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Water-Year Summary for Site 08286900

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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.,Obs.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 36°14'24", long 106°25'46" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rio Arriba County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020102, in Piedra Lumbre Grant, in operations building at Abiquiu Dam on Rio Chama, 6.6 mi northwest of Abiquiu, and at mile 32.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,146 mi² of which 100 mi² probably is noncontributing.
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1963 to September 1965 (monthend storage), October 1965 to November 2008 (daily observations of storage at 0800 hours or 2400 hours for some years), January 2019 to current year (gage height).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 6,000 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
COOPERATION - Storage records were provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by earthfill dam, completed Feb. 5, 1963. Reservoir is used for flood control and, since Mar. 1976, for recreation.