This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 42°06'45", long 79°12'15"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, 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 those 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
/s, Sept. 14, 1979, gage height, 4.93 ft; minimum
discharge, 0.0 ft3
/s, July 30, 2011, gage height, -0.20 ft,
result of regulation.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2011
Peak Flow and Stage Information