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NOTICE: Due to extensive deterioration of the existing gage structure, a new gage shelter has been
installed 1700 feet upstream of the current location.  Gage-height data are being collected
concurrently at both locations, at the same datum, and a new stage-dicharge rating is
currently under development for the new gaging location. Data for the new location are
found in the plot titled as Auxiliary Gage Height.  Plans are to terminate data 
collection at the old location during the summer of 2016.  Please contact 
Jeremy White of the USGS Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center 
(304-347-5130 x246, jswhite@usgs.gov) with any questions.
UPDATE:  October 27, 2016--Data collection has been terminated at the old gage.  Gage height data
from the new gage now serves as the primary data and will no longer be served as the Auxiliary  
Gage Height.  A new stage-discharge rating is now is use and available at the USGS Ratings Depot.

LOCATION.--Lat 39°07'22", long 79°40'53", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Tucker County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05020004, on left bank 2.0 mi north of Parsons, 3.0 mi downstream from confluence of Black Fork and Shavers Fork, and at mile 75.2. DRAINAGE AREA.--722 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1913 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). Monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1305. REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1305: 1917(M), 1924(M), 1932(M), 1936(M), 1938-39(M). WSP l335: 1916. WSP 1385: 1918-19(M). WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area, 1888(M), 1914(P), 1915-16(M), 1917(P), 1924(P), 1939(P), 1940(M), 1942(M), 1948-49(M), 1955-57(M), 1962-64(M), 1967(M), 1971-73(M), 1977(M). WDR-US-2009: 1982(M). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 1,589.66 ft above COE 12. Prior to Aug. 17, 1944, nonrecording gage on Moss Bridge about 1,600 ft upstream at datum 1.13 ft higher. Nov. 21, 1985, to Sept. 30, 1986, recording gage on Moss Bridge at datum 1.27 ft lower. EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of 1844 was about 85,000 ft3/s. Flood of July 10, 1888, reached a stage of 20.5 ft, discharge, 71,000 ft3/s, from floodmarks, at site and datum in use prior to Aug. 17, 1944; it was not exceeded until flood of Oct. 15, 1954, which reached a stage 0.3 ft higher at that site and datum. This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: First Energy Corporation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District

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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Available Parameters Available Period
All 4 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water 2016-11-07  2016-12-04
00045 Precipitation 2016-08-06  2016-12-04
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-12-04
00065 Gage height 2016-08-06  2016-12-04

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1,340   12-04-2016   15:15 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 4 based on 102 years of record more
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Value Dec 4
Mean 75th
114 669 1150 1340 1850 2460 13700

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.41   12-04-2016   15:15 EST
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