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Water-Year Summary for Site 08266820

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 36°40'58.22", long 105°39'14.84" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Taos County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020101, on right bank at the State Fish Hatchery, 3.7 mi southwest of Questa, and 3.8 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 185 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - On March 30, 2020, the peak streamflow for water year 2017 was revised because the original value was not the true peak. 
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1969 to July 1978 (discharge measurements only), August 1978 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 7,105 ft above NGVD of 1927, from topographic map. Prior to May 5, 1999, at site about 0.25 mi downstream at datum 11.54 ft lower. Prior to Aug. 16, 1979, at site about 250 ft. upstream at datum 5.55 ft. higher.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2015; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2016-2019; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Diversions for irrigation of about 3,000 acres upstream from station.