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Huasna River
Country United States
State California
City Huasna
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Trout Creek and Stony Creek
Los Padres National Forest
897 ft (273 m)
River mouth Cuyama River
Twitchell Reservoir
535 ft (163 m)
Length 18 mi (29 km)
  • Location:
    Near Santa Maria
  • Minimum rate:
    0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    18.1 cu ft/s (0.51 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    11,400 cu ft/s (320 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 117 sq mi (300 km2)

The Huasna River is a stream in the Central Coast region of California, and is a tributary of the Cuyama River. It is formed by the confluence of Trout Creek and Stony Creek, which originate along the crest of the Santa Lucia Range in the Los Padres National Forest. It flows south, past the community of Huasna and the Huasna Valley before reaching Twitchell Reservoir, which is created by a dam along the Cuyama River.

Like most other streams in this part of California, the Huasna River is usually dry, with significant flows only during the winter and early spring. During rare high water levels of Twitchell Reservoir, the lower part of the Huasna Valley may be flooded.

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