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    USGS 03196800 ELK RIVER AT CLAY, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°27'38", long 81°05'16", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Clay County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050007, 
          on upstream side, right bank of County Route 28 bridge in the town of Clay, 
          1.0 mi downstream from Buffalo Creek, 2.2 mi downstream from Lower Two Run Creek, 
          and at mile 52.4.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--992 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1915 to September 1958 (annual maximum gage height, 
          furnished by the National Weather Service), October 1958 to September 1978 
          (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1978 to September 1993 
          (daily mean gage height and annual maxima), October 1993 to September 1994 
          (annual maximum gage height), October 1994 to September 1998 (annual maxima), 
          October 2002 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), 
          October 2008 to current year (annual maximum and minimum gage height).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 677.28 ft above 
          NGVD 88 (677.88 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to October 2003 at site 0.1 mi upstream at datum 0.42 ft lower. 
          Prior to Mar. 27, 1959, nonrecording gage.
    REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1960 by Sutton Dam.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 14, 1918, reached a 
            stage of 32.4 ft, from reports of the National Weather Service.
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--WATER TEMPERATURE: November 1960 to August 1970.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
    
            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
                    EXCEPT FOR THE ANNUAL MAXIMUM GAGE HEIGHT
    
    This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

    Available Parameters Period of Record
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.) 1960-11-09  1970-08-04
    00060 Discharge(Mean) 1958-10-01  1978-09-30

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    Instantaneous-data availability statement
    *** There are no data available on the Waterdata system for time period specified,
        although data may available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.