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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 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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