This station is operated in cooperation
Onondaga County, Dept. of Water Environment
Lat 43°04'51", long 76°13'35"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Onondaga County, NY,
Hydrologic Unit 04140201, on left bank 30 ft downstream from bridge on
State Highway 48 at Lakeland, 0.6 mi downstream from Geddes Brook, and
0.7 mi upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Occasional discharge measurements, water
years 1959-70. November 1970 to September 1973, July 1975 to current
WDR NY-83-3: 1972 (M), 1976 (M), 1979 (M),
1982 (M). WDR NY-97-3: 1976, 1978-80, 1982.
Acoustic velocity meter, water-stage recorder, and
crest-stage gage. Acoustic velocity meter since October 2001. Datum of
gage is 360.67 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records fair except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are poor. Flow regulated by Otisco Lake from which
water is diverted by Onondaga County Water Authority for water supply.
Flow affected by backwater from Onondaga Lake (station 04240495)
whenever lake level exceeds about 362.0 ft. Telephone and satellite
gage-height and velocity telemeters at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 2,410
/s, Sept. 26, 1975; maximum daily discharge, 2,110
/s, June 23, 1972; maximum gage height, 9.63 ft, Apr. 27,
1993, (backwater from Onondaga Lake); minimum daily discharge, about 13
/s, Aug. 18, 1985. Since water year 1976, maximum and
minimum instantaneous discharges not determined.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information