This station is operated in cooperation
NYS Department of Environmental
Lat 42°53'24", long 78°38'42"
referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Erie County, NY, Hydrologic
Unit 04120103, on right bank 150 ft upstream from low dam in Como Lake
Park, 700 ft downstream from bridge on Bowen Road, 800 ft downstream
from Little Buffalo Creek, 2.0 mi southeast of Lancaster, and 8.7 mi
upstream from mouth.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--
September 1938 to September 1968, annual
maximum only--1972-74, May 1974 to current year.
WDR NY-82-3: Drainage area.
Water-stage recorder and low concrete dam as control.
Datum of gage is 672.02 ft above NGVD of 1929.
Records good except those for estimated daily
discharges, which are fair. Since August 1962, undetermined amount of
flow diverted by Lancaster Country Club for irrigation upstream from
station. Concrete dam configuration modified in September 1974
resulting in a lower point of zero flow. Telephone and satellite
gage-height telemeters at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 9,440
/s, Sept. 14, 1979, gage height, 10.48 ft; maximum gage
height, 13.35 ft, Jan. 23, 1999 (ice jam); practically no flow part of
Aug. 8, 9, 1939, when stop logs were installed in the dam.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--
Maximum discharge, 18,000
/s, sometime in June 1937, provided by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
Derived from NY Annual Water-Data Report 2013
Peak Flow and Stage Information