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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 31°20'40", long 110°51'03" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.18, T.24 S., R.15 E., Santa Cruz County, AZ, Hydrologic Unit 15050301, in Spanish land grant of Maria Santisima del Carmen, on left bank 0.8 mi downstream from international boundary and 5.5 mi east of Nogales.(unsurveyed).
DRAINAGE AREA - 533 mi². of which 397 mi² is in Mexico.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 959: 1935(M). WSP 1213: 1915-16, 1930-32(M), 1934(M), 1936-37(M). WSP 1283: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Mar. to Nov. 1907 and Apr. 1909 to Dec. 1912 (discharge measurements and fragmentary gage-height record), Jan. 1913 to June 1922 (Oct. 1915 to Sept. 1916 monthly discharge only), May 1930 to Dec. 1933, July 1935 to current year. Water-year estimates for 1913, 1915-16, 1920-22, 1930, 1934-35, published in WSP 1733.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 3,702.54 ft above sea level (levels by International Boundary and Water Commission). Prior to June 30, 1922, nonrecording gage or water-stage recorder at various sites 5 to 6 mi downstream at different datums.
REMARKS - Record is considered fair, except for estimated discharge which are poor. Diversions above station of about 4,300 acre-ft/yr for irrigation of about 2,150 acres in Mexico in 1977. Diversion 19 mi upstream for municipal supply of city of Nogales, Sonora, began in 1949; diversion in 1968 totaled 3,500 acre-ft/yr.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 31,000 ft³/s, Oct. 9, 1977, gage height, 15.5 ft, from rating curve extended above 1,660 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; minimum, no flow at times in most years.