This station is operated in cooperation
National Weather Service
Town of Amherst
U.S. Geological Survey
Lat 42°58'40", long 78°45'49"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Erie County, NY, Hydrologic
Unit 04120104, on right bank 15 ft upstream from bridge on State
Highway 324 (Sheridan Drive), 0.8 mi upstream from sewage treatment
plant, 1.4 mi northwest of Williamsville, and 10.8 mi upstream from
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
October 1972 to current year.
WDR NY-82-3: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 586.41 ft above
NGVD of 1929.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are fair. Regulation by seasonal manipulation of dam
at Island Park 2.4 mi upstream by Village of Williamsville and by
intermittent pumping from stone quarries into stream upstream from
station. Records at medium and high flows may be comparable with those
published as Ellicott Creek at Williamsville (station 04218500) at site
2.2 mi upstream between October 1955 and September 1972. Telephone
gage-height telemeter at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 3,640
/s, Feb. 25, 1985, gage height, 11.19 ft; no flow for
part of Jul. 27, 1976, gage height, 0.73 ft, result of pipeline
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information