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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11406810 Palermo Canal near Oroville, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°31'59", long 121°28'55" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.01, T.19 N., R.4 E., Butte County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020106, on right bank, 50 ft downstream from Oroville Dam, and 4.4 mi east of Oroville.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1968 to current year. Daily discharge records of diversion from Kelly Ridge Penstock for period April 1965 to September 1968, when Kelly Ridge Penstock supplied the entire flow of Palermo Canal, are in files of the U.S. Geological Survey.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and Parshall flume. Datum of gage is 547.67 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by California Department of Water Resources). April 1965 to October 1968, water-stage recorder and Parshall flume at site of diversion from Kelly Ridge Penstock, 0.4 mi downstream at different datum.
COOPERATION - Records were provided by California Department of Water Resources, under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2100.
REMARKS - Canal diverts from left end of Oroville Dam. Water is used for irrigation near Oroville. During period of construction of Oroville Dam, water was released from Kelly Ridge Penstock to meet irrigation requirements. See schematic diagrams showing diversions and storage from Feather River at Lake Oroville and South Fork Feather River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum daily discharge, 28 ft³/s, several days July to September 1967; no flow at times in some years.