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Water-Year Summary for Site 11274500

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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Min.,Max.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00095 Specific cond at 25C(Min.,Max.,Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11274500 Orestimba Creek near Newman, CA
LOCATION - Lat 37°18'56", long 121°07'27" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.19, T.7 S., R.8 E., Stanislaus County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18040002, on right bank, 20 ft downstream from bridge at California Aqueduct Siphon, 3 mi downstream from Oso Creek, and 5.5 mi west of Newman.
DRAINAGE AREA - 134 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1445: 1932 (instantaneous maximum discharge), 1938 (peaks above base), 1940-41 (instantaneous maximum discharge), 1945, 1951 (instantaneous maximum discharge). WSP 1930: Drainage area, WDR CA-95-3: 1986 (instantaneous maximum discharge).
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1932 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Elevation of gage is 216 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1958, at site 1,080 ft downstream at datum 24.14 ft lower. Oct. 1, 1958, to Aug. 13, 1969, at site 960 ft downstream at datum 27.14 ft lower. Aug. 13, 1969, to Feb. 6, 1984, at site 240 ft upstream, present datum.
REMARKS - No storage or diversion upstream from station except for minor stock ponds.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 12,000 ft³/s, Mar. 10, 1995, gage height, 9.51 ft, from rating curve extended above 4,000 ft³/s, on basis of critical depth measurement; no flow for all or part of each year.

SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years January 2020 to current year. (water years 2020-2023, daily).
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years January 2019 to current year. (water years 2020-2023, daily).