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Water-Year Summary for Site 09255000

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
09255000 SLATER FORK NEAR SLATER, CO
LOCATION - Lat 40°58'57", long 107°22'56" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.21, T.12 N., R.89 W., Moffat County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14050003, on right bank 20 ft downstream from County Road 1 bridge, 1.0 mi upstream from mouth, and 1.5 mi south of Slater.
DRAINAGE AREA - 151 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 618: 1910-11. WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - May to October, December 1910, March to October 1911, and April to May 1912 (published as Slater Creek), July 1931 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1313.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 6,600 ft above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile map. May 28, 1910 to May 25, 1912, nonrecording gage at site 1.5 mi upstream at different datum. July 9, 1931 to May 6, 1932, nonrecording gage at site 0.2 mi downstream at different 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 poor. Water year 2017; records poor. Water year 2018; records poor. Water year 2019; records poor. Water year 2020; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Diversions for irrigation of about 500 acres upstream from station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,250 ft³/s, May 16, 1984, from rating curve extended above 1,000 ft³/s, gage height, 11.78 ft, from floodmark.
CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2019 to current year (seasonal records only). 
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket rain gage with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 6,600 ft above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily precipitation, 0.83 inches, May 3, 2020. 
REMARKS - Gage operated seasonally, April through September.