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Water-Year Summary for Site 09418500

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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
09418500 Meadow Valley Wash Near Caliente, NV
LOCATION - Lat 37°33'30.16", long 114°33'47" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.35, T.4 S., R.66 E., Lincoln County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 15010013, on right bank, 0.5 mi east of Etna, 4.5 mi southwest of Caliente, and 6 mi downstream from Clover Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,670 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Jan. 1951 to Sep. 1960, Nov. 1964 to Sep. 1983, Oct. 1984 to Jan. 2005, and April 2005 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 4,200 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, by barometer. Prior to Jun. 16, 1955, at site 1.8 mi downstream at different datum. Prior to Oct. 29, 1998 at site 3.0 mi downstream at different datum. Site moved back to the pre 1998 site in Apr. 2005, after the gage was destroyed in flood Jan. 2005.
REMARKS - Several diversions for irrigation above station.  10/01/2013-09/30/2014: No estimated daily discharges. Records fair except for flows over 30 ft³/s, which are poor.  10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Records poor.  10/01/2015-09/30/2016: Records poor.  10/01/2016-09/30/2017: Records poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 8,000 ft³/s, Jan. 10, 2005, gage height 23.36 ft (datum then in use); no flow at times, some years.