USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08123800 Beals Creek near Westbrook, TX
LOCATION - Lat 32°11'57", long 101°00'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Mitchell County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12080007, on right bank, 220 ft upstream from right end of bridge on State Highway 163, 2.1 mi downstream from Hackberry Creek, 10.8 mi south of Westbrook, 15.7 mi southwest of Colorado City, and 19.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 9,802 mi² of which 7,814 mi² probably is noncontributing.
- WRD TX-72-1: 1971. WDR TX-81-3: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1958 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,048.74 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Nov. 18, 2002, at site 222 ft downstream on left bank at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
COOPERATION - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) & Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD)
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage since 1908, about 24.5 ft in 1922, from information by local resident.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge: 13,000ft³/s, Mar. 23, 2000 (gage height 23.70ft).
PERIOD OF RECORD -
CHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1958 to June 2003.
BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1959 to Oct. 1977.
BIOLOGICAL DATA: Oct. 1974 to Oct. 1977.
RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Jan. 1981 to Feb. 1981.
SEDIMENT DATA: Oct. 1974 to Oct. 1977.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Nov. 1958 to Feb. 1981 (local observer), Mar. 1981 to Oct. 25, 2011. (discontinued).
WATER TEMPERATURE: Nov. 1958 to Feb. 1981 (local observer), Mar. 1981 to Oct. 25, 2011. (discontinued).
INSTRUMENTATION - A two parameter continuous water-quality instrument from Mar. 1981 to Oct. 2011.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum, 28,400 microsiemens/cm, Apr. 26, 2011; minimum, 49 microsiemens/cm, June 27, 2002.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 37.0°C, June 28, 1960, July 3, 1976; minimum, 0.0°C, on many days during winter months.