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Water-Year Summary for Site 09355500

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00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 36°48'06.80", long 107°41'55.10" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, San Juan County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 14080101, on left bank 0.5 mi upstream from Gobernador Canyon, 0.8 mi northeast of Archuleta, 7.2 mi downstream from Navajo Dam, and at mile 291.4.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,260 mi². (approximately)
REVISIONS HISTORY - The annual runoff for water year 1958, as published in table 2, WSP 1733, was 455,000 acre-ft. The correct value is 1,455,000 acre-ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1954 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 5,653 ft above NGVD of 1929, from river-profile survey. Prior to Dec. 29, 1959, at site 5.0 mi upstream at elevation 55 ft higher. Dec. 29, 1959, to Nov. 15, 1964, at site 0.4 mi upstream at elevation 5 ft higher. Prior to Nov. 28, 1966, at elevation 2.0 ft higher.
REMARKS - Water years 2014-2017; records good except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Water years 2018-2019; records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. Flow completely regulated by Navajo Reservoir (station 09355100) 7.0 mi upstream except for minor inflow from 30 mi2 intervening drainage area. High-water diversions through Azotea tunnel (station 08284160) into Rio Grande Basin began in Mar. 1971. Diversions for irrigation of about 47,000 acres upstream from station.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water year 1955 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: March 2014 to current year.
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: December 1954 to September 1965.
INSTRUMENTATION - Digital temperature sensor since March 2014. Electronic data logger with 15-minute recording interval.