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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
10310000 West Fork Carson River At Woodfords, CA
LOCATION - Lat 38°46'11", long 119°49'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.34, T.11 N., R.19 E., Alpine County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050201, in Toiyabe National Forest, on left bank, 0.3 mi downstream from bridge on State Highway 88-89, 0.6 mi southwest of Woodfords, 3.8 mi downstream from Willow Creek, and 21.2 mi from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 65.4 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NV-79-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Oct. 1900 to May 1907, 1910-11 (fragmentary), Oct. 1938 to current year. Jan. 1890 to Mar. 1892, Jun. 1907 to Sep. 1920 (except parts of 1910-11), at site 0.7 mi downstream; records not equivalent owing to diversions for irrigation.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 5,754.5 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Oct. 01, 1938, nonrecording gage at about the same site at different datum. Oct. 01, 1938, to Nov. 11, 1958, water-stage recorder at same site at datum 1.02 ft lower. Nov. 13, 1958, to Jan. 30, 1963, water-stage recorder at site 150 ft downstream at datum 3.06 ft lower. Jan. 1997 flood, channel changed course upstream and existing site unusable. Gage moved 200 ft upstream Mar. 1997 at same datum.
REMARKS - One small diversion above station for irrigation. Flow slightly regulated by several small reservoirs, total capacity, about 1,500 acre-ft.  10/01/2013-09/30/2014: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Records good. 10/01/2015-09/30/2016: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2016-09/30/2017: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2017-09/30/2018: Records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2018-09/30/2019: Records poor. 10/01/2019-09/30/2020: Records fair except for estimated discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2020-09/30/2021: Records poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 11, 1937, reached a stage of 8.0 ft, at different datum, from floodmarks, discharge, 3,500 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 8,100 ft³/s, Jan. 01, 1997, gage height, 15.36 ft (present location); minimum daily, 5.3 ft³/s, Sep. 02, 1997.