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USGS 03159500 Hocking River at Athens OH


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Station operated in cooperation with the Ohio Water Development Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 03159500 Hocking River at Athens, OH
 LOCATION.--Lat 39°19'44", long 82°05'16", T.9 N., R.14 W., Athens County, OH,
     Hydrologic Unit 05030204, on right bank 0.8 i east of business section of Athens,
     1.4 mi downstream from Coats Run, and 3.0 mi downstream from Margaret Creek.
 DRAINAGE AREA.--943 mi2.
 PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1915 to current year.
 REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 523: 1918-19(M). WSP 743: 1922(M). WSP 873: 1920, 1922, 1924-28, 
     1937. WSP 1113: 1932. WDR-OH-90-1: 1979(M), 1983(M), 1985(M), 1986(M). WDR-OH-01: 
     1998 (M),(January 1999)..
 REMARKS.--Some regulation by Burr Oak Reservoir, capacity 26,900 acre-ft, 
     on East Branch Sunday Creek 29 mi upstream beginning 1952 (see station 
     0315800); by Hocking Lake, capacity 3,080 acre-ft, on Clear Fork 39.4
     mi upstream beginning in 1949; and by temporary retention in 8 
     retarding basins, combined capacity, 8,710 acre-ft, constructed 
     between 1955 and 1961 upstream from Lancaster (see station 03156400).
 EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.-- Flood in Mar. 1907 reached a stage of about 27 ft.
     from flood marks, site and datum then in use; discharge 50,000 ft3/s, estimated 
     by U. S. Army Corps. of Engineers.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-12-09
00065 Gage height 2016-08-13  2016-12-09

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Most recent instantaneous value: 213   12-09-2016   15:00 EST
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49 175 213 476 1000 1060 10700

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Most recent instantaneous value: 3.32   12-09-2016   15:00 EST
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