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USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
11073360 Chino Creek at Schaefer Avenue, near Chino, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°00'14", long 117°43'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, San Bernardino County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18070203, in Santa Ana del Chino Grant, on right bank, 300 ft downstream from old Schaefer Avenue Bridge, 0.8 mi downstream from San Antonio Creek, and 1.5 mi southwest of Chino.
DRAINAGE AREA - 48.9 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1969 to current year. CHEMICAL DATA: Water year 1998. SEDIMENT DATA: Water year 1998.
REVISED RECORDS - WDR CA-84-1: 1983 (instantaneous maximum discharge). WDR CA-95-1: 1992, 1993.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete-lined flood-control channel. Concrete dikes formed low-water control from October 1975 to Apr. 16, 1991. Elevation of gage is 685 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - Records rated good, except when estimated is considered fair. Since 1997, due to construction in area of gage, Schaefer Avenue no longer extends to the Chino Creek crossing. The Schaefer Avenue Bridge, however, remains. Flow mostly regulated by San Antonio Flood-Control Reservoir, capacity, 7,700 acre-ft. Natural streamflow affected by extensive ground-water withdrawals, diversions for power, domestic use, irrigation, and return flow from irrigated areas. Releases of imported water are made to the basin by the California Water Project at times in some years, via San Antonio Creek from Rialto Pipeline below San Antonio Dam, at a site approximately 11 mi upstream. During the current year, 12,780 acre-ft was released. See schematic diagram of Santa Ana River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Jan. 25, 1969, reached a stage of 9.23 ft, present datum, discharge, 9,200 ft³/s, on basis of contracted-opening measurement at site 6.1 mi downstream.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 12,700 ft³/s, Feb. 27, 1983, gage height, 10.32 ft, from rating curve extended above 560 ft³/s, on basis of slope-conveyance study; no flow May 21, June 30, July 1, Oct. 30, Nov. 3, 1977.