USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
08376300 Sanderson Creek at Sanderson, TX
LOCATION - Lat 30°07'42", long 102°23'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Terrell County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 13040208, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 90, 1.0 mi south of Sanderson, 2.9 mi downstream from Three Mile Draw, and 30.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 195 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Feburary 1968 to Sept. 1980, Oct. 2006 to current year (daily mean discharge), Aug. 2001 to Sept. 2006 (gage heights only). Published as "Sanderson Canyon" prior to Oct. 1979.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,706.35 ft above the NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 19, 1977, at site on right bank 95 ft downstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum flood since at least 1935, 14.2 ft June 11, 1965, discharge about 100,000 ft³/s, by combining two slope-area measurements within 4.0 mi upstream from gage. A flood in 1935 reached a discharge of about 20,000 ft³/s, estimated channel capacity by Corps of Engineers.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 32,600 ft³/s, Sept. 18, 1969, gage height, 9.18 ft, from rating curve based on a step-backwater analysis below 10,000 ft³/s and two combined slope-area measurements of about 100,000 ft³/s; maximum gage height, 9.44 ft, Apr. 30, 1974; no flow most of the time each year.
AVERAGE DISCHARGE FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - 12 years (water years 1969-80), 8.51 ft³/s (6,170 acre-ft/year).