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40°42'15", long 73°18'50" referenced to North
American Datum of 1983, Suffolk County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02030202,
on left bank at upstream side of bridge on John Street in Babylon, 180
ft downstream from Long Island Railroad, and 0.6 mi upstream from
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1944 to current year (monthly means
estimated December 1966 to November 1967).
WSP 1141: Drainage area. WSP 1702: 1955 (M),
1956 (M). WDR NY-74-1: 1970 (P). WDR NY-83-2: 1982 (P).
Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage
is 6.36 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 5.16 ft above NAVD of 1988 (VERTCON).
October 1944 to December 1966, water-stage recorder at site 100 ft east
at datum 0.34 ft higher.
Flow regulated slightly by pumping operations at
railroad and occasionally by ponds above station. Indeterminate effect
caused by ground-water pumpage for water-supply purposes at Smith
Street substation 0.2 mi northwest of gage. Prior to November 1950,
slight diurnal fluctuation caused by power operations.
Water Years 2014-18: Records fair except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 400 ft³/s,
August 13, 2014, gage height, 4.75 ft, from floodmarks, from rating
curve extended above 110 ft³/s on basis of flow-through-culvert
measurement of peak flow; minimum discharge, 1.1 ft³/s, Sept. 10, 1995,
result of regulation, for part or all of each day Mar. 1, July 15-23,
2002, Oct. 7, 8, 2005; minimum gage height, 0.13 ft, June 28, 1963,
datum then in use.