USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
14337500 BIG BUTTE CREEK NEAR MCLEOD, OR
LOCATION - Lat 42°39'05", long 122°41'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.03, T.34 S., R.1 E., Jackson County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17100307, on right bank, 225 ft upstream from county road bridge, 0.9 mi south of McLeod and at mile 0.64.
DRAINAGE AREA - 245 mi².
WSP 1738: Drainage area.
Revision: Annual maximum gage-height for water year 1991 were revised on Nov. 14, 2023 based on further review of the annual peak gage-height record.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1945 to September 1957, October 1967 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,525.95 ft above NGVD of 1929. Oct. 9, 1945 to Sept. 30, 1957, nonrecording gage at site 260 ft downstream at datum 0.53 ft higher.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 22, 1964, reached a stage of 18.6 ft, present site, from floodmark by local resident, discharge, 16,800 ft³/s from rating curve at former site, extended above 9,000 ft³/s and field estimate of overflow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 8,950 ft³/s Dec. 22, 1955, gage height, 12.75 ft, site and datum then in use, from rating curve extended above 3,300 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; minimum discharge, 6.4 ft³/s June 23, 24, 1977.