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Water-Year Summary for Site 10343500

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00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.,Med.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Max.,Min.,Mean,Med.)  

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
10343500 Sagehen Creek near Truckee, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°25'54", long 120°14'13" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.07, T.18 N., R.16 E., Nevada County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, on left bank, 2.2 mi upstream from bridge on State Highway 89, and 7.5 mi north of Truckee.
DRAINAGE AREA - 10.5 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CA-79-3: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1953 to current year.

PRECIPITATION DATA: Water years 1991-96.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Elevation of gage is 6,320 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Dec. 2, 1953, nonrecording gage at site 100 ft upstream at different datum.
REMARKS - No storage or diversion upstream from station. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 1,230 ft³/s, Jan. 1, 1997, gage height, 5.20 ft, from poor high-water mark on gage house, rating curve extended above 160 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 4.28 ft; minimum daily, 1.0 ft³/s, Sept. 13, 1960.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1990-96.

PRECIPITATION: Water years 1990-96.
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1968-75, 1981-96, 2001 to current year.

CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1968-72, 1986-96.

SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1968-75, 1981-96.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: November 2000 to 2016 (discontinued).

WATER TEMPERATURE: October 1970 to September 1974, November 2000 to current year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 212 microsiemens, Aug. 6, 2002; minimum recorded, 30 microsiemens, May 6, 2009.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 20.5°C, June 28, 30, 1973; minimum recorded, -0.5°C, many days November 2000 through March 2001, and November 2004 through January 2005.