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    USGS 03155000 LITTLE KANAWHA RIVER AT PALESTINE, WV

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    LOCATION.--Lat 39°03'32", long 81°23'23", 
          referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Wirt County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05030203, 
          on left bank at end of Washington Street in Elizabeth, 1.0 mi upstream from Tucker Creek, 
          2.3 mi northeast of Palestine, 2.4 mi upstream from old lock 3, and at mile 28.4.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--1,516 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1915 to September 1922 (annual maximum gage height), July to September 1939 (fragmentary), 
          October 1939 to September 1975 (daily discharge and peaks, monthly discharge only, October 1939 to September 1941, 
          published in WSP 1305), October 1975 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima).
    REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 953: 1940(M). WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 584.94 ft above 
          NAVD 88 (585.51 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to Feb. 17, 1950, water-stage recorders or nonrecording gages 
          at old locks 3 and 4 at various datums. Auxiliary water-stage recorder 3.0 mi upstream from base gage 
          at old lock 4 at datum 595.51 ft above NAVD 88 (596.08 ft above NGVD 29).
    REMARKS.--Flow partially regulated since 1968 by five floodwater-
            detention reservoirs affecting 49.5 mi2. Flow regulated since 
            March 1979 by Burnsville Lake.
    EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Apr. 17, 1939, reached a 
            stage of 32.25 ft, from floodmarks at old lock 4, discharge about 
            53,000 ft3/s.
    This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
            State of West Virginia
            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
    

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    This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-28
    00065 Gage height 2014-04-29  2014-08-28

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 230   08-28-2014  00:00 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 28 based on 46 years of record more
    Min
    (1988)
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    percen-
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    Median Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Aug 28
    Mean 75th
    percen-
    tile
    Max
    (2001)
    26 80 145 230 424 450 3340


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 14.12   08-28-2014  00:00 EDT
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