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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°28'15", long 81°17'03", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kanawha County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050007, 
          on right bank 50 ft upstream from Queen Shoals Creek, 100 ft downstream from highway bridge at Queen Shoals, 
          4.0 mi upstream from Big Sandy Creek, and at mile 26.2. 
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,145 mi2, includes that of Queen Shoals Creek.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October to November 1928 (monthly discharge published in WSP 1305), 
          December 1928 to September 1960 (daily discharge and peaks), 
          October 1960 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 783: Drainage area. WSP 1335: 1929-32, 1935(M), 1936, 1939, 1943(M). 
          WDR WV-2004-1: 1981-2003(P). WDR-US-2008: 1981-2003.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 603.50 ft above 
          NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 604.09 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to June 19, 1932, 
          nonrecording gage. June 19, 1932, to Sept. 30, 1946, water-stage recorder, 
          at bridge 100 ft upstream at same datum.
    REMARKS.--Flow regulated since October 1960 by Sutton Lake.
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: February 1985 to September 1986.
          WATER TEMPERATURE: November 1960 to April 1975, February 1985 to September 1986.
          TURBIDITY: February 1985 to September 1986.
          SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT RECORDS: February 1985 to September 1986.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
            State of West Virginia

    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?

    This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

    Available Parameters Period of Record
    All 6 Available Parameters for this site
    00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Ins.) 1960-11-10  1986-09-30
    00060 Discharge(Mean) 1928-10-01  2014-09-01
    00076 Turbidity(Ins.) 1985-02-15  1986-09-30
    00095 Specific cond at 25C(Ins.) 1985-02-15  1986-09-30
    80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean) 1985-02-15  1986-09-30
    80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean) 1985-02-15  1986-09-30

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