USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11202000 North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River, near Springville, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°10'29", long 118°41'41" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Tulare County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18030006, unsurveyed, on right bank, 1.2 mi upstream from mouth, 2.2 mi downstream from Hossack Creek, and 7.4 mi northeast of Springville.
DRAINAGE AREA - 39.3 mi².
- WSP 1445: 1951. WSP 1930: Drainage area. WDR CA-91-3: Adjusted data for 1990.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1939 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1315-A. January 1909 to December 1912 at site 2 mi upstream, records not equivalent. Prior to October 1954, records for river and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Conduit published separately; combined flow only, October 1954 to September 1960. Prior to October 1982, combined flow consisted of river and conduit. October 1982 to present, combined flow consists of river and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Tule River Powerplant near Springville (station 11201700).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Concrete control on river since Aug. 6, 1958. Rectangular weir and concrete control on river since July 10, 1991. Elevation of gage is 2,920 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION - Records were provided by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 1333.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - River only: Maximum discharge, 16,900 ft³/s, Dec. 6, 1966, gage height, 13.83 ft, from floodmarks, from rating curve extended above 1,820 ft³/s, on basis of critical-depth determinations at gage heights 9.67 and 12.47 ft; minimum daily, 0.06 ft³/s, Nov. 2, 1979.
Combined flow: Maximum discharge, 16,900 ft³/s, Dec. 6, 1966; minimum daily, 3.8 ft³/s, Aug. 5-6, 2014.