USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08074500 Whiteoak Bayou at Houston, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°46'30", long 95°23'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Harris County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12040104, on right bank at downstream side of downstream bridge on Heights Boulevard in Houston, 560 ft downstream from Texas and New Orleans Railroad Co. bridge, 2.4 mi upstream from Little Whiteoak Bayou, and 4.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 95.1 mi².
- WDR TX-76-2: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1936 to current year.
PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.--
CHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1968 to Aug. 1998.
BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1968 to Aug. 1998.
PESTICIDE DATA: Feb. 1969 to Aug. 1998.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NAVD 1988, 2001 adjustment. Prior to Oct. 1, 2008, datum of gage 7.35 ft below NGVD of 1929, adjustment of 1973; unadjusted for land-surface subsidence (8.91 ft. above current datum). Prior to June 17, 1936, nonrecording gage, and June 17, 1936, to Apr. 28, 1965, water-stage recorder at site 480 ft upstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage since at least 1919, 51.5 ft Dec. 9, 1935, prior to channel rectification, present site and datum (discharge, 14,750 ft³/s), furnished by the engineer for Harris County. The flood of May 31, 1929, reached a stage of 47.0 ft, prior to channel rectification, present site and datum (discharge, 9,360 ft³/s) computed on basis of current-meter measurement at stage 1.0 ft below crest, furnished by city of Houston.