This station is operated in cooperation
National Weather Service
New York City Department of Environmental
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 41°58'23", long 75°10'27"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Delaware County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02040102, on right bank 3,000 ft upstream from bridge
on County Highway 28 at Fishs Eddy, 0.6 mi upstream from Fish Creek,
4.2 mi downstream from Beaver Kill, and 11 mi upstream from the
confluence of East and West Branches near Hancock. Water-quality
sampling site at discharge station.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1912 to current year. October 2001
through September 2004 published as East Branch Delaware River above
Read Creek at Fishs Eddy (station 01420980). Monthly discharge only for
some periods, published in WSP 1302.
WDR NY-82-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 955.96 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to Sept. 27, 1928, nonrecording
gage, and Sept. 28, 1928 to Nov. 1, 1967, water-stage recorder, at site
3,000 ft downstream at datum 5.0 ft lower. Nov. 2, 1967 to Sept. 30,
2001, at site on left bank at same datum, and Oct. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30,
2004, at site 0.30 mi upstream at same datum.
Records fair except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Subsequent to September 1954, entire flow
from 371 mi2
of drainage area controlled by Pepacton
Reservoir (station 01416900). Part of flow diverted for New York City
municipal supply. Remainder of flow (except for conservation releases
and spill) impounded for release during periods of low flow in the
lower Delaware River basin, as directed by the Delaware River Master.
Satellite and telephone gage-height and temperature telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge since
construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 77,400 ft3
/s, June 28,
2006, gage height, 21.43 ft, from rating curve extended above 29,000
/s; minimum discharge, 52 ft3
/s, July 23,
1964, gage height, 1.16 ft, site and datum then in use.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Oct. 9, 1903,
reached a stage of 23.6 ft, at site 3,000 ft downstream at datum 5.0 ft
lower, from description obtained in April 1939, from local residents
who had experienced the flood (discharge, about 70,000
/s, from rating curve extended above 22,000
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD PRIOR TO REGULATION.--
prior to construction of Pepacton Reservoir, 53,300 ft3
Aug. 24, 1933, gage height, 20.60 ft, site and datum then in use, from
rating curve extended above 22,000 ft3
/s; minimum daily
discharge, 68 ft3
/s, Aug. 28, 1949; minimum instantaneous
discharge not determined.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--
WATER TEMPERATURE: November
1967 to current year. From October 2001 to September 2004, published as
East Branch Delaware River above Read Creek at Fishs Eddy (station
Water-temperature satellite and
telephone telemeter provides 15-minute-interval readings. Prior to June
1993, water-temperature recorder since October 1975, provided
one-hour-interval readings. Prior to October 1975, water-temperature
recorder provided continuous recordings.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--
TEMPERATURE: Prior to Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum (water years 1968-75, 1978,
1980-82, 1984, 1986-95, 1999-2003, 2005-07), 31.5 °C, Aug. 2, 1975;
minimum (water years 1968-76, 1978-79, 1981-2007), 0.0 °C on many days
during winter periods, except 1978.
WATER TEMPERATURE: After Oct. 1, 2007--Maximum, 27.6 °C, July 18, 2013;
minimum, -0.1 °C, Jan. 2, 3, 2013.
1 Water-Quality Records
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information