USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
02443500 LUXAPALLILA CREEK NEAR COLUMBUS, MS
LOCATION - Lat 33°30'51", long 88°23'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.11, T.18 S., R.18 W., Lowndes County, MS, Hydrologic Unit 03160105, Huntsville Meridian, on right bank at Columbus Water Works pumping plant, 175 ft upstream from bridge on county highway (formerly State Highway 50), 0.6 mi upstream from Magby Creek, 1.4 mi upstream from U. S. Highway 82 and 6.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 715 mi².
- WSP 1304: 1929, 1930 (Monthly values only). WDR MS-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1928 to September 1930, October 1974 to current year. Monthly discharge only for September 1930.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 142.23 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 3, 1974, nonrecording gage at same site. September 1928 to September 1930 at undetermined datum, but believed to be same as present datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage since at least 1892, 35.3 ft, April 1892, from information by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The flood of January 1949 reached a stage of 32.8 ft and discharge of 31,500 cfs, and the flood of December 1961 reached a stage of 31.8 ft and discharge of 28,100 cfs, according to information by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge 40,400 cfs; Gage height 32.35 feet;
Date April 16, 1979.