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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  
62614 Elevation, lake/res, NGVD29(Obs.)  

Water year 2022: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2022
10344300 Stampede Reservoir near Truckee, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°28'14", long 120°06'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.29, T.19 N., R.17 E., Sierra County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 16050102, Tahoe National Forest, in control house near base of spillway of Stampede Dam, on Little Truckee River, 0.2 mi upstream from Worn Mill Canyon, and 11.0 mi northeast of Truckee.
DRAINAGE AREA - 136 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1969 to current year. August 1969 to September 1977, monthend elevations and contents only. October 1977 to September 1987, daily contents. Prior to October 1976, published as "near Boca."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation).
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by rolled-earth and rock-fill dam. Contents based on capacity table dated July 1971. Storage began Aug. 1, 1969. Total capacity, 226,500 acre-ft, at elevation 5,948.7 ft, spillway crest. Inactive contents, 5,010 acre-ft, includes 660 acre-ft dead contents below elevation 5,798.3 ft. Records, including extremes, represent usable contents at 2400 hours. Records prior to the 2007 water year represent total contents at 0800 hours. Reservoir is used for flood control, municipal water supply, enhancement of fishery, and recreation. See schematic diagram of Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 254,493 acre-ft, June 1, 1983, elevation, 5,956.55 ft; minimum since reservoir first filled, 26,700 acre-ft, Dec. 8, 9, 20, 2015, minimum elevation, 5,848.38 ft, Dec. 9, 2015.