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During cold weather, ice effects on stage, groundwater levels, precipitation and water quality parameters at some stream-gaging stations and wells are likely. Data values reported on these pages may be significantly higher or lower than actual values. Adjustment of data for ice effects can only be done after detailed analysis. Users are encouraged to contact this office for more information on specific stream-gaging stations or wells.
LOCATION.--Lat 39°28'44.3", long 79°03'49.6", Mineral County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 02070002, on left bank 0.3 mi downstream from Savage River, 0.4 mi northwest of Luke, and at mile 53.2. PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 1899 to July 1906 (published as "at Piedmont, W. Va."), October 1949 to current year. DRAINAGE AREA.--406 mi2. GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 943.68 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. June 27, 1899, to July 15, 1906, nonrecording gage at bridge 1.1 mi downstream at gage datum about 35 ft lower. October 1949 to September 2008, recording gage on right bank, 400 ft upstream at same gage datum. REMARKS.--Flow regulated prior to July 1981 by Stony River Reservoir, 45 mi upstream from station, since December 1950 by Savage River Reservoir, 5 mi upstream from station (see station 01597500), and since July 1981 by Jennings Randolph Lake, 9 mi upstream from station. Some regulation at low flow by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company at site used 1899-1906. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers satellite data-collection platform at station. EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 39,400 ft3/s, Oct. 15, 1954, gage height, 17.15 ft; minimum discharge, 6.0 ft3/s, Sep. 4, 1904. EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of March 29, 1924, reached a discharge of about 51,000 ft3/s. COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Upper Potomac River Commission, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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