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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 05405000 BARABOO RIVER NEAR BARABOO, WI

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LOCATION.--Lat 43°28'54", long 89°38'11", in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.35, T.12 N., R.7 E., Sauk County, Hydrologic Unit 07070004, on left bank 10 ft downstream from highway X bridge, 0.3 mi downstream from Rowley Creek and 5.3 mi. east of Baraboo.

DRAINAGE AREA.--609 square miles.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--December 1913 to March 1922. September 1942 to present.

REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 455: 1915. WSP 505: 1917(M). WSP 1438: 1914, 1915(M), 1916-17, 1918-20(M), 1944(M), 1949(M). WSP 1914: 1948, 1950, 1956. WDR WI-75-1: 1968. WDR WI-77-1: Drainage area.

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 788.11 ft. NAVD of 1988. Dec. 18, 1913, to Mar. 31, 1922, nonrecording gage at bridge 2.3 mi upstream at datum 7.6 ft higher. Sept. 24, 1942, to June 10, 1963, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.

REMARKS.--Gage-height telemeter at station

EXTREMES OUTSIDE THE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Aug. 6, 1935, reached a stage of 15.8 ft from floodmarks, site and datum in use in 1922, discharge, 5,100 ft3/s.

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1986-10-01  2021-05-16
2017-10-01  2021-05-16







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 364 05-16-2021   01:00 CDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 16 based on 86 water years of record more
Min
(1965)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value May 16
Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Max
(1978)
123 250 345 364 454 557 1600


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.13 05-16-2021   01:00 CDT
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