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Water-Year Summary for Site 07106000

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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Mean)  
00400 pH(Max.,Min.,Med.)  

Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
07106000 FOUNTAIN CREEK NEAR FOUNTAIN, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°36'06", long 104°40'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.04, T.17 S., R.65 W., El Paso County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, near center of span on downstream side of Old Pueblo Road bridge, 180 ft downstream from Denver & Rio Grande Railroad bridge, 0.9 mi downstream from Little Fountain Creek, and 5.6 mi south of Fountain.
DRAINAGE AREA - 672 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2011: Drainage area. January 2016: 2015, daily discharge, May 10-18, June 18-27, July 17 to Aug. 3, Aug. 31, 2015.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1938 to February 1940 (monthly records only), March 1940 to September 1954, July 1985 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 5,355 ft above NGVD of 1929,from topographic map. Sept. 18, 1938 to Mar. 1, 1940, nonrecording gage at site 30 ft upstream on right bank at different datum. Mar. 2, 1940 to Sept. 30, 1954, at site 280 ft upstream on right bank at different datum. July 2, 1985 to Sept. 2, 1987, at site 580 ft upstream on right bank at different datum. Sept. 3, 1987 to Mar. 12, 1990, at site 1,180 ft upstream on right bank at different datum. March 13, 1990 to Oct. 30, 2002, at site 80 ft upstream on right bank. Oct. 31, 2002 to Oct. 24, 2004, at site 10 ft downstream on left bank.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records poor. Water year 2015; records poor. Water year 2016; records poor. Water year 2017; records poor. Water year 2018; records poor. Water year 2019; records fair except for flows above 150 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2020; records fair except for flows above 150 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2021; records poor. Natural flow of stream affected by storage reservoirs, power developments, groundwater withdrawals, transmountain diversions, diversions for irrigation and municipal use, return flows from irrigated areas, and flows from sewage-treatment plants.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, 14.4 ft, at different datum, May 30, 1935, discharge undetermined. Floods of May 1935 and June 1965 probably exceeded flood of May 1940.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 22,100 ft³/s, May 28, 1940, from contracted-opening and slope-area measurement of peak flow, gage height, 9.19 ft, site and datum then in use.