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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08102500 Leon River near Belton, TX
LOCATION - Lat 31°04'12", long 97°26'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Bell County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12070201, on left bank 1,400 ft upstream from bridge on Farm Road 817, 2,000 ft upstream from concrete dam, 1.0 mi upstream from bridge on Interstate Highway 35 and U.S. Highway 81, 1.6 mi northeast of Belton, 3.2 mi downstream from Belton Dam, 5.2 mi upstream from Nolan Creek, and 13.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,582 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1442: 1925(M), 1935(M), 1936, 1938(M), 1941-42(M), 1944-45(M). WSP 1712: 1937(M). WDR TX-76-2: Drainage area. WRD TX-2008: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1923 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1961 to Aug. 1964, Jan. 1994 to Aug. 1998. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Mar. 1961 to Aug. 1964, Jan. 1994 to Aug. 1998. PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD, Water-Quality.-- WATER TEMPERATURE: Mar. 1957 to Oct. 1972.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete dam. Datum of gage is 476.68 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to May 21, 1931, nonrecording gage. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - Records good except for discharges below 10 ft³/s, which are poor. Since Mar. 1954, at least 10% of contributing drainage area has been regulated. The city of Temple diverts water from the pool at gage and returns wastewater effluent to Little Elm Creek downstream from station. The Brazos River Authority returns wastewater effluent to the Leon River downstream from station for their Temple-Belton plant. No flow at times. Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in Dec. 1913 reached a stage of 25 ft, and a flood in Sept. 1921 reached a stage of 21 ft, from information by local residents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - WATER YEARS, 1924-1953: Maximum discharge, 56,500 ft³/s Apr. 22, 1945 (gage height, 24.41 ft). No flow at times.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION - 30 years (water years 1924-53) prior to regulation by Belton Lake, 659 ft³/s (477,400 acre-ft/yr).