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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03196500 BIRCH RIVER AT HEROLD, WV
LOCATION - Lat 38°34'29", long 80°48'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Braxton County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050007, on right bank at downstream side of County Route 40 highway bridge, 100 ft downstream from Long Run, 0.8 mi northeast of Herold, and at mile 11.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 124 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1929 to December 1931 (daily mean gage height); occasional low-flow measurements water years 1930-31, 1939, 1941, 1960-61, 1964, 1967; January 1974 to September 1975 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1978 to September 1984, November 2011 to September 2014 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 2014 to current year (daily mean gage height).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 931.864 ft above NAVD 88 (932.444 ft above NGVD 29 by VERTCON conversion). Datum of the previous gage of 934.46 ft above NGVD 29 is corrected to 932.214 above NGVD 29.
REMARKS - Maximum peak flow of 10,000 ft³/s from rating curve extended above 2,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 10,000 ft³/s, July 10, 1980, gage height, 13.55 ft; maximum gage height, 17.78 ft, June 23, 2016.