USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
08275500 RIO GRANDE DEL RANCHO NEAR TALPA, NM
LOCATION - Lat 36°18'11.17", long 105°34'51.61" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Taos County, NM, Hydrologic Unit 13020101, in Carson National Forest, Rancho Del Rio Grande Grant, on right bank 1.6 mi downstream from Rito de la Olla (loca11y known as Pot Creek), 3.2 mi south of Talpa, 4.1 mi upstream from Rio Chiquito, and at mile 6.7. In 2002 the gage was again moved .2 mi. downstream from previous site and is now 1.8 mi downstream from Rio de la Olla, 3.4 mi south of Talpa, 3.9 mi upstream from Rio Chiquito, and at mile 6.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 83 mi², approximately.
PERIOD OF RECORD -
October 1952 to September 1982, October 1983 to September 1982 (annual maximum only), October 1985 to current year. Prior to October 1955, published as "Rio Grande del Rancho near Taos," and October 1955 to September 1960, as "Rio Grande del Ranchos near Talpa.
Station discontinued Oct 1, 1982. Station restarted Oct 1, 1985. Station moved October 30, 2002, approximately 1/4 mile downstream of old site.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry. Elevation of gage is 7,240 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Nov. 11, 1952, nonrecording gage at site 1,035 ft downstream at lower datum. Nov. 11, 1952, to Nov. 5, 1968, water-stage recorder at site 1,000 ft downstream at lower datum. Nov. 6, 1968, to Aug. 28, 1980, water-stage recorder at present site on left bank at same datum.