USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08084000 Clear Fork Brazos River at Nugent, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°41'24", long 99°40'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Jones County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12060102, on right bank 33 ft downstream from bridge on Farm Road 600 at Nugent, 2.0 mi downstream from Elm Creek, 4.0 mi upstream from Deadman Creek, and 167.8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,199 mi².
- WDR TX-76-2: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Feb. 1924 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,532.53 ft. above NAVD88. Prior to Mar. 23, 2023, the datum of the gage was 1,531.91 ft. above NGVD29 (levels by Brazos River Authority). Prior to Dec. 12, 1933, nonrecording gage at site 575 ft. downstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - City of Abilene, TX and the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage, 30 ft in 1876; floods in 1900 and May 1923 reached stages of 24 and 24.5 ft, respectively, from information by local residents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS 1925-1929: Maximum discharge observed, 11,500 ft³/s May 20, 1928 (gage height, 18.00 ft), site then in use; no flow at times.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 5 years (water years 1925-29) prior to completion of Lake Sweetwater, 145 ft³/s (105,200 acre-ft/yr).
PERIOD OF RECORD - CHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1965 to Sept. 1981, Nov. 2010 to current year.
BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1965 to Sept. 1981. Nov. 2010 to current year.
BIOLOGICAL DATA: Jan. 2011 to current year.
ORGANIC PESTICIDE DATA: Aug. 1970.
ORGANIC CARBON DATA: Jan. 2011 to current year.
RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Feb. 1981 to July 1981.
SEDIMENT DATA: Nov. 2010 to current year.