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Water-Year Summary for Site 11278300

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00010 Temperature, water(Mean,Max.,Min.)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11278300 Cherry Creek near Early Intake, CA
LOCATION - Lat 37°53'40", long 119°57'42" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.35, T.1 N., R.18 E., Tuolumne County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18040009, Stanislaus National Forest, on right bank, 0.5 mi upstream from Granite Creek, 1.2 mi upstream from mouth, 1.3 mi north of Early Intake, and 10.3 mi southwest of Hetch Hetchy.
DRAINAGE AREA - 226 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1956 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 2,272.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by city and county of San Francisco).
REMARKS - Flow regulated by Cherry Lake (station 11277200) 10 mi upstream and Lake Eleanor (station 11277500) 9.8 mi upstream. Diversion from Cherry Lake to Dion R. Holm Powerplant began Aug. 1, 1960. Water is returned to creek 1.2 mi below station. See schematic diagram of Tuolumne River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 33,200 ft³/s, Jan. 2, 1997, gage height, 18.46 ft, from rating curve extended above 4,600 ft³/s; minimum daily, 0.30 ft³/s, Apr. 5, 6, 1964. Highest discharge measurement: 4580cfs on 5/23/2023.

WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years May 2008 to current year (water years 2008-2023, daily).

INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature recorder since May 28, 2008.
REMARKS - Water temperature is affected by regulation from Lake Eleanor and Cherry Lake.