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Water-Year Summary for Site 08395500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
08395500 PECOS RIVER NEAR LAKE ARTHUR, NM
LOCATION - Lat 32°59'21.5", long 104°19'15.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chaves County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13060007, on left bank 200 ft upstream from bridge on Yuma Road, 3.5 mi east of Lake Arthur, 7 mi upstream from Cottonwood Creek, 15 mi northeast of Artesia, and at mile 522.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 14,760 mi². (approximate contributing area)
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1938 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 3,327.07 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2015-2020; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by Lake Sumner (station 08384000), 180 mi upstream, since Aug. 1937, and by Two Rivers Reservoir (station 08390600), 77 mi upstream, since July 1963. Diversions and ground-water withdrawals for irrigation of about 124,000 acres, 1959 determination, upstream from station.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of May 30, 1937, reached a stage of 21.77 ft, discharge, 51,500 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.