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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
11471000 Potter Valley Powerhouse Intake near Potter Valley, CA
LOCATION - Lat 39°22'00", long 123°07'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.31, T.18 N., R.11 W., Mendocino County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18010110, in penstock of powerhouse of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 1.5 mi southwest of Van Arsdale Dam, and 3.2 mi northwest of town of Potter Valley.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1395: 1950. WDR CA-89-2: 1988.
PERIOD OF RECORD - December 1909 to current year. Prior to October 1922, monthly discharge only, published in WSP 1315-B. Prior to October 1931, published as "Snow Mountain Water and Power Co.'s Tailrace near Potter Valley." October 1931 to September 1984, published as "Potter Valley Powerhouse Tailrace near Potter Valley." SEDIMENT DATA: Water years 1964-68.
GAGE - Acoustic flowmeter in penstock of powerplant. Elevation of gage is 1,440 ft above NGVD of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Dec. 11, 1985, water-stage recorder and Parshall flume. See WSP 1929 for history of changes prior to Apr. 12, 1950.
COOPERATION - Records 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. 77.
REMARKS - Water is diverted from Eel River above Van Arsdale Dam. After passing through powerhouse, part is used for irrigation in Potter Valley and remainder flows into East Fork Russian River. See schematic diagram of Eel River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - (Since 1922) Maximum daily discharge, 351 ft³/s, Oct. 31, 1982; no flow at times in several years.