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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
10258000 Tahquitz Creek near Palm Springs, CA
LOCATION - Lat 33°48'18", long 116°33'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.22, T.4 S., R.4 E., Riverside County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18100201, 2 mi southwest of Palm Springs, and 4 mi upstream from confluence with Palm Canyon Wash.
DRAINAGE AREA - 16.9 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1244: 1948, 1951. WDR CA-88-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1947 to September 1982, October 1983 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 762.5 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Riverside County Flood Control District). Prior to Aug. 25, 1970, at datum 2.00 ft higher.
REMARKS - No regulation or diversion upstream from station. See schematic diagram of Salton Sea Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,900 ft³/s, Nov. 22, 1965, Jan. 25, 1969, gage height, 12.34 ft, from rating curve extended above 70 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurements at gage heights 10.45 and 12.34 ft, maximum gage height, 15.78 ft, Sept. 7, 1981, from debris wave produced by thunderstorm following a brushfire; no flow for parts of most years.