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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02039000 BUFFALO CREEK NEAR HAMPDEN SYDNEY, VA
LOCATION - Lat 37°15'25", long 78°29'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Prince Edward County, VA, Hydrologic Unit 02080207, on left bank 100 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 658, 0.8 mi upstream from Locket Creek, 2.0 mi northwest of Hampden Sydney, and 6.0 mi southwest of Farmville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 69.6 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1303: 1948-50(M). OFR 2006-1308: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1946 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 339.19 ft NGVD of 1929 (levels by Virginia Department of Transportation). Prior to Aug. 19, 1953, nonrecording gage at present site and datum.
COOPERATION - Records were provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Water Division.
REMARKS - Maximum discharge, 9,160 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 1,600 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 11.96 ft. Water-quality records for some prior periods have been collected at this location by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Water Division.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in August 1940 reached a stage of about 15 ft, from information by local resident.