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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 37°48'10", long 80°02'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Alleghany County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080201, on right bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 60, 2.2 mi downstream from Ogle Creek, and 3.0 mi west of Covington.
DRAINAGE AREA - 162 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 972: 1929-30, 1932-34, 1942. WSP 1303: 1929-35(M), 1937-38(M), 1941-48(M). WDR VA-74-1: 1969(M), 1972, 1973(P). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area. 2018: Peak Gage Height.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1928 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1303.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,294.29 ft NAVD of 1988. Prior to Dec. 8, 1949, nonrecording gage, at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Occasional diurnal fluctuation caused by dam 7.9 mi upstream from station. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite precipitation and gage-height telemeter at station. Maximum discharge, 27,400 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 4,500 ft³/s on basis of step-backwater computations and contracted-opening measurement at gage height 15.65 ft.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in March 1913 reached a stage of 18 ft, from information by local residents.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2006 to Sepember 2008.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - January 2007 to September 2008.
INSTRUMENTATION - Specific conductance and water temperature monitor. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 509 microseimens/cm, Oct. 22, 2007; minimum, 57 microseimens/cm, Apr. 15, 2007.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 28.3°C, Aug. 1, 2007; minimum, -0.1°C, Feb. 7, 9, 2007, Jan. 22, 2008.