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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11376550 Battle Creek below Coleman Fish Hatchery, near Cottonwood, CA
LOCATION - Lat 40°23'54", long 122°08'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.01, T.29 N., R.3 W., Shasta County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020153, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land, on right bank, 3.7 mi downstream from Spring Branch, 5.7 mi upstream from mouth, and 7.0 mi east of Cottonwood.
DRAINAGE AREA - 357 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1940 to September 1996, October 1996 to September 1997 (operated as a low-flow station only), October 1997 to current year. CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1962-66. WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years 1966-79. SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1962-70.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 410.52 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Oct. 1, 1961, water-stage recorder at site 0.6 mi upstream at different datum published as station 11376500, "Battle Creek near Cottonwood"; low-flow records not equivalent owing to Coleman Fish Hatchery diversion, maximum flows considered equivalent. Prior to Sept. 01, 2011, orifice located 200 ft upstream of gage.
REMARKS - Some regulation at low flows by five small powerplants, several small reservoirs, and Coleman Fish Hatchery. Coleman Fish Hatchery diverts from 50 to 90 ft³/s and pumps ground water for temperature control, which is returned above the station. At times, 10 ft³/s diverted upstream from station for irrigation. See schematic diagrams of Battle Creek and Cow Creek Basins and upper Sacramento River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage known, 15.8 ft, Dec. 11, 1937, from floodmarks, site and datum then in use, discharge, 35,000 ft³/s, by slope-area measurement.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 24,300 ft³/s, Jan. 24, 1970, gage height, 14.75 ft, from rating curve extended above 4,200 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow; minimum daily, 102 ft³/s, Oct. 27, 1992.