USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
07103980 COTTONWOOD CREEK AT WOODMEN ROAD NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°56'22", long 104°44'26" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.11, T.13 S., R.66 W., El Paso County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, on right bank 100 ft downstream from Woodmen Road, 4.0 mi east of Interstate 25, 5.0 mi upstream from mouth, and 8.2 mi northeast of courthouse in Colorado Springs.
DRAINAGE AREA - 10.2 mi².
- WDR CO-96-1: 1995 (M). WDR-US-2011: Drainage area. WDR-US-2007: 2003 (maximum daily precipitation).
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1992 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 6,680 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Apr. 13, 1999, at present site and datum. Apr. 13, 1999 to Nov. 29, 2009, at site 150 ft downstream at datum 10 ft lower.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 3,500 ft³/s, Aug. 22, 2013, from rating curve extended above 23.8 ft³/s, on basis of slope-conveyance study at gage height 4.00 ft and runoff comparisons with nearby stations, gage height, 7.61 ft, from floodmark.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2003 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 3.36 inches (estimated), Sept. 14, 2011.