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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 05391000 WISCONSIN RIVER @ RAINBOW LAKE NR LAKE TOMAHAWK,WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 45°49'50", long 89°33'08", in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.36, T.39 N., R.7 E., Oneida County, Hydrologic Unit 07070001, on right bank 500 ft downstream from Gilmore Creek, 0.4 mi downstream from Rainbow Lake, and 2.3 mi northeast of Lake Tomahawk.

DRAINAGE AREA.--757 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1936 to present. Prior to October 1955, published as "at Rainbow Reservoir, near Lake Tomahawk."

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 895: 1937(M). WSP 1508: 1944. WDR WI-83-1: Drainage area. WDR WI-80-1: Datum.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,569.13 ft NAVD88. (levels by Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co.).

REMARKS.--Flow regulated by Rainbow Lake and 12 smaller reservoirs upstream from station. Gage height telemeter at station.

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

Available Parameters Available Period
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00060 Discharge 1986-10-01  2019-02-23
00065 Gage height 2017-10-01  2019-02-23

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 801 02-23-2019   22:00 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Feb 23 based on 82 years of record more
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391 623 764 776 801 895 1220


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.48 02-23-2019   22:00 CST
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