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Water-Year Summary for Site 05400760

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
LOCATION - Lat 44°23'41", long 89°49'31" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.8, T.22 N., R.6 E., Wood County, WI, Hydrologic Unit 07070003, at Consolidated Water Power Company, 0.2 mi upstream from U.S. Highway 13 bridge in Wisconsin Rapids.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5,420 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1914 to March 1950 published as Wisconsin River near Nekoosa (05400980), October 1957 to current year. October 1957 to September 1981, published under station number 05400800 with same name.
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1308: 1915(M).
GAGE - Water-stage recorders on headwater and tailwater. Elevation of powerplant pond is 1,010 ft and datum of powerplant gages is 0.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co.). May 1914 to March 1950, at site 9.6 mi downstream at different datum. March 1950 to Sept. 30, 1981, at Centralia Powerplant at Nekoosa Papers, Inc., 2.6 mi downstream. March 1950 to Dec. 31, 1973, datum was 887.83 ft above NGVD of 1929. Jan. 1, 1974, changed to present datum.
COOPERATION - Figures of daily discharges were provided by Consolidated Water Power Company and Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company. Records were reviewed by the Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Discharge computed from powerplant records on basis of load-discharge rating of hydroelectric units as developed by manufacturer and tainter-gate ratings based on theoretical formulas. Flow regulated by 22 reservoirs and many powerplants upstream from station. Water diverted periodically from pond on Wisconsin Rapids powerplant into Cranberry Creek, a tributary of Yellow River, for cranberry culture.