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USGS 05394500 PRAIRIE RIVER NEAR MERRILL, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 45°14'09", long 89°38'59", in SW 1/4 SW 1/4, sec.20, T.32 N., R.7 E., Lincoln County, Hydrologic Unit 07070002, on left bank 40 ft upstream from bridge on County Trunk Highway C, 1.5 mi upstream from Meadow Creek, 4.5 mi northeast of Merrill, and 8.0 mi upstream from mouth.

DRAINAGE AREA.--184 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1914 to September 1931,August 1939 to present. Monthly discharge for some periods published in WSP 1308. Water temperature published water years 1999-2003.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1915-17(M), 1919-21(M), 1923-31(M), 1942-43(M), 1945(M), 1948-50(M). WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area. WDR WI-79-1: 1972.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,297.21 ft NAVD 88. Prior to Oct. 9, 1968, nonrecording gage 40 ft downstream at same datum.

REMARKS.--Gage-height telemeter at station.

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The precipitation and water temperature data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 30 days. Instrumentation may not be calibrated, and other quality assurance measures may not be performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

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All 4 Available Parameters for this site
  
00010 Temperature, water 2011-10-01  2017-09-20
00045 Precipitation 2017-05-24  2017-09-21
00060 Discharge 1986-10-01  2017-09-21
00065 Gage height 2017-05-24  2017-09-21

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 118 09-21-2017   17:15 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 21 based on 96 years of record more
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(2009)
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Value Sep 21
Mean 75th
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(1959)
55.7 90 112 118 176 198 1020


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.32 09-21-2017   17:15 CDT
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