USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
03575980 MCDONALD CREEK NEAR HUNTSVILLE, AL
LOCATION - Lat 34°41'33", long 86°37'39" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Madison County, AL, Hydrologic Unit 06030002, at bridge on Patton Road, 0.6 mi south of Goss Road, 0.6 mi from Arsenal Gate no. 10, and 3.1 mi south of intersection of Highway 72 Alternate and Alabama Highway 20.
DRAINAGE AREA - 9.64 mi².
- WDR AL-99-1: 1985-98 (M), WDR AL-96-1 : Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1984 to current year (flood-hydrograph only).
GAGE - Flood-hydrograph station consisting of permanent-record rainfall, continuous-record stage, peak discharges above base gage-height of 3.20 ft. Datum of gage is 579.498 ft NAVD1988 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge observed, Flood of June 28, 1999, 4,560 ft³/s, gage height, 14.21 ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1984 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket precipitation gage (permanent-record rainfall) and data logger.