Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page!

Page Loading - Please Wait...

Click to hideNews Bulletins
  • Notice - The USGS Water Resources Mission Area's priority is to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 U.S. states and additional territories. Our hydrologic monitoring stations continue to send data in near real-time to NWISWeb, and we are continuing critical water monitoring activities to protect life and property on a case-by-case basis. The health and safety of the public and our employees are our highest priorities, and we continue to follow guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities.

  • Introducing The Next Generation of USGS Water Data for the Nation
  • Full News RSS icon
* IMPORTANT: Next Generation Station Page



Click to hidestation-specific text


LOCATION.--Lat 43°03'22", long 76°11'06" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Onondaga County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank 250 ft downstream from culvert on Hiawatha Boulevard, in Syracuse, and 0.5 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--12.1 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD.--Occasional discharge measurements, water years 1958-70. October 1970 to current year.
REVISIONS HISTORY.--WDR NY-76-1: 1971-75 (P). WDR NY-01-3: Drainage area. WDR-US-2012: 2011 (M).
GAGE.--Acoustic velocity meter, water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete and steel weir. Acoustic velocity meter since 2009. Datum of gage is 365.86 ft above NGVD of 1929 and 365.20 ft above NAVD of 1988.
REMARKS.--Flow includes some sewage and storm sewer inflow, some originating outside the basin. Since June 1980, flow can be regulated at Velasko Road Detention Basin 2.1 mi upstream.
Water Years 2014-19: Records fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, 824 ft³/s, July 3, 1974, gage height, 7.91 ft, from rating curve extended above 340 ft³/s on basis of step-backwater computations; maximum gage height, 8.15 ft, Sept. 26, 1975 (backwater from debris jam); no flow for part of each day Oct. 26, 27, 1987, result of regulation for maintenance work in the channel.

Peak Flow and Stage Information

Gage PhotoStation image


This station managed by the NY Water Science Center Ithaca.

Available Parameters Available Period
1990-10-29  2020-04-07
2008-08-11  2020-04-07


  -- or --



Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement

Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 11.0 04-07-2020   18:15 EST
Graph of  Discharge, cubic feet per second

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Discharge, cubic feet per second"


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert      

Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Apr 7 based on 48 water years of record more
Most Recent
Value Apr 7
Median Mean 75th
5.10 11.0 11 18 24 34 86.5

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 2.14 04-07-2020   18:15 EST
Graph of  Gage height, feet

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Gage height, feet"


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert