Embudo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Embudo Stream-Gaging Station
Established in 1888
Site of the first United States Geological Survey training center for hydrographers. Those trained here made some of the earliest hydrological studies in the nation, leading to stream-gaging of many streams throughout the country, and thus providing important evaluations of the nation's surface water resources.
Erected by State of New Mexico.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 36° 12.812′ N, 105° 55.811′ W. Marker is in Embudo, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on State Road 68, 1.1 miles west of State Road 75, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a pull-out on the north side of the highway, overlooking the Rio Grande. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Embudo NM 87531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Grande Gaging Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); Velarde (approx. 3½ miles away); Pilar (approx. 8.7 miles Santa Cruz (approx. 9 miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 9 miles away); Maria Ramita Simbola Martinez "Summer Harvest" (1884-1969) (approx. 11 miles away); Las Trampas (approx. 11.2 miles away); William J. Klauer (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rio Grande Gaging Station
Also see . . .
1. Embudo Stream Gauging Station. Wikipedia entry:
By early March 1889, the camp hosted 21 residents, including 15 students. The training period ended in April 1889 with ten of the students taking on hydrographer positions in the Irrigation Survey. Stream measurements were continued by the local railroad agent until 1904 and were then discontinued. The USGS resumed operation of the stream gauging station in July 1931. (Submitted on April 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Embudo, New Mexico Stream Guaging (sic) station. American Society of Civil Engineers website entry:
The stream gauging system at Embudo, New Mexico, the first of its kind undertaken, led to the development of techniques that have been used extensively to collect essential data for water resources projects, land use, and urban planning. (Submitted on April 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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