USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
11481200 Little River near Trinidad, CA
LOCATION - Lat 41°00'36", long 124°04'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.08, T.7 N., R.1 E., Humboldt County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18010102, Humboldt Meridian, on right bank, at Crannell, 0.5 mi upstream from Coon Creek, 4.7 mi southeast of Trinidad, and 9.1 mi north of Arcata.
DRAINAGE AREA - 40.5 mi².
- WSP 2129: 1956-60. WDR CA-78-2: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1955 to current year. Prior to October 1971, published as "at Crannell."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 17.62 ft above NGVD of 1929.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Jan. 17, 18, 1953, reached a stage of 15.7 ft, observed by an employee of Hammond Lumber Co.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 9,830 ft³/s, Mar. 18, 1975, gage height, 14.19 ft, from rating curve extended above 3,100 ft³/s, on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 14.08 ft; minimum daily, 1.8 ft³/s, Sept. 25-29, 1991.