USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
09352900 VALLECITO CREEK NEAR BAYFIELD, CO
LOCATION - Lat 37°28'39", long 107°32'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.16, T.37 N., R.6 W., La Plata County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14080101, on right bank 60 ft upstream from Fall Creek, 0.8 mi downstream from Bear Creek, 6.7 mi north of Vallecito Dam, and 18 mi north of Bayfield.
DRAINAGE AREA - 72.5 mi².
- WDR CO-00-2: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1962 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage, with concrete control. Datum of gage is 7,906.08 ft above NGVD of 1929.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Major floods occurred in October 1911 and June 1927.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 7,050 ft³/s, Sept. 6, 1970, from rating curve extended above 1,400 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow, gage height, 6.51 ft, from water-stage recorder, 6.76 ft, from floodmarks.