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During cold weather, ice effects on stage and discharge determinations at some stream-gaging stations are likely. Data values reported on these pages may be significantly higher or lower than actual values. Adjustment of data for ice effects can only be done after detailed analysis. Users are encouraged to contact this office for more information on specific sites.
LOCATION.--Lat 38°48'27", long 79°44'16", NAD 27, Randolph County, Hydrologic Unit 05020004, on right bank at downstream side of bridge on State Secondary Route 22, at Bemis, 0.6 mi upstream from Fishing Hawk Creek, and at mile 39.9. DRAINAGE AREA.--115 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 1922 to December 1925, October 1973 to September 1979 (measurements, daily mean discharges, and annual maximums). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satelite telimeter. Datum of gage is 2,574.06 ft, NGVD 1929. February 17, 1922 to December 31,1925, nonrecording gage on downstream side of bridge, at present site, at datum 2.18 ft lower. EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 13, 1918, reached a stage of about 13.1 ft, present datum. This gaging station is owned and opperated by: West Virginia Department of Military Afairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Please report gage problems or direct questions about the gage to George Settles. Real-time stage data are available for the previous 31 days Recent data (daily) are available for the previous 18 months RECENT DATA ARE NOT ARCHIVED BEYOND 18 MONTHS