Water temperatures of California streams, San Francisco Bay subregion

Open-File Report 71-48
Prepared in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources



A summary of water-temperature records is presented for data collected through September 1968 in the San Francisco Bay Subregion of California. This report is one of a series covering the 11 hydrologic subregions of the State and includes data for 87 stream sites.

Water temperatures, in degrees Celsius, are summarized by months, years, and for the period of record. A description is included to identify each station where data were collected. A tolerance interval analysis indicated that 99 percent of the point water-temperature observations, determined either with thermograph probes or hand-held thermometers, should be ±0.6°C of the mean water temperature at the 95-percent confidence level. The probable total error ranges from ±0.8°C for periodic data to ±1.4°C for thermograph data.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water temperatures of California streams, San Francisco Bay subregion
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 71-48
DOI 10.3133/ofr7148
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Menlo Park, CA
Description iv, 53 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
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