Rainbow Wash - ID # 6953

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GAGE ID HISTORY

ID Elevation of
Instrument
in Gage Height
Elevation of
Instrument
in Datum
Period
       
6953 0.07 feet 900.13 feet NAVD 1988 11/06/2000 -- Current

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SITE DATA

STATUS Active
LOCATION Located on SR85 about 10 miles south of Buckeye
DRAINAGE AREA 18.3 mi2
STREAM TYPE Natural Stream
JURISDICTION Maricopa County, Arizona
WATERSHED Gillespie
SECTION/TOWNSHIP/RANGE S23 T2S R4W
LATITUDE N 33° 14' 08.0"  |  +33.23556
LONGITUDE W 112° 38' 21.0"  |  -112.63917
ARIZONA STATE PLANE E 479082  | N 813998
USGS QUAD SHEET Cotton Center NW 7.5-Minute
STREAMGAGE INSTALLATION DATE 11/06/2000 - WY 2001
PERIOD OF AVAILABLE DATA RECORD 11/06/2000 - Current
LENGTH OF AVAILABLE DATA RECORD (AS OF 10/01/2018) 17.90 Years | 6,538 Days
GAPS (> 2 DAYS) IN RECORD None
STAGE GAGE TYPE Pressure Transducer
STAGE GAGE ELEVATION 0.07 feet Gage Height
STAFF GAGES 0
CREST STAGE GAGES 1
ZERO GAGE HEIGHT ELEVATION 900.06 feet NAVD 1988
POINT OF ZERO FLOW 0.1 feet Gage Height
EXTREME FOR PERIOD OF RECORD 7,500 cfs | 8.20 feet | 09/08/2014

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TRAVEL TIMES

To Old US80, about 5.3 miles downstream
Discharge (cfs) Gage Height (feet) Time (hours)
250 1.64 2.5
500 2.60 1.9
1,000 3.71 1.5
2,000 4.73 1.2

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BRIEF RATING

Current Rating = #3 - Applied since 10/01/2009
Gage
Height
(feet)
Discharge
(cfs)
Gage
Height
(feet)
Discharge
(cfs)
0.0 0 3.0 930
1.0 85 3.5 1,340
1.5 220 4.0 1,700
2.0 400 4.5 2,200
2.5 670 5.0 2,700

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WATER YEAR PEAKS

Water
Year
Peak
Gage Height
(feet)
Peak
Discharge
(cfs)
Date of
Peak
2020      
2019      
2018 None 0 None
2017 4.23 1,921 07/24/2017
2016 3.17 1,060 10/06/2015
2015 1.14 117 08/27/2015
2014 8.2 7,500 09/08/2014
2013 0.62 39 08/29/2013
2012 5.00 2,695 08/21/2012
2011 2.12 458 07/05/2011
2010 3.64 1,625 07/29/2010
2009 1.75 264 11/27/2008
2008 3.24 735 08/07/2008
2007 1.45 223 07/25/2007
2006 1.77 271 08/10/2006
2005 4.60 1,827 08/09/2005
2004 1.73 262 04/02/2004
2003 0.82 119 01/08/2003
2002 1.65 251 09/07/2002
2001 4.90 2,350 10/22/2000

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RUNOFF EVENT HISTORY

Date of
Peak
Time of
Peak
Runoff
Start
Runoff
End
Duration
(hours)
Peak
Stage
(feet GH)
Peak
Discharge
(CFS)
Water
Year
View a Plot of These Data
               
