The 15-minute precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once/year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.
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Lat 42°20'34", long 75°57'57" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Broome County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 02050102, on left bank at control-gate structure for Whitney Point Dam on Otselic River, 0.3 mi upstream from spillway, 0.9 mi upstream from mouth, and 1.0 mi north of Whitney Point.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1942 to September 1985 (daily mean elevations and month-end contents), October 1985 to September 2013 (month-end elevations and contents), October 2013 to current year (daily mean elevations).
WSP 2103: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is Mean Sea Level at Sandy Hook, NJ, not NGVD of 1929 as published (levels by Corps of Engineers). To convert elevations to NAVD of 1988, add 0.30 ft. Prior to October 1970, published as "Whitney Point Reservoir at Whitney Point."
Capacity table provided by Corps of Engineers, 1942.
Lake is formed by earthfill dam with concrete spillway, completed by Corps of Engineers in 1942 for flood control; first used for flood regulation on Mar. 9, 1942. Usable capacity 86,440 acre-ft between elevations 950.0 ft (sill of gates) and 1,010.0 ft (crest of spillway). Dead storage, 28 acre-ft. Figures given herein represent total contents. Discharge is controlled by operation of three gates. Water is stored during high flows and released when downstream conditions warrant. Lake is for flood control and recreation.
Capacity table (elevation, in feet, and total contents, in acre-feet)
Elevation Contents Elevation Contents Elevation Contents
950.0 28 975.0 15,290 1,000.0 59,220
955.0 250 980.0 22,240 1,005.0 71,440
960.0 1,250 985.0 30,200 1,010.0 86,470
965.0 4,260 990.0 38,980
970.0 9,270 995.0 48,600
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum contents, 73,560 acre-ft, Apr. 5, 2005, elevation 1,005.76 ft; minimum contents, 36 acre-ft, Sept. 2, 3, 4, 1953, elevation 950.4 ft.
Peak Flow and Stage Information
NAVD 1988 Datum Conversion Information