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Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11129800 Zaca Creek near Buellton, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°38'55", long 120°11'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Santa Barbara County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060010, in San Carlos de Jonata Grant, on left bank, 2 ft upstream from bridge on Frontage Road, 0.9 mi upstream from Dry Creek, 2.4 mi north of Buellton, and 4.0 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 32.8 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - September 1963 to September 1981, October 1989 to September 1992, October 1994 to May 2007, April 2008 to current year. CHEMICAL DATA: Water year 1997.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 471.54 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - No flow during water years 2014-2016, 2018, 2021.  Small regulation by Zaca Lake, about 15 mi upstream. See schematic diagram of Santa Ynez River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 1,390 ft³/s, Feb. 24, 1969, gage height, 9.20 ft, maximum gage height, 12.59 ft, Feb. 3, 1998; no flow most of each year.