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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°20'20", long 81°50'30", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kanawha County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050009, on downstream side of highway bridge at Tornado, 0.2 mi upstream from Falls Creek, and at mile 11.5. DRAINAGE AREA.--862 mi2, includes that of Falls Creek. PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1908 to September 1911, and November 1928 to September 1931 (daily discharge and peaks), August 1961 to September 1972 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1972 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area. WDR WV-97-1: 1962-63(M), 1967(M), 1970(M). GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 569.81 ft above NAVD 88 (570.47 ft above NGVD 29, corrected). Aug. 1, 1961, to Jan. 9, 1973, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Prior to Aug. 1, 1961, nonrecording gage at same site at different datum. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1973 to September 1983. WATER TEMPERATURE: May to July 1975, June to September 1976 (once daily), October 1976 to September 1984. TURBIDITY: October 1980 to September 1991. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT RECORDS: December 1972 to September 1984. This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: State of West Virginia U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District Continuous water-quality monitor maintained in cooperation with: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management
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