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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08019000 Lake Fork Creek near Quitman, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°45'47", long 95°27'46" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Wood County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12010003, at downstream side of bridge on State Highway 37, 6.0 mi downstream from Lake Fork Reservoir, 0.3 mi downstream from Dry Creek, 2.4 mi south of Quitman, and 23.4 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 585 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1732: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1924 to Apr. 1926, Feb. 1939 to current year. Discharge from some high-water periods in 1925-26 published in WSP 1342. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312. Prior to Oct. 1961, published as "Lake Fork Sabine River near Quitman". PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Dec. 1961 to Aug. 1989. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Dec. 1961 to Sept. 1973. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Feb. to June 1981. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Oct. 1986 to Sept. 1989. WATER TEMPERATURE: Oct. 1986 to Sept. 1989.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 317.42 ft above NGVD of 1929, 317.35 ft above NAVD of 1988. From June 27, 1924, to Apr. 30, 1926, a nonrecording gage was located at site 1,000 ft downstream at same datum. Prior to Sept. 5, 1978, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically. Since water year 1980, flow has been regulated by Lake Fork Reservoir, which controls runoff from 490 mi² above this station. The City of Quitman discharges wastewater effluent into a tributary above this station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in July 1895 reached a stage of about 25.9 ft, from information by local resident.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS, 1925, 1940-1979: Maximum discharge, 75,600 ft³/s, Mar. 30, 1945, gage height, 29.85 ft, from floodmark, from rating curve extended above 49,000 ft³/s; no flow at times.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 41 years (water years 1925, 1940-1979), prior to regulation by Lake Fork Reservoir, 432 ft³/s (313,000 acre-ft/yr).