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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 45°08'36", long 87°48'02", in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.19, T.31 N., R.22 E., Marinette County, Hydrologic Unit 04030105, on right bank 15 ft. upstream from County Trunk E bridge, 0.8 mi. south of Porterfield.

DRAINAGE AREA.-- 1,020 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.-- June 1998 to present.Prior to October 2000, published as "near Porterfield".

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, velocity meter and crest stage gage. Elevation of gage is 625 ft NAVD 88, from topographic map.

REMARKS.--Gage-height telemeter at station.

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The precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 30 days. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least annually, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality-assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

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This station managed by the Northeast Wisconsin Field Office - Rhinelander WI.

Available Parameters Available Period
2019-12-07  2020-04-05
1998-06-01  2020-04-05
2017-10-01  2020-04-05


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Precipitation, total, inches
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 4070 04-05-2020   04:05 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Apr 5 based on 21 water years of record more
Median Mean 75th
Most Recent
Value Apr 5
471 880 1130 1380 1740 3420 4070

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 11.67 04-05-2020   04:05 CDT
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