354 

336 
354 
336 
302 
238 

224 
238 
224 
224 
238 

224 
210 
224 
238 
238 



224 
238 
210 
184 

172 
184 
172 
160 
160 
138 



118 
118 
160 
138 
138 

138 
138 
90 
82 
90 

98 
108 
90 
90 
82 

98 
82 
90 
98 
90 

90 
90 
118 
128 
118 

98 
82 
82 
74 
74 
82 



66 
66 
118 
118 
98 

06 
98 
90 
66 
52 

45 
59 
59 
66 
74 

66 
59 
62 
45 
28 



28 



16 
16 
19 
16 
19 

IS 

10 
8 
6 
8 

6 
6 
8 
6 
8 

6 
6 
fi 
6 
5 

8 

8 
6 
fi 
5 

6 
6 

a 

6 
fi 
8 



Note.— Daily dtacbarge Interpolated for days for which gage heights are miaaing. 

Monthly diBeharge of si. Vrain Creek at Lyons, Colo., for 1911. 
[Dialnage arcs, 209 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge in seoond-feet. 



Maximum. Minimum. Mean. 



Run-off 
(total hi 
acre-feet). 



January 

Febrouy 

March 

fc::::;;:: 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

The year. 



19 

16 

28 

108 

872 

676 

ilO 

160 

118 

90 

38 

19 



5 

2 

8 

16 

82 

819 

138 

74 

83 

24 

8 

8 



11 
8.1 

18 

42 
306 
425 
250 
102 

61 

49 

19 
7.7 



700 

448 

1,180 

2,480 

13,600 

36,800 

16,400 

6,200 

8,650 

8,090 

1,130 

472 



676 



100 



72,600 



BOVLDS& OBXXS AT ORODSLL, OOLO. 

Location.— At Orodell station in sec. 27, T. 1 N., R. 71 W.; just below mouth of 
Fourmile Creek. 

BrecordB available.— March 18, 1907, to November 30, 1911. From May 14, 1895, to 
December 20, 1909, a station was maintained about 1 mile below the present site, 
chiefly by the State engineer. The records at the two points are not directly 
comparable, as some water is diverted for irrigation between. From 1902 to 1906 
the records for the lower station were published only in the reports of the State 
engineer. 
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Drainage area.— 108 square miles (State engineer's report). 

Ga^e. — Automatic recording gage installed by the Central Colorado Power Go. 

Channel. — ^Not known, as only the computed records are furnished. 

Discharge zneasurementa. — ^Made from car and cable. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and during that 

period discharge measurements are made to determine the flow. 
Diversions. — ^There are no diversions from Boulder Creek above the station but there 

are court decrees for diversions of 165 second-feet from tributaries entering above. 

Below the station there are'decrees for diversions of 2,871 second-feet from Boulder 

Creek. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained by the State engineer in cooperation with the 

Central Colorado Power Co., by which the records are furnished. 

Discharge measurements of Boulder Creek at Orodell, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hel^t. 


Di». 
charge. 


Date. 




^t. 


Dis- 
cbarge. 


Jan. 14a 


C.L.Chatfleld 


FeiL 

62.50 

1.66 

b2.48 

62.86 

»2.49 

1.93 

3.00 


5.6 
2.6 
6.0 
2.7 
32.0 
206 


June 1 
9 

Sept. 15 
Oct. 17 
Dec. 16 


Thos. QriBve 

C. C. Hezmalhalch 

do 

do 

Tr4>KTHft|hftj*«h tLTu\ Grieve 
C. E. Turner 


FetL 
3.06 
3.42 
2.48 
2.20 
1.90 
1.68 
1.92 


*1^' 


Feb. lOo 

Mar. 5 

10 


C.E. Turner 

Chatfield and Tumor. . . 
C. K . Tumor 


444 
S3 
54 


Apr. 13 
26 


do 

do 

do 


36 
14.4 


May 18 


do 


12.3 



a Ice conditions. b Gage heights to temporary gage datum. 

Daily gage heights^ in feet, of Boulder Creek at OrodeU, Colo., for 1911, 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


' July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




2.71 
2.65 
2.67 
2.70 
2.65 

2.60 
2.60 
2.65 
2.62 
2.60 

2.50 
2.46 
2.48 
2.48 
2.50 

2.52 
2.48 
2.50 
2.45 
2.40 

2.60 
3.05 
3.10 
3.20 
3.10 

2.36 
2.35 
2.38 


'■i.36 

1.36 
1.35 
1.35 
1.40 
1.50 

1.50 
1.40 
1.35 
1.35 
1.40 

1.35 
1.40 
1.36 
1.40 
1.40 

1.46 
1.45 
•1.40 
1.40 
1.46 

1.70 
1.55 
1.40 
1.36 
1.40 
1.40 


1.40 
1.45 
1.50 
1.60 
1.60 

1.80 
1.45 
1.45 
1.55 
1.60 

1.55 
1.46 
1.40 
1.46 


2.87 
2.46 
2.42 
2.28 
2.32 

2.45 
2.63 
2.83 
2.90 
2.86 

2.66 
2.60 


8.06 
8.15 
3.26 
3.06 
3.20 

3.20 
3.28 
3.32 
3.38 

3.37 
3.40 
3.46 
3.42 
8.38 

8.40 


2.82 
2.96 
8.16 
3.20 
3.26 

3.20 
8.28 
8.20 
3.13 
8.06 

8.06 
8.03 
2.97 
2.86 
2.87 

2.78 
2.63 
2.69 
2.76 
2.66 

2.64 
2.65 
2.55 
2.60 
2.66 

2.60 
2.65 
8.60 
2.68 
2.45 
2.46 


3.28 
2.46 
2.40 
2.36 
2.28 

2.18 
2.20 
2.15 
2.18 
2.37 

2.30 
2.14 
2.23 
2.28 
2.28 

2.18 
2.22 
2.20 
2.16 
2.20 

2.20 
2.20 
2.36 
2.36 
2.35 

3.40 
3.80 
2.30 
2.20 
2.10 
2.05 


2.15 
2.10 
2.10 
2.05 
3.05 

2.05 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

3.00 
1.95 
1.90 
1.86 
1.85 




1.65 


2.... 




l.fiS 


3 




1.65 


4 




1.7 


6 




1.7 


6 




1.7 


7 




1.7 


8 




l.» 


9 




1.66 


10 




1.8 


11 




1.6 


12 




1.6 


13 




3.06 


14 


2.50 
2.52 

2.52 
2.54 
2.56 
2.55 
2.53 

2.50 
2.50 
2.48 
2.50 
2.52 

il 

2.60 
2.75 
2.80 
2,74 


1.75 


15 


1.85 


16 






1.7 


17 








1.7 
1.7 
1.66 
1.7 

1.75 


1.75 


18 








1.65 


19 








1.65 


20 


"'"i.'ss" 

1.76 
1.88 

1.95 
2.00 
2.25 
2.45 
2.37 


3.02 

2.86 
2.78 
2.69 
2.62 
2.75 

2.93 
3.05 
2,98 
3.00 
3.00 
8.12 


.' 

"■3.' 30* 

3.22 

3.00 
2.98 
3.00 
2.93 


1.55 


21 


1.6 


22 


1.75 


23 






1.7 


24 






1.9 


25 






1.7 


26.^ 






1.8S 


27 






1.8 


28. 




1.05 
1.85 
1.6 
1.65 


1.95 


29 


2.0 


30 


1.75 


31.... . 









Note.— Gage heights Jan, 1 to Feb. 28 distorted by Ice. 



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Daily ditchargey in MCtrnd-feeiy of Boulder Creek at Orodelly Colo., for 1911, 



Day. 


Jan. 


F«b. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


6«pt. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 


2.5 
2.5 

2.5 
2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 

2.6 
2.5 
2.6 
2.5 
2.5 

2.5 

Z5 

5 

8 

9 

8 


7 
6 

7 

5 
6 
5 
5 
6 

« 
5 
5 
5 

6 

6 
« 
6 
5 
5 

7 

9 

23 

18 
12 

2 
2 
2 




2 
2 
8 
3 
3.5 

8.5 
3.5 
3.5 

4 
7 

7 
4 

3.5 
3.5 

4 

3.5 

4 
3.5 

4 
4 

5.5 
5.5 

4 
4 
5.5 

15 
8.5 
4 

3.5 
4 
4 


4 

5.5 
7 
10 
7 

20 
5.5 
5.5 
8.5 

10 

8.5 
5.5 

4 
5.5 

8 

10 
12 
15 
17 
19 

21 
22 

24 

18 
26 

31 
35 
62 
92 

78 


78 
93 
86 
66 
71 

92 
134 
167 
183 
174 

128 
100 
115 
130 
145 

155 
165 
180 
105 
211 

172 

156 
137 
122 
150 

igo 

220 
901 
206 
206 
238 


228 

246- 

274 

290 

360 

360 
325 
380 
433 
423 

414 
417 
428 
413 
390 

3SH 
374 
360 
350 
340 

330 
330 
310 
300 
294 

266 

206 
201 
206 
190 


165 
194 
216 
260 

274 

360 
282 
260 
241 
228 

220 
214 
199 
172 
176 

156 
124 
137 
152 
128 

126 
109 
109 
118 
128 

118 
128 
100 
105 
92 
92 


66 
92 
83 
77 
66 

54 
56 

50 

54 
78 

68 
49 
60 
66 
66 

64 

58 
56 
50 
56 

56 
56 
76 
76 
76 

83 

68 
68 
56 
44 
40 


50 
44 
44 

40 
40 

40 
35 
35 
36 
35 

35 
31 
27 
24 
24 




13 


2 


12 


3 


12 


4 


15 


5...1 

6 


15 
15 




15 


S 


24 


9 


12 


10 


20 


11 


10 


12 


10 


13 


40 


14 


18 


15 


34 


1ft 


15 


17 





15 
15 
12 
15 

18 
18 
18 
15 
15 

15 
12 
13 
24 
10 
12 


18 


IK 


12 


19 


12 


20 


8 


21 


10 


22 

23 


18 
15 


24 


27 


25 


15 


26 


34 


27 


W 


»::::.::.: 


81 


29 


36 


30 


IS 


31 









NoTE.^Dafly diaohargB estimated, becaaw of loe, Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. 
for whkh gage heights are miasin;. 



Discharge interpolated for days 



Monthly disduxrge of Boulder Creek at Orodell, Colo.Jor 1911. 
[Drainage area, 108 square miles.) 



Month. 


Discharge In second-feet. 


Run-Off 
(total in 
acre-teet). 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


JmUftry , . ..... 


9 
23 

15 
92 
238 
433 
282 
92 
50 
24 
40 


2.5 

2 

2 

4 

66 
190 
92 
40 
24 
10 
8 


3.5 
6.7 
4.4 

30 
150 
318 
171 

63 

36 

15 

17 


236 


FftfftMtfT...... X.. X ,,..,.,.. 


