06758500 SOUTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR WELDONA, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 40°19'19", long 103°55'17", in SW14SW14 sec.7, T.4 N., R.58 W., Morgan County, Hydrologic Unit 10190003, on left bank 500 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 144, 2.8 mi southeast of Weldona, and 4.2 mi upstream from Bijou Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--13,190 mi2 (revised).
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1952 to current year. Statistical summary computed for 1976 to current year, subsequent to completion of Chatfield Dam. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/inventory/?site_no=06758500
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1710: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Datum of gage is 4,307.80 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to May 2, 1991, gage located 100 ft upstream, at same datum.
REMARKS.--Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by transmountain and transbasin diversions, storage reservoirs, power developments, ground-water withdrawals, and diversions for irrigation, and return flow from irrigated areas.
COOPERATION.--Records collected and computed by Colorado Division of Water Resources and reviewed by Geological Survey.
a Average discharge for 22 years (water years 1953-74), 572 ft3/s; 414,400 acre-ft/yr, prior to completion of Chatfield Dam.