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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03058000 WEST FORK RIVER BELOW STONEWALL JACKSON DAM NEAR WESTON, WV
LOCATION - Lat 39°00'16.3", long 80°28'24.1" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Lewis County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05020002, on left bank, 500 ft downstream from Stonewall Jackson Dam, 3.0 mi south of Weston, and at mile 73.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 101 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR WV-82-1: 1981 (P). WDR WV-83-1: Datum. WDR WV-85-1: Drainage area. WDR-US-2006: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1946 to September 1984 (daily discharge and peaks, published as West Fork River at Brownsville), October 1984 to September 1990 (daily discharge and annual maxima, published as West Fork River at Ben Dale, 03058006), October 1990 to September 1991 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 2005 to September 2009 (annual maximum and minimum gage height), October 2009 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 1,006.13 ft above NAVD 88, corrected, levels by Corps of Engineers. October 1990 to September 1991 at datum of 1,009.42 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,009.97 ft above NGVD 29). October 1984 to September 1990 at site 1.1 mi downstream at approximate datum of 1,008.05 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,008.6 ft above NGVD 29, from topographic map). Nov. 8, 1982 to September 1984 at site 0.3 mi upstream at datum of 1,009.42 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,009.97 ft above NGVD 29). Aug. 15, 1949 to Nov. 8, 1982 at site 0.3 mi upstream at datum of 1,010.30 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,010.85 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to Aug. 15, 1949, nonrecording gage at site 0.3 mi upstream at datum of 1,010.30 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 1,010.85 ft above NGVD 29).
REMARKS - Flow regulated since January 1990 by Stonewall Jackson Dam. Maximum peak flow of 10,500 ft³/s occurred Nov. 5, 1985, from rating extended above 2,600 ft³/s on basis of runoff comparisons with nearby stations, highest since 1888, published as West Fork River at Ben Dale, 03058006. Maximum peak stage of 17.20 ft occurred June 25, 1950, published as West Fork River at Brownsville.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 2015 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Electronic data logger with 15-minute record interval. Heated tipping bucket rain gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 3.16 in., June 23, 2016; minimum precipitation, 0.00 in., on many days.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1990 to November 1999, July 2005 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: May to November 1999, July 2005 to current year. pH: May to November 1999, July 2005 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: May to November 1999, July 2005 to current year. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: May to November 1999, July 2005 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor May to November 1999, July 2005 to current year. Water-quality monitor operated seasonally from April to December until October 2013 when it became operated year round. Separate temperature probe installed Feb. 2008 operated year round (discontinued September 2013).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 140 microsiemens/cm, July 28, 2011; minimum recorded, 81 microsiemens/cm, Apr. 16, 17, 19, 20, May 8, 2015. pH: Maximum recorded, 8.6 standard units, Jan. 8, 2015; minimum recorded, 6.4 standard units, Oct. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Dec. 6, 2012. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum Recorded, 25.8°C, Aug. 13, 1999; minimum recorded, 2.4°C, Jan. 7, 2014. DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Maximum recorded, 13.6 mg/L, Mar. 31, Apr. 2, 2010; minimum recorded, 3.5 mg/L, Sept. 15, 2016.