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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
10324500 Rock Creek Near Battle Mountain, NV
LOCATION - Lat 40°49'49.46", long 116°35'18.03" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.17, T.34 N., R.48 E., Eureka County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 16040106, at mouth of canyon on left bank, and 22 mi northeast of Battle Mountain.
DRAINAGE AREA - 863.75 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1214: 1950 (M); WSP 1714: 1959; WDR NV-76-1: 1971 (P), 1974 (P); WDR NV-99-1: Drainage area. Elevation of gage from 10/28/1970 to 10/17/2017 was 4670 ft and was revised on 10/17/2017, based on single-base OPUS-S level 3 survey.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Mar. 1918 to Sep. 1925 (fragmentary Oct. 1923 to Apr. 1925), Mar. 1927 to May 1929 (fragmentary), Oct. 1945 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 4665.9 ft above NAVD88 from Global Navigation Satellite System survey quality level 3.  Prior to Mar. 26, 1918, nonrecording gage at site about 11 mi upstream at different datum. Mar. 26, 1918, to Oct. 28, 1970, water-stage recorder at site 0.4 mi upstream, at the following datums: at different datum Mar. 26, 1918, to Jan. 3, 1946; at datum 9.45 ft higher Jan. 4, 1946, to Jul. 23, 1964; at datum 7.35 ft higher Jul. 23, 1964, to Oct. 31, 1968; and at datum 6.34 ft higher Nov. 1, 1968, to Oct. 28, 1970.
REMARKS - Several diversions for irrigation in valleys upstream. Station is above all diversions in Boulder Flat. Flow can be affected by Willow Creek Reservoir in Squaw Valley, 30 mi upstream, usable capacity, 18,000 acre-ft.  10/01/2013-09/30/2014: Records fair except estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Records fair except estimated daily discharges, which are poor. 10/01/2015-09/30/2016: Records fair except estimated daily discharges, which are poor.  10/01/2016-09/30/2017: Records fair except estimated discharges, which are poor. 
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 4,800 ft³/s, Feb. 11, 1962, gage height, 6.89 ft; maximum gage height, 7.55 ft, Feb. 11, 2017; no flow at times during summer months in some years.