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Surface Water Conditions in the Douglas Basin

Streamflow data, including average seasonal flow, average annual flow and other information is shown in Table 3.5-2.  This basin does not contain Flood ALERT equipment.  Reservoir and stockpond data, including maximum storage or maximum surface area, are shown in Table 3.5-3.   The location of streamflow gages, using the USGS number, and USGS runoff contours are shown on Figure 3.5-4.  Descriptions of stream, reservoir and stockpond data sources and methods are found in Volume 1, Appendix A.  Additional information on surface water in this basin can be found in Section 3.5.5 - Perennial/Intermittent Streams and Springs and Section 3.0.2 Surface Water Hydrology. Where available, the header for each section provides a link to the data web site.  

Streamflow Data

  • Refer to Table 3.5-2.
  • Data from one real-time station located at Whitewater Draw are shown on the table and on Figure 3.5-4.

  • The average seasonal flow is highest in the Summer (July-September) and lowest in the Winter (January-March) and Spring (April-June).

  • Maximum annual flow was 22,304 acre-feet in 1955 and minimum annual flow was 232 acre-feet in 1980. 

  • Refer to Table 3.5-3.
  • Surface water is stored or could be stored in three small reservoirs in the basin.
  • There are 254 registered stockponds in this basin.

Runoff Contour

  • Refer to Figure 3.5-4.
  • Average annual runoff varies from 0.2 inches per year, or 10.66 acre-feet per square mile, east and north of Whitewater Draw to one inch per year, or 53.3 acre-feet per square mile, west of Whitewater Draw.

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Douglas Basin

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Click for Table 3.5-3 Reservoirs and Stockponds in the Douglas Basin

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