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Water-Year Summary for Site 08384500

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Water year 2018: 2017-10-01 to 2018-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
LOCATION - Lat 34°36'14.6", long 104°23'16.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, De Baca County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13060003, on left bank 1,200 ft downstream from Sumner Dam, 2.9 mi upstream from Salado Creek, 4.6 mi northeast of Guadalupe, 12.2 mi northwest of Fort Sumner, and at mile 701.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,390 mi². approximately (contributing area)
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1512: 1932. WSP 1632: 1942. WSP 1712: 1944.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1912 to April 1926, August 1926 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312. October 1944 to September 1974, published as "below Alamogordo Dam." Prior to October 1944, published as "near Guadalupe."
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1512: 1932. WSP 1632: 1942. WSP 1712: 1944.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and Parshall flume, with concrete control above top of flume. Elevation of gage is 4,142.99 ft above NGVD of 1929 (Bureau of Reclamation benchmark). Prior to Sept. 10, 1936, at site 1.5 mi upstream at different datum. Sept. 14, 1936, to Mar. 8, 1941, and June 11 to Sept. 21, 1941, at site 0.2 mi downstream at different datums.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2017; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by Lake Sumner (station 08384000), 0.3 mi upstream, since August 1937 and Santa Rosa Lake (station 08382810), 55.5 mi upstream, since April 1980. Diversions for irrigation of about 12,500 acres, 1959 determination, upstream from station.