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Water-Year Summary for Site 14337600

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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°39'20", long 122°42'50" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 sec.33, T.33 S., R.1 E., Jackson County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17100307, on left bank, at Obstinate J Ranch, 1.3 mi downstream from Big Butte Creek, 1.6 mi southwest of McLeod and at mile 154.0.
DRAINAGE AREA - 938 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1965 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,489.08 ft above NGVD of 1929.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since February 1977 by Lost Creek Lake (active capacity, 315,000 acre-ft). Diversions for irrigation upstream from station; most of low flow of Big Butte Creek is diverted near Butte Falls.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum stage since at least 1928, 20.35 ft Dec. 22, 1964, from floodmarks, discharge, 74,300 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 30,000 ft³/s Mar. 3, 1972, gage height, 12.24 ft; minimum discharge, 468 ft³/s Feb. 18, 1977, result of closure of Lost Creek Dam.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: August 1970 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature probe and data logger.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 18.0°C July 17, 18, Aug. 7, 1973; minimum, 0.5°C Jan. 3-5, 14, 15, 1971. Maximum recorded since full operation of Lost Creek Lake, 16.5°C Sept. 14, 1999, but may have been higher during period of missing record Sept. 21-30; minimum, 2.5°C Jan. 10, 1999.