373 


March... 


270 


April 


1,180 


M^v:::;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::. :::::::: 


9,240 
18,900 
10,500 


Inn* , , 


My 


August 


3,880 


September 1-15 


1,070 
448 




\ovnnber . . .. ^ ..... . . . . , , 


1,060 






The period 








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SOUTH BOVLDSK OBXXK ITXJJl BOLZJirSVXZJJE, OOLO. 

Location. — At highway bridge in sec. 35, T. 1 S., R. 73 W., 1 mile west of RollinB* 
ville, in the Pike National Forest. The nearest important tributary, Jennie 
Creek, enters 3 miles above. 

Becords available. — September 10, 1910, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 39 square miles (measured from topographic sheets). 

Gage.— Vertical staff. 

Channel. — ^Fairly permanent. 

Disoharge measurementa. — Made from bridge during high water and by wading 
at ordinary stages. 

Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months. 

Diversions. — ^There are no court decrees for diversions above the station, and there- 
fore it is probable that the records represent the natural run-off. 

Accuracy. — Conditions are favorable for fairly accurate results and the estimates of 
discharge should be reliable. 

Cooperation. — Station is maintained in cooperation with the United States Forec$t 
Service. 

Ducharge meaauremenU of South Boulder Creek near RoUinsville, Colo.^ in 1911. 



Data 


Hydrographer. 


hiil^t. 


DU- 
cbvgo. 


Feb. 16a 


R. H. Fletcher 


Feet, 
1.10 
1.05 
1.75 
1.10 
.9S 


8wl 


Apr. 
June 30 


do 


17.9 


E. 0. Christiansen 


91 8 


Sept. 17 
Dec. 6a 


H. B. Waha 


17.4 


do 


K5 









a Ice conditions. 



Daily gage height^ in feet, anddiacharaey in 8eoond-feety of South Boulder Creek near RoUinM- 

villey Colo, y for 1910, 

[F. D. Whitney, observer.] 





September. 


October. 

1 


n.x. 


September. 


October. 


Day. 


hd^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


he^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hel^t. 


Dls- 
charge. 


^u 


Dis- 
charge. 


1 




0.80 
.80 
.80 
.85 
.90 

.90 


5 
6 
5 
7 
9 

9 


16 




11 
10 
9 

9 

12 
9 
9 

7 
5 

5 
5 
5 
6 
6 






2 






17 








3 






18 


.90 






4:::;:::::::::::i::::::: 




19 






5 






20 


.90 

.95 
.90 
.90 






6 






21 






7 






22 






8 










23 






9 ' 








24 






10 


0.90 

.90 
.95 
.95 
.96 
.96 




9 
12 

12 
12 
12 


1 


25 


.80 






11 


1 
1 


26 






12 


1 


27 








13 




28 








14 




29 








16 




30 





















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Daihf gagt hei^, in feet, of South Boulder Creek near RolKnsvUU, Coh., for 1911. 

(Ray R. Clarte, obtwrer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Juse. 


July. 


AUIC. 


8«Pt 


Oct 


Not. 


Dm. 


1 






a9i 

.92 

.90 

.87 

.86 
.90 
.84 


"aw 
1.00 

'*i.'66" 

1.06 


1.17 






1.40 










2 




0.80 

.86 
.87 
.00 

.86 
.86 
.80 
.85 






1.36 


1.13 






3 




*i.*86' 
1.38 

k66 


X20 
X20 
2.20 

"i'io* 


"ioo* 


1.35 
1.30 






4 




"iln 


1.13 






i 








6 




2.30 
2.10 
ZOO 






1.30 


0.98 






1.46 
1.40 


1.22 
1.20 


1.20 
**i.'20' 




<< 




1.02 


1.62 
1.78 


1.18 




9 






10 








X25 




1.36 








U 




1.00 
.90 
.96 
.94 




.96 






L60 




1 90 


K 




1.78 
1.70 
1.80 
1.90 


3.00 
2.20 
1.68 


1.90 
1.80 
1.80 
1.76 

1.76 
1.76 


1.30 





1.30 


U 




.04 

.98 
.03 
.96 

■■'.'97' 

1.00 
.90 
.92 

.92 
.96 

'"'.92' 
.96 
.96 
.92 


1.04 
.90 

"{'.ok' 


1.16 








14 










lo 




1.30 

"'i-lo' 

1.30 
1.30 
1.32 


1.18 

1.35 
1.16 








16 




.90 

.89 


1.60 


1.10 


1.40 


i: 




XOO 
2.00 
2.20 


2.18 
2.16 




IS 






I^ 




.96 
.02 

.89 

.88 

.90 

.90 
.93 
.91 


1.10 
1.10 
1.10 
1.10 






20 




2.15 


1.66 
1.66 


1.30 


1.06 




21 










n 


as2 

.78 


1.10 

"i.'io" 
1.20 

1.40 
1.44 












23 


1.90 
1.80 


1.95 
1.90 






"1.30" 
1.20 


1.00 


• 


2t 








25 


.92 

.{M 
.»5 
.93 


L60 
'i.'46' 


L46 
1.38 


LOB 




» 


"i*66" 


1.80 
1.80 




27 




1.20 


"i.'o6* 




» 




» 


2.20 
2.00 
2.10 


1.80 
1.75 


1.50 


1.38 


1.12 






» 


.88 
.88 






1.00 




31 


1.46 





























Xon.~Ioecaiued backwater approximately Jan. 1 to Apr. 15 and Nor. 17 to Deo. 31. 
Daily dueharge, in seoondfeetj of South BouJder Creek near RoUinsvUle, Colo., for 1911, 



©ay. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




24 






46 








2 








42 


22 




J 






168 
168 
168 

""iis 


""iii' 


40 
35 




4 




42 
44 

64 


36' 


22 




S ^ . 






8 , 




187 
149 
131 






85 






52 
46 


28 
26 


26 
26* 




8 





74 
97 


25 


1 ! 




10 


178 





40 






11 








68 




U 




97 
86 
100 
115 


3.15 
168 
82 


115 
100 
100 
92 

92 
92 


35 






U 




22 






U 








15 : 




35 

36' 

35 

35 
37 


25 

40 
23 


""* •*"• 




w 


8 


68 




17 


131 
131 
168 


158 
158 




18... 








19 


18 


22 

19 
19 
19 
19 






2D : 


158 


78 
78 


36 




21.... 








22 • '" '.'.'...'.[",' 


10 










a... 


113 
100 


123 
116 










24 ■": :.■;;■.: 








36 
26 




5... 


19 

26 
46 
51 


68 
62* 


52 
44 




25... 


""izi 


100 
100 




27... " " 




26 




a..,. :'!;*.:".i;"!"*! 








2« : .. . . .. : 


168 
131 
140 


100 
92 


58 


44 


20 






JO.... 








31... 




...... 




















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SUBFAOE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



80UTS BOTTLDXK CBXSK AT ELD02AD0 SPBXVaS, COLO.i 

ZiOcation. — ^At the mouth of the canyon at Eldorado Springe, in see. 30, T. 1 8., R. 

70 W., 3 mileB southwest of Marshall. No important tributaries within several 

miles. 
Beoords available.— May 15, 1895, to September 30, 1901; July 1, 1904, to December 

31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 125 square miles (measured from topographic sheets). 
Gage. — Vertical staff; datum unchanged. 

Channel. — Not known, as only the computed estimates are received. 
Discharge measurements. — Made by wading. 
Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and measurements 

are made to determine the flo*w. 
Diversions.— There are court decrees for diversions of 137 second-feet above the 

station and 1,658 second-feet below. There are also a number of flood-water 

decrees. 
Cooperation. — Since 1904 the station has been maintained by the State engineer 

by whom the records are furnished. The records for 1904 to 1908 were published 

only in the reports of the State engineer. 



Diacharge meamrements of South Boulder Creek at Eldorado Springs, Colo,, in 1911. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


he^t 


Di8- 

charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


heigS. 


Die- 
charge. 


Feb. 10 


C. E. Tnnifir 


Feet. 
0.71 
1.16 
1.16 
1.12 
2.20 


aee.^t. 
12.0 
16.8 
17.3 
12.8 
207 


Jane 8 
Aug. 2 
28 
Sept. 15 
Deo. 15 


C.C.He«maIhalch 

do 

do 

do 

C. E. Turner 


Feet 
2.25 
1.30 
1.80 
1.15 
.02 


230 


Mar. 10 

10 

Apr. 13 

May 19 


do 

do 

do 

do 


34.0 

80.0 

17.2 

7.3 







Daily gage height, in feet, of South Boulder Creek at Eldorado Springs, Colo,, for 1911. 

[B. E. Cheeeboro, observer.] 



Day. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
30. 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
96. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
31. 



Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


0.9 


1.1 


0.9 


1.20 


1.6 


3.3 


1.8 


1.45 


1.26 


1.3 


1.2 


1.1 


.86 


1.0 


.95 


1.2 


1.65 


2.46 


2.0 


1.4 


1.3 


1.2 


1.0 


1.1 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.6 


2.46 


2.2 


1.4 


1.3 


1.1 


1.15 


1.1 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.66 


2.3 


2.26 


1.4 


1.3 


1.16 


1.15 


1.05 


.9 


1.05 


1.0 


1.26 


1.66 


2.4 


2.2 


1.35 


1.3 


1.1 


1.1 


1.05 


.9 


.95 


1.0 


1.2 


1.76 


2.36 


2.26 


1.36 


1.25 


1.26 


1.1 


1.0 


.9 


.95 


1.05 


1.2 


1.9 


2.3 


2.2 


1.3 


1.2 


1.25 


1.0 


1.0, 


.96 


1.0 


1.1 


1.2 


1.96 


2.36 


2.1 


1.25 


1.2 


1.2 


1.15 


1.0 


.9 


1.0 


1.1 


1.3 


1.95 


2.6 


2.0 


1.26 


1.16 


1.2 


1.1 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.1 


1.2 


2.05 


2.4 


1.9 


1.3 


1.15 


1.2 


1.1 


.95 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.25 


1.9 


2.3 


1.9 


1.65 


1.15 


1.2 


1.1 


.95 


1.0 


1.0 


1.1 


1.26 


1.9 


2.3 


1.85 


1.6 


1.16 


1.2 


1.0 


.9 


1.05 


1.0 


1.1 


1.2 


1.96 


2.36 


1.85 


1.5 


1.15 


1.3 


1.0 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.1 


1.2 


2.0 


2.3 


1.95 


1.35 


1.15 


1.2 


1.06 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.1 


1.2 


2.0 


2.36 


1.9 


1.36 


1.2 


1.2 


1.16 


.9 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.2 


2.1 


2.36 


1.9 


1.35 


1.16 


1.1 


1.15 


.95 


1.0 


1.0 


1.15 


1.26 


2.1 


2.35 


1.8 


1.3 


1.1 


1.2 


1.05 


.95 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.2 


2.15 


2.15 


1.8 


1.3 


1.1 


1.2 


1.05 


.95 


1.0 


1.0 


1.2 


1.26 


2.26 


2.15 


1.8 


1.3 


1.1 


1.1 


1.1 


.95 


1.0 


.9 


1.16 


1.3 


2.1 


2.15 


1.7 


1.3 


1.1 


1.1 


1.1 


.95 


1.0 


.9 


1.2 


1.36 


2.0 


2.3 


1.7 


1.4 


1.15 


1.3 


1.05 


.95 


1.0 


.9 


1.2 


1.4 


1.05 


2.35 


1.7 


1.56 


1.1 


1.15 


1.05 


.96 


1.0 


.9 


1.2 


1.45 


1.9 


2.35 


1.7 


1.7 


1.1 


1.1 


1.0 


.95 


1.0 


.95 


1.2 


1.4 


1.9 


2.1 


1.65 


1.6 


1.1 


1.1 


1.1 


.95 


1.05 


1.0 


1.2 


1.4 


2.0 


2.1 


1.6 


1.5 


1.1 


1.1 


1.1 


.95 


1.06 


1.0 


1.2 


1.45 


2.05 


2-0 


1.6 


1.4 


1.06 


1.15 


1.05 


.95 


1.05 


1.0 


1.2 


1.5 


2.1 


1.95 


1.65 


1.4 


1.06 


l.l 


1.0 


.95 


1.0 


.9 


1.3 


1.6 


2.16 


1.95 


1.5 


1.36 


1.06 


l.l 


.9 


.95 


1.1 




1.2 


1.66 


2.1 


1.95 


1.5 


1.3 


1.06 


1.05 


1.0 


.95 


1.1 




1.2 


1.55 


2.3 


1-9 


1.5 


1.26 


1.1 


1.0 


1.1 


.95 


1.1 




1.3 




2.3 




1.5 


1.3 




1.05 







Non.— Ice present Jan. 1 to Mar. 2. 



> Called South Boulder Creek near Marshall in 1910 report. 



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Daihf dMiarge, in tecond-feet^ of South Boulder Creeh at Eldorado Springs. Colo., for 

1911, 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


Jxnub. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 






6 
8 
9 
9 
9 

9 
13 
14 
14 
14 

20 

\i 

14 
14 

20 
17 
20 
20 
17 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 


20 
20 
20 
20 
94 

20 
20 
20 
27 
20 

24 
24 
20 
20 
90 

20 
24 
20 
24 
27 

31 

35 
35 

40 
45 
58 

66 
53 


58 
53 
68 
60 
66 

84 

117 
130 
130 

150 

117 
117 
130 
144 
144 

174 

174 
191 
227 
174 

144 

130 
117 
117 
144 

150 
174 
191 
174 
208 
246 


246 
316 
816 
246 
392 

369 
246 
269 
340 
393 

250 

250 
272 
250 
272 

272 

231 
196 
196 
196 

250 
272 
231 

181 
181 

153 
140 
140 
140 
127 


104 
153 
212 
231 
212 

231 
212 
181 
153 
127 

127 
116 
116 
140 
127 

127 
104 
104 
104 
85 

86 
85 
85 
76 
68 

68 

61 
64 
64 
64 
64 


48 
43 
44 
44 
38 

38 
33 
29 
28 
32 

76 
66 
50 
33 
83 

82 
27 
27 
25 
24 

31 

*d 

50 
39 

30 
30 
27 
23 
20 
17 


21 
. 18 

26 

21 
18 
19 
15 
16 

17 
17 
17 
17 
20 

17 
14 
14 
14 
14 

17 
14 
14 

4J 

12 
12 
12 
12 
14 


20 
20 
14 
17 
14 

24 
24 
20 
20 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

14 
20 
20 
14 
14 

20 
17 
14 
14 
14 

17 
14 
14 
12 
9 
12 


20 
9 
17 
17 
14 

14 
9 
17 
14 
14 

14 
9 
9 
12 
17 

17 
12 
12 
14 
14 

12 
12 
9 
14 
14 

13 
9 
6 
9 

14 




2 




3 




4 




5 




6 




7 




8 




9 




10 




11 




12 




13 




14 




15 




18 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 




34 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 









NoTS.— Discharge estimated Jan. 1 to Mar. 2. 

Monthly discharge of South Boulder Creeh at Eldorado Springs, Colo., for 1911. 



Month. 


Discharge in second-feet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 


Maximum. 


Minimum. 


Mean. 


January ^.rr 


4 

9 

20 

66 

246 

340 

231 

76 

25 

24 

20 

14 


2 

1 



20 

52 

127 

64 

17 

12 

9 

6 

6 


8.3 
3.1 
16 
29 
139 
234 
120 
37 
17 
17 
13 
8.6 


202 


FAniarr t - - 


173 


MMch^;::;:::::::::;:::::;. :::::::::::. .:::;:: 


960 


Amn... 


1,730 


mK^;; :::: : 


8,560 


juS;:::;:::::::::::::;::. :::::::. :.::..: ::: 


14,000 


July 


7,360 


August 


2,280 


September 


'990 


October .*. 


1,020 


November 


766 


December 


530 






The year 


340 


1 


53.2 


38,600 







BIO TH0XP80H OKSXS ITBJJl AKKZirS, COLO. 

Location. — ^At private bridge at the mouth of the canyon, in sec. 10, T. 5 N., R. 70 

W., 2 miles southwest of Arkins; nearest perennial tributary, Buckhorn Creek, 

enters eeveral miles below. 
Records available.— April 1, 1888, to October 31, 1890; May 9, 1895, to September 

2, 1903; July 16, 1904, to August 31, 1911. The records from 1904 to 1908 were 

published only in the reports of the State engineer. 
Drainage area.— 305 square miles. 



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SURFACE WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 



Gage.— Vertical staff gage which remained unchanged from April 1, 1899, to July IS, 
1904, when it was washed out. A second gage was installed at that time, which 
was referred to a different datum. In the spring of 1909 a third gage was installed, 
which was referred to a third datum. 

Chaanel.— Practically permanent except during extreme flood stages. 

Diacharge measurements. — Made from bridge. 

Winter flow.— Ice causes backwater during a portion of the winter months, and 
measurements are made to determine the discharge. 

Diversions.— There is a court decree for a diversion of 198 second-feet from Big 
Thompson Creek above the station. Below, there are decrees for diversioDfl of 
2,624 second-feet from Big Thompson Creek, and flood-water diversions of 24,800 
acre-feet. 

Oooperation. — ^From 1888 to 1890 and subsequent to 1903 this station has been main- 
tained by the State engineer, by whom the records are furnished. 

Digcharge meaaiarements of Big Thompton Creek near ArhinSf Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


Oaee 
hdiht. 


Via- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


rSS^u 


DIs. 
cteunB. 


Feb 8a 


C. E. TumBT . . , 


Feet. 
0.96 
1.12 
1.13 
1.30 
2.19 


29.0 

35.5 

65.3 

319 , 


Jane 19 
July 30 
Ang. 20 
Oct. 15 
Dec. 14a 


C.E. Turner 

C. C. HeamaUialch 

do 

C, E. Turner 


FuL 
2.68 
1.80 
1.65 
1.23 
1.05 


*r.^ 


Mar. 8 
Apr. 12 

27 


do 

do 

do....-« 

do 


137 
KB 
59.6 


May 17 


do 


16.2 



aloe condition. 



Daily gage height, in feel, and discharge, in second-feet, of Big Thompson Creek near 

Arkins, Colo., for 1911. 





[J.F. 














May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


Day. 


Gage 
heiiht. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Gage 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


hd^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


height. 


Dis- 
chaige. 


1 







2.65 
2.8 
2.65 
2.75 
2.75 

2.7 

2.8 

2.85 

3.0 

2.8 

2.75 

2.8 

2.95 

2.85 

2.95 

2.95 

3.05 

2.75 

2.8 

2.85 

2.95 

3.0 

2.8 

2.75 

2.65 

2.45 

2.4 

2.45 

2.5 

2.35 


500 

660 
500 
540 
520 

520 
560 
581 
644 
560 

. 540 
560 
623 
681 
623 

623 
665 
640 
560 
581 

623 
644 
560 
540 
600 

420 
400 
420 
440 
381 


2.3 

2.55 

2.75 

2.75 

2.75 

2.6 

2.65 

2.5 

2.55 

2.3 

2.2 
2.1 
2.1 
2.2 
2.15 

2.2 

2.15 

2.10 

2.3 

2.2 

2.1 

2.2 

2.8 

2.15 

2.05 

1.95 

1.95 

1.9 

1.8 

1.76 

1.76 


362 
460 
540 
540 
540 

477 
456 
435 
453 
355 

315 
280 
280 
313 
293 
310 
290 
270 
340 
305 

267 
300 
338 
280 
245 

210 
210 
193 
160 
145 
146 


1.7 

1.65 

1.6 

1.6 

1.6 

1.&5 

1.6 

1.55 

1.5 

1.66 

1.7 

1.66 

1.5 

1.6 

1.5 

1.65 

1.6 

1.65 

1.46 

1.6 

1.6 
1.66 
1.96 
1.86 
1.7 

1.6 

1.5 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 

1.35 


134 


2 •. . . . 






134 
114 


z ......... y...y.v.- 






4 






114 


5 






114 


6 






105 


7 






114 


8 






V& 


9 






9S 


10.! - 




105 


11 


2.0 

1.9 

2.0 

2.05 

2.2 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 

2.36 

2.1 

1.95 

1.85 

1.9 

2.0 

2.1 

2.3 

2.25 

2.2 

2.2 

2.35 

2.56 


255 
222 
255 
272 
825 

381 
362 
362 
381 
290 

238 
207 
222 
255 
290 

363 
344 
325 
325 
381 
460 


134 


12 


134 


13 


96 


14 


96 


15 


96 


16 


105 


17 


114 


18 


105 


ig 


88 


20 


96 


21 


114 


22 


124 


23 


196 


34 


170 


25 


134 


96 


114 


27 


96 


28 


88 


29 


80 


30 


80 


31 


74 











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PLATTE BIVEB BASIN. 

Monthly dMuarge of Big Thompaon Creek near Arhme, Colo, ^ for 1911, 
[Drainage area, 805 square mileB.] 



829 



Month. 


DlMsharge in aeoond^eet. 


Run-off 
(total in 
aore-feet). 


"tfj^ylmmw, 


Ifftiim^m, 


Mean. 


MayU-^1 


460 
644 

540 
196 


ao7 

881 
145 
74 


310 
544 

896 
111 


13,900 


June. 


83,400 
20,000 
6.840 


July 


August 







OAOKE LA POXrD&X BIVXK ITBJJl XLXKOUI, OOLO. 

