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Water-Year Summary for Site 10258500

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Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
10258500 Palm Canyon Creek near Palm Springs, CA
LOCATION - Lat 33°44'42", long 116°32'05" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.11, T.5 S., R.4 E., Riverside County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18100201, on right bank, 0.8 mi upstream from Murray Canyon Creek, and 6 mi south of Palm Springs.
DRAINAGE AREA - 93.1 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1314: 1936 (instantaneous maximum discharge). WDR CA-88-1: Drainage area. WRD US-2010: 2010.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1930 to January 1942, October 1947 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 700 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Jan. 14, 1942, at datum 0.2 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, 7,000 ft³/s, Feb. 21, 1980, gage height, 7.29 ft, from rating curve extended above 650 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurements at gage heights 6.38 ft and 6.81 ft; no flow for several months in most years.