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

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
08073700 Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°44'48", long 95°31'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Harris County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12040104, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on Piney Point Road, Village of Piney Point, 3.7 mi downstream from Rummel Creek, 7.2 mi downstream from Buffalo Bayou near Addicks (station 08073500), and 12.5 mi upstream from Buffalo Bayou at Houston (station 08074000).
DRAINAGE AREA - 299 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1963 to Sept. 1976 and Oct. 1984 to current (daily mean discharge). Oct. 1976 to Sept. 1984 (gage heights only). 
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD 1988, 2001 adjustment. Prior to Oct. 1, 2008, datum of gage 1.35 ft below NGVD of 1929 (3.73 ft above current datum). Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Since installation of gage in Oct. 1963, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. 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.
PERIOD OF RECORD - -- CHEMICAL DATA: Sept. 1970 to Dec. 1998. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Dec. 1970 to Sept. 1998. PESTICIDE DATA: Sept. 1970 to Sept. 1998.