Near Dixon in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Rio Grande Gaging Station
U.S. Geological Survey
—Established 1889 —
U.S. Geological Survey
Location. 36° 11.045′ N, 105° 58.78′ W. Marker is near Dixon, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 68, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. 1.98 miles south of Embudo Station, 1.2 miles north of Velarde. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon NM 87527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Velarde (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 5.8 miles away); Santa Cruz (approx. 9 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 10.3 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 10.3 miles away); Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 10.3 miles away); Pilar (approx. 12.1 miles away); Dominguez Escalante Trail (approx. 12.5 miles away).
More about this marker. The wooden marker is about to fall down the east bank of the Rio Grande River. The concrete centenary marker near the highway replaces it.
Regarding Rio Grande Gaging Station. The humble, nondescript wooden sign, posts rotted at ground level, about to slide into the Rio Grande and the matter-of-fact concrete pylons
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources of the United States. Click on the U.S. map on the left side of the page and zoom into the water gages in your state or locale. Most of these gaging stations are feeding satellite data feeds, tracking water levels in near real-time. You can subscribe to Water Alerts to get water level alerts on your personal digital notification device. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. USGS 08279500 Rio Grande at Embudo, NM. The modern (Submitted on July 14, 2011.)
3. About the (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility. This link has a very brief history of the United States Geological Survey, its mission, and discussion about the Embudo Station water gage and its importance in training the nation's first dozen hydrologists. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
4. The first USGS gaging station was established on the Rio Grande near Embudo, New Mexico in 1889. This links to a presentation converted to a web page. It's a first historical mention of the Embudo Station gage, linking to another slide discussing the importance of the Embudo Station gage, John Wesley Powell's involvement, irrigation in the West, and a picture of the first dozen hydrologist trainees of the United States of America. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
5. Common water measurements. The measurements made and analyzed by practicing water scientists and those aspiring to knowledge in water science. (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
6. USGS Multimedia Gallery. The latest trend in earth science is the web cam. This page links to Geological Survey web cams, many related to water resources. View the data graph on the live water page, watch the water (Submitted on July 16, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
7. Celebrating the First USGS Streamgage. One hundred twenty-five years on the Rio Grande (Submitted on August 19, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
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