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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11241950 Redinger Lake near Auberry, CA
LOCATION - Lat 37°08'42", long 119°26'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.15, T.9 S., R.23 E., Madera County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18040006, in Sierra National Forest, at intake structure on dam No. 7 on San Joaquin River, and 4.2 mi northeast of Auberry.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,295 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 1950 to current year. Prior to October 1965, monthend contents only, published in WSP 1930.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Elevation of gage is 1,406.52 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Southern California Edison Co.).
COOPERATION - Records 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. 2017. Contents not rounded to U.S. Geological Survey standards.
REMARKS - Lake is formed by a concrete dam; storage began Nov. 19, 1950. Usable capacity, 26,120 acre-ft, between elevations 1,320.00 ft, invert of tunnel, and 1,403.00 ft, top of radial gates. Contents based on capacity table dated Oct. 27, 1950. Additional storage of 8,914 acre-ft not available for release. Water is used for power development in Big Creek Powerplant No. 4 (station 11246530). Records, excluding extremes, represent contents at 2400 hours. See schematic diagram of lower San Joaquin River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Prior to Oct. 1, 2004, maximum contents at 2400 hours, 26,586 acre-ft, Aug. 5, 1978, elevation, 1,404.00 ft. Since Oct. 1, 2004, maximum contents, 26,161 acre-ft, Jan 2, 2006, elevation, 1,403.09 ft. Minimum since appreciable storage was attained, 5,985 acre-ft, Nov. 22, 1981, elevation, 1,346.85 ft.