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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
10343000 Independence Creek near Truckee, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°27'24", long 120°17'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.35, T.19 N., R.15 E., Sierra County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Independence Lake outlet, and 10.5 mi northwest of Truckee.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8.10 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CA-79-3: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1902 to September 1907, November 1909 to June 1910, August 1968 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 6,920 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. July 1, 1904, to June 30, 1910, nonrecording gage 75 ft downstream from Independence Lake outlet; prior to July 1, 1904, nonrecording gage 600 ft downstream at approximately same datum.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Independence Lake (station 10342900) since 1939. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 325 ft³/s, Jan. 3, 1997, gage height, 6.17 ft, maximum gage height, 8.16 ft, Apr. 16, 1993, backwater from snow and ice; no flow Sept. 28 to Nov. 10, 1905, June 1, 1906.