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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
08198000 Sabinal River near Sabinal, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°29'27", long 99°29'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Uvalde County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12110106, on right bank 108 ft upstream from concrete dam, 2.3 mi downstream from mouth of Onion Creek, 12.5 mi north of Sabinal, and 41.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 206 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1312: 1943(M), 1944(M), 1947(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1942 to current year. PERIOD OF RECORD, Water-Quality.-- CHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1964 to July 1965, Feb. 1970 to Sept. 1993, Apr. 1996 to Apr. 1998, June 2009. BIOCHEMICAL DATA: Nov. 1964 to Oct. 1967, Feb. 1970 to Sept. 1993, Apr. 1996 to Apr. 1998, June 2009. BIOLOGICAL DATA: Feb. 1970, Apr. 1973 to Sept. 1993, Aug. 1996, June 2009. PESTICIDE DATA: Aug. 1971 to Aug. 1995 RADIOCHEMICAL DATA: Apr. 1981, Aug. 1995, Nov. 1997, May 2003. STABLE ISOTOPE DATA: Feb. 1998 to May 2003. SEDIMENT DATA: Nov. 1965, Apr. 1996 to Apr. 1998.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,131.20 ft above NGVD of 1929; 1331.397 ft above NAVD88 . Prior to Apr. 9, 1971, at site 0.3 mi downstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - No known regulation. There are several small diversions above station for irrigation. Some records listed in the "Period of Record" for surface water and water quality may not be available electronically.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The maximum stage since at least 1892, about 33 ft July 2, 1932, from information by local residents. A flood in the middle 1800's reached a stage of nearly 63 ft. Information indicates that a flood in 1858 covered the townsite of Sabinal. The stage would have been 70 to 80 ft, which seems unlikely. However, it is possible that a flood occurred in 1858 that covered part of the townsite and was higher than any flood since that date.