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    USGS 01608500 SOUTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER NEAR SPRINGFIELD, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°26'49", long 78°39'16", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hampshire County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070001, 
          on left bank at highway bridge, 2.0 mi east of Springfield, and at mile 13.5.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,461 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1894 to February 1896 (fragmentary), July 1899 to December 1901, 
          August 1903 to June 1906, and August 1928 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1552: 1903-06, 1929-30(M), 1932-33(M), 1935(M), 1937-40(M), 
          1942-43(M), 1945(M). WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area. WDR-US-2006: Drainage area.
          WDR-US-2008: 1901(M).
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 561.41 ft
          above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 562.02 ft above NGVD 29). 
          June 1894 to February 1896, nonrecording gage at Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge 11.2 mi 
          upstream at different datum. July 1, 1899, to Dec. 31, 1901, nonrecording gage at bridge 
          10.0 mi upstream at different datum. Aug. 28, 1903, to June 30, 1906, nonrecording gage 
          at present site at different datum. Aug. 8 to Sept. 24, 1928, nonrecording gage at present 
          site and datum.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood in November 1877 reached a stage of about 
          34 ft, from floodmarks, at site and datum in use July 1, 1889, to Dec. 31, 1901, 
          discharge, 140,000 ft3/s.
    PERIOD OF RECORD (WQ).--June 2005 to current year.
    PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 2005 to current year.
          pH: October 2005 to current year.
          WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2005 to current year.
          DISSOLVED OXYGEN: October 2005 to current year.
          TURBIDITY: December 2005 to current year.
    INSTRUMENTATION (WQ).--Water-quality monitor October 2005 to current year.
    
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            State of West Virginia
    Continuous water-quality monitor maintained in cooperation with:
            West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, 
            Division of Water and Waste Management
    

    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.
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    This station managed by the Leetown Field Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 7 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00010 Temperature, water 2007-10-01  2014-09-01
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-01
    00095 Specific cond at 25C 2007-10-01  2014-09-01
    00400 pH 2007-10-01  2014-09-01
    00300 Dissolved oxygen 2007-10-01  2014-09-01
    63680 Turbidity, Form Neph 2007-10-27  2014-09-01
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-04  2014-09-01

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 205   09-01-2014  09:30 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 1 based on 92 years of record more
    Min
    (1968)
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    percen-
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    Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Sep 1
    Median Mean 75th
    percen-
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    Max
    (1901)
    64 139 205 207 360 364 3490


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.53   09-01-2014  09:30 EDT
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