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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11414440 Faucherie Lake near Cisco, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°25'45", long 120°34'04" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.13, T.18 N., R.12 E., Nevada County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020125, Tahoe National Forest, near right bank end of Faucherie Dam on Canyon Creek, and 8.5 mi north of Cisco.
DRAINAGE AREA - 8.97 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1986 to current year. Unpublished records for water years 1965-86 available in files of the U.S. Geological Survey.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder installed Dec. 8, 1999. Records prior to Dec. 8, 1999, are instantaneous values. Datum of gage is NGVD of 1929 (levels by Nevada Irrigation District).
COOPERATION - Records were collected by Nevada Irrigation District, under general supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey, in connection with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project no. 2266.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed on natural lake by earth-filled dam initially constructed prior to 1880 and enlarged in 1964. Contents based on capacity table dated 1964. Usable capacity, 3,740 acre-ft, between elevations 6,090.00 ft, invert of outlet gate, and 6,123.00 ft, crest of spillway. Dead storage, below elevation 6,090 ft, 240 acre-ft. Figures given, including extremes, represent total contents at 2400 hours. Released water is used for hydroelectric power and irrigation downstream. See schematic diagram of North and Middle Yuba River Basins available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents recorded, 4,290 acre-ft, Jan. 8, 2017, elevation, 6,125.04 ft; minimum recorded, 1,560 acre-ft, Oct. 6, 2009, elevation, 6,104.41 ft.