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Water-Year Summary for Site 08287000

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Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08287000 RIO CHAMA BELOW ABIQUIU DAM, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°14'14", long 106°25'02.7" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rio Arriba County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020102, on right bank 0.8 mi downstream from Abiquiu Dam, 5.9 mi northwest of Abiquiu, and at mile 31.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,147 mi² of which 100 mi² probably is noncontributing.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-NM-90: 1989.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1961 to current year (monthly discharge only, October 1961).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Concrete control since Jan. 25, 1966. Elevation of gage is 6,040 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Jan. 25, 1966, at datum 1.60 ft lower.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2018; records good except for estimated discharges, which are fair. Water year 2019; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by El Vado Reservoir (station 08285000), 46.4 mi upstream, and Abiquiu Reservoir (station 08286900), 0.8 mi upstream since Feb. 1963. Since May 1971, flow affected by release of transmountain water from Heron Reservoir (station 08284510) 54.5 mi upstream. Diversions for irrigation of about 17,600 acres upstream from station.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1962 to December 1974, February 1976 to October 1985, February 2003 to November 2010.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: October 1962 to December 1974.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 1969 to December 1974, March 2004 to December 2007.
WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1969 to December 1974, March 2004 to December 2007.
REMARKS - Daily values from October 1962 to December 1974 furnished by the Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District.