USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11224500 Los Gatos Creek above Nunez Canyon, near Coalinga, CA
LOCATION - Lat 36°12'53", long 120°28'11" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.05, T.20 S., R.14 E., Fresno County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18030012, on left bank, 135 ft downstream from highway bridge, 1.1 mi upstream from Nunez Canyon, 3.0 mi downstream from White Creek, and 8.1 mi northwest of Coalinga.
DRAINAGE AREA - 95.8 mi².
- WSP 1215: 1950. WSP 1735: 1952 (instantaneous maximum discharge), 1956 (instantaneous maximum discharge). WSP 1930: Drainage area. WDR CA-72-2: 1971 (peaks above base).
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1945 to current year. Prior to October 1949, monthly discharge only published in WSP 1315-A.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,065.2 ft above NGVD of 1929. Aug. 2, 1959, to Jan. 11, 1985, at site on right bank at datum 2.00 ft higher. Prior to Aug. 2, 1959, at site 100 ft downstream on right bank at datum 2.00 ft higher.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (Since 1950) Maximum discharge, 5,700 ft³/s, Mar. 10, 1995, gage height, 12.77 ft, present datum, in gage well, 13.41 ft from floodmarks, from rating curve extended above 3,000 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 12.77 ft, maximum gage height, 13.95 ft, from floodmarks, Jan. 16, 1978; no flow for several months in most years.