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Water-Year Summary for Site USGS 11125600

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11125600 Hilton Canyon Creek near Santa Ynez, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°34'56", long 119°58'54" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Santa Barbara County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060010, unsurveyed, in Lomas de La Purificacion Land Grant, on right bank, 150 ft downstream of fish water release, 0.2 mi downstream of Highway 154, 0.4 mi south of Cachuma Dam, 0.6 mi south of Cachuma Village, 6.0 mi south of Santa Ynez, and 19.4 mi northeast of Santa Barbara.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2.42 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 2002 to September 2004, October 2004 to September 2016(low-flow only), October 2016 to current year (stage only).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 740 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - No records computed above 50 ft³/s. Water from Lake Cachuma is released to Hilton Canyon Creek at times 150 ft upstream from gage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (Water years 2002-04) Maximum discharge, 36 ft³/s, Mar. 15, 2003, gage height, 2.94 ft, maximum gage height, 5.25 ft, Jan 27, 2008; no flow at times in most years.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - July 2002 to December 2016. SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: July 2002 to December 2016. WATER TEMPERATURE: July 2002 to December 2016.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water quality monitor from July 2002 to December 2016.
REMARKS - Interruptions in record due to brief periods of no channel discharge. Specific conductance records rated excellent except for Oct. 1 to Dec. 9, Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, June 13 to July 15, which are rated good. Water temperature records rated excellent except for June 19-27 and Sept. 29-30 which are rated good.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 985 microsiemens, Nov. 9, 2005; minimum recorded, 104 microsiemens, Jan. 09, 2005. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 23.0°C, Aug. 9, 2002; minimum recorded, 7.1°C, Jan. 31, 2008.
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum recorded, 962 microsiemens, Sept. 29; minimum recorded, 370 microsiemens, Dec. 12. WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum recorded, 19.5°C, Sept. 21; minimum recorded, 11.9°C, Jan. 4, 5 and 7.