Location. — ^At the lower bridge at Fry's ranch in the southern part of T. 9 N., R. 73 

W.y 7 miles southwest of Elkhom post office. 
Eecords available.— January 6, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Draina^ area.— 250 square miles (measured from King's Atlas). 
Oage. — Chain gage; datum unchanged. 
ChanneL — ^Fairly permanent. 
Biflchazige measurements.— Made from bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and frequent meas- 
urements are made to determine the discharge. 
Diversions. — There are no divenions from the Cache la Poudre above the station, 

but the flow is increased by a diversion from Laramie River by the Skyline ditch 

which has a court decree for 400 second-feet. 
Artiflciai oontrol. — The flow is controlled to a certain extent by the reservoir at 

Chambers Lake, which is operated in the interest of irrigation diversions below. 
Aoeuracy. — ^As the estimates of discharge are based on very frequent dischazge 

measurements they should be excellent. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with private peraons through Mr. 

George B. McFadden, of Denver. 

Diteharge meatwremenU of Cache la Poudre River near Elkhom^ Colo.j in 1911, 
[N. W. Fry and H. Mertens, hydrographen.] 



Date. 


height. 


Die- 
charge. 


Date. 


Oaee 
height. 


Dis- 
charge. 


DaU. 


helgEt. 


Dis- 
charge. 




Feet, 


Secft. 




Feet, 


See.-fl. 




FeH. 


See.-fl, 


Jan. 5 


3.48 


26 


Feb. 1 


2.44 


30 


Mar. 6 


2.38 


29 


7 


3.34 


28 


2 


2.07 


10 


7 


2.28 


20 


8 


3.17 


25 


3 


2.03 


10 


7 


2.54 


84 


9 


2.78 


17 


4 


2.02 


18 


8 


2.29 


25 


10. 


2.64 


21 


6 


2.25 


18 


9 


2.80 


24 


U 


8.62 


18 


7 


2.11 


11 


10 


2.38 


82 


12 


2.56 


24 


8 


2.13 


13 


11 


2.26 


28 


13 


2.56 


26 


9 


2.14 


14 


12 


2.39 


81 


14 


2.50 


80 


10 


2.24 


17 


13 


2.73 


60 


15 


2.60 


32 


11 


2.28 


19 


14 


2.60 


41 


16 


2.70 


34 


12 


2.32 


23 


15 


2.60 


89 


17 


2.59 


35 


13 


2.38 


25 


16 


2.41 


88 


iS 


2.57 


33 


14 


2.24 


21 


18 


2.36 


81 


19 


2.45 


31 


15 


2.16 


15 


19 


2.38 


83 


30 


2.40 


24 


16 


2.33 


24 


20 


2.36 


35 


24 


2.49 


30 


1 17 


2.23 


23 


21 


2.31 


29 


25 


2.53 


37 


24 


3.12 


39 


22 


2.34 


29 


26 


2.53 


40 


25 


2.38 


24 


24 


2.31 


29 


27 


2.49 


33 


Mar. 1 


2.51 


26 


26 


8.30 


84 


28 


3.57 


43 


2 


2.34 


22 


27 


2.67 


56 


29 


2.53 


40 


3 


2.52 


24 


28 


2.23 


28 


80 


2.70 


43 


4 


2.28 


20 


29 


2.56 


46 


81 


2.69 


43 


5 


2.31 


25 


30 


2.09 


15 



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330 SURFACE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PART VI. 

Disdiorge measurements of Cache la Poudre River near ££bAom, Colo.t in 1911 — ContcL 



Date. 


Gaee 


Dls- 
diarge. 


Date. 


hel^t. 


Dl9. 

charge. 


Date. 


hd^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 




Feet, 


Sec.^. 




Fut. 


See,'ft. 




Feet. 


Sec-ft. 


Mar. 81 


2.20 


21 


Jnae22 


6.14 


1,560 


Sept. 10 


2.88 


Ti 


Apr. 1 


2.29 


27 


23 


6.92 


1,170 


11 


2.83 


7! 


^ 2 


2.87 


33 


24 


6.82 


1,110 


12 


2.86 


Si 


3 


2.46 


39 


25 


6.50 


996 


13 


2.86 


CH 


4 


2.40 


39 


27 


6.34 


849 


14 


Z90 


64 


5 


2.40 


35 


28 


6.30 


801 


16 


2.90 


» 


6 


2.37 


33 


29 


6.28 


802 


15 


2.90 


& 


7 


2.29 


24 


80 


6.00 


633 


16 


2.87 


8C 


8 


2.19 


19 


Jui' 1 


4.91 


567 


17 


2.80 


» 


9 


2.50 


39 


2 


5.72 


1,0^ 


18 


2.73 


sa 


10 


2.48 


41 


8 


5.78 


1,030 


19 


2.68 


Sb 


u 


2.36 


30 


4 


6.27 


800 


20 


2.68 


w 


12 


2.41 


35 


5 


5.22 


797 


21 


2.66 


62 


15 


2.44 


82 


6 


5.22 


802 


22 


2.63 


54 


16 


2.12 


16 


7 


6.06 


679 


23 


2.70 


62 


17 


2.39 


82 


8 


4.96 


628 


24 


2.90 


84 


18 


2.39 


33 


9 


4.98 


588 


25........ 


2.92 


85 


19 


2.38 


33 


10 


4.78 


477 


26 


2. 76 


67 


20 


2.40 


41 


11 


4.60 


444 


27 


2.60 


43 


21 


2.50 


43 


12 


4.38 


424 


28 


2.92 


86 


22 


2.59 


48 


13 


4.40 


385 


29 


3.23 


137 


23 


2.71 


63 


14 


4.70 


480 


80 


3.27 


87 


24 


2.74 


67 


15 


4.78 


495 


Oct. 1 


3.27 


156 


26 


2.71 


65 


16 


4.96 


578 


2 


3.20 


135 


26 


2.68 


63 


17 


4.62 


416 


3 


3.10 


121 


27 


2.92 


91 


18 


4.40 


378 


i 


S.08 


lOH 


28 


8.04 


103 


19 


4.64 


400 


6 


3.14 


122 


30 


3.01 


106 


20 


4.42 


384 


6 


3.53 


lft2 


"•'• i:::::::: 


2.92 


91 


21 


4.37 


362 


7 


8.36 


169 


2.87 


89 


22 


4.36 


389 


8 


3.28 


151 


3 


2.88 


83 


23 


4w38 


350 


9 


3.12 


114 


4 


2.92 


99 


24 


4.20 


268 


10 


2.76 


70 


6 


8.17 


134 


26 


4.12 


253 


11 


3.08 


111 


6 


8.56 


197 


26 


4.02 


232 


12 


3.00 


99 


7 


8.70 


307 


27 


4.00 


239 


13 


X92 


89 


8 


4.26 


886 


28 


8.94 


221 


11 


2.96 


96 


9 


4.41 


469 


SO 


8.78 


176 


16 


2.76 


69 


10 


4.84 


582 


31 


3.68 


164 


17 


2.96 


91 


11 


4.33 


423 


Aug. 1 


3.66 


164 


19 


3.00 


98 


12 


4.30 


421 


2 


3.60 


162 


21 


2.38 


40 


13 


4.44 


532 


3 


3.66 


160 


22 


2.68 


65 


14 


4.90 


628 


4 


8.50 


136 


23 


3.02 


97 


15 


5.13 


728 


5 


3.48 


135 


24 


2.96 


89 


16 


5.33 


844 


6 


3.60 


170 


25 


2.96 


87 


17 


5.43 


858 


7 


3.60 


166 


28 


X32 


39 


18 


5.01 


1,040 


8 


3.36 


134 


29 


2.60 


45 


19 


5.48 


1,130 


9 


8.30 


118 


30 


2.82 


72 


20 


5.00 


'689 


10 


3.82 


127 


81 


2L76 


71 


21 


4.67 


514 


11 


3.62 


168 


Nov. 2 


2.56 


48 


22 


4.62 


468 


12 


8.60 


166 


3 


2.72 


63 


23 


4.54 


488 


13 


3.36 


123 


4 


2.90 


75 


24 


4.98 


500 


14 


3.23 


112 


6. 


2.67 


60 


25 


5.23 


811 


15 


3.21 


104 


7 


2.57 


46 


26 


5.52 


961 


16 


3.19 


96 


8 


2.76 


7U 


27 


6.20 


756 


17 


3.20 


100 


10 


2.78 


69 


28 


6.28 


787 


18 


3.19 


106 


16 


8.07 


55 


29 


5.50 


958 


19 


3.18 


102 


16 


2.98 


52 


30 


5.62 


1,030 


20 


3.16 


98 


18 


2.84 


72 


81 


5.90 


1,230 


21 


3.40 


128 


19 


2.70 


41 


Juno 1 


6.10 


1,380 


22 


3.40 


129 


20 


2.54 


36 


2 


6.20 


1,660 


23 


4.00 


251 


21 


2.50 


35 


3 


6.16 


1540 


24 


3.66 


163 


22 


2.51 


36 


4 


5.98 


1,380 


25 


3.36 


123 


24 


2.87 


36 


5 


6.10 


1,420 


28 


3.26 


106 


25 


2.84 


31 


6 


6.14 


1,490 


27 


3.12 


99 


Dee. 1 


2.97 


37 


7 


6.16 


1480 


28 


3.07 


97 


2 


2L59 


27 


8 


6.26 


1930 


29 


8.10 


102 




2.49 


26 


9 


6.46 


2,090 


80 


3.00 


87 




2.43 


21 


10 


6.20 


1 740 


31 


2.94 


73 




2.47 


23 


11 


6.14 


1,660 


Sept. 1 


2.94 


70 




2.37 


19 


12 


6.20 


1,820 


2 


3.02 


82 




2.43 


23 


13 


6.24 


I'lZS 


8 


3.00 


76 




2.88 


21 


14 


6.20 


1,670 


4 


3.10 


94 




2.38 


21 


15 


6.10 


1 590 


6 


3.08 


88 


12 


2.53 


2R 


17 


6.30 


1,970 


6 


3.00 


104 


16 


2.73 


24 


18 


6.15 


1540 


7 


3.04 


106 


17 


2.78 


» 


19 


6.06 


1,380 


8 


2.98 


92 


22 


2.86 


2n 


20 


6.10 


1.440 


9 


2.90 


87 


23 


2.89 


2S 


21 


6.06 


1,510 















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331 



DaUy gage heighty in feet, of Cache la Poudre River near Elkham, Colo., for 1911. 

[N. W. Fry, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


M.y. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


sept 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dee. 


