USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
02243000 ORANGE CREEK AT ORANGE SPRINGS, FL
LOCATION - Lat 29°30'34", long 81°56'47" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 sec.25, T.11 S., R.23 E., Marion County, FL, Hydrologic Unit 03080102, near right bank at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 21, 0.2 mi northwest of Orange Springs, and 0.45 mi upstream from Little Orange Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,119 mi². includes Paynes Prairie, a diked sinkhole area of approximately 650 mi², which is noncontributory except by pumpage.
- WDR FL-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April and May 1930, August 1932 to September 1939, April 1941 to June 1942 (discharge measurements only), July 1942 to December 1952, October 1955 to September 1971, October 1971 to April 1975 (discharge measurements only), May 1975 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and data-collection platform. Datum of gage is 19.81 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 18.72 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 18, 1955, and Oct. 13, 1971 to May 6, 1975, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Feb. 4, 1980 to May 7, 1981, temporary gage 125 ft downstream at same datum.
COOPERATION - This gage is monitored in cooperation with the St. Johns River Water Management District.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in October 1941 reached a stage of 10.6 ft, from information by local resident, discharge 2,400 ft³/s, from rating curve extended above 1,500 ft³/s.