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USGS 04027500 WHITE RIVER NEAR ASHLAND, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 46°29'50", long 90°54'15", in NE 1/4 sec.6, T.46 N., R.4 W., Ashland County, Hydrologic Unit 04010302, at downstream end of powerplant of Lake Superior District Power Co., 0.3 mi downstream from bridge on State Highway 112 over dam, and 4.5 mi south of Ashland city limits.

DRAINAGE AREA.--301 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1948 to current year.

REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WI-82-1: Drainage area. WDR WI-92-1: 1952-53(M), 1960(M), 1967(M), 1972(M), and 1978(M), and 2000 maximum peak flow.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 660.71 ft NAVD88 (Lake Superior District Power Co. bench mark). Previous datum 660.11 until March 28, 2018 when orifice was moved. Prior to May 20, 1976, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.

REMARKS.--Diurnal fluctuation caused by hydroelectric plant at gage.Winter discharges are periodically affected by ice, resulting in backwater and the values shown on the web being slightly high.

Discharge values displayed at this site are often affected by ice in the winter, which leads to increased uncertainty. Click HERE for more info.

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Available Parameters Available Period
  
2019-08-15  2019-12-13
1986-10-01  2019-12-13
2017-10-01  2019-12-13







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Precipitation, total, inches

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.00 12-13-2019   10:15 CST
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 240 12-13-2019   10:15 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 13 based on 70 water years of record more
Min
(1972)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 13
Max
(1966)
92.0 169 194 211 233 240 823


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.02 12-13-2019   10:15 CST
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