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USGS Water-Year Summary 2018
11399500 North Fork Feather River near Prattville, CA
LOCATION - Lat 40°10'06", long 121°05'31" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.28, T.27 N., R.8 E., Plumas County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020121, in Plumas National Forest, on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Almanor Dam, 4.5 mi southeast of Prattville, and 9 mi upstream from Butt Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 493 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1245: 1951 (yearly summaries). WSP 1285: 1952 (yearly summaries). WDR CA-88-4: 1987 (monthly and yearly totals for Butt Valley Powerplant).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1905 to current year. Published as "below Prattville" prior to 1911. No record for January, February, or March 1911. Estimated mean discharge for water year 1911 published in WSP 1315-A.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and broad-crested weir. Datum of gage is 4,390.09 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1936, nonrecording gages or water-stage recorders at several sites within 0.5 mi of present site at various datums.
COOPERATION - Records were collected by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2105.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since 1913 by Lake Almanor (station 11399000) 0.5 mi upstream and since 1924 by Mountain Meadows Reservoir, capacity, 24,000 acre-ft, 12 mi upstream on Hamilton Branch. Water diverted from Lake Almanor to Butt Valley Reservoir (station 11401050) through old Almanor-Butt Creek Tunnel from May 1921 to December 1958, for use at Caribou Powerplant. Old tunnel closed Dec. 30, 1958, and diversion began Dec. 31, 1958, to Butt Valley Powerplant at upstream end of Butt Valley Reservoir. See schematic diagram of North Fork Feather River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 10,000 ft³/s, Mar. 19, 1907, before construction of dam, gage height, 16.2 ft, at former site, from rating curve extended above 3,700 ft³/s; no flow at times during 1914, 1919, 1923.