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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
08390500 RIO HONDO AT DIAMOND A RANCH, NEAR ROSWELL, NM
LOCATION - Lat 33°20'57", long 104°51'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chaves County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13060008, on right bank 40 ft downstream from bridge on Mossman Road at Diamond A Ranch farm, 1.3 mi south of U.S. Highway 70-380, 13 mi upstream from Two Rivers Reservoir, 21 mi upstream from mouth of Rocky Arroyo, 18 mi west of Roswell, and at mile 44.7.
DRAINAGE AREA - 947 mi². (contributing area)
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1392: drainage area. WSP 1512: 1939-40(P), 1941, 1942-43(P), 1946(P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1908 to August 1909, May 1939 to current year. Monthly discharge only for 1908-9, published in Technical Report 7, State of New Mexico, State Engineer Office, "Streamflow and Reservoir Content, 1888-1954."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry, concrete control and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 4,190 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Nov. 11, 1965, at site on left bank at same datum.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2019; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Diversions and ground-water withdrawals upstream from station for irrigation above and below of about 6,500 acres, 1959 determination. No flow most of time.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - A flood on June 1, 1937, reached a discharge of 24,900 ft³/s at Riverside, about 13 mi upstream. Other major floods occurred Oct. 31, 1901, Sept. 29 and 30, 1904, and July 25, 1905.