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Water-Year Summary for Site 08401500

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00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 32°32'35.48", long 104°22'15.96" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Eddy County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13060011, on left bank 0.8 mi downstream from Brantley Dam, 3.2 mi downstream from South Seven Rivers, 4.7 mi southeast of Seven Rivers, 6.4 mi south of Lakewood, 11.0 mi northwest of Carlsbad, and at mile 477.8. 
DRAINAGE AREA - 17,650 mi². (approximate contributing area)
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1947 to September 1950, October 1971 to current year. Prior to October 1989, published as "below Major Johnson Springs." Prior to October 1988, operated as a low-flow station only. Records prior to October 1971 not equivalent due to spring inflow between sites.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 3192.76 ft above NAVD88 as determined by a GNSS Level II rapid-static survey performed by the USGS on June 17, 2020. Prior to Oct. 1971, at site 1.3 mi upstream at different datum. Oct. 1971 to June 4, 1985, at site 0.8 mi upstream at datum 7.29 ft higher. Prior to Oct. 1988, at site 0.2 mi downstream at same datum.
REMARKS - Water year 2014 and water years 2018-2021; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2015-2017; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2022 and 2023; records good. Flow completely regulated by Brantley Lake (station 08401450), 0.8 mi upstream, since Aug. 1988. Diversions and ground-water withdrawals for irrigation of about 173,000 acres, 1959 determination, upstream from station.