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Water-Year Summary for Site 03061500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03061500 BUFFALO CREEK AT BARRACKVILLE, WV
LOCATION - Lat 39°30'14", long 80°10'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Marion County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05020003, on right downstream concrete and steel beam retaining wall 50 ft above highway bridge at Barrackville, 300 ft upstream from Finchs Run, and at mile 4.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 116 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 783: 1917(M). WSP 1335: 1916(M), 1918-20(M), 1921, 1922(M), 1924(M), 1933(M), 1940. WDR WV-97-1: Drainage area. WDR WV-04-1: 2001(M), 2002(M), 2003(M). WDR-US-2009: 1950(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1907 to December 1908, May 1915 to May 1924, and August 1932 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 883.63 ft above NAVD88. Prior to Oct. 1, 2000, water-stage recorder at site 0.2 mi upstream at same datum. Prior to Dec. 6, 1940, nonrecording gage 0.2 mi upstream. Prior to June 4, 1943, at datum 1.98 ft higher.
REMARKS - Flow from 5.2 mi² is partially controlled, but not diverted, by three floodwater-detention reservoirs. Some additional regulation at low flow from mine pumpage above station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in July 1912 reached a stage of about 18 ft, at site 0.2 mi upstream at present datum, discharge, 11,600 ft³/s.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 2014 to September 2016, discontinued.
INSTRUMENTATION - Electronic data logger with 15-minute record interval. Weighing rain gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 2.59 in., July 28, 2016; minimum precipitation, 0.00 in., on many days.