USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02479160 BLACK CREEK NEAR WIGGINS, MS
LOCATION - Lat 30°51'12", long 88°54'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.20, T.2 S., R.9 W., Stone County, MS, Hydrologic Unit 03170007, St. Stephens Meridian, on left bank on downstream side of bridge on State Highway 26, 1.7 mi downstream from Flat Branch, 8.6 mi upstream from Sweetwater Creek, and 13.4 mi east of Wiggins.
DRAINAGE AREA - 701 mi².
- WDR MS-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Occasional discharge measurements, water years 1956-57, 1959-60. October 1971 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 48.94 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to 1978 water year, at datum 0.05 ft lower.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - A flood (believed to be that of July 1916) reached a stage of 30.5 ft, from Mississippi State Highway Department plans. The flood of June 3, 1959, reached a stage of 25.88 ft, and the flood of Feb. 19, 1961, 25.83 ft from floodmarks, discharge, about 26,000 ft³/s, based on peak data at sites upstream and downstream.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 43,900 ft³/s, April 8, 1983, maximum gage height, 28.81 ft; minimum discharge, 63 ft³/s, August 27, 2000.