USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
09095500 COLORADO RIVER NEAR CAMEO, CO
LOCATION - Lat 39°14'21", long 108°15'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.30, T.9 S., R.97 W., Mesa County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14010005, on left bank 100 ft north of Interstate 70, 0.5 mi upstream from Jackson Canyon, 5.9 mi upstream from Grand Valley project diversion dam, and 7 mi northeast of Cameo.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,986 mi².
- WRD Colo. 1973: 1970. WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1933 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 4,813.73 ft above NGVD of 1929, (levels by Colorado Department of Highways). Prior to Oct. 10, 1934, nonrecording gage on river and water-stage recorder on Highline Canal, about 10 mi downstream at different datum. Oct. 10, 1934 to Feb. 27, 1958, water-stage recorder at site 3.0 mi downstream at datum 22.55 ft lower. Feb. 27, 1958 to Apr. 10, 2003, water-stage recorder at site 200 ft downstream at same datum.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2019 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 4,813.73 ft above NGVD of 1929.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (seasonal only) Maximum daily precipitation, 0.75 inches, Sept. 8, 2020.