DCEW Site: Con1West
Location (Lat/Long): 43.7184233, -116.1374192
Elevation: 1347 m
Reporting Since: 2004
Site Notes: Confluence 1 West is on an unnamed tributary draining southeastward from the northwest ridgeline of Dry Creek Experimental Watershed to Dry Creek, proximal to measurement site Con1E. This site provides continuous in-stream water level. On site measurement of stream discharge compared against site staff gauge height provides a current rating curve validated or updated numerous times annually. This rating curve is used to output continuous discharge data. Water samples have been collected at this site for analysis at weekly to monthly intervals since 2004, initially for major items and more recently to include cations and oxygen isotopes. Stream flow at this site is intermittent with zero flow typically occurring mid July to mid October.