08/09/2017 11:15 08/09/2017 08:45 08/09/2017 11:46 3.0 1.07 100 2017
08/08/2017 12:31 08/08/2017 08:50 08/08/2017 18:00 9.2 2.94 897 2017
08/07/2017 14:10 08/07/2017 08:54 08/07/2017 15:04 6.2 1.32 163 2017
07/29/2017 18:59 07/29/2017 18:28 07/29/2017 20:45 2.3 0.94 77 2017
07/24/2017 10:55 07/24/2017 09:48 07/24/2017 13:38 3.8 4.23 1,921 2017
09/07/2016 09:08 09/07/2016 06:18 09/07/2016 11:38 5.3 1.52 226 2016
09/07/2016 06:44 09/07/2016 06:18 09/07/2016 11:38 5.3 2.14 468 2016
07/01/2016 19:29 07/01/2016 18:56 07/01/2016 23:14 4.3 2.74 790 2016
01/07/2016 09:50 01/07/2016 08:24 01/07/2016 13:48 5.4 0.80 59 2016
10/29/2015 16:58 10/29/2015 16:55 10/29/2015 21:02 4.2 0.40 18 2016
10/06/2015 14:50 10/06/2015 13:30 10/06/2015 17:42 4.2 3.17 1,060 2016
08/27/2015 19:06 08/27/2015 19:04 08/27/2015 21:06 2.0 1.14 117 2015
09/27/2014 20:07 09/27/2014 19:59 09/28/2014 02:38 6.7 2.37 592 2014
09/27/2014 14:31 09/27/2014 13:16 09/27/2014 19:28 6.2 3.24 1,120 2014
09/08/2014   Data Unavailable Data Unavailable   8.20 7,500 2014
08/25/2014 22:51 08/25/2014 22:42 08/26/2014 01:51 3.2 1.92 368 2014
08/21/2015 20:01 08/21/2014 19:32 08/21/2014 23:47 4.3 2.44 637 2014
07/14/2014 01:24 07/13/2014 23:59 07/14/2014 03:07 3.1 1.22 136 2014
11/22/2013 05:27 11/22/2013 05:23 11/22/2013 07:32 2.2 0.30 10 2014
08/29/2013 19:02 08/29/2013 18:57 08/29/2013 21:21 2.4 0.62 39 2013
07/21/2013 11:05 07/21/2013 10:55 07/21/2013 12:55 2.0 0.52 29 2013
08/22/2012 16:04 08/22/2012 14:50 08/22/2012 19:20 4.5 4.24 1,936 2012
08/21/2012 20:54 08/21/2012 20:23 08/22/2012 02:41 6.3 5.00 2,695 2012
08/17/2012 02:58 08/17/2012 01:55 08/17/2012 09:02 7.1 2.30 550 2012
07/14/2012 08:55 07/14/2012 08:36 07/14/2012 10:50 2.2 0.62 39 2012
07/30/2011 20:25 07/30/2011 20:14 07/30/2011 23:07 2.9 0.57 34 2010
07/05/2011 22:37 07/05/2011 22:16 07/06/2011 10:07 11.9 2.12 458 2010
08/27/2010 07:29 08/27/2010 07:23 08/27/2010 10:53 3.5 1.72 293 2010
08/17/2010 22:23 08/17/2010 22:24 08/18/2010 01:58 3.6 1.67 275 2010
07/29/2010 03:21 07/29/2010 02:51 07/29/2010 06:55 4.1 3.64 1,625 2010
03/07/2010 19:00 03/07/2010 18:51 03/07/2010 19:50 1.0 0.37 27 2010
02/28/2010 01:11 02/28/2010 00:48 02/28/2010 07:44 6.9 1.92 368 2010
01/21/2010 21:39 01/21/2010 17:42 01/22/2010 02:40 9.0 2.33 570 2010
01/19/2010 20:02 01/19/2010 19:01 01/20/2010 00:15 5.2 0.67 81 2010
08/13/2009 05:46 08/13/2009 05:44 08/13/2009 08:20 2.6 0.67 81 2009
07/21/2009 22:48 07/21/2009 22:27 07/22/2009 01:18 2.9 0.94 145 2009
11/27/2008 02:31 11/27/2008 02:18 11/27/2008 08:23 6.1 1.75 264 2009
08/29/2008 00:51 08/28/2008 23:22 08/29/2008 07:35 8.2 0.94 145 2008
08/26/2008 02:54 08/26/2008 02:36 08/26/2008 07:35 5.0 0.67 81 2008
