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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 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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