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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 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
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. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/inventory/?site_no=09131495&agency_cd=USGS. 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.
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, March 29, 1988, elevation, 6,449.79 ft; minimum contents, 0.04 acre-ft, October 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, April 29, 2019.
REMARKS - Gage operated seasonally, April through September.