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    USGS 03204000 GUYANDOTTE RIVER AT BRANCHLAND, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°13'15", long 82°12'10", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lincoln County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05070102, 
          on right bank at upstream side of highway bridge, opposite mouth of Fourmile Creek, 
          and at mile 35.3.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,224 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1915 to September 1917 (daily discharge and annual maxima, 
          monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1305), October 1917 to September 1921 
          (daily mean gage height and annual maxima), October 1921 to September 1922 (annual maxima), 
          January 1929 to September 1974 (daily discharge and peaks, monthly discharge only for January to March 1929 
          published in WSP 1305), October 1974 to September 1995 (daily discharge and annual maxima), 
          October 1995 to September 1999 (annual maximum gage height), October 1999 to September 2000 (annual maxima), 
          October 2000 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), October 2008 to current year 
          (annual maximum and minimum gage height). Prior to October 1959, published as Guyandot River at Branchland.
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 853: 1918(M). WSP 1335: 1916-17, 1929-30, 1932-35. WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 548.07 ft above 
          NAVD 88 (548.70 ft above NGVD 29; 547.91 ft above COE 12). Prior to June 20, 1932, nonrecording gage, 
          and June 20, 1932 to Oct. 24, 1968, water-stage recorder at site 20 ft downstream at same datum. 
          Oct. 1, 1942 to Jan. 23, 1969, auxiliary nonrecording gage, and Jan. 24, 1969 to Dec. 12, 1986, 
          auxiliary water-stage recorder at site 4.0 mi upstream at datum 4.99 ft higher.
    REMARKS.--Discharges above 6,000 ft3/s have possible backwater effect 
            from downstream tributaries and the Ohio River. Flow regulated 
            since February 1980 by R. D. Bailey Lake at mile 112.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood, probably in 1907, reached a 
            stage of about 44 ft, from floodmark, discharge, 43,500 ft3/s.
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1975 to November 1976, February to September 1977.
          WATER TEMPERATURE: March to December 1976, February to September 1977.
          TURBIDITY: October 1975 to December 1976.
          SUSPENDED SEDIMENT RECORDS: March 1976 to September 1977.
    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 6 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00010 Temperature, water(Ins.) 1975-10-28  1977-09-30
    00060 Discharge(Mean) 1915-10-01  1995-09-30
    00070 Turbidity(Ins.) 1975-10-06  1976-12-21
    00095 Specific cond at 25C(Ins.) 1975-10-06  1977-09-30
    80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean) 1976-03-12  1977-09-30
    80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean) 1976-03-12  1977-09-30

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    Summary of all available data for this site
    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.