USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11159200 Corralitos Creek at Freedom, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°56'22", long 121°46'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Santa Cruz County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18060002, in Los Corralitos Grant, on right bank, just upstream from Green Valley Road Bridge, 0.2 mi north of Freedom, and 2.3 mi north of Watsonville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 27.8 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1956 to current year.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1976-77, 1980-81.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 89.43 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 92.55 ft above NAVD of 1988.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 22, 1955, reached a stage of 15.6 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 3,620 ft³/s, based on contracted-opening measurement of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 5,610 ft³/s, Jan. 4, 1982, gage height, 16.66 ft, from rating curve extended above 1,400 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; no flow at times.