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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
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.
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. Water
Year 2014: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges,
which are fair.
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.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of June 23, 1972,
reached a discharge of 235,000 ft3
/s, computed by slope-area
measurement at site (station 01530303) 6 mi upstream.
Peak Flow and Stage Information