08/07/2008 22:10 08/07/2008 20:29 08/08/2008 08:08 11.7 3.24 735 2008
07/13/2008 16:34 07/13/2008 16:32 07/13/2008 21:03 4.5 0.69 86 2008
07/25/2007 14:12 07/25/2007 13:46 07/25/2007 18:05 4.3 1.45 223 2007
08/12/2006 01:46 08/12/2006 01:23 08/12/2006 09:05 7.7 1.47 227 2006
08/10/2006 19:50 08/10/2006 19:31 08/11/2006 03:05 7.6 1.77 271 2006
04/27/2006 17:32 04/27/2006 17:26 04/27/2006 19:56 2.5 0.57 68 2006
08/09/2005 18:32 08/09/2005 18:08 08/10/2005 03:14 9.1 4.60 1,827 2005
07/23/2005 01:08 07/23/2005 00:34 07/23/2005 09:16 8.7 1.25 196 2005
02/23/2005 23:33 02/23/2005 22:30 02/24/2005 10:24 11.9 1.12 178 2005
02/20/2005 03:42 02/20/2005 01:22 02/20/2005 12:23 11.0 0.80 113 2005
02/19/2005 00:50 02/19/2005 00:45 02/19/2005 06:21 5.6 0.65 82 2005
01/04/2005 14:54 01/04/2005 06:07 01/04/2005 22:47 16.7 0.93 142 2005
01/03/2005 20:48 01/03/2005 20:45 01/04/2005 04:18 7.6 0.55 63 2005
11/22/2004 05:30 11/22/2004 05:28 11/22/2004 10:45 5.3 0.77 108 2005
11/12/2004 19:35 11/12/2004 19:33 11/13/2004 04:45 9.2 1.23 192 2005
07/27/2004 20:01 07/27/2004 19:58 07/27/2004 23:49 3.8 0.80 113 2004
07/26/2004 04:21 07/26/2004 03:56 07/26/2004 06:56 3.0 0.57 68 2004
07/14/2004 04:21 07/14/2004 03:16 07/14/2004 09:56 6.7 1.67 255 2004
04/02/2004 16:41 04/02/2004 16:11 04/03/2004 00:56 8.8 1.73 262 2004
02/25/2003 21:29 02/25/2003 19:04 02/26/2003 04:18 9.2 0.65 82 2003
01/08/2003 14:47 01/08/2003 14:37 01/09/2003 02:37 12.0 0.82 119 2003
10/26/2002 14:18 10/26/2002 14:13 10/26/2002 19:53 5.7 0.80 113 2003
09/07/2002 18:33 09/07/2002 17:18 09/08/2002 02:18 9.0 1.65 251 2002
08/17/2001 03:43 08/17/2001 02:32 08/17/2001 15:02 12.5 2.38 648 2001
07/06/2001 12:18 07/06/2001 12:10 07/06/2001 16:54 4.7 0.80 96 2001
03/07/2001 17:32 03/07/2001 17:31 03/07/2001 22:13 4.7 0.43 37 2001

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FLOOD FLOW FREQUENCY

Flood Flow Frequency
Based on HECWRC implementation of Bulletin 17B, n=18 2001-2018
Magnitude and Probability of Instantaneous Peak Flow  |  Discharge, in cfs, for indicated Recurrence Interval
***NOTE: Flood Flow Frequency data are for information only and should not be considered valid for regulation***
2-year 5-year 10-year 20-year 50-year 100-year
513 1,690 3,120 5,150 9,020 13,100

Flood Flow Frequency
Based on FEMA Flood Insurance Study
Magnitude and Probability of Instantaneous Peak Flow  |  Discharge, in cfs, for indicated Recurrence Interval
100-year
7,124


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CREST STAGE GAGES

Crest Gage Number Pin Elevation
(Feet, Gage Height)
Additional Information
1 0.65 Located near transducer

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