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Water-Year Summary for Site 07211500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
LOCATION - Lat 36°17'51.25", long 104°29'43.70" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Colfax County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 11080003, gage house on left bank at head of gorge, 2.1 mi south of Taylor Springs, 2.3 mi downstream from Cimarron River, 2.4 mi upstream from Chico Creek, 7.1 mi southeast of Springer, and at mile 847.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,850 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1177: drainage area. WSP 1281: 1941-42(P), 1945-47(M), 1948-50(P).
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1940 to September 1958, and annual maximum, water years 1959-63. June 1964 to current year. Water-year estimate for 1940, published in WSP 1311.
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. Prior to June 10, 1964, water-stage recorder at site 1.7 mi downstream at different datum; operated as crest-stage gage at that site and datum during water years 1959-64.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2015-2018; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Diversions for irrigation of about 30,000 acres upstream from station. No flow at times some years.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum flood prior to 1965 occurred Sept. 29, 1904, discharge published as 91,100 ft³/s in WSP 842 and 847.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1966-75, March 2005 to May 2011.