USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
02433500 TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT BIGBEE, MS
LOCATION - Lat 34°00'41", long 88°30'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.25, T.12 S., R.7 E., Monroe County, MS, Hydrologic Unit 03160101, Chickasaw Meridian, near right bank on downstream side of bridge on State Highway 6, 0.2 mi upstream from St. Louis-San Francisco Railway bridge, 0.5 mi southeast of Bigbee, 2 mi northwest of Amory, 3.7 mi upstream from Town Creek, and at mile 383.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,226 mi². prior to construction of Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
- WSP 1304: 1946, 1948. WRD Miss. 1972: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1944 to September 1954, October 1963 to current year. Daily mean gage heights published since October 1985. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1304. Prior to October 1966, published as East Fork Tombigbee River at Bigbee.
Datum of gage is 190.39 ft above NAVD of 1988 (Reference Frame NAD_83 (2011) (EPOCH:2010.0000), (GEOID18).
Prior to Aug 2022, Datum of gage is 190.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers) Prior to Sept. 9, 1949, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Water-stage recorder for Tombigbee River near Amory (Station 02437000), 4.0 mi downstream, used as an auxiliary gage for this station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of Mar. 23,1955, reached a stage of 26.2 ft, from floodmark, discharge, 73,000 ft³/s. The flood of March 1944 reached a stage of 24.8 ft from information by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood of December 1926 reached a stage of 24.2 ft from information by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and was the highest since at least 1890.