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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  
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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
10301700 Weber Reservoir Near Schurz, NV
LOCATION - Lat 39°02'41", long 118°51'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.28, T.14 N., R.28 E., Mineral County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 16050303, approximately 8 mi above Schurz.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,770 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. 1995 to Jun. 1996; Nov. 1996 to Jun. 2008 continuous record. Jul. 2008 to Apr. 2009 end of month tape downs were conducted to compute capacity. During that period of Jul. 2008 to May 2009 the dam was under reconstruction. May 2009 to the current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder to Jul. 21, 2008. Non-recording gage, Jul. 21, 2008 to May 14, 2009, due to reservoir maintenance. Water-stage recorder May 2009 to present. Elevation of gage is 4,221 ft above NGVD of 1929 (project datum Bureau of Indian Affairs).
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by earth and gravel-fill dam, constructed by Bureau of Indian Affairs (formerly U. S. Indian Service). Construction started Sep. 21, 1933. Storage began Jul. 27, 1934, although it was nearly a year later before the dam was completely finished. Capacity 10,700 acre-ft, with a surface area at 900 acres, determined from Bathymetric Survey by U. S. Geological Survey in 1973. Many diversions for irrigation above reservoir. Flow regulated by Bridgeport Reservoir (station 10292500) and Topaz Lake (station 10297000), combined capacity, 101,900 acre-ft.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 11,140 acre-ft, Jun 4, 8, 2012, elevation, 4,208.55 ft; minimum contents, 53 acre-ft, Aug 12, 2000, elevation 4,182.05 ft.