USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11143200 Carmel River at Robles Del Rio, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°28'28", long 121°43'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Monterey County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060006, in Los Laureles Grant, on right bank, on downstream side of Rosie's Bridge at Robles del Rio, 0.2 mi downstream from Hitchcock Canyon, and 11 mi southeast of town of Carmel on State Highway 1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 193 mi².
- WSP 1715: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1957 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 268.57 ft above NGVD of 1929 (based on Monterey County benchmark). Prior to June 1981, at site 150 ft upstream at same datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 23, 1955, reached a stage of 11.7 ft, from floodmarks at site then in use, discharge, 6,930 ft³/s, from slope-area measurement of peak flow. Flood report noted as "Carmel River at Carmel Valley, CA".
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 16,000 ft³/s, Mar. 10, 1995, gage height, 12.90 ft; no flow at times in some years.