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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 05365500 CHIPPEWA RIVER AT CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION.--Lat 44°55'36", long 91°24'39", in Lot 1, sec.12, T.28 N., R.9 W., Chippewa County, Hydrologic Unit 07050005, on right bank at Chippewa Falls, 1.0 mi downstream from Duncan Creek.

DRAINAGE AREA.--5,650 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1888 to September 1983, October 1986 to present. Monthly discharge for some periods published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 785: 1934(M). WSP 1508: 1897, 1905, 1918(M), 1924(M). WDR WI-81-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 798.50 ft NAVD88. Prior to January 1914, nonrecording gage, and January 1914 to June 19, 1932, water-stage recorder at site 1 mi upstream at different datum. June 19, 1932, to current year, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.

REMARKS.--Considerable regulation by Moose Lake, Lake Chippewa, Rest Lake, Flambeau Flowage, and Lake Wissota Reservoirs. Diurnal fluctuation caused by hydroelectric plant 1.1 mi upstream. Gage-height telemeter at station.

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This station managed by the Northwest Wisconsin Field Office - Rice Lake WI.

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00060 Discharge 1986-10-11  2019-01-23
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2019-01-23

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2750 01-23-2019   18:00 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jan 23 based on 106 years of record more
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Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.90 01-23-2019   18:00 CST
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