USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
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.
- 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.
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.