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Water-Year Summary for Site 08329918

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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08329918 RIO GRANDE AT ALAMEDA BRIDGE AT ALAMEDA, NM
LOCATION - Lat 35°11'51.8", long 106°38'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in sec.03, T.11 N., R.3 E., Bernalillo County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020203, on upstream side of pedestrian bridge 100 ft upstream from Alameda bridge in Albuquerque, and at mile 1532.8.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 2003 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 4,998 ft above NGVD of 1988.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2018; records poor. Water year 2019; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flows completely regulated since November 1973 by Cochiti Dam (station 08317300), 47 mi upstream. Possible regulation by operation of reservoirs on Rio Chama and by flood- and silt-detention reservoirs on Galisteo Creek and Jemez River (stations 08285000, 08286900, 08317900, 08328500). Diversions upstream from station for irrigation of about 714,000 acres, several hundred of which are downstream from station. Since 2007, the quality of the records have been affected by an adjustable-height diversion dam operated by the City of Albuquerque 1,300 feet below the gage. The dam is used to divert San Juan-Chama water for the City of Albuquerque drinking water supply. The dam affects gage-height by variable back water conditions. Sediment that accumulates behind the dam during times of lower flow is flushed out periodically by the City lowering the dam, or by high flow.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 2003 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD -
WATER TEMPERATURE: February 2005 to April 2009, November 2011 to May 2020.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: February 2005 to April 2009.
INSTRUMENTATION - Digital temperature sensor since November 2011. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval. Water temperature and specific conductance data were logged on a 60-minute interval from February 2005 to April 2009.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2017; water temperature records poor. Water years 2018-2019; water temperature records fair. October 2019 to May 2020; water temperature records fair.