USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
07106300 FOUNTAIN CREEK NEAR PINON, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°25'46", long 104°35'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.06, T.19 S., R.64 W., Pueblo County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 11020003, near right bank on downstream side of Pace Road bridge, 0.6 mi southeast of Pinon, and 1.8 mi upstream from Steele Hollow Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 865 mi².
- WDR-US-2006: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1973 to current year. Low-flow records may not be equivalent prior to October 1995, as a result of varying underflow (diversion system) entering between the sites.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 4,990 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Apr. 10, 1973 to Apr. 22, 1976, nonrecording gage, and Apr. 23, 1976 to Sept. 30, 1995, water-stage recorder at site 1.4 mi upstream at different datum. Oct. 1, 1995 to Oct. 6, 2004, at various locations within 70 ft downstream from underflow mouth, 0.9 mi upstream, at datum 16.62 ft higher (see Water Science Center office for full location history). Prior to May 21, 2016, at datum 5.00 ft lower.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 19,800 ft³/s, June 16, 2015, from rating curve extended above 13,400 ft³/s, gage height, 8.28 ft, from gage readings.