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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°18'29", long 90°57'23", in sec.26, T.33 N., R.5 W., Rusk County, Hydrologic Unit 07050004, on right bank just downstream from highway bridge in Sheldon, 1,500 ft upstream from Shoulder Creek and 11 mi upstream from mouth.

DRAINAGE AREA.--576 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1915 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 975: 1938. WSP 1438: 1916-17(M), 1919(M), 1920, 1921(M), 1922, 1923-26(M), 1927, 1928-31(M), 1932, 1933-37(M), 1945-46(M), 1948-50(M). WDR WI-81-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,092.71 ft above NAVD88. Prior to Feb. 9, 1939, and Sept. 1, 1941, to Apr. 1, 1953, Feb. 18, 1954, to Sept. 27, 1964, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Apr. 2, 1953, to Feb. 18, 1954, nonrecording gage in creamery wellhouse 400 ft upstream at same datum. Feb. 9, 1939, to Aug. 31, 1941, and from Sept. 27, 1964, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.

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. Rainfall instrumentation may not be calibrated, and other quality assurance measures may not be performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.

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Available Parameters Available Period
2019-08-18  2019-12-16
1986-10-01  2019-12-16
2017-10-01  2019-12-16


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Precipitation, total, inches
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: Ice 12-16-2019   04:00 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 16 based on 104 water years of record more
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Mean Max
-- unavailable -- 22.0 72 130 217 222 4220

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.91 12-16-2019   04:00 CST
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