USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08252500 COSTILLA CREEK ABOVE COSTILLA DAM, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°53'54.1", long 105°15'16.8" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Taos County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020101, in Sangre de Cristo Grant, on left bank 1,900 ft upstream from normal high-water line of Costilla Reservoir, 2.1 mi northeast of Costilla Dam, 16 mi southeast of Costilla, and at mile 36.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 25.1 mi².
- WSP 878: 1937. WSP 1923: 1937-50, drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1937 to current year (seasonal records). Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312 and 1732. Prior to October 1951, published as "above reservoir, near Costilla."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Concrete control since Sept. 17, 1965. Elevation of gage is 9,454 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1923 for history of changes prior to Sept. 17, 1965.