USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
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.
- WDR CA-79-3: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1953 to current year.
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.
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 December 1990 to May 1998.
PERIOD OF RECORD
DISCRETE WATER-QUALITY DATA:
CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1968-72, 1986-96.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1968-75, 1981-96.
CONTINUOUS WATER-QUALITY DATA:
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years November 2000 to October 2016.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years October 1969 to September 1974, November 2000 to current year.