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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
11404500 North Fork Feather River at Pulga, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°47'40", long 121°27'02" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.06, T.22 N., R.5 E., Butte County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020121, Plumas National Forest, on left bank between railroad and highway bridges, 0.6 mi downstream from Flea Valley Creek and Pulga, and 1.6 mi downstream from Poe Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,953 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 931: 1938 (instantaneous maximum discharge), 1940. WSP 1515: 1935. WDR CA-77-4: 1976 (yearly summaries).
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1910 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods and yearly estimates for water years 1911 and 1938, published in WSP 1315-A. Prior to October 1960, published as "at Big Bar." CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1963-66, 1972, 1977. WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 1963-83.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,305.62 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1937, at site 1.1 mi upstream at different datum. Oct. 1, 1937, to Sept. 30, 1958, at present site at datum 5.00 ft higher.
COOPERATION - Records were collected by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2107.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake, Butt Valley Reservoir (stations 11399000, 11403500, and 11401050, respectively), Mountain Meadows Reservoir, and five forebays, combined capacity, 1,386,000 acre-ft. Diversion through Poe Powerplant began on May 29, 1958. See schematic diagrams of North Fork Feather River and South Fork Feather River Basins available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 105,400 ft³/s, Jan. 1, 1997, gage height, 41.65 ft, from rating curve extended above 32,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope area measurement of peak discharge; minimum daily, 5.4 ft³/s, Sept. 18, 1977.