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Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
03204500 MUD RIVER NEAR MILTON, WV
LOCATION - Lat 38°23'17.7", long 82°06'47.2" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Cabell County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05070102, on left bank at highway bridge, 700 ft downstream from Little Twomile Creek, 0.9 mi upstream from Charley Creek, 3.4 mi south of Milton, and at mile 25.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 256 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1555: 1953, drainage area. WDR WV-97-1: 1938(M), 1939(P), 1940(P), 1942(M), 1943(P), 1944(M), 1945(P), 1946(M), 1947(M), 1948(P), 1949-51(M), 1962(P), 1963(M), 1965(M), 1967(M), 1968(M), 1974(M), 1979(M). WDR-US-2011: 1979. The maximum discharge for the 1979 water year and 1978 calandar year were revised to 20,700 ft³/s, Dec. 9, 1978, gage height 29.38 ft, and published in the 1997 water-year report; revised daily discharges, in cubic feet per second, for the period in December 1978 are given below. These figures supersede those published in the report for 1979.
Date  ft³/s  Date  ft³/s
Dec 9, 1978  15900  Dec 10, 1978  10200
Date  Total  Mean  Max  Min  (ft³/s)/mi²  In.
Dec 1978  44085  1422  15900  65  5.56  6.41
Wtr Yr 1979  188834.9  517  15900  4.7  2.02  27.44
Cal Yr 1978  147941.1  405  15900  4.7  1.58  21.50
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1938 to September 1980 (daily discharge and peaks), December 2019 to present (daily discharge and annual maxima).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 573.81 ft above NAVD 88 December 2019 to present, 572.64 ft above COE1912 March 1938 to September 1980. Prior to Nov. 21, 1957, nonrecording gage at site 75 ft upstream at same datum. 
REMARKS - Stream regulated by Upper Mud No. 2-A Dam since 1992.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 2, 1997, reached a stage of 28.76 ft (from floodmarks), discharge, 19,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 20,700 ft³/s, Dec. 9, 1978, gage height 29.38 ft; minimum, 0.01 ft³/s, Sept. 8, 1957; minimum gage height, 0.06 ft, Sept. 21, 23, 1959.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - 42 years, 290 ft³/s, 15.38 in/yr.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1975 to December 1976, February to September 1977. WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1975 to December 1976, February to September 1977. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT RECORDS: October 1975 to September 1977
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum daily, 245 microsiemens, July 21, 22, 1976; minimum daily, 60 microsiemens, Mar. 22, 1976. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum daily, 30.0°C, July 11, 1976, July 14, 16-21, 1977; minimum daily, 0.0°C on many days during winter periods. SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily mean, 1,090 mg/L, Apr. 5, 1977; minimum daily mean, 0 mg/L, Nov. 7, 8, 1975. SEDIMENT LOAD: Maximum daily, 17,600 tons, Apr. 5, 1977; minimum daily, 0.0 ton, Nov. 7, 8, 1975.