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Water-Year Summary for Site 03200500

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03200500 COAL RIVER AT TORNADO, WV
LOCATION - Lat 38°20'20", long 81°50'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Kanawha County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05050009, on downstream side of highway bridge at Tornado, 0.2 mi upstream from Falls Creek, and at mile 11.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 862 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area. WDR WV-97-1: 1962-63(M), 1967(M), 1970(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1908 to September 1911, and November 1928 to September 1931 (daily discharge and peaks), August 1961 to September 1972 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1972 to current year (daily discharge and peaks).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 569.81 ft above NAVD 88 (570.47 ft above NGVD 29, corrected). Aug. 1, 1961, to Jan. 9, 1973, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Prior to Aug. 1, 1961, nonrecording gage at same site at different datum.
REMARKS - Lowest daily mean of 2.0 ft³/s, Oct. 1-9, 1930, is estimated.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1973 to September 1983, April 2011 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: May to July 1975, June to September 1976 (once daily), October 1976 to September 1984, April 2011 to current year.
COOPERATION - Continuous water-quality monitor maintained in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum daily, 1,310 microsiemens/cm, Sept. 3, 2011; minimum daily, 88 microsiemens/cm, Dec. 9, 1978, June 22, 1979. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 31.5°C, July 8, 19, 20, 1977; minimum recorded, -0.5°C, Dec. 31, 1980, Jan. 1, 2, 1981.