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Water-Year Summary for Site 09131495

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00054 Reservoir storage(Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
LOCATION - Lat 38°56'35", long 107°21'07" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 sec.08, T.13 S., R.89 W., Gunnison County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14020004, in gate house of Paonia Dam on Muddy Creek, 16 mi east of Paonia.
DRAINAGE AREA - 257 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1961 to September 1987, October 2017 to current year. Monthend active contents provided by U. S. Bureau of Reclamation from December 1961 to September 1987. Extremes for period of record are subsequent to 1987. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/inventory/?site_no=09131495&agency_cd=USGS.  
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 6,447.50 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation).
COOPERATION - Capacity tables provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by an earthfill dam. Storage began in December 1961; dam completed January 1962. Capacity, 15,977 acre-ft between elevation 6,290.0 ft streambed at dam, and 6,447.5 ft, crest of spillway. Dead storage below elevation 6,358.0 ft, 424 acre-ft. Inactive storage below elevation 6362.0 ft, 560 acre-ft. Figures published prior to 1988 water year are active contents; figures given beginning 1988 water year are live contents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 19,300 acre-ft, Mar. 29, 1988, elevation, 6,449.79 ft; minimum contents, 0.04 acre-ft, Oct. 1, 2017, elevation, 6358.83 ft. 
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2019 to current year (seasonal records only).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 6,447.50 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (seasonal only) Maximum daily precipitation, 1.36 inches, Apr. 29, 2019.
REMARKS - Gage operated seasonally, April through September.