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Water-Year Summary for Site 09171100

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean)  
70302 Dissolved solids(Mean) [Computed TDS tons/day]  
99401 Diss solids, estim(Mean) [Computed TDS mg/L]  

Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
09171100 DOLORES RIVER NEAR BEDROCK, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°21'25", long 108°49'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.03, T.47 N., R.18 W., Montrose County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14030002, on right bank 2.5 mi downstream from West Paradox Creek, and 4.2 mi northeast of Bedrock.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,147 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CO-90-2: 1989. WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1971 to current year. Statistical summary computed for 1985 to current year, subsequent to regulation by McPhee Reservoir.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 4,910 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Feb. 17, 1972, at site 200 ft downstream at datum 1.98 ft lower. From Feb. 17, 1972 to Aug. 16, 2000 at site 600 ft downstream at datum 3.00 ft lower.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2017; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2018; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2020; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Diversions upstream from station for irrigation of about 80,000 acres, of which about 74,760 acres are in the San Juan River Basin. Flow regulated by McPhee Reservoir (capacity, 381,000 acre-ft), since Mar. 19, 1984.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Sept. 6, 1970, reached a stage of 11.25 ft, site and datum then in use (discharge, 5,710 ft³/s), by slope-area measurement at site 800 ft upstream.