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Streamflow Measurement, Pinto Creek, AZ (Jan 2010)

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Mike Sanders: Pinto Creek at Miami. Pretty much what we’re seeing all week at all the sites. We get to tracks about half a mile from the gage, took the quads to about two tenths of a mile, climbed along this bank on the right bank to get in.

Mike’s over there digging out the orifice line and CSG. He is just communicating but the orifice line was silted in and fainting, so we’re going to clear that out and try to get a draft in here for one that recedes.

Its snow last night, got rained on, that’s what this is. It’s moving about almost 5 feet per second in the middle. There’s a CSG. Right there you can see the top of it. We’re going to get a read or confirm that one over the top and still standing. A CSG on the well right here.

Speaker: Mike!

Mike Sanders: Yeah!

Speaker: It has a little elbow bar residue.

Mike Sanders: Yeah! Might have an elbow.

Speaker: What you got?

Mike Sanders: The CSG is over the top. Right here, could see the debris higher.

Stage doesn’t appear to be rising which is good because we don’t need any more water coming down this river. We’re still going to get out of here.


Title: Streamflow Measurement, Pinto Creek, AZ (Jan 2010)

Description: USGS streamgagers, Mike Sanders, Arthur Rees, and Mike Schilling, are servicing the Pinto Creek near Miami, Arizona streamflow gaging station and making a streamflow measurement on January 28, 2010. Flow was measured to be 207 cubic feet per second (CFS) on the 28th but peaked earlier on the 22nd at an estimated 7,400 cfs. Debris from the flood flow can be seen in trees and on the over bank areas.

Location: Miami, AZ, USA

Date Taken: 1/28/2010

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Video Producer: U.S. Geological Survey

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