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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 05425500 ROCK RIVER AT WATERTOWN, WI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION. --Lat 43°11'17", long 88°43'34", in NE 1/4, SW 1/4 sec.4, T.8 N., R.15 E., Jefferson County, Hydrologic Unit 07090001, on left bank, 700 ft downstream from Milwaukee Street bridge, 1.1 mi downstream from Silver Creek, at Watertown. 

DRAINAGE AREA. --969 square miles. 

PERIOD OF RECORD. --June 1931 to September 1970, October 1976 to present. 

REVISED RECORDS. --WSP 1438: 1933,1935(M), 1937(M), 1938-39, 1945(M); WDR WI-79-1: Drainage area. 

GAGE. --Water-stage recorder and crest stage gage. Datum of gage is 792.38 ft (NAVD 1988). Prior to Sept. 26, 1933, nonrecording gage at site 700 ft upstream at different datum. 

REMARKS. --Flow partly regulated by powerplant at Watertown. Gage-height telemeter at station. 

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Logo Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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

Available Parameters Period of Record
All 5 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge(Mean) 1931-06-01  2019-04-21
00530 Suspended solids(Mean) 1998-09-01  2000-09-29
91050 Phosphorus, wu(Mean) 1998-09-01  2000-09-29
91055 Susp solids @ 105C(Mean) 1998-09-01  2000-09-29
91060 Orthophosphate, diss(Mean) 1998-09-01  2000-09-29

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