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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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    00065 Gage height 2014-04-29  2014-08-27
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-27

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3.19   08-27-2014  20:00 EDT
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 193   08-27-2014  20:00 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 27 based on 98 years of record more
    Median Most Recent
    Value Aug 27
    Mean Max
    41 97 136 193 258 385 7980