Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!


Page Loading - Please Wait...

Click to hideNews Bulletins
  • Notice - The USGS Water Resources Mission Area's priority is to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 U.S. states and additional territories. Our hydrologic monitoring stations continue to send data in near real-time to NWISWeb, and we are continuing critical water monitoring activities to protect life and property on a case-by-case basis. The health and safety of the public and our employees are our highest priorities, and we continue to follow guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities.

  • Introducing The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation
  • Full News RSS icon

Water-Year Summary for Site 07105800

Click to hide Water-Year Summary instructions and information
  • Water-Year Summary reports summarize a year of hydrologic data in a printer-friendly format.
  • For water years 2014 onward, choose a water year and parameter and an on-demand Water-Year Summary report will be generated.
  • For water years 2006 through 2013, choose a water year and an Annual Water Data Report will be provided.
  • For water years 2005 and earlier, Annual Water Data Reports may be available in digital format.
  • Not all sites have reports available for every water year.
Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
80154 Suspnd sedmnt conc(Mean)  
80155 Suspnd sedmnt disch(Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

Print this page
USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
07105800 FOUNTAIN CREEK AT SECURITY, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°43'46", long 104°44'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.24, T.15 S., R.66 W., El Paso County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, on right bank 20 ft downstream from Carson Road bridge at Security, 0.9 mi southwest of South Security School, 3.5 mi northeast of Fountain, and 5.5 mi upstream from Jimmy Camp Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 500 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CO-85-1: 1984 (M). WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1964 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 5,640 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. July 19, 1972 to Feb. 20, 1980, at site 880 ft downstream at datum 1.00 ft higher. Prior to July 19, 1972, and from Feb. 21, 1980 to Mar. 23, 2003, at site 20 ft upstream on left bank; prior to July 19, 1972, and from Feb. 21, 1980 to June 30, 1986, at datum 7.00 ft higher; July 1, 1986 to Feb. 6, 1995, at datum 4.00 ft higher; Feb 7, 1995 to Nov. 29, 1995, at datum 3.00 ft higher; Nov. 30, 1995 to Apr. 4, 2001, at datum 2.00 ft higher; and Apr. 14, 2001 to Mar. 23, 2003, at present datum.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records fair except for flows above 400 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records fair except for flows above 668 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records fair except for flows above 668 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2017; records fair except for flows above 1,200 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2018; records fair except for flows above 1,200 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records fair except for flows above 1,200 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by storage reservoirs, power developments, transmountain diversions, diversions for irrigation and municipal use, groundwater withdrawals, return flows from irrigated areas, and flows from sewage-treatment plants.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 25,000 ft³/s, July 24, 1965, from slope-area measurement of peak flow, gage height, 11.30 ft, from floodmarks, site and datum then in use. Flood of May 30, 1935 may have been larger.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2010 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 3.25 inches, Aug. 22, 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 is less accurate than the rest of the published records. Water year 2015; estimated daily precipitation is less accurate than the rest of the published records.