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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
07207500 PONIL CREEK NEAR CIMARRON, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°34'25.3", long 104°56'48.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Colfax County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 11080002, in Maxwell Grant, on left bank l.6 mi downstream from confluence of North and South Ponil Creeks, and 4.7 mi northwest of Cimarron.
DRAINAGE AREA - 171 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1281: drainage area. WSP 1731: 1920. The date of the peak gage height and streamflow for water year 2003 was revised from May 30, 2003, to Jun. 30, 2003, on Sept. 9, 2020.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1915 to June 1919, August 1919 to July 1925, September 1925, September 1927 to July 1929, May 1950 to current year. Prior to May 1950 monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1311.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 6,630 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to May 8, 1922, at site 0.1 mi downstream at different datum. May 8, 1922, to Aug. 8, 1929, at site 0.4 mi upstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2018; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records poor. Diversions for irrigation of about 250 acres upstream from station. Diversion 1,000 ft downstream from station for irrigation of about 300 acres. No flow at times most years.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Discharge for flood of Aug. 8, 1929, which destroyed gage, was estimated as 5,200 ft³/s by New Mexico State Engineer.