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  • USGS 03198000 KANAWHA RIVER AT CHARLESTON, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°22'17", long 81°42'08", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kanawha County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050008, 
          on left bank at old lock 6, 1.0 mi upstream from Davis Creek, 1.5 mi downstream from Twomile Creek, 
          2.0 mi downstream from Patrick Street Bridge at Charleston, 3.5 mi downstream from Elk River, 
          and at mile 54.5.
    
          Auxiliary gage at lat 38°21'40", long 81°39'45", 0.3 mi upstream from Patrick Street Bridge at Charleston, 
          1.2 mi downstream from Elk River, 2.3 mile upstream from base gage at old lock 6, and at mile 56.8.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--10,448 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1939 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima, 
          monthly discharge only September 1939 to February 1940 published in WSP 1305).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1335: 1943.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 547.41 ft above 
          NAVD 88 (GEOID09 refinement, levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), 548.00 ft above NGVD 29. 
          Auxiliary water-stage recorder 2.3 mi upstream from base gage at datum 546.32 ft above 
          NAVD 88 (GEOID09 refinement, levels by Corps of Engineers). Prior to Oct. 1, 1955, 
          auxiliary gages at different sites and datum.
    REMARKS.--The rating lacks sensitivity at flows less than 10,000 ft3/s, 
            and records for flows less than 10,000 ft3/s are estimated 
            based on stations 03193000 Kanawha River at Kanawha Falls, 
            03197000 Elk River at Queen Shoals, and 03200500 Coal River at 
            Tornado. Flow regulated since 1939 by increasing number of 
            reservoirs upstream from station.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Sept. 29, 1861, reached a stage of about 54.3 ft.
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--WATER TEMPERATURE: March 1953 to August 1970, October 1971 to September 1985.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            State of West Virginia
            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
    
    PLEASE NOTE: Provisional streamflow data reported for Kanawha River at 
    Charleston below 10,000 ft3/s are suspect. The method currently in use by USGS
    for compilation of historical daily-flow records below 10,000 ft3/s is summation
    of streamflow at 03193000 Kanawha River at Kanawha Falls, plus 03197000 Elk River 
    at Queen Shoals, plus 1.08 times the streamflow at 03200500 Coal River at Tornado.
    

    Current shift adjusted stage-discharge rating table. These tab delimited tables are updated daily and can change frequently. If you use these ratings, it is important that you update often so that you have the most current version.
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    This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 3 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge [discharge from AVM] 2012-11-30  2014-09-02
    00065 Gage height [gage height from transducer] 2014-05-05  2014-09-02
    00055 Stream velocity 2012-11-28  2014-09-02

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second, [discharge from AVM]

    Most recent instantaneous value: 2,630   09-02-2014  07:00 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 73 years of record more
    Min
    (1957)
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    Value Sep 2
    25th
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    Median Mean 75th
    percen-
    tile
    Max
    (1950)
    1410 2630 2720 3410 4920 5280 22500


    Gage height, feet, [gage height from transducer]

    Most recent instantaneous value: 17.98   09-02-2014  07:00 EDT
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    Stream velocity, feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 0.24   09-02-2014  07:00 EDT
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