This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 42°06'45", long 79°12'14"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Chautauqua County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 05010002, on left bank 10 ft downstream from South Dow
Street Bridge in Falconer, 1.8 mi upstream from mouth, and 6 mi
downstream from Chautauqua Lake.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
November 1934 to current year.
WSP 803: 1936 (M). WDR NY-98-3: 1997
Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and concrete
control. Datum of gage is 1,256.41 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records good except for estimated daily discharges,
which are fair. Flow regulated by Chautauqua Lake. Diurnal fluctuation
caused by mills upstream from station. Monthly figures for 1951-66
water years adjusted for regulation. Telephone and satellite
gage-height telemeters at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 2,250 ft³/s,
Sept. 14, 1979, gage height, 4.93 ft; no flow for part of July 30,
2011, result of regulation.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information