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USGS 03144500 Muskingum River at Dresden OH


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Station operated in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 03144500 Muskingum River at Dresden, OH
 LOCATION.--Lat 40°07'13", long 81°59'59", Muskingum County, OH, Hydrologic 
     Unit 05040004, on left bank 150 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 208, 
     0.5 mi east of Dresden, and 0.5 mi downstream from Wakatomika Creek.
 DRAINAGE AREA.--5,993 mi2.
 PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1921 to September 1984 (discontinued as discharge station). 
     September 1984 to September 2009 operated as a stage only station. October 2009 
     started as a discharge station.
 REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 728: 1927(M). WSP 803: 1935. WSP 1985: 1922-23, 
     1928(M,) 1929, 1930(M). WSP 1907: Drainage area.
 REMARKS.--Flow regulated by 16 flood-control reservoirs at points 15 mi
     to 105 mi upstream. Water temperatures collected 1952-61, 1963 to 1974. 
     Sediment data collected 1952 to 1974.
 EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood in March 1913 reached a stage
     of 46.0 ft, present site and datum, from floodmark, discharge, 228,000
     cubic feet per second, computed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION.--Maximum discharge of 100,000 ft3s, 
     August 9, 1935, at a of stage 31.6 ft; minimum daily discharge of 335 ft3s 
     June25, 1925

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00060 Discharge 2009-10-01  2016-10-25
00065 Gage height 2016-06-27  2016-10-25

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Most recent instantaneous value: 3,510   10-25-2016   14:30 EDT
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518 967 1460 2240 2270 3510 11600

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Most recent instantaneous value: 7.71   10-25-2016   14:30 EDT
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