NOTICE (10/28/2013) -- The U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS), continues to work with partners to secure
funding for threatened streamgages. As we reported in the September 5th
bulletin, 21 lake and streamgages in New York have funding support
through September 30, 2014. The New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation has also recently indicated they will, at
least temporarily, support five additional sites through March 31, 2014
while they complete a statewide evaluation of streamflow data
There remain 10 streamgages that are currently unfunded and will be
shut down Friday November 1, 2013 and an additional 2 streamgages that
will be shut down at the end of the 2013 calendar year.
Users who are willing to contribute funding to continue operation of
this streamgage should contact Rob Breault or Ward Freeman of the USGS
New York Water Science Center at 518-285-5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 42°05'33", long 75°54'53"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Broome County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 02050101, on the Washington Street (pedestrian) bridge
at Binghamton, about 100 ft from the left bank, and 500 ft upstream of
confluence with the Chenango River.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
1901 to 1912 (records for this period are
unreliable and should not be used), annual maximum gage heights
only--1988-90, published as "at Tompkins St. Bridge"
(01503495), July 2009 to current year (gage heights only). Gage-height
records since 1901 collected by, and in the files of, National Weather
Service at Binghamton.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 821.49 ft above
NGVD of 1929. Prior to July 2009, nonrecording gage. 1901 to present,
nonrecording gage operated by National Weather Service.
Records good. Minor regulation by upstream lakes and
reservoirs. Gage height occasionally affected by backwater from
Chenango River. The Binghamton concrete floodwall and earthen levee
flood protection works were completed in 1943. Satellite gage-height
telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum gage height, 25.73 ft,
outside gage height was 26.28 ft, from crest-stage gage, Sept. 8, 2011;
minimum gage height, 1.82 ft, July 18, 19, 2012.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Flood of Mar. 17, 1865,
reached a stage of 23.5 ft, from floodmark. Flood of Mar. 18, 1936,
reached a stage of 22.8 ft, from National Weather Service. Flood of
June 28, 2006, reached a stage of about 25.2 ft, from flood
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information