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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°50'14", long 82°24'32", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Mingo County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05070201, behind fire station, at Kermit, 0.8 mi downstream from Wolf Creek, and at mile 34.9. DRAINAGE AREA.--1,280 mi2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1915 to September 1917 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1917 to September 1918 (annual maxima), October 1918 to December 1920 (annual maximum gage-height), January 1929 to September 1934 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1934 to September 1985 (estimated annual maximum discharge), February 1985 to current year (daily discharge and peaks). REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WV-78-1: Drainage area. GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 574.07 ft above NAVD 88 (574.77 ft above NGVD 29, corrected). Jan. 1, 1929 to July 27, 1932 at datum 0.20 ft lower. Estimated annual discharge water years 1934-85 based on records for station Tug Fork near Kermit (03214000), drainage area 1,188 mi2. EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of unknown date prior to 1915, was about 46.7 ft; Jan. 29, 1918, was about 38.8 ft; Jan. 30, 1957, was about 45 ft; Mar. 13, 1963, was about 46 ft; Apr. 6, 1977, was 53.7 ft. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD (WQ).--WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1946 to September 1977, January to June 1978, January 1979 to September 1981. This gaging station is maintained in cooperation with: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District State of West Virginia Continuous water-quality monitor maintained in cooperation with: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management
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