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Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
07208500 RAYADO CREEK NEAR CIMARRON, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°22'20.44", long 104°58'09.44" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Colfax County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 11080002, in Maxwell Grant, on right bank 2.5 mi upstream from State Highway 21, 4.0 mi downstream from Bonito Creek, and 9.8 mi southwest of Cimarron.
DRAINAGE AREA - 65 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1281: 1914, 1934-35(M), 1937(M), 1941(P), 1942(M), 1944(M), drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1909 to February 1910, June to August 1910, May 1911 to May 1913, July 1913 to February 1915, October 1915 to September 1918, March 1919 to September 1920, June 1923 to September 1924, March to May 1927, August 1927 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. Records for April and May 1910, published in WSP 287, are unreliable and should not be used. Published as Rayado River "at," "near," or "above" Abreu's Ranch near Cimarron prior to October 1925 and as "Rayado River at Sauble Ranch, near Cimarron," October 1925 to September 1952. From September 1952 to September 1997, published as "Rayado Creek at Sauble Ranch near Cimarron."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Concrete control since Oct. 13, 1976. Elevation of gage is 6,720 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1921 for history of changes prior to Oct. 1, 1954. Oct. 1, 1954, to June 16, 1965, at site 270 ft downstream at datum 2.79 ft lower.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2015-2016; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2017-2019; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. No diversion upstream from station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The major flood of June 10, 1913, destroyed the gage (stage and discharge not determined). Another major flood probably occurred Sept. 29 or 30, 1904.