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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
11403520 Lower Bucks Lake near Bucks Lodge, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°53'59", long 121°13'32" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.32, T.24 N., R.7 E., Plumas County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020121, Plumas National Forest, in outlet tower for Bucks Creek Tunnel, 900 ft upstream from Buck Diversion Dam, 1.3 mi downstream from Bucks Lake Dam, and 3.2 mi northwest of Bucks Lodge.
DRAINAGE AREA - 31.3 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1985 to current year. Unpublished records for water years 1981-85 available in files of the U.S. Geological Survey.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 3.50 ft below NGVD of 1929 (levels by Pacific Gas and Electric Company).
COOPERATION - Records were collected by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 619.
REMARKS - Lake is formed by concrete dam. Storage began in October 1929. Contents based on capacity table dated 1928. Usable capacity, 5,796 acre-ft, between elevations 4,952 ft, point of lowest drawdown, and 5,021.95 ft, crest of spillway. Water is received from Bucks Lake (station 11403500) and from Milk Ranch Conduit (station 11403450). Most of the water is diverted through Bucks Creek Tunnel or Grizzly Powerplant (station 11404240) and discharges into Grizzly Creek for power development downstream. Figures given, including extremes, represent total contents at 2400 hours. See schematic diagram of North Fork Feather River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents, 6,203 acre-ft, May 18, 1996, elevation, 5,024.6 ft; minimum, 99 acre-ft, Sept. 9, 1993, elevation, 4,956.1 ft.