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Available Parameters
00060 Discharge(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08044000 Big Sandy Creek near Bridgeport, TX
LOCATION - Lat 33°13'54", long 97°41'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Wise County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030101, at upstream side of Hwy 380 bridge, 4.0 mi. east of Bridgeport and 4.4 mi. upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 333 mi². from Corps of Engineers based on aerial photographs.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1148: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1936 to Sept. 1995, Oct. 2004 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1964 to Aug. 1995. BIOLOGICAL DATA: Oct. 1992 to July 1993. PESTICIDE DATA: Oct. 1992 to May 1994. RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1992. SEDIMENT DATA: Apr. 1964 to Aug. 1995. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: May 1968 to Sept. 1977. WATER TEMPERATURE: May 1968 to Sept. 1977. SUSPENDED SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: May 1968 to Sept. 1977.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 724.44 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 724.72 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 1984, at datum 3.00 ft higher. From Oct. 1997 to Aug. 2004 temporarily located upstream at FM 1810 bridge near Chico. 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 May 1, 1956, runoff from 100 mi² above this station is affected at times by storage in Lake Amon G. Carter, 30 mi upstream, with a capacity of 15,240 acre-ft at elevation 920.0 ft (spillway crest). The City of Bowie diverts water from Lake Amon G. Carter for municipal use and discharges sewage effluent into tributaries to Big Sandy Creek upstream from this station. Flow is also affected at times by discharge from the flood-detention pools of 19 floodwater-retarding structures with a combined capacity of 11,430 acre-ft. These structures control runoff from a 46.0 mi² area upstream from this station and below Lake Amon G. Carter.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stages since at least 1887 occurred in 1908 and 1915 and reached about the same stage as that of June 10, 1941.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS 1937-1955: Maximum discharge, 53,000 ft³/s, June 10, 1941, (gage-height, 15.69 ft, datum then in use), from rating curve extended above 22,000 ft³/s; no flow at times.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 19 years (water years 1937-55) prior to completion of Lake Amon G. Carter, 88.2 ft³/s (63,850 acre-ft/yr).