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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11151700 Salinas River at Soledad, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°24'40", long 121°19'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Monterey County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060005, on boundary between San Vicente and Los Coches Grants, on right bank, on upstream end of bridge abutment on U.S. Highway 101, 0.9 mi south of Soledad, and 1 mi upstream from Arroyo Seco.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,563 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1968 to September 1978, October 1983 to current year. CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1972-75, 1977. SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1990, 1992.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 155.00 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 by Lake San Antonio beginning in December 1965, usable capacity, 330,000 acre-ft. Several small diversions for irrigation upstream from station. See schematic diagram of Salinas River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 106,000 ft³/s, Feb. 25, 1969, gage height, 23.31 ft.; maximum gage height, 26.49 ft, Mar. 11, 1995; no flow at times.