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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
13174500 Owyhee River Near Gold Creek, NV
LOCATION - Lat 41°41'20", long 115°50'38" 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, on left bank, 500 ft downstream from Wild Horse Dam, 0.1 mi upstream from Beaver Creek, 8 mi west of Gold Creek, and 12 mi southeast of Mountain City.
DRAINAGE AREA - 209 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1317: 1939-42 (M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Apr. to Oct. 1916, Apr. 1917 to Sep. 1925, Oct. 1936 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 6,118.75 ft, Bureau of Reclamation datum. Prior to Oct. 01, 1936, at site 0.3 mi upstream at different datum. Nov. 17, 1936, to Oct. 18, 1967, at site 0.1 mi upstream at different datum. Oct. 19, 1967, to Sep. 30, 1971, temporary gage, 250 ft downstream at different datum, while new dam was being constructed 300 ft downstream from old dam.
REMARKS - Small diversions for irrigation above station. Flow regulated by Wild Horse Reservoir (station 13174000), capacity, 32,690 acre-ft, 0.1 mi upstream beginning Mar. 18, 1938, capacity increased to 71,500 acre-ft since 1969. 10/01/2013-09/30/2014: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges and discharges less than 0.10 ft³/s, which are poor. 10/01/2014-09/30/2015: Records poor. 10/01/2015-09/30/2016: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges and discharges less than 0.10 ft³/s, which are poor. 10/01/2016-09/30/2017: Records fair except for estimated daily discharges and discharges less than 40 ft³/s, which are poor. 10/01/2017-09/30/2018: Records poor. 10/01/2018-09/30/2019: Records fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 1,810 ft³/s, May 05, 1922, gage height, 10.11 ft, site and datum then in use; no flow many days, some years, due to gate regulation on reservoir.