USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02462000 VALLEY CREEK NEAR OAK GROVE, AL
LOCATION - Lat 33°26'50", long 87°07'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Jefferson County, AL, Hydrologic Unit 03160112, near center of span on downstream side of highway bridge, 1,000 ft downstream from Raccoon Branch, 1.5 mi east of Oak Grove, 10.5 mi west of Bessemer, and 18.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 148 mi².
- WDR AL-83-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May to July 1936, August 1953 to September 1958, October 1958 to September 1964 (peak discharge only), October 1964 to September 1965, October 1965 to May 1978 (peak discharge only), June 1978 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 294.87 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Jefferson County Highway Department). May 16 to July 12, 1936, chain gage at site 500 ft downstream at same datum. August 1953 to September 1958, water-stage recorder, October 1958 to September 1964 and October 1965 to June 1978, crest-stage gage, at present site and datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in July 1916 reached a stage of 29.6 ft present site and datum (discharge not determined) from high-water marks.