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Water-Year Summary for Site 09468500

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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 33°17'47", long 110°27'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 sec.36, T.1 S., R.18 E., Graham County, AZ, Hydrologic Unit 15040007, in San Carlos Indian Reservation, on U.S. Highway 70 bridge, 0.9 mi south of Peridot. (unsurveyed).
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,026 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1283: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Aug. 1910 to Jan. 1911 (gage heights only), Apr. 1914 to July 1915, Aug. to Sept. 1915 (monthly discharge only), Oct. 1929 to current year. Prior to Oct. 1929 published as "at San Carlos."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,542.29 ft above sea level (AZ Highway Department benchmark). See WSP 1713 or 1733 for history of changes prior to Feb.1, 1942. Feb. 1, 1942, to Aug. 13, 1970, at sites 1.9 mi upstream at different datums. Aug. 14, 1970, to Sept. 30, 1980, at site 1.8 mi upstream at datum 2,578.90 ft, above sea level. Supplementary water-stage recorder Dec. 21, 1967, to July 2, 1968, at site 2.2 mi downstream at datum in use prior to Feb. 1, 1942; Jan. 31, 1979, to Sept. 30, 1980, at present site and datum.
REMARKS - Records poor. Diversions above station for irrigation of about 600 acres. Small inflow from sewage treatment system about 3.6 mi upstream. Flow regulated to some extent since June 15, 1979, by Talkalai Reservoir; capacity, about 6,000 acre-ft.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 54,800 ft³/s Jan. 8, 1993, gage height, 12.12 ft, from rating curve extended above 23,000 ft³/s on basis of rate of change in storage in San Carlos Reservoir; maximum gage height 14.8 ft, Dec. 22, 1965, site and datum then in use; minimum discharge, no flow at times in most years.