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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°26'15", long 122°59'10" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 sec.18, T.36 S., R.2 W., Jackson County, OR, Hydrologic Unit 17100308, on right bank, at Raygold, 0.1 mi downstream from Gold Ray Dam, 1.0 mi downstream from Bear Creek, 5.6 mi northwest of Central Point and at mile 125.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,053 mi².

WSP 1248: 1906, 1914(M), 1915. WSP 1398: 1910(M). WSP 1738: Drainage area.

Revisions: Discharges approved and reported via NWISWeb for Dec. 13-15, 17-30, 2015, Jan. 14-17, 2016 have been revised.

PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1905 to current year. Prior to October 1921, published as "near Tolo."
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 1,121.78 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Sept. 19, 1914, nonrecording gage and Sept. 19, 1914 to Sept. 30, 1956, water-stage recorder, at site 300 ft upstream at same datum.
REMARKS - Flow regulated since February 1977 by Lost Creek Lake (active capacity, 315,000 acre-ft). Slight regulation by Fish Lake (active capacity, 7,850 acre-ft) and Emigrant Lake (active capacity, 39,000 acre-ft). Many diversions for irrigation upstream from station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 131,000 ft³/s Dec. 23, 1964, gage height, 23.43 ft, from rating curve extended above 63,000 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of 113,000 ft³/s; minimum discharge recorded, 418 ft³/s Sept. 19, 1968, result of regulation, but may have been less during periods of missing record water years 1931-34.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: August 1973 to September 2005, April 2006 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature probe and data logger.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum prior to operation of Lost Creek Dam, 22.0°C July 25, 26, 1976; minimum, 0.0°C Jan. 7, 1974. Maximum since full operation of Lost Creek Dam, 26.0°C July 26, 1996; minimum, 0.9°C Dec. 9, 2013.