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Water-Year Summary for Site 09172500

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
09172500 SAN MIGUEL RIVER NEAR PLACERVILLE, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°01'50.54", long 108°06'37.04" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.30, T.44 N., R.11 W., San Miguel County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14030003, on left bank on downstream side of bridge just off of Specie Creek road,  0.03 mi south of State Highway 145, 0.4 mi downstream from Specie Creek, and 3.35 mi northwest of Placerville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 309 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - January to December 1909, September 1910 to November 1912 (published as "at Placerville"), April 1930 to September 1934, April 1942 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1313. Statistical summary computed for 1911 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 7,030 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. See WSP 1713 or 1733 for history of changes prior to Oct. 21, 1958. Oct. 22, 1958 to Mar. 4, 1986, gage located 0.8 mi upstream from present site, at different datum. Mar. 5, 1986, gage moved to present site, at present datum. Prior to Oct. 26, 2017, gage located 1.8 mi downstream from present site, at different datum.
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 fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2018; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records poor. Water year 2020; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Diversions for irrigation of about 1,700 acres upstream from station. One diversion from Fall Creek for irrigation of about 2,000 acres in Beaver and Saltado Creek Basins. One small ditch diverts water from Leopard Creek to Uncompahgre River Basin. Slight regulation by Lake Hope and Trout Lake operated by the City of Telluride, Public Service Company of Colorado, Pacific Light and Power Company, and Tri State Power Company, combined capacity, 5,040 acre-feet.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2018 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Air temp sensors with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 7,030 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum instantaneous air temperature, 33.5 deg C, July 11, 2020. Minimum instantaneous air temperature, -24.7 deg C, Jan. 2, 2019.