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LOCATION.--Lat 39°30'43", long 78°02'15", 
      referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Berkeley County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070004, 
      on left bank at downstream side of highway bridge, 1.3 mi southeast of Tomahawk, 3.5 mi northeast of 
      village of Jones Springs, 9.0 mi upstream from Tilhance Creek, and at mile 11.6.
DRAINAGE AREA.--235 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1928 to September 1931 (daily discharge and peaks, 
      published as Back Creek near Hedgesville), September 1938 to September 1975 (daily discharge and peaks), 
      October 1992 to September 1998 (annual maxima), June 2004 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 851: 1930 (M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 415.85 ft above NAVD 88 
      (VERTCON conversion of 416.42 ft above NGVD 29, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). 
       Prior to Oct. 17, 1956, nonrecording gage. Prior to Oct. 1, 1931, at site about 5 mi 
       downstream at different datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 17, 1936, reached a stage of 25 ft, 
       from floodmarks, present datum; discharge, 22,000 ft3/s.
This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
        Berkeley County Commission

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.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-09-25
00065 Gage height 2016-05-27  2016-09-25

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.9   09-25-2016   00:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 25 based on 52 years of record more
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2.6 5.9 7.8 14 25 122 3890

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.64   09-25-2016   00:45 EDT
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