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Water year 2020: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11216200 North Fork Kings River below Balch Diversion Dam, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°54'10", long 119°03'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 sec.08, T.12 S., R.27 E., Fresno County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18030010, in Sierra National Forest, on right bank, 400 ft upstream from Weir Creek, 2.0 mi downstream from Balch Diversion Dam, and 4 mi east of Balch Camp.
DRAINAGE AREA - 238 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1983 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and sharp-crested rectangular weir. Elevation of gage is 2,890 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map.
COOPERATION - Records, including diversion to Balch Powerplant (station 11216300), 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. 175.
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Courtright Reservoir (station 11214550), Wishon Reservoir (station 11214800), and Black Rock Reservoir (station 11216100). Water diverted past station from Black Rock Reservoir through tunnel to Balch Powerplant 1.7 mi downstream and returns to North Fork Kings River at Balch Afterbay. Flow is again diverted from Balch Afterbay in a closed conduit to Kings River Powerplant. See schematic diagram of Kings River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 7,690 ft³/s, Jan. 2, 1997, gage height, 10.54 ft, from rating curve extended above 827 ft³/s, on basis of computation of spill over Balch Diversion Dam; minimum daily, 0.62 ft³/s, Oct. 19, 2000.