USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
10336676 Ward Creek at State Highway 89, near Tahoe Pines, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°07'56", long 120°09'24" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.24, T.15 N., R.16 E., Placer County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050101, Tahoe National Forest, on right bank, 165 ft downstream from State Highway 89 Bridge, 2.1 mi north of Tahoe Pines, and 2.6 mi southwest of Tahoe City.
DRAINAGE AREA - 9.70 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1972 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 6,230 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,530 ft³/s, Jan. 1, 1997, gage height, 9.36 ft; no flow for many days during several years.
PERIOD OF RECORD
DISCRETE WATER-QUALITY DATA:
CHEMICAL DATA: Water years January 1993 to current year.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1981 to 1989, 1991 to 1992.
CONTINUOUS WATER-QUALITY DATA:
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years October 1980 to September 1983.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years October 1972 to June 1978 (storm season only for water years 1977-78), October 1979 to September 1992, January 2015 to current year.
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Water years October 1972 to June 1978 (storm season only for water years 1977-78), October 1979 to September 1992.
TURBIDITY: Water years January 2015 to current year.