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00060 Discharge(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08162600 Tres Palacios River near Midfield, TX
LOCATION - Lat 28°55'40", long 96°10'15" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Matagorda County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12100401, at left downstream end of bridge on Farm Road 456, 1.0 mi downstream from Juanita Creek, and 2.4 mi southeast of Midfield.
DRAINAGE AREA - 145 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1970 to current year. Prior to Oct. 1973, published as "Tres Palacios Creek near Midfield". PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1968 to Sept. 1981. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Oct. 1968 to Sept. 1981. PESTICIDE DATA: Oct. 1968 to Sept. 1981.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 5.38 ft above NGVD of 1929. Apr. 29, 1988 to Sept. 4, 1991, at right downstream end of bridge at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - No known regulation. There are ten known diversions above station, but amounts are unknown. An undetermined amount of water from irrigated rice fields enters the river at various points upstream from station. Extensive channel cleaning upstream and downstream from the gage was begun during the 1983 water year and completed during the 1984 water year. Vegetation in the flood plain has increased in density in recent years. 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 since 1885, 37 ft in June 1960, and 35 ft in Aug. 1945, from information by local residents.