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USGS 05365500 CHIPPEWA RIVER AT CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

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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  2018-11-16
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2018-11-16

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 5330 11-16-2018   04:00 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 16 based on 121 years of record more
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491 2270 3560 4540 4970 5330 28200


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.45 11-16-2018   04:00 CST
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