HCDN: Streamflow Data Set, 1874 - 1988
By J.R. Slack, Alan M. Lumb, and Jurate Maciunas Landwehr
USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4076

Station 05454500 IOWA RIVER AT IOWA CITY, IA

Description, qualifying comments, and acceptable water years.

Drainage area is 3271 sq.mi.                            Datum is 617.27 ft.
Located in hydrologic unit 07080209 at Latitude: 41:39:24N  Longitude: 091:32:27W
Station is in the state of IA (county code 103) and serviced by the IA office.
Channel slope is 2.19 feet/mile
Stream length is 294.00 miles
Mean basin elevation is 940.00 feet above National Geodetic Vertical Datum
Percent of contributing drainage area covered by 
   Storage: 0.14%     Lakes: 0.14%        Forests: 4.30%      Glaciers: N.A.%
Soil infiltration index is 3.40 inches
Annual precipitation is 32.60 inches
Precipitation intensity is 3.10 inches/24 hour (expected on the average once each two years)
January minimum temperature is 10.00 degrees Fahrenheit
Comments and qualifications on the data:
   Discharges from October 1906 to September 1913 from the reports of the Iowa State Planning Board. Only monthly
   discharges should be used prior to October 1923 due to rough estimates of flow for missing or ice-affected record.
   Diurnal flucuation at low flow, for most if not all of the unregulated period of record, caused by powerplants at
   Iowa City and Coralville. Flow regulated by Coralville Lake, 9.1 miles upstream, since Sept. 17, 1958.

Daily and longer averages for 55 water years are acceptable (some whole years and all partial years are excluded).
A water year with acceptable data is indicated by an asterisk in the time line, which spans 1874 through 1988.

                                                   Water year
1     1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1         1       1
8     8         8         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9         9       9
7     8         9         0         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8       8

The streamflow data Daily values, monthly mean values, and yearly mean values of streamflow data are available in tablular form. Select the desired option from the list below.

The data tables do not have column heading for ease of reading into statistical programs. For a detailed description of the format of the data tables, select the corresponding file from the list below.

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