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Water-Year Summary for Site 09362800

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Available Parameters
00054 Reservoir storage(Mean)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 37°22'57", long 107°39'44" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.17, T.36 N., R.7 W., La Plata County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14080104, in gatehouse at Lemon Dam on Florida River, 2.3 mi upstream from True Creek, and 15 mi northeast of Durango.
DRAINAGE AREA - 68.3 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - November 2022: Daily mean elevation, July 21-23, 2021, missing elevation estimated, Nov. 18, 2022
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1989 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 7,948.00 ft. above NGVD of 1929, (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation); gage readings have been reduced to elevations above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by an Earthfill dam. Dam was completed in 1963. Capacity, 40,100 acre-ft., between elevations 7,948.00 ft., sill of outlet gate, and 8,148.00 ft., normal reservoir water surface elevation. Dead storage below elevation 8,005.00 ft., 354 acre-ft. Figures given are total contents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily mean contents, 40,180 acre-ft, July 4, 1997, elevation, 8,148.06 ft; minimum daily mean contents, 3,080 acre-ft, Aug. 3, 2003, elevation, 8,043.00 ft.