USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
03194700 ELK RIVER BELOW WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV
LOCATION - Lat 38°35'50", long 80°29'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Webster County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050007, on right bank 200 ft upstream from bridge on County Highway 7, 6.5 mi upstream from town of Centralia, 8.9 mi southwest of Salisburg Station, 8.9 mi northwest of Webster Springs, and at mile 125.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 266 mi².
- WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1929 to September 1959 (estimated annual maximum discharge), October 1959 to September 1960 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1960 to September 1983, and October 1985 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 1,019.3 ft above NAVD 88.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in 1861, probably in September, reached a stage of 26.34 ft and flood of July 26, 1896, reached a stage of 25.87 ft, present datum, at site 0.2 mi upstream, from levels to floodmarks pointed out by a local resident.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 2020 to present.
INSTRUMENTATION - SDI temperature probe with 15 minute record interval.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 31.0°C, July 21, 2020; minimum recorded, 0.1°C, February 4, 2021.