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Water-Year Summary for Site 08254000

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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 36°52'22.1", long 105°17'01.2" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Taos County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020101, in Sangre de Cristo Grant, on right bank approximately 1,000 ft downstream from Costilla Dam, 16 mi southeast of Costilla, and at mile 34.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 54.6 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1923: drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1937 to current year (seasonal records 1937-44, 1947-49, 1988-02). Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312. Prior to October 1951, published as "below reservoir near Costilla."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and concrete control. Elevation of gage is 9,300 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Nov. 7, 1989, at site 500 ft upstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2017; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2018-2019; records good. Flow regulated by Costilla Reservoir (station 08253900). Diversions for irrigation of about 1,300 acres upstream from reservoir.