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Water Levels of The Gila River

Gila STATION.--09430500

GILA RIVER NEAR GILA, NM LOCATION.--Lat 3303'40", long 10832'12", in NEqNWq sec.30, T.14 S., R.16 W., Grant County, Hydrologic Unit 15040001, on left bank at Hooker damsite, 1.6 mi upstream from Mogollon Creek, 7 mi northeast of Gila, and at mile 572.5.

Redrock STATION.--09431500

GILA RIVER NEAR REDROCK, NM (National stream-quality accounting network and radiochemcial network station) LOCATION.--3243'37", long 10840'30", in W1/4 sec.23, T.18 S., R.18 W., Grant County, Hydrologic Unit 15040002, on left bank 0.2 mi downstream from Copper Canyon, 0.2 mi upstream from lower end of Box Canyon, 4.7 mi northeast of Redrock, 14 mi downstream from Mangas Creek, and at mile 539.2.

Water Levels of The San Francisco River

Reserve STATION--09442680

SAN FRANCISCO RIVER NEAR RESERVE, NM

Glenwood STATION.--09444000

SAN FRANCISCO RIVER NEAR GLENWOOD, NM LOCATION.--Lat 3514'48", long 10852'47", in NE1/4NW1/4 sec.23, T.12 S., R.20 W., Catron County, Hydrologic Unit 15040004, on left bank 0.2 mi upstream from hot springs, 5 mi south of Glenwood, 6 mi downstream from Whitewater Creek, and at mile 511.5.

Terms

Cubic foot per second (ft3/s also CFS) is the rate of discharge representing a volume of 1 cubic foot passing a given point during 1 second and is equivalent to 7.48 gallons per second or 448.8 gallons per minute or 0.02832 cubic meter per second.

Discharge is the volume of water (or more broadly, volume of fluid plus suspended sediment) that passes a given point within a given period of time.

Drainage area of a stream at a specified location is that area, measured in a horizontal plane, enclosed by a topographic divide from which direct surface runoff from precipitation normally drains by gravity into the stream above the specified point.

Drainage basin is a part of the surface of the earth that is occupied by a drainage system, which consists of a surface stream or a body of impounded surface water together with all tributary surface streams and bodies of impounded surface water.

Gage height (G.H.) is the water-surface elevation referred to some arbitrary gage datum. Gage height is often used interchangeably with the more general term "stage," although gage height is more appropriate when used with a reading on a gage. Gaging station is a particular site on a stream, canal, lake, or reservoir where systematic observations of hydrologic data are obtained.

Streamflow is the discharge that occurs in a natural channel. Although the term "discharge" can be applied to the flow of a canal, the word "streamflow" uniquely describes the discharge in a surface stream course. The term "streamflow" is more general than "runoff" as streamflow may be applied to discharge whether or not it is affected be diversion or regulation.

Surface area of a lake is that area, in acres, outlined on the latest USGS topographic map as the boundary of the lake and measured by a planimeter. In localities not covered by topographic maps, the areas are computed from the best maps available. All areas shown are those corresponding to the stage existing at the time when the planimetered map was made.

 

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