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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 05404000 WISCONSIN RIVER NEAR WISCONSIN DELLS, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 43°36'18", long 89°45'24", in SW 1/4, NW 1/4 sec.14, T.13 N., R.6 E., Sauk County, Hydrologic Unit 07070003, on right bank 0.5 mi downstream from Dell Creek and 1.8 mi southeast of Wisconsin Dells.

DRAINAGE AREA.--8,090 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1934 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1728: 1936(M). WSP 1914: 1951, 1953-55. WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 801.37 ft at NAVD 1988 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Prior to Oct. 1, 1963, water-stage recorder at same site at datum 5.00 ft higher.

REMARKS.--Flow regulated by 24 reservoirs above station. In 1938, when the maximum of record occurred, there were 21 reservoirs above station, the two large reservoirs, Petenwell and Castle Rock, were not in existence. Diurnal fluctuation is caused by powerplant of Wisconsin Power and Light Company at Wisconsin Dells. Gage-height telemeter at station.

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Due to lack of funding; water temperature data for this station is no longer collected.

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This station managed by the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center - Middleton 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: 8240 12-09-2019   14:15 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 9 based on 84 water years of record more
Min
(1977)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Dec 9
Max
(2002)
1800 3310 4780 5060 6130 8240 12600


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 4.76 12-09-2019   14:15 CST
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