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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.



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LOCATION.--Lat 38°17'43", long 80°31'36", 
      referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Nicholas County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050005, 
      Monongahela National Forest, on left bank 30 ft downstream from U.S. Forest Service highway bridge, 
      0.6 mi upstream from Barrenshe Run, 5.0 mi north of Richwood, and at mile 5.6.
DRAINAGE AREA.--80.4 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1944 to December 1951, and July 1964 to September 1971 (daily discharge and peaks), 
      October 1971 to September 1979 (daily discharge and annual maxima; records provided by U.S. Forest Service, 
      discharge computations made from average rating without periodic discharge measurement verification, 
      published in WDR-82-1), October 1979 to September 1982, and March 1984 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area. WDR WV-97-1: 1946(M), 1948(M), 1954(M), 1967(P), 1970(M), 
      1972-79(M), 1980-81(P), 1986(P), 1989(P), 1991-92(M), 1994(P).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 2,129.88 ft above 
      NAVD 88 (2,130.32 ft above NGVD 29, corrected).
REMARKS.--Gage-height data for water years 1972-79 provided by 
        U.S. Forest Service.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of July 19, 1954, reached a stage of 12.22 ft 
     (from floodmarks, present site and datum), discharge, 12,200 ft3/s, highest since 1932.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: January to April 1980, December 1980 to September 1982.
     WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1981 to September 1982.
     SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT RECORDS: October 1979 to September 1980.
This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with:
        State of West Virginia
        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington 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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This station managed by the Charleston Field Office.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-03-30
00065 Gage height 2014-11-30  2015-03-30

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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 30 based on 55 years of record more
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67 197 260 313 413 525 1270

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