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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 44.392°, long 89.828°, Wood County, Hydrologic Unit 07070003, at west downstream side of Grand Ave. bridge at Wisconsin Rapids.

DRAINAGE AREA.-- 5420 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1914 to March 1950, data provided from October 1957 to 2017. USGS gage installed and operated April 2017 to present.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and Data Collection Platform. Datum of gage is 960 ft NAVD 1988 from topo map.

REMARKS.--Gage-height telemeter at station. Flow regulated by dam 1000 ft. upstream. From 1914 to 1950 gage was located 7 miles downstream at different datum and published as near Nekoosa (05400800).

Operated in Cooperation With:

Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company

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

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00060 Discharge 2017-03-28  2019-04-26
00065 Gage height 2017-03-28  2019-04-26

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Most recent instantaneous value: 6.70 04-26-2019   04:30 CDT
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