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Water-Year Summary for Site 08316500

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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
LOCATION - Lat 35°41'22", long 105°52'48" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Santa Fe County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020201, in Santa Fe National Forest, at Nichols Dam on Santa Fe River, 0.6 mi east of Twomile Reservoir, 3.3 mi east of Santa Fe, and at mile 34.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 22.8 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1943 to September 1965 (monthend contents only), October 1965 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of elevation is NAVD of 1988. Prior to 2014, datum of gage was 7,313.2 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to January 1980, gage was at site on outlet tower.
COOPERATION - Datum of gage and area capacity table provided by City of Santa Fe.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2019; records good except for estimated daily observations of storage, which are poor. Reservoir is formed by earthfill dam. No contents prior to Mar. 16, 1943. Capacity, 685 acre-ft between gage heights 121.2 ft, bottom of lower operational gate, and 167.0 ft, crest of spillway. Dead storage, 14 acre-ft. Water is for municipal use of City of Santa Fe.