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LOCATION.--Lat 42°24'11", long 76°26'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Tompkins County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank at bridge on German Cross Road, 3.4 mi southeast of Ithaca, at Bethel Grove.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--March 1995 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 759.26 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS.--Water Years 2014-21: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 6,200 ft³/s, Jan. 19, 1996, gage height, 9.78 ft, from rating curve extended above 2,700 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement at gage height 8.26 ft; minimum discharge, 1.5 ft³/s, Aug. 2, 1995.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD1.--SUSPENDED-SOLIDS CONCENTRATION: October 1996 to September 1998. SUSPENDED-SOLIDS DISCHARGE: October 1996 to September 1998. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: December 1998 to current year. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: December 1998 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION1.--Automatic water sampler since 1995.
COOPERATION1.--Periodic water-quality samples were collected by personnel from the City of Ithaca Department of Public Works (Water and Sewer Division) and Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District. Samples were analyzed by personnel from the City of Ithaca Department of Public Works (Water and Sewer Division).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD1.--SUSPENDED-SOLIDS CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily mean, 1,480 mg/L, Nov. 8, 1996; minimum daily mean, 1 mg/L, many days during the 1998 water year. SUSPENDED-SOLIDS DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 7,050 tons, Nov. 8, 1996; minimum daily, 0.02 tons, several days in October 1997 and September 1998. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION: Maximum daily mean, 7,190 mg/L, June 27, 2006; minimum daily mean, less than or equal to 1 mg/L on many days in 2004-05, 2007-15. SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISCHARGE: Maximum daily, 17,200 tons, June 27, 2006; minimum daily, 0.01 tons on August 1, 2013.
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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center Ithaca.

Available Parameters Available Period
1995-03-11  2022-08-16
2007-10-01  2022-08-16


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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.93 08-16-2022   16:00 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 16 based on 27 water years of record more
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Value Aug 16
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3.60 6.93 7.1 11 29 40 133