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Water-Year Summary for Site 07100300

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
07100300 FOUNTAIN CREEK AT CASCADE, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°53'49.5", long 104°58'18.4" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.26, T.13 S., R.68 W., El Paso County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, near mid-span on upstream side of Fountain Avenue bridge, 190 ft northwest of U.S. Highway 24 and Fountain Avenue intersection, 300 ft upstream of Cascade Creek, 0.6 mi southwest of water tower at Cascade, and 1.0 mi southeast of Pikes Peak Highway toll booth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 43.6 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 2013 to current year (seasonal records only).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 7,370 ft above NAVD of 1988, from topographic map.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records fair except for the period July 5-8, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records fair except for flows above 40 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records poor. Water year 2017; records poor. Water year 2018; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by storage reservoirs, power developments, transmountain diversions, and diversions for irrigation and municipal use.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 693 ft³/s, July 23, 2018, from rating curve extended above 714 ft³/s, gage height, 6.34 ft.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 2013 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 2.42 inches, Sept. 12, 2013.
REMARKS - Gage operated seasonally, March through October. Unless otherwise noted, records are not rated, and periods of missing record are not estimated. Water year 2014; estimated daily precipitation are less accurate than the rest of the published records. Water year 2015; estimated daily precipitation are less accurate than the rest of the published records.