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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 35°41'14", long 105°50'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Santa Fe County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020201, in Santa Fe National Forest, at McClure Dam on Santa Fe River, 2.1 mi upstream from Nichols Reservoir, 5.8 mi east of Santa Fe, and at mile 37.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 17.4 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1929, July to October 1930, April 1931 to June 1946, September 1947 to current year. Prior to October 1947, published in WSP 1312. Prior to October 1965, monthend contents only. Prior to January 1980, at site on outlet tower.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of elevation is NAVD of 1988. Prior to December 2015, datum of elevation was NGVD of 1929. Prior to January 1995, datum of gage was 7,790 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Oct. 1, 1947, nonrecording gages at same site and various datums all referred to the Public Service Co. of New Mexico assumed datum, 165.9 ft lower.
COOPERATION - Datum of gage and area capacity table provided by City of Santa Fe.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2019; records good except for estimates, which are poor. Reservoir is formed by earthfill dam, completed in 1926, capacity, 561 acre-ft. Raised 3 ft in 1935, capacity, 650 acre-ft, and raised 36.5 ft more in 1947, capacity, 2,615 acre-ft at gage height 96.6 ft, crest of concrete spillway. Between Oct. 1947 and May 1953, varying amounts of sandbag bulkheads were placed on crest of spillway to increase capacity. Between May 1953 and Dec. 1971, spillway was equipped with radial gates that opened automatically, thereby increasing capacity to more than 3,000 acre-ft. Radial gates were removed during 1972, capacity, 2,615 acre-ft. In 1995, modifications to the dam and spillway increased capacity to 3,257 acre-ft. Only the storage of Rio Grande water in excess of 1,061 acre-ft is subject to terms of the Rio Grande Compact. No dead storage.