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Water-Year Summary for Site 10341950

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
10341950 Little Truckee River below Diversion Dam, near Sierraville, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°29'30", long 120°17'30" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.15, T.19 N., R.15 E., Sierra County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on left bank, 0.17 mi downstream from Independence Lake Road Bridge, 0.85 mi downstream from diversion dam, and 7.8 mi south of Sierraville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 36.1 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1993 to September 1998, November 2012 to July 2014, October 2014 to November 2016 (discontinued). Prior to November 2012, at site 0.15 mi upstream at different datum.

WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1993 to September 1994.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 6,380 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - Record is fair except for estimated record which is poor. Some water diverted to Sierra Valley about 0.85 mi upstream for irrigation in the summer months. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin, available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 3,980 ft³/s, Jan. 2, 1997, gage height, 12.50 ft from crest-stage gage, site and datum then in use; minimum daily, 0.40 ft³/s, July 23, 2013.