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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Obs.)  

Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
10338400 Donner Lake near Truckee, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°19'30", long 120°16'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.14, T.17 N., R.15 E., Nevada County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on north shore, 2.5 mi upstream from outlet gates, and 4.9 mi west of Truckee.
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1989 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Westpac Utilities).
REMARKS - Lake levels regulated by a concrete dam at the outlet constructed in 1928. Contents based on capacity table dated August, 1980. Usable capacity, 9,490 acre-ft, between elevations 5,923.8 ft and 5,935.8 ft, maximum storage level. Water is used for irrigation and power development downstream. Records, including extremes, represent usable contents at 2400 hours. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 12,800 acre-ft, Jan. 2, 1997, elevation, 5,938.64 ft; minimum, 2,510 acre-ft, Jan. 24, 28-31, 1991, elevation, 5,927.23 ft.