J 


3.22 
2.41 
2.48 
2.70 
3.48 

8.60 
3.34 
8.17 
2.78 
2.64 

2.62 
2.66 
2.56 
2.69 
2.60 

2. 70 
2.59 
2.67 
2.45 
2.40 

2.47 
2.36 
2.67 
2.49 
2.53 

2.58 
2.40 
2.57 
2.53 
2.70 
2.60 


2.44 
2.07 

2. on 

2.48 
2.34 

2.44 
2.11 
2.13 
2.14 
2.24 

2.28 
2.32 
2.38 
2.24 
2.16 

2.83 
2.23 
2.46 
2.54 
2.52 

2.84 
2.36 
2.64 
3.12 
2.33 
2.42 
2.86 
2.35 


2.51 
2.44 
2.52 
2.28 
2.81 

2.38 
2.54 
2.29 
2.30 
2.38 

2.26 
2.39 
8.73 
2.60 
2.50 

2.41 
2.35 
2.36 
2.38 
2.36 

2.31 
2.34 
2.24 
2.31 
2.13 

3.30 
2.67 
2.23 
2.56 
2.09 
2.20 


2.29' 
2.37 
2.46 
2.49 
2.40 

2.87 
2.29 
2.19 
2.60 
2.48 

2.86 
2.41 
2.18 
2.34 
2.44 

2.12 
2.39 
2.39 
2.38 
2.40 

2.50 
2.50 
2.71 
2.74 
2.71 

2.68 
2.92 
3.04 
3.20 
3.01 


2.92 
2.87 
2.80 
2.92 

3.17 

8.56 
3.70 
4.26 
4.41 
4.84 

4.33 
4.30 
4.44 

4.90 
5.18 

5.33 
5.43 
5.61 
5.48 
5.00 

4.57 
4.52 
4.54 
4.08 
5.23 
5.52 
5.20 
5. 28 
5.50 
5.62 
5.90 


6.10 
6.20 
6.16 
5.98 
6.10 

6.14 
6.16 
6.26 
6.46 
6.20 

6.14 
6.20 
6.24 
6.20 
6.10 

6.80 
6.36 
6.15 
6.08 
6.10 

6.08 
6.14 
5.92 
5.82 
5.50 

5.40 
5.34 
5.30 
5.28 
6.00 


4.91 
5.72 
6.78 
5.27 
5.22 

5.22 

5.06 
4.08 
4.98 
4.78 

4.50 
4.38 
4.40 
4.70 
4.78 

4.96 
4.62 
4.40 
4.54 
4.42 

4.37 
4.36 
4.38 
4.20 
4.12 

4.02 
4.00 
3.94 
3.80 
3.78 
3.68 


3.66 
3.60 
3.56 
3.50 
3.48 

3.60 
3.60 
3.36 
8.30 
3.32 

8.62 
3.60 
8.36 
3.23 
821 

8.19 
8.20 
3.19 
8.18 
8.16 

8.40 
3.40 
4.00 
3.56 
8.36 

8.26 
8.13 
3.07 
3.10 
3.00 
2.94 


2.94 
3.02 
3.00 
3.10 
3.08 

3.00 
3.04 
2.98 
2.90 
2.86 

2.83 
2.86 
2.88 
2.90 
2.90 

2.87 
2.80 
2.73 
2.68 
2.68 

2.66 
2.63 
2.70 
2.90 
2.92 

2.76 
8.50 
2.92 
8.23 
2.92 


3.27 
3.20 
8.10 
3.08 
3.14 

8.53 
3.36 
3.28 
3.13 
2.76 

8.08 
3.00 
2.92 
2.98 
8.08 

2.76 
2.96 
3.00 
3.00 
2. 98 

2.38 
2.68 
3.02 
2.96 
2.96 

2.90 
2.84 
2.32 
2.60 
2.82 
2.76 


2.80 
2.56 
2.72 
2.90 
2.67 

2.80 
2.57 
2.76 
2.60 
2.78 

2.50 
1.9R 
8.00 
3.13 
3.07 

2.98 
8.23 
2.84 
2.70 
2.54 

2.50 
2.54 
2.38 
2.87 
2.84 

2.64 
8.08 
2.70 
2.85 
2.92 


2.97 


2 


2.50 


3 


2.40 


4 


2.43 


5 


2.47 


6 


2.37 




2.48 


8 


2.88 


9 


2.38 


10 


2.60 


11 


2.58 


12 


2.58 


13 


2.87 


14 


2.83 


15 


2.78 


16 


2.78 


17 


2.78 


IS 


2.87 


19 


2.92 


20 


2.90 


21 


2.87 


22 


2.86 


23 


2.89 


24 


2.90 


25 


2.94 


28 


8.00 


27 


3.14 


28 


8.26 


29 


8.86 


30 


8.80 


31 


3.73 







NoTK.— loe caused backwater Jan. 1 to Apr. 1 and Nov. 24 to Dec. 31. 
Dmig diecharge, in ieetmd-feet, of Cache la Poudre River near Elkhom, Colo., for 191 1» 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


D60. 


1... 


26 
26 
26 
26 
26 

27 
28 
25 
17 
21 

18 
24 
26 
80 
32 

84 
35 
33 
31 
34 

26 
27 
28 
30 
37 

40 
33 
43 
40 
43 
43 


30 
10 
10 
IS 
18 

18 
11 
18 

14 
17 

19 
28 
25 
21 
15 

24 

23 
26 
27 
29 

81 
33 
36 
88 
24 

24 
24 
26 


25 
22 
24 
20 
26 

29 

27 
26 
24 
32 

28 
31 

60 
41 
89 

83 
82 
81 
33 
35 

29 
29 
29 
29 
82 

84 
50 
28 
45 
15 
21 


27 
31 
87 
89 
88 

81 
36 
20 
40 
39 

81 
84 
20 
29 
86 

17 
32 
82 
32 
30 

40 
47 
57 
60 
57 

54 

77 

90 

110 

86 


77 
72 
71 
77 
106 

160 
182 
808 
353 
530 

829 
820 

862 
560 
688 

821 
884 
1,040 
934 
610 

406 
888 
896 
600 

761 

966 
730 
786 
960 
1,060 
1.300 


1,490 
1,500 
1,550 
1,370 
1.490 

1,530 
1,5.50 
1,660 
1,880 
1,590 

1,530 
1.590 
1,630 
1,500 
1,400 

1,700 
1,760 
1,540 
1,470 
1,490 

1,470 
1,5.30 
1,320 
1,230 
050 

870 
828 
800 
786 
610 


565 
1,140 
1,190 

779 

744 

744 
646 
600 

600 
500 

380 
844 
350 
460 
500 

590 
428 
350 
396 
356 

841 
338 
844 
290 
270 

245 

240 
228 
20O 
196 
179 


176 
166 
160 
151 
148 

166 
166 
131 
123 
126 

169 
166 
131 
114 
111 

100 
110 
109 
107 
106 

137 
137 

240 
160 
131 

118 
100 
93 
97 

85 
79 


79 
87 

1? 

95 

85 
90 
83 
75 
71 

68 
71 
73 
75 
75 

72 
65 
50 
54 
54 

53 

50 
56 
75 

77 

61 
40 
77 
114 

77 


119 
110 
97 
95 
102 

156 

131 
120 
100 
61 

95 
85 
77 
83 
89 

61 
81 
85 
85 
83 

82 
54 

87 
81 
81 

75 
69 
28 
48 
67 
61 


65 
45 

58 
75 
54 

65 
46 
61 
48 
68 

40 
11 
85 
101 
98 

83 
114 
69 
56 
43 
40 
43 
82 
82 
88 

83 
34 
35 
86 
37 


87 


2 


27 


3 


26 


4 


21 


5 


23 


6 


19 


7 


22 


8 


a 


9.. ■ 


21 


10 


23 


11 


25 


12 


28 


13 


27 


14 


25 


15 


24 


16 


26 


17 


28 


18 


27 


19 


27 


20 


26 


21 


26 


22 


36 


23 


28 


24 


27 


25 


36 


26 


35 


27 


36 


28 

29 


25 
35 


30 


25 


31 


25 







Note.— DaUy dlsohanie determined from a rating curve that Is very well defined. Discharge estimated 
or interpolated Jan. 1 to 4, 6. 21. 23, Feb. 5, 18 to23, 26 to 2S, Mar. 17, 23, 25, and Nov. 24 to 30. Deo. 10, 
11.13, 14, 16, 18 to 21 and 24 to 31. Dischaige obtained from discharge measurements for otoer days 
between Jan. 1 and Apr. 1 and Nov. 24 and Doc. 31. 



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Monthly dikharge of Cache la Poudre River near ETkhom^ Colo. ^ for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 350 square miles.] 



Month. 



Discharge In seoondofBet. 



Maximum. 



Minimum. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



ItUD-off. 



Depth in 
inches on 
drahiage 



Total in 
acrs-tset 



Aoco- 

ncj. 



January 

Pehniary 

March... 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

The year 



43 

39 

60 

110 

1,300 

1,880 

1,190 

240 

114 

156 

114 

87 



17 
10 
15 
17 
71 
610 
179 
79 
40 
28 
11 
19 



29.8 
22.3 
31.1 
43.4 

543 
1,400 

409 

133 
73.1 
83.8 
54.8 
25.3 



0.U9 

.089 

.124 

.174 

2.17 

5.60 

1.88 

.532 

.292 

.335 

.217 

.101 



0.14 

.00 

.14 

.19 

2.50 

6.25 

2.17 

.61 

.33 

.39 

.24 

.12 



1,830 

1,240 

1,910 

2,580 

33,400 

83,300 

28,800 

8,180 

4.350 

5,150 

3,2» 

1,560 



1, 



10 



242 



.960 



13.17 



176,000 



CACHE LA POTTD&X &XVBR ITXJJl FORT COIXIVS, COLO. 

Location.— In sec. 33, T. 9 N., R. 70 W., 1,000 feet below the intake for the Fort 

Oollins waterworks, 15 miles above Fort Collins, 500 yards above junction with 

North Fork. 
Beeords available.— January 8, 1909, to December 31, 1911. 
Drainage area. — 495 square miles (measured from King's Atlas). 
Gage. — ^Vertical staff ; datum unchanged. 
Channel. — Fairly permanent. 

Diacharge measurements.— Made from car and cable. 
Winter flow. — ^Ice causes backwater during the winter months, and frequent meas- 

urements are made to determine the discharge. 
Diveisions.— There are no diversions between this station and the one above, near 

Elkhom, except the intake for the Fort Collins waterw<»rks. 
Accuracy. — ^As the estimates of discharge are based on very frequent discharge 

measurements they should be excellent. 
Cooperation. — Station maintained in cooperation with private persons through Mr. 

George B. McFadden, of Denver. 

DiBcharge TneasuremenU of Cache la Poudre River near Fort Co2Ztn«, Colo., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hSgS. 


Dia- 
obarge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


h^t. 


D«i^ 
charge. 


