This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 42°05'11", long 76°48'04"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chemung County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02050105, on right bank 350 ft upstream from bridge on
Pennsylvania Avenue at the north end of George Place at Elmira and 1.0
mi downstream from Hoffman Brook.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Annual maximum only--1988-2009, October 2009
to current year.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 833.65 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are fair. High flows significantly regulated by
upstream reservoirs. During each year a large part of flow from 45.5
of drainage area is diverted upstream from Lake Lamoka
on Mud Creek, an upstream tributary, into Keuka Lake (Oswego River
basin) for power development. Diversion upstream from City of Corning
and Town of Horseheads for municipal supply, which may include water
from several municipal and industrial wells upstream from gage.
Telephone and satellite gage-height and precipitation telemeters at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, about 71,000
/s, Jan. 20, 1996, gage height, 18.51 ft, from floodmark
(ice jam); minimum discharge, 142 ft3
/s, Aug. 21, 22, Sept.
25, 26, 27, 2010, gage height 0.87 ft.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information