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Water-Year Summary for Site 09408135

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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
09408135 VIRGIN RIVER ABOVE QUAIL CREEK, NEAR HURRICANE, UT
LOCATION - Lat 37°11'33", long 113°21'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.30, T.41 S., R.13 W., Washington County, UT, Hydrologic Unit 15010008, Bureau of Land Management, on right bank, 2.5 mi upstream of Quail Creek, 3.6 mi northwest of Hurricane, and 4.4 mi upstream of State Highway 9 bridge.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,314 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1989 to September 1990, April 1992 to September 1993, April 2004 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 2,822.43 ft. above NAVD of 1988 from a Level II GNSS survey conducted on February 9, 2021. February 15, 1989 to September 30, 1990 at site 1.0 mi downstream; April 9, 1992 to September 30, 1993 at site 2.0 mi downstream; April 29, 2004 to Mar. 19, 2007 at site 0.2 mi downstream; all at different datums.
REMARKS - Records generally fair except estimated discharges which are fair to poor. Since 1985, flow diverted about 11 mi upstream into a pipeline that feeds Quail Creek Reservoir (capacity 40,000 acre-feet), an off-stream reservoir 2.5 mi downstream of gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 21,200 ft³/s, Jan 10, 2005, gage height, 20.93 ft, datum then in use, from rating curve extended above 1,120 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement; minimum daily discharge, 20 ft³/s, Jul 25, 26, 27, 1990.