USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11237000 Big Creek below Huntington Lake, CA
LOCATION - Lat 37°13'17", long 119°12'42" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.23, T.8 S., R.25 E., Fresno County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18040006, in Sierra National Forest, on right bank, 800 ft upstream from Grouse Creek, 1.0 mi south of main dam of Huntington Lake, and 2.1 mi northeast of town of Big Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 81.1 mi².
- WSP 1315-A: 1943 (instantaneous maximum discharge). WSP 1635: 1925-29. WSP 1930: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1925 to September 1970, October 1986 to current year.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 1961-70.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and Parshall flume. Elevation of gage is 6,630 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Oct. 1, 1942, at datum 1.00 ft lower and Oct. 1, 1942, to Sept. 30, 1948, at datum 1.00 ft higher.
COOPERATION - Records, including diversion to Big Creek Powerplant No. 1 (station 11238100), were collected by Southern California Edison Co., under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2175.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 2,040 ft³/s, June 23, 1925, gage height, 11.3 ft, present datum; minimum daily, 0.1 ft³/s, many days in 1931.