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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
03058500 WEST FORK RIVER AT BUTCHERVILLE, WV
LOCATION - Lat 39°05'26", long 80°28'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lewis County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05020002, on right bank at Butcherville, 0.5 mi upstream from Freemans Creek, 3,500 ft downstream from abandoned railroad bridge, 3.0 mi north of Weston, and at mile 65.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 181 mi². , not including Freemans Creek.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1053: 1935. WSP 1335: 1918, 1923. Stage records revised in June 2016 include approved mean daily gage height for period October 2010 to September 2015 and annual peak stage for water years 2003-2015. All of these values were increased by +0.30 ft.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1915 to June 1925 (daily discharge and peaks), July to September 1925 (monthly discharge, published in WSP 1305), October 1925 to September 1976 (daily discharge and peaks), October 1976 to September 2000 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 2000 to to September 2002 (annual maxima), October 2002 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), October 2008 to September 2012 (annual maximum and minimum gage height), October 2012 to September 2016 (daily mean gage height).  October 2016 to present (daily discharge and annual maxima).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 992.44 ft above NAVD 88 (VERTCON conversion of 993.00 ft above NGVD 29). Prior to Feb. 17, 1937, nonrecording gage at adandoned railroad bridge 3,500 ft upstream. Feb. 17, 1937 to Apr. 9, 1939, nonrecording gage at site 2,500 ft upstream. Prior to Oct. 1, 1942, at datum 10 ft lower.
REMARKS - Flow partially regulated since 1973 by Stonecoal Reservoir, and regulated since January 1990 by Stonewall Jackson Dam.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Maximum discharge, 18,000 ft³/s, Jun. 25, 1950, gage height, 16.81 ft, from rating curve extended above 7,500 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, highest since 1888.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 56 years (water years 1916-72), 298 ft³/s, 22.38 in/yr.