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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 38°08'17", long 81°12'52", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Fayette County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050006, on right bank 150 ft downstream from bridge, 0.8 mi downstream from village of Kanawha Falls, 2.0 mi downstream from Gauley Bridge, 2.0 mi downstream from confluence of New River and Gauley River, and at mile 94.3. DRAINAGE AREA.--8,371 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1877 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima). October 1916 to September 1918 and October 1927 to October 1928, published as Kanawha River at Lock 2, Montgomery. REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 923: 1878, 1886, 1897, 1899, 1901-03. WSP 1305: 1902(M), 1940. WSP 1335: 1931. WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area. WDR-US-2008: 1904, 1920, 1924, 1927. GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 620.39 ft above NAVD 88 (621.20 ft above NGVD 29), GEOID09 refinement, levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to Oct. 27, 1928, nonrecording gages at several sites within 9.0 mi of present site at various datums. Oct. 27, 1928, to Sept. 30, 1964, water-stage recorder at present site at datum 2.00 ft higher. REMARKS.--Flow regulated since 1939 by Claytor Dam, since 1949 by Bluestone Dam, and since 1965 by Summersville Dam. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--WATER TEMPERATURE: December 1957 to September 1966, July 1968 to May 1983. This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: Appalachian Power Company Alleghney Energy Supply Company U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
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