USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
07215500 MORA RIVER AT LA CUEVA, NM
LOCATION - Lat 35°56'42.42", long 105°15'20.64" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Mora County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 11080004, The old gage discontinued in fall of 2009 is in Mora Grant, on left bank 45 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 518 at La Cueva, 0.3 mi downstream from La Cueva damsite, and at mile 86.8. A new gage was installed about 3 tenths mile upstream and run simultaneously to check for record equivalence. The old gage was shut down as of October 14 2009.
DRAINAGE AREA - 174 mi².
- WSP 857: 1937. WSP 1281: 1931(M), 1932. WSP 1511: drainage area. See also PERIOD OF RECORD.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1903 to April 1905 (gage heights and discharge measurements only), May to December 1905, May 1906 to July 1911, April 1931 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. Records for February to April 1905, published in WSP 173, are unreliable and should not be used.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 7,025 ft above NAVD of 1988, from topographic map. Mar. 10, 1915, to June 4, 1921, water-stage recorder at site 2.8 mi upstream at different datum. July 6, 1921, to Jan. 5, 1929, nonrecording gage or water-stage recorder at site 0.7 mi downstream at datum about 14 ft lower. Jan. 6, 1929, to Apr. 1, 1972, water-stage recorder at site 0.7 mi downstream at datum about 15 ft lower.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Sept. 29, 1904, may have exceeded 20,000 ft³/s; another major flood occurred June 11, 1913, but is believed to have been less than flood of 1904.