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During the winter, river stage may be significantly affected by backwater from ice, resulting in incorrect discharge data. Consequently, discharge data may not be displayed during periods of ice effect.

USGS 04087000 MILWAUKEE RIVER AT MILWAUKEE, WI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION.--Lat 43°06'00", long 87°54'32", in NE 1/4 sec.5, T.7 N., R.22 E., Milwaukee County, Hydrologic Unit 04040003, on left bank near northeast limits of Milwaukee in Estabrook Park, 2,000 ft downstream from Port Washington Road bridge and 6.6 mi upstream from mouth.

DRAINAGE AREA.--696 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1914 to present. Published as "near Milwaukee" prior to 1936.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 564: 1918(M). WSP 924: 1940. WSP 1207: 1936(M). WSP 1337: 1915-17(M), 1918, 1919-21(M), 1922, 1923(M), 1924, 1925-33(M). WDR WI-79-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 606.91 ft NAVD 88 (levels by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Apr. 6, 1929, nonrecording gage near present site at different datum. Apr. 6, 1929, to Jan. 8, 1934, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.5 mi upstream at different datum.

REMARKS.--Occasional regulation caused by recreation dam approximately 1,200 ft upstream. Gage- height telemeter at station.

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Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Logo SEWRPC

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This station managed by the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Middleton WI.

Available Parameters Period of Record
All 7 Available Parameters for this site
  
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean) 1973-07-20  2016-10-23
00060 Discharge(Mean) 1914-04-30  2019-04-18
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean) 1973-07-20  2016-10-23
70290 Chloride, dissolved(Mean) 2004-06-01  2005-09-29
80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean) 1982-07-01  1984-09-29
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean) 1982-07-01  2005-09-29
91050 Phosphorus, wu(Mean) 2004-06-01  2005-09-29

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