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Available Parameters
00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph(Max.,Min.,Med.)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
10336698 Third Creek near Crystal Bay, NV
LOCATION - Lat 39°14'26", long 119°56'44" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec.22, T.16 N., R.18 E., Washoe County, NV, Hydrologic Unit 16050101, on right bank, 50 ft upstream from culvert on Lakeshore Boulevard, 600 ft upstream from mouth, and 3 mi east of Crystal Bay.
DRAINAGE AREA - 6.05 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR NV-78-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1969 to September 1973, February to September 1975, and October 1977 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 6,234.03 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 6237.59 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS - One transmountain diversion to Washoe Valley. See schematic diagram of Pyramid and Winnemucca Lakes Basin available from the Nevada Water Science Center and Truckee River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 241 ft³/s, June 20, 2017, gage height, 3.68 ft, maximum gage height, 3.82 ft, June 16, 2019, backwater; minimum daily, 0.35 ft³/s, Sept. 10, 11, 2015.

CHEMICAL DATA: Water years 1970-73, 1975, 1978-79, November 1987 to current year.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years January 1980 to 1985.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years January 1980 to September 1985, October 2019 to current year.
SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: Water years March 1981 to September 1983.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years January 1980 to September 1985.
TURBIDITY: Water years September 2019 to current year.

REMARKS - In November 1987, station was incorporated into the expanded Lake Tahoe Interagency Monitoring Program to monitor tributary contributions of nutrients and sediment to Lake Tahoe. Nutrient samples were analyzed by the University of California, Davis, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (previously the Tahoe Research Group). The original hydrazine method used to determine nitrate plus nitrite concentrations (parameter codes 000631 and 000630) was found to have interferences caused by calcium and magnesium in stream water samples. The current laboratory method uses pyrophosphate to remove interferences caused by calcium and magnesium. This method has replaced the original hydrazine method as of December 2008. Parameter code 00623, filtered ammonia plus organic nitrogen (dissolved Kjeldahl nitrogen) was discontinued in April 2011. Water temperature data for September 1997 were not published but are available from the U.S. Geological Survey in Carson City, NV. Prior to October 2011, quality assurance blank samples associated with the entire Lake Tahoe Interagency Monitoring Program were listed under station numbers 103366769999 and 103367309999. Starting October 2011, quality assurance blanks are included with the station number where the blanks are processed.