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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, Data Collection Platform, acoustic velocity meter and Cellular transmitter. Datum of gage is 977.255 ft NAVD88 from RTK.

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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Available Parameters Available Period
2017-03-28  2021-09-24
2018-09-25  2021-09-24


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Discharge, cubic feet per second, [(5)]

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