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Water year 2023: 2022-10-01 to 2023-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11424000 Bear River near Wheatland, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°00'01", long 121°24'20" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.03, T.13 N., R.5 E., Placer County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18020126, on right bank, 200 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 65, 1 mi southeast of Wheatland, 6.5 mi downstream from Camp Far West Reservoir, and 12 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 292 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1931: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1928 to current year. CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1953-80, 1999-2000. SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1999-2000.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 71.92 ft above NGVD of 1929. See WSP 2131 for history of changes prior to May 28, 1970.
REMARKS - Natural flow of stream affected by inflow from Yuba and American River Basins. Flow regulated by Lake Combie, usable capacity, 7,840 acre-ft, since 1928; Rollins Reservoir (station 11421800), since December 1964; and Camp Far West Reservoir, usable capacity, 102,200 acre-ft, since October 1963. Many diversions for irrigation and power. See schematic diagrams of Bear River Basin and lower Sacramento River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 48,000 ft³/s, Feb. 17, 1986, gage height, 21.60 ft, maximum gage height, 24.28 ft, Dec. 31, 2005; no flow at times.