USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
07106500 FOUNTAIN CREEK AT PUEBLO, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°17'16", long 104°36'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.19, T.20 S., R.64 W., Pueblo County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on U.S. Highway 50 at Pueblo, and 2.6 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 925 mi².
- WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1922 to September 1925, October 1940 to September 1965, February 1971 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gages. Elevation of gage is 4,705 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1711 or 1731 for history of changes prior to Oct. 1, 1940, and WSP 1921 for changes Oct. 2, 1940 to Sept. 30, 1965. Feb. 1, 1971 to Sept. 30, 1976, water-stage recorder at site 1.4 mi upstream at datum 4,725.30 ft above sea level (unadjusted).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of June 4, 1921, reached a discharge of 34,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, gage height unknown. Flood of May 30, 1935, reached a discharge of 35,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, gage height unknown.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 47,000 ft³/s, June 17, 1965, from contracted-opening measurement of peak flow, gage height, 19.00 ft, from floodmarks, site and datum then in use.