This station is operated in cooperation
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 43°00'53", long 74°46'46"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Herkimer County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02020004, on left bank 1,800 ft downstream from
Fivemile Dam, 2.0 mi upstream from East Canada Creek, and 4.5 mi
southeast of city of Little Falls.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1927 to current year.
WSP 741: 1929(M). WSP 1302: 1932(M). WSP 1432:
1928-30. WDR NY-85-1: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage
is 308.84 ft above NGVD of 1929 (levels by Corps of Engineers).
Records fair. Prior to October 1998, records of daily
discharge include diversion at Fivemile Dam into Erie (Barge) Canal for
lockages at Lock 16, near St. Johnsville. During canal navigation
season, water is received from Black River basin through Black River
Canal flowing south, and from Chenango River basin through Oriskany
Creek feeder. Water is diverted into (or may occasionally be received
from) Oswego River basin through summit level of Erie (Barge) Canal
between New London and Utica. Diurnal fluctuation caused by powerplants
and locks and dams on Erie (Barge) Canal. Regulation by Delta (station
01335900) and Hinckley (station 01343900) Reservoirs (combined usable
capacity, 6,120 mil ft3
). Satellite gage-height telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 35,000
/s, June 28, 2006, gage height, 19.72 ft; minimum
discharge (river channel only), 214 ft3
/s, Aug. 18, 1949,
gage height, 3.75 ft.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge (since at
least 1898) prior to regulation by Hinckley Reservoir, 34,800
/s, Mar. 27, 1913 (from report by R. E. Horton, 1913), at
site 01346500 "at Little Falls" (drainage area, 1,290
Peak Flow and Stage Information