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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
07233500 Palo Duro Creek near Spearman, TX
LOCATION - Lat 36°12'08", long 101°18'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Hansford County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 11100104, on downstream side of State Highway 15/Palo Duro Creek bridge, 6.0 mi west of Spearman, TX and 25.0 river miles upstream of Palo Duro Creek from the Palo Duro Reservoir Dam and the Palo Duro Creek/Horse Creek confluence.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,076 mi² of which 520 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR TX-00-1: Drainage area. WDR TX-03-1: 1999-2001. WDR TX-04-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Aug. 1945 to Sept. 1979, June 1999 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1963 to July 1979. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1963 to Sept. 1973.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,958.95 ft above sea level. Aug. 1, 1945, to May 8, 1968, water-stage recorder at present site and at datum 2.68 ft higher than current datum. May 8, 1968, to Dec. 4, 1969, water-stage recorder at site 5 mi downstream at different datum. Dec. 4, 1969 to Sept. 30, 1979, water-stage recorder at present site and at datum 2.68 ft higher than current datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - No known regulation. Small diversion upstream for irrigation. No flow most days. Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage: 1938, 25.18 ft, present datum, from floodmark, discharge 34,000 ft³/s. Flood of June 4, 1936, reached a stage of 23.68 ft, present datum, from floodmark, discharge 26,100 ft³/s from rating curve extended above 20,000 ft³/s.