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Water-Year Summary for Site USGS 10338700

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
10338700 Donner Creek at Highway 89, near Truckee, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°19'16", long 120°12'25" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.16, T.17 N., R.16 E., Nevada County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on right bank, 50 ft upstream from State Highway 89 bridge, 0.5 mi upstream from mouth, and 1.4 mi southwest of Truckee.
DRAINAGE AREA - 29.1 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1993 to current year.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 1993-94.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 5,870 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - About half the drainage area is regulated at dam at outlet of Donner Lake (station 10338400) 2.0 mi upstream. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, about 2,500 ft³/s, Jan. 2, 1997, gage height, 12.76 ft, backwater from debris, on the basis of the flood routing the peak discharge between Truckee River near Truckee and Truckee River above Prosser Creek; minimum daily, 2.0 ft³/s (estimated), Dec. 7, 2013.