This station is operated in cooperation
Lat 42°27'12", long 76°28'23"
referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Tompkins County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank in Forest Home, 0.2 mi east of
Ithaca, 0.5 mi upstream from Cornell University dam, and 2.2 mi
upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
July 1908 to June 1909 (gage heights only),
February 1925 to current year.
WSP 874: 1935-38. WSP 1912: Drainage
Water-stage recorder and concrete control. Datum of gage
is 795.13 ft above NGVD of 1929. July 1908 to June 1909, nonrecording
gage at bridge 1.2 mi downstream at different datum.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are fair. Diversion from point about 1 mi upstream
from station by Cornell University for water supply and at several
sites for irrigation purposes. Records of diversion from Fall Creek are
in files of Cornell University. Telephone gage-height telemeter at
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 15,500
/s, July 8, 1935, gage height, 9.52 ft, from rating
curved extended above 5,500 ft3
/s on basis of computation of
average of peak flow over four dams; maximum gage height, 11.16 ft,
Feb. 21, 1971 (ice jam); minimum discharge, 2.1 ft3
6, 7, 1999, gage height, 0.12 ft.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2011
Peak Flow and Stage Information