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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11150500 Salinas River near Bradley, CA
LOCATION - Lat 35°55'49", long 120°52'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.14, T.23 S., R.10 E., Monterey County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060005, on left bank, 6 mi northwest of Bradley, 6.9 mi south southeast from San Ardo, and 7 mi downstream from San Antonio River.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,535 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1285: 1950. WDR CA-84-2: 1978.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1948 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1315-B. CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1958, 1962-66, 1972-75, 1977, 1980, 1981. SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1950, 1990.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 442.69 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 445.82 ft above NAVD of 1988. 
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Santa Margarita Lake beginning in December 1941, usable capacity, 23,000 acre-ft; Lake Nacimiento (formerly Nacimiento Reservoir) beginning in February 1957, usable capacity, 340,000 acre-ft; and Lake San Antonio beginning in December 1965, usable capacity, 330,000 acre-ft. Several small diversions upstream from station. See schematic diagram of Salinas River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 120,000 ft³/s, Mar. 11, 1995, gage height, 23.44 ft, from rating curve extended above 50,000 ft³/s; no flow at times in 1951, 1954-55, 1957.