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ALL DATA ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

USGS 04234000 FALL CREEK NEAR ITHACA NY

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LOCATION.--Lat 42°27'12", long 76°28'22" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Tompkins County, NY, Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank 0.18 mi downstream from bridge on Forest Home Drive, 0.2 mi upstream of Beebe Lake dam, 2.0 mi northeast of Ithaca, and 2.2 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--126 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--July 1908 to June 1909 (gage heights only), February 1925 to current year.
REVISED RECORDS.--WSP 874: 1935-38. WSP 1912: Drainage area.
GAGE.--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.
REMARKS.--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. Water Years 2014-16: Records good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are fair.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum discharge, about 15,500 ft3/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/s, Sept. 6, 7, 1999, gage height, 0.12 ft.

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This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Ithaca.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
  
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2016-12-07
00065 Gage height 2016-08-09  2016-12-07

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 258   12-07-2016   16:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Dec 7 based on 90 years of record more
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(1965)
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Value Dec 7
Max
(1973)
22 97 163 219 253 258 1610


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1.68   12-07-2016   16:45 EST
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