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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 37°26'28", long 81°36'00", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, McDowell County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05070201, on left bank at bridge in the Hemphill section of Welch, 20 ft downstream from Mod Branch, and at mile 131.5. DRAINAGE AREA.--174 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1985 to September 1986 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1986 to September 1993 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1993 to September 1996 (annual maxima), October 1996 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 1,267.46 ft above NAVD 88 (1,268.00 ft above NGVD 29). 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?