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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.)  
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Mean,Min.)  
00400 pH(Min.,Max.,Med.)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Min.,Med.,Max.)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
09152500 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION, CO
LOCATION - Lat 38°59'00", long 108°27'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.14, T.2 S., R.1 E., Mesa County, CO, Hydrologic Unit 14020005, on right bank 180 ft upstream from bridge on State Highway 141, 0.4 mi downstream from Whitewater Creek, 0.5 mi south of Whitewater, and 8 mi southeast of Grand Junction.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,923 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-US-2011: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1894 to December 1895 (gage heights only), October 1896 to September 1899, October 1901 to October 1906 (published as "at Whitewater"), October 1916 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1313.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder with satellite telemetry and crest-stage gages. Datum of gage is 4,628.12 ft above NGVD of 1929. See WSP 1733 or 1924 for history of changes prior to October 1959.
REMARKS - Water year 2014; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2015; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2016; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2017; records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2018; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2019; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2020; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Water year 2021; records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records show flow that enters Colorado River from Gunnison River Basin except for about 60 ft³/s diverted downstream from gage during irrigation season. Natural flow of river affected by diversions for irrigation of about 233,000 acres upstream from station, storage reservoirs, and return flow from irrigated lands.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 35,700 ft³/s, May 23, 1920, from rating curve extended above 22,000 ft³/s, gage height, 14.95 ft, site and datum then in use.
Water-Data Report 2019
09152500 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION, CO -- Continued
DISCHARGE, CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
YEAR 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
DAILY MEAN VALUES
[e, Value has been estimated.]
Day Oct
 2018
11,140
21,270
31,550
41,430
51,420
61,350
71,450
81,420
91,520
101,510
111,680
121,640
131,430
141,230
151,200
161,220
171,220
181,210
191,210
201,220
211,190
221,180
231,210
241,240
251,270
261,280
271,270
281,250
291,250
301,270
311,340
Total41,070
Mean1,325
Max1680
Min1140
Ac-ft81,460
Day Nov
2018
11,360
21,520
31,200
41,090
51,060
61,040
71,020
8989
9966
10947
11925
12947
13922
14901
15912
16983
17924
18913
19919
20883
21870
22867
23870
24892
25889
26851
27825
28824
29903
30887
 -- 
Total29,099
Mean970
Max1520
Min824
Ac-ft57,720
Day Dec
2018
1894
2878
3841
4840
5835
6816
7842
8858
9843
10824
11804
12798
13813
14786
15776
16774
17786
18792
19795
20794
21775
22770
23772
24767
25787
26822
27825
28789
29771
30742
31e721
Total24,930
Mean804
Max894
Min721
Ac-ft49,450
Day Jan
2019
1e646
2e533
3e549
4e697
5e766
6803
7e824
8e789
9e754
10e807
11828
12e751
13e792
14e830
15e784
16736
17750
18747
19754
20722
21716
22725
23703
24697
25694
26699
27688
28685
29676
30641
31640
Total22,430
Mean723
Max830
Min533
Ac-ft44,480
Day Feb
2019
1662
2671
3692
4763
5743
6803
7939
8865
9811
10831
11847
12828
13828
14851
151,010
161,110
17959
18879
19858
20847
21858
