USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
11294000 Highland Creek below New Spicer Meadow Reservoir, CA
LOCATION - Lat 38°23'35", long 119°59'53" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.09, T.7 N., R.18 E., Tuolumne County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18040010, in Stanislaus National Forest, on right bank in New Spicer Meadow Powerplant at downstream side of New Spicer Meadow Dam, 5.4 mi upstream from mouth, and 6.5 mi east-southeast of Big Meadows.
DRAINAGE AREA - 45.4 mi².
- WSP 1930: 1953. WDR CA-89-3: Drainage area, 1987 (instantaneous maximum discharge), 1988 (instantaneous maximum discharge), WRD US-2009: 2005.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1952 to current year.
GAGE - Acoustic-flow meter at New Spicer Meadow Powerplant (station 11293760) and water-stage recorder on New Spicer Meadow Reservoir (station 11293770). Elevation of gage is 6,340 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. October 1952 to November 1986, at site 900 ft upstream at different datum. December 1986 to September 1990 at site 1,400 ft downstream at different datum.
COOPERATION - Records were collected by Northern California Power Agency, under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2409.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Nov. 20, 1950, reached a stage of 11.50 ft, site and datum then in use, from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. recorder chart, discharge, 8,800 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 9,860 ft³/s, Jan. 31, 1963, gage height, 11.88 ft, site and datum then in use, from rating curve extended above 1,200 ft³/s; no flow some years.