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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 34°53'08", long 99°17'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.22, T.5 N., R.20 W., Kiowa County, OK, Hydrologic Unit 11120302, on upstream face of Altus Dam on North Fork Red River, 1.0 mi west of Lugert, 2.6 mi upstream from Elm Fork of North Fork, and at mile 73.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,832 mi² of which 579 mi² probably is noncontributing. from automated delineation using 10-meter National Elevation Dataset digital elevation model data dated 10/01/2006 and Watershed Boundary Dataset dated 10/01/2006, using Albers Equal-Area Projection, North American Datum 1983.
REVISIONS HISTORY - Records have been revised that are published in Water Data Report WDR-US 2007: Month-end elevation and change in contents, WDR-US-2006. WDR 2012: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1943 to September 1950 (monthly records only), October 1950 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 0.97ft  NAVD of 1988 determined by GNSS 4hr observation Survey with Trimble R-12i tied to RM-5 by USGS Personnel on 10/02/2023. Prior to 10/02/2023 datum of gage was NGVD 1929.

10/01/2022 - 09/30/2023: records fair.

Quality of data for other periods can be obtained by contacting the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center. 

Reservoir is formed by concrete and coursed masonry dam. Storage began in December 1943. Capacity, 134,500 acre- ft at elevation 1,559.0 ft, crest of uncontrolled spillway, and 72,400 acre-ft at elevation 1,547.0 ft, crest of controlled spillway. Dead storage, 1,660 acre-ft below elevation 1,517.5 ft, sill of headgate at irrigation canal. Figures given herein represent total contents. Reservoir is used for flood control and irrigation of about 48,000 acres. Revised capacity table used since June 15, 2012. From 1927 to 1943, a dam to form reservoir for municipal water supply was at same site. Elevation of crest was 1,514.31 ft.

EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 170,600 acre-ft, May 19, 1951, elevation 1,562.10 ft; minimum after initial storage, 4,690 acre-ft, Aug. 25, 1944, elevation, 1,520.2 ft. Maximum stage, 1,562.45 ft, May 28, 2019.