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Water-Year Summary for Site 08198500

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
08198500 Sabinal River at Sabinal, TX
LOCATION - Lat 29°18'51.5", long 99°28'49.7" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Uvalde County, TX, Hydrologic Unit 12110106, on left bank 80 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 90, 1,100 ft downstream from Southern Pacific Lines railroad bridge, 0.8 mi west of Sabinal, 5.8 mi upstream from Ranchero Creek, and 21.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 241 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR TX-83-3: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Sept. 1952 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 882.17 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 29, 1958, nonrecording gage, and July 29, 1958, to Mar. 19, 1964, water-stage recorder at site 80 ft upstream at same datum. Satellite telemeter at station.
REMARKS - No known regulation. Several small diversions for irrigation above station. Most of low flow of the Sabinal River enters the Edwards and associated limestones in the Balcones Fault Zone, which crosses the basin upstream from this station and downstream from Sabinal River near Sabinal (station 08198000). No flow at times. 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 at least 1890, 40 ft Aug. 24, 1919, from information by local residents. Flood of July 2, 1932, reached a stage of 31 ft (discharge, 60,000 ft³/s), from information by Southern Pacific Lines. Information indicates that a flood in 1858 covered the town site 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 town site and was higher than any flood since that date.