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00065 Gage height(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2018: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
08096500 Brazos River at Waco, TX
LOCATION - Lat 31°32'09", long 97°04'23" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, McLennan County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12060202, on left bank downstream side of Loop 340 bridge; on left bank 2.2 mi downstream from bridge on LaSalle Avenue and at mile 400.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 29,559 mi² of which 9,566 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 850 and 878: 1899-1900, 1907-09 (monthly and yearly summaries only). WSP 1512: 1901-05, 1910, 1915, 1925-26(M), 1927-29. WSP 1922: 1957. WDR TX-03-3: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1898 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1968 to Sept. 1976. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1968 to Sept. 1976. PESTICIDE DATA: Mar. 1968 to Sept. 1976.
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 850 and 878: 1899-1900, 1907-09 (monthly and yearly summaries only). WSP 1512: 1901-05, 1910, 1915, 1925-26(M), 1927-29. WSP 1922: 1957. WDR TX-03-3: Drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 349.34 ft above NGVD of 1929. Sept. 14, 1898, to Mar. 28, 1918, May 6, 1922, to Feb. 12, 1925, nonrecording gage, and Mar. 28, 1918, to May 5, 1922, Feb. 13, 1925, to Aug. 14, 1969, water-stage recorder. Prior to Aug. 14, 1969, at site 3.9 mi upstream at datum 7.46 ft higher. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Records good. Since water year 1941, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. There are diversions above station for municipal supply, irrigation, and for oil field operations of varying that affect flow. 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 for 1847-98, 34.63 ft May 28, 1885, from floodmark at site 3.9 mi upstream.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS 1899-1940: Maximum discharge since 1847, 246,000 ft³/s Sept. 27, 1936 (gage height, 40.90 ft), at former site and datum, levee on left bank was overtopped and broken by flood; no flow Aug. 20, 21, 1918, and for several days in Aug. 1923.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 42 years (water years 1899-1940), 2,560 ft³/s (1,855,000 acre-ft/yr).