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    USGS 01606000 N F SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT CABINS, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 38°59'04", long 79°14'02",  referenced to
          North American Datum of 1927, Grant County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070001,
          on right bank 10 ft upstream from bridge on County Route 28/11,
          2 mi downstream from Jordan Run, 6 mi west of Petersburg, at Cabins, and at mile 2.9.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--310 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.-- March 1940 to September 1961 (daily discharge and peaks),
          October 1961 to September 1978 (annual maxima), October 1978 to September 1980,
          and April 1998 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1272: 1945. WDR-US-2006: Drainage area.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter.
          Datum of gage is 1,045.42 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,045.85 ft above NGVD 29). 
          Prior to Oct. 1, 1980, at site 370 ft upstream at datum 4.28 ft higher. Prior to Oct. 1, 1965, 
          published as North Fork of South Branch Potomac River at Cabins.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 17, 1936, reached a stage of 12.80 ft, 
          from floodmarks at site 370 ft upstream at datum then in use, discharge not determined. 
          Discharge, 90,000 ft3/s, Nov. 5, 1985, from slope-area measurement, highest since 1878. 
          Estimated discharge, 80,000 ft3/s, Sept. 6, 1996, from modification of Nov. 5, 1985, 
          slope-area measurement, highest since 1986.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            State of West Virginia
    

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    This station managed by the Leetown Field Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-29
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-01  2014-08-29

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 15   08-29-2014  07:00 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 29 based on 40 years of record more
    Min
    (1953)
    Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 29
    25th
    percen-
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    Median 75th
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    tile
    Mean Max
    (2013)
    8.0 15 20. 39 121 162 1600


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3.81   08-29-2014  07:00 EDT
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