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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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USGS 05425500 ROCK RIVER AT WATERTOWN, WI

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LOCATION. --Lat 43°11'17", long 88°43'34", in NE 1/4, SW 1/4 sec.4, T.8 N., R.15 E., Jefferson County, Hydrologic Unit 07090001, on left bank, 700 ft downstream from Milwaukee Street bridge, 1.1 mi downstream from Silver Creek, at Watertown. 

DRAINAGE AREA. --969 square miles. 

PERIOD OF RECORD. --June 1931 to September 1970, October 1976 to present. 

REVISED RECORDS. --WSP 1438: 1933,1935(M), 1937(M), 1938-39, 1945(M); WDR WI-79-1: Drainage area. 

GAGE. --Water-stage recorder and crest stage gage. Datum of gage is 792.38 ft (NAVD 1988). Prior to Sept. 26, 1933, nonrecording gage at site 700 ft upstream at different datum. 

REMARKS. --Flow partly regulated by powerplant at Watertown. Gage-height telemeter at station. 

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Available Parameters Available Period
All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 1986-10-01  2019-03-20
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2019-03-20

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2950 03-20-2019   04:00 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Mar 20 based on 80 years of record more
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Max
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84.0 467 1090 1150 1620 2950 3290


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.84 03-20-2019   04:00 CDT
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