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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11176500 Arroyo Valle near Livermore, CA
LOCATION - Lat 37°37'24", long 121°45'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Alameda County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18050004, in Valle de San Jose Grant, on right bank, 900 ft downstream from highway bridge, 1.1 mi upstream from Dry Creek, 1.3 mi downstream from Del Valle Dam, 4.1 mi south of Livermore, and 6.9 mi southeast of Pleasanton.
DRAINAGE AREA - 147 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - January 1912 to September 1930, October 1957 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1315-B. Published as "Arroyo del Valle near Livermore," 1912-29.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage is 513.18 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to November 1914, at site 900 ft upstream at different datum. Nov. 1, 1914, to Sept. 30, 1930, at site 300 ft upstream at different datum. 
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Del Valle Reservoir 1.3 mi upstream beginning in September 1968, capacity, 77,100 acre-ft. Water from Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta imported through South Bay Aqueduct can be pumped into Del Valle Reservoir for storage and later released into the channel above or below the gage for downstream percolation or returned to the South Bay Aqueduct. See schematic diagram of Alameda Creek Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Dec. 23, 1955, reached a stage of 13.9 ft, from floodmarks, discharge, 18,200 ft³/s, on basis of contracted-opening and slope-area measurement of peak flow.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 12,200 ft³/s, Apr. 2, 1958, gage height, 10.91 ft; no flow at times. Maximum discharge since construction of Del Valle Dam in 1968, 3,210 ft³/s, Jan. 12, 2023, gage height, 9.83 ft.

CHEMICAL ANALYSES: Water years 1953 (partial-record station), October 1958 to July 1966.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years October 1959 to September 1961, October 1962 to December 1978, October 2011 to current year.
SEDIMENT DATA: Water years October 1962 to September 1967.

INSTRUMENTATION - Temperature recorder October 1963 to December 1978. Water-quality monitor since October 13, 2011.
REMARKS - The practice of assigning qualitative accuracy ratings to water-quality data was discontinued in WY2017.