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NOTICE (04/09/2013) -- Budget shortfall may result in loss of some important precipitation sites. There is no funding to support 16 precipitation sites in New York, beginning May 1, 2013 for one site and June 1, 2013 for 15 additional sites. Although historic data will remain accessible, no new data will be collected unless one or more new funding partners are found.

Users who are willing to contribute funding to continue operation of these precipitation sites should contact Rob Breault or Ward Freeman of the USGS New York Water Science Center at(518-285-5658 or

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LOCATION.--Lat 42°40'43", long 75°30'38" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chenango County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02050102, on right bank 20 ft downstream from bridge on State Highway 80, 0.5 mi west of Sherburne, and 0.5 mi downstream from Handsome Brook.
DRAINAGE AREA.--263 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--May 1938 to March 1995, annual maximum only--1996-2004, April 2004 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 851: 1938 (M). WSP 1502: 1955. WSP 2103: Drainage area.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1,037.16 ft above NGVD of 1929. July 22 to Dec. 9, 1953, nonrecording gage, and Dec. 10, 1953 to Jan. 26, 1955, water-stage recorder, at temporary site 1.5 mi downstream at datum approximately 11.9 ft lower, during period of construction of highway bridge.
REMARKS.--Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair. Flow from 82 mi2 of drainage area formerly may have been diverted into Mohawk River basin through abandoned Chenango Canal; no diversion from this cause known during period of record. Telephone and satellite gage-height telemeters at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 11,400 ft3/s, June 28, 2006, gage height, 11.35 ft; maximum gage height, 11.64 ft, Sept. 8, 2011; minimum discharge, 12 ft3/s, Sept. 25, 1964.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 18, 1936, reached a stage of 10.6 ft, from records of National Weather Service.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013

Peak Flow and Stage Information
This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Ithaca.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-07-29
00065 Gage height 2014-03-31  2014-07-29

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 290   07-29-2014  11:30 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jul 29 based on 67 years of record more
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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.54   07-29-2014  11:30 EST
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