NOTICE (05/01/2013) -- Funding dropped
for USGS monitoring network in the five boroughs of New York
Data collection from 197 groundwater stations, 10 surface-water
stations, 1 meteorological station, and 131 water-quality stations in
the five boroughs of New York and extreme western Nassau County was
suspended May 1, 2013 due to elimination of the program by a funding
partner. Historic data from these stations will continue to be
available on the USGS
National Water Information System: Web Interface. A complete list
of stations to be discontinued is available at: real-time water data page or
map. Fact Sheets describe maintenance
costs and USGS streamgage operation (1,2,3,4).
For more information or to help support these sites please contact Ron
or Stephen Terracciano (email@example.com) at the USGS New York
Water Science Center, Coram Program Office at (631) 736-0783 or at the
emails listed above.
This station is operated in cooperation
New York City Department of Environmental
Lat 40°39'49", long 73°42'16"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Nassau County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02030202, on right bank 40 ft upstream from West Valley
Stream Boulevard in Valley Stream.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
1851-52, 1854, 1856-57, 1885, 1894
(fragmentary in Professional Paper 44), July 1954 to current year.
Prior to October 1956, published at Watts Creek at Valley Stream.
WRD NY 1971: 1962-63 (M), 1966-69 (M), WDR
NY-09-2: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage
is 7.49 ft above NGVD of 1929. Prior to 1894, determinations of flow by
various methods, at different sites and datums. July 1954 to July 16,
1964, at same site at datum 1.04 ft higher.
No estimated daily discharges. Records fair. Flow
regulated occasionally by cleaning operations at outlet of Valley
Stream Pond above station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Extremes prior to 1954 not
included. Maximum discharge, 294 ft3
/s, June 30, 1984, gage
height, 5.78 ft; no flow at times each year 1963-1996, 1998-2003,
EXTREMES FOR CURRENT YEAR.--
Maximum discharge, 192
/s, Mar. 30, gage height, 3.40 ft; no flow part or all of
many days throughout the water year.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2010
Peak Flow and Stage Information