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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.



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LOCATION.--Lat 45°19'33", long 87°39'48", in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.17, T.33 N., R.23 E., Marinette County, Hydrologic Unit 04030108, on right bank 85 ft downstream from bridge on County Highway JJ, 2.9 mi downstream from Grand Rapids Dam, 2.6 mi east of McAllister, 1.9 mi downstream from Little Cedar River, and at mile 22.6.

DRAINAGE AREA.--3,930 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1945 to September 1961; October 1961 to September 1979, miscellaneous measurements and peaks only; October 1979 to September 1986; October 1986 to March 1987, crest-stage partial-record station; April 1988 to September 1990; April 1993 to September 1995; October 1997 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WI-80-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 622.12ft NAVD 88 (Michigan Department of Transportation reference mark). Prior to May 15, 1945, nonrecording gage 1,400 ft downstream at same datum; May 16, 1945 to September 1961, water-stage recorder 1,000 ft downstream at same datum; October 1961 to September 1979, crest-stage gage 1,100 ft downstream at same datum; October 1979 to September 1986, water-stage recorder at same site and datum; October 1986 to March 1987, crest-stage gage at same site and datum. April 1988 to September 1990, and April 1993 to September 1995, water-stage recorder at same site and datum.

REMARKS.--Flow regulated by powerplants, by Michigamme Reservoir, capacity, 119,950 acre-ft, and Peavy Pond, capacity, 33,860 acre-ft on the Michigamme River, and by many smaller reservoirs above station.

Use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Operated with funding from the U.S. Geological Survey Federal Priority Streamgages Program

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This station managed by the Northeast Wisconsin Field Office - Rhinelander WI.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 7 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water [YSI] 2011-03-11  2019-01-16
00060 Discharge 1981-10-01  2019-01-16
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2019-01-16
00095 Specific cond at 25C [YSI] 2011-03-11  2019-01-16
00300 Dissolved oxygen [YSI] 2011-03-11  2019-01-16
00400 pH [YSI] 2011-03-12  2019-01-16
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph [YSI 6136] 2011-03-11  2019-01-16

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: Ice 01-16-2019   03:15 CST
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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 9.96 01-16-2019   03:15 CST
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