Jan. 1 


P. H. Stearley 


Feet. 
2.35 
2.5 
2.5 
2.5 
2.35 
2.3 
2.15 
2.3 
2.2 
1.75 
1.85 
2.00 
1.90 
2.00 
2.00 
2.15 
2.20 
2.25 


Sec.-ft. 
48 
60 
61 
63 
48 
54 
25 
53 
50 
29 
40 
57 
46 
42 
42 
45 
47 
48 


Mar. 5 

5 
8 
11 
14 
16 
20 
24 
27 
30 
Apr. 2 
9 
11 
12 
15 
18 
20 
24 


Fletoher and Stearley . . 
do 


2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.90 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.75 
1.75 
1.90 
1.90 
2.00 
2.00 
2L00 
1.95 
1.95 
2.3 


See.^t. 

45 


5 


do 


43 


10 


do 

do . 


F. H. Steariey 


&3 


15 


.. do r 


53 


17 
20 


do.: 

do 


do 

do 

do 


63 

63 


23 


. do 


63 


26 


do 


do 


62 


Feb. 1 
4 
7 
10 


do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 

do 

Miles and Turner 

F.H. Stearley 


28 
» 
51 
4S 


17 
21 


do 

do 


51 
61 


24 


do 


do 


5S 


28 


do 


do 

do 

do 


58 


Mar. 2 


do 


55 


4 


do 


lOi 



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DiKharffe TneaswremenU of Cache la Paudre River near Fort CollinM, Colo,, in 1911-- 

. Continued. 



Date. 




hJgSt. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrognpliflr. 


ha^L 


Dto- 
charge. 


H.y 1 


F. H. Stearley 


F€gt, 

2.60 
3.90 
8.10 
4.00 
4.80 
4.40 
4.00 
4.80 
5.00 
5.80 
5.80 
5.80 
4.00 
4.70 
4.70 
4.00 
4.00 
3.80 
3.00 
3.10 
X05 
3.03 
3.06 
X75 
3.00 
3.55 
8.50 
3.50 
3.30 


"-to 

371 

817 

676 

860 

034 

601 

868 

3,110 

3,030 

3,070 

3,030 

1,340 

1,140 

1,140 

'706 

700 

656 

674 

334 

343 

286 

202 

215 

247 

148 

141 

146 

103 


Sept. 15 

18 

21 

25 

30 

Oct. 1 

6 

9 

13 

10 

10 

33 

38 

Nov. 1 

4 

8 

10 

13 

16 

18 

33 

38 

Dec. 3 

6 

10 

14 

19 

23 

20 


F. H. Stearic 
do 


JV . 


Feti, 
. 2.30 
2.36 
3.30 
3.35 
3.30 
3.50 
3.75 
3.50 
3.60 
3.40 
3.85 
3.70 
3.30 
3.30 
3.10 
X15 
X36 
L80 
3.15 
3.30 
1.75 
1.80 
3.30 
3.30 
3.30 
3.10 
X15 
3.20 
3.30 


*5i^ 


do .*. 






93.9 


6 


do 


do 






86.4 





do 


do 






117 


14 


do 


do 






101 


30 
22 
34 


do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 






169 
300 
163 


June 2 
7 
15 
21 


do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 

do 

... .do 

."....do 

do 






179 
146 
03.3 
108 


27 

20 

Joly 5 

u 


do 

do 

do 


83.7 
06.0 
86.3 


do 


do 






80.3 


15 


do 


do 

do 






06.5 


19 


. do 


87.3 


23 


do 


do 






83.4 


Aog. 1 


do 


do 

do 






06.4 


^ 4 


do 


31.7 


8 
12 


do 

do 


do 

do 

do 






83.3 
63.3 


16 


do V\\ 


51.3 


22 


do 


do 






47.3 


30 


do 


do 






44.1 


Sept. 4 


do 


do 

do 






47.3 


^ 8 


do 


40.6 


12 


do 


do 






40.1 















NoTB.— loe praaent Jan. I to liar. 4 and Deo. 3 to 30. 
Daily gage height, in feet, of Cache la Poudre Rvoer near Fort Collins, Colo., for 1911. 

[F. H. Steartoy, observer.] 



Day. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


liar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dee. 


1 


2.35 
2.40 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 

2.50 
2.55 
2.60 
2.50 
2.50 

2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.48 

2.40 
2.35 
2.35 
2.30 
2.30 

2.38 
3.22 
2.18 
2.20 
2.22 

2.80 
2.80 
2.22 
2.20 
2.13 
2.15 


2.10 
1.08 
1.85 
1.78 
1.82 

1.86 
1.88 
1.05 
2.06 
2.05 

2.06 
1.02 
1.00 
1.92 
1.00 

1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.05 
1.96 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
3.00 

3.05 
3.10 
3.13 


3.30 
2.25 
2.28 
2.28 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
1.05 
1.88 
1.05 
2.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

2.03 
2.05 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 

1.85 
1.80 
1.82 
1.82 
1.78 
1.00 


1.00 
1.00 
1.02 
2.00 
2.00 

2.00 
1.06 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 

3.00 
3.00 
3.00 
3.05 
3.00 

3.00 
1.95 
1.92 
1.92 
1.08 

2.06 
3.12 
2.18 
2.20 
2.28 

2.80 
2.45 
2.58 
2.75 
2.75 


2.66 
2.75 
2.85 
2.05 
3.06 

3.20 
3.60 
3.85 
4.20 
4.36 

8.76 
4.05 
4.20 
4.45 
4.80 

5.10 
5.15 
6.00 
4.85 

4.35 

4.26 
4.00 
4.15 
4.45 
4.75 

4.85 
4.90 
6.00 
5.10 
5.10 
5.35 


5.50 
5.80 
5.66 
5.55 
5.85 

5.87 
6.87 
5.75 
5.90 
5.75 

5.56 
5.45 
5.40 
5.50 
6.70 

5.70 
5.36 
5.45 
6.35 
5.35 

5.65 
5.40 
6.20 
5.10 
4.90 

4.90 
4.80 
4.70 
4.68 
4.6 


4.35 
4.90 
5.05 
4.75 
4.65 

4.55 

4.55 
4.45 
4.35 
4.25 

4.02 
4.06 
8.95 
3.92 
4.10 

4.20 
3.90 
3.85 
3.76 
3.72 

3.76 
3.75 
3.85 
3.60 
3.50 

3.50 
8.42 
8.40 
3.35 
3.26 
3.25 


8.05 
8.06 
2.96 
2.03 
3.05 

2.95 
2.92 
2.85 
2.80 
8.10 

8.06 
2.98 
2.90 
2.78 
2.75 

2.72 
2.76 
2.72 
2.76 
2.78 

2.92 
2.92 
3.02 
2.96 
2.95 

2.72 
2.65 
2.65 
2.55 
2.48 
2.45 


2.42 
2.46 
2.45 
2.42 
2.45 

2.45 
2.45 
2.45 
2.35 
2.35 

2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.26 
2.25 

2.25 
2.22 
2.20 
2.18 
2.15 

2.18 
2.28 
2.45 
2.28 
2.20 

2.22 

2.18 
2.26 
2.25 
2.25 


2.60 
2.65 
2.70 
2.73 
2.78 

2.72 
2.62 
2.60 
2.46 
2.46 

2.72 
2.65 
2.56 
2.45 
2.46 

2.86 
2.35 
2.32 
2.32 
2.88 

2.26 
3.15 
3.70 
2.50 
3.35 

3.25 
2.18 
2.16 
2.18 
2.18 
2.15 


2.18 
2.18 
2.08 
2.08 
2.06 

2.05 
2.06 
2.12 
2.12 
2.23 

1.96 
1.72 
1.85 
2.00 
2.10 

2.15 
2.18 
2.15 
2.06 
1.06 

1.06 
1.85 
1.85 
1.85 
2.00 

1.05 
2.00 
1.88 
1.80 
1.90 


2.30 


•» 


2.85 


3 


2.32 


4 


2.40 


5.:.:: : : 


2.35 


s 


2.30 




2.30 


8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 


2.28 
2.22 
2.30 

2.25 
2.20 
3.16 
2.16 
2.16 


16 


2.10 


17 


3.13 


18 


2.15 


19 


3.15 


20 


3.18 


21 


3.13 


22 


3.3 


23 


3.18 


24 


2.15 


25 


3.16 


36 


2.16 


27 


2.13 


28 


3.15 


29 


2.18 


3D 


2.20 


31 


2.30 







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SUBFACB WATER SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



Daily disdiarge^ in second-feet, of Cache la Poudre River near Fort CoUinSy CoHo.^ foi 

1911, 



Day. 



1 
2. 
3 
4 
5 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20, 

21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
81. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



liar. 



Apr. 



82 



59 



79 
88 
91 
104 

107 
135 
161 
202 
202 



May. 



178 
202 
230 
260 
292 

845 
500 
625 
810 
900 

675 
?25 
810 
960 
1,190 

1,430 
1,470 
1,350 
1,230 
900 

840 
700 
780 
960 
1,160 

1,230 
1,270 
1,350 
1,430 
1,430 
1,630 



June. 



1,760 
2,030 
1,800 
1,800 
2,080 

2,090 
2,000 
1,980 
2,120 
1,980 

1,800 
1,720 
1,670 
1.760 
1,940 

1,940 
1,630 
1,720 
1,630 
1,630 

1,900 
1,670 
1,510 
1,430 
1,270 

1,270 
1,190 
1.120 
1,110 
990 



July. 



900 
1,270 
1,390 
1,160 
1,060 

1,020 

1,020 

960 

900 

840 

710 
725 
675 
660 
750 

810 
650 
625 
575 
560 

675 
575 
625 
500 
460 

460 
428 
420 
400 
362 
362 



Aug. 



292 
292 
260 
254 
292 

260 
251 
230 
215 
810 

292 
269 
245 
210 
202 

195 
202 
195 
202 
210 

251 
251 
282 
260 
260 

195 
178 
155 
155 
141 
135 



Sept 



129 
135 
135 
129 
135 

135 
135 
135 
116 
116 

99 
99 
99 
99 
99 

99 
94 
91 

88 
84 



104 
135 
104 
91 

94 
88 
99 
99 
99 



Oct. 



165 
178 
190 
195 
210 

195 
170 
165 
135 
135 

195 

178 
155 
135 
135 

116 
116 
111 
111 
121 

99 
84 
190 
145 
116 

99 

88 
84 
88 
88 
84 



Nov. I>ec. 



53 
iil 

51 
5*> 
49 

4< 
47 

46 
4.5 
44 
44 
45 

46 
46 
47 
47 
48 

4A 

49 

50 
HS 
50 

50 
49 
49 
40 
49 



NoTB.— DaOy discharge determined from a rating curve that is very well defined. DlachargB estimated 
or hiterpolated Jan. 2 to 4, to 9. 11 to 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27 to 31; Feb. 2, 3, 6, 6, 8, 9, 11 to 16. IS 
to 20. 22, 23, 25 to 27; Mar.2,3; Dec. 1,3 to 5, 7 to 9, 11 to 18, 15 to 18, 20 to 22, 24 to 28, 30, 31. Dlacharges 
obtamed from discharge measurements for ouier days between Jan. 1 and Mar. 4 and Dec. 1 and 31. 

