CLOSED BASIN IN SAN LUIS VALLEY, CO
08224500 KERBER CREEK ABOVE LITTLE KERBER CREEK NEAR VILLA GROVE, CO
LOCATION.--Lat 38°13'13", long 106°05'21", in SW14SE14 sec.21, T.46 N., R.8 E., Saguache County, Hydrologic Unit 13010003, on left bank 3.0 mi upstream from Little Kerber Creek, and 7 mi west of Villa Grove.
DRAINAGE AREA.--45.4 mi2 (revised).
PERIOD OF RECORD.--November 1911 to June 1912 and June 1923 to September 1926 (published as Kerber Creek near Villa Grove). May 1936 to September 1982, October 1998 to current year. Published as "at Ashley Ranch" May 1936 to September 1982 and October 1998 to September 2001. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1312. For a complete listing of historical data available for this site, see http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/inventory/?site_no=08224500
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 1312: 1943. WSP 1512: 1943.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and concrete control. Elevation of gage is 8,640 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to June 1, 1923, nonrecording gage at site 2.5 mi downstream at different datum. June 1, 1923 to Sept. 16, 1926, and May 2, 1936 to June 24, 2002, at several sites 1.5 mi upstream, at different datums.
REMARKS.--Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Natural flow of stream affected by several small 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.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage since at least 1872, that of May 14, 1941, from information by local residents.
a Water years 1983, and 1994 to 1998 data were published by the Colorado Division of Water Resources. Station was not operated during water years 1984 to 1993.