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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.



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LOCATION.--Lat 38°39'47", long 80°42'35", 
      referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Braxton County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050007, 
      on left bank of Elk River, 150 ft upstream from highway bridge across Elk River on U. S. Route 19, 
      in the town of Sutton, 0.5 mi upstream from Granny Creek, 2.5 mi downstream from Wolf Creek, 
      and 0.9 mi downstream from Sutton Dam, and at mile 102.1.
DRAINAGE AREA.--542 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1938 to February 1939 (monthly discharge published in WSP 1305), 
      March 1939 to September 1960 (daily discharge and peaks except annual maxima for 1939), 
      October 1960 to September 1992 (daily discharge and annual maxima), 
      October 1992 to September 1993 (daily mean gage height and annual maxima), 
      October 1994 to September 2000 (annual maxima), October 2000 to September 2001 (annual maximum gage height), 
      October 2001 to September 2002 (annual maxima), October 2002 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), 
      October 2008 to current year (annual maximum and minimum gage height). 
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1305: 1942(M), 1948-50(M). WDR WV82-1: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 799.39 ft above 
      NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 800.00 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to Apr. 5, 1940, 
      nonrecording gage. Prior to Oct. 1, 1960, at site 150 ft downstream at datum 8.03 ft higher.
REMARKS.--Flow regulated since October 1960 by Sutton Lake.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 13, 1918, reached a 
        stage of 45.2 ft, present datum, from floodmarks, discharge, 
        about 49,000 ft3/s, from rating curve extended above 
        28,000 ft3/s.
      WATER TEMPERATURE: March 1960 to September 1983, February 1985 to March 1987.
      TURBIDITY: January 1974 to March 1975, February 1985 to March 1987.
      SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT RECORDS: February 1985 to March 1987.
This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

Available Parameters Period of Record
All 7 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Ins.) 1960-03-03  1987-03-31
00060 Discharge(Mean) 1938-10-01  1992-09-30
00070 Turbidity(Max.,Min.) 1974-01-14  1975-04-02
00076 Turbidity(Ins.) 1985-02-15  1987-03-31
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Ins.) 1985-02-15  1987-03-31
80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean) 1985-02-01  1987-03-31
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean) 1985-02-15  1987-03-31

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    although data may be available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.