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Water-Year Summary for Site 03193000

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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 38°08'17", long 81°12'52" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Fayette County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050006, on right bank 150 ft downstream from bridge, 0.8 mi downstream from village of Kanawha Falls, 2.0 mi downstream from Gauley Bridge, 2.0 mi downstream from confluence of New River and Gauley River, and at mile 94.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8,385 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 923: 1878, 1886, 1897, 1899, 1901-03. WSP 1305: 1902(M), 1940. WSP 1335: 1931. WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area. WDR-US-2008: 1904, 1920, 1924, 1927.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1877 to current year (daily discharge and annual maxima). October 1916 to September 1918 and October 1927 to October 1928, published as Kanawha River at Lock 2, Montgomery.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 620.4 ft above NAVD 88. Prior to Oct. 27, 1928, nonrecording gages at several sites within 9.0 mi of present site at various datums. Oct. 27, 1928, to Sept. 30, 1964, water-stage recorder at present site at datum 2.00 ft higher.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since May 1939 by Claytor Dam, since August 1949 by Bluestone Dam, and since May 1965 by Summersville Dam. Maximum peak stage of 29.60 ft is 31.60 ft at current datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2019 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: January 2020 to current year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 30.6°C, July 22, 2020; Minimum recorded, 0.36 °C, December 26, 2022.