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Water-Year Summary for Site 07124200

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
07124200 PURGATOIRE RIVER AT MADRID, CO
LOCATION - Lat 37°07'46", long 104°38'22" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.35, T.33 S., R.65 W., Las Animas County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020010, on left bank 70 ft downstream from county road bridge, 0.3 mi northeast of Madrid, 1.0 mi downstream from Burro Canyon, and 9 mi west of Trinidad.
DRAINAGE AREA - 505 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1972 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 6,261.61 ft above NGVD of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark).
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for flows above 250 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records fair except for flows above 350 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records good except for flows above 350 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2017; records fair except for flows above 822 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor.   Water year 2018; records good except for the the periods July 23-25 and Aug. 3-9, flows above 822 ft³/s, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by storage reservoirs, diversions for irrigation and municipal use, groundwater withdrawals, and return flows from irrigated areas.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 14,300 ft³/s, July 20, 1976, from timed-drift measurement of peak flow, gage height, 12.80 ft, from floodmarks.