Daily River Stages at River Gage Stations on the Principal Rivers of the United States Volume 6

Daily River Stages at River Gage Stations on the Principal Rivers of the United States Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... above zero of gage and 163.4 feet above mean sea level. Top of rail in Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot is 58.3 feet above zero of gage and 162 feet above mean sea level. Graduation is from 2 feet below to 50 feet above zero. Highest water was 59.7 feet, on April 1, 1886; lowest, --1.5 feet, on September 21,1896, and October 6-16, 1897. Danger line is at 35 feet. MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA. Morgantown, W. Va., is on the Monongahela River, 95 miles from its mouth and 14 miles above Greensboro, Pa. The width of river at low water is 570 feet. The drainage area above the station i.s 2,750 square miles. A dam was built in 1879 at a point 9 miles below Morgantown, which place is the head of the slack.water improvement. A new river gage was established by the Weather Bureau in 1895, and is located at the lower end of the wharf. It is constructed of dressed stone set on edge, and graduations are cut in the stone. Length of gage is 89 feet. Readings were commenced on January 1, 1896. Zero of new gage is established at the height of the upper miter sill of lock No. 9, being 1.4 feet lower than that of the old gage, and 788.4 feet above mean sea level. Highest watei was 30 feet, on July 11, 1888; lowest, 2.4 feet, on July 21, 1886. Danger line is at 20 feet. At a zero stage there is no water in the channel. Station was discontinued on J une 30, 1897. MOUNT CARMEL, ILLINOIS. Mount Carmel, DL, is on the Wabash River, 50 miles above its junction with the Ohio. The distance to Shawneetown, 111., on the Ohio, is 60 miles. The width of river at low water is 970 feet. The drainage area above the station is 26,300 square miles. The river gage, which belongs to the United States Engineer Corps, is a painted 1.inch oak board attached to the first pier from the..show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546458
  • 9781236546456