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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08073600 Buffalo Bayou at West Belt Drive, Houston, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°45'43", long 95°33'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Harris County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12040104, at downstream side of bridge on West Belt Drive in west Houston, 100 ft downstream from Rummel Creek, 3.5 mi downstream from Buffalo Bayou near Addicks (station 08073500), and 3.7 mi upstream from Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point (station 08073700).
DRAINAGE AREA - 290 mi², unadjusted for basin boundary changes.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Sept. 1971 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: June 1978 to Dec. 1998. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: June 1978 to Aug. 1986. PESTICIDE DATA: June 1978 to Mar. 1983. SEDIMENT DATA: May 1979 to Aug. 1986.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NAVD 1988, 2001 adjustment. Prior to Oct. 1, 2008, datum of gage 0.67 ft below NGVD of 1929 (3.04 ft above current datum). Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Since installation of gage in Sept. 1971, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. Stage-discharge relation is affected by seasonal vegetal growth during most years. No known diversions. Low flow is mostly sustained by wastewater effluent. 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.