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Water-Year Summary for Site 13233300

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 43°59'15", long 117°13'08" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.21, T.18 S., R.45 E., Malheur County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17050117, on right bank, 510 ft downstream from dam and headgates of Nevada Canal and 1.5 mi northeast of Vale.
DRAINAGE AREA - 3,880 mi². approximately.
PERIOD OF RECORD - June 1926 to September 1934, April 1936 to March 1942, March 1944 to September 1954, October 1993 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, furnished by State Engineer of Oregon, published in WSP 1317.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 2210.81 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to Nov. 17, 1930, at datum 11.00 ft higher. Nov. 17, 1930 to Feb. 12, 2015, at datum 10.00 ft higher.
REMARKS - Many diversions for irrigation upstream from station. Since March 1930, Vale-Oregon Canal has diverted in sec.31, T.20 S., R.41 E., for irrigation upstream from station and on Willow Creek, a tributary which enters partly upstream and partly downstream from station. Gilleman-Frohman Canal diverts on left bank in sec.8 T.19 S., R.44 E., for irrigation upstream from and downstream from station. Nevada Canal diverts on right bank 300 ft upstream from station for irrigation downstream from station. Flow regulated by Warm Springs Reservoir (active capacity, 191,100 acre-ft) and since December 1935, by Beulah Reservoir (active capacity, 59,900 acre-ft).
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Feb. 24, 1957 reached a stage of 24.6 ft, present datum, discharge, 21,000 ft³/s. Flood of Mar. 19, 1993 reached a stage of 23.31 ft, present datum, discharge, 16,000 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 11,500 ft³/s Jan. 18, 2011, gage height, 22.58 ft, present datum; no flow at times.