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Water year 2017: 2016-10-01 to 2017-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
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.
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.
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1214: 1950 (M); WSP 1714: 1959; WDR NV-76-1: 1971 (P), 1974 (P); WDR NV-99-1: Drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 4,670 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, estimated from nearby U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey bench mark. 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 - 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. 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.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 4,800 ft³/s, Feb. 11, 1962, gage height, 6.89 ft; maximum gage height, 6.91 ft, Jan. 3, 1997; no flow at times during summer months in some years.