Monthly discharge of Cache la Povdre River near Fort CoUiru, Colo,, for 1911. 
[Drainage area, 495 square miles.) 



Month. 



Discharge in second-feet. 



MaximunL 



Minimum. 



Mean. 



Per 
square 
mile. 



Run-off. 



Depth In 
inches on 
drainage 



Total in 
acie46et. 



Accu- 
racy. 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December... . 

Theyeai 



57 

69 

202 

1,630 

2,120 

1,390 

310 

135 

210 

96 

53 



25 
29 
36 
49 
178 
990 
362 
135 
84 
84 
30 
44 



52.8 
44.6 
55.5 
79.6 

896 
1,690 

724 

230 

108 

138 
64.7 
48.5 



0.107 

.090 

.112 

.161 

1.81 

3.41 

1.46 

.465 

.218 

.279 

.131 

.098 



0.12 

.09 

.13 

.18 

2.09 

3.80 

1.66 

.54 

.24 

.32 

.15 

.11 



8,250 
2.480 
3,410 
4,740 
55,100 
101,000 
44,500 
14.100 
6,430 

8,4ao 

3.850 
2,960 



2,120 



25 



345 



.695 



9.45 



250,000 



CAOKB LA POUD&S BXVER AT MOUTH OF CAKTON. NSAB FORT OOLLZirS, COLO. 

Location.— In sec. 15, T. 8 N., R. 70 W., 3 miles below the intake of the Fort Collins 
waterworks, 12 miles above Fort Collins; half a mile above mouth of LewBtooe 
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Becords available.^March 15, 1884, to October 15, 1901; February 3, 1910, to 
December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area. — 1,060 square miles. 

Gage. — ^An automatic recording gage installed November 30, 1909; datum unchanged. 
No information available concerning the gage used from 1884 to 1901. 

Channel. — ^Practically permanent. 

Discharge measnrementa. — ^Made from car and cable. 

^nter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and measurements 
are made to determine the flow. 

Divendone.— There is a court decree for a diversion of 67 second-feet from Cache la 
Poudre River between this station and the one 3 miles above, and decrees for 
diversions of 119 second-feet from intervening tributaries. Below the station 
there are decrees for diversions of 3,105 second-feet from the river. In addition, 
there are numerous decrees for flood- water diversions. 

Cooperation. — Prom 1884 to 1901 the records were maintained by Prof. L. G. CJar- 
penter of the Colorado State Agricultural College. Since 1910 the records have 
been furnished by the State engineer, by whom the station is maintained. 

DMuaye meoMuremenU of Cathe la Povdre River at mouth of canyon, near Fort CoUinSt 

Colo,, in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographer. 


i;^t. 


Dis- 
charge. 


Date. 


Hydrographer. 


hel^t 


Dle- 
chuge. 


Feb. 7a 


C B. Turner 


Feet, 
-a 20 

a88 

1.12 
1.29 
8.02 
2.92 


See.-ft. 

44.2 

545 

104 

138 
1.326 
1,191 


July 28 
Aug. 18 
Sept. 15 
Oct. 14 
Deo. 12b 


C. C. Hetmalbaloh 

do 

Qrfeye A HeEmalhalch. 
C. E. Turner 


Feet. 
1.85 
1.44 
1.20 
1.18 
1.08 


'%t 


Mar. 7 

Apr. 11 

27 


do 

do 

do 

do 


178 
108 
103 


May 17 

37 


do 


89.0 









aloeoondltknu. 



DaHy gage height, in feet, of Cache la Poudre River at mouth of canyon, near Fort CoUint, 

Colo., for 1911. 

[T. R. lIcKnight, oheerver.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


1 




0.7 

.7 

.85 
1.0 

.95 

.85 

.85 

.8 

.8 

.05 

.75 
.8 
.85 

.85 
.9 
.85 
.85 
.85 

.9 
.95 

1.0 

1.2 

1.2 

1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.2 
1.45 


1.45 
1.45 
1.45 
1.55 
1.65 

2.05 

2.1 

2.3 

2.15 

2.55 

2.35 

2.3 

2.4 

2.6 

2.7 

2.86 

2.9 

2.9 

2.95 

2.65 

2.55 

2.5 

2.5 

2.6 
2.6 

8.0 

2.8 

2.75 

2.9 

2.95 

3.1 


3.3 

3.4 

3.45 

3.4 

3.45 

3.45 

3.4 

3.6 

8.8 

3.65 

8.4 
3.4 
3.4 
3.3 
8.4 

8.6 

8.8 

8.4 

3.25 

8.26 

8.25 

3.2 

3.2 

3.15 

2.9 

2.8 

3.0 

3.3 

3.45 

3.5 


3.5 

3.5 

3.25 

3.4 

3.15 

3.0 

3.1 

2.05 

2.5 

X4 

3.35 

2.3 

2.25 

2.35 

2.3 

2.3 

2.3 

2.15 

2.0 

2.15 

2.1 

2.3 

1.05 

1.35 

1.15 

1.53 
1.35 
1.6 
1.85 
1.75 
1.05 


1.6 

1.7 

1.45 

1.45 

1.45 

1.55 
1.35 
1.45 
1.45 
1.4 

1.4 

1.5 

1.55 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 

1.45 

1.45 

1.4 

1.4 
1.5 
1.7 
1.7 
1.7 

1.6 

1.5 

1.6 

1.5 

1.55 

1.6 


1.65 
1.9 
1.9 
1.85 
1.75 

1.45 

1.5 

1.55 

1.55 

1.35 

1.25 

1.25 

1.30 

1.2 

1.25 

1.25 
1.25 
1.15 
1.15 
1.15 

1.15 
1.15 
1.15 
1.25 
1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.25 

1.35 


1.5 

1.5 

1.35 

1.3 

1.3 

1.5 

1.55 

1.4 

1.4 

1.85 

1.25 

1.25 

1.2 

1.2 

1.15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.15 

1.15 

1.15 

1.15 

1.0 

1.15 

1.15 

1.1 

1.05 
1.1 
........ 

.7 
.75 


0.65 
.9 
.9 
.85 
.9 

.9 
.8 
.9 
.95 
1.05 


1.0 


2 




1.2 


3 




.96 


4 




.7 


5 


0.7 

!86 
.85 
.8 


.7 


6 


.66 


7 


.66 


8 


.55 


9 


.66 


10 




11 




12 






13 


.8 
1.05 
1.1 

1.1 
1.1 
1.2 
1.1 
.05 

.96 

.9 

.9 

.9 

.95 

.85 

.7 

.0 

.6 

.8 




14 




15 




16 




17 




18 




19 




20 




21 




22 




23 


• • 


24 




25 




26 




27 




28 




29 




30 




31 











Non.^Ioe present Jan. 1 to Mar. 4 and Dec. 10 to 31. 



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SUBFAGE WATEB SUPPLY, 1911, PABT VI. 



Daily dMwrge^ in ueand-fui^ of (kdie la Poudre River at mouth of canyon, 

Collins, Colo., for 1911, 



Fort 



Day. 



Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jnne. July. Aug. 8«pt. Oct. Nov. Dec. 



1. 
3. 
8. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 
10. 

U. 
13. 
13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
29. 

31. 
23. 
23. 
3i. 
26. 

26, 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
81. 



45 
45 
45 
45 
45 

45 
45 
56 
55 
55 

55 

55 
55 
55 
55 

50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 
45 



35 
35 
50 
70 
62 

50 
50 
45 
45 
62 

62 
45 
40 
45 
50 

50 
50 
55 

50 
50 

55 

62 
70 
115 
115 

115 
115 
115 
115 

196 



196 
196 
196 
235 

278 

490 
620 
660 
555 

855 

605 
660 
730 
900 
990 

1,140 
1,190 
1,190 
1,240 
045 

855 

810 
810 
900 
900 

1,290 
1,090 
1,040 
1,190 
1,240 
1,400 



1,625 
1,800 
1,800 
1,740 
1,800 

1,800 
1,740 
1,965 
2,235 
2,048 

1,740 
1,740 
1,740 
1,625 
1,740 

1,985 
2,235 
1,740 
1,568 
1,568 

1,668 
1,510 
1,610 
1,455 
1,190 

1,090 
1,290 
1,626 
1,800 
1,860 



1,860 
1,860 
1,568 
1,740 
1,455 

1,290 

1,400 

1,210 

810 

730 

695 
660 
625 
605 
660 



660 
555 
460 
555 

520 
660 
430 
162 
102 

235 
162 
255 
375 
325 
278 



255 
300 
198 
196 
196 

235 
162 
196 
198 
180 

180 
215 
235 
196 
196 

180 
180 
198 
198 
180 

180 
215 
300 
300 
300 

255 
215 
215 
215 
235 
255 



278 
400 
400 
375 
325 

196 
215 
235 
235 
162 

130 
130 
145 
115 
130 

130 
130 
102 
102 
102 

102 
102 
102 
130 
115 

115 
102 
102 
130 
162 



215 
215 
162 
145 
145 

215 
235 
180 
180 
162 

130 
130 
115 
115 
102 

102 
90 
102 
102 
102 

102 
70 
102 
102 
90 

80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
80 



7t) 
70 

eo 

00 
60 

50 
» 
50 
50 
45 

45 

40 
40 
40 
40 

40 
40 
40 
40 
40 

40 
40 
40 
40 
40 

40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 



Note.— Daflydiscbaiige estimated becauseof ioe Jan. 1 to Mar. 4and Dec. 10 to 31. DischaiseNov. 11-12 
interpolated becauae of missing gage heights. 

Monthly discharge of Cache la Poudre River at mouth of canyon, near Fort CoUins, Colo., 

for 1911. 



Month. 



Discharge In eeoond-feet. 



Mayitrn ^m. Minimum, 



Mean. 



Kun-off 
(total in 
acre-feet). 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

The year. 



55 

45 

63 

198 

1,400 

2,240 

1,860 

300 

400 

235 

90 

70 



45 

40 

30 

85 

198 

1,090 

102 

162 

102 

70 

45 

40 



48 

43 

40 

69 

819 

1,710 

764 

218 

173 

126 

65 

46 



2,960 

2,410 

2,460 

4,120 

50,400 

102,000 

47,000 

13,400 

10,300 

7,730 

3.S80 

2,800 



2,240 



249.000 



LOTJP &XVEB AT COLTTMBUS, HEBB. 

Location. — At highway bridge in see. 25, X. 17 N., R. 1 W., at ColumbuB, Nebr. 
No tributaries between the station and the mouth of the river 3 miles below. 

BecordB available.— October 13, 1894, to December 31, 1911. 

Drainage area.— 13,500 square miles. 

Gage. — A chain gage installed at the highway bridge Jime 24, 1904, and set to read 
the same as the original vertical staff gage, which was located 1^ miles above the 
bridge and was used from October 13, 1894, to that date. Owing to the slope of 
the river, however, the datum of the chain gage is 8.56 feet lower than that of the 
upper gage. 



