USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
08179110 Red Bluff Creek at FM 1283 near Pipe Creek, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°40'23", long 98°57'36" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Bandera County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12100302,
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr 1956 to Sep 1981 mean discharge. Apr 1995 to Sep 1996 miscellaneous measurements. May 2001 to July 2002. Dec 2017 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1090 ft above NGVD of 1929. Apr 1956 to Sep 1981 recording gage located 0.8 miles upstream at a datum of 1107 ft above NGVD of 1929. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Historical flood information begins in 1905. Since that time the highest stage occurred in July 1937 (about 17 feet) and was 3 feet higher than the 1953 flood of 13.8 feet, measured at the water gap 0.6 mile above the current gage. The 1937 peak stage was pointed out by Mr. Milton Lewis at his water gap. Debris from the 1953 flood was still evident at the water gap. The peak stage of the October 1953 flood was 13.8 feet from debris on the right bank at the historical gage, located 0.8 mile upstream from the current gage. This information was verified by Mr. Tom Crest, who has lived in this vicinity since 1905. The flood of Sep 27, 1964, reached a stage of 22.64 feet with a discharge of 46,900 cfs, which was calculated using a slope-area measurement.