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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°17'27", long 80°38'28", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Nicholas County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050005, on right bank at downstream side of highway bridge on State Highway 20, 200 ft downstream from Cherry River, 1.8 mi downstream from Cranberry River, 2.7 mi south of Craigsville, and at mile 61.5. DRAINAGE AREA.--529 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1964 to September 1966 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1966 to September 1982 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1982 to September 1983 (daily mean gage height and annual maxima), October 1985 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 1,869.55 ft above NAVD 88 (1,870.00 ft above NGVD 29). EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of July 4, 1932 is estimated as 65,000 ft3/s and flood of July 19, 1954, is estimated as 55,000 ft3/s on the basis of discharge-area comparison with Gauley River at Camden on Gauley (03187000) and Gauley River near Summersville (03189500). PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1981 to September 1982. WATER TEMPERATURE: November 1974 to April 1977, November 1980 to September 1982, April 2014 to present This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District Continuous water-temperature monitor maintained in cooperation with: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section
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.
What is a shift adjusted stage-discharge rating?