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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 05365500 CHIPPEWA RIVER AT CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 44°55'36", long 91°24'39", in Lot 1, sec.12, T.28 N., R.9 W., Chippewa County, Hydrologic Unit 07050005, on right bank at Chippewa Falls, 1.0 mi downstream from Duncan Creek.

DRAINAGE AREA.--5,650 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1888 to September 1983, October 1986 to present. Monthly discharge for some periods published in WSP 1308.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 785: 1934(M). WSP 1508: 1897, 1905, 1918(M), 1924(M). WDR WI-81-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 798.50 ft NAVD88. Prior to January 1914, nonrecording gage, and January 1914 to June 19, 1932, water-stage recorder at site 1 mi upstream at different datum. June 19, 1932, to current year, water-stage recorder at present site and datum.

REMARKS.--Considerable regulation by Moose Lake, Lake Chippewa, Rest Lake, Flambeau Flowage, and Lake Wissota Reservoirs. Diurnal fluctuation caused by hydroelectric plant 1.1 mi upstream. Gage-height telemeter at station.

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00060 Discharge 1986-10-11  2019-05-20
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2019-05-20

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 46600 05-20-2019   13:00 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 20 based on 127 years of record more
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775 3430 5510 8290 11500 46600 53200


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 17.67 05-20-2019   13:00 CDT
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