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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°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

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.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-03-31
00065 Gage height 2014-12-01  2015-03-31

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Most recent instantaneous value: 12,500   03-31-2015  18:00 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 31 based on 75 years of record more
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4640 10400 12500 15500 21900 23700 112000

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Most recent instantaneous value: 5.79   03-31-2015  18:00 EDT
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