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00054 Reservoir storage(Obs.)  
00062 Elevation, reservoir(Obs.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
13174000 Wild Horse Reservoir Near Gold Creek, NV
LOCATION - Lat 41°41'15", long 115°50'37" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.25, T.44 N., R.54 E., Elko County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 17050104, in Humboldt National Forest, at Wild Horse Dam on Owyhee River, 8 mi west of Gold Creek, and 13 mi southeast of Mountain City.
DRAINAGE AREA - 209 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - March 1938-1996, Apr. 2008 to present: Month-end contents for some periods, published in WSP 1317.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by Bureau of Indian Affairs).
REMARKS - Reservoir is formed by concrete-arch dam; storage began Mar. 18, 1938. New dam completed in Sep. 1970, capacity, 71,500 acre-ft between elevations 6,138.50 (sill of outlet gate) and 6205.02(Spillway crest). No dead storage. Water is used for Duck Valley project.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum contents recorded 80,020 acre-ft, May 15, 1984, elevation, 6,207.68 ft; minimum observed, no contents at times in each year (1938-41), 1964-65, 1968-69.