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Water-Year Summary for Site 08245000

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08245000 CONEJOS RIVER BELOW PLATORO RESERVOIR, CO
LOCATION - Lat 37°21'17.65", long 106°32'39.0" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.22, T.36 N., R.4 E., Conejos County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 13010005, Rio Grande National Forest, on left bank 1,100 ft downstream from valvehouse for Platoro Reservoir and 0.7 mi northwest of Platoro.
DRAINAGE AREA - 40 mi². approximately.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1952 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and concrete control. Datum of gage is 9,866.60 ft above NGVD of 1929, (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation).
COOPERATION - Records collected and computed by Colorado Division of Water Resources and reviewed by Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are fair. Water year 2016; no estimated daily discharges. Records good. Water year 2017; no estimated daily discharges.  Records good except for the period Nov. 10 to Apr. 13, which is fair. Water year 2018; records fair except for the period Nov. 9 to Apr. 5, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records fair except for the periods Nov. 6 to Apr. 12, Aug. 15, and estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Flow completely regulated by Platoro Reservoir (station 08244500) 0.2 mi upstream since Nov. 7, 1951.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Oct. 5, 1911, is the greatest since at least 1854, from information obtained from local residents in 1959.