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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 05395000 WISCONSIN RIVER AT MERRILL, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 45°10'42", long 89°40'54", on line between secs.12 and 13, T.31 N., R.6 E., Lincoln County, Hydrologic Unit 07070002, on left bank 300 ft downstream from U.S. Highway 51 bridge at east end of Merrill, and 0.5 mi downstream from Prairie River.

DRAINAGE AREA.--2,760 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--November 1902 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1308: 1904-7, 1909-11, 1913. WSP 1508: 1908, 1915-16(M), 1917, 1920-21(M), 1925(M), 1930, 1935-36. WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,228.83 ft (NAVD88). Prior to June 18, 1903, nonrecording gage at different datum. June 18, 1903, to Sept. 10, 1914, non recording gage at present datum.

REMARKS.--Flow regulated by 20 reservoirs and 9 powerplants upstream from station. Gage-height telemeter at station.

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Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company

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

Available Parameters Available Period
  
1986-10-01  2019-12-09
2017-10-01  2019-12-09







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 3240 12-09-2019   14:15 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 9 based on 113 water years of record more
Min
(1977)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 9
Max
(1992)
720 1600 2100 2130 2630 3240 4470


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 5.72 12-09-2019   14:15 CST
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