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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08289000 RIO OJO CALIENTE AT LA MADERA, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°20'59.07", long 106°02'39.07" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Rio Arriba County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020102, on left bank 400 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 554, 2.4 mi south of La Madera, 2.6 mi downstream from confluence of Rio Vallecitos and Rio Tusas, 3.1 mi north of Ojo Caliente, and at mile 19.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 419 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1712: 1959.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1932 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 6,358.84 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Apr. 23, 1934, at site about 2.6 mi upstream at different datum. Apr. 23, 1934, to Apr. 21, 1936, at datum 12.58 ft lower, and Apr. 22, 1936, to Oct. 26, 1956, at datum 13.84 ft lower, both at site 1,400 ft downstream.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2015; records poor. Water year 2016; records good except for estimated discharges, which are fair. Water years 2017-2019; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Diversions upstream from station for irrigation of about 3,500 acres (1962 determination).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - The flood of Apr. 21, 1958, may have been exceeded by a flood in May 1920, from information by local resident.