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Water-Year Summary for Site 08065000

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  
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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08065000 Trinity River near Oakwood, TX
LOCATION - Lat 31°38'54", long 95°47'21" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Anderson County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12030201, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on U.S. Highways 79 and 84, 1.5 mi upstream from Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. bridge, 6.0 mi northeast of Oakwood, and at mile 313.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 12,833 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1442: 1934. WSP 1922: Drainage area. WDR TX-81-1: 1980 (M,m).
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1923 to Sept. 1924 (monthly discharge only), Oct. 1924 to current year. Records of Jan. 1905 to Sept. 1923, published in WSP 850 and 878, have been found unreliable and should not be used. Gage-height records collected in this vicinity since 1904 are contained in reports of the National Weather Service. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1965 to June 1965. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1965 to June 1965. SEDIMENT DATA: Dec. 1976 to May 1981. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Dec. 1976 to Sept. 1981. WATER TEMPERATURE: Dec. 1976 to Sept. 1981. SUSPENDED SEDIMENT DATA: Dec. 1976 to Sept. 1981.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 175.06 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 1932, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi downstream at datum 1.06 ft lower. July 15, 1932, to Oct. 7, 1934, nonrecording gage at present site and datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Since installation of gage in water year 1924, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. The Industrial Generating Co. at Fairfield makes a minor diversion from the river at a site about 34 mi upstream. The diversion to Fairfield Lake (capacity 50,600 acre-ft) is used to maintain the normal pool elevation for that lake. Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in May 1890 reached a stage of 53 ft (discharge about 180,000 ft³/s) and was the highest since that date, from information in local newspapers. Flood of June 4, 1908, reached a stage of 52.2 ft, present site and datum, from information by the National Weather Service (discharge, about 164,000 ft³/s).