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Digital Flow Data from Drains, Canals, Laterals, Waste-Way Discharges, and Stream Gaging Stations along the Rio Grande


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Tarar, A.M., Blatchford, D.B., and Belcher, W.R., 2018, Digital Flow Data from Drains, Canals, Laterals, Waste-Way Discharges, and Stream Gaging Stations along the Rio Grande: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset represents a partial record of Rio Grande time-series flow data from locations in Dona Ana County and Sierra County, New Mexico; El Paso County and Hudspeth County, Texas; and Chihuahua, Mexico. Records from 1908 to 2010 are presented from 79 sources consisting of 11 drains, 8 canals, 6 laterals, 34 waste-ways, and 20 stream gaging stations. In 2015 the US Geological Survey obtained scanned original paper documentation from the Bureau of Reclamation El Paso Field Office and electronic Lotus 123 files of flow records from the Bureau of Reclamation Upper Colorado Region. These records were digitized and transcribed into Excel files. This data release consists of both the Excel files containing daily, monthly, and yearly [...]


Originator :
Afan M Tarar, Douglas B Blatchford, Wayne R Belcher
Metadata Contact :
Afan M Tarar
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Nevada Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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This data set was created as part of a U.S. Geological Survey study done in cooperation with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to identify data gaps of the Rio Grande flow record and to digitize existing data sets. The intended uses of this data set include, but are not limited to, analytical and numerical modeling, graphical analyses, and visualization applications.


Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Users are advised to read the data set's metadata thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations.



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Bureau of Reclamation, El Paso Field Office; Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Services Center, Denver, Colorado; Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region, Boulder City, Nevada; USGS New Mexico Water Science Center; Nevada Water Science Center. On August 6, 2018 the title of this data release was changed from "...Waste Water Dischargers..." to "...Waste-Way Discharges..."

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7H41Q89

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