Site ID: 2572 Lat. 32.3522 USA 0
River: Santa Cruz Long. -111.0950
Site name: 0 Contributing area: 8650 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 0.95
Latest measurement: 10-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 8 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year: 23 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.07 Seven day total: 0 mm
Estimated current discharge: 5 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 156.7 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 10 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 9 m3/sec (from Gumbel Extreme Value analysis)
Comparison Station Information:  #    USGS 09486500 SANTA CRUZ RIVER AT CORTARO, AZ   Contributing Area: 3503 sq mi 9073 sq km
(Data from this gaging station are used for the calibration to discharge, with an adjustment for different contributing areas)
Notes: Rating equation is based on daily discharge values for spring, 2008. Entrenched channel, site does not exhibit strong response to flooding; discharge information is unreliable
Discharge and runoff, based on satellite remote sensing (NASA AMSR-E data)
(For U.S, sites, nearby ground station discharge may also be shown)
2008-Present
2002-Present
Annual  Monthly Total Runoff (mm), computed from above satellite-based discharge data
Runoff
(mm) Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
0 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
0 2003 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
0 2004 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
14 2005 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.2 1.9 0.2 0.0 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.6
7 2006 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 0.0 0.0
21 2007 1.9 1.3 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.6
23 2008 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0
22 2009 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7
Discharge is estimated directly via a rating equation from the remote sensing data (M/C ratio) shown below.
Explanation:   Green line records upwelling microwave emission from a land parcel (ca 10 km x 10 km) near the river; blue line from a parcel centered over the river.
Brown line is their ratio (M/C; scale on right) and is used to estimate river discharge via a rating equation.
Rating equations are being developed and applied on an individual basis. For calibration status, see "notes" entry, above.
When data above show calibration site values lower than for the measurement site, discharge estimation may not be possible.
GoogleEarth View of Measurement Site
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