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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 05394500 PRAIRIE RIVER NEAR MERRILL, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 45°14'09", long 89°38'59", in SW 1/4 SW 1/4, sec.20, T.32 N., R.7 E., Lincoln County, Hydrologic Unit 07070002, on left bank 40 ft upstream from bridge on County Trunk Highway C, 1.5 mi upstream from Meadow Creek, 4.5 mi northeast of Merrill, and 8.0 mi upstream from mouth.

DRAINAGE AREA.--184 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1914 to September 1931,August 1939 to present. Monthly discharge for some periods published in WSP 1308. Water temperature published water years 1999-2003.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1915-17(M), 1919-21(M), 1923-31(M), 1942-43(M), 1945(M), 1948-50(M). WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area. WDR WI-79-1: 1972.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,297.21 ft NAVD 88. Prior to Oct. 9, 1968, nonrecording gage 40 ft downstream at same datum.

REMARKS.--Gage-height telemeter at station.

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The precipitation and water temperature data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 30 days. 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
  
2019-08-11  2019-12-09
1986-10-01  2019-12-09
2017-10-01  2019-12-09







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Precipitation, total, inches
 
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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: Ice 12-09-2019   15:15 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 9 based on 97 water years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 9
Min
(2010)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(2002)
-- unavailable -- 57.0 89 114 116 136 260


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.57 12-09-2019   15:15 CST
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