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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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The water temperature data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 30 days. Water temperature 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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