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GhAzineL— Extremely shifting. 

Diflcliazge measurements.— Made from bi^way bridge. 

Winter flow. — Ice causes backwater during the winter months and observations are 
discontinued. 

Divendons.— Prior to September 1, 1912, there were approved diversions of 1,7W 
second-feet for irrigation and 4,700 second-feet for i>ower from Loup River above 
the station. There were also approved diversions of 2,046 second-feet for irriga- 
tion and 3,130 second-feet for power, from tributaries entering above. 

Aocoracy.— The extremely shifting channel makes it impossible to make estimates 
of daily discharge without almost weekly measurements, as the gage heights 
afford only an approximate indication of ttte flow. 

CkM>peration. — During 1911 the station was maintained in cooperation with the State 
engineer, by whom the field data were furnished. 

Discharge meanareTnents of Loup River at Colunitnis, Nebr., in 1911. 



Date. 


Hydrographar. 


hS^t. 


Dte- 
charge. 


Bate. 


Hydrographer. 


iSS^x. 


Die. 
obarge. 


Vfli- n 


A.A.IH>lMon 


FeeL 
4.22 
4.46 

8.fX) 
4.50 
4.50 
4.30 
4.36 


2,470 
2,730 
2,610 
2,180 
1,970 
1,460 


July 81 
Aug. 10 

Bept. 11 

24 

Oct 4 

Nov. 10 


A.B. Price 


Feet. 
4.10 
4.40 
4.30 
4.70 
4.40 
4.40 
4.40 


*T& 


Apr. 35 
May 18 


A.B. Frioe 


do 

do 


2,580 
2,270 
8,820 
2,070 
2,450 
4,170 


do 


do 


do 


JimB 13 


do 


do 


31 


.... do 


do 

do 


July 8 


do 









Daily gage height, in feet, of Loup River at Columhut, Nebr.yfor 1911, 
[W. D. Benson, obserrer.] 



Day. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct 


Nov. 


Dec 


1 




4.4 

4.4 
4.36 

4.5 
4.6 

4.4 

4.8 
4.8 
4.85 


5.25 
4.55 

4.45 

4.5 

4.66 

4.75 
4.65 
4.6 
4.5 
4.3 

4.26 
4.85 

"io" 

4.45 

*"8."86' 
4.25 

* 'iii' 

4.4 

4.0 
5.66 
4.35 
4.35 

4.5 

4.7 

4.7 

4.75 

4.66 

4.7 


4.6 
4.0 
4.5 

4.55 

4.6 
4.66 
4.4 
4.45 

4.4 

4.5 
4.5 
4.5 
4.45 

4.3 

4.3 

4.45 

4.45 

4.4 

4.35 

4.3 

4.25 

4.25 

4.35 

4.5 

5.1 

4.96 

4.55 

4.3 


4.15 
4.1 
4.2 
4.15 
4.2 

4.2 

*"4.'35' 

4.55 
4.45 

4.8 
4.46 
4.8 
5.35 

4.5 

4.7 
5.0 
4.7 
4.5 
4.66 

4.46 
4.3 

"'6.*i" 
4.8 

4.66 
4.45 
4.2 
4.0 
4.0 
4.0 


.3.95 
4.05 
4.25 
4.15 
4.26 

4.2 
4.4 

4.45 
4.35 
4.5 

4.4 

4.3 
4.4 

*"4.'35' 

4.35 

4.15 

4.1 

4.26 

4.5 

4.66 

4.5 

4.76 

4.55 

4.3 

4.26 
4.2 

4.3 

"4.' 2" 
3.85 


4.0 
4.26 
4.4 
4.3 
4.45 

"4*4" 
4.4 

4.8 
5.55 

4.66 

4.8 
4.35 
4.3 
4.35 

4.15 
4.25 
4.35 
4.35 
4.8 

4.86 
4.4 

4.4 

4.4 
4.4 
4.4 

4.6 
4.6 


4.4 

4.4 
4.46 
4.4 
4.66 

6.5 

5.96 

5.0 

4.8 

4.3 

4.56 

4.36 

4.4 

4.55 

4.6 

4.66 
4.8 
4.66 

4.7 
4.8 

4.75 

4.6 

4.65 

4.7 

4.75 

4.75 

4.6 

4.5 

4.5 

4.6 

4.3 






2 




4.5 




3 






4 




4.2 
4.1A 

4.45 
4.45 
4.45 
4.2 
4.26 




5 






6 






7 






g 




4.45 


9 




4.2 


10 




4.86 


11 




4.85 

■**4*6" 
4.55 

4.5 

4.46 
4.6 
4.4 
4.5 
4.55 

4.46 
4.4 
4.4 

4.45 
4.45 

4.5 
4.45 

*"4.'65' 

4.75 




4.6 


12 


4.6 
4.46 
4.0 
4.6 

4.75 

4.56 

4.5 

4.8 

4.15 

4.0 
4.5 


4.7 


13 


4.76 


14 


4.6 


15 


4.66 


16 


4.6 


17 


4.2 


18 




19 


4.7 
4.3 


4.46 


20 




21 


4.8 


22 


4.66 


23 


4.6 


24 


4.2 

4.2 

4.4 
4.4 

4.45 
4.45 
4.45 
4.4 


4.4 


25 


4.66 


3S . . 




27 






28 






29 






80 






31 













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UiXKOUr BXVX& AT WATBSLOO, HXBS. 

Location.— At the highway bridge half a mile north of Waterloo on the line between 
sees. 3 and 10, T. 15 N., R. 10 £. No tributary within several miles. 

Records available.— May 19 to December 31, 1911. 

Drainasre area.— Not measured. 

Gage. — Chain gage; datum unchanged. 

Ohannel.- Extremely shifting. 

Diflcharge measurements.— Made from the highway bridge. 

Winter flow. — Records not of sufficient length to determine effect of ice. 

Diversions.— Prior to September 1, 1912, there were app^jved diveralonB of 147 
second-feet for irrigation and 538 second-feet for power from Elkhom' River above 
the station. From the tributaries entering above there were approved diversions 
of 174 second-feet for power development. 

Accuracy. — Daily discharge computed indirectly and can be considered only approxi- 
mate. 

Cooperation. — Station maintained by the State engineer, by whom the field data are 
furnished. 

DMuxrge meawrtmenU of Elkhom River at Waterloo^ Nehr., in 1911. 



Date. 




Gaee 
heii^t. 


Di». 
charge. 


Date. 




he^S^t. 


Dl». 
diarge. 


May 19 

30 
June 12 


A.B. Price 


Fed. 
3.00 
2.60 

i.go 

2.10 
1.60 
1.40 


aee.-ft. 
1,060 
030 
655 
844 
508 
434 


Sept. 12 
Oct. 3 
Nov. 


A. B. Price. 


Fed. 
1.40 
1.50 
1.30 
1.60 
2.10 


"-iSr 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do. 

do 

do 


423 
303 
491 
920 



Daily gage height, in feet, of Elkhom River at Waterloo, Nebr.,for 1911. 
(John Todd, ohservcr.] 



DiV. 


May. 


Jane. 


July. 


Aufr 


Sept. 


Oct 


Not. 


Dec. 


1 




2.50 
2.45 
2.40 
2.35 
2.37 

2.33 
2.35 
2.15 
2.10 
2.05 

2.00 
1.90 
1.90 
1.90 
1.85 

1.76 
2.35 
2.60 
8.40 
2.75 

2.35 
2.30 
2.10 
1.90 
1.90 

1.84 
1.70 
2.50 
3.75 
4.25 


4.00 
8.75 
8.55 
2.90 
2.34 

2.05 
1.90 
1.70 
1.50 
1.75 

1.67 
1.70 
1.77 
1.75 
1.70 

1.75 
1.73 
l.«5 
1.64 
1.60 

1.55 
1.50 
1.50 
1.58 
1.55 

1.56 
1.54 
1.46 
1.40 
1.40 
1.31 


1.30 
1.28 
1.37 
1.48 
1.40 

1.50 
1.60 
1.64 
1.60 
1.60 

1.54 
1.50 
1.50 
1.47 
1.44 

1.44 
1.46 
1.54 
1.64 
2. OS 

1.58 
1.47 
1.40 
1.40 
1.46 

1.45 
1.40 
1.56 
1.50 
1.50 
1.50 


1.51 
1.50 
1.45 
1.40 
1.30 

1.28 
1.35 
1.32 
1.88 
1.40 

1.40 
1.41 
1.54 
1.46 
1.38 

1.34 
1.86 
1.88 
1.80 
1.30 

1.35 
1.28 
1.32 
1.40 
1.40 
1.42 
1.41 
1.38 
1.40 
1.47 


1.60 
1.65 
1.65 
1.68 
1.70 

1.90 
2.05 
2.10 
8.20 
2.55 

2.55 
8.60 
2.40 
2.28 
2.10 

2.05 
2.00 
2.00 
8.00 
8.01 
8.10 
2.00 
Z» 
2.18 
2.18 

2.15 
2.16 
8.15 
2.10 
2.18 
8.10 


2.13 
2.13 
2.15 
2.12 
2.10 

2.15 
2.14 
2.20 
2.20 
Z27 

2.20 
1.50 
2.24 
2.40 
2.45 

2.45 
2.35 
2.45 
2.45 
2.36 

2t80 
Z40 
2.40 
1.78 
2.10 

2.45 
2.33 
2.40 
8.60 
8.90 


2.90 


2 




2.70 


3 




2.60 


4 




2.90 


6 




2.90 


6 




2.M 


7 




X96 


8 




2.65 


9 / 




2.66 


10 




2.96 


11 




3. OS 


12 




2.61 


13 




2.96 


14 - 




2.77 


15 




2.61 


16 




261 


17 




267 


18 




252 


19 


3.00 


235 


20 


3.40 


21 




3.30 


22 




3.38 


23 




2.M 


24 


3.35 
3.30 

8.20 
8.10 
8.00 
2.70 
2.00 
2.57 


290 


25 


2.» 


26 


215 


27 


280 


28 


3.15 


29 


3.06 


30 


3.8 


81 


3.» 







Nora.— Qa«e heights distorted by ioe Not. 12, 24, 25, 29, 80, and Dec. 1 to 31. 



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DaUy ducharge, in second-feetj ofElkhcm River at Waterloo^ N€br,,for 1911, 



Day. 


May. 


June. 


July. 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


1 




840 
800 

860 
820 
830 

900 
920 
740 
780 
740 

700 
660 
660 
660 
630 

646 
1,100 
1280 
3,430 
1,680 

1,100 

1,060 

840 

660 

660 

680 

560 

1,340 

3,080 

3,670 


8,430 
8,080 
3,810 
1,930 
1,300 

960 
830 
650 
500 
700 

630 
650 
710 
700 
660 

700 
680 
610 
610 
660 

640 
500 
600 
670 
64