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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 05393500 SPIRIT RIVER AT SPIRIT FALLS, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 45°26'57", long 89°58'45", in NW 1/4 sec.10, T.34 N., R.4 E., Lincoln County, Hydrologic Unit 07070001, on right bank 40 ft downstream of bridge 0.2 mi south of Spirit Falls, 0.6 mi upstream from Squaw Creek, and 2.0 mi downstream from Richie Creek.

DRAINAGE AREA.--81.6 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1942 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1943(M), 1948-50(M). WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,461.64 ft at NAVD88. Prior to Oct. 4, 1982, nonrecording gage 40 ft upstream at same 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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This station managed by the Northeast Wisconsin Field Office - Rhinelander WI.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
2019-12-07  2020-04-05
1986-10-01  2020-04-05
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Precipitation, total, inches

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Apr 5 based on 77 water years of record more
Min
(1965)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Apr 5
Max
(1997)
17.0 100 250 320 448 584 2250


Gage height, feet

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