07121500 TIMPAS CREEK AT MOUTH NEAR SWINK, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 38°00'11", long 103°39'20", in NW14SW14 sec.35, T.23 S., R.56 W., Otero County, Hydrologic Unit 11020005, on right bank at downstream side of 23rd Rd. Bridge, 1.7 mi southwest of Swink, and 2.9 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--496 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--January 1922 to September 1925, March 1968 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=07121500
REVISED RECORDS.--WDR CO 76-1: 1975.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 4,120 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Jan. 1922 to Sept. 1925 at several sites downstream at different datum. Mar. 1968 to May 29, 1975, at site 140 ft downstream at datum 0.13 ft lower. May 30, 1975 to Nov. 25, 1980, at site on left bank at same datum.
REMARKS.--No estimated daily discharges. Records good. Natural flow of stream affected by erosion-control and livestock-watering reservoirs, diversions for irrigation, ground-water withdrawals, and return flows from irrigated areas and from Catlin 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.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge since at least 1922, 21,400 ft3/s, June 17, 1965, gage height unknown.
a From rating curve extended above 2,260 ft3/s on basis of contracted-opening measurement of peak flow.