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Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03204000 GUYANDOTTE RIVER AT BRANCHLAND, WV
LOCATION - Lat 38°13'15", long 82°12'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Lincoln County, WV, Hydrologic Unit 05070102, on right bank at upstream side of highway bridge, opposite mouth of Fourmile Creek, and at mile 35.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,224 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 853: 1918(M). WSP 1335: 1916-17, 1929-30, 1932-35. WDR WV-82-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1915 to September 1917 (daily discharge and annual maxima, monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1305), October 1917 to September 1921 (daily mean gage height and annual maxima), October 1921 to September 1922 (annual maxima), January 1929 to September 1974 (daily discharge and peaks, monthly discharge only for January to March 1929 published in WSP 1305), October 1974 to September 1995 (daily discharge and annual maxima), October 1995 to September 1999 (annual maximum gage height), October 1999 to September 2000 (annual maxima), October 2000 to September 2008 (annual maximum gage height), October 2008 to September 2012 (annual maximum and minimum gage height), October 2012 to current year (daily mean gage height). Prior to October 1959, published as Guyandot River at Branchland.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 548.07 ft above NAVD 88 (548.70 ft above NGVD 29; 547.91 ft above COE 12). Prior to June 20, 1932, nonrecording gage, and June 20, 1932 to Oct. 24, 1968, water-stage recorder at site 20 ft downstream at same datum. Oct. 1, 1942 to Jan. 23, 1969, auxiliary nonrecording gage, and Jan. 24, 1969 to Dec. 12, 1986, auxiliary water-stage recorder at site 4.0 mi upstream at datum 4.99 ft higher.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since February 1980 by R.D. Bailey Dam at mile 112.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood, probably in 1907, reached a stage of 44 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 43,500 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - Maximum discharge, 44,500 ft³/s, Mar. 13, 1963, gage height, 43.83 ft; minimum, 3.6 ft³/s, Oct. 25, 1930.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 53 years (water years 1916, 1917, 1929-79), 1,649 ft³/s.