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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08022040 Sabine River near Beckville, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°19'38", long 94°21'12" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Panola County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12010002, on downstream side of downstream bridge on U.S. Highway 59, 0.9 mi upstream from Eight-mile Creek, 6.0 mi upstream from Farm Road 1794, 8.4 mi northeast of Beckville, 12.4 mi downstream from State Highway 43 and at mile 327.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,589 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1938 to current year. Prior to Oct. 1978, published as "near Tatum" (station 08022000). PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Feb. 1952 to Mar. 1999. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1968 to Mar. 1999. PESTICIDE DATA: Mar. 1968 to June 1981. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. to June 1981. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Feb. 1952 to Sept. 1998. WATER TEMPERATURE: Feb. 1952 to Sept. 1998.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 190.00 ft above NGVD of 1929, 189.86 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 1978, at site 12.4 mi upstream at datum 14.18 ft higher. Prior to Sept. 21, 1945, nonrecording gage. 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 1961, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. There are several diversions above this station and below Lake Tawakoni for municipal, industrial and oil field operations. Low flows are sustained by wastewater effluents that are returned to the river above the station. Flow may also be slightly affected at times by discharge from floodwater retarding structures controlling runoff from 9.70 mi² in the Mill Creek drainage basin.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in May 1884 reached a stage of about 2 ft lower than flood of Apr. 4, 1945. These dates and gage heights are based on information for Sabine River near Tatum (station 08022000) and Sabine River at Logansport, LA. (station 08022500).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS 1939-1960: Maximum discharge, 123,000 ft³/s, Apr. 4, 1945, from rating curve extended above 66,000 ft³/s on basis of partly estimated discharge measurement of 88,900 ft³/s, gage height, 33.80 ft, from graph based on gage readings; minimum observed, 2.4 ft³/s, Aug. 11, 1964.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 22 years (water years 1939-1960) prior to regulation by Lake Tawakoni, 2,663 ft³/s (1,929,000 acre-ft/yr).