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Water-Year Summary for Site 13106500

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Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 42°12'44", long 114°44'00" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 sec.18, T.14 S., R.15 E., Twin Falls County, ID, Hydrologic Unit 17040213, Salmon Butte quad., U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands, at Salmon Falls Dam on Salmon Falls Creek, 7.5 mi west of Rogerson, at mile 46.0, and 300 ft upstream of dam on right bank.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,610 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1922 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Nonrecording gage prior to Mar. 2014. Datum of gage is set to 4,945.8 ft above NGVD of 1929.
COOPERATION - Gage readings (prior to Mar. 2014) and capacity table provided by Salmon River Canal Co.
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by gravity-section concrete-arch dam completed in 1911; storage began in 1910. Usable capacity, 182,650 acre-ft between gage heights 0.0 (bottom of outlet tunnel) and 80.0 ft, maximum operating level. Dead storage, 48,000 acre-ft. Water has only spilled from the reservoir on May 11 to June 29, 1984, Apr. 22-30, 1985, and May 13-24, 2017 since the dam was built in 1911. Water is used for irrigation of lands in Salmon River Canal Co. project. Figures given herein represent usable contents.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents observed, 180,600 acre-ft June 20, July 2, 3, 1984, gage height, 79.40 ft; minimum observed, 125 acre-ft Sept. 21 to Oct. 5, 1934, gage height, 0.1 ft.