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Water-Year Summary for Site 09129600

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
09129600 SMITH FORK NEAR LAZEAR, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°42'26.8", long 107°42'36.5" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.31, T.15 S., R.92 W., Delta County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14020002, on left bank downstream side of bridge, 1.8 mi upstream from Diamond Joe Gulch, and 6.4 mi southeast of Lazear.
DRAINAGE AREA - 167 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CO-85-2: 1984, 1984 (M). WDR-US-2012: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1976 to October 1987, April 2012 to current year (seasonal records only).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 5,844 ft above NAVD of 1988, from digital elevation model. June 1, 1976 to Oct. 8, 1987, water-stage recorder 25 ft downstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; no estimated daily discharges. Records poor. Water year 2015; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2016; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2017; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2018; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2019; records poor. Water year 2020; no estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Water year 2021; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by reservoirs, diversions into basin, diversions for irrigation, and return flow from irrigated areas.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 1,610 ft³/s, May 18, 1984, gage height, 9.28 ft, from floodmarks, datum then in use.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2019 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 5,844 ft above NAVD of 1988, from digital elevation model. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (seasonal only) Maximum daily precipitation, 1.46 inches, Aug. 19, 2021.
REMARKS - Gage operated seasonally, April through September.