07119500 APISHAPA RIVER NEAR FOWLER, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 38°05'28", long 103°58'52", in SE14NW14 sec.35, T.22 S., R.59 W., Otero Country, Hydrologic Unit 11020007, on left bank on downstream side of bridge on county road HH.5, 3.5 mi southeast of Fowler, and 5.4 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--1,125 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1922 to September 1925, May 1939 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1311. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/inventory/?site_no=07119500
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 957: 1939, 1941. WSP 1117: Drainage area. WSP 1241: 1923(M). WRD Colo. 1974: 1973(M).
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gages. Elevation of gage is 4,317.05 ft above NGVD of 1929. See WSP 1711 or 1731 for history of changes prior to May 27, 1939. May 27, 1939 to July 30, 1940, at different datum. July 30, 1940 to Sept. 30, 1985, at site on right bank at datum 2.0 ft higher. Sept. 30, 1985 to July 2, 2002, at site on right bank at same datum.
REMARKS.--Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by erosion-control and livestock-watering reservoirs, diversions for irrigation, ground-water withdrawals, return flows from irrigated areas, and waste-water flows from Oxford Farmers Co. and Rocky Ford Highline canals. Several measurements of specific conductance and water temperature were obtained and are published in the "Supplemental Water-Quality Data For Gaging Stations" section of this report.
b From slope-area measurement of peak flow at site 2 mi upstream from present site, caused by failure of Apishapa Dam 31 mi upstream.