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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 37°45'38", long 81°09'45", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Raleigh County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050004, on left bank at Raleigh, 0.6 mi downstream from Whitestick Creek, 0.4 mi upstream from Beaver Creek, 1.5 mi southeast of Beckley, and at mile 11.9. DRAINAGE AREA.--52.7 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1951 to September 1982, and December 2002 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1435: 1955(M). WDR WV-97-1: 1961(m), 1963(m), 1967(m), 1970(m) 1972(m), 1977(m), 1980(m). WDR WV-2004-1: Drainage area. GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,084.05 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 2,084.54 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to Dec. 4, 2002, gage located 500 ft upstream at datum 2.70 ft higher. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1979 to September 1981. This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: State of West Virginia
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