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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
06713500 CHERRY CREEK AT DENVER, CO
LOCATION - Lat 39°44'33", long 104°59'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 sec.33, T.3 S., R.68 W., Denver County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 10190003, on left bank 100 ft downstream from Champa Street Bridge in Denver, and 1.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 410 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CO-82-1: 1982 (M). WDR-US-2011: Drainage area. March 2017: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, peak streamflow discharge.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1942 to September 1969, February 1980 to September 1983, and annual maximums 1984, 1985. April 1986 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorders with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 5,180 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1730 for history of changes prior to July 16, 1951. Prior to Mar. 1, 1995, at site 0.6 mi downstream, on downstream side of Wazee Street Bridge, at different datum. Mar. 1, 1995 to May 11, 1998, at site 0.4 mi downstream, 300 ft upstream from Market Street Bridge, at different datum.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for flows above 200 ft³/s, which are fair, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records good except for flows above 200 ft³/s, which are fair, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; no estimated daily discharges. Records good except for flows above 200 ft³/s, which are fair. Water year 2017; records good except for flows above 200 ft³/s, which are fair, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2018; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2019; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2020; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2021; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Several diversions upstream from station for irrigation of about 1,900 acres. Floodflow regulated by Cherry Creek Reservoir 11 mi upstream, capacity, 95,960 acre-ft. Water-quality data has been collected at this site as part of the South Platte River Basin National Water-Quality Assessment Program.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of July 26, 1885, reached a discharge of 20,000 ft³/s, by float measurement. Flood of May 19 and 20, 1864, reached a somewhat higher stage. Flood of Aug. 3, 1933, reached a discharge of about 15,000 ft³/s, as determined by rise of South Platte River at Denver.