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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
09239500 YAMPA RIVER AT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
LOCATION - Lat 40°28'58.75", long 106°49'56.75" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.17, T.6 N., R.84 W., Routt County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14050001, on left bank 15 ft upstream from Fifth Street Bridge in Steamboat Springs, and 0.6 mi upstream from Soda Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 567 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1904 to October 1906, October 1909 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1313.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 6,695.47 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to May 8, 1905, nonrecording gage at bridge 0.2 mi upstream at datum 4.16 ft higher. May 8, 1905 to Oct. 31, 1906, nonrecording gage on bridge 30 ft upstream at datum 0.44 ft higher. Mar. 8, 1910 to Sept. 11, 1934, water-stage recorder on right bank, 60 ft downstream, at datum 0.44 ft higher. Sept. 11, 1934 to Aug. 17, 1988, water-stage recorder on right bank, 60 ft downstream, at present datum.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records good 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. Natural flow of stream affected by two diversions for irrigation to Egeria Creek in Colorado River Basin, one diversion for irrigation from Trout Creek drainage to Oak Creek drainage, irrigation of about 19,700 acres upstream from station, and by storage in Stillwater, Yampa, YamColo, Stagecoach, and Catamount Reservoirs, (total capacity, 56,895 acre-ft) and pumping of water to ski area for snow making during winter.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 6,820 ft³/s, June 14, 1921, from rating curve extended above 4,800 ft³/s, gage height, 7.08 ft, at present datum.