Early Notification Gages

Location of Early Notification Gages

Just above the confluence, stormwater gages in Los Alamos and Pueblo canyons have cell phone notification systems that automatically notify Buckman Diversion Project of stormwater flowing into the Rio Grande. The Project can then choose to temporarily discontinue water intake from the Rio Grande.

Gage E109.9: Below confluence of Los Alamos, Pueblo and Guaje Canyons Gage E060.1: Pueblo Canyon Gage E050.1: Los Alamos Canyon

Gage E050.1: Los Alamos Canyon
Gage E050.1: Los Alamos Canyon

Gage E060.1: Pueblo Canyon
Gage E060.1: Pueblo Canyon

Gage E109.9: Below confluence of Los Alamos, Pueblo and Guaje Canyons
Gage E109.9: Below confluence of Los Alamos, Pueblo and Guaje Canyons

A few flows per year make it from LANL property into the Rio Grande.

Fact Check » «

Every year, a few storms produce enough runoff on LANL land to reach the Rio Grande. As you can see from the table below, the biggest runoff does not originate on LANL property, but from canyons to the north such as Guaje.

Date E050.1 Discharge (cfs)
Los Alamos Canyon
E109.9 Discharge (cfs)
San Ildefonso Gage
Non-LANL storm water source
8/19/2011 3 3 0
8/21/2011 75 610 535
8/22/2011 91 95 4
9/4/2011 - 9/5/2011 188 632 444
9/7/2011 11 61 50
9/10/2011 15 70 55
9/15/2011 - 9/16/2011 11 8 -
10/4/2011 6 13 -

 



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