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00010 Temperature, water(Max.,Min.,Med.,Mean)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00300 Dissolved oxygen(Max.,Min.,Med.,Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
11463000 Russian River near Cloverdale, CA
LOCATION - Lat 38°52'46", long 123°03'09" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.23, T.12 N., R.11 W., Mendocino County, CA, Hydrologic Unit 18010110, on left bank, 0.3 mi downstream from Cummisky Creek, 5.5 mi northwest of Cloverdale, and 28 mi downstream from Coyote Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA - 503 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - Discharge revised Feb 24, 2023. 
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1951 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 374.64 ft above NAVD of 1988. Prior to July 30, 1970, at site 0.2 mi upstream at different datum.
REMARKS - Diversions for irrigation of about 15,000 acres upstream from station. Flow also affected by diversion into basin (see REMARKS for East Fork Russian River stations) and since November 1958 by storage in Lake Mendocino. See schematic diagram of Russian River Basin available from the California Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 55,200 ft³/s, Dec. 22, 1964, gage height, 31.60 ft, site and datum then in use; minimum daily, 12 ft³/s, Apr. 22, 1977.

SEDIMENT DATA: Water years November 1963 to September 1968, October 1994 to September 1996.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN: Water years July 2009 to current year (seasonal record only).
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water years November 1963 to September 1969, July 2009 to current year (seasonal record only).
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Water years April 1964 to September 1966, January 1967 to September 1968.

INSTRUMENTATION - Water-quality monitor near left bank since July 21, 2009. Electronic data logger with 15 minute interval.