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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 04087000 MILWAUKEE RIVER AT MILWAUKEE, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 43°06'00", long 87°54'32", in NE 1/4 sec.5, T.7 N., R.22 E., Milwaukee County, Hydrologic Unit 04040003, on left bank near northeast limits of Milwaukee in Estabrook Park, 2,000 ft downstream from Port Washington Road bridge and 6.6 mi upstream from mouth.

DRAINAGE AREA.--696 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1914 to present. Published as "near Milwaukee" prior to 1936.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 564: 1918(M). WSP 924: 1940. WSP 1207: 1936(M). WSP 1337: 1915-17(M), 1918, 1919-21(M), 1922, 1923(M), 1924, 1925-33(M). WDR WI-79-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 606.91 ft NAVD 88 (levels by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Apr. 6, 1929, nonrecording gage near present site at different datum. Apr. 6, 1929, to Jan. 8, 1934, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.5 mi upstream at different datum.

REMARKS.--Prior to 2018, occasional regulation caused by recreation dam approximately 1,200 ft upstream. Gage- height telemeter at station.

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Available Parameters Available Period
  
1986-10-01  2019-12-09
2017-10-01  2019-12-09







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 1160 12-09-2019   13:45 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 9 based on 104 water years of record more
Min
(1933)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 9
Max
(1992)
29.0 136 244 307 358 1160 1530


Gage height, feet, [15-min Interval]

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.26 12-09-2019   14:00 CST
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