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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 04027500 WHITE RIVER NEAR ASHLAND, WI

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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LOCATION.--Lat 46°29'50", long 90°54'15", in NE 1/4 sec.6, T.46 N., R.4 W., Ashland County, Hydrologic Unit 04010302, at downstream end of powerplant of Lake Superior District Power Co., 0.3 mi downstream from bridge on State Highway 112 over dam, and 4.5 mi south of Ashland city limits.

DRAINAGE AREA.--301 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1948 to current year.

REVISED RECORDS.--WDR WI-82-1: Drainage area. WDR WI-92-1: 1952-53(M), 1960(M), 1967(M), 1972(M), and 1978(M), and 2000 maximum peak flow.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 660.71 ft NAVD88 (Lake Superior District Power Co. bench mark). Previous datum 660.11 until March 28, 2018 when orifice was moved. Prior to May 20, 1976, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.

REMARKS.--Diurnal fluctuation caused by hydroelectric plant at gage.Winter discharges are periodically affected by ice, resulting in backwater and the values shown on the web being slightly high.

Discharge values displayed at this site are often affected by ice in the winter, which leads to increased uncertainty. Click HERE for more info.

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Available Parameters Available Period
  
2021-05-29  2021-09-26
1986-10-01  2021-09-26
2017-10-01  2021-09-26
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Precipitation, total, inches

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.00 09-26-2021   08:15 CDT
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 211 09-26-2021   08:15 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 26 based on 73 water years of record more
Min
(2009)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Sep 26
Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(1984)
127 167 192 211 240 244 800


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 0.92 09-26-2021   08:15 CDT
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Stream water level elevation above NAVD 1988, in feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 661.63 09-26-2021   08:15 CDT
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