USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
03070260 CHEAT RIVER AT ALBRIGHT, WV
LOCATION - Lat 39°29'41", long 79°38'41" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Preston County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05020004, on right downstream wingwall of State Route 26 bridge at Albright, 0.6 mi downstream of Albright Power Station, 0.9 mi downstream from Dougherty Run, and at mile 30.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,046 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1996 to September 1997 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 2005 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), October 2008 to August 2010 (annual maximum and minimum gage height), October 2010 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of is 1,173.7 ft above NAVD 88 (GNSS Level II survey). Prior to Oct. 1, 2010, at site 0.6 mi upstream at datum 27.77 ft higher.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 49,800 ft³/s, July 29, 2017, gage height, 27.28 ft.
Maximum gage height prior to October 2010 (at site and datum then in use), 10.27 ft, Jan. 25, 2010; minimum gage height, less than zero many days some years.
Maximum gage height after October 2010 (current datum), 27.28 ft, July 29, 2017; minimum gage height, 9.37 ft, Sept. 30, 2017.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 2014 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Electronic data logger with 15-minute record interval. Weighing rain gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 3.05 in., July 28, 2016; minimum precipitation, 0.00 in., on many days.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2011 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2011 to current year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 33.7°C, July 7, 2012; minimum recorded, -0.4°C, Feb. 03, 2021.