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Water year 2021: 2021-10-01 to 2022-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11141050 Orcutt Creek near Orcutt, CA
LOCATION - Lat 34°53'01", long 120°29'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.06, T.9 N., R.34 W., Santa Barbara County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060008, on right bank, 10 ft upstream from Black Road Bridge, 0.2 mi northeast of State Highway 1, and 3.0 mi northwest of Orcutt.
DRAINAGE AREA - 18.5 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR CA-2005: 2001 (instantaneous maximum discharge).
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1982 to September 1992, October 1994 to current year. Discharge measurements only, May 8, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2014.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 160 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
REMARKS - Discrete measurements only during period of bridge construction, May 6 to Oct. 30. No regulation or diversion upstream from station. Natural flow affected by pumping and return flow from irrigated areas.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,100 ft³/s, Mar. 5, 2001, gage height, 10.33 ft, from slope-area measurement, maximum gage height, 11.07 ft, Mar. 10, 1995; no flow at times in some years.

CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1983-92, 1994 to current year.

REMARKS - Discrete water quality sample results and supporting metadata are published on NWISweb. Data-Quality Indicator Code of "R" indicates reviewed and approved data. DQI Status of "S" indicates provisional data.