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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08073500 Buffalo Bayou near Addicks, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°45'42", long 95°36'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Harris County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12040104, near right bank at bridge on Dairy-Ashford Road over rectified channel, 1.8 mi downstream from South Mayde Creek, and 2.6 mi southeast of Addicks.
DRAINAGE AREA - 277 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1922: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Aug. 1945 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1962 to Mar. 1963, Aug. 1970 to Sept. 1982. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Aug. 1970 to Sept. 1982. PESTICIDE DATA: Aug. 1970 to Sept. 1982.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NAVD 1988, 2001 adjustment. Prior to Oct. 1, 2008, datum of gage 1.40 ft below NGVD of 1929 (3.14 ft above current datum); records unadjusted for land-surface subsidence. Prior to Feb. 2, 1948, water-stage recorder at bridge on natural channel 1,200 ft to right at same datum. Feb. 2 to May 21, 1948, nonrecording gage at current site and previous datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Since installation of gage in Aug. 1945, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. No known diversions. Extreme low flow is sustained by drainage from irrigated lands, and from minor wastewater effluent. No flow at times. Gage height associated with historical peak discharge is referenced to datum then in use. Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage since at least 1896, 85.6 ft (datum then in use) in Dec. 1935, adjusted to former site from floodmark 0.5 mi downstream, on basis of slope of flood of Aug. 29, 1945, from information by local resident.