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    ALL DATA ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

    USGS 04215000 CAYUGA CREEK NR LANCASTER NY

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    This station is operated in cooperation with:
       NYS Department of Environmental Conservation


    LOCATION.--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.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--96.4 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--September 1938 to September 1968, annual maximum only--1972-74, May 1974 to current year.
    REVISED RECORDS.--WDR NY-82-3: Drainage area.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and low concrete dam as control. Datum of gage is 672.02 ft above NGVD of 1929.
    REMARKS.--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 ft3/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 ft3/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
    This station managed by the NY Water Science Center, Ithaca.

    Available Parameters Available Period
    All 2 Available Parameters for this site
      
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-02
    00065 Gage height 2014-05-05  2014-09-02

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 9.2   09-02-2014  03:30 EST
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 2 based on 70 years of record more
    Min
    (2012)
    25th
    percen-
    tile
    Median Most Recent
    Instantaneous
    Value Sep 2
    75th
    percen-
    tile
    Mean Max
    (1956)
    0.31 2.5 6.2 9.2 14 29 491


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 2.90   09-02-2014  03:30 EST
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