22874
23862
24836
25817
26827
27838
28870
 -- 
 -- 
 -- 
Total23,580
Mean842
Max1110
Min662
Ac-ft46,770
Day Mar
2019
1910
2967
31,090
41,090
5999
6933
71,030
81,150
91,140
101,030
11963
121,000
131,630
141,430
151,120
161,010
17980
18977
19980
20999
21997
221,090
231,100
241,070
251,060
261,030
271,040
281,140
291,300
301,350
311,210
Total33,820
Mean1,091
Max1630
Min910
Ac-ft67,070
Day Apr
2019
11,170
21,160
31,380
41,460
51,440
61,650
71,810
81,940
92,380
102,790
112,640
122,160
131,890
141,730
151,650
161,720
172,140
182,500
192,950
203,700
213,800
223,820
234,020
244,450
254,330
264,990
275,810
286,790
296,520
309,010
 -- 
Total93,800
Mean3,127
Max9010
Min1160
Ac-ft186,000
Day May
2019
18,890
27,050
35,560
45,200
55,160
65,470
75,790
86,310
95,700
105,030
114,530
124,500
134,910
145,440
155,850
166,450
176,990
186,550
195,540
204,770
214,540
224,510
234,860
245,440
255,780
266,420
276,980
287,530
298,180
308,520
319,160
Total187,600
Mean6,052
Max9160
Min4500
Ac-ft372,100
Day Jun
2019
110,500
212,100
313,000
413,900
514,600
614,600
715,200
816,100
916,500
1015,800
1113,800
1212,600
1311,700
1411,400
1510,600
169,310
178,830
188,110
197,440
206,910
216,630
226,660
236,330
245,270
254,570
264,610
274,790
285,420
295,820
306,000
 -- 
Total299,100
Mean9,970
Max16500
Min4570
Ac-ft593,300
Day Jul
2019
16,270
26,280
35,890
45,510
55,080
64,690
74,330
84,190
94,020
103,790
114,000
123,970
133,900
143,940
153,890
163,790
173,740
183,630
193,490
203,360
213,320
223,250
233,140
243,110
253,150
263,220
274,190
284,260
294,060
303,950
314,260
Total127,700
Mean4,118
Max6280
Min3110
Ac-ft253,199
Day Aug
2019
14,200
24,200
34,130
43,970
53,980
63,850
73,360
82,940
92,590
102,450
112,430
122,480
132,340
142,280
152,190
161,790
171,720
181,730
191,710
201,600
211,590
221,600
231,600
241,620
251,620
261,620
271,540
281,530
29e1,550
30e1,620
311,490
Total73,320
Mean2,365
Max4200
Min1490
Ac-ft145,400
Day Sep
2019
11,370
21,370
31,340
41,210
51,160
61,170
71,200
81,260
91,380
101,420
111,420
121,390
131,420
141,490
151,520
161,600
171,730
181,650
191,590
201,580
211,590
221,620
231,620
241,610
251,610
261,580
271,560
281,560
291,540
301,550
 -- 
Total44,110
Mean1,470
Max1730
Min1160
Ac-ft87,490
STATISTICS OF MONTHLY MEAN DATA FOR WATER YEARS 1897 - 2019, BY WATER YEAR (WY)
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Mean 1,534 1,439 1,351 1,265 1,263 1,453 3,016 6,956 6,555 2,446 1,437 1,446
Max 3,479 3,303 3,225 3,515 3,844 4,114 9,184 18,870 19,630 11,950 3,639 4,959
(WY) (1987) (1987) (1987) (1974) (1974) (1997) (1942) (1920) (1957) (1995) (1957) (1929)
Min 268 497 500 500 500 500 580 698 577 165 153 267
(WY) (1935) (1899) (1899) (1899) (1899) (1903) (1977) (1977) (1934) (1934) (1934) (1934)
Water-Data Report 2019
09152500 GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION, CO -- Continued
SUMMARY STATISTICS
Water Year 2019 Water Years 1897 - 2019
Annual total 1,001,000                   
Annual mean 2,741          2,499         
Highest annual mean           5,187          1984
Lowest annual mean           838.3        1934
Highest daily mean 16,500          Jun 09 35,200          May 23, 1920
Lowest daily mean 533.0        Jan 02 106.0        Jul 20, 1934
Annual 7-day minimum 664.9        Dec 30 116.1        Jul 14, 1934
Maximum peak flow 17,200a         Jun 09 35,700b,a         May 23, 1920
Maximum peak stage 11.91       Jun 09 14.95       May 23, 1920
Annual runoff (cfsm) 0.346      0.318     
Annual runoff (inches) 4.70       4.31      
10 percent exceeds 6,366          5,720         
50 percent exceeds 1,420          1,420         
90 percent exceeds 775.6        730.0       
a Discharge affected by Regulation or Diversion
b Discharge is an Estimate
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