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Water-Year Summary for Site 08279500

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
LOCATION - Lat 36°12'20", long 105°57'50.3" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rio Arriba County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020101, on right bank 0.2 mi downstream from bridge at Embudo, 2.8 mi downstream from Embudo Creek, and at mile 1,643.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 10,400 mi² of which 2,940 mi² probably is noncontributing. (from the closed basin in San Luis Valley, Colorado)
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 358: 1900-02. WSP 828: drainage area. WSP 878: 1915-16. WSP 1512: 1892-99, 1904, 1916, 1931-32, 1939, 1944-45, 1950. WSP 1712: 1903(M). See also PERIOD OF RECORD.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1889 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312. Figures of daily discharge for Oct. 4 to Nov. 30, 1896, published in WSP 358, are unreliable and should not be used.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 5,789.14 ft above NGVD of 1929. Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 1889, nonrecording gage 1.2 mi upstream at different datum. Mar. 1889 to Dec. 1903, nonrecording gage 1,300 ft upstream at different datum. Sept. 1912 to June 1914, water-stage recorder on downstream end of bridge pier at site 200 ft upstream at present datum.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2018; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Diversions upstream from station for irrigation of about 620,000 acres in Colorado and 40,000 